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Jade Helm Conspiracy Theory: A Country Can't Invade Itself
Conspiring Minds Want to Know
Today I was at the store and glanced at the headlines of the paper. The cover of the Star Telegram, Fort Worth's main newspaper had an article entitled "North Texans Nervous about Jade Helm." Jade Helm 15 is a series of military exercises to be conducted in several states in the U.S. between July 15 and September 15. This has given birth to many conspiracy theories on the far right. Some people believe it is really a excuse for the government to take away their guns. The exercises are to help train the military in unconventional warfare. Most of the training exercises will take place in small towns with small populations in states such as Texas, Florida. Utah, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arizona. As usual At the head of the Fear mongering is Alex Jones, Host of the cult (Emphasis on cult ) radio/ YouTube show "The Alex Jones Show." Jones Made the claim on March 19, 2015, that The federal government was going to invade Texas. Really, Invade Texas? Isn't Texas part of the United States? That's right, it is! The Government has no need to invade Texas, its already their domain. Surely no sane person would believe such nonsense, and surely not elected officials. Right? wrong! Congressman Louie Gohmert Made a statement about being concerned about his office receiving calls from citizens concerned about Jade Helm. He said that their was fear about the government was Preparing for martial law.
Gohmert said, "I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority, 'cling to their guns and religion,' and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. The map of the exercise needs to change, the names on the map need to change, and the tone of the exercise needs to be completely revamped so the federal government is not intentionally practicing war against its own states."
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said that although he does believe that it is a training exercise. Cruz said, "I have no reason to doubt those assurances, but I understand the reason for concern and uncertainty, because when the federal government has not demonstrated itself to be trustworthy in this administration, the natural consequence is that many citizens don't trust what it is saying."
Perhaps the people in red states don't trust the government because their representatives fill their head with so much nonsense about how terrible the federal government is. The thing I think is funny, is that all of these senators and congressmen are part of the federal government they are always bad mouthing.
Well Just because some senators or congressmen are buying into the madness, doesn't mean anything. Does it? It's not like a governor would believe in such mumbo jumbo. Right? Wrong! Texas Governor, Gregg abbot has assigned the Texas State Guard to monitor these exercises.
He said, "During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property right and civil liberties will not be infringed."
Maybe If these politicians would stop telling their citizens that the government was out to get them, They wouldn't fear their rights would be taken away. The purpose of politicians is to run the government, and not to turn the people against the government, or help give legitimacy to unfounded conspiracy theories. Shouldn't a governor be assuring the citizens that it is simply a military exercise, and to stay calm, instead of adding to the hype.
Kathy glass, who was the libertarian candidate who ran against Abbot in 2014 had this to say: "I don't buy into some of the more extravagant claims, but I think it is not routine and it needs to be addressed, and the people need to be comforted,"
She is trying to act like she doesn't believe it, while implying that there is something to fear.
More crazy Ideas about Jade Helm 15 Courtesy of Alex Jones
Who Alex Jones is and Why he is Dangerous
Alex Jones is a conservative radio talk show host from Texas. His show, "The Alex Jones Show" is show about conspiracy theories. It focuses on all kinds of conspiracy theories from black helicopters and aliens to FEMA camps an reptilians. Like all real conspiracy theorists, he believes that everything is a conspiracy and all conspiracies are connected in one huge conspiracy. But how is his any different than any of the other conspiracy theory shows. The difference is the sheer number of fans that he attracts, and that so many people actually believe his theories. That is also what makes him dangerous. It doesn't help that the main focus of his theories is that the government is bad and is concocting a sinister plot to destroy us all, and that it's the liberals that are behind it, especially Obama. He is pro gun, and small government. So you can imagine that a lot of his fans are gun fanatics. To have so many people with guns convinced that the government is out to get us, is not good at all. Its a powder keg waiting to explode. The guy who has convinced people that FEMA is going to put us in prison camps, has now convinced not only regular citizens, but also politicians that a military training exercise is really a plot to instate martial law. The couple that killed two cops in Las Vegas last year, who had links to right wing white supremacy groups were avid fans of Alex Jones. Alex Jones denied this and claimed it was a New world order plot to discredit him. Alex sorry to tell you this, but you discredit yourself every time you open your mouth. No one with a firm grip on reality would take Jones seriously. The point of mentioning the Vegas shooters is to show what happens when you put crazy ideas in dangerous minds.
Operation Counter Jade Helm
A group of Texans calling themselves Counter Jade helm is going to watch what the military is doing, to make sure there is no funny business. Well, from the military anyways, since Counter Jade Helm is funny business. They claim that they are trying to help the military with their operation. I don't believe the military asked for their help. How is a bunch of NRA card holding white guys from Texas spying on the military helping them?
The Official statement on their website says:
Counter Jade Helm, aka CJH, is a training exercise for the people. In response to the military's multi-state training, called Jade Helm 2015, citizens will participate in an unofficial fashion to practice counter-insurgency, organizational and intelligence gathering and reporting skills.
CJH is not affiliated with the military's training exercise.
"The objective is not to stop or countermand the military's training, but to practice our own skills. Anyone can participate. Groups within each state that will play host to the military are being established to streamline the process."
They claim they are not conspiracy theory oriented, but their statement make them sound like a bunch of paranoid militant white guys who hate the government. It's not operation anything. It sounds more like rednecks playing army, while spying on the real army. In conclusion, I think the only thing we have to wory about the Jade Helm exercises is the paranoid locals causing problems.