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Meet the Right Wing ‘Expert’: Doyle Shamley

Mother Jones has an article about Doyle Shamley, who has been busy traveling around the country at the invitation of Republican legislators pretending to be an expert on the environment and natural resources during hearings. What is he really? A standard-issue far-right conspiracy monger.

By day, Shamley is a consultant and natural resources coordinator for Arizona’s Apache County. But by night, he’s a conspiracy theorist who until recently hosted an online radio show called The Hour of the Time, during which he speculates that UFO sightings are a false-flag operation by the Illuminati to accumulate more power, and federal agents killed his friend because he was asking questions about the attacks on the World Trade Center.

In an appearance on the 2009 conspiracy theory DVD New World Order: The Battle for Your Mind and the Truth to UFOs, Shamley said his activism irked his superiors during a decorated career in the Army. “I did classes in the military on the New World Order, etc., to my troops and my platoons,” he said. “Everything from the sham of fiat money and the federal reserve centralized banking system to the Illuminati to Council of Foreign Relations, Tri-Lats, all the typical subjects and me and my squad leaders, we would hand out literature and have classes in the barracks at night.”…

Shamley and The Hour of the Time have dabbled in 9/11 truther theories. Shamley believes the show’s former host, a Christian Identity theorist and former member named William Cooper, was assassinated for predicting that the New World Order would bring down the World Trade Center. He penned a 2002 essay in which he contended that “terrorism is really just part of a grand Hegelian dialectic scheme to bring about their desired change and the end result that the illuminati want, a New World Order.”

There is no such thing as someone too extremist for Republicans these days. You an espouse virtually anything, no matter how bizarre, as long as it serves the anti-regulation and anti-government agenda and still be considered legitimate.

Comments

  1. Al Dente says

    me and my squad leaders, we would hand out literature and have classes in the barracks at night.”…

    I bet his troops loved him. “Get up, the lieutenant wants to spout bullshit at us again.”

  2. blf says

    I had to look up WTF “Christian Identity” is. Apparently, it is an extra-overt form of xian racism:

    …[S]ome of the Christian Identity movement’s followers hold that non-Caucasian peoples have no souls, and can therefore never earn God’s favor or be saved. Believers in the theology affirm that Jesus Christ paid only for the sins of the House of Israel and the House of Judah and that salvation must be received through both redemption and race.

    In many variations of Christian Identity thought, a key commonality is British Israelism, which teaches that many white Europeans are the literal descendants of the Israelites…

    Oh good grief. Not those sodding racist nutters…

  3. dingojack says

    “Everything from the sham of fiat money and the federal reserve centralized banking system to the Illuminati to Council of Foreign Relations, Tri-Lats, all the typical subjects and me and my squad leaders, …”

    He even thinks he and his squad leaders are a conspiracy theory*. That’s real hard-core!

    Dingo
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    * not knowing how, and where, to use commas doesn’t bode well. Also, ‘My squad leaders and I…’
    Good to see that Merica’s edgeamacating them all soljers. real goodly @@

  4. says

    I went to a Rightwing wedding. The Ignorants and the Awfuls. Man, they’re going to have some Awful, Ignorant children. Still, it was better than the Mean and Stupid wedding.

  5. says

    Doyle SHAMley, that name pretty much says it all.

    He’s a birther, an Oath Keeper, prolly a Minuteman and who knows what else.

    If we could arrange for all of these fuckheads to move to South Texas and fence them in, they’d eat other in about three months. The level of lunacy demonstrated by these people is almost unbelievable.

  6. says

    badgersdaughter, c’mon, you’d be doing the rest of the country a real favor. Besides, remember that time we helped you move? Yeah. We’re calling that in.

  7. dingojack says

    Modus – “I went to a Rightwing wedding. The Ignorants and the Awfuls.”

    Now that’s an awkward wedding night right there!

    :) DIngo

  8. Dave Maier says

    “terrorism is really just part of a grand Hegelian dialectic scheme to bring about their desired change and the end result that the illuminati want, a New World Order.”

    I would love to hear more about Hegelian dialectic from this guy. No really, explain how UFOs fit into the unfolding of Geist in the Phenomenology of Spirit. (Wait, let me drop acid first. Okay, I’m readyyyyyyyyyyy;a;sldfja;slkdjfwowowowow

  9. says

    Wow, The Hour of the Time still exists. Bill Cooper would be happy.

    I don’t think Cooper was a Christian Identity follower. A bigot? All but certainly. But I don’t remember him using the kind of religious rhetoric the Identity clowns used.

    Cooper spewed UFO conspiracy theories for years, claiming he’d seen secret documents showing various elements of the US government were conspiring with aliens. Then for some reason he decided it was all a scam, a plot by the Illuminati to help justify elements of their grand plot, and that aliens didn’t exist.

    The idea Cooper was assassinated is stupid. He was killed in a shootout with Apache County, Arizona deputies when they tried to arrest him on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He shot one in the head before he was killed.

  10. shouldbeworking says

    Wow, a conspiracy theory that doesn’t mention the UN invading from Canada linking up with Muslim terrorists hiding in the national parks. Did they have layoffs in the planning department?

  11. skinnercitycyclist says

    I went to a Rightwing wedding. The Ignorants and the Awfuls. Man, they’re going to have some Awful, Ignorant children. Still, it was better than the Mean and Stupid wedding.

    You may never have heard of polyamory, but I think these people have…

  12. John Pieret says

    My phrase of the week: “a grand Hegelian dialectic scheme”.

    Grand Hegelian Dialectic Scheme. Not to mention a pretty good band name.

  13. tubi says

    …William Cooper, was assassinated for predicting that the New World Order would bring down the World Trade Center. He penned a 2002 essay…

    I’m confused. Does this suggest he predicted the WTC attacks…in 2002?

    I do recall conversations I had with friends following the 1995 parking lot attack that it would be a good terrorist move to fly a plane into the towers themselves. I was thinking of small craft, not commercial jets, but I guess I’m just not as good at terrorizing.

    Also, I predict the English will defeat the Spanish Armada. Was I right?

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