Rick Wiles has gone more than a bit tinfoil hat, positing a whole shadow government which is doing nefarious things in an attempt to, uh, do something.
“I am going to stand by my claim that America has death squads,” he said. “I’m not saying it’s the U.S. government, I’m saying there is a government beyond a level that any of us know about. There is a top secret shadow government that very few people know exist.”
It’s always something few people know about, and of course, it’s those few, brave conspiracy concocters who are the heroes proclaiming the truth. One thing about the conspiracy mongers – they obey all the tried and true tropes.
“Henry Kissinger is the secretary of state of the New World Order,” Wiles added. “There is a secret shadow government, it has its own infrastructure, its own courts, its own laws, its own structures, its own prisons. They sit and they laugh at the American people believing that these people in Washington and Congress and the White House and the Supreme Court are actually the government. They’re not the government, they’re puppets.”
That doesn’t make the slightest bit of sense. This would mean, basically, that there were two uStates. Is one on top? Are they parallel? C’mon, the plot needs details, man! And who cares about the secretary of state in Shadowmerica? Who is the president? Oooh, bet it’s Hilary Clinton. How does one become a citizen of Shadowmerica? I’d like to take a tour.
“If they ever act like they’re the real government, the death squads will show up,” he continued. “Ask Judge Scalia what happens. You’ll have a pillow case put over your face and they’ll carry your body away and U.S. marshals won’t even get your body, somebody else will take your body, they’ll never call the police. A Supreme Court justice dead with a pillow case over his face and the police weren’t called. Who can do that kind of stuff, Doc? A shadow government. Who can kill 50-some people at Mandalay and get away with it? A shadow government, it’s a death squad that is operating in this country.”
Sigh. Christian zealots do love them some death squads, they just can’t give the idea up. I seem to recall that Scalia’s corpse was widely known about, to say the least. Police aren’t generally called when a 79 year old shuffles off the mortal coil. If this was Shadowmerica operating, well, they’re quite incompetent, aren’t they? Just like Regularmerica. As to who can kill 50-some people at a concert, yet another white male who can’t work up the nerve to commit suicide without making the consequences of staying alive too dire to bear. Anyone in Regularmerica can get their hands on all manner of weapons, and decide that random people are going to have the worst day of their lives. You don’t need Shadowmerica for that one at all.
I would think that if Shadowmerica was going to employ death squads, they would have some sort of purpose; an aim. Why bother with a country music concert?