|He's coming to get us|
You think I make this stuff up don’t you – but it’s real. There are many bat-shit crazy people in the USA – but Texas just takes the biscuit.
So the story is that in a few months the US Army is holding a training exercise in Texas and surrounding states.
The lunatic fringe in Texas - including some barking mad conservative commentators - say that this is part of a secret plan to impose martial law, take away people’s guns, arrest political undesirables, launch an Obama-led hostile takeover of Texas – or do some combination of the above.
There are also stories that the government is building vast corridors beneath some disused Walmarts. Perhaps these will be used to house the prisoners or store the confiscated guns.
All normal so far – there are many dickwits out there who have immersed themselves in hordes of conspiracy theories which reach the far corners of paranoia and have made many people totally unhinged.
But then – the Texas Governor asked the Texas state guard to keep a close eye on the military exercises to ensure that it was not part of a vast government plot.
Well this confirmed to the nutters that the takeover was coming so the have all been buying ammunition and sharpening their pitchforks.
Now some conservative presidential candidates have weighed in. They have been careful not to confirm the Obama-led takeover but – pandering to the fruitcakes in their base – say that Texas must be careful of this untrustworthy President who tramples all over the constitution and is certainly capable of anything.
The sane people in Texas are doing their best to stop this madness from going on – but it is Texas – where they try to change school text books to include creationism.
Walmart has even issued a statement saying there is no digging going on under their disused stores.
I gaze in awe at these epic episodes of stupidity on a mass scale and really do wonder about the people whose brains are so badly discombobulated that to them – it’s real.