State Rep. Matt Shea is clearly busy down in Olympia and unable to tell us why he thinks Obama is Hitler if not merely Stalin.>"/>
State Rep. Matt Shea is clearly busy down in Olympia and unable to tell us why he thinks Obama is Hitler if not merely Stalin. Our unanswered e-mail and phone messages - one of them handed to him by an aide - this week haven 't produced an explanation of his belief in the planned takeover of America by a secret Obama army, either.
The first-term Spokane Valley Republican and attorney has introduced a state sovereignty bill to keep the feds at bay, partly in the belief there is a conspiracy by the White House to impose martial law. In his red-state world of black helicopters, Shea also says the climate change movement is an administration plan to take control of Americans and that FEMA is using the Hitlerian tactic of recruiting church pastors to pacify dissenters.
Start with that secret army. "It is very sinister," says this duly elected public official, especially when combined with Obama's master plan to confiscate America's guns.
Troops might end up shooting people without jobs, for example, said Shea. If unemployment continues to rise, and that causes unhappiness on the streets of our state and others, "Is that a national emergency? And are troops gonna be called out to take care of those folks?"
He was responding to queries this week from radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who spoke of so-called plans by the National Security Council to "take over every federal agency outside of Congress," mentioned that law requires all governors "will serve at the pleasure of the President during emergencies" and said that the feds are "deploying 20,000 combat troops they say for riot control and crowd control."
In other words, the President, whose one gun measure so far has been to expand firearm use to national parks, is coming for us.
Unlike Seattleites, the "patriots," as he calls his Spokane-area supporters, are particularly worried about such conspiracies, Shea said. They are "voting with their pocketbooks and their feet and going to the sports stores and taking ammunition in boxes as they can. And I think that underscores a concern of a lot of the general public on some of these very socialistic programs that are coming down.
"And I would actually start to use the word 'communism' because it really is what it is. Trying to take over nationalized banks, trying to nationalize different areas of industry, trying to implement this draconian climate change legislation, which is starting to happen here in Washington State. It really isn't about the environment. It's not about anything more than control."
Communism, he said, wasn't the only ism we have to fear. Consider also White House fascism, and FEMA concentration-camp-ism.
Though even Glenn Beck has debunked such a notion, Shea gives the prison-camp rumors credence: "And most particularly disturbing about [the camps] is that they're gonna be on former military bases." As well, "there's some very eerie similarities between using pastors to pacify people now as happened in Nazi Germany. And I've done some research on that. There was a paper done by the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, back at that time on how the Germans and the Nazi party, in particular, took the churches and turned them into a vehicle to help pacify people and bring them along with their agenda.
"And I think it's very scary that that's what's being mentioned right now. As some people say, there's nothing new under the sun." People, Shea later told Jones' listeners, "need to wake up...they need to let their legislators know that they've had enough. This is looking too much like the precursor to Nazi Germany and communist Russia."
"Well, sir," said Jones, "I'm glad you're so informed." He apparently meant it.