Here’s the commentary on Jade Helm 15 that we’ve all be waiting for: “Walker, Texas Ranger” star and (former) Internet meme sensation Chuck Norris wrote in his Sunday column that a possible take over of Texas might well be in the works, and that Jade Helm might not be a training exercise.
So, yes, Chuck Norris believes in conspiracy theories. News at 11.
Norris, the closest thing the right-wing has to an intellectual after Buckley dead in 2008 and regular columnist on the conspiracy and hard-right wing website WhirldNutDaily, warned the Sheeple not to trust the federal government when it said that Jade Helm 15 was a military exercise.
Governor Abbott of Texas ordered the State Guard to watch the operation last week, and conservatives/conspiracy theorists have warned that the exercise, which includes death camps and a secret nationwide tunnel network under multiple Wal-Marts, may lead to some sort of “government takeover.”
I thought Texas was already a state, and therefore, under the preview of the federal government, but they’re apparently not. Maybe Mexico wants them back — ustedes pueden tenerlos. Por favor?
Writing in his column, Norris, the internet’s favorite joke, said:
The U.S. government says, ‘It’s just a training exercise.’ But I’m not sure the term ‘just’ has any reference to reality when the government uses it. Whatever Jade Helm 15 actually is, I think it is more than coincidental that the FBI director just confessed in February that the presence of ISIS can be felt in all 50 states of the U.S. and that the Pentagon is suddenly running its biggest military training exercise with every branch of the military across seven Southwestern states.
He emphasized the importance of questioning the government, and heaped praise on Abbott for caving to the Infowars Fringe. He said that he “laughed as some progressives in the mainstream media tried to mock” Abbott’s call to send in the state guard.
Norris continued his column, noting that:
If Washington wants to cool the embers of controversy, then it should quit stoking the fire, as with the posting of a map of Jade Helm 15 ‘just’ exercises that label some areas of the country, including Texas, as ‘hostile.’ I have an idea: If the government insists on running expanded military ops across seven Southwest states, why doesn’t it move all that ‘military training’ south and protect our borders at the same time?!
And he stressed that nobody was blaming the troops themselves, either, writing, “Concerned Texans and Americans are in no way calling into question our brave and courageous men and women in uniform. They are merely following orders. What’s under question are those who are pulling the strings at the top of Jade Helm 15 back in Washington.”
He brought his screed to an end by begging Americans to not accept what the government tells them:
Friends, when it comes to freedom, we must question, verify and vet everyone and everything. We must never check our brains or blindly trust, especially the government. Rather, we must fight until our dying breaths for liberty, especially when it appears those in power are trying to knock down Old Glory.