Man suspected of setting California fires was follower of QAnon and fan of Alex Jones. Go figure.

By | 2018-08-12T08:52:57+00:00 August 11th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments


Courtesy of Think Progress:

Southern California’s Holy Fire, sparked on Monday, has already scorched more than 18,000 acres as of Friday morning and forced over 20,000 residents to flee.

Now, authorities have identified the man suspected of igniting the massive blaze.

On Wednesday, local officials arrested 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, charging him with two counts of felony arson, as well as another felony charge of threatening to terrorize.

Clark has thus far not provided a reason for setting the fire, but a little digging did reveal the following:

A glimpse through his social media presence also offers a clue into the world of conspiracy in which Clark, who claimed he could read minds, lived.

JJ MacNab, who covers anti-government extremism for Forbes, first identified Clark’s Facebook profile. A quick skim reveals just how many conspiracy theories Clark promulgated — and why he may have allegedly started the fire in the first place. Indeed, it appears there was no conspiracy theory too ludicrous for Clark to buy into.

For instance, Clark recently started pushing messaging around “QAnon,” a bizarre theory that a global Deep State network is trying to bring down President Donald Trump in order to further their nefarious aims. While there’s no indication Clark was among the QAnon supporters who have become increasingly prominent at Trump rallies, he nonetheless pushed pro-QAnon videos on his page.

Likewise, Clark appeared to be a fan of Alex Jones and InfoWars, which were recently banned by platforms like Apple and Facebook. Among the most popular theories Clark promoted on social media: notions that tragic events like the 9/11 attacks and the Sandy Hook shooting were “false flags.”

For good measure, Clark also pushed other Deep State-style conspiracy theories, including Agenda 21 — which claims the United Nations will effectively eliminate Americans’ sovereign rights — and Jade Helm, which posited that a 2015 military exercise would provide cover for the Obama administration to impose martial law.

In other words, this guy was the quintessential Trump supporter, buying into every conspiracy theory he stumbled across. 

And which state does Donald Trump despise the most? 

That’s right, good old California. 

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    This guy is textbook nuts. A perfect toy soldier for the alt right

  2. Anonymous August 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Classic Trump supporter.

    Watch them twist this into him being a “libral” and this is a left wing terrorist plot and Hillary is behind it. You know. The typical right wing nutjob drivel.

  3. Paul August 11, 2018 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Here in California, the republican party is no longer one of the two main parties by voter registration. Democrats are first, followed by “no party,” then republicans. Those remaining in the republican party are nuts, driving by sexism, racism, white nationalism and bigotry.

  4. Anonymous August 12, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    The republican minded people have become a bunch of nuts. It’s not even funny anymore. We have a crisis on our hands where evil politicians like Donald Trump have played to this base knowing full well that they all aren’t right in the head.

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