Right-wing politicians, influencers, and disinformation artists have produced a string of conspiracy theories, ranging from blaming the FBI for somehow ‘entrapping’ Donald Trump’s supporters into attacking the Capitol Building all the way to secret microchips in vaccines. We’ve even heard one pastor claim that COVID-19 vaccines are actually intended to kill recipients in mass genocide, and of course there are the “false flag” claims after school shootings.
Now, however, one right-wing influencer, Josh Bernstein, has tied together these categories of conspiracy theory — government-led “false flag” shootings and anti-vax fears — into a single, not-exactly-coherent rant and fantasy.
In it, he claims that the Federal government could be paying parents to influence their kids to carry out school shootings in order to make it easier to impose mass vaccination. Unbelievable though it may be, it’s actually what he’s proposing.
Right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein suspects the FBI is paying parents to have their kids carry out school shootings so the government can confiscate all the guns and then force everyone to get vaccinated: "You gotta think, folks. There's always something behind the scenes." pic.twitter.com/rZpcpIKeln
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December 9, 2021
“I said this on another show today. I wouldn’t put it past the intel agencies to have paid some of these parents to possibly have their children do things like this…America has a robust Second Amendment and the left has been trying to come after our guns for the longest time. So don’t think that the Fascist Bureau of Intimidation [FBI] wouldn’t sink that low, to try to set up a school shooting in order to put the Second Amendment back into the forum of the public square, and then them try to what, ‘oh we’ve got to take away everyone’s guns,’ you know, while we try to inject them with a deadly shot. You’ve Got to think, folks, there’s always something behind the scenes.”
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