Jade Helm 15So apparently the federal government is going to take over Texas, using a military training exercise as a Trojan Horse.
I know you think I'm kidding, but this has actually become a thing, with the usual collection of idiots (Alex Jones, Chuck Norris, Louis Gohmert, Ted Cruz, etc.) running full bore.
How is someone stupid enough to believe this?
Here's a sad piece of information about the U.S., in case you don't already live here: for decades, politicians have cultivated fear and paranoia to improve their chances of being elected. Then, they cultivated fear and paranoia to improve their chances of being re-elected.
Eventually, people started believing them.
Now, lots of these people live in gigantic echo chambers, and all they hear is misinformation to fan their fear and paranoia. In that kind of environment, is it any wonder that they're now inventing their own conspiracies?
As for me, I welcome our new federal government overlords. We've clearly demonstrated that we're too stupid to be an independent state.