Thought you’d heard all of the asinine bullshit conspiracy theories Republicans can possibly circulate? Then you might want to strap on your seatbelt because Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is now suggesting that U.S. intelligence may be spying on him simply because he’s white.
Referencing an article he came across on the right-wing media outlet The Daily Wire in which a reporter claimed to have obtained a leaked National Security Agency (NSA) glossary of terms that included “whiteness” and “white supremacy,” Gaetz went off on a fact-free rant.
“Wow,” Gaetz said. “No group of humans in all of human history has ever been without a series of pretty bad actions, right? You get a group of humans together for long enough, we do bad things to one another. That goes back to biblical times.”
Why, Gaetz asked, would the NSA be “cataloging and promoting any of this hysterical, mentally ill lunacy?”
“Imagine the NSA intercepting your text messages and flagging any material deemed to support extremist beliefs like, there are only two genders, or men can’t be misogynist to other men, or I’m not sorry that my ancestors created Western civilization.”
Apparently, Gaetz wants us to believe that an American intelligence agency gives a damn what he has to say via text message or on social media. Sounds like he’s just a tad paranoid, and since he’s been accused of setting up sexual assignations with underage girls in exchange for cash via the internet, he should be, because that’s a very serious crime.
No one gives a damn what color your skin is, Matt. But we do care that you may be a perv who gets off on defiling our daughters.