You may have seen footage of the St. Louis County police officer who shoved CNN reporter Don Lemon. Well guess what? That same officer has now been suspended after video came out of him giving a vile speech to the Oath Keepers. The speech sounds like your standard right wing nonsense delivered by your cranky (and very shouty) uncle.
In addition to ranting about “black robed perverts,” affirmative action, hate crime laws, Muslims, “sodomites” on the Supreme Court, “sodomites and females” in the military and declaring that the people he meets on domestic violence calls should just “shoot each other and get it over with”, and seemingly bragging about killing people, Page manages to hit a gamut of crackpot conspiracy theories. He says President Obama is secretly a Kenyan, and claims he (Page) was briefed on the 9/11 attacks before they ever happened.
It’s a truly bizarre speech. He actually implies that the state of Missouri is a “sovereign nation” under international law. Then there’s this bizarre section:
Speaking of birth certificates, this is a pet peeve of mine…On my birth certificate, it says my father’s name, John William Page, our address, and my mother’s name, Gladys Marie Page, address, then it has my name. And down here it says “Caucasian male.” I went down and got me a new birth certificate, someone wanted it at the police department, and I was a white male. I said wait a minute here, evolution must be true. How did I become a white male from a Caucasian male? There’s a reason for it if you understand psychological warfare. It’s taking away your humanity, which makes the soldier who’s going to kill you feel much easier. I can’t get too deep into it because I don’t have the time, but the first thing they do when they want to kill you is they start by changing who you are, they take away your identity.
I have no idea what to say about that. All I can do is shake my head.