Two of the most ridiculous crackpots on the right have a conspiracy theory about the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Noting that Douglas was an environmentalist, they say that the shooting was a false flag to prevent Trump from “draining the swamp” just like she prevented the draining of the Everglades.
“Who was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?” asked Daniel. “Go to the Wikipedia page and you’ll see the very first sentence: ‘Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, 1890 – May 14, 1998) was an American journalist, author, women’s suffrage advocate, and conservationist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain them and reclaim land for development.’ She prevented the draining of the swamp.”“You can’t make this stuff up, folks,” replied McDonald. “This was a slap at Trump. Think about the midterms, this was six months, seven months before the midterms and it shook the country because David Hogg who was the character, the young punk who came out of it—that’s what he is, is a punk—he emerged as a big tool of the left to hammer the gun control debate in this country and his biggest tirades were against the president … It seems to me that’s why all this was done against a high school—and again, if you don’t know what Marjory Stoneman Douglas means and that she was an environmentalist that was preventing the draining of the swamp, then none of that makes sense. But it makes total sense to me.”
Clearly Douglas was reaching out from the grave to prevent the metaphorical draining of the political swamp just like she managed to prevent the literal draining of the Everglades. To quote Vizzini, truly he has a dizzying intellect.