Tuesday, May 05, 2015


One of the people in my apartment building thinks that there are 50,000 Chinese troops in and around Mexico City just biding their time before they invade the United States.  I have no idea where he picked up this nonsense but I just found out that it's been a wingnut fear meme for over 50 years:
From "Before the Storm":
"On May 10 [1963]...the far right returned to the news when Tom Kuchel stood up in the Senate to declare that 10 percent of the letters coming into his office--six thousand a month--were 'fright mail,' mostly centering on two astonishing, and astonishingly widespread, rumors: that Chinese commandos were training in Mexico for an invasion of the United Sta...tes through San Diego; and that 100,000 UN troops--16,000 of them 'African Negro troops, who are cannibals' [sic]--were secretly rehearsing in the Georgia swamps under the command of a Russian colonel for a UN martial-law takeover of the United States."

1 comment:

Ken Hoop said...

I'm all for any theory which end result is reducing faith and trust in the role assigned to US troops by the corrupt elite in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.