Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene believes a Jewish space laser caused a wildfire

Freshmen GOP members of Congress group photograph on the East Front Steps of the U.S. Capitol.

The great state of Georgia gave us Stacey Abrams, the Biden presidency and control of the US Senate when Georgians voted for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Unfortunately, in the same election cycle, Georgia voters in the northwest corridor also voted for freshman congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. Greene ran unopposed for her congressional seat after her opponent dropped out for personal reasons in September. It’s possible that the DNC did not want to put any resources into trying to win a congressional district which is overwhelmingly white and which went for Trump by a huge double-digit margin. That being said, I definitely feel like Georgia’s local media, the national media and the RNC should have all done a better job of vetting Greene during the damn election, because holy sh-t, this woman is f–king bonkers and she’s going to kill someone.

To recap, Greene is an unhinged conspiracist and a traitor. She rolls with QAnon, she believes in all of the “false flag” conspiracies and she harasses victims of gun violence and their families. She’s a 9/11 truther. She wants to carry weapons in the Capitol. She played a role in the incitement of the Jan. 6th insurrection. She wants to see elected Democrats murdered. And she also believes that California wildfires were started by a Jewish Space Laser.

In November 2018, California was hit with the worst wildfire in the state’s history. At the time, future Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wrote a bizarre Facebook post that echoed QAnon conspiracy theorists and falsely claimed that the real and hidden culprit behind the disaster was a laser from space triggered by some nefarious group of people.

The Camp Fire was a horrific California wildfire that started on November 8, 2018, and, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, “burned a total of 153,336 acres, destroying 18,804 structures and resulting in 85 civilian fatalities and several firefighter injuries. The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history.” After an investigation, the department “determined that the Camp Fire was caused by electrical transmission lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electricity (PG&E) located in the Pulga area.” Scientists have noted that climate change has worsened wildfires in places like California.

Conspiracy theorists have pushed other explanations for the Camp Fire, especially on social media. One theory, which has been promoted by QAnon followers, falsely posits that a nefarious entity used laser beams or a similar instrument to start the fire for financial profit or to clear space for California’s high-speed rail system.

Rep. Greene is a proponent of the Camp Fire laser beam conspiracy theory. She wrote a November 17, 2018, Facebook post — which is no longer available online — in which she said that she was speculating “because there are too many coincidences to ignore” regarding the fire, including that then-California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) wanted to build the high-speed rail project and “oddly there are all these people who have said they saw what looked like lasers or blue beams of light causing the fires.” She also speculated that a vice chairman at “Rothschild Inc, international investment banking firm” was somehow involved, and suggested the fire was caused by a beam from “space solar generators.”

Greene added: “If they are beaming the suns energy back to Earth, I’m sure they wouldn’t ever miss a transmitter receiving station right??!! I mean mistakes are never made when anything new is invented. What would that look like anyway? A laser beam or light beam coming down to Earth I guess. Could that cause a fire? Hmmm, I don’t know. I hope not! That wouldn’t look so good for PG&E, Rothschild Inc, Solaren or Jerry Brown who sure does seem fond of PG&E.”

[From Media Matters]

Why believe in global warming, droughts and everyday corporate malfeasance and legislative apathy/incompetence when you can believe in a super-cool theory that Jewish bankers formed a kabal (it’s always a nefarious kabal) to build a space laser and they succeeded in building a space laser, and then they decided to help out Jerry Brown – and I’m sure San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi too! – to build a high-speed rail, so they decided to use their space laser to set fire to 153,336 acres in California. I mean, why not? Jesus Christ, this woman needs to be out on her ass.

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  1. Esmom says:

    I am so tired of seeing her smug, ignorant face on Twitter every day. What kind of person is driven to always assume the most nefarious explanation for every single thing that happens in this world? Is real life just too boring for her? I don’t understand this mindset at all.

    These aren’t harmless kooks anymore either. They have guns, thanks to the NRA’s incessant propaganda, and we have to find a way to reckon with these people who have barged their way into the mainstream. Her harassment of David Hogg alone should lead to criminal charges.

    • Darla says:

      I feel like this one and that Boebert woman are rage-baiters. They get attention, and notoriety. They become stars in the right wing world, and that’s lucrative. I do think they are legit crazy too though. But who’s really to blame? Republican voters who love this behavior and reward it.

      • heygingernsnaps says:

        I read a thread on reddit about people’s accounts being suspended on twitter for odd reasons, kpop fans burying/co-opting hash tags to make it positive, even reposting memes, really odd when accounts such as hers and other right wing nuts are free to spew their hatred/violence. My account got locked for 12 hours during the insurgency in the Capitol because I replied “colourfully” to dump’s tweet. Just bizaare that even if people tweet their outrage to her actions they can get it twisted as “hate speech”

      • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

        Heygingersnaps, that happened to me! I was just shy of 9200 followers. After the attack on the Capitol I made a comment that these traitors/insurrectionists/Seditionists were traitors. And I QUOTED (cut and pasted) the US PENAL CODE penalty for treason (which is the death penalty). BOOM! Account gone. Having to start over.

        Yet THESE NUT JOBS are spouting garbage and actual *death threats* to people like Pelosi and The Squad, and they’re still there, spouting off.

      • Lala says:

        Well-said. And they don’t realize they’re being weaponized.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Attention and validation – it makes them feel special and important. Same with the guns they makes them feel powerful, important and validations the notion of toxic masculinity (even for the women who seek to emulate it to fit in with the men as they want to show that they are equals).

      • heygingernsnaps says:

        It’s a catch 22, if people don’t respond in outrage or horror to their behaviour and just ignore them, people might think it’s the norm, on the other hand, she & her team are reporting people on twitter and other social media accounts for hate speech when they call her out. She’s a nasty piece of work. Someone make it stop!

      • Darla says:

        Yeah I figured that. I called her the c word but then deleted it because I knew I’d be banned, likely permanently at this point. I just came off a week long ban over the insurrection. They rage bait. I decided to get off twitter for a while yesterday. They are provoking me into giving them exactly the response they desire. I needed to walk away and stay away for a while.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      re: her harassment of David Hogg when he was on his way to testify…

      I know he did the right thing by ignoring her, but part of me wishes that, when she told him that she had a license to carry concealed and was at that time, he had stopped, and asked her (pardon the pun) point blank “are you telling me that you are carrying a concealed weapon within the boundaries of DC?” and then grabbed a cop (they are EVERYWHERE down by the mall and all of the nearby fed buildings) and had her arrested on the spot.

      she is BATSH*T and dangerous.

      • MyOpinion says:

        @ whatWhat, she is crazy and somebody better get a hold on her. She is in the news almost daily about her crazy antics and accusing the Dems of everything. Plus she has started encouraging the death of all Democrats which I would think would expel her immediately. Why are they not taking her seriously?

    • Veronica S. says:

      Somebody who wants to believe they’re far more important and smarter than they really are. Conspiracies make people feel “in the know,” like they have an advantage over the rest of us.

  2. SarahCS says:

    I can’t figure out if people like this are genuinely unwell or if it’s a combination of total lack of critical thinking and the echo-chamber of the internet where you can find other people sharing the same views even if those views are demonstrably false (I have a cousin who is a flat-earther, anti-vaxx, along with a whole load of other dangerous nonsense).

    • Betsy says:

      I think this woman is more mentally ill and congenitally stupid rather than doing it for a bit. There’s no excuse at any rate and it’s one of the reasons I’ve become frustrated with people who think their feelings replace expertise.

    • Sarah says:

      The 70 million plus people who voted Trump AGAIN aren’t mentally unwell. This is the state of things and it needs to be faced head on. It’s not just a few nuts, it’s millions of people.

  3. H says:

    I’m Jewish (on my father’s side). Why do I never hear about these kabals? Am I missing the Zoom meetings?

    But seriously, this chick needs to go. She’s crazy. Crazy like a former work friend I ditched last week because she’s another conspiracy theory nutbag who was pushing that Bill Gates is going to put a chip in all of us (among other things). I got no time for this insanity.

    • LaUnicaAngelina says:

      Lol! At missing the Zoom meetings!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      whenever someone says that BS about the vaccine is so they can put a microchip in you to track you, I ask them if they have and use a cell phone.

      “yeah, why?”

      THEN THEY’RE ALREADY TRACKING YOU, YOU KNOB.

      • Emm says:

        @whatwhat- I say the exact same thing! My family members who have said that, I’m like you have FB on your smart phone right? Or IG, or Twitter or any app? Then you are being tracked by multiple entities right now. So stfu.

      • Juls says:

        I ask them why are they so arrogant to think anyone wants to track them, then tell them you’re not that important honey.

      • MMRB says:

        Same thing about having credit cards, and bank accounts and Social Security numbers – (whispers) they know where you are….

    • cassandra says:

      I have an acquaintance who thinks the covid vaccine is a ploy to sterilize us all.

      I cannot with these people

    • Ann says:

      I’m also Jewish and I’m disappointed I don’t have a laser, because if I did I could zap this woman with it. Maybe I’d zap the crazy out of her.

      • jwoolman says:

        Ann – you could at least start carrying one of those little laser pointers on your keychain. The ones that cats go nuts over.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      don’t worry about it, I’m full-on Jewish and knew nothing of this cabal until I searched jwitter

      (honestly, if we were going to have the cabal shoot laser beams we’d aim at something deserving of being destroyed we wouldn’t be setting forest fires)

    • Christina says:

      When you get into the kabal, H, tell my Jewish friends that they pointed the laser too high. High Speed Rail isn’t planned for anywhere Paradise, lol. It’s supposed to be between SF and LA, lol. Google is a good friend if used correctly.

      Taylor Greene is dumb as a doorknob. No offense to doorknobs.

  4. Ayala says:

    Ugh, why didn’t i get a lazer???? gonna have to talk to the elders about this.

  5. OriginalLala says:

    Holy crap! I am having a hard enough time accepting that people as truly despicable as her exist, let alone that they would be elected to government…wtf.

  6. Mia4s says:

    Is…..is there a lot of lead in the water in the district of Georgia where she was elected?

    No really.

    I mean even the garden variety racist white people should be embarrassed to be associated with this monster.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Yes I’m wondering if she ran against an actual manhole cover or something. How did she get elected???

      • The Recluse says:

        I think the Washington Post covered what happened to her opponent: her supporters harassed him and his family until he had a breakdown and had to withdraw, but too late for the Democrats to find another candidate. His marriage broke up and he had to move away. That’s part of how this country got stuck with her mean-crazy.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        Jesus that’s horrific. Yet another disgusting cheat pulled off by the GOP.

    • Chicken says:

      Native Georgian here. That part of Georgia is, generally speaking, suuuuuper white, with low education and income levels. It’s very different from the major population areas that flipped the presidential and senate races blue in Georgia.

  7. A says:

    I lost my best friend over this, she is absolutely into all these conspiracies and it is so heartbreaking. Everyone who dares to disagree gets cut out.

  8. HEMP says:

    Her opponent didn’t just drop out for personal reasons although that was probably the last straw. He was receiving death threats from her supporters.

    • Angel says:

      Please tell me he pressed charges against her and her supporters. I need to know that they won’t get away with this.

  9. Miranda says:

    Passover’s just around the corner. What are the odds that this bitch trots out the ol’ blood libel canard before then? HIDE YOUR CHRISTIAN BABIES!

    Honestly, I’ve always felt that if the Jews, who make up such a comparatively tiny handful of the human population, were able to pull off world domination, good for them. If the other 6,985,000,000 of us couldn’t stop them, we’re obviously too stupid to be trusted with such weighty matters anyway, right?

  10. Sandra says:

    Come on guys. She just wants “frickin sharks with frickin laser beams attached to their heads.” Is that so crazy?

  11. Digital Unicorn says:

    Darn it, those jews have colonised space before the rest of us. Just joking but dear god some of those ‘theories’ are straight out of a science fiction script.

  12. sa says:

    She creates such an internal conflict for me, I can’t figure out if I’m more shocked by how evil and sub-human she is or by how stupid she is.

    But worse than her is that so many people support this and that’s what I can’t get past. I can understand crazy or terrible individuals, but when it’s on the scale that it currently is, it just makes me feel sad and helpless.

    • Mireille says:

      I’d go with stupid. MTG, Gaetz, and Boebert are the three stupidest human beings to ever make their way down the evolutionary scale. Sarah Palin is a Rhodes Scholar compared to those 3.

    • cer says:

      She’s so over the top, and yes, probably mentally ill, that it’s almost easy to dismiss her. Except for the fact that there are too many who think like her who aren’t this obvious.

  13. Bryn says:

    What in the actual f×××

  14. Bryn says:

    is it really so hard to believe that there could be a huge forest fire..I dont get this. How are people this stupid.

  15. Trillian says:

    How do people like her get elected into any kind of office?

  16. grabbyhands says:

    That the GOP not only does not censure or even condemn this behavior but in fact rewards it tells you how deep in 45’s pocket that party still is.

    I don’t know why she was able to run unopposed either, but it has all the hallmarks of previous Democrat strategy of “I mean, have you seen this person?” and assuming that they didn’t even have to try. I hope I’m wrong about that because it means that no one is taking it seriously or accepting the way 45 has irrevocably damaged the whole election process.

    All of these nut jobs have been given the keys to the kingdom and they continue to be given legitimacy. I’m not saying you engage with someone who says stuff like this, but you don’t just turn your back on it either – you need to put strong opposition out and show voters that there are serious matters at stake so it illustrates just how crazy it is that someone is running in the platform she did. They might privately laugh about it, but they’re still reaping the rewards of these people because they will always vote the party ticket.

    I’m not looking forward to the mid-terms.

  17. Sam the Pink says:

    This really makes moon-landing truthers and flat earthers look really quaint by comparison, doesn’t it? Hell, I long for the days of the JFK conspiracy theorists now!

  18. Christine says:

    I’m thinking we need to start making elected officials go through mental evaluations before they can swear into office.

  19. MaryContrary says:

    My son texted last night “Mom-where did you put the space laser I got for my bar mitzvah?” On the one hand, we’re finding this hilarious because it’s so ridiculous-on the other, totally terrifying that this is normalizing anti-semitism. She is completely loathsome , and between this and her attacks on a teenager who survived a school shooting, I’m furious that Kevin McCarthy would reward her by putting her on the education committee. I’m calling his office today to complain.

  20. judith A reeder says:

    WOW!!! shes from Crazy Town!!

    • MyOpinion says:

      @ judith A reeder, no, she is crazy-town!! I don’t think I have read about someone this crazy! I thought after the Biden administration, crazy would be limited, but she is on an entirely different level.

  21. EllenOlenska says:

    I can’t believe there not an ex boyfriend/ husband/ classmate that can unload some dirt on her. Not that her actions aren’t scary enough but as we saw with the deep state crew…who believed a guy who said he liked to grab women by the p*ssy” was going to save children from being sex trafficked out of a pizza parlor…we know critical thinking isn’t really a forte.

  22. Jensies says:

    She also said it was part of a greater conspiracy around building the high speed rail in CA. If you look at where Paradise is, it’s this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierras outside Chico. About 300-600 miles from the high speed rail to LA to SF. So far it’s practically another state. She’s an idiot and dangerous and I don’t get why none of this came out prior to her election.

  23. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The Republican party deserves her. Let them burn their own crazy town to the ground.

  24. Corick says:

    I can’t help but laugh at the fools who voted for this nutcase. Besides being an ignorant piece of garbage, why does she still hold a seat.

  25. Coco says:

    “And Moses said to Pharaoh, ‘Let my space laser go!’”

  26. Ms. Lib says:

    Believe it or not, I am starting to feel bad for the Republican party.
    Maybe IQ- 45 was sent to earth to destroy it. Maybe….hmmmmm…Yup!

    Thanks for your clear and concise reporting K and CB.

  27. jwoolman says:

    The man she defeated in the Republican primary was a neurosurgeon well respected and well liked in the community. He was interviewed recently and came across as a normal person, a rational conservative who didn’t hate Democrats or liberals or rant, as used to be common in earlier times.

    He publicly used the C word during the campaign to describe her. No, get your mind out of the gutter, not that C word. This gentlemanly neurosurgeon called her CRAZY…