What’s it take to make an extremist conspiracy theorist? Not much, if this election cycle has proven anything.
On Friday, Las Vegas police apprehended one of these conspiracy theorists — 24-year-old Bryce Cuellar — after Cuellar made and posted a YouTube video threatening to slaughter “gays, faggots, lesbians, and Satanists.”
To protect the Second Amendment, of course!
Cuellar described himself as a “Christian Warrior,” which is only different from a Jihadi because it’s not politically correct to call them that. Culler, like most right-wing Christian Jihadis, hated gay people and the government and loved the Second Amendment. This dangerous combination is what probably lead him to believe that a shooting spree was somehow going to protect his rights.
According to the police, Cuellar reportedly beat his wife hours after posting the video on YouTube, in which he bragged he would use his weapons as the Founding Fathers intended, killing, ”gays, faggots, lesbians, and Satanists.”
I somehow doubt that the Founding Fathers intended for them be used that way, but frankly, I really don’t give a damn what a bunch of privileged white guys thought who lived over 200 years ago. Their idea of “freedom” was making concessions with aristocrats in the South and selling out an entire class of human being simply so they wouldn’t have to pay what wasn’t even an onerous tax. They were just so entitled that they felt they shouldn’t have to.
Their idea of a free society was one that enshrined slavery in the very founding document — the Constitution. And while we’ve excised that bit of nastiness from our legal documents today, it remains, as clear as ever, in the plantation politics of the Republican Party and in our cultural DNA.
So, really, I couldn’t care less what they thought about anything.
Cuellar did, though, and that’s why he posted the video on YouTube while wearing a Kevlar vest and sporting night-vision goggles threatening to kill gay people.
Oh, but it gets better. In addition to beating his wife and being wrong about history (he’s probably an MRA/libertarian/Alex Jones fan, too), he’s also a Sandy Hook Truther.
Now, for those who have been blissfully unaware, Sandy Hook Truthers are despicable human beings who think that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school was staged so the government could take their guns — because everything in this world orbits around them.
Given how deep we are down this rabbit hole, it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that he also supported the Bundy family’s theft of public property, believes that the Illuminati is a threat, and believes that angels and demons are real. The man lives in a made-for-TV urban fantasy world — and not a particularly original or interesting one, at that.
According to investigators, it’s only been within the last three years that Cuellar has sunk deeper into conspiracy theories. After his arrest, he posted a video saying that he was “angry and drunk” when he made the previous one and totally wasn’t interested in killing anyone.
Here’s a pro-tip: if you own a gun for self-defense, you are okay with and possibly interested in killing people. Because if you weren’t okay with killing people, you won’t own a damn gun. You’d own something like a Taser, pepper spray, or take martial arts classes for self-defense.
And that’s leaving off the Kevlar vest and night-vision goggles. What do you need night vision goggles for, other than to play pretend soldier?
Cuellar is being held on a $100,000 bail and was admitted for a psychological evaluation. His next hearing is scheduled for September 1.
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