Suspect In California’s Holy Fire Is A Trump Supporting, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist

The man accused of starting a Southern California blaze that forced the evacuation of 20,000 residents and torched more than 18,000 acres of land, sent a text to a volunteer fire chief two weeks ago saying, “The place is going to burn,” but the one place that didn’t burn was his cabin. Local officials arrested 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark on Wednesday, charging him with two counts of felony arson, as well as another felony charge of threatening to terrorize. Clark’s Facebook page is littered with conspiracy theories, and he appears to support Donald Trump, judging from his ‘likes’ in his profile, and according to his LinkedIn page, he’s a lifetime member of the NRA. He reads conservative sites and admires religious figures such as Franklin Graham.  Clark recently said he can read minds then stripped all of his clothes off.

JJ MacNab, who covers anti-government extremism for Forbes, and tweets about groups like sovereign citizens, took some screen captures of Clark’s Facebook posts. Clark appears to be a believer of the QAnon conspiracy theory in which Trump supporters believe that the ‘deep state’ is trying to undermine their president*. Q is an anonymous individual who posts on 4Chan, a message board where Trump’s most rabid supporters gather. This individual has Trump supporters believing that special counsel Robert Mueller is really going after Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama, and not Trump. He leaves what they call ‘breadcrumbs’ in vague postings and the 4Chan idiots call themselves ‘bakers’ and try to figure out what this person is saying.

McNab explains that Clark is a sovereign citizen who believes in conspiracy theories such as, Pizzagate, Jade Helm 15, flat earth theories, NESARA, Jesuit conservancies, shape-shifting lizard overlords. “You name it, he believes it,” she added.

He believes that the Sandy Hook massacre was a false flag.

There’s a reason social media sites have banned Alex Jones from posting. Dangerous conspiracy theories have incited violence before and it just happened again.


Image via screen capture.