'GOP members have lost their minds': Internet fumes as Mark Robinson insinuates US was behind Pearl Harbor and General Patton's death

'GOP members have lost their minds': Internet fumes as Mark Robinson insinuates US was behind Pearl Harbor and General Patton's death
Mark Robinson argued that decision of then-US President Franklin D Roosevelt to join the war was part of communist plot to support Stalin (Getty Images)

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: The Republican candidate for governor in North Carolina, Mark Robinson, has been reported to have suggested that the United States government may have been involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the death of US General George Patton as part of a conspiracy to assist then-Soviet Union leader, Joseph Stalin.

Robinson, who currently holds the position of lieutenant governor in the state, is now a candidate in what is considered one of the most hotly contested gubernatorial races in the country.


 
 
 
 
 
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North Carolina is also a key battleground state in the upcoming presidential election in November, according to the DailyMail.

What conspiracy theories did GOP nominee Mark Robinson share about Pearl Harbor?

During a radio interview in 2018, the host claimed, “Japan is the one who bombed us, but the most of our material, and effort went to Europe.”

“Right. It really calls to question the motives and the suspicion around our entire introduction into the war, it really does,” Robinson replied. “It raises serious questions.”


 
 
 
 
 
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The aforementioned statements depict yet another instance in a series of conspiracy theories that Robinson espoused before entering politics.

Over the years, he has faced allegations of making anti-Semitic, homophobic, and sexist remarks.


 
 
 
 
 
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The aforementioned outlet went through the unearthed audio from an episode of Politics and Prophecy with Chris Levels.

While there has been extensive coverage of Robinson entertaining conspiracy theories, this audio is thought to be the first instance of him discussing conspiracies related to Pearl Harbor and Patton.


 
 
 
 
 
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The Old North State Republican can be heard saying, “You know, I’m not prepared to say our government intentionally set Pearl Harbor up. I know there’s a lot of conspiracy theories that say that…”

At that point, the host interrupted with "I will! There’s too much proof” to support the claim that the United States orchestrated the attack.

“Definitely,” Robinson concurred. “There’s definitely questions that are out there, serious questions that have been raised.”


 
 
 
 
 
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On December 7, 1941, the attack on Hawaii by Japan killed 2,403 Americans.

Furthermore, Robinson argued that the decision of then-US President Franklin D Roosevelt to join the war was a component of a communist plot to support Stalin.

“When you take in look at the totality of it, and look at the way FDR completely disregarded the fight in Japan and focused all of his energy, all of his energy was focused on a way for us to get to Europe, and not just to get to Europe, but to get over there to help the guy he called Uncle Joe,” Robinson claimed.


 
 
 
 
 
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He continued, “So wait a minute, we went to the Europe, and we quote freed Europe from the Nazis, but then we turned right around and turned over even more property to the communists. That doesn’t make any sense.”

The podcast host later asserted in the same interview that General George Patton was killed by the US government.

“I’m not ready to say it for sure, but it sure looks like it because Patton was a rabid dog when it came to that communism thing,” Robinson remarked.


 
 
 
 
 
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In December 1945, Patton was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed. Less than two weeks later, he passed away.

Regarding General Patton’s death being the consequence of the accident, Robinson remarked, “‘How this guy ended up getting killed in a quote car wreck, I’ll never know,” adding. “I certainly don’t believe it. It’s just too fishy to me.”

He also branded FDR a “quasi-socialist or a complete socialist that was surrounded by communists” who went to Europe with the “intent of saving Joseph Stalin, saving communism, and saving Marxism.”

What other wild conspiracies did Mark Robinson back previously?

Mark Robinson has a history of referencing conspiracy theories, as evidenced by his previous claim that he’s “skeptical” of “everything” he has seen on television, including events such as 9/11, the JFK assassination, and the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.

While he stated that he does not believe the moon landing was faked or that 9/11 was an “inside job,” he expressed that he would not be surprised if he were to discover otherwise.


 
 
 
 
 
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Robinson, known for his right-wing conservative views, has also been a polarizing figure due to his controversial comments about women, Jews, Muslims, and members of the LGBTQ community.

Before campaigning for lieutenant governor in 2020, Robinson said that the Black Panther movie was “created by an agnostic Jew and put to film by satanic Marxists.”

The firebrand Republican’s previous posts have included Holocaust denialism, including one where he wrote “this foolishness about disarming MILLIONS of Jews and then marching them off to concentration camps is a bunch of hogwash.”


 
 
 
 
 
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In 2016, following the tragic Pulse Nightclub shooting in Florida which saw 49 people getting killed, Robinson wrote that homosexuality is “STILL an abominable sin” and that he would “NOT join in ‘celebrating gay pride'."

Furthermore, he implied that celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who is openly gay, was a "top ranking demon."

Robinson referred to the survivors of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, as "media prosti-tots" and "spoiled, angry, know it all CHILDREN" in his online remarks.


 
 
 
 
 
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During Super Tuesday in March, Mark Robinson secured the Republican nomination for governor in North Carolina.

Endorsed by former President Donald Trump as “Martin Luther King on steroids” during a rally in Greensboro before the primary, Robinson previously referred to the civil rights leader as a “communist” in a 2018 podcast.

Furthermore, he criticized the Civil Rights Movement, labeling it as a communist scheme to “subvert capitalism.”

Internet fumes as Mark Robinson insinuated US government was behind Pearl Harbor and General Patton's death

People online lambasted the GOP nominee for Governor of North Carolina, Mark Robinson, for backing conspiracy theories alleging that the U.S. government was behind the attack on Pearl Harbor and the death of General George Patton.

One person commented, "Wow! This guy is off-the-chart conspiracy fruit cake. The Republicans now disrespect the entire US military and US government to desperately try to balance the fact that their presidential candidate dodged military service! They have no bottom to how low they will go to support Donald Trump!"

Another person said, "There is absolutely zero chance this man becomes governor of North Carolina. And you can take that to the bank."

Another person claimed, "Robinson has a background of endorsing just about every screwball theory and hateful reactionary policy in the book, in addition to a string of personal bankruptcies. In the past couple of years, he’s flipped from being a rabid antisemite to becoming a rabid supporter of Israel….when it became particularly fashionable among the far-right to hop into bed with Netanyahu. He has virtually no experience in running a government agency or a business of any significance. In other words….he’s the Perfect MAGA Republican Candidate !!!!"

One person remarked, "Why oh why, oh why do people insist on spouting or worse listening to, pure lies. The earth is flat, red is blue, cats bark, cows have wings, Paris is the capital of Italy. You see anyone can write lies unverified by evidence, empirical data, logic or even common sense. We seem to have entered an age of social media driven, post fact, lost reality delusion. Frankly it is all desperately sad and driven from the United States were some people seem to have lost their rocker completely."

Another person quipped, "The dumbing down of the GOP to make Trump feel comfortable."

Finally, this person wrote, "Members of the GOP have lost their minds."

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