William Cooper’s Book Predicted School Shootings To Take Guns
Does this seem familiar? From the pages of Milton William Cooperâ€™s 1991 book Behold A Pale Horse:
â€śThe government encouraged the manufacture and importation of firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the ant-igun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd Amendment.â€ť â€” with Anya Lambert. Â Â A complete lecture by Cooper on The Secret Government is available here.
Milton William Cooper (May 6, 1943 â€“ November 5, 2001) was an American conspiracy theorist, radio broadcaster, and author best known for his 1991 book, Behold a Pale Horse, in which he claimed global conspiracies, some involving aliens.
On November 5, 2001 Cooper was fatally shot by a law enforcement officer at his Eagar, Arizona home after confronting deputies trying to arrest him and shooting one of them in the head. Authorities said Cooper was carrying a handgun and fled when Apache County deputies identified themselves and tried to arrest Cooper on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangerment stemming from earlier disputes with local residents. Federal authorities reported that Cooper spent years trying to avoid capture on a 1998 arrest warrant for tax evasion and according to a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service, Cooper vowed â€śhe would not be taken aliveâ€ť
Milton William Cooper
Mark Potok, spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, writes that Cooper was well known within the militia movement for his book, Behold a Pale Horse and his anti-government shortwave radio program that reportedly included Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh as a fan.
Political scientist Michael Barkun characterized Behold a Pale Horse as â€śamong the most complex superconspiracy theoriesâ€ť and also among the most influential, being much read in militia circles as well as widely sold in mainstream bookstores.