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The most absurd of the frivolous lawsuits filed against Donald Trump this month was brought by a man who believes Trump is a would-be communist dictator. Surprisingly, America’s Communist Party denies it.
KELLY WEILL 09.28.16 10:03 PM ET
Donald Trump is a communist, a member of the New World Order, and may have been tangentially involved in a plot to use wireless brainwave technology to coerce a Disney World alligator into killing a toddler—if the lawsuits against him are to be believed, that is…
Political elites have long been the subject of fringe conspiracy theories. To believe some fascinating YouTube videos, Hillary Clinton is an Illuminati overlord and literal witch who practices a powerful brand of satanic shamanism. But once the purview of subterranean internet forums, these theories are now leaking out into the legal world.
“The Trump family has planned for the New World Order and this overthrow of government for many years,” one lawsuit filed Sept. 19 in a California district court charges.
“They have worked in tandem and in ‘lock step’ with the New World Order, the Axis of Evil, and the Roosevelt dictatorship that is described in the ‘main action,’” the statement, listed under the “facts” of the suit, continues. “The planning for the ‘Donald Trump role’ in the New World Order, World War III, and the 2016 Presidential election has spanned multiple generations and decades of the Trump family.”
The lawsuit is one of two filed by Janis and Gregory Kaighn, the latter of whom is an attorney. (In the other, primary lawsuit, they set out to expose the “shadow government” which has actually run the United States since Theodore Roosevelt allegedly instilled a dictatorship in cooperation with the New World Order in 1933. Trump, they allege in the first lawsuit, is the final player in a long game to overthrow the government and install a permanent dictator.)
In an impressive series of legal leaps, the plaintiffs argue that Donald Trump is ineligible to run for president because he is plainly a member of the New World Order and “Communism is a fiction created by the Illuminati.” According to the transitive property and a clause in the 1954 Communist Control Act, Donald Trump is a communist, which would make his campaign an attempt to overthrow the U.S. government, they argue.
The Kaighns, who told The Daily Beast that they had proved the 9/11 attacks were an inside job, disputed this author’s argument that the New World Order might not necessarily be a real entity. In a phone interview, they said the Communist Control Act of 1954 is actually a code that detailed how an Illuminati-backed ruler might take power in the U.S.
“Somebody finally cracked the code,” Gregory Kaighn told The Daily Beast. “To understand the Communist Control Act at all, you have to understand that ‘communist’ means ‘Illuminati.’ Communism was invented by the terrorists to take over Russia.”
Asked for evidence that Trump is a member of the Illuminati, Kaighn said the evidence is already obvious.
“What do you consider evidence?” Kaighn asked. “I’m a 31-year lawyer, no offense. I know a heck of a lot more about what evidence really is than most of these people who make comments like that ever could.”
He added that Trump’s connections with mafia members painted a broader picture that would be enough to legally characterize him as a communist under the Communist Control Act.
“Donald Trump is a member of the ‘Illuminati.’ He is the ‘stealth’ Presidential candidate that is surreptitiously intending to steal our democracy and impose a permanent one ruler dictatorship on the United States of America,” the suit charges, asking judges to affirm that “Donald John Trump is a member of the Communist Party and is legally ineligible to be President of the United States.”
The Communist Party USA, an actual legal entity, said it is unaware of any such efforts.
“Donald Trump is definitely not a member of the Communist Party. We reject him,” Communist Party organizer Estevan Nembhard told The Daily Beast. “We’re part of the movement to reject his kind of hate.”
The Trump campaign did not respond to questions regarding the lawsuit, or on Donald Trump’s affiliation with the Illuminati or Communist Party.
Suing the Illuminati is rarely successful, despite some plaintiffs’ valiant efforts. When medical inmate Joaquin Foy filed Foy v. The Super-Rich Members of the Illuminati last year, a court of appeals dismissed the suit, as Foy had filed in a district outside the area of his confinement (PDF). But the Kaighns’ still-open case is hardly the first of its kind in recent months.
In May, a novella-length complaint against “The Bilderberg Group, CIA, NSA, FBI, KBR, Turner, Skull and Crossbones, Et Cetera” also named Trump International as a defendant. The suit recounts years of reported abuses at the hands of a shadowy cabal of world powers, which allegedly forced the plaintiff’s girlfriend to break up with him, used birds to spy on him, and “tried to brainwash me into a gay fascist dictator.”
Donald Trump had his own hand in the international campaign to annoy the plaintiff, the lawsuit charges. The plaintiff said he worked on the construction of Trump Hotel Chicago, which incurred $700,000 in flood damages after three men allegedly broke open a water valve after being denied drinks at the hotel bar. The plaintiff suggested this act of vandalism was a result of an attempt to sabotage his career.
Other recent Illuminati-targeting suits also name Trump as a conspirator in the New World Order’s agenda. A July complaint—which also names “Hilary Rodham Clinton” and “Barak Obama”—accuses Trump of conspiring with Disney and the CIA in abusing mind-control technology in three July incidents.
“The Voice singer killing, the Pulse club massacre, and the alligator killing of a toddler at a Disney Resort are all the result of CIA electronic surveillance which is a wireless signal sent via satellite with GPS tracking to control and harass an individual human organism or animal to ‘act out’ or take some other type of CIA affirmative action,” the suit charges.
Donald Trump’s involvement in the alligator incident is not immediately clear in the suit, but a handwritten lawsuit by the same plaintiff in March clarifies that “upon information and belief, plaintiff believes that Donald Trump is also being manipulated by the CIA using this technology.”
The plaintiff asks for “$150,000,000.00 plus costs interests and fees for an order disclosing the electronic surveillance on Donald Trump.”
The case, unfortunately, is closed. But the Kaighns and others say the courts will vindicate their theories.
“There’s plenty of research out there,” Gregory Kaighn said on the existence of the New World Order. “Whoever takes us on and challenges us on that factual issue in court will certainly lose.”