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The dangers of right wing paranoia and rhetoric are completely at display in Corona, California, where a right wing conspiracy theorist is alleged to have started an enormous fire that has burned down more than 18,000 acres over the last four days. The Holy Fire arson suspect, 51-year-old Forrest Gordon Clark, is alleged to have set the fire in the Cleveland National Forest area of Orange County, south of Los Angeles.

CORONA, CA - AUGUST 09: People watch as the Holy Fire burns in Cleveland National Forest on August 9, 2018 in Corona, California. The fire continues to grow amidst a heat wave and has now burned 10,236 acres while remaining just five percent contained. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Clark has been charged with one felony count each of aggravated arson damaging at least five inhabited structures, arson of inhabited property, arson of forest and criminal threats and two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest.

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Clark apparently has a history of erratic behavior. Last month, he was placed on a psychiatric hold. Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Milligan, who also has a cabin in the area, says every resident in the canyon is afraid of him.

JJ MacNab is an anti-government extremism expert who has written books on the subject. She took to Twitter to give a rundown on what kinds of preoccupations Mr. Clark seems to have had, based on his social media feeds.

MacNab chronicles a man who does not seem to be particularly mentally fit, with a penchant to follow any and every flavor of the month conspiracy theory. As a result, he’s walked into the most recent easily-debunked theory called QAnon.

LAKE ELSINORE, CA - AUGUST 08: Cars drive down a hill in a mandatory evacuation area as the Holy Fire burns in Cleveland National Forest on August 8, 2018 in Lake Elsinore, California. The fire has burned at least 6,200 acres and destroyed twelve structures. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

According to MacNab, one of the many bits of sludge promoted and stuck inside the deteriorating mind of Clark included virtually every Alex Jones-sponsored theory—and fires.

Riverside County firefighters douse embers after flames tore down a hillside in a residential neighborhood during the Holy Fire in Lake Elsinore, California, southeast of Los Angeles, on August 9, 2018. - A man suspected of intentionally starting the Holy Fire on August 6 in the nearby Cleveland National Forest was charged August 9 with multiple felony counts involving arson. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Clark sounds like he is mentally, and possibly physically, unwell. But there are all kinds of people with all different degrees of issues in our world, some are more easily preyed upon by conmen pushing fear and loathing, than others.

CORONA, CA - AUGUST 09: People watch as the Holy Fire burns in Cleveland National Forest near homes on August 9, 2018 in Corona, California. The fire continues to grow amidst a heat wave and has now burned 10,236 acres while remaining just five percent contained. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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