The second annual Red Pill Expo, a creation of conspiracy theorist and author G. Edward Griffin, expects to attract about 400 attendees, who paid between $400 and $420 each to listen to a long list of speakers warn them against the dangers of college, the deep state, vaccines, globalism, a rigged banking system and false reports of global warming.
"I am the event chairman, and I'm leading one of the panel discussions," said Dan Happel, 67, of Pony, Montana. "I actually open the program at the beginning with an introduction, and then I will turn the program over to Matt Shea, who is going to be our master of ceremonies."
Shea, a Republican State Representative from Spokane Valley, visited the 2016 standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in what Shea later called a "fact finding" mission and to mediate if necessary. Shea, who will host a session at 8:10 a.m. Friday on "The Day I Took The Red Pill" did not immediately return a phone call Wednesday seeking comment.