You know, I actually don't think he's kidding.
It's not at all something I'd put past these people. Just look at what they've done lately. Those in control of our hapless Earth care not one whit for you or I, no, not even for their own families... they care only for their pockets. Seriously.
Read between the lines of their scripts... look at the body language of these perps (and, yes, that includes the "newscasters")... listen very carefully to what they say... and how they say it.
If you get one of these... or, God forbid, have one put into your kids... well... you perhaps deserve what you get. Sorry. But if you won't wake up...