Since Alex Jones is in the new lately with some of his rhetoric being labeled as hate speech and pulled from Facebook and Youtube I thought this question topical.
While 99.999 percent of sane humans think Alex Jones is a crackpot and avoid his brand of “news/snake oil” at every turn… I have always wondered if HE actually believes ANY of his wacko theories?
How much is just an act where he goes home at night, has dinner and laughs at the miniscule minority of uneducated sheep that spread his lies while he counts his money?
I mean it is one thing to have far from center ideologies like Ted Cruz or Maxine Waters… and from an “entertainment” perspective I would posit that Rush Limbaugh believes a significant percentage of what he says on air.
But surely Alex Jones is just playing to his (insane) base, right?
He does not really believe that:
Glenn Beck is a CIA Operative
The Government can and is controlling weather and creating natural disasters
Bill Gates is trying to wipe out minorities through eugenics
Sandy Hook was a “false flag operation” with crisis actors acting as the dead
The Government is putting chemicals in our water to turn people homosexual
I have friends who often talk about how shady our government is and I often agree with that assessment. When it comes to things like corruption, lobbyists buying votes and burying legislation, coverups for greed and incompetence (i.e. Flint Water Crisis) and general pandering and doing what gets you re-elected even when it is opposed to what is right.
Heck I can even LISTEN (but not agree) with those that question the climate change, the JFK assassination (The Warren Report WAS flawed) or that we did not go to Moon (we did) but I find it really hard to believe that a single human with anything over an 80 IQ would actually believe anything coming from that guys mouth, including the man spewing the crap.