The Face of Evil 👿 — Alex Jones

When I wrote a post yesterday about two of the Sandy Hook families suing Alex Jones for the damage his 5-year-long conspiracy theory had done in the wake of the deaths of their children, I simply took for granted that everyone knew of Alex and his long, sordid history of conspiracy theories.  So, I was caught off guard when several people commented that they had either never heard of Jones, or had only a vague idea who he is.  Perhaps I should have made him Idiot of the Week, but I try to save that honour for people who are simply idiots, and not taint it with the face of evil.  Long story short, I decided to do a brief post summarizing some of his more heinous episodes.  There are video clips out there … you can find them easily enough, but I will not give him the courtesy of including any of his clips on this blog.

Alex Jones is most famous for his website/media outlet, InfoWars, his platform for his wide-ranging variety of conspiracy theories and fake news.  The Southern Poverty Law Center describes him as “the most prolific conspiracy theorist in contemporary America”, a title which he has said he is proud of.  Jones briefly attended college at Austin Community College, but dropped out soon after starting.  He got an early start in the conspiracy business … as early as 1996 he proposed his first one, that the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, was a plot by the U.S. government in order to put down a growing states’ rights movement.

Now let’s take a look at where he went from there …

  • Jones first came onto my radar in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 when terrorists flew airplanes into both towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, as well as the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing 2,753 people directly and thousands of rescue workers in subsequent years. On the day … the very day that those 2,753 people died … Jones was busily blaming the U.S. government of complicity, at the very least:

“Well I’ve been warning you about it for at least five years. All terrorism that we’ve looked at from the World Trade Center to Oklahoma City to Waco has been government actions. They need this as a pretext to bring you and your family martial law. They’re either using provocateur Arabs and allowing them to do it or this is full complicity with the federal government. The evidence is overwhelming.”

He later added that he had “smoking gun evidence” that Osama bin Laden was “a CIA asset” and “a CIA hireling doing his job” for the government.

Seven weeks later …

“I went on the air and said, ‘Those were controlled demolitions. You just watched the government blow up the World Trade Center.’ I lost 70 percent of my affiliates that day. Station managers asked me, ‘Do you want to be on this crusade going nowhere, or do you want to be a star?’ I’m proud I never compromised.”

In 2005, Jones produced a film, Martial Law 9-11: The Rise of the Police State.  An excerpt:

“In summation, it’s important to note that we only covered a tiny portion of the facts and evidence that clearly shows that 9/11 was an inside job. Number one, the official story of 9/11 has been completely disproven. At every point we’ve caught them lying, manufacturing evidence or covering up evidence. From high-level government inside sources and publicly available facts, we now have a very clear picture of how 9/11 was carried out.

Number one, we know that the men who were on board the aircraft who were supposedly the hijackers had their houses, cars, credit cards paid for by the U.S. government. They were in truth agents taking part in drills and nothing more. Supposed computer malfunctions at American and United [Airlines] ensured that all four planes only had 20 percent occupancy on board on a day when flights on the East Coast were an average of 80 percent full. Once the decoys, known as hijackers, were on board the planes, a gas was released knocking out the occupants of the aircraft. Then a small criminal group in control of remote control systems patented for over 20 years took control of the aircraft and flew them into the World Trade Centers and Pentagon. The CIA controlled drills that morning, confused NORAD for over an hour until it was almost too late for them to shoot down the hijacked planes. I said almost too late. When they did find out, Dick Cheney wouldn’t let the planes fly over 350 miles an hour so three of the aircraft were able to hit their targets. The fourth wasn’t able to because our sources in the Pentagon have told us generals didn’t follow their orders and had Flight 93 shot down. If it would have hit its target, the capital, the government would have been completely decapitated and the president could have declared total martial law.

  • When James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 others at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, on July 20, 2012, Alex Jones claimed that Holmes was an agent for the government. Jones stated: “He was totally set up, on government payroll, said he was drugged, told people in the jail — that was even in the local paper. Then they came out and said it was never said. He’s a patsy. He was set up. He was drugged outside.”
  • Remember 20 April 1999 when students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado? Yep, Jones was on that one like fleas on a dog, saying he had evidence that it was “100% false flag”.  Add to the list that he used the term ‘false flag’ on, the mass shootings in Tucson, San Bernardino, and Orlando.  Same story, only the names and places are changed.
  • Of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing: “This operation is a false flag. It is a staged event. These guys are definitely patsies that were set up and they’re manipulating our tribalism that, “Hey, the guys from the other tribe bombed us but we got them.” When the truth is they were young men recruited by globalist intelligence agencies and set up horribly. And they could do it to any of us. We’re all in grave danger.”

The list goes on and on.  Most recently, of course, he targeted the Parkland, Florida mass school shooting and its survivors.  Of Parkland student David Hogg, Jones said he and his activist classmates were “crisis actors,” or paid actors who pretend to be victims of a tragedy to advocate for gun control.

But beyond the conspiracy theories, there are other acts of evil attributable to Jones:

  • Jones said that being gay is a “destructive lifestyle, but I don’t hate these people. But the reason there’s so many gay people now is because it’s a chemical warfare operation. I have the government documents where they said they’re going to encourage homosexuality with chemicals so that people don’t have children.”
  • Jones claimed that the push for transgender protections is actually “the collapse of civilization, it’s the destruction of the family, it has nothing to do with somebody’s sexual preference. It is about messing with everyone and making everyone adopt this particular lifestyle.”
  • Jones has claimed that President Obama is obsessed with transgender rights so he entered into a “completely fake” “arranged marriage” with Michelle Obama. He purported to explain of the Obamas’ marriage: “I think it’s all an arranged marriage, it’s all completely fake and it’s this big sick joke because he’s obsessed with transgender, just like some weird cult or something. I think Michelle Obama is a man. I really do. I really do. I believe it.”
  • On vaccines: “They’re testing to see how many children they can give neurological disorders and see if the nurses and doctors and public don’t notice. They’re testing soft kill on the public to see if they can manage massive numbers of dead and dying and maimed children.”
  • Jones has claimed that the government possesses a weather machine that can create floods and tornadoes. He said in 2013 that “of course there’s weather weapon stuff going on — we had floods in Texas like 15 years ago, killed 30-something people in one night. Turned out it was the Air Force.” He added that while there are some “natural tornadoes,” the government “can create and steer groups of tornadoes.”
  • Ever wonder where that rumour that passes around every so often about the government running prison camps … FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) camps? Yep, ol’ Alex started that one too: “The military industrial complex is transforming our once free nation into a giant prison camp. A cashless society control grid, constructed in the name of fighting terrorism, was actually built to enslave the American people. Body scanners, sound cannons, citizen spies, staged terror and cameras on every street corner — it’s only the beginning of the New World Order’s hellish plan.”
  • When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in Texas in February 2016, Jones suggested that Obama murdered Scalia so he could push gun control legislation.

All of this is only a partial list of the sheer hate, bigotry, and ignorance this man spews on a daily basis, but I think you have a pretty clear picture now of the evil that is Alex Jones.  And the really scary part?  People believe his garbage and act on it.  And finally, why does he do it?  Money, plain and simple.  The InfoWars website receives approximately 10 million monthly visits, making it more visited than some mainstream news websites such as The Economist and Newsweek.  10 million viewers = 10 million potential customers for the junk he peddles.  Jones sells videos, books, T-shirts, dietary supplements, and even subscriptions videos. In 2013 alone, Alex Jones was estimated to be making $10 million/year from all of his merchandising sales.And if you aren’t already disgusted enough, in February, two of Jones’ employees accused him of anti-Semitism and sexual harassment.  And now, though you do not know all there is to know about Alex Jones, you know enough to understand that his is indeed … The Face of Evil.

44 thoughts on “The Face of Evil 👿 — Alex Jones

  1. Hello Jill,I have been following your blog & posts for quite since time & I really like what you do so honestly. You have been a big support of my work too. As a mark of appreciation I would like to send you my poetry chapbook. Would you please send me your address? My email is : debmukhop@yahoo.ca
    And thanks!

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  2. Jill, well done. My favorite example to illustrate what Jones is all about had him ranting for days how there were chemicals in the water to that would cause us to change genders. Then after doing this for days, he peddled a water purification system that could guard against this problem. John Oliver also noted on his show, Jones’ parades a so-called doctor onto his show to peddle medical products, but the man had no such degree nor did he attend the college he mentioned. Finally, the prices of the products he peddles could be found in Walmart and other stores at much less price.

    If anyone cites Jones or InfoWars as a source on any subject, please remember these examples. Keith

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    • Thank you, Keith! Yes, I saw that John Oliver clip … in fact, I think it was you that recommended it to me some time ago. Anything to make a buck … but how to explain the people that fall for his spiel hook, line and sinker? I don’t get it.

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      • Jill, I guess a lie that has an ounce of believability if said loudly enough can be sold to a gullible audience. When I see him rant with full red face mode, I feel he is yelling to make up for a poor argument. Keith

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        • Yes, and I think a lot of it may be that some people are so bored with their lives that this type of b.s. adds a touch of excitement for them. Did you see him cry and rant at Trump when he sent the missiles to Syria? What the heck …???

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  3. I suspect Jones is nothing more than a snake oil salesman. He knows what shocks and the old show business saying was ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity’. Thus he is a vile opportunist predator.
    The simple argument to Jones is this….
    “Mr Jones, if you are so right about these, then you would be considered a security threat and by your line of reasoning would be a target yourself. Would you care to document the number of suspicious attempts on your life. Because I would be thinking if these were so all embracing and cunning, your skanky little ass would have been blown away years ago!”

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    • Roger, I like your very logical question to Mr. Jones. There is another interesting question posed by a retired Judge to Sean Hannity, who says he is not a client of Michael Cohen as reported, then wanted attorney/ client privilege protection. The Judge said you can’t have it both ways – either you are a client or not. These contradictions need to openly be posed. Keith

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    • Well there’s a point I hadn’t even considered, but you are so right! As far as I know, he doesn’t travel with bodyguards or in an armoured car. And the other thing is he keeps saying “I’ve got documents to prove … “, yet he never produces said documents. And yet, there are an awful lot of people not bright enough to see through it. A snake oil salesman is exactly what he is.

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    • Thank you for saying that … some days I wonder if I am wasting my breath … or, rather, getting callouses on my fingertips for nothing. ) But when somebody tells me I make a difference, it is suddenly all worth while! And yes, Jones is a dangerous nutcase! A good example of why we do need to have some constraints on the right to free speech.

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  4. Alex Jones ( and those like him) reminds me of a flower in a container… the flower thrives on attention (for Alex Jones it makes no difference whether it is good or bad), left alone it will eventually wither up and die… ignore him, and those like him, definitely, but one also needs to concentrate on working with others to help the world thrive and be a better place without him…

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    • Your analogy is quite apt! Only thing is that it’s so hard to ignore something so … in-our-faces all the time, rather like the oaf in the Oval Office. I know it’s best to leave him alone, but like a bad train wreck, we cannot take our eyes away. Sigh.

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  5. People like Alex Jones are unreasonable. I feel like his sanity is in question.It would be best if we had laws to control which platforms are treated as real news for public fluid consumption, and those that are created by outspoken nut jobs like Alex Jones. I don’t believe in keeping anyone from expressing their views, but when the views are clearly not based in sane thought, then some kind of “warning sign” might be in order. If we had some honesty from our government about basic backgrounds on companies and individuals that are vying for broadcast rights.

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    • He is evil … no doubt about that. But as to his sanity, I strongly suspect he knows full well that none of what he says is true, and that for him, it is both a money-maker and a power trip. But he, more than almost anything else, is a prime example as to why we need some limitations on the right to free speech. Eventually, somebody will be killed because of his ridiculous theories. What I don’t understand, though, is the hoards of people who actually seem to believe what he says! As a nation, i really thought we were smarter than that!

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      • No Jill, as a boy who grew up in KY and was surrounded by many misinformed, racist people, I can assure you that America needs better education procedures if we are going to elevate IQs and compete with the rest of the world in the future.

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