Radio host Alex Jones has been mouthing his theories on conspiracy into radio microphones for well over 20 years; since his college days when he began blaming the government of being involved in the bombing at Oklahoma City on channels used for public access in Austin, Texas.
This self-described libertarian, also controls the InfoWars website, and has since raged on a wide assortment of topics from:
- Plots of New World Order turning Americans into sheep;
- Truth about the NASA moon landing;
- Mass shootings and terrorist attacks.
MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS
Jones has currently followers in the millions from all around the world. But there’s one troubling person who appears to be buying into Jones’ theories. On December 2nd, 2015, President Trump appeared on Jones’ show, flattering the conspiracy-minded host. “Your reputation is amazing,” he said from his desk in his office at Trump Tower. “I will not let you down.” After the November election Trump called Jones to thank him for his service. As Jones told it, “He said, ‘Listen, Alex, I just talked to kings and queens of the world, world leaders, you name it, but he said it doesn’t matter, I wanted to talk to you, to thank your audience.'”
During the campaign season, Jones and Trump echoed each other’s “alternative facts,” mixing false claims that President Obama was born in Kenya and that thousands of Muslims celebrated in New Jersey when the Twin Towers collapsed. Yet somewhere between Trump’s tweeting lies about millions of undocumented immigrants voting for Hillary and fear-mongering that the election will be rigged, even Jones was surprise that his theories were being given so much weight by such an influential man. “It is surreal to talk about issues here on air and then word for word hear Trump say it two days later,” he said in August. “It is amazing.” That’s how Jones’ audiences became the base for Trump’s supporters for the presidency.
PROLIFIC CONSPIRACY THEORIST
At 43, the “most paranoid man in America” has plugged himself into mainstream news cycle, having 1.9 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, over 6.7 million people visiting his website and 2 million tune in weekly to his syndicated radio show. All told, Jones is the most prolific conspiracy theorist in the country – yet he’s fairly unknown to many in America. Here are some details of his favorite conspiracy theories.
According to Jones, the New World Order that is coming is “demonic high-tech tyranny” formed by Satanist elites who produce health and economic crises, and are using selective propagation in order to generate a supreme race. In November, he made the claim that Hillary Clinton was connected with the “top occultist Marina Abramovic” because the Yugoslavian performance artist had once invited John Podesta, former chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign, to a “spirit cooking” dinner. Infowars has also linked the death of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to meetings with an Austrian secret society group that met at the Bohemian Grove, and traces back to the Illuminati.
So, who is running the New World Order’s eugenics mission? It’s Bill and Melinda Gates through their Foundation, of course. Jones has long stated that the foundation isn’t a philanthropic institute with a goal of improving the health and education of children around the globe; instead it’s an evil entity competing for global dominance. “I know who Bill Gates is,” Jones has said, adding that the billionaire software designer’s father was a “top eugenicist.” The proof for this is the fact that Bill Gates Sr. served on the board of Planned Parenthood. Jones goes on to state that IBM – that Gates is just a “front” for – was set up as a eugenics trust with “the expressed mission of creating a world-wide race-based system and funded Adolf Hitler.”
EUGENICS TO REIGN SUPREME
Not only is the government using eugenics to reign supreme, it’s also manipulating our weather to murder its citizens on demand. “Of course there’s weather weapon stuff going on,” Jones, who has repeatedly made the claim that Obama was using weapons that are secret in order to control the weather, stated in 2013. “We had floods in Texas like 15 years ago, killed 30-something people in one night. Turned out it was the Air Force.” Jones thinks that natural disasters have been the result of government intrusion since the early 1990s. In the nearly three decades since, he’s said, major Western governments have been secretly “adding to jet fuel a whole host of radioactive isotopes” to manipulate the weather, even going as far as to “create and steer groups of tornadoes.”
EDGAR MADDISON WELCH
In December, a man named Edgar Maddison Welch drove from North Carolina to Washington, D.C., armed with an AR-15, to rescue children being held in a sex ring in the basement of Comet Pizza. When he found no children, Welch, 28, surrendered to police and told them he thought Clinton and Podesta were running the pedophilia ring. The falsehood spread when in October WikiLeaks began publishing leaked emails from the Clinton campaign director, and social media users began to theorize they contained food-related code words, such as “cheese pizza” meaning “child pornography.” In November, Jones posted a since-removed video, saying he had “zero fear” of standing up to Clinton even though she had “personally murdered children.” Using the hastag #pizzagate, he pushed the notion that Podesta had dined at Comet Pizza, and, naturally, figured it was the site of an underground pedophilia ring. Jones took to the air later that month and said that “Pizzagate is real” and urged his listeners to “go investigate it for yourself.”
WELCH WAS LISTENING
Turns out Welch listens to Jones and shared the InfoWars articles. Jones has since backtracked, claiming that this was just a red herring to distract from the real evils of the Clintons. Jones later posted a “special emergency report” to tell his audience to “drop this, I smell a rat, it’s a diversion.” He removed his previous videos because he didn’t want to mainstream media to use his reports to distract from the real damage the Clinton family was doing. “They are coming after the free speech,” Jones said before he added, “This is all about shutting you down.”
In July 2001, Jones warned his audience that the government was planning to blame Osama bin Laden for the future destruction of the World Trade Center. On September 11th, he opened his radio show saying: “They need this as a pretext to bring you and your family martial law.” As the founding father of the 9/11 Truth movement, Jones has been pushing that the U.S. government was behind the attacks for over 15 years.
9/11 COMMISSION REPORT
Based on his reading of the 9/11 Commission Report, Jones believes that the government was complicit in the attacks by assisting Saudi Arabia. “It says Saudi Arabia ran the attacks to blame Iraq that was always the plan,” he said. “And then our own government bare minimum stood down.” Last year, Infowars posted a video of Trump perpetuating the theory. “But it wasn’t the Iraqis, you will find out who really knocked down the World Trade Center,” Trump said. “Because they have papers in there that are very secret, you may find it’s the Saudis, OK?” In November, Jones pointed to Trump’s public comments on the attacks as evidence that he wasn’t part of the insider elite. If he were, “he would have gone along with the official story,” Jones said. “But he didn’t. He was there Day One saying what I was saying on the radio at the exact same time.”
DIDN’T STOP THERE
But Jones doesn’t stop with 9/11 – he also claims the Boston Marathon bombing was an inside job, and has said the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax that involved child actors. Jones has also said Jared Loughner, who killed six people and seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, was a “staged mind-control operation.” “The government employs geometric psychological-warfare experts that know exactly how to indirectly manipulate unstable people through the media,” Jones said. “They implanted the idea in his head by repeatedly asking, ‘Is Giffords in danger?'” In 2016, the Brussels attacks and the Pulse shooting in Orlando were “false flag” operations, Jones said, arguing that the government allowed radical Islamists into the country so they “can attack us and then have our freedoms taken.” But all of the people involved in the mass shootings were not radical Islamist who were from other countries but actually in most case citizens who have become self radicalized.
Most recently, Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway echoed Jones’ belief that the media ignores terrorist attacks when she spoke on the non-existent Bowling Green massacre by Iraqi refugees. Conway has since admitted her wrongdoing, but that didn’t stop Trump from going further and suggesting the media actively doesn’t report on such attacks and in “many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.” Why not? “They have their reasons,” Trump said, “and you understand that.”
In August, Infowars posted an article, “Hillary Clinton Will Try To Steal Election With Illegal Votes,” which stated that Clinton launched the “My Dream, Your Vote” campaign to reach over 700,000 illegal immigrants. In November, another story, “Three Million Votes In Presidential Election Cast By Illegal Immigrants” cited VoteFraud.org’s Greg Phillips, a former official with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, who contended it had “completed an analysis of 180 million voter registrations.” Trump quickly jumped on the bandwagon and tweeted that he “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally” – though that was entirely without evidence. Trump’s claims were debunked as inquiries from mainstream newspapers proved in all 50 states found “no states reported indications of widespread fraud.” But that didn’t stop Trump from tweeting again in January to say that he “looked forward to seeing final results” of Phillips’ analysis that said “at least 3 million votes were illegal.”
OPPONENT OF THE MEDIA
A longtime opponent of the media in all its forms, Jones has also cooked up conspiracy theories about fellow radio hosts. In a 2011 Rolling Stone profile, Alexander Zaitchik wrote that “Jones draws a bigger audience online than Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck combined – and his conspiracy-laced rants make the two hosts sound like tea-sipping NPR hosts on Zoloft.”
While Beck has since stepped back from the rhetoric that is divisive and made him famous, Jones has doubled down, accusing his fellow right-wing talk-show host of “stealing his ideas, guests and research.” In April 2014, Jones posted a video on his YouTube channel attacking Beck, saying Beck worked as an “Obama agent” and his staff office is a “CIA/FBI substation.” He added that this might be a recent development. “If he wasn’t always a spook, he was brought in by them over the last four years,” Jones said. In December, Beck, who had been interviewed the previous month for the New York Times Magazine article, titled “Glenn Beck Is Sorry About All That,” mentioned that Jones believed he was “a CIA operative that helped orchestrate the cover up of 9/11” and added that his accuser is “a really spooky guy, and you just have to be careful” – this from the man who made prepping a national pastime.
So, Jones is an adviser to the new President – he just doesn’t work at the White House – yet! And both he and our president are crazy. If you want to spend all your time scared about the government and building shelters, spend some time with Jones and you then be able to understand why President Trump is the way he is.
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