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originally posted by: JoshuaCox
Joe Rogan always touts this one conspiracy theory Alex Jones got right back in the 90’s.
I was attempting to look it up but Jones has claimed so much similar nonsense that I can’t find the one Rogan referenced.
Wanted to refresh my memory.. anyone know what I’m talking about so I can put in enough info to search it???
originally posted by: Scrutinizing
The web has been a Pandora's box, giving voice to many tin foil hat guys the likes of Alex Jones sucks the blood of, to where delusions and disinformation is rampant. I recall, when Alex first came about, his game was so transparent. His techniques are, straight down the line, criminal con man devices or carnival barker stuff. He's like a fake, money grubbing preacher, but of The Church of the Immaculate Tin Foil Hat.
Look, when a person is wrong about most things, and has no authentic, compelling proof that would holdup in a court of law, that person is blowing smoke. In addition, he's clever, to a lot of people, anyway, the way he harnesses emotional rampages, which is a con man trick of getting you emotionally involved: if he can stir up some fear, maybe he can sell you a water filter. If you're off balance, it's easier to get in your wallet. If you think he's saving America, herself, donate to him. Simple as that. It's as if there's no critical thinking, though. If half his claims were true, he'd be dead, for exposing all these deep, dark secrets he claims those that really control all things are desperately trying to hide. What, the New World Order, so threatened and of a dark conspiracy, murdering all these other good guys, has been unable to locate Alex? Far be it from anybody to suggest Alex is just a raving idiot nobody at the CIA or NSA would spend five minutes worrying about?
Bottom line, he's just a lying con man, catering to an audience with all sorts of prejudices and delusions that make them believe what they want be believe and hear what they want to hear, a human character flaw that will obscure truth. Believing what one wants to believe trumps truth in many, many, many people, who succumb to was or greed. If people weren't gullible this way, there would be no con men. There's Alex, and his suckers. That's about it. Another entertainment buffoon, and he really does sound like some raving, lunatic buffoon, often, embarrassing for a mature adult to behold, that has somehow made a business as this paradox, parading as something authentic. He's like a few hundred others, on the fake news con circuit, pumping websites, books, videos or begging donations, like you need them to save the planet herself, some broadcasting from their mother's basement. Makes you real hopeful for civilization, doesn't it? I've yet to think of one good thing, being mentally disconnected from reality, can accomplish, unless it helps keep tin foil hats at their computers and off the streets.