I usually like to link my readers to original sources, but I’ve decided I’m not going to do that in this case. In the first place, I don’t want to send Alex Jones any extra web-traffic. In the second, I don’t want anyone to harass his victims. Background on this story can probably start here, for the uninitiated.
Until recently, I had nothing against the people who listen to Alex Jones, he’s just not my cup o’ tea. That changed with the conspiracy theory popularly known as Pizza Gate. This is a story centered around a pizza parlor in Washington DC. Believers charge that it is some sort of a front for organized criminals to kidnap, rape and murder children.
The first problem with this theory — aside from the obvious: that there is no evidence — is that it’s centered around a public place. For years, tens of thousands of people have come and gone from the pizza shop in question, at all hours of the day and night. Is it reasonable to believe that children were being tortured, raped and murdered in this environment? No one saw anything as they were ordering and eating pizza?
Note: A quick dig through court records suggested that the only drama surrounding the pizza shop was a zoning complaint, by neighbors who were annoyed by late night drunks walking past their houses, to and from the restaurant. The pizza shop can probably be said to be guilty of being a mediocre neighbor… but this is not akin to being the front for a ring of organized child killers.
Jones and other conspiracy theorists mobilized a mob of people to investigate this joint, causing serious disruption to the business. On some of the youtube videos of people harassing patrons, the owner can be seen calmly asking the protestors to sit down and talk to him, at different times offering them free coffee and pizza. Eventually, a nutjob who was inspired by Jones’ “activism” went to the pizza shop with an AK-47 and started shooting furniture.
So, what’s the owner of such a business supposed to do? I suppose he could sue Alex Jones, which will entail years and years of paying his attorneys to file pleadings and motions in court. Long after this drama has been forgotten, the owner will be forced to relive this nonsense. Eventually, he’d probably win his case, and Jones would just as quickly move himself and all his assets to the Bahamas, to evade collection.
My astute readers will note that just by stating these obvious problems with the conspiracy theory, Brother Boxer is opening himself up to charges that he is part of the conspiracy. Should the wrong people read this blog post, it’s possible that I’ll be outed as a long-time friend of Crooked Hillary Clinton and John Podesta, and a guest at the parties at the pizza shop. Never mind the fact that I think the Clintons and Podestas are idiots, and I wouldn’t have anything to say to them if I ever actually did see them. It is how these witch-hunts work.
Over at Black Pill, commenter Boy Doesn’t Meet Girl (visit his blog) writes:
“The only people who ask “what a conspiracy theorist is” are conspiracy theorists.” According to whom, outside of this tribal blog of anonymous keyboard warriors?
As a guy with a math degree, I have a fetish for well-defined terms; but, “conspiracy theorist” is analytic.
I don’t disagree with you about conspiracy theorists in general. People are all the time scheming to enrich themselves (I do this almost every time I go to work) and often two-or-more folks will scheme together. It can be useful to try and figure out, after the fact, what happened when something seemingly random goes down. The problem, in this case, is Jones’ pattern of lying about people for the sake of his ratings, then making a halfhearted apology for the lunacy he’s ejaculated into the collective consciousness, after he’s already profited from his dishonesty.
Alex Jones is a man who fabricated tales of rape and murder in order to sell penis-enhancement pills, to his gullible listeners, on his kooky program. He’s also a man who, despite just losing custody of his children, is not lifting a finger to help divorced men in a similar situation.
Alex Jones is not a dissident. Alex Jones is not your friend. He’s a male feminist, who is loyal to the system in place, and he has grown rich by lying to you.