Monday, April 1, 2019

Why does Alex Jones do what he does?

As many of you may know, Infowars front man Alex Jones is being sued by some of the families of children murdered in the Sandy Hook shooting. 

He was deposed just a few days ago by attorneys for the families who brought the suits. They had been repeatedly harassed by some of the thuggish followers of Jones, who repeatedly, over a period of years, helped to spread the vicious, accursed theory that the massacre didn't actually happen, that it was all a part of a left-wing plot. 

There's a lot of chatter on social media right now about all of this. One person I know referred to the case and opined that Jones is insane. Otherwise, the thought was, he would never have kept alive those ridiculous conspiracy theories and worked so hard to spread them. 

I, on the other hand, believe that Jones is perfectly sane and does things like that for two main reasons.

The first reason is because it gets his brain-dead audience to tune in, buy the sponsors' products and put money in his pocket. It doesn't bother him in the least that doing that harms real people. He hates them--meaning survivors and families of victims of mass shootings--so that's even better for him.

The second reason is that he can! He's never had any real negative consequences from spreading hate and chaos; he enjoys doing it, so there's no reason to stop.

Getting kicked off Twitter might be seen as a negative consequence but Jones and his cronies didn't miss a beat. They just had to change platforms. The methods, the message and the ugly way he and others operate didn't change at all.

It is true that these law suits could change all that but I'm not sure they will. I sure hope they do. If they can take away enough cash from Jones and others like him, it could be a very big deal.

In the meantime, the Reich Wing has unlimited stores of money and hate which will make sure that Jones and others like him who wallow around in that right-wing media cesspool can keep doing what they do.

Bulldog Ben

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