I passed over this thread a few times, because I didn't think it would go in the direction it has... JW's/ExJ's??? You know, as someone who left the cult over two decades ago, I sometimes forget how susceptible cult survivors are to cult mentality in other forms. Alex Jones literally feeds off the fear of others. His political agenda is that of tossing a grenade into a large crowd and wait and see what survives the blast. JW's get so used to looking for Armageddon around every corner, to find signs, that they become a prisoner of patterns, even when those patterns make zero sense. Alex was banned for offering to shoot Jeff Sessions for Trump. That isn't free speech! But hey, I'll play along. Here's some of Alex's best ideas...
The death of Anthony Scalia links back to the illuminati
Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance was a Satanic ritual
Bill Gates is a eugenist trying to wipeout minorities through vaccines
The government controls the weather
"Pizzagate" aka Hillary Clinton is running a child molestation and trafficking ring through a pizza shop and even murdered some children.
Glenn Beck is a CIA agent that worked for the Obama administration and helped cover up 9/11
Government is using juice boxes to turn children gay
... but beyond this, he is simply a charlatan making a buck. He peddles his own vitamin products on his show and openly admitted in court that he is "playing a trick on the public" all in the form of free speech. Only, most of his followers don't get that he doesn't actually believe everything he peddles. He is a caricature whose made a great deal of money and fame from coming up with the most insane stories possible. Like pulling a tabloid off the shelves at the grocer. My problem with Jones isn't in his insanity or the depth of how far down he can stoop, My problem is that people believe his bull. It puts real lives at risk as people entangle themselves. Parents who've lost their children in a shooting now have to be the subjects of death threats from people who call them actors. A vigilante raided the pizza shop believing there would be children in a non existent basement. Who is going to shoot Jeff Sessions for Alex for Trump?
I understand how easy it is to go down the conspiracy rabbit hole, but that's what they are, Conspiracy Theories. It's so important for people in cults to be aware of their own mental flaws. It isn't something you grow out of. So much time in the JW's rewrites your brain patterns and even if you leave, you will find the same patterns comforting. Remind yourself that they are dangerous!