You Don’t Understand Alex Jones and Qanon: A Quick Primer
Information warfare is *complicated*.
It can’t be explained in five minutes by some triggered journalist who took one or two Sociology classes at Columbia or Georgetown, their freshman or sophomore year.
I think most of us have seen the conspiracy theory bullsh*t from Alex Jones and his entertainingly absurd website, “Infowars”. Fewer have seen the conspiracy theory drivel of Qanon. But many of my readers have.
I need to point out something here, because it’s *REALLY* important.
Ahhhh…now THAT is the question.
More importantly, have you ever VETTED the Bilderberg Group? You’re going to find some of the biggest players in transnational organized crime. But if you start going after the Bilderberg Group publicly you sound CRAAAAAAAAAZY.
Get it? They totally poison the water, so that a rational discussion cannot possibly occur with regard to certain topics. This insulates bad actors from any objective criticism/analysis. In a politically polarized environment, you begin to see the effectiveness of the strategy.
I had the misfortune of following the Parkland shootings and the aftermath very closely. Before I had even seen Qanon’s ramblings about the March for Your Lives kids and “crisis acting”, I had already vetted them. More importantly, I vetted their parents. I’m not going to get into the ugly details of what I discovered. But what I found was pretty disturbing. Over the past few years of doing this, it was probably the discovery that most disturbed me. When I began to try to explain, for example, the father of Cameron Kasky and his off-the-charts ties to Russian organized crime, I was relentlessly attacked–mostly by well-meaning people.
Maybe there was just a little irony in Anderson Cooper’s post-Parkland shooting interview with the daughters of Michael Sucher, the President and CEO of AK-47 manufacturer Century Arms International.
I don’t want this article to become an ideological tit-for-tat, so I hope I have explained my point here. Don’t shoot the messenger. But, PLEASE, think about what I’m telling you here and do a little background checking yourself.
But don’t you love the irony in the name of Alex Jones’ website?
Only it’s Alex Jones who’s waging it. And he’s obviously had some serious training in information warfare. He’s not as crazy as he’d like you to think he is.