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Alex Jones is a die-hard and outspoken conspiracy theorist, and conspiracy theories have been so successfully demonized that some weaker minds fear to be associated with them in any way.
But Alex Jones is not helping the cause by muckraking so much sensationalistic crap. I understand why outsiders (especially those with strong science backgrounds) and many libertarians see him as looney. He doesn't know his own limitations and often preaches flagrant scientific myths like he knows exactly what he is talking about. It's a shame because it can discredit the true, extremely important points he also often makes. (His devoted followers don't help either because they parrot the same fallacies).
the answer is simple
it's about "separation of power."
use a search engine to find any essay or article on the subject.
So I shut it off before it even started....
Thank but no thanks, I have better things to do
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.
Thats why I don't listen to his tripe. I like to keep an open mind.
out. That's why we have racists.
Part of freedom is the freedom to be able to pick and choose what you watch and don't watch. I don't watch FoxNews, CNN or MSNBC, does that make me closed minded?
Why does the participation of Alex Jones make you not want to watch something?
Well Alex Jones is not a good source. He is a good guy and everything, but rather uneducated and makes Ron Paul and others look like a fool.
Uneducated? You mean he didn't go to an university or something?
Is that really a valid criterion for judging the quality of a source?
If you are so worried about someone making you or 'the movement' look like a 'fool', you might as well give up now and go do something else.
Anyone that walks around with a bullhorn over talking people on street corners has issues. Furthermore, he has done more to damage the Ron Paul movement than anyone.
He's a loose cannon and is the equivillant of the Morton Downing show......
You listen to him, I dont. My brother started listening to him and has been totally marginalized including giving up his opportunity to become a delegate at the behest of Alex Jones.
I agree with you. I think Alex Jones is on our side of the issue, but I really don't care about "Geroge HW Bush dancing naked banging a bongo drum at orange grove" or whatever it is. I am more interested in ideas, which is why I prefer listening to Ron Paul, Tom Woods, Lew Rockwell, Peter Schiff and the like. Alex Jones just loses me.
...AS A NEWS AGGREGATING SOURCE.
His organization does gather a lot of good information from disparate sources I'd otherwise never come across, and sometimes they even put it together well in an educational fashion.
All too often, though, I cannot handle listening to their opining and how they sometimes put things together or the assumptions they draw. Possibly true or no, it seems to go entirely too far at times and I used to find myself getting entirely too dark about things.
So, for finding useful info from sources I might not have seen otherwise, well and good. Beyond that, I tend to just shut him out before I find a bridge to jump off.
He beats you with it until you are a bloody pulp and brain dead. ...I was cool with calling th kettle black.
Instead of "Here's what we've got, it seems to indicate an agenda to XYZ that's pretty unpleasant, and here's why we think so" you get "THEY WANT YOU DEAD, THEY WANT TO POISON YOUR BABIES! THESE SICK PUKES, I WEEP FOR HUMANITY! DOOOOOOOOOOOOM!! EVIL PSYCHOPATHS, BABY-RAPERS AND SATANISTS, I CALL DOWN THE FIRE OF HEAVEN UPON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!" or some such, ad infinitum.
Now, I'm not going to say some of all of that isn't true...but please, just give me the information to work with and the reasoning behind it. I'm all for righteous anger, but the expression of it can go just a LITTLE too far sometimes, and instead of leaving people in an educated state wanting to work to fix it, can drive them to the point of lunacy or suicide or otherwise taking up arms to handle things entirely the wrong way (which it seems steps are already in place to deal with).
Come on, Alex...a little grounding would be good, even if I can understand the way you feel. And if you keep it up, you're probably going to have an aneurysm or the like soon.
Not to worry. I watched the whole thing and he is not in it. I think they put his name on the video to redirect searches. Although I am curious, why the apparent aversion to Alex Jones?
"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms."
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