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Page Two – Alex Jones: Demon Hunter

“Clinton and Obama stink of sulfur, so they must be demons”

By Louis Black, October 21, 2016, Columns

Well you can read it in the morning papers
Hear it on the radio
Crime is sweeping the nation
This world is about to go
We need a good old case of salvation
To put the love of God in our souls
We need a whole lot more of Jesus
And a lot less rock and roll
– "We Need a Whole Lot More of Jesus," Wayne Raney


Bless his heart: Hatemonger, conspiracy hobbyist, anti-New World guerrilla fighter, and Trump friend, fan, and adviser, Alex Jones is never going to let the newer preachers of divineness, hate, and hostility topple him from his perch at the top. Determined to stay many steps ahead of any other fearmongers, Jones goes where no rational person would ever dare, not because they lack bravery but because they have some sense of perspective if not exactly reality. But Jones is not intimidated by rationality, logic, or respect, and certainly not by decency in his search for truth, which has almost nothing to do with truth.

If it smears those he doesn't like, insists on how evil they are, then Jones believes it. Often adding a side note – of just how good, pure, and righteous he is. Just ask him: He is that rare honest man and true patriot who loves his country, unlike so many others. When he says something, well you know, it's not exactly that he believes it and certainly not that it is accurate but you can bet it serves his purposes in some way.

It seems hard to imagine that in this political season there is anyone who believes that the political dialogue has sunk so low it can go no lower. Be assured that we may not even be close to the bottom. Jones has just gleefully made this clear: "Hillary, reportedly, I mean, I was told by people around her that they think she's demon-possessed, okay? I'm just going to go ahead and say it, okay?

"They said that they're scared. That's why when I see her when kids are by her, I actually get scared myself, with a child – with that big rubber face and that – I mean this woman is dangerous, ladies and gentlemen. I'm telling you, she is a demon. This is biblical. She's going to launch a nuclear war. The Russians are scared of her."

People close to Clinton calling up Jones to say she's a demon seems as likely as the Illuminati reaching out to him to join, tempting him with power and wealth. Which they did, according to Jones, but of course he turned them down. Probably because he figured he could do better selling Super Male Vitality, Survival Shield X-2, Deep Cleanse, Brain Force, and Super Female Vitality. And I bet he does.

Championing Joe McCarthy, it often seems like Jones is determined to join him in the Infamy Hall of Fame, where reside those who, to further personal ambitions, aggressively sought to destroy the careers and lives of fellow Americans. Even McCarthy might not have gone this far, but you never know:

"Imagine how bad she smells, man? I'm told her and Obama just stink, stink, stink, stink. You can't wash that evil off, man. Told there's a rotten smell around Hillary. I'm not kidding, people say, they say – folks, I've been told this by high-up folks. They say listen, Obama and Hillary both smell like sulfur. I never said this because the media will go crazy with it, but I've talked to people that are in protective details, they're scared of her. And they say, listen, she's a frickin' demon and she stinks and so does Obama. I go, like what? Sulfur. They smell like hell."

High-up folks! Probably senators or cabinet members or generals and presidential candidates contacted him. In this season of madness, he still manages to up the ante.

As a conceptual artist of hate speech and vile accusations as well as verbal and physical bullying, he has the ability to make his face turn red on cue. Routinely ranting, Jones knows it is not enough to call every mass shooting a black flag operation or to regularly proclaim in a righteous fury that U.N. troops or the like are going to occupy the country. These speeches emphasize that this time the invasion is soon. When you do that for years ... and years and years, even your fanatically loyal followers may wonder why it hasn't happened.

Jones leads the self-aggrandizing paranoid, the only true patriotic heroes (just ask them), the aware and the armed. Unlike the rest of us, they are ready to fight back! They're not going to willingly board trains taking them to concentration camps. The rest of us – the sheeple – they insist won't have to be herded on board, so eager to serve our slave masters that we'll rush into those cattle cars.

Jones offers how reluctant he is to lead this revolution, only doing so out of his extraordinary sense of duty. Maintaining hysteria and paranoia at a pitch for decades requires a special skill. He knows that his patriot followers, true champions of liberty, are usually quite happy to buy whatever he is selling.

Literally to buy, sleekly modifying his conspiracy hobby into an online store. Essentially he has become an old-time Medicine Show huckster, offering miracle nutrients and blessed additives, spending almost as much airtime hawking products as mobilizing the resistance.

Humble Jones noted, "I just want to try to be a pure and virtuous person. I want to try to transcend my flesh and be the true leader that we're all meant to be ... I feel the spirit of the Creator and it embraces me with chills ...." Which is touching. When he asserts that Obama and Clinton are demons, at least they are in good company. He has stated that the current pope is the Antichrist. "I wonder if he's got a little red tail wrapped up in his shorts," Jones said. "I mean, if I heard the stuff he says and I didn't know who said it, I'd say that's Satan himself."

Which I guess sounds like the words of a pure and virtuous person.


Conspiracy Collector Score Card:

Nov. 22, 1963: 53 years

Sept. 11, 2001: 15 years

Literally thousands of collectors have invested an incalculable amount of time and money in this hobby.

Convictions: 0

Copyright © 2019 Austin Chronicle Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Austin Chronicle

https://www.austinchronicle.com/columns/2016-10-21/page-two-alex-jones-demon-hunter/

Page Two – Alex Jones: Demon Hunter

“Clinton and Obama stink of sulfur, so they must be demons”

By Louis Black, October 21, 2016, Columns

Well you can read it in the morning papers
Hear it on the radio
Crime is sweeping the nation
This world is about to go
We need a good old case of salvation
To put the love of God in our souls
We need a whole lot more of Jesus
And a lot less rock and roll
– "We Need a Whole Lot More of Jesus," Wayne Raney


Bless his heart: Hatemonger, conspiracy hobbyist, anti-New World guerrilla fighter, and Trump friend, fan, and adviser, Alex Jones is never going to let the newer preachers of divineness, hate, and hostility topple him from his perch at the top. Determined to stay many steps ahead of any other fearmongers, Jones goes where no rational person would ever dare, not because they lack bravery but because they have some sense of perspective if not exactly reality. But Jones is not intimidated by rationality, logic, or respect, and certainly not by decency in his search for truth, which has almost nothing to do with truth.

If it smears those he doesn't like, insists on how evil they are, then Jones believes it. Often adding a side note – of just how good, pure, and righteous he is. Just ask him: He is that rare honest man and true patriot who loves his country, unlike so many others. When he says something, well you know, it's not exactly that he believes it and certainly not that it is accurate but you can bet it serves his purposes in some way.

It seems hard to imagine that in this political season there is anyone who believes that the political dialogue has sunk so low it can go no lower. Be assured that we may not even be close to the bottom. Jones has just gleefully made this clear: "Hillary, reportedly, I mean, I was told by people around her that they think she's demon-possessed, okay? I'm just going to go ahead and say it, okay?

"They said that they're scared. That's why when I see her when kids are by her, I actually get scared myself, with a child – with that big rubber face and that – I mean this woman is dangerous, ladies and gentlemen. I'm telling you, she is a demon. This is biblical. She's going to launch a nuclear war. The Russians are scared of her."

People close to Clinton calling up Jones to say she's a demon seems as likely as the Illuminati reaching out to him to join, tempting him with power and wealth. Which they did, according to Jones, but of course he turned them down. Probably because he figured he could do better selling Super Male Vitality, Survival Shield X-2, Deep Cleanse, Brain Force, and Super Female Vitality. And I bet he does.

Championing Joe McCarthy, it often seems like Jones is determined to join him in the Infamy Hall of Fame, where reside those who, to further personal ambitions, aggressively sought to destroy the careers and lives of fellow Americans. Even McCarthy might not have gone this far, but you never know:

"Imagine how bad she smells, man? I'm told her and Obama just stink, stink, stink, stink. You can't wash that evil off, man. Told there's a rotten smell around Hillary. I'm not kidding, people say, they say – folks, I've been told this by high-up folks. They say listen, Obama and Hillary both smell like sulfur. I never said this because the media will go crazy with it, but I've talked to people that are in protective details, they're scared of her. And they say, listen, she's a frickin' demon and she stinks and so does Obama. I go, like what? Sulfur. They smell like hell."

High-up folks! Probably senators or cabinet members or generals and presidential candidates contacted him. In this season of madness, he still manages to up the ante.

As a conceptual artist of hate speech and vile accusations as well as verbal and physical bullying, he has the ability to make his face turn red on cue. Routinely ranting, Jones knows it is not enough to call every mass shooting a black flag operation or to regularly proclaim in a righteous fury that U.N. troops or the like are going to occupy the country. These speeches emphasize that this time the invasion is soon. When you do that for years ... and years and years, even your fanatically loyal followers may wonder why it hasn't happened.

Jones leads the self-aggrandizing paranoid, the only true patriotic heroes (just ask them), the aware and the armed. Unlike the rest of us, they are ready to fight back! They're not going to willingly board trains taking them to concentration camps. The rest of us – the sheeple – they insist won't have to be herded on board, so eager to serve our slave masters that we'll rush into those cattle cars.

Jones offers how reluctant he is to lead this revolution, only doing so out of his extraordinary sense of duty. Maintaining hysteria and paranoia at a pitch for decades requires a special skill. He knows that his patriot followers, true champions of liberty, are usually quite happy to buy whatever he is selling.

Literally to buy, sleekly modifying his conspiracy hobby into an online store. Essentially he has become an old-time Medicine Show huckster, offering miracle nutrients and blessed additives, spending almost as much airtime hawking products as mobilizing the resistance.

Humble Jones noted, "I just want to try to be a pure and virtuous person. I want to try to transcend my flesh and be the true leader that we're all meant to be ... I feel the spirit of the Creator and it embraces me with chills ...." Which is touching. When he asserts that Obama and Clinton are demons, at least they are in good company. He has stated that the current pope is the Antichrist. "I wonder if he's got a little red tail wrapped up in his shorts," Jones said. "I mean, if I heard the stuff he says and I didn't know who said it, I'd say that's Satan himself."

Which I guess sounds like the words of a pure and virtuous person.


Conspiracy Collector Score Card:

Nov. 22, 1963: 53 years

Sept. 11, 2001: 15 years

Literally thousands of collectors have invested an incalculable amount of time and money in this hobby.

Convictions: 0

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