Somebody should be arrested. Not just some random person, though. Taking a treacherous leap into the raging river of Alex Jones’s Info Wars sure makes one uneasy — over him, not the fluffy fairy tales he is spouting.
One of his show’s latest guests was “discussing” with Jones about how Black Lives Matter protestors are really radical Islamists who are also in Egypt and “overthrew our ally there.” And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, this man and Jones agreed that “community defense forces” should continue to be set up to “combat” in war in the streets with these global Black Lives Matter jihadists in the near future.
Those weren’t the only detached from reality things that he said. This guest, Stewart Rhodes, also claimed, among other things, that Bernie Sanders is an “honest Communist” and the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center are “espionage groups.” It goes without saying that these two organizations have a record of working for human rights in America, and, at least in the case of the ADL, around the world. And Bernie Sanders, for the millionth time, is a Democratic Socialist, not a Communist. There is a difference.
In the world of these men, all of the previously mentioned fanciful notions aren’t just meaningless chatter. The reason for this potency is that they are calling to set up militias that use some creepy, falsely justifiable violence against people who happen to be perceived to be on the “other side.”
Rhodes founded the domestic terror group the “Oath Keepers,” a group that makes it its business to encourage these types of activities among veterans. His perspective can be summed up in these comments that he made on the Alex Jones show:
‘When someone does defend themselves and they get stomped, of course they’ll screech and call them ‘racist’ and ‘fascist’ and ‘brownshirts’ but they brought it on themselves so I just have no sympathy for them.’
So, in other words, it’s not really his fault that he is clamoring for violence, and he is fighting some magical war to save the universe and those who criticize him just need to forget about it. It’s not only not his fault, but its also not the fault of the veterans and other citizens who are, according to Rhodes, going to be almost animalistically drawn into fighting in the streets.
At least his facade can be seen through rather easily. None of his words really mean much of anything besides being an attempt to assert himself and feel manly. That’s the way it works. Ideas don’t exist apart from people who think of them. And those people drive why the ideas are there in the first place. So, these magical ideas are just a front for these guys to try and sell shirts — which is really how the segment below ended.
You can watch the freakshow t-shirt infomercial below. They talked about their shirts almost as much as they did Bernie Sanders.
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