Donuts; lots of donuts, obviously. But what are his goals? If you have ever heard Alex Jones bloviate, you have heard him machine-gunning criticisms without ever making a policy suggestion. Jones is a shock jock, so there is no reason to expect deep thinking from him, but he definitely has goals that he strives for with demonic energy. Alex Jones wants two things: he wants you to be paralyzed with fear, and he wants to destroy the United States of America as a political entity.
Alex Jones has millions of followers. He is the patron saint of the Tea Party, right-wing militias, libertarians, and anarchists. Matt Drudge once predicted that 2013 would be The Year of Alex Jones, and Jones is a major political force, deserving of scrutiny.
Destroying the USA
If you listen to his podcast for long enough, a couple of months perhaps, you will eventually hear Jones shout: “WE WANT LOCAL CONTROL!” What exactly he means by that is unknown because he is not well-thought-out, but it is clear that he is opposed to the concept of central government. The only question is: where would he stop? After destroying Washington, would he then march on Austin and eliminate the state government of Texas? What about the county? What about city hall? What about the homeowners association?
“Local control” can mean a lot of things, and political parties are expected to have a platform, but Jones is not a politician. He is a propagandist. And Jones’ mission is to simply demonize the enemy – the Yankee government in Washington. Jones has a one-point platform: destroy the federal government.
The best way to think of Alex Jones is as a human Stuka dive bomber – a terror weapon designed to instill fear in you, the listener. The Stuka was loud, and if Alex Jones is anything, he is loud. When the doctor put the stethoscope on the pregnant belly of Jones’ mother, he heard: “THE STORM TROOPERS ARE COMING TO MARCH YOU INTO A FEMA CAMP!!!” Baby Jones was wrong back then, and he has been wrong ever since; like a million times in a row. But he won’t stop because his goal is not to be right; his goal is to have a fearful audience motivated to buy prepper supplies from his online store and his advertisers. Guns, ammo, body armor, gold, seeds, water filters, survival food – everything you need to survive the impending Armageddon.
If you aren’t afraid of Fukushima radiation, how many bottles of Alex-Jones brand iodine will you buy? Zero. If you aren’t afraid of “chemtrails” how many bottles of “Lung Cleanse” will you buy? None. The world ends each and every day on the Alex Jones podcast, and I’m sure that boosts sales to the slow-witted members of his audience.
You will never, ever hear Alex Jones recommend that you save for retirement. According to him, only an idiot would want to have money in the bank. Smart people prepare for retirement by filling up their attics with prepper supplies. Jones spends a lot of time demonizing the Federal Reserve Bank and the U.S. dollar. If he could undermine the financial system, money from bank accounts could be diverted to his store, the value of the gold buried in his back yard would soar, and he could cut the jugular vein of the federal government. For the same reason, Jones promotes tax-cheat con artists like Irwin Schiff, and urges his audience to “withdraw consent,” which is code for not paying taxes.
Jones’ two goals work together for his meta goal of getting rich off of the destruction of the United States government.