As if thinking people were not getting bashed enough with rightwing fallout on the homophobic attack on the Pulse nightclub, Alex Jones claims that the government set up the massacre in order to take away “our freedoms,” –guns.
Alex Jones issues pronouncements about America’s enemies on his radio show, which is currently carried by 160 radio stations around the United States. At his conspiracy central website, he is described as “dedicated to libertarian and constitutionalist ideas, in addition to what he has coined “1776 worldwide” – promoting a true culture of liberty, transparency and freedom on a planetary scale to empower humanity, while vehemently opposing Agenda 21 and the globalist threat to national sovereignty.”
In the video, filmed against a backdrop of rosebushes, Jones blames the government for the “false flag” attack on the nightclub.
“Our government and the governments of Europe allowed these huge hordes of radical jihadis in … without checking their passports or visas…they’re allowing them to attack us, so they can then take our freedoms away,” he says.
He describes Islam as cancer, and as a “civil war religion of destabilization and slavery.” He claims that Saudi Arabia is “quarterbacking” the whole radical Islam terror issue, and that both President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have passed laws that restrict speech for fear of “making Muslims angry.” And he says, while they’re passing hate laws and speech laws, they also want to “take your guns.”
Jones then promises to stand up for your freedom because he isn’t going to “submit.”
In the 1:40 speech, Jones never once mentions that the target of the attack was the LGTBQ community, nor does he mention that the club employed a police officer for security, and it was the cop who first engaged the gunman as the initial rampage began.
During the first few seconds of the video, a banner proclaims, “This is how you clear toxic air.” And then at the end, Jones urges viewers to read the truth at InfoWars, his conspiracy website.
The word salad can be viewed here:
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."