I Hate This: the disaster performance artist, Alex Jones

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Since Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist loud-mouth proprietor of the provocative InfoWars website, is a frog-throated, veined-forehead, voice-like-a-storm-of-locusts synthesis of detritus, he’s fighting a battle in court for custody over his children.

“He’s not a stable person,” Kelly Jones, Alex’s wife, told the jury. “He says he wants to break Alec Baldwin’s neck. He wants J-Lo to get raped. I’m concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress. He broadcasts from home. The children are there, watching him broadcast.”

Jones, well-known for perpetuating the Sandy Hook hoax – the dumbest conspiracy theory that has ever been formulated into semi-coherent words, which claimed that the Obama administration had faked the entire shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in order to pass tyrannical gun control legislation – is considered a trustworthy source of real news by our “President.”

Now, in his court case, Jones’s lawyer is claiming that this is just “performance art.” The man whom the Trump White House gave a sneak preview of the “President’s” talking points for his first joint session of Congress is not a news source to be trusted, but in fact an act being put on like a delusional showman that people, for some reason, find to be charismatic.

“Your reputation is amazing,” Trump told Jones in an interview from late 2015. “I will not let you down.”

Well, in fact, Jones had a reputation for being a screaming maniac who had teetered over the edge and landed in the Upside Down, a fringe character with a large following but not too much power.

Until the man who became President of the United States on a Yuge Wall of Lies and Braggadocio started listing InfoWars as a news source more trustworthy than CNN. I was most horrified on Trump’s potential cabinet when there were rumors of Jones being tapped for Press Secretary.

This is a horrible sack of molded, rotten morality we’re talking about here. Alex Jones is no more a human being than a haywire Replicant. He deserves no custody of his children because Alex Jones, Father and Alex Jones, Scumbag Liar Idiot, are the same “person.”

Alex Jones works from home. His “performance art” rants where he yelps about fighting Alec Baldwin, or Jennifer Lopez getting gang-raped, or, as Jones puts it –

“When I say, ‘I’m going to kick your ass,’ it’s the Infowar,” Jones spewed from his obnoxious, gaping mouth. “I say every day we’re going to destroy you with the truth.”

So as this battle is beginning, over the separation of the two possible Alex Joneses, Kelly Jones’ legal team has been preparing video evidence; InfoWars segments that prove the volatility of Jones’s “alter-ego.”

One clip featured the couple’s 12-year-old son, where Jones went on to claim members of the InfoWars community had taken the child “under their wing” during the summer of 2015.

“He is undoubtedly cut out for this, and I intend for him to eclipse what I’ve done,” Jones said, proud of the burgeoning martyr of dubious sanity and atom-thin relation to factual evidence he had raised.

Randall Wilhite, Alex Jones’s attorney, said that this tape looked like “good stuff” – as if a father telling his son he loves him is an indication of proper parenting worthy of joint custody. But if it was on his show, wasn’t it just “performance art?”

Everything this man says is despicable, obnoxious and nonsensical. And somehow, he is what passes for a trustworthy news source in this country. Despite the obviousness of his trumped-up “act,” the man we “elected” “President” is turning to Jones for far-right conspiracy theories like so many people turned to Walter Cronkite so many years ago.

Jones had 1.3 billion channel views on YouTube, 2 million subscribers, syndication on over 160 radio networks across the country, and 7.6 million global unique visitors on the InfoWars website in the span of a month. If this all comes crashing down on top of him, it topples onto Trump as well.

And this damn well better come toppling down.

I hope this court battle destroys Alex Jones. I hope it rips his “amazing” reputation to shreds. I hope Jones is relegated to sniveling waste at the deepest, dankest corners of the internet, where he deserves to rot. I hope this pathetic excuse for a man is so destroyed by his own nature that he won’t be able to get a job at a Cinnabon when this whole mess is over. I hope he never sees his children again.

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