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Alex Jones: Boston Terrorist Attack Government Conspiracy

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Why were the loudspeakers telling people in the audience to be calm moments before the bombs went off? Is this another false flag staged attack to take our civil liberties and promote homeland security while sticking their hands down our pants on the streets? – Dan Bidondi, “reporter/analyist” (sic) for Alex Jones’ Infowars [h/t Dave Weigel]

OF COURSE it’s all a conspiracy. How’d we miss this? The question above is from a guy associated with Alex Jones and Infowars, asked of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

This is partly the answer to why we can’t get universal background checks passed through Congress. The crazies have a megaphone as big as anyone.

As for the “false flag” charge, segue to Gawker:

The theory is: the Boston Marathon bombings were a “false flag” attack perpetrated by the government and used an excuse “to take our civil liberties and promote homeland security while sticking their hands down our pants on the streets.”

Who is posting about this on Facebook and Twitter: Alex Jones, the wackadoo radio host and conspiracy monger; the staffs of his websites, InfoWars and PrisonPlanet; your weird uncle who always wears a POW/MIA bandana.

Oh, and let’s not forget the guy on the roof, pictured at the top of this post, who is supposed to be in the middle of the government’s conspiracy.

Come on, people, it’s right in front of you.

6 Responses to Alex Jones: Boston Terrorist Attack Government Conspiracy

  1. fangio April 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Obviously it’s true. Obama’s father was an ” anti colonialist. ” It’s not a a stretch to say Obama also has it in for colonialists, and we know where they originated.

  2. secularhumanizinevoluter April 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    But we are supposed to be civil and polite and respectful to the side of the political spectrum in America that pushes this crap…. and birther crap…. and NRA crap….. and every other delusional/break with reality that makes up the fever swamp of the wingnutesphere….right?

  3. PeggySue April 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Have they no shame?

    Obviously not. We had to put up with this same craziness after the Newtown, MA shootings, conspiracy nuts claiming the whole thing had been staged, a govt. plot, yada, yada. Sick!

    We have a true mental health problem in the country. The fact that these people have microphones and airtime is very troubling.

  4. jjamele April 17, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    This is Jones’ schtick, and it’s the price we pay for a free society and the proliferation of media. Thirty years ago, this guy would have been known as the crazy guy ranting on the street corner or, at most, with a radio show on a low-wattage station somewhere in Montana. Today he’s not the only loony conspiracy theorist profiting from fear-mongering out there.

    In my opinion, it is a very small price to pay, and the solution should never be to shut people up because they are out of the mainstream of polite discourse. We are free to mock Alex Jones, Glenn Beck and the rest of their ilk (and they deserve it) but I’m proud to live in a country that provides them a microphone instead of a dungeon.

    • PeggySue April 17, 2013 at 9:27 am #

      I’m not suggesting we shut anyone up. Only that the days of street corner crazy preaching had a limited impact, affecting only the passerby. Put craziness on the radio or TV, you can inspire all manner of sick reactions. Rwanda comes to mind: Kill all cockroaches; ‘they’ are the enemy. Any freedom or liberty comes with responsibility. Hence even with Freedom of Speech, we have the caveat of ‘no shouting fire in a crowded theater.’

      There’s a difference between freedom and license. Alex Jones et al needn’t be censored. They need to be ridiculed and mocked out of town. Marginalizing crackpots is an effective pushback for people who are deliberately poisoning any and all rational discussion.

      And frankly, the Jones and Becks have gone way beyond dancing outside ‘polite conversation.’

      • jjamele April 18, 2013 at 7:14 am #

        I didn’t accuse you of trying to shut anyone up- however, I would point out that the First Amendment does not protect “polite conversation,” which needs no protection. It protects speech we may find deeply offensive.

        “Put crazinees on the radio or tv, and you can inspire all manner of sick reactions.” True- but not a case for limiting freedom of speech, sorry. The last thing we need is for the government to decide for us what “craziness” is or what speech “can” inspire violence. I also don’t want anyone deciding that someone’s speech is not “rational” and is “poisoning” and therefore should be…well, what?

        “There’s a difference between freedom and license.” A very, very small difference in a free society. The right to attack the government orally is sacred.

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