The mutual butt-kissing relationship of Alex Jones and Donald Trump is well-known. Jones, whose conspiracy theories make him eligible for the Dope of the Decade award, has been a booster of The Donald from the start of the latter’s presidential campaign. Trump, for his part, seems to buy into the crazy theories Jones dreams up. Maybe because he’s reaching for that elusive crackpot vote. Or, maybe Trump really is that loony. Who knows? The upshot is that they feed each other’s non compos mentis as they cater to their mutual followers.
Just a little more than two weeks before the election, Alex Jones is going into overdrive. He already has Trump on board with various conspiracy theories and Trump uses the related dog-whistles at his rallies. Trump has praised Jones’ “amazing reputation” and Jones has Trump surrogate Roger Stone on almost every week during this campaign. Trump supporters love Jones and conspiracy theories in general.
It’s no surprise then, that Jones is predicting doomsday if his buddy isn’t elected as POTUS. Not just any old doomsday but the one predicted in the Bible. Of course.
“I believe we’re going to come under great judgment and I believe there’s going to be a total worldwide financial meltdown and probably a world war. And I think, like the Bible says, I think a third or more of the population’s going to be killed.”
Gosh, I hate to rain on Jones’ little Armageddon fantasy but that’s not what economists say. Trump’s plan, while increasing jobs in the short-term, will end up costing over 600,000 jobs in the long-term and increase the federal debt. His plan would reduce revenues by $7 trillion in the first decade. Meaning we’d have to borrow more. Hillary Clinton’s plan would be almost the complete opposite; raising taxes on high-income earners may slow job growth at first but will reduce the federal debt and grow the economy.
As to that apocalyptic war… well, let’s remember which candidate has been asking why we can’t use our nuclear weapons. And who wants to arm countries who do not currently have nuclear weapons. Yeah. That guy.
Jones’ guest, conspiracy nut extraordinaire, Gary Heavin, noted that this battle will be between globalism and nationalism. Guess which one they think the Bible supports? Uh-huh. Nationalism. I seem to recall Paul writing to the Galatians that “all are one in Christ Jesus.” No matter who you are or where you live. That sure sounds global to me.
The troubling thing about globalism to these two conspiracy nuts is that the Antichrist will be in charge of commerce. This is why we are now seeing easier ways to buy and sell things. Heavin says that’s globalism:
“The Bible predicts it’s going to be led by the Antichrist himself. You know, you’re going to have to take the Mark of the Beast to buy or sell.”
Jones brings Apple into the discussion, referring (I think) to the new FeliCa payment system and ApplePay. With these, you can use your iPhone to make payments directly, without needing to have cash on hand. Well, this is just awful. It’s the sign of the Antichrist who, it seems, hates cash.
But here’s the thing… that Apple logo? It’s all part of the conspiracy. Because Eden. Yep, the Apple logo represents the apple that Eve ate back in the Garden of Eden. I kid you not. Jones asks, “What is the symbol of Apple?” and Heavin answers, “Satan’s apple that he gave to Eve.” Jones then sums up the whole thing:
“You can’t make this stuff up.”
Well, you can make this stuff up if you have a bunch of gullible mouth-breathers who hang on your every word. You can make it up if you back a candidate who wants votes badly enough to buy what you’re selling, crazy as it is. You can if you and your guests are so desperate to sell your zealotry that you verbally fellate one another in conspiracy daisy chains and fear-monger every day.
Here’s the clip via Right Wing Watch:
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