Alex Jones: Government Trying To Make Kids Gay
The latest conspiracy theory from Alex Jones, radio show host and noted conspiracy theorist, thinks the government has a shady new trick up its sleeve. According to Jones, in addition to drone strikes in Pakistan, hiding aliens in Roswell, and arming Social Security personnel, the U.S. government is also “encouraging homosexuality with chemicals.”
On his radio show, Jones claimed that government operatives are putting “homosexual chemicals” into the plastic membranes of juice boxes in order to stem population growth. A clip of his broadcast shows him energetically cutting open a juice box and revealing the purportedly sinister membrane inside. This membrane, he claims, is laced with chemicals that will make little boys want to put on makeup and short skirts and “put together a garden of roses” – whatever that means.
Here’s the thing – the U.S. government is responsible for a lot of terrible things in the world. And, for the most part, they’re not telling us what they’re doing until they’re forced to do so. Think of the attempted cover-up of the atrocities at Abu Ghraib. Think of the billions given to “too big to fail” banks. This is what we should be talking about, not gay juice boxes.
Alex Jones might be a red herring – keeping the American people from sniffing out the real truth. But more importantly, is he asserting preposterous conspiracy theories because he actually believes they are true or because the government is using him to direct attention away from the real conspiracies?
For instance, in the same radio show where Jones rants about the homosexual tendencies of juice boxes, he also talks about legitimate chemical additives in our everyday foods – fluoride in water and bottled drinks and MSG in chips. The current battle between Big Ag and food safety advocates over genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling shows just how much clout this monster lobby has with the folks on Capitol Hill. Food safety is a legitimate concern – “gay juiceboxes” not so much. But when both are discussed in the same breath, food safety advocates seem crazy and can be dismissed by Big Ag lobbyists.
In order to uncover the hidden truths of our government’s policies and hold our elected leaders accountable for the decisions they make, we have to focus our energies on the actual conspiracies that are happening and not on frivolous rants. Such extreme ideas give conspiracy theorists everywhere a bad name and draw focus from real issues. In Alex Jones, we see a conspiracy gone wild.
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