Renowned wingnut Alex Jones is at it again. If you’ve forgotten, Jones is the man who called for Piers Morgan to be deported for daring to have an opinion on gun control – and also the man who then went on his show and had a meltdown over gun control. This time around, he’s preaching on his radio show about how the big bad government is poisoning your children with chemicals in order to make them gay. Throughout a set of odd and outright wing-nutty videos released late last month, Jones makes the case that the government is “encouraging homosexuality with chemicals so that people don’t have children.”
He even goes so far as to tear open a juice box, expose the plastic membrane inside, and claim that the chemicals in it will “feminize” young boys to the point of making them gay. “After [little boys] are done drinking your juices, [they’re] ready to go out and have a baby…[they’re] ready to put together a garden of roses…[they’re] ready to go put lipstick on.”
Elsewhere in the strange videos he talks about male frogs being changed into female frogs because of the chemicals in our waterways (again, a product of an evil government conspiracy involving the elimination of macho frogs).
For virtually his entire life, Tim has been writing. Over the years he’s dabbled in mainstream fiction, science fiction, dystopian fiction, and personal essays. The one consistent thread through his entire writing career has been blogging – he’s been doing it since 1997 in one form or another. In addition to writing Tim has frequently worked and volunteered as a civil rights advocate including on campus LGBT advocacy as well as interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division.
And the most ironic part of all of this is - there *is* a problem with drugs in the water supply, it has nothing to do with government conspiracies. It's about people improperly disposing of prescriptions and drugs being passed through the sanitation system that leak into the fresh water supply. Nothing sinister - yet still an important issue to address once you cut through the wingnut factor.
The government is us. Even the bat-shit crazy GOP politicians are doing what they think Tea Party people want. It isn't a separate entity with an agenda of its own. That's what separates the sane people from insane people. Alex Jones is insane.