Normally, I don’t watch this kind of stuff because it upsets me on a level I don’t like. When I see crazy people acting crazy…it just gives me a feeling in my chest that I hate. A really angry feeling. Like if you were looking at something red, and someone insisted it was blue…that feeling where you are like, can’t you see what I see? Why are YOU so nuts? This is largely why I want to be really, really into politics, but ultimately, there is something within me that makes me not cut out to debate anyone on it, ever. I will watch from the sideline, participate in the process and make my own informed decisions ..but I never want to discuss those decisions with anyone at any time. Nor do I want them to discuss it with me. I go to great lengths to avoid it.
With that said, this guy is so off the rails that it doesn’t make me as upset as I normally get. However, what does upset me is that people actually trust this lunatic and believe what he says? There are that many insane people in this world?
I feel like as an East Coast liberal, who lives in NYC no less, it’s easy to forget how many dumb people are really out there. Like, living lives and raising children and going to work every day and then going home and going on the Web and watching the news and listening to this and shaking their heads and saying, yes. Yes, this is good.
It’s mind boggling. Which is why I like to stay in my own intellectual bubble.
On Monday night, CNN host Piers Morgan invited Alex Jones — 9/11 Truther, radio host and founder of the “Deport Piers Morgan” petition — on his show to debate him on the issue of gun control in America. What resulted was less of a debate and more of a verbal trainwreck, as Jones delivered an epic rant for the YouTube age, calling for a gun-powered revolution against “megabanks” and “foreigners” and somehow invoking Hitler, Stalin, anti-depression drugs and Europeans currently burning down their cities. (They are not.)