Evil comes in many forms. Last week, evil used a rifle to shoot at Republican members of Congress who were practicing for a softball game. Over in Manchester, England, evil use a bomb to kill 22 people at a concert.
Although it reveals itself in such horrific acts, evil doesn’t need to use a lethal weapon in order to inflict harm. Evil can also use a microphone and the Internet. American journalist Megyn Kelly confronted this latter kind of evil in an interview that was aired on NBC on 06/18/17. This was the segment of her show that featured conspiracy peddler Alex Jones.
In the week leading up to that show segment, others in the American media reported about the work of Jones. After reading the various reports, I came to a particular conclusion about Jones. Either he was a shameless huckster who didn’t actually believe the falsehoods that he promotes, or he had more loose screws than a hardware store in an earthquake.
After watching Megyn Kelly’s report about him, I have concluded that Jones is worse than what I previously concluded about him. He is an instrument of evil. Every time that Kelly confronted him with the wicked falsehoods that he actually spoke, Jones dodged more than Vince Vaughn’s movie character Peter LaFleur.
It is no wonder that Jones did not want the show segment about him to be aired. In an article published by the Hollywood Reporter, Jones claims that Megyn Kelly was distorting him.
That claim by Jones is …
Kelly quoted Jones’ conspiracy claims verbatim. In doing so, Kelly didn’t make Jones “look like a Halloween character“. He did that to himself.
If Jones were not successful with his shtick, then he wouldn’t have been interviewed by Kelly. Yet, he is successful. That fact in itself is scary, especially because Jones’ most famous fan is the current POTUS. It is Jones’ connection to President Trump that has put the former in the mainstream spotlight.
If it was wrong for Barack Obama to be associated with William Ayers, then it is definitely wrong for President Trump to be associated with Alex Jones.
Perhaps President Trump will distance himself from Jones now that the latter’s disgusting falsehoods have come to light, but what about the rest of Jones’ audience?
In closing, I want to make known that I rarely – if ever – describe a person as being an instrument of evil, and I certainly don’t want to mimic Dana Carvey’s church lady.
Still, evil is real, and it has been channeled through Alex Jones. Where is Milla Jovovich’s movie character Alice when you need her?
One more thing: Being an instrument of evil isn’t the same thing as being evil incarnate. Adolf Hitler and Jim Jones were evil incarnate. Alex Jones is nowhere near their level when it comes to being a purveyor of evil.