Why does this YouTube channel have nearly two million subscribers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Shaodeus, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Shaodeus

    Shaodeus Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 28, 2016


    I'm a bit confused that over a million people watched this gent's videos and thought to themselves. "Oh this is interesting, I sure would like to hear more of the gentleman's ideas and theories".

    Though mayhap they're looking for comedy in which case I can understand that.
     
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    It's Alex Jones. He's pretty much the most famous conspiracy nut and all-around lunatic. I have no idea why he has so many fans, but then again, you can look at how stupid the average person and then think about how half of the world is even dumber than that (if you now think "Hey, who says that the distribution is symmetric so that the left side of the median is exactly half", congratulations, you've been paying attention somewhere).
     
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  3. Millim

    Millim Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Oct 13, 2010
    Alex Jones is basically what happens when your penis gets a life of its own and gets really angry over random shit
     
  4. Jogre

    Jogre So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 25, 2015
     
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  5. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Jul 14, 2016
    It very annyounys me how people go for believing in stupid things like everyone is lizards or something ridiculous when there are defiantly things the US and British government cover up for example ;

    Did you know on 11 November 1918 there where around 10,000 casualties even though most generals knew an fighting was going to stop on the 11 of November. Casualties occurred even as the people of Paris, London and New York were celebrating the end of the fighting.

    ' in particular, the Americans suffered heavy casualties attempting to cross the River Meuse on the night of the 10th/11th with the US Marines taking over 1,100 casualties alone. However, if they had waited until 11.00, they could have crossed the river unhindered and with no casualties'

    Shit like that has been covered up and literally no one gives a shit about it , its very sad
     
  6. kraag

    kraag Stalwart Prick

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    Dec 26, 2015
    I find it ridiculous that so many people on this planet believe that a bearded caucasian man lives in the clouds and sees everything everyone does at all times and that there is a big evil red being/thing with a forked tail and a pitchfork in the centre of the planet. And if you don't follow the rules of one, you're doomed to eternity with the other. LOL, The Holey Bible.

    To me that is more insane than thinking that the Clinton Foundation is a network of global child-eating paedophiles.
     
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  7. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 17, 2016
    I want to bet most are ironic fans or just there for shits n giggles.
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Wouldn't be too sure about that. Infowars is pretty big, and a lot of people believe what they put out.
     
  9. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Alex Jones is awesome.

    He's in a lot of video games under various pseudonyms. He was the basis for the hippie The Truth in San Andreas and Lazarus in Deus Ex: Human Revolution/Mankind Divided.

    He's a fucking but but a harmless one.
     
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  10. The notorious OVB

    The notorious OVB Minster of Truth

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    Dec 28, 2016
    THEY TURN THE FRIGGIN FROGS GAY!
     
  11. Supreme Shah Ismail

    Supreme Shah Ismail Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 17, 2016
     
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  12. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Wouldn't exactly call him "harmless"... I mean, him being a scammer is bad enough, but he fuels people's psychological disorders and drives them further away from sanity and rational thought.
     
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  13. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    If I were POTUS, Alex Jones would be VPOTUS.
     
  14. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    It depends on whether you think he's sincere or not. I do. I think he's got a bunch of utterly deranged beliefs about the world but I don't think that's necessarily an automatically bad thing.

    So do a lot of people.

    Having worked with the mentally ill, paranoia isn't something which needs Alex Jones to fuel it as it manifests regardless.
     
  15. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Still, people like Alex Jones accelerate the descend of people like Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, believing that some people are the Antichrist and shit like that. Do we really need to give them such a large stage?
     
  16. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Well, that gets into the fact that Alex Jones is listened to by a large number of people who find him entertaining but don't believe his shit as well as a small core of followers who really are paranoid wackjobs. He's not a comedian or entertainer, though, but an actual nutjob so it's probably wrong that he gets the attention he does. However, the fact is he's just exercising his freedom of speech. It's just that he has such a large forum because his ludicirousness is something people like to hear.

    Honestly, if I was going to restrict the free speech of others, I'd start with a lot more believable but misleading propaganda.
     
  17. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Alex Jones is like a stupid ridiculous Noam Choamsky!

    The voice of America!
     
  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    He's not a nutjob. He's a scam artist...who might be mentally ill. Look at his store.
     
  19. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Well, you can be all three.

    Chuck Tingle is making a small fortune and got nominated for a Hugo for his sci-fi gay porn novels despite being mentally ill.
     
  20. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    conspiracy theories are fun. but only in a dude, bro, what-if sense. what if the government is controlling the population's intelligence with school lunches and that's why everyone is dumb and private schools and college costs so much?