The Infowars J6 Insurrection: How infowars, Alex Jones, Owen Shroyer, Donald Trump and Roger Stone Used Stochastic Terrorism to Turn the Mob on the Capitol Police
With The January 6th Report now released and the recommendation to refer Donald Trump to the Department of Justice for prosecution on four charges now the main media talking point of the day, it’s time for a look at the wider picture.
Whist the January 6th Committee conclusion that the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021, was the cause of one man is apt, Trump could not have managed to galvanise his faux-patriot shock troops into action that day without the help of two indespensible allies who have featured regularly here at rebelinfo.com.
These individuals are Alex Jones, whose infowars website provided the initial and ongoing propaganda arm for the Trump 2016 campaign, which continued its misinformation campain right up to and including the 2020 election and the day of January 6th itself. The other is Roger Stone, who served as the bridge between Jones and the Trump campaigns and adminsistration.
A new book has recently been released which details how infowars used its platform to stoke its viewers and listeners into a state of revolutionary zeal in the days leading up to January 6th, 2021.
The Infowars J6 Insurrection: How infowars, Alex Jones, Owen Shroyer, Donald Trump and Roger Stone Used Stochastic Terrorism to Turn the Mob on the Capitol Police by Michael Palmer lays a framework and uses transcripts from infowars own shows (that Alex Jones has since removed from his website) to support the fact that there was an eco-system of right-wing media working in lock-step with the Trump campaign to foment violence on January 6th, 2021.
There was only so much evidence the January 6th Comittee was able to sift through and present in its final report, and of course the kingpin, Donal Trump, had to be their ultimate target.
However, as The January 6th Committee has also pointed out, democracy is still in danger in the United States. That danger lies not just at the ballot box due to gerrymandering and multiples lines of voter suppression but also with media platforms such as infowars which allow individuals such as Alex Jones and Roger Stone to reach millions with their disinformation propaganda campaigns.
rebelinfo.com has long been warning of the danger posed by infowars and Alex Jones and I myself first raised the prospect of a possible attempt to overthrow democracy by Jones, Stone and Trump in my 2016 article “The Strange Relationship of infowars’ Alex Jones, Donald Trump and Roger Stone” published well before Trump’s election victory.
Sadly, it wasn’t until the events of January 6th, 2021 that people began to take Alex Jones and infowars as a serious threat to U.S. democracy and not just as a crazy conspiracy theorist who had lied about the events of Sandy Hook in order to make a quick (huge) buck.
In the following excerpt from The January 6th Report we read that finally, years after the warning flags had been raised, lawmakers are finally realising the dangers that Alex Jones, infowars and Roger Stone have posed all along.
The question is, what will be done about it?
Excerpt From The January 6th Report:
“One especially notorious conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones, repeatedly told
his InfoWars’ viewers that January 6th would be a day of reckoning. Jones
is known for his outlandish conspiracy-mongering, including his baseless
claim that the massacre of school children at Sandy Hook Elementary
School was really a “false flag” operation staged by the U.S. Government. Of
course, his vicious lie was disproven in court, but Jones is obsessed with
“deep state” conspiracy theories and often propagates them. After the
2020 presidential election, Jones argued that President Trump should use
the power of the Government to impose martial law on American citizens.
Along with his InfoWars co-hosts, Jones amplified President Trump’s “Big
“BE THERE, WILL BE WILD!” and relentlessly promoted President Trump’s “wild” protest.
One of Jones’ co-hosts floated the idea of “storming right into the Capitol.”
Jones himself marched to the Capitol January 6th.
Jones’s influence helped shape the planning for January 6th behind the
scenes as well. The Select Committee investigated how event organizers and
the White House staff planned President Trump’s rally at the Ellipse, a park
south of the White House. This event was intended to rile up the President’s
supporters just prior to the joint session of Congress. A wealthy heiress paid
for the event after listening to Jones’ InfoWars rant about the importance of
President Trump’s tweet. She spent $3 million with the goal to “get as
many people there as possible.” It worked—Americans who believed the
election was stolen flocked to the Nation’s capital.”