The $1 Billion Verdict for Alex Jones Is an Authoritarian Message to All Americans

The $1 Billion Verdict for Alex Jones Is an Authoritarian Message to All Americans

In America, there was once a thing called free speech.

Wednesday a six-person Connecticut jury ordered Alex Jones to pay compensatory damages to the families of people killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, in addition to first responder FBI agent William Aldenberg.

All for something he said back in 2014.

How much you may ask? The absolutely laughable and ridiculous amount of $965 million.

Jones allegedly owes $229 million to just the first three plaintiffs, all family members of Sandy Hook victims.

Conservatives on Twitter rejected the billion dollar verdict handed down by a jury in Alex Jones’ second Sandy Hook trial, rallying in defense of his right to question official government narratives.

This is a travesty. Jones is not a killer. He was allegedly wrong on a report.

So, will the fake news channels ever be forced to pay for their COVID reporting that killed tens of thousands?

Conceding defeat, Jones’ lawyer Norm Pattis admitted on Twitter, “Yes, I know. I got my ass kicked,” additionally sharing a link to Alex Jones’ legal defense fund SaveInfowars.com.

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) defended Jones’ right to “speak words.”

“He was not the one who pulled the trigger,” Greene wrote.

“Were his words wrong and did he apologize? Yes,” she tweeted, adding, “That’s what freedom of speech is. Freedom to speak words. Political persecution must end.”

Revolver News founder Darren Beattie noted Jones’ excessive fine is proof the regime can sue you into oblivion if they dislike what you’re saying.

Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk remarked Jones’ verdict “isn’t about calculating real damages from Alex Jones. This is about sending a message. If you upset the Regime, they will destroy you, completely and utterly, forever.”

Even if Jones was wrong about Sandy Hook, does that mean our benevolent and loving government would never use such a tactic to sway public opinion at some point in the future?

I mean, after all, we’ve seen over the past two and a half years, do you put anything past these jackals?

Maybe they would and maybe they wouldn’t, but one thing is for certain – the chilling effect created by the Alex Jones trials and verdicts will work to prevent anyone of note from ever questioning such matters again. Is that a good thing?

So, albeit in a roundabout way (for now), the government very much is in the business of constraining speech.

Here was Jones’ reaction to the matter.


The Attack on Free Speech

As if government overreach was not enough, we are seeing large, multi-national corporations willingly sanctioning ‘unapproved’ speech, often – as journalist Alex Berenson has famously exposed – at the behest of entities within government.

That alone would be bad enough, but it’s made far worse by the fact that the government has also refused to enforce laws against monopolies, creating a small cadre of multinational corporations that control far more than Teddy Roosevelt would have been comfortable with. 

Giant social media companies in particular have essentially become the de facto public square where key people go to exchange ideas.

Remove a particular viewpoint from that public square, and, like a tree that falls in a forest with nobody around to hear it, you are effectively silencing that viewpoint from the overwhelming majority of the public.

But it gets worse.

How about when people who hold opposing viewpoints aren’t merely relegated to obscurity, but directly punished in other ways?

When do internet service providers refuse to provide service to users or companies that go against the woke narrative (Parler, anyone?)? When PayPal and other platforms like it follow suit (impossible, right?)?

What’s next, utility providers refusing to provide water and electricity to political dissidents? Banks refusing to allow them to operate financially? 

That could never happen, right? 

Right..?

Just ask Kanye West and Julian Assange.


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