Well-known and long-running cranky old loon Cliff Kincaid tried to connect the Freedom Feens’ film Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom with the recent cop killings in Las Vegas. In a article entitled “Cop-killer was a Pothead” on the ironically named website “Accuracy in Media” Kincaid states:
(Vegas cop killer Jerad) Miller was a doper whose “anti-government” philosophy stemmed from his hatred of the police for arresting him for violating the drug laws. You don’t need to be a forensic scientist to figure this case out….
….Avlon’s CNN performance was even worse. He said, “the rhetoric he (Vegas cop killer Jerad Miller) is parroting really did echo a lot of what we hear on far right-wing talk radio, things like ‘The Alex Jones Show’…”
Jones is not a right-wing talk-radio host. He is a marijuana enthusiast who promoted a movie called “Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom.” We noted in the past that this combustible combination of drugs and firearms, as preached by Jones, is dangerous for our country.
The inaccurate story on “Accuracy in Media” was reprinted on over 4600 websites. But it’s a tertiary connection at best. If Alex Jones likes a movie, and someone likes Alex Jones, by the transitive properties of (fill in the blank), the movie inspired someone to violence???
I don’t smoke pot. (I’ll have 20 years clean and sober July 7th this year). I don’t promote pot. Alex Jones doesn’t smoke pot. (He quit in high school, saying “It made me paranoid.”) He doesn’t promote pot either. What we both promote is the end of a War on Drugs that promotes a war on liberty in far-reaching areas well beyond drugs, and does exponentially more damage than drugs. (See this recent ABC News piece “Baby in Coma After Police Grenade Dropped in Crib During Drug Raid” for one of literally millions of examples. Note the drug cops blaming the parents.)
Articles were written about Cliff Kincaid’s allegations on the very popular left-wing sites The Raw Story, here, and Conservative Watch, here. Both of those articles mention Kincaid’s linking of the Vegas cop killers with my documentary film.
Media producers cannot control who consumes our output (if the Vegas cop killers ever even did see “Guns and Weed”, I’m not sure they did). Hell, the ONLY book found in the Unabomber’s shack was the extreme environmentalist screed Earth in the Balance by Al Gore. That book proposes carbon taxes and a government takeover of pretty much everything. (Hmmmmm…maybe that connection does make sense.)
People are responsible for their own actions. No film, heavy metal song or video game ever made anyone do anything. Conservatives present themselves as the opposite of liberals in every way. They’re not. Both want to point the government guns at everyone, just in slightly different areas of our lives. And both love to “blame the thing not the person” which is antithetical to true liberty and personal responsibility. Kincaid (and the 4600 sites that re-blogged his article) blaming murders on my movie is as crazy as liberals wanting to outlaw guns, super-sized sodas and Bitcoin.
A lot of conservatives flipped out when Obama said that people aren’t smart enough to govern themselves. But conservative firebrand Cliff Kincaid blaming deaths on a movie is the same thing. Ditto for the thousands of conservatives who re-blog him.
Cliff Kincade has gone after my film before, trying to blame it and Porcfest for the collapse of western civilization in his 2012 piece, Drugs, Guns and Madness in the Ron Paul Revolution. That pack o’ lies has since been re-blogged 8620 times.
Guns and Weed: The Road to Freedom will be showing at Porcfest on Thursday June 26th at 9 PM. I’ll be doing a Q&A after, and selling copies cheap. You can watch the trailer and download a free torrent of the film here.