In a recent clip from the Alex Jones Show, he criticized his Twitter ban by putting on a donkey mask and making a parody of the “evil forces” behind getting him banned:
Alex Jones is dealing well with his Twitter ban pic.twitter.com/jFmN7Zfqsb
— PeterNorway (@classiclib3ral) September 7, 2018
Now the video is two minutes and is essentially a repeat of the political lines about left versus right, and the so forth.
What is very interesting about this clip is not the content of his speech. It is his mask that he is wearing of a donkey.
Why wear a donkey mask? Also, it is not just the mask, but it is the particular style of donkey mask, as it bear a striking semblance to masks used by “furries”, or people who dress up as animals. A quick search on Google for “donkey mask furry” yields the following results:
Note that while the mask is not the same, it does have a similar style.
It is true as well that not all “furries” are homosexuals. However, there is a strong tendency to attract homosexuals to such groups because some of them see their “roleplaying” as an overlap of their sexual identity, which corresponds with a fetish for the sexualization of people as animals:
Plenty of Furries consider themselves just another quirky part of fandom culture, meaning their interests are essentially divorced from notions of sexual or gender identity. Many other Furries, however, feel differently.
The Furry fandom grew out of old school science fiction culture, and had become a recognizable staple of sci-fi and comic book conventions as early as 1983. Today, however, many participants in the Furry subculture see it as much more than just a niche form of cosplay. Increasing numbers of people who own a Fursuit, draw and post Furry art online or have their own Fursona view being Furry as a key part of their personal and/or sexual identity.
Kinkster furries are sexually aroused by imaginary creatures who share a mix of human and animal characteristics, and “Otherkin,” taking things one step further, consider their essential, innermost selves to be non-human. (Both groups take great pains to distinguish themselves from zoophiles, who want to have sexual relations with actual animals.) As silly as they may seem, therefore, furries represent a uniquely bizarre intersection between fandom culture, sexual kink and identity politics.
Furries who admit that sexual attraction is a driving force behind their participation in the subculture often indicate that their attraction is exclusive, meaning they are ONLY attracted to (for example) anthropomorphic cartoon wolf creatures, and not to regular humans. This raises some interesting questions about what “sexual orientation” really means, and how it ought to be understood.
Otherkin in particular have increasingly begun to insist that those outside their communities recognize the non-human aspect of their identities with the same respect and deference afforded gay, transgender and non-binary folks. Often they draw explicit parallels between being “really” a dragon, Elfin warlord or bunny rabbit trapped in the body of a human, and being a transgender person. Stories about “coming out” to family members, friends and employers are common in Furry and Otherkin communities, and indeed, many members of these communities have gone so far as to brazenly lobby for inclusion beneath the LGBTQ umbrella, complaining, when rebuffed, of discrimination and hypocrisy.
It would be easy to dismiss all of this as just some ridiculous Internet sideshow, but believe it or not, the Furry/Otherkin debate taps into some vital currents within the LGBTQ community. As noted above, the definition of LGBTQ identity within the mainstream consciousness has been rapidly expanding. More and more people are being exposed daily to examples of alternative sexuality and gender identity that go far beyond traditional archetypes of the white, gay suburban couples petitioning for the right to legally marry. Growing representation of transfolk, people of color and people with non-binary gender identities (those, for example, who were born biologically intersexed, and don’t compulsorily identify as either “male” or “female”) is hugely important, but it’s also highly contentious. (source)
This is an expansion of transgenderism and the “two-spirit” idea that circulates in LGBT circles, which says that a man can have “two spirits,” meaning usually a “male spirit” and a “female spirit” in them, and therefore is the justification they use to engage in sexual hedonism and other forms of sodomy. It is a variant of “pansexuality,” which says a person can embrace all kinds of sexuality and “genders,” meaning as such they need not be limited to humans, and can include animals or inanimate objects. In all cases, “transgenderism” is the gateway to pansexuality, as it says that sexual orientation is not limited to “gay” or “straight,” but can include a multiple combination of “identities” in a single person, and if such can be done, there is no limit to how far this can go.
For example, there is a woman in Norway who claims that she is “trans-species”, and believing herself to be a cat, she lives and acts like a cat:
A woman who believes she was born a cat has opened up about her life as a feline, describing how she has a superior sense sense of hearing and sight which allows her to hunt mice in the dark.
Nano, 20, from Oslo, Norway, makes the revelation in an interview published on the NRK P3 Verdens Rikeste Land YouTube channel, and it’s been viewed 122,000 times.
And she claims to possess many feline characteristics including a hatred of water and the ability to communicate simply by meowing. (source)
There is also another concept among the LGBT and in some “fetish” circles called “pony play”, where people dress up as dogs, horses, or donkeys and in so doing, take on the “spirit” of the mask and act like that animal in a form of ritualized sexuality turned public fetish:
Both of these examples- the cat lady and the pony people- are examples of “furries”, and in the case of the latter, demonstrating overlap with the LGBT into this human/animal play. This is also why there are people dressed as animals in masks at LGBT “parades,” because it is a major subset of the LGBT community.
Now it is important to say that there is absolutely no evidence that Alex Jones is a “furry” or any of his staff is. Any of such claims would necessarily be subject to the introduction of solid evidence indicating this.
That said, one must remember that in the past several weeks, it has come out that Alex Jones was caught watching gay transsexual pornography on his phone, and his assistant Paul Watson has shown through his tweets a strong affinity for the LGBT and homosexual night life that he partakes of with other men around his age with a curious use of language by terms such as “date night” and referring to Alex Jones as a “bear”.
Again, I am not saying at all that Alex Jones, Paul Watson, or their colleagues are interested in this.
What I am saying is that the choice of mask and its style is curious, and given the recent confirmations made about him and the staff of Infowars, it would be equally rash to overlook even the smallest of curiosities.