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E. Michael Jones (1948–) is a self-styled Traditionalist Catholic theologian and sedevacantist who holds a litany of antisemetic and misogynistic views. His primary schtick is blaming Jews and feminists for the world's ills, both current and historic. He's a darling of the online far-right, particularly groypers, and is frequently cited by the likes of Nick Fuentes and Owen Benjamin; Roosh V has also become one of his acolytes. He usually characterizes his views through what he calls "Logos" (a Greek term sometimes used to refer to Jesus Christ) and Jews' supposed opposition to it, with "Logos Rising" being a kind of unofficial slogan for himself and his beliefs.

Biography[edit]

Jones was a one-time hippy who was fired from his teaching position at Saint Mary's College, a private Catholic women's school in Indiana, apparently for expressing anti-abortion views too extreme even for the Catholics.[1] He started a Traditionalist Catholic magazine called Fidelity in 1981, which was devoted to exposing wrongdoing in the church with a special emphasis on sex and feminism. He later changed the magazine's name to Culture Wars and shifted priorities to attacking Jews for all the world's perceived ills.[2]

For many years, Jones was a largely unknown entity, known mostly in Traditionalist Catholic circles or for his proximity to the VDARE crowd. That is, until the alt-right discovered his writings and embraced him as a kindred spirit. He's guested on the likes of Red Ice TV, InfoWars, Roosh V's podcast, and Nick Fuentes' program America First. Fuentes in particular, who holds similar Trad Cath views, frequently cites and praises Jones on his shows, praise that Jones has returned in kind.[1]

Views[edit]

Jones is a radical traditionalist Catholic and sedevacantist who believes that rejects the authority of the Vatican and all recent Popes, and believes his interpretation of Catholicism should be the basis for society and government. Like many Radical Traditionalists, Jones' ideology is largely built around antisemitism, which is so virulent that it even freaked out VDARE.[1]

Jones' beliefs revolve around what he calls "Logos". Logos is a Greek word meaning logic, but in Christian circles it's often used to refer to Jesus Christ. Jones claims that Jewish people were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus, and are therefore diametrically opposed to logic itself and are therefore imbued with a "revolutionary spirit" that causes them to be the source of all of society's ills. He claims historical persecution of Jews (up to and including the Holocaust) have been justified.[1]

Jones blames Jewish people for the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, feminism, homosexuality, pornography, and abortion. He's particularly adamant that feminism and sexual liberation are just political tools by Jews to further control society, so much so that he wrote an entire book on the subject, the pretentiously-titled Libido dominandi.[1] He called the Civil Rights movement a "Jewish War on the South" and cites the cultural Marxism conspiracy theory.[3]

He refers to non-cisgender, non-straight people as "deviants" and credits himself with making Poland less supportive of same-sex marriage.[1] He's also an AIDS denialist.

Jones has described his political philosophy as “America first", on the basis that the noninterventionist "America First" movement of the 1940s was synonymous with antisemites like Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and Father Coughlin.

Incidentally, Jones also denies evolution and heliocentrism, and claims COVID-19 was a biological weapon created by the American government to attack China and Iran.[4]

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