Billy Corgan has previously criticized the “social justice mob mentality” that can percolate on social media networks, and today he further expounded on those opinions in a new interview. And while there’s no doubt that social media’s power can sometimes be wielded irresponsibly, Corgan’s venue for airing his opinions didn’t lend him much credibility. The Smashing Pumpkins leader made a return visit to Alex Jones’ web-based talk show Infowars — yes, Jones is the guy who led the “9/11 was an inside job” movement — and yes, this marks at least three times Corgan has gone on his show.
On the show Corgan proclaimed his love of Jones’ Super Male Vitality health supplements, but mostly he was there to, in Jones’ own words, “demolish social justice warrior brainwashing.” Terms like “this hashtag generation”/”hashtagging” and “technocracy” came up. Corgan agreed these liberals and SJWs are a cult and compared them to the KKK. He made this analogy:
“If we could transport back to … a time where racism was accepted. It was institutionalized. OK? If you could go back to Selma, 1932 and the Klan member spitting in some person of color’s face, don’t you think that guy thought he was right too? OK. So how is this any different?”
The Smashing Pumpkins frontman also said he’s expanding his documentary about America into an eight-part miniseries. It was really revealing, but maybe not in the way Corgan thinks.
Watch the whole lengthy interview with Corgan starting at 45m10s below. (The program also includes a discussion of YG and Nipsey Hussle’s “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” video and a visit from an anti-vaccine filmmaker.)