I Am Against Ebola

October 18th, 2014

Let the record show that I am against the importation of Ebola carriers into the USA.

If you told me a month ago that I would have to take a stand against Ebola, I would have thought that you were crazy. But with the incomprehensible emergence of a pro-Ebola political faction, here we are. To see an example of an Ebola-booster, tune into The Daily Show with knucklehead Jon Stewart.

One of the things the pro-Ebola faction tells us is that “science” says that we have nothing to worry about. Really? Note to idiots: the science is not complete until we have a vaccine and a cure! Ebola was discovered thirty-eight years ago, and your alleged science is still totally helpless against it.

Some science that is.

And what if Vladimir Putin were sending 150 potential Ebola-carriers into our airports each day? Would we just shrug it off? Or would we declare it a bio-warfare attack and launch nuclear missiles at Russia?

Alex Jones is No Rebel

October 12th, 2014

When Alex Jones gets his rebels riled-up, and one of them calls into his radio show all gung-ho to go and arrest the globalists, Jones always says something like, “god no, we could never do that.” A minute later he is telling listeners that the best way for them to advance the cause is to cough up $275 for a jug of Alex Jones brand penis juice (Jones’ Super Male Vitality supplement). Because the more money Jones has, the more glorious the rebellion. Or something.

As Jones cheered on the Bundy Rebellion, he said that he would be more valuable to the cause on the sideline commentating. He wasn’t about to go out there with his 50-cal and draw a bead on any feds. Oh, hell no.

And finally, if Jones knew that import/export restrictions would be put on Texas after it seceded from the Union, would he still be for it? Does he really think he would still be able to export his penis juice to the USA? At the first hint of tariffs, or a trade embargo between the USA and Texas, Jones would fold like a house of cards and “join with the evil” (as he likes to say) as he tries to reverse the secession and get his cash-cow mooing again.

Note: this concludes my coverage of Alex Jones, and I will now stop listening to his podcast. If I see him pop up somewhere else in the media I may have something to say, but I am relieved to be turning off his noise, because that’s what the bulk of it is.

Is Alex Jones a Russian Spy?

October 12th, 2014

Alex Jones says that he will punch in the face the next person who calls him a KGB agent. But maybe he could explain why he broadcasts Russian propaganda. Yes, I do believe we have a smoking gun.

Jones claims to make documentary films, but they are no such thing. At best, you could call them libertarian polemics, but I classify them as flat-out propaganda. In his memoirs, the inventor of propaganda, Edward Bernays wrote:

“Emphasis by repetition gains acceptance for an idea…”

Jones uses the repetition technique daily in his podcast, but the most jarring implementation of it is in his film The 9/11 Chronicles Part One – Truth Rising.

In Chronicles, a group of truthers chant “9/11 was an inside job” pretty much throughout the entire film; hundreds, maybe thousands of times. It is grindingly boring and repetitious and may have been designed to induce an hypnotic state in the viewer. I might be the only person who has watched it all the way through. It is a rather blatant propaganda piece. Then, at 1:37:24, Alex Jones himself joins in. He’s the one who looks like he ate a doughnut factory for breakfast. Jones is not shy about his propaganda techniques, and says right out:

“We’re just going to chant that 9/11 is an inside job”:

Another way to see how propagandistic Jones’ films are is to contrast his America Wake Up or Waco with Linda Thompson’s Waco: The Big Lie Continues. Thompson’s film provides tons of video footage and facts about the incident. Jones’ film provides essentially none. For more on Jones’ Waco film, see my essay: Alex Jones’ Mad-Max Vision for America.

Another propaganda technique that Jones uses is to read news-story headlines as if they were statements of truth instead of the sensational link-bait that they often are. And he will read headlines from the least-reputable websites (like ZeroHedge.com) as if they were carved in stone and handed down on tablets.

By now, you’re probably wondering: What is the cause that Jones is propagandizing for? Primarily, I believe he is working for his own cause. His mission is to frighten his audience into spending their life savings on prepper supplies from Jones’ store. But could there be more to it? A foreign influence perhaps? Maybe so:

What if Alex Jones were recruited as a spy by Vladimir Putin? How would the conversation go?

Putin: Welcome aboard, Alex!

Jones: Glad to be here! What are my orders?

Putin: Don’t change a thing. Keep doing what you do best: demonizing America.

But seriously, if Alex Jones worked for the Kremlin, would he do anything differently than he already does now? Probably not. If I were Putin, and Jones’ show fell on hard times, I would instruct all of my agents to buy products from his store to help keep him afloat. In fact, the Kremlin probably does exactly that with numerous publications of the “alternative media” which is often rabidly anti-American.

But this is not all speculation. As a matter of fact, we have an excellent specimen of Jones hitting his audience with some flat-out Russian propaganda. During the August 7, 2014 episode of his podcast (2:44:35) Jones said:

“In the Depression, millions starved to death, major university studies show. That was kind of swept under the rug.”

What major universities, you ask? Turns out, there were no universities involved at all; just some “researcher” with the cartoon-villain name of Boris Borisov. I am not making this up! You can read all about it in Pravda’s article: Famine killed 7 million people in USA.

Maybe Jones just made a mistake. Maybe he was perusing Pravda over his morning plate of doughnuts for ideas on how to destroy America and he latched onto a bad story. But if so, why did he repeat the propaganda two months later? During the October 6, 2014 episode of his podcast (2:44:00) Jones said:

“Seven million people, major university studies, starved to death or died of complications from bad nutrition in the ten years of the Great Depression.”

How about that for a smoking gun?

What Came First? The Alex-Jones Chicken or the Police-State Egg?

October 12th, 2014

Alex Jones would have us believe that the USA was once a fairy-land of liberty, peace, and tranquility. And then the big, bad federal government came along and established a police state, which Jones now claims to be heroically fighting.

But is that really the case? Or is it just the opposite? Could it be that the federal government’s power was expanded, in part, to subjugate rebels exactly like Alex Jones, who were causing trouble long before the federal government could even dream of being a police state? I believe an historian could make a good case for such a view.

In 1791, when Alex Jones’ idol, George Washington put down the Whiskey Rebellion, he had to do so with troops borrowed from the various state militias. There was no standing army, and no federal police state whatsoever, but there were plenty of Jonesian, Tea Party-type knuckleheads demanding sovereignty.

The USA omelet was created by the U.S. Army breaking lots of eggs: miscellaneous rebels, Confederates, Mormons, Mexicans, Native Americans, etc. Was it wrong to construct the greatest nation in history? Maybe, but if you polled the people, I think most would prefer the omelet to a crazy patchwork of small nations led by the likes of Alex Jones.

Posse Comitatus
If there is anything that Alex Jones hates more than police, it’s soldiers. In his films, there are numerous scenes where Jones paints soldiers as freedom-hating Nazis. Why the hate? Because of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which forbade the U.S. armed forces from acting in any kind of police role on U.S. soil. It’s sort of like how the CIA isn’t supposed to spy on Americans; just foreigners.

Jones carries on like Posse Comitatus is the most-sacred law of the Republic; right up there with the Second Amendment. But if it’s so important, how did the USA get along without it for the first 100 years of our existence?

The truth is that Posse Comitatus is only sacred to Confederate types like Jones. If you read the history of the Act, it is one of the things that the white-supremacist Democratic party voted into law while in the process of ending the Reconstruction period in the aftermath of the Civil War. It’s pretty simple; they wanted a law that would prevent the Yankee army from interfering in formerly Confederate states as they went about the business of re-subjugating black people.

Alex Jones would have us believe that it Is always evil incarnate whenever the Army does something in the USA, but is that the case? Obviously not. For example, in 2009 the Army helped a Mississippi sheriff deal with a serial killer on the loose. It was just common sense for the sheriff to ask the nearby Army base for help (see the Samson mass-shooting event).

Alex Jones openly advocates that Texas secede from the union – again. He would happily plunge the USA into civil war – again. Imagine Jones leading a mass protest demanding Texas independence, and overwhelming the Texas police and national guard. In that event, Jones wants the U.S. Army to stand down and let him do as he pleases.

The issue of how and when the Army can operate on U.S. soil is a legitimate one. But Jones carries on like Posse Comitatus is the only thing keeping us from falling under the dominance of a totalitarian police state. But in reality, Jones is for Posse Comitatus for his own selfish reasons: it weakens the federal government, it weakens the security of the U.S. homeland, and it makes it easier for Jones to smash apart the USA.

Alex Jones Loves Checkpoints
One of the things Jones likes to make a stink about is police checkpoints on the highway. For example, if you start watching his film Police State 2000 at the 10:45 mark, you will see Jones harassing police officers:

Jones sneers at the officers, calling them Nazis, cowards, weaklings, and criminals. What terrible crimes against humanity were they committing? Hard to say because Jones never said what the checkpoint was about. Perhaps he was embarrassed when he found out that there had a been a prison break, or a child kidnapped, so he left the reason out of the film – which is something only a propagandist would do. A real journalist would make sure viewers knew the reason.

In any case, Jones’ visceral hatred of checkpoints only applies to police; it does not apply to Jones’ pals. When Cliven Bundy’s militia set up checkpoints on Nevada roads, Jones did not have a single word of criticism. In fact, Jones bent over backwards to rationalize Bundy’s racist comments, and had him as a guest on his podcast a few times. Jones didn’t even mention the checkpoints as I recall. (You can see a photo of a Bundy checkpoint at the bottom of this page.)

Jones also worships Bundy’s Mormon cousins in Mexico – who operate military-style checkpoints, road blocks, and watchtowers. See the 20:09 mark of Vice’s documentary The Mexican Mormon War:

Yes, the Mexican Mormons are battling drug dealers, but why are their checkpoints saintly while the Austin police checkpoints are pure evil? The answer is that Jones simply hates police and would probably replace them with armed militias who don’t answer to anybody.

Did Alex Jones Really Expose the Bohemian Grove?

October 12th, 2014

Alex Jones’ claim to fame is his alleged, crashing, and exposing of the elite Bohemian Grove. However, his film starts right off with campy horror-movie music, which announces the film as not-serious, and maybe even a joke. Listen to the first few seconds:

Jones’ film actually shows us less of Bohemian Grove than this brief news report that was broadcast twenty years prior:

And this gentleman thinks that Jones faked the whole thing (note: Jones says “lie-berries” at the 5:30 mark):