Alex Jones wants to destroy the American system and replace it with a vague concept of “local control.” He bloviates endlessly, but rarely, if ever, discusses actual details of what his utopia would look like. However, there are a few hints to be had. And they are rather sinister in my opinion. Jones’ America would resemble a post-Apocalyptic, Mad Max anarchy of warring tribes lead by gun-toting charismatic cult leaders.
How can I come to such a conclusion? By looking at the people Jones champions. One of his first propaganda films was: “America, Wake Up or Waco” where we see Jones spearheading the reconstruction of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. See the 42:25 mark:
Jones has no criticism for David Koresh, but Koresh was a maniac. What kind of church settles its disputes with gun-play? Answer: the Branch Davidians. In 1983, Koresh and his followers were driven out of the church at gunpoint by George Roden (see this). Four years later, Koresh led a counterattack, and during the gun battle, Roden was shot. Koresh was tried for murder, but got off on a mistrial.
Sound like any church you’ve ever been to? What could possibly get men so excited about theology? Perhaps it wasn’t about religion at all, but something more along demonic lines – like sex with underage girls.
Koresh, a self-declared messiah, was able to convince his followers to hand over their underage daughters. In 1995, Kiri Jewell testified that Koresh got his hands on her when she was 10 years-old:
Koresh was investigated by Texas Child Protection Services in 1992, but the cult closed ranks and lied to the investigators. Does Alex Jones advocate child molestation? No, however he is a vociferous critic of Child Protection Services. So, we are left wondering exactly how children like Kiri would be protected in a Jonesian utopia, or if they would be protected at all.
Obviously, Janet Reno should not have burned the Davidian church/arsenal. The correct strategy would have been to build a fence around the place, put up guard towers, convert it into a prison, and allow only the children to leave. Any “sweet” church lady who hands her young daughter over to some self-proclaimed Messiah is a criminal in my opinion.
In any case, Jones’ whitewashing of the Davidian cult is, at a minimum, questionable. A man with half a brain would at least seek to distance himself from Koresh, but apparently Jones is not such a man.
A few years before Waco, there was another incident of the police battling an odious, heavily-armed cult called MOVE in Philadelphia. Every once in a while you will hear Jones on his podcast taking the side of MOVE. From the MOVE Wikipedia page:
“MOVE made compost piles of garbage and human waste in their yards which attracted rats and cockroaches; they considered it morally wrong to kill the vermin with pest control.”
Can you imagine living next to that? Well, you will in Jonesland.
Today, Jones might be the last media supporter of the notorious racist, Cliven Bundy, and his armed militia in Bunkerville, Nevada. Like the Davidians, the Bundy Militia nearly had a shoot-out to settle a dispute. The Young Turks has coverage:
In May of 2014, shortly after Cliven Bundy arrived on the scene, Jones learned how the Mormon militias in Mexico had driven off the drug cartels and the Mexican Army. Jones was ecstatic, and explicitly embraced the armed militia/cult as his “Rosetta Stone” for solving the “problem” of government.
At the 00:02:24 mark of the May 11, 2014 episode of his podcast, Jones says:
“What’s happened in Mexico is a Rosetta Stone…It’s a brush fire that if wind hits it, and if we fan the flames, will burn down tyranny and create a verdant system of low crime and just luxurious freedom world wide. And a return to chivalry, knighthood…I’m going to try to be calm. This is so monumental, what’s happening in Mexico, from every angle it’s the key. And I salute the people of Mexico.”
At the 00:21:52 mark Jones continues:
“…the Mormon Mexicans down there who started all of this. You’ve got to give them credit; it’s kind of like Cliven Bundy is a Mormon. Say what you want about the Mormons, but they’re the ones doing this…They are literal Americana…The Mexican people are now suddenly all over the country kicking the cartel’s butts, kicking the military’s butt, because these are all just conscripts and drug dealers and corrupt people…The people are literally defeating armored vehicles, tanks, the best German weapons made.”
But, if these Mormons are so “Americana” why are they in Mexico in the first place? Answer: because they turned their backs on America when this nation prohibited them from enslaving women via polygamy. They bugged out and dodged the fate of fellow Mormon Warren Jeffs, currently doing hard time for child sexual assault.
That’s some Rosetta Stone.
At the 00:53:49 mark Jones shouts:
“Liberty is not given. IT IS TAKEN!!!”
And he claims that he is not trying to start a civil war. What BS.
I congratulate the Mormon’s for fighting off the drug cartels, but that hardly makes them The Saviors of Western Civilization as Jones would have it. In fact, the Mexicans Mormons make David Koresh and Warren Jeffs look like choir boys. If you have never heard of Ervil Morrell LeBaron, The Mormon Manson, as in Charles Manson, then you need to watch this Vice report:
Alex Jones wants to scrub America clean of police, government, and military. He would create an anarchic playground that would come to be dominated by the most heavily-armed cults and militias. He thinks that will lead to a “verdant, luxurious freedom.” But in reality, in Jonestown, you will have MOVE living next to you, and on the other side will be David Koresh drooling over your daughters. Across the street will be Cliven Bundy, and if you object when his cows eat your lawn, his rifleman will shoot out your porch light.
It’s Horrible – Don’t watch “America, Wake Up or Waco” – you will regret it. Just go to the marks that I point out; the rest is just blather.
The Phoenix – The code name for Jones’ effort to rebuild the Branch Davidian church was “The Phoenix Project.” This is curious because the Phoenix is the mascot of the New World Order, and Jones carved up a United Nations flag with a knife in the film (at 00:30:40) while shouting “Death to The New World Order!” Click on the photo of the UN Security Counsel chamber below to enlarge it, and then you will see the Phoenix bird in the center of the mural:
“UN security council 2005″ by Bernd Untiedt (Wikimedia Commons).
So, the nations of the world burn, and the global New World Order government rises from the ashes like a Phoenix. It’s probably just a coincidence that Jones has a fondness for this sinister UN mascot. Probably.
Propaganda – I call the film a propaganda piece because there is ZERO information presented to help us understand who David Koresh and the Branch Davidians were. We aren’t even told what denomination the sect began as (Protestant) before devolving into an evil cult of personality.
Church, or Satanic Cult?
In the film, there is no iconography visible in the church; no statues, no altar, no cross. They could have been building a barn for all we know. Weird. And look at Koresh’s flag, featuring a serpent:
Branch Davidians Flag – via Wikipedia.
I have no idea what the Branch Davidians are like today. But under David Koresh? Not what I would call “spiritual.”
The Obligatory Big Lie – At the 00:29:15 mark Jones repeats his favorite Big Lie and calls the Federal Reserve Bank “a private banking institution that controls our banking system for profit…” What does that have to do with the subject of the film? Nothing whatsoever. Jones just shoehorns it in whenever he opens his mouth. Orders from the Kremlin, no doubt.
Militia Guys – At the 1:20:05 mark Jones tosses in two random militia guys.
Reduced Crime? – Let’s suppose that Jones is right when he says that increased gun ownership in his utopia would reduce street crime. That only considers one side of the equation. In a Jonesian regime we have to consider the massive increase in crime among the cult/militia leaders. So, instead of a city having 10 robberies per day, it would have 10 little girls raped per day. Instead of having drive-by shootings, it would have militia gun fights. But those new crimes won’t be counted in the crime statistics because your local Messiah won’t consider them to be crimes. And if our new Messiahs bring back polygamy, then street crime will go up. Research has shown that single men excluded from reproduction get a bit testy (see this). Polygamy can be studied because it is still legal throughout the Islamic world. I don’t think Jones advocates polygamy, but his utopia would practically guarantee its return. I would really like to see Jones get detailed about his “Rosetta Stone” so that we can know exactly what he is advocating.
In the first long quote above, Jones hails “a return to chivalry, knighthood.” So, there is a royal element in Jones’ utopia, just as I speculated in Alex Jones, American Royalty.