At first, it sounds crazy to compare Alex Jones to Gandhi, but if you look at what happened in India after Gandhi kicked out the British you will see the logic. It wasn’t all puppy dogs, rainbows, and lollipops. In fact, it was just the opposite: mayhem. The famous quote wrongly attributed to Gandhi should be updated to:
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Then all hell breaks loose because you didn’t have a plan.”
The British Empire was “The Man” in India, keeping the peace. When Gandhi succeeded in “Burning the Man” law-and-order broke down. Huge numbers of people were killed in riots and massacres, and millions were made homeless as Hindus and Muslims went at each other’s throats (see this). Gandhi preached religious harmony, but nobody listened.
Alex Jones wants to burn the man here in the USA, just like Gandhi did. If you have seen his films, you know that Jones has practically devoted his life to demonizing police authorities: FBI, state police, sheriffs, local police, National Guard. Jones thinks that burning the man will lead to “Renaissance” (as he likes to say) which is proof that he is a profoundly ignorant man.
Now, maybe you are thinking that the USA is very much different from India, and that we would be much more well-behaved in the absence of any police power. But what is the American homeland if not an empire of conquered peoples? Down south, there is the subjugated Confederate States of America (CSA), out west there is the conquered Mormon nation of Deseret, in the southwest, there are vast lands conquered from Mexico, and all across the country there are conquered First Nations of Native Americans. All of those peoples were subjugated by force of arms.
Ancient history? For the most part, yes, but it was only fifty years ago when the CSA had to be re-subjugated to break George Wallace’s “segregation forever” policy. It was only 1973 when Sioux warriors seized the town of Wounded Knee in South Dakota. And this year, Mormon Cliven Bundy and his militia defeated federal forces at Bunkerville, Nevada.
If Alex Jones succeeds in burning the man, the USA will almost certainly fly apart. Let the record show that I am against the imposition of such chaos.
While the USA did not conquer the lands of African peoples, we certainly did purchase Africans, and kept them subjugated here for a long time. What if Texas were to secede from the Union, and black Texans suddenly realized that the federal laws against slavery were no longer in effect? Would they bug out? Would they head for Yankee territory just like the Muslims of India fled to Pakistan during Gandhi’s chaos? Would they, like the Jewish people, take the opportunity to try to establish a homeland for themselves? Perhaps in Atlanta? Would they petition a foreign power for military aid? I’m sure that Vladimir Putin would arm them with glee.
Would the USA be a better place if Alex Jones got his way? If he collapsed the federal government? If we all went at each other’s throats? If we fought it out, and carved out perhaps a dozen new nations? Would those nations be better than the USA is now? Perhaps, but what kind of imbecile wants to find out the hard way? And just look at India and Pakistan today; glaring at each other with their itchy fingers on nuclear triggers. Ironically, Gandhi’s actions might lead to the nuclear Armageddon that destroys the world.
Note: in the video above, after The Man’s upper body burns, his legs start to resemble a Masonic compass. Probably just a coincidence.