Keeping up with the (Alex) Jones’es
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Blue Pill or Red Pill – CHOOSE Dammit!
(Note: If you haven’t seen the 1999 movie “The Matrix” yet, then do yourself a favour and rent it.
Like those who – before me – braved and swallowed the Red Pill and have ‘woken up’ from the confines of the the corporate-globalist matrix, I now openly embrace the painful truth and the darker realities of this modern society. I literally cannot see things naively and innocently as I once saw them. Even if I wanted to.
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I am now instinctively conscious of the shadowy presence of these sinister truths. But it was not until I saw enough pieces of the jigsaw to see a “grand plan” that I formed the courage to break the shackles of my pedestrian programming / conditioning. Only then could I speak with a secure conviction. Only then could I embrace the word “conspiracy” (there’s that darn word again), using it with shameless confidence whilst others mentally scurry like mice into the corners carrying their shiny shields of shame, anger, intolerance, false indifference or some flimsy semantic fallacy to protect them.
Naturally, not everything needs to be seen as a conspiracy, but if most of our population overlooks, placidly accepts, or even blindly defends the poisoning and the accumulating “toxicity” in their food, air, water, pharmaceuticals, laws, global banking, media, politicians, or governments, then that is either a conspiracy by information providers, or an endemic ignorance in society that needs to be remedied.
In truth, a major inspiration in my publishing the QuantumSniper Blog is to shed light on the different flavours of conspiracy theory. Another modest little goal is no less than “global population de-programming”. But … you already knew that.
By speaking up, I hope to inspire you to do the same. Then we can all bravely work together to protect the innocent, to chastise the old and jaded, to goad the arrogant, to give courage to the fearful, to expose the lazy, and to give conviction to the enlightened. So which, Dear Reader, are you?
Who the heck is Alex Jones?
Although I do my own internet research, on blog sites, and Youtube, and subscribe to the New Zealand magazine “Uncensored”, I’ve found these aren’t enough to sustain the fire in one’s belly from week to week.
I audio podcast the ‘Alex Jones Show’ and listen to it ten minutes here and there. In the car, stop and start, whilst jogging, in the shower or the toilet. In with the good, out with the bad. Jones broadcasts to the world six days a week, three to four hours of transmissions per day. His output is, to say the least, prolific.
Jones is passionate, informed, and his message is easy to digest. Amazingly, he is even entertaining (even if it is by accident). His world view refuses to be drawn in by trivialities. He only looks at the Big Picture.
Listening to his broadcasts in the background is like a re-education. Why don’t you try it, Dear Reader? Switch off the mind-numbing Top-40, or local pea-brained Talk Radio for a month, and see what beneficial changes it makes to your critical mind.
His arguments are compelling, intense and relentless. They are founded on a deceptively simple premise. I.e. that there are shadowy groups within the wealthy elite ‘ruling’ class, who wield power and influence (beyond the law) and who manipulate global banks, oil cartels, political systems, military regimes, mass media, pharmaceutical and food production. His claim is that these groups effectively enslave, control and indeed seek to reduce the world’s population based on an agenda of Eugenics. If you don’t know what this is, Look it up!.
Jones’ arguments retain a wide-angle objectivity that does not exist anywhere in the manipulated mainstream media. For instance, in news, he doesn’t ask if the next Euro Bailout will cost $1 Trillion, he asks instead “why are they using illegal credit swaps to fund the Euro Bailout“. He doesn’t ask “does global warming exist”, instead he delves into reports by the Wall Street Journal “why do eminent scientists formally say there is no threat from global warming (27-Jan-2012)“.
Alex Jones presents a gruff, emotional, and confrontational style. He favours personal attacks against those whom he views as ‘bullies’ or ‘globalist elite technocrats’. So if you think he is being unjust in these attacks, then I strongly advise you to listen carefully to the words of daily guests. Despite their often differing views, they still serve to back up the overall message.
By the way, Jones’ show is completely unscripted. He doesn’t screen calls from his world-wide listeners and welcomes any criticism.
Jones is the big dog of conspiracy theorists. How big is this dog? Well, Infowars.com claims to be home of the #1 Internet News show worldwide.
His show goes out to an estimated audience of around 15 million listeners per week worldwide, and a further 5 million video viewers using streamed or syndicated radio, podcast, Youtube, Shoutcast etc. Would it surprise you to know that his viewers are MANY times multiple (in any 24-hour period) than each of ANY of the mainstream U.S. news services like FOX News, CNN, ABC, MSNBC and CBS? These main-streamers actually only get around 300K to 500K viewers each per night. (Click here or here to verify this for yourself, or www.duckduckgo.com for U.S. Nielsen Ratings).
The various rationales Jones offers for a “conspiracy” view of the world attract great controversy. The mainstream absolutely hates him because he exposes their vested interests. In fact, within the logical framework and parameters of Jones’ arguments, popular conspiracies don’t actually sound so ‘whacko’ any more.
Incidentally, it is a valid question to ask why – as an informed member of society – You haven’t heard much about this fellow. Might the answer relate to media manipulation? Or perhaps – if you’ve already heard of him – you might recognize your own programmed fear or inertia at facing certain facts that your mainstream conditioning resists you from acknowledging. Moreover, it is also valid to ask “If he is such a danger to globalist elites, why hasn’t he been assassinated. (Answer: possibly because his millions of listeners would suddenly get the ultimate validation of the truths he claims). But in any event, Jones himself often darkly jokes “I guarantee you, I’ll never commit suicide!”
To those of my readers who are already converts I say, ‘keep listening often and don’t slack off’. You must continue to learn at your own steady pace. Don’t try to change the world yet, change yourself instead. Learn more until you become de-sensitized to the outrage you feel. Only then will you be a proper soldier ready to help the resistance fight the apathy of others. Become a model in your own special way. Meanwhile, continue to LET those intellectual feathers be ruffled. Keep clicking on those internet links one after the other. Stop researching for the day ONLY if the disgust at your own past ignorance becomes too much to bear for that day. Don’t worry, all the dirty facts will still be there when you come back to learn more tomorrow.
How to spot the Globalist Agenda
Let’s be objective. Giving equal time, and listening quietly and considerately to someone elses reasoning will never win you the “Local Dumbass” prize.
Whilst most people might hold a secret little un-cohesive poorly-informed piecemeal conspiracy theory about, maybe, Fluoride, or 9/11, or Oil or Banking Cartels, or secret military projects, or mass media mind control, Alex Jones has the gumption to “stitch it all together” in a way that finally makes sense.
Here is the key to unlocking the pandora’s box of Jones’s Conspiracy Theory: The only real premise needed for you to accept the validity of his conspiracy conclusions, is that there exists an ‘outside-the-spotlight’ class of wealthy elite who, (as b/trillionaires), “think differently from you“. They don’t owe allegiance to any one ‘side’. They transcend the “us versus them” paradigm. Instead, these elites hover above it all. They distract their opponents by creating and financing new enemies so that their opponents are always suffering distraction. For example, the CIA financing Bin Laden and Al’Qaeda so as to create false “Terrorist Threats” and thereby promote public fear so as to not oppose wars in the Middle East.
That’s not such a stretch, is it? For example, in just the same way as YOU might look upon individual organisms in your Ant Farm, these elites don’t really give a crap about YOU, or your personal daily pre-occupations, or your particular tribe. YOU are, in fact, a mere commodity at their disposal.
From this not-so-outlandish logical premise about humans interacting with corporate systems, Jones’ argument flows logically. So, if you want to verify your own hypothesis about a Globalist/Conspiracy by elites, all you must do is think a bit more deeply about societal TRENDS. Or identify a global situation where it appears that large sections of the population are being systematically SUBORDINATED in terms of their civil rights, their liberties, their entitlements to clean air food and water, or to the quality of information or knowledge they are supplied.
Forcing ‘mainstream’ onto a truer path
Alex Jones’ influence on the public zeitgeist has been profound. He has been an instrumental figure in defining, inspiring and organizing the “Anti-Globalist” and “Occupy Wall Street” campaigns and movements in recent months and years.
He is also a film-maker with many important and extraordinary documentaries to his credit including “The Obama Deception” and
“Endgame – The Blueprint for Global Enslavement“. (Come back to this article later and click on either of the pictures left or right to watch both full movies).
He is also a hugely influential supporter of Libertarian presidential candidate and constitutional champion Ron Paul for the 2008, and upcoming 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections.
To folks not familiar with Alex Jones’ work, their initial reaction to him is a strong ‘love or hate’. There really are no “in-betweens” here. But if you are looking for subtlety, just forget your twinkle-toes and your political correctness at the door Nelly! There’s no room for rose-coloured glasses here. Jones will wipe that “I know better” smirk off your face faster than you can come up with (seemingly valid) excuses not to listen to him.
A useful feature of the “Alex Jones Show” is that Jones rigorously offers documentary evidence and citations of even the most seemingly “over-the-top” assertions. Each time he tells you something new he will, almost mechanically, give his citation by saying something like e.g. “Go look it up for yourself, right now! … Just Youtube ‘Codex Alimentarius & Monsanto Vs NHF depopulation‘.” Each time you take up his challenge, mere words will transform into an incredulous new reality for you.
His reference sources seem quite reliable, and he conscientiously prefers direct primary sources including Federal or U.N. departmental publications, or direct quotations from official government spokespersons, or excerpts from top scientific journals, or expert opinion evidence from renown high level academics.
For heavens sake, don’t shoot the messenger!
Notwithstanding my endorsement, however, here’s an IMPORTANT tip for the un-initiated listener; it can be hard to watch when Alex rants (and he will literally seethe with an almost embarrassing fury at times), apply all your logic to the message, and NOT the messenger.
Even if one decries his occasional lapse into the lexicology of the “god fearing middle-america baptist”, I get the strong impression he is just being strategic with a large segment of his audience demographic (which is, after all, so-called Redneck Middle-America). Don’t worry though, he speaks way above the presumed IQ level of such an audience.
Similarly, one should not fixate merely on his “mannerisms”, be put off by his ‘gravelly voice’, or choose to switch off because he sports a Texan drawl. Jones is no mere dead-eyed TV news anchor. His daily message is as important as the future of humanity. It’s because he IS so passionate about the subjects he presents that he exhibits this rage. His message shouldn’t come pre-digested nor sanitized like some spoon-fed pap into the maws of mental infants. Its got to be real, its got to be raw. So, let’s just admit that Alex might have a bit of an anger-management problem, and then move on, okay?
True wisdom only comes from having an open mind. Therefore, anyone claiming to have intelligent opinion must per force not have a closed mind. Let’s say you have been diagnosed with cancer. If your ultimate decision is that you will only use mainstream medical remedies suggested by your Family Doctor, then this will automatically preclude you from learning / researching a whole range of medical possibilities that could otherwise save your life. Ergo, dare I say it, many so-called respectable doctors sporting closed minds are actually just dangerous fools.
In relation to Alex Jones, and to those firmly in the “I hate him” category no matter what I say, well that’s just too bad for you. I recommend you just shoo! right now. Maybe come back later when you feel less threatened by someone who simply presents challenging ideas. Maybe after the next GFC, or when your boss gives you a raise, or when your house mortgage is paid off. Maybe.
Often times, you will hear skeptics assert that “you can’t trust information from the internet”. In terms of logical semantics this argument is known as the fallacy of the “Argument Appealing to Ignorance”. It assumes a thing is true if it cannot be proven to be false. People who ‘don’t trust the internet’ are often the type of personality who prefer ‘not to know’ stuff. So they fearfully stick their head in the sand lest they hear something uncomfortable. To believe that internet news is less balanced than TV or radio news is truly flawed at its logical core. If you’re unsure – as Jones would say – ‘Look up ‘Argumentum Ad Ignorantium‘ for yourself’.
On the other hand, if you dislike the discipline of Semantics and Pure Reason, then here’s a simple lay argument: The internet is big. There’s plenty of truth everywhere, found as both opinion and fact. Since every person has a vested interest, your goal as a news consumer is to be aware of what and whose vested interest you are being fed. Are you doing that now? Can you decipher their underlying agenda?
Independent Media -vs- Globalist Mainstream Media
Alex Jones’ agenda is clear and apparent. Yes, he is biased; he wants you to stop being a drone and think for yourself. Contrast that to the mainstream world news media, which almost exclusively sources all news from Reuters. What? You can’t see any hidden agenda? Do you know who actually OWNS Reuters, and Associated Press (AAP) ? If possible, see if you can find the answer by clicking this Google search. (Hint: Roths;-/child since the 1800’s). Ask yourself; does that revelation sting a bit, Dear Reader?
For example, Global news service Reuters, like Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry during Nazi Germany, and George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth” in his book “1984” covertly plays a similar sinister role on behalf of the true governing elite in the modern era. The skill of the modern corporate news media like Reuters is to captivate the audience in a way that best befits the interest of the captors.
So what are some of the techniques mainstream media uses to pull the wool over your eyes?
1. Dis-information – False information (such as the planting of rumours) intending to deliberately mislead or deceive or influence public opinion. Such as irresponsibly reporting that the early radiation levels at the Fukushima Nuclear plant were safe, ‘according to the Japanese Government’ rather than erring on the side of caution and evacuating everyone … or
2. Mis-direction – (forcing you to look elsewhere whilst they institute actual plans). E.g. Obama enacting the NDAA laws on New Years Eve 2011, … or mainstream news promoting stories of alleged sexual misconduct by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange) … or Australia’s Gillard government talking about alleged global warming, whilst deftly installing a “Carbon Tax and Emissions Trading Scheme which ultimately sends its money to Global Bankers and to the U.N as a defacto “World Tax” …. or
3. False Blame – (A sub-category of mis-direction). For example, blaming Wall Street Bankers for the recent Sub-Prime and Global Financial Crises’. Yes. Let’s be clear. Wall street are a bunch of materialistic scumbags. But, the Global Financial Crisis was caused by the U.S. permitting Banks to trade in speculative derivative instruments which essentially creates money based on NO real equity/security, and allows money to flow to bankers whilst simultaneously destroying the wealth and savings of ordinary middle class people. Here’s a quick little exercise: Take a look for yourself at www.reuters.com. I won’t give you any particular web page. Just take a long look at the types of headlines on their “news” service and see how much of their effort goes to picking on someone to blame for this or that, or demonizing any establishment opponents, whilst absolving and propping up the existing government or corporate world order. Who the hell could call that “balanced” or “objective” journalism.
When “thinking adults” prefer to slavishly trust information and conclusions drawn by someone else, be it Reuters, or a press-titute mainstream media bought and paid for by powerful corporate vested interest groups, then those “thinking adults” are effectively undergoing a kind of brain-washing and ‘waking mind-control’. They’ve swallowed the Blue Pill and remain trapped by the Matrix. Personally, I prefer to draw conclusions from my own judgement and research. If I end up being wrong, at least I go down better-informed than some intellectual parrot who regurgitates whatever dogma they were fed on the 6-O’clock news around the water-cooler.
In order to transcend the media “bubble” we live in, you can use the internet to find independent news sources. It’s as easy as pie. Just do a Google search for “independent internet news” or “independent news services” or similar search, and pick almost ANY website other than a Network TV affiliated internet news sites like Yahoo7, or Ninemsn.com). See for yourself how many serious news services are out there that don’t try to waste your time with celebrity drivel, or fill your mind with self-consuming paranoias about your ‘body image’. A big giveaway is when you see ‘news’ stories promoting intellectual tribalism. E.g. “Scandal” this, or “Rhetoric” that. They just seem to ‘try too hard’ to convince you to “conform to a mainstream view” rather than allowing you to celebrate independent thinking.
Unfortunately, today, being an Anti-Globalist is a complex issue. Even so-called mainstream “intellectuals” have little idea how to resist their own ingrained programming. They fear being marginalized or being labelled a crack-pot. This, in itself, is a form of tyranny. Worse still, the anti-globalist movement, is made up of diverse peoples from different backgrounds. All of whom have a common bond of “anti-establishment thinking”. (e.g. hippies, angry war veterans, outcasts, new age thinkers, anarchists).
This unfortunately makes them easily vulnerable to pot-shots by a mainstream media that is conditioned to reject independent thinkers. The globalist media then employs selective omission, subliminal fear, tribalism, and often outright lies to “stupidize” members of the Anti-Globalist Movement whilst serving up the story to a listening, but otherwise apathetic homogenous public who dumbly watch Coca-Cola(tm) commercials occasionally interrupted by “American Idol”(tm) whilst mistakenly believing its the other way round.
OK, OK. Fair enough. But I’m small and weak. What can *I* do?
So, if you look at these things and come to the oh-so-subtle conclusion that these theories are not THAT far-fetched, OR at least that they bear further brave analysis. Does this mean you are now ready to swallow the Red Pill? If so, here’s what you do:
Firstly, commit to being “woken up”. To be frank, even though you might agree that you’re being “played” by elite global powers, the hard truth is that – as an ignorant zealot – you are still next-to-useless to the cause of resisting Globalist corruption.
Secondly; Until you devise your own master plan, your only sensible objective should be to educate yourself properly, and inform others who haven’t yet got the courage to see behind their own bourgeois programming. For you, this might take many courageous months, it might even take a couple of years. It all depends on how much “de-programming” You, personally will need in order to waken properly so that you’re no longer a spineless pin-head who believes its better to stick with the devil you know, even IF that devil is killing you and your family by stealth.
Thirdly; Have a thick skin. Just remember. Methinks those who vociferously accuse you of “paranoid ranting” are the kind who – as Shakespeare once said – “doth protest too much”. They are sure to have a couple of hidden little mental quirks or paranoias they wont admit to.
Fourthly; most people just wanna be left alone. They would rather die in their own poo than yours. And certainly, they don’t like their neighbour, friend or workmate to appear smarter or better-informed than themselves. Its embarrassing to them if you point out their ignorance. So be judicious when selecting the time and place you choose to inform someone that they are just being a “dumbass zombie”.
Lastly; Fire up the PODCAST APP in your Android, Symbian, or iPhone Smartphone, then type the address http://xml.nfowars.net/Alex.rss into the URL request. (And no, there isn’t a spelling mistake in the above web address)
Semi-Randomly, I’ve selected the Alex Jones Show of 22-Jan-2012 for your edification. Easing into it, the second hour, in particular, is a cracker.
Click above on the Arrow gadget to play Audio
Otherwise, for your PC, I recommend you use Internet Explorer, and then do a Google search of “INFOWARS PODCAST”. You can also (in your favourite browser) just click on the links below and select your chosen Episode / Show. ANY show will do. Each episode download is about 40MB per 3-hours of audio.
Listen Now (use Google Chrome. Download stream.pls and run/play with VLC or Winamp) or
Windows Media (use Internet Explorer) or
Podcast (use Mozilla Firefox)
The Inconvenient Truth
Dear Reader. I started this blog article by forcing you to choose which colour bitter pill you want to swallow. Unfortunately, I promise you, the inconvenience is ALL YOURS whichever colour you choose.
You may consider this article, and my suggestion that you start listening to Alex Jones to be YOUR personal Red Pill.
You could do a lot worse, of course, you could do nothing at all and wake up tomorrow believing whatever helps you get through the day. Or, perhaps, you will begin madly rationalizing your hidden fears and whining that you are “too busy” or “can’t afford the distraction” or your work program is “too important”. Or, here’s a gem, since you “only have X number of years to live a quality lifestyle anyway, so why bother with all this reactionary conspiracist drivel”.
Hey, Dude. I get it! It’s good to be oblivious. It’s great to be mercifully free from the ravages of intelligence. After all, isn’t that what all the TV commercials are programming you for? i.e. that YOU are all that’s important in the world?
But if Alex Jones is “all too up in your face” for the time being, then just run along and continue ‘barely coping’ with your so-called “duties”, pledging allegiance to your notion of god, or to your soulless profit-driven corporate screw, or to your ego, your government, your bank, your (radioactive) nuclear family, or maybe just escape into your own little prison of dependency, addiction, or some personal flavour of self-indulgence. Sooner or later, the irony of the phrase “there are none so blind, as those who WILL not see” will become manifest to you.
On the other hand, if you take my advice, then when the next manufactured crisis hits the fan, whether it be in the form of a preposterous G.F.C (coming soon to a Bank near you), or Swine-Flu pandemic, or undeclared Iran War, or next Carbon Tax, or US Dollar / Euro currency collapse, you wont just shrug your shoulders like some civilian ‘victim of circumstance’ and say “Meh! Whaddya gonna do?”
These are the facts as I see them.