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Alex Jones: Conspiracy Crank or Captain America?

Paranoia is just another word for ignorance

-Hunter S. Thompson
Let me get this out of the way right out of the gate, I am personally very ambivalent towards the work of talk radio firebrand and documentary filmmaker Alex Jones. I have followed his work on and off for a good number of years now and am still not completely sure of what drives him, who backs him and what his true motivations are. His radio show and films are a mixture of contradictory ideas that while highly informative too often rely on standard Bircher style anti-United Nations conspiracies, illegal alien (translation: Mexican) bashing diatribes, global warming denial and wild-assed tirades against fluoride in water, chem.-trails in the sky and pseudo-religious hogwash not to mention the tolerance of idiotic Birther nonsense. Jones also was one of the earliest promoters of the Obama ‘Joker’ minstrel show poster which he of course denies as being racist despite it’s obvious intention to resonate with a certain black-hating, southern-fried, white-power element. Too bad, because there is much great information mixed in as well, a borderline anarchist view of a society that truly deserves rebelling against and spot on attacks on the loss of civil liberties that were it not for the inclusion of the aforementioned dubious material would surely garner the Austin, TX flamethrower one hell of a lot of crossover appeal. While I am but an armchair quarterback when it comes to these things, I consider much of the work of Alex Jones to be cutting-edge and brilliant but just as much to be counter-productive.  I admit that Jones is first and foremost one hell of a showman, his rants are volcanic and put other hosts to shame. While pigs like Rush Limbaugh and stone-greedy charlatans like Glenn Beck fill their diatribes with standard Republican party establishment tripe, dog whistle terms, cynical glorification of the system that made them into millionaires, dumb it down for the easily duped cretins and wrap it all up in a big star, spangled package of pure unadulterated horseshit, Jones dares to be intellectual in a country that is increasingly hostile to thinkers. Not that I would compare Alex Jones to the less than dynamic duo frontmen for the cult of angry white dittohead dopes, he is far too anti-establishment in his denunciations of the rapidly closing iron fist that is the American police state, neocons, the dumbing-down of society, endless war and other things that are held so dear by the sanctioned propaganda mouthpieces for the establishment.

Alex Jones is now becoming more prominent thanks to not only the hosting of the now infamous interview with America’s public enemy number one Charlie Sheen but also in appearing in the snakepit that is the  popular women’s talk show The View that has an audience of millions. During the appearance, much to the chagrin of has-been Whoopi Goldberg, never-will be Elizabeth Hasselbeck and the queen herself Barbara Walters (who looked like she was about to have an aneurysm) Jones was wonderfully off subject. He defended Sheen but continued to plug his website and interject relevant comments about the police state, George W. Bush’s by proxy murder of millions in his illegal wars, WTC7 and the TSA goons whose state-sanctioned sexual molestation is a brilliant example of just how far America has fallen. Jones also was featured in a recent Rolling Stone piece by Alexander Zaitchik entitled The Most Paranoid Man in America which despite the typical corporate media smear tactics, straw men and innuendo wasn’t nearly as vicious as the normally expected knee-capping of one who dares to ask the forbidden questions.  Jones himself commented on the article during a fairly recent show and while not praising the piece didn’t condemn it either. Of course the article resorts to the standard mockery and denunciation of crazy “conspiracy crank” ideas but so it goes in a nation of sheep where the truth is a horrifying thing that is deserving of shunning and were we living in either a more primitive or advanced society Jones would have his tongue cut out by the high priests of the temple. 

Jones can preach it though, like an apocalyptic prophet with doomsday rolling in, the day of reckoning for the sins of elite, the moneychangers and the war pimps for which we all will be bathed in the blood tide for, if not for our own moral shortcomings but for our collective failure to stop any of it. Launching into darkly funny rants invoking pop culture, history, political theory, scientific terminology, fire, brimstone and extrapolation his style isn’t for everyone, especially not for the squeamish or politically correct. The problem with Jones is that he does want to tie it all together into one gigantic global conspiracy and that makes him susceptible to being less logical and more biased in building the case to support his own research and conclusions. That is why the globalists, right-wing bogeymen like the deep-pocketed George Soros and the even more reviled Al Gore are such key pieces in the puzzle that Jones is assembling, their purported involvement in the use of the carbon taxes to enslave humanity conveniently ignores real scientific evidence of global warming in favor of a Koch Brothers friendly plan to keep their energy businesses running in full profit mode. Jones, while he doesn’t overtly use the Bircher’s grand global Communist conspiracy terminology directly often parrots the language, features far too many Council For National Policy (CNP) friendly guests and lays off serious criticism of big Texas oil and energy, the latter possibly being the prudent thing to do if based in Austin and within easy reach of the Texas mafia.

Not that there isn’t a massive global conspiracy…it’s just not a monolithic entity and is far more attributed to the ongoing evolution of capitalism into the final, cannibalistic and authoritarian manifestation where a global cabal of ultra-wealthy elitists will back the fascist corporate takeover of the entire planet – that is if they don’t destroy it first. Capitalism, not communism or socialism as the Birchers have long and loudly insisted is the most dangerous system in human history as is evident in 2011 as the world reaps the whirlwind of rigged markets, neo-liberal destruction of entire countries and the resultant unrest, genocidal and unstoppable financial speculation including in commodities such as oil and food that will combine to starve more people than Mao, Stalin and every other dictator in history combined. Goldman Sachs will bring down plagues of misery, famine, pestilence and suffering all in the name of global finance capitalism. In what has to be one of the grossest obscenities in contemporary history (and they are legion) the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Japan, a deadly trifecta of earthquakes, tsunami and now nuclear meltdown are in the American corporate media secondary to how the mass displacement, death and looming radiation poisoning of tens of thousands of innocent people will affect the fucking stock markets. To his credit Jones has been covering the Japan disaster extensively as of late and dare I say comes across as very left-wing in his criticism of the dangers of nuclear power.

Where the Birchers and others on the intellectual (versus the delusional neocon) spectrum of the right get it wrong is that they misinterpret the work of the influential historian Carroll Quigley , especially in the seminal Tragedy and Hope. In the book, his masterpiece Quigley writes of the behind the scenes power elite behind the curtain influence of ’round table’ groups that gather in secret and exert their influence over the publicly visible elements of the state. The Birchers and Cleon Skoussen, who is an idol of Glenn Beck (who pimps Skoussen’s manifesto The Five Thousand Year Leap) get it wrong with Quigley in interpreting the work as referring to global communism and socialism as the New World Order when in fact the groups that Quigley wrote about were primarily agents of global finance capital, the same global bankers that Jones so often condemns. Quigley himself disputed the interpretation of Tragedy and Hope by Skoussen who incidentally was an early member of the Council For National Policy. The problem with these types of analyses is that they too often focus on the influence of the old Eastern establishment, transnational types, particularly the Rockefellers, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the Trilateral Commission but at the same time pay no mind to the influential role of the powerful interests that rose out of the western states and the sunbelt, primarily big energy and defense, the new money. While I agree with them to some extent about the dangers of the rising police state bent on human enslavement through debt, global government (although corporate is conveniently omitted) and in the case of the Rockefellers and the other big wheels, the creation of a system of control that as Jones and others extrapolate to include embedded microchips (this is coming folks) and a taste for eugenics (Hitler got his ideas from the American elite) and ultimately a massive culling that will lead to the depopulation of the planet. What I take issue with is the idea that the threat from the “globalists” pales in comparison to that posed by their U.S. counterparts, particularly emanating out of the Council For National Policy and the predominant influence of powerful Evangelical Christians who have slowly and largely off the radar hijacked the American political system and to a good extent elements of the military. Not a good thing when a cancerous anti-Muslim/Islam bent is eating the country from within as a cancer, when bankrupting wars of imperial conquest are ongoing in Muslim countries and the crusader mentality is encouraged. The war of civilizations plays directly into the ideology of tens of millions of American Evangelicals hellbent on seeing the apocalypse in their lifetime so that they can be Raptured up to sit at the foot of God’s throne while the rest of us eat each other. This is very scary stuff and whenever any of it seeps out as to the religious motivations behind the wars the messenger must instantly be discredited, note the brutal pillorying of Seymour Hersh over a recent speech when he spoke of JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command), the Knights of Malta and the deeply entrenched Christian crusader mentality in the military. But Jones doesn’t go there which is one very serious problem that I have with him, he is not covering the BIG picture only selective elements, all of which are compatible with the Council For National Policy agenda.

Zaitchik’s Rolling Stone piece references the influence of the John Birch Society on a young Alex Jones:

Home life was intellectual, but not overtly political. “My parents were careful not to give me political views almost as an experiment to see what I’d turn into,” he says. “The closest thing to a childhood political training was some neighbors who were members of the John Birch Society. They’d come over for dinner and I’d be exposed to those ideas, starting at around age two.”


The most enduring influence, though, was a 1971 bestseller he found on his father’s bookshelf: None Dare Call It Conspiracy. Authored by Gary Allen, a spokesman for the John Birch Society, the book provided the cornerstone for New World Order conspiracies. According to None Dare, the federal income tax is nothing but a plot by a cabal of megarich “insiders” who work to suck the middle class dry and transfer its wealth to the Ford and Rockefeller foundations. As a teenager, Jones read the book twice. “It’s still the easiest-to-read primer to the New World Order,” he says.

Hey, it’s not that the Birchers are bad people; they are for the most part loudly pro-American patriots, they just have a different view on many things but to ignore the fact that despite their more outrageous histrionics there is much common ground on a good many issues of great importance. I have myself on several occasions worked jointly with the organization on issues of agreement and unlike say or other political action groups, I always get a return letter from my so-called Congressional representatives when using the JBS activism tools. Like all organizations, they continue to evolve but their focus on communism as the ultimate menace was and is wrong and is reflective of the formation of the JBS during the Cold War era when paranoia first became a virtue in America although of life as it is post 9/11 . For the record though, the JBS in it’s current incarnation is far more outspoken and progressive on civil liberties issues than either the Bush or Obama administrations. It is just that they are misguided and far too overly concerned with the external threats than those that are internal and have overwhelmed the traditional, reality-based conservatism of the past.

As for civil liberties this is where Alex Jones is the most effective, in attacking the vile transformation of what used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave into some bastardized version of Oceania, Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany called The Homeland.There is no more of a passionate and ardent defender of American civil liberties on air than Alex Jones, and truthfully that sucks because it is due to problematic and uncompromising stances on such issues as illegal immigration  abortion (Jones is against it), failing to denounce the Tea Party movement after it had obviously been infiltrated and compromised by Neocon Republicans, Koch Brothers style global warming denial and a certain dark xenophobia relating to Mexicans (he accused Grindhouse spin-off flick Machete director Robert Rodriguez of fomenting a race war) he would have such crossover appeal that he would become a very dangerous man to the oligarchy. The one thing that this pathetically impotent, broken down and busted out lemming colony desperately needs (absent a functional political system) is a libertarian – progressive-green alliance that could find enough common ground to pose a serious and highly motivated threat to the current corrupt system. Jones, a libertarian who is a huge supporter of the former insurgent Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, a man whose anti-interventionist, pro-civil liberties, anti-torture, anti-Federal Reserve and pro-America views make him anathema to the Neocon controlled GOP has gained much clout with thinking progressives for his principled stance on what ails America. Paul recently joined with the hated bogeyman of establishment Democrats, Ralph Nader in an alliance against the corporate warfare state so there is potential. Were Jones to reign in his tirades in order to appeal to a wider audience and using his skills as a showman and filmmaker he would be formidable indeed.

The Rolling Stone piece is actually about as fair a bit of writing about a guy with the controversial nature of Alex Jones is going to get in a major American publication. Certainly not a cowardly knee-capping, the article portrays Jones’ family life as being very normal, he “dotes” on his wife and children, “cracks jokes with his young staff” and is according to the author “shockingly sincere” in everything that he says. And the article makes it a point to emphasize that Jones has no tolerance for racism (Obama Joker posters and unruly Meskins [sic] aside) and is against the sort of anti-Semitism that is exemplified in many of the more extreme elements of the far-right. With any attacks on the Neocons and their insatiable bloodlust for global hegemony often resulting in knee-jerk and libelous accusations of anti-Semitism from the normal William Kristol, Israel Lobby and Alan Dershowitz influenced winged-monkeys it is important that one be wary of being accused as being nothing more than a ‘Jew hater’. Zaitchik’s piece makes a point of mentioning that Jones’ wife is of Jewish descent and I have on occasion when listening to his show often heard him respond to callers (more than a few so over the top that they are likely some of those paid actors who read scripts on radio shows) denouncing Jews in a harsh manner, this is good currency to have considering the highly coordinated activist presence of movement conservatives. And as for the ultra-slick, multi-millionaire, fish-belly white faux populist spokesman for the corrupted beyond redemption Tea Party that is Glenn Beck, a followup bit on how Beck has stolen from Jones, changed the message to one of partisan politics and deception and helped to build a proto-fascist army of American brownshirts who with the help of the vast right-wing conspiracy network of think tanks, front groups and local bunds of haters that can be bussed in to any hotspots, like they were to Madison, Wisconsin during the rebellion against Governor Scott Walker.

Zaitchik (and likely the editors) does make more than a few of the standard tricks and tactics used to discredit those who dare to ask the forbidden questions as wingnut ‘tin foil hatters’. For instance the sly references to the diseased little monster Jared Loughner, Loughner is said to have been a fan of the 9/11 Truth film Loose Change, as if that sort of guilt by association with a film that dares to examine the American Reichstag Fire hasn’t been now viewed by tens of millions of people who don’t go on kill crazy rampages. Jones is mocked for daring to question the official story and to ponder whether the Arizona shootings were in fact a “government mind control operation”. There is of course no reference to the longtime involvement of the CIA and military in mind control experiments such as MKULTRA, the obsession with trying to create ‘Manchurian Candidate’ style assassins (reference the work of a Colonel Thomas Narut found in the out of print Operation Mind Control by Walter Bowart), there is one hell of a lot of money that is spent on mind control and Jones understands that, even if the sheeple don’t. Also the article seems to state that Jones’ belief in FEMA camps, total government tracking and fusion centers is absurd. Of course there is no mention is given to the ACLU’s report on the fusion centers that are hidden in plain sight just about everywhere now, Oliver North’s REX 84, Continuity of Government or the existence of these bizarre sort of detention facilities in America. This stuff is real and people had better get it though whatever may remain of their television lobotomized brains that they are there for a reason, and it’s not going to be a good reason. Of course such facilities must be downplayed, the blockbuster episode of TruTv’s hit show Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura dealing with the fusion centers, detention camps and police state (which Jones contributed to) was yanked off of the air and flushed down the memory hole by the an oligarchy hellbent on concealing the truth for as long as possible while the police state or as Jones refers to it, “the global, Stasi,Borg state” can be fully completed.

Zaitchik also writes:

To Jones, what matters most is the “continuity of agenda at the top. When I called Clinton a Wall Street puppet, they called me a right-wing extremist. When I said the same about George W. Bush, they called me an anti-war communist. Now that I’m against Obama for the same reasons, mainline conservatives embrace me. When I attack the next right-wing ‘savior,’ they’re gonna call me a communist again.”

On the spiritual cancer of modern capitalism, Jones sounds more like Ralph Nader than a Fox Business channel libertarian. “Madison Avenue makes us addicts of consumerism, using glass wampum to steal our capacity to direct our own lives,” Jones says. “The globalists are smart and tell us sin is fun, sin is a red-­devil cheerleader. No — sin is cheating other people, it’s sending troops to die in illegal wars, it’s keeping people dumb so you can control, exploit and kill them.”

While in recent years Alex Jones has disproportionally focused his energy on attacking Obama, who has now proven that he really isn’t the second coming of anything other than the Bushreich, only a smoother, better packaged version of it (as I write this the teflon-coated bullshit salesman is preening and prepping for his very own war on Libya) – he was critical of Bush as well. While some of his newest films The Obama Deception and The Fall of the Republic are denounced by the pathetic excuse for the left as sinister propaganda it would be a nice bit of context were an earlier Jones film also be referenced. In 9/11: The Road to Tyranny there is an extended segment on the Bush Family Nazi history, bizarre ceremonies at Bohemian Grove , an annual gathering for the elite located in the northern California forest and covered the Nuremberg style rally in 2004 New York City that was the Republican Party convention. So Jones does denounce the entire rotten system despite the earlier mentioned policy omissions, he also regularly ridicules the idiotic notion that Osama bin Laden and al-CIAda have become convenient bogeymen to be dragged out to justify every Draconian assault on civil liberties and war crime committed by the empire. It was Alex Jones who correctly called the 9/11 ‘terrorist’ attacks before they took place and on July 25th, 2001 and according to Zaitchik “became the only radio host in America to begin his September 11th broadcast with a tirade against the U.S. government”, now that’s chutzpah! 
The Rolling Stone piece describes an incident from Jones’s youth when he realized that corrupt local police were involved in drug dealing which made a serious impression on him and would influence his life’s work:

It was in high school that Jones discovered a corrupt, Blue Velvet underbelly to his town. At weekend parties, he watched as off-duty cops dealt pot, Ecstasy and cocaine to his friends. “A truck would appear, sometimes with a guy still in uniform inside,” Jones recalls. “Then, on Monday, they’d have D.A.R.E. and drug-test us for football.” Jones, a young var­sity lineman, did not appreciate the irony. “I was like, ‘You want to drug-test me, when I know you’re selling the stuff?’ I called them the mafia to their face. At the time, I didn’t know anything about CIA drug-dealing.”
Things came to a head during Jones’ sophomore year, when he was pulled over while driving without a license, a six-pack of beer under the passenger seat. Jones told the cop he was corrupt and had no right to enforce laws. “They brought me to jail,” Jones says. “Afterward, one of the cops told me to wise up, or they’d frame me and send me away.” The following week, his father was so spooked that he sold his dental practice and moved the family to Austin. A few months later, Rockwall County’s sheriff was indicted on organized-crime charges.

As one who regularly researches “conspiracies” and other manifestations of the deep state it is very easy to become cynical once exposed to the established patterns of gross amorality, cloak and dagger operations and raw corruption as is embodied in the global elite but especially in the ruling oligarchy here in the U.S.A. That being said, once one really gets it about the way that things truly work, has been exposured to the darkest  aspects of all of the dirty little secrets of how elements of the U.S. government operate, the sordid alliances with mobsters, drug dealers, dictators and stone crazy maniacs it takes a certain type to not openly reject it all as lunacy, that is how successful that the indoctrination is. It is just way too much of a mindfuck for the average American to understand such grotesque perversions of the white-picket fence illusions of virtue and decency. America is always the good guy, a God kissed land of greatness, opportunity and righteousness, the global cop and the blessed spreader of that great myth that is democracy for that is the narrative that they have been weaned upon since their earliest days of cognition. When the curtain is pulled back exposing the horrors of imperialist exploitation, big financial cartel monetary chicanery, arms and drugs trafficking to fund off the books black operations, the destabilization of legitimate foreign governments, assassinations, death squads, CIA mind control experiments, false flag terror attacks, propaganda, mind controlled assassins, ginned up wars for profit, institutional corruption and a myriad of other gross transgressions by the powerful against the powerless is truly understood. When one realizes that conspiracies are the normal way of doing business then the indoctrination is broken and the mind freed from it’s red, white and blue chains. Not everyone can do it, it takes courage, an understanding that one will be forever shunned by those stills staring at the shadows on the wall of the cave and the fortitude to not give a damn. That is one hell of a big rock to roll in a society where critical thinking is discourage, conformity is demanded and those who dare to not fall in line will become pariahs. You see, once one gets a true glimpse behind the façade of our Potemkin Village on the primrose path to perdition then it is virtually impossible to look at anything the same way ever again. That is way too much for a people mesmerized by falsehoods spewed from the pocket media on their big screen electronic crackpipes that feed them the steady methadone of celebrity, reality tv, nonsensical millionaire worship, desensitizing faux murders on ultra-violent cop worshipping epics, lurid sex, war glorification, meaningless sports contests, potty humor that infantilizes the mind and other rot that has replaced reality in 2011. Simply put, there are alternate realities in post 9/11 America, only one of which is real and that one is Jones’ “global Stasi Borg state”

In my own opinion, Jones comes across as a true patriot albeit one who should lay off the caffeine and take a more methodical and reasonable approach. Rather than try to tie it up in one big long-term global plot by ruthlessly efficient, eugenics obsessed elite that spans centuries and is in the final stages of their “Endgame” he should focus with laser precision on all that has gone so horribly wrong in America and has flipped the country fascist and about three moves shy of being branded, yoked and sold to the man. I really prefer to look at how author Peter Dale Scott describes it in his foreword the 2008 update of his book The War Conspiracy:

“Thus I looked at these repeated-rule breakings together under the rubric “war conspiracy,” a clumsy term which in retrospect could have been improved on. At the time I made it clear that I was not pointing to some single group of guilty plotters, but to a “syndrome” of sustained collusion and deceit. I likened the process to a “floating crap game”, in which the players (and dealers) change, but not the motive of gain. This analogy in retrospect seems absurdly linear. I had stumbled, almost by accident, on a far more pervasive process of subversion of public order. Today I talk instead of a dominant mindset, one found in various power centers: the military, intelligence agencies, the media, and even universities.

No doubt my analogy of a floating crap game could be characterized as an example of what Richard Hofstadter called “the conspiratorial mentally or ‘paranoid’ style – for which important events in public life are best understood as the product of hidden, malevolent forces in history. But what shall we say of those people, usually in privileged stations of the Establishment, for whom “conspiracy theory”, as Murray Rothbard once observed, is “quite beyond the pale of correct thinking and permissible discourse?” Is their preference for non-conspiratorial explanations not really a psychological tendency? “Lone-nutism,” the Establishment’s answer to “conspiracism” in the case of the Kennedy assassination, can be carried to spectacular lengths, as when Allen Dulles in the Warren Commission applied it to the simultaneous shootings accompanying the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

The obvious failing of comprehensive conspiracy theories which invoke a single “invisible government” is their tendency to attribute a wide spectrum of unrelated events to a single controller or group. Just consider the list of controllers that various authors have suggested: the Pinay Circle, the Safari Club, the Round Table, the Bilderberts, the Knights of Malta, the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, the Jesuits, Skull and Bones, the Freemasons, the Council on Foreign Relations, Wall Street, the Trilateral Commission, the American Security Council, the Mafia, to name only some. One ingenious writer has claimed that a Jesuit Freemason member of the Round Table inspired the Bilderberger meetings, where in turn David Rockefeller “broached the idea of a Trilateral Commission.” But even such a synoptic hypothesis will not begin to cover the disparate evidence of plural hidden forces at work.

What all the aforementioned groups have in common is some degree of connection to what I call the global overworld – that fraction of the few hundred superrich (whose combined wealth is estimated by U.N. sources to nearly equal the annual income of the poorer half of the world’s population), and their representatives who also use wealth to exert political influence.

In the end it all comes down to money and power, when in doubt always refer to the Golden Rule which is that those who have the gold make the rules. As the system itself which is unsustainable deteriorates by the minute, the dollar being devalued by a cabal of genocidal fanatics led by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and uncontrollable commodities speculation that is driving a wave of global insurrection it is imperative for those who are able to see it for what it is can come together. It may already be too late to salvage anything, but there is a certain intrinsic value in the dignity of the fight against that which is unjust. Make no mistake, the FEMA camps and police state that Alex Jones rails about are real and they will soon be occupied by those who dare to question the raw fascism of the new American century. No matter how flawed that his message may be at times there is no question that Jones is influential, has a dedicated following and is the antidote to the whores and charlatans like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck who work for big money in order to distract, divide and hijack the revolution. It is going to take a unified effort to fight that which is coming, thanks to the internet and those who use it to expose the great lies there are millions who already awake and somewhere in the back of the minds of those who are not there is a gnawing feeling that things have gone horribly wrong, the right message with crossover appeal could be the spark that ignites the powder keg that the oligarchy is sitting upon but time is running out. 

Alex Jones is many things to many people, a veritable Rorschach test, but truly what he remains is an enigma.

by Ed Encho