Thursday, January 6, 2011

"Alex Jones and the Alt Right"

Keith Preston takes a thorough look at "arguably the most popular of any 'alternative grassroots radio host' (his own self-description) that offers an authentic right-wing populism and takes a consistently anti-establishment line regardless of which political party is actually in power" — Our Glenn Beck?

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Blogger Stephen Hand said...

Pardon typos here, I'm rushing, but can't resist this subject. I can only say caveat emptor when it comes to the barker Alex Jones. This man is extremely eloquent and charismatic and he is chalk full of half and distorted truths. And he doublespeak's about his anti-Catholicism.

I'm keeping a list of his false predictions and unrealistic analyses along many lines. When everything is a government plot, nothing is a government plot. Events for Jones are often within one hour pronounced "90% chance" it's Black-Ops before anyone has had the chance to investigate. When it proves nonsense he never mentions it again.

Jones also rarely credits or even mentions the real men he gets his general world view from, often distorting them along the way: people like Berkley's Peter Dale Scott who was tying many things together when Jones was dropping large turds in his diapers.

Jones prefers to pretend for neophytes that it's all his own analysis from "studying the declassified documents, the White Papers" etc. A general rule by which to determine when it IS his own analysis is generally when it is wrong. The man has an enormous ego and is a gold seller. Check out the website, Leaving Jonestown for other observations regarding Jones errors. Of course he gets some things right, but he's fighting the wrong dragon in the wrong War.

What's going on today is far more than a "battle for the republic".

The New World Order began with Jones' Enlightenment heroes: Franklin, Jefferson the slave cuddler and lover of 'liberty' (except for them) who hated Christ, and so many of the others....Most of these would see our Pax Americana and Mr. Obama as the fulfillment of the Enlightenment's Novus ordo Seclorum and Manifest Destiny, not its enemy. In all this Jones is very confused about history. I give him credit for being consistently prolife and pro-family.

What is going on today is more likely the augmentation of the antichristic, ala Rev 12.

5:09 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Thanks for the caveat. After my initial fascination with Alex Jones, I soon started to suspect that he was part of a government disinformation campaign.

After all, his style (shouting from megaphones, etc.) does discredit what he says. Also, I have read that the government has been known to neutralize damaging information by leaking it to less-than-credible media outlets, thereby discrediting it from the get-go.

That said, I thought his film The Obama Deception was pretty solid.

6:05 PM  
Blogger Stephen Hand said...

The problem even with The Obama Deception as I see it is that he pushes a fatalistic view of the "Left-Right paradigm" where everything is controlled by "illuminati" or some such cabal when we should be working / agitating for campaign finance reform to turn back Big Money's control of both parties. What's left then? Revolution? (He doublespeaks about violence I fear)

Fatalism and exaggeration projects an omnipotent caricature of government and this makes for a feeling of impotence.

And yes, in a genuine tyranny he would likely be dead now. Implacable Tyrants do not generally let such barkers to bark for decades, do they?

4:08 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

What you say leads credence to my suspicions that Mr. Jones is a government tool, but while it is certainly true that "a genuine tyranny he would likely be dead now," I do believe that the genius of American soft totalitarianism is that it does not create martyrs, save for the occasional Bradley Manning or JFK assassination witness.

4:10 PM  

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