Wednesday, 9 January 2013
In Defence of Alex Jones
Sorry if this disappoints any readers, but I'm with Alex Jones, not necessarily on the gun control thing, but in general. That alone assures my obscure and irrelevant toenail-clipping-note in Catholic blogging history as an outright fruitloop. By the way, on the issue of gun control, if I were a US citizen, wouldn't like to take a gun out of the cupboard and shoot a government official when he came to take my gun away. After all, he's only doing his job, like a traffic warden.
The mainstream media has all but gone to sleep in terms of being a vigilant check on the abuse of power by Government. The Telegraph investigated and reported on the Liverpool Care Pathway, to its great credit, but there is no sense that the injustice of it is something that people should actually get angry about. You know - the Government are paying doctors and nurses to kill people. I constantly ask myself why there are not hoards of people on the streets calling for the arrest of traitors within the walls of Parliament.
The Telegraph investigated and reported on the abortion 'gendercide' scandal, but, again, there is no sense that this is a grave injustice that we should all be very angry about. The Telegraph investigated and reported on the 'Climategate' fiasco in which it was all but made clear that whole populations had been hoodwinked by a vast network of institutions relying on the data of one group of scientists who were intent on 'hiding the decline' in temperatures. There is little sense that we have been deceived and that we should be angry about it, aside from one or two bloggers for The Telegraph.
Alex Jones took up all these stories broken by The Telegraph and more and went on camera to get mad about it. Yes, he actually cares about people and the future that his children will inherit. He actually, shock horror, feels passionately that the eugenic mindset sweeping Government and vast organs of the State are...wait for it...wrong and evil! He believed the Bush administration was evil. He believes the Obama administration is evil. You can't say he isn't consistent.
And its not just a stiff upper lip English thing. In the US, the mainstream media have given up, also, on the primitive ideals of journalism that give rise to reporters calling things 'wrong', or 'evil'. The great divide opened up between the mainstream press and alternative news sites like those of Alex Jones over such events as 9/11 and 7/7.
9/11 is the elephant in the room for the mainstream press. In both of these events, the mainstream media went to ground and steadfastly refused to investigate them. In both cases, whatever Governments said happened on those fateful days, happened according to their official accounts.
Meanwhile, Infowars was asking questions about how three towers can fall into their own imprint in such speed without the use of explosives and was producing reams of interviews with eye witnesses saying they heard 'explosions' in the towers before they fell. Then, hundreds of architects and professionals from other fields got together to explain how the towers falling as they did was, in fact, a defiance of the laws of physics.
A wall of silence was erected around Ground Zero so that anyone questioning the 'official story' was to be branded a nutjob, the testimonies of eyewitnesses ignored because it would be 'impossible' for the Government and the media to spin their own population such a huge yarn. To this day, anyone who questions the official version of events is derided by journalists in the mainstream press who believe they have the monopoly on truth and, indeed, sanity. This is, itself, an indication that we are entering a new era in which ideas are, themselves, dangerous. You'll never hear a word about the annual gathering of Bilderberg regulars with the world's billionaires, but, thankfully, Alex Jones is always there to let Joe Bloggs know what is going on. Similarly, a wall of silence is erected around this annual event. To anyone with an inquisitive mind, this is rather disturbing, especially as representatives from the world of politics, business and the media are regular attendees.
If - if - agencies working with Government rigged the towers - three of them - with explosives and pulled them on the day of 9/11, then it is a game changer. The entire world's mainstream media says that this did not happen. Alex Jones is a spokesperson for a group of totally ignored specialists in their chosen fields who maintain that it did. If Government agencies were involved in the 9/11 event then that changes everything about how the US citizens should see their Government. It would ensure that the Government were enemies of the people, not their friends.
The Fourth Estate is meant to have incredibly high ideals concerning freedom and the defence of the people against those who abuse their power for evil and corrupt ends. Nowhere is there more complacency about the nature of modern Government than in the mainstream press. Why? Because, in truth, they are not conspiracy theorists. All good journalists are investigative journalists. In order to be an investigative journalist you cannot just swallow whatever information Governments and Corporations give you. In order to be a good journalist - in order to defend your fellow citizens from being trampled upon by those in power - you have to be a conspiracy theorist. You have to be able to question "the official line". That is what made James Delingpole blogger of the year.
Any journalist who buys the "'official story" about anything to do with Government has ceased to be a journalist and has begun to be a civil servant. Those in the media deriding Alex Jones need to work as hard at putting their necks on the line, investigating and being passionate about the truth as he is. The price of that today is humiliation and the knowledge you'll never get hired by any mainstream newspaper again because in every mainstream newspaper organ, corporation rules okay.
If today's journalists want to remain mediocre then that is their affair, but those who wish to be extraordinary journalists and reporters should not be mocked for saying extraordinary things just because these things threaten the comfort of the status quo - even if those things undermine the very foundations of the contract of trust between Governments and their own people. Catch Alex Jones while you can, because within the next few years, I suspect we shall see some draconian internet regulations coming his way and the way of many who care for the public interest. If you read his site, you'll know about forthcoming internet regulations and be mad about them. If you read The Telegraph, you probably won't have heard of them.
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