Checkin’ In (and Out) With Alex Jones
You idiot Republicans. You mainline fools — that go to the country clubs and feel like you’re part of the establishment because you go to $5,000-dollar-a-plate dinners with these people — are morons. You’re just like the idiot Obama supporters who thought they were going to get free cars and houses and gas from him. The same Wall Street interests that are offshore, the same mega banks finance Obama and Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. They own all the horses, so they win either way. The one guy they’re attacking is Ron Paul.
– Alex Jones
Alex Jones knows what’s up, and you don’t.
You must be patient with Alex Jones (see his full video at the end of this post); he is a very frustrated man. His effort to wake the masses up to the globalist agenda is not an easy one. You see, we the sleeping majority, the trolls, the Borg (a Star Trek reference often made by Jones himself) are too distracted with our silly movies, shopping, sports, debt, jobs, and Justin Bieber to pay any attention to what’s really going on — exactly the way the globalists want it.
The damn globalist agenda.
The globalists are, by my best troll estimation, a loosely defined cabal of wealthy individuals, giant banks, and corporations working toward a single, centralized world order where your personal liberties no longer matter. Alex Jones, through impassioned pleadings, has been warning us about this for years through his websites, http://www.InfoWars.com and http://PrisonPlant.tv. Are we finally going to wake up? Hey, is that Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul I just saw on the TV?.
The history of Alex Jones.
Jones grew up in the Dallas suburb of Rockwall. According to an interesting article in Rolling Stone magazine, his first taste of government corruption came when he noticed police officers — the same ones who, during the week, would drug test him and his high-school football teammates — deal drugs on the weekend. A run-in with one such corrupt cop during his sophomore year of high school ultimately caused his father to move the family to Austin.
Jones first warned us about the New World Order on an Austin community access station, eventually moving to terrestrial radio and then the Internet. His entertainment value and likability became apparent to me in 1996 when he was still broadcasting on Austin cable’s community station. He was good at rambling on for hours without covering anything substantial, and I was a sucker for listening to him, until one day when I looked around my apartment and thought to myself, “I need a girlfriend.”
Ron Paul for president in 2012?
One of Jones’ contentions that stuck with me throughout the years is notion that Republicans and Democrats are part of a single entity – “two sides of the same coin” was the wording I believe he used. Sure they have their differences — enough for most of us to take partisan stances — but both parties are more or less influenced by the same special interests groups and corporations, hardly the representative government our founding fathers had envisioned. This was excellent food for thought, while I waited in the Northcross Mall movie theater for the Howard Stern movie, Private Parts, to start.
With the 2012 election around the corner, Alex Jones has a message for us (see the full video at the end of the post): put aside the partisan trollery and vote for Ron Paul, the libertarian congressman from Texas. The “mega banks” can’t lose because they have their money on both Obama and Perry. According to Jones, Ron Paul is a scary proposition for the establishment because he doesn’t bow to special interests, has remained true to his values throughout his political career, and has been right in predicting much of what is currently happening to the United States. Hey, they just showed the preview for the new Seth Rogen flick, 50/50 — that’s going to the top of my list, baby. Wow.
Although Paul, a favorite of the Tea Party, receives most of his support from conservatives and libertarians, he has recently garnered support from dissatisfied Democrats, a movement brought to prominence by publisher/writer Robin Koerner in a Huffington Post article entitled If You Love Peace, Become a “Blue Republican” (Just for a Year). Koerner’s Blue Republican philosophy (represented digitally through this Facebook page and website) urges progressives to set aside any ideological differences they may have with Paul for the sake of peace.
So where exactly does Ron Paul’s platform intersect with the interests of independents and liberals? According to Koerner, liberals should support Ron Paul in 2012 because he wants to:
- Stop military involvement and occupation in countries that don’t pose a direct threat to the U.S.
- Repeal the Patriot Act to regain lost civil liberties
- Close the prison at Guantanamo Bay
- Stop the use of torture
- End the wasteful and ineffective war on drugs (actually, I added that one)
Most liberals and libertarians can agree that the above actions — most of which President Obama pledged to do but didn’t — are not only the right things to do morally, they would help tremendously on getting the nation’s fiscal house in order. But, can independents and liberals really accept Ron Paul’s desires for a very stripped down federal government? Is the Austrian school of economics and absolute individual respons…responsi…bili…Oh sorry, I was distracted by something disturbing I just witnessed on Man v. Food.
Alex Jones’ other (and primary) message in the video is to warn us about Rick Perry, who Jones believes to be slicker than even Clinton or Obama. Although recent Republican debate performances may refute that claim, it would be unwise to dismiss Perry at this juncture, especially if Jones is correct about Karl Rove’s involvement. Remember, Rove got George Bush to the presidency in 2000, when it should have easily gone (and kind of did go) to Al Gore; he did it again in 2004.
I think the most important point Jones makes in the video is this: each party’s rhetoric may appear correct ideologically, but the end result over several administrations has been the same: militarism, corporatism (as opposed to fair capitalism), and mostly deficit. Wouldn’t it be nice to hit the reset button on some or all of these things? Should we not we end this Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton rut that we’re in and try something different.
Wacko, man, wacko.
If the political spectrum is represented by a circle, then you have liberals on the left, conservatives on the right, and moderates in the middle. Completely opposite to moderate is a place, I never thought I would have anything to do with. I mean, isn’t this where the wackos from both sides start seeing eye to eye?
Yet, here I am at this moment in time, in this wacky place on the political spectrum, identifying with the strangest of bedfellows: Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, and Dennis Kucinich. At the same time, I am repulsed by what many of Ron Paul’s supporters say in social media outlets on matters like 911 and Israel, and if I dare disagree with them, they immediately label me as brainwashed by U.S. propaganda. Yet, they fail to see how much of the crap they watch on YouTube is itself propaganda. Who are the real sheeple?
But I know well how adherents can tarnish a good thing, so I’ll try to forget about them. A candidate should be judged solely by his or her words and actions.
The troll thinks.
So what happens when Alex Jones’ message gets filtered through my troll mind? Well, I’ve come to a couple of broad conclusions regarding the 2012 election:
- Ron Paul is electable, as is Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, and the rest of the Republican field. Which one is most acceptable to you?
- This election is an important one — important enough for everyone, including progressives and independents, to vote in the Republican primaries. Even if Obama is your guy — especially if Obama’s your guy — why remain complacent while half the population chooses the head of the Republican ticket? He or she may be your next president.
All of these political thoughts are exhausting my troll brain, dude. It’s getting late, I’m tired, and I don’t know how much longer I can resist the Borg. TMZ will be on momentarily, and the urge to watch candid videos of people we unjustifiably elevate to a higher status is overwhelming. Harvey Levin, I’m ready to submit. Phwoot.