Alex Jones told Max Keiser on Max's show, "On the Edge," posted on YouTube that all the recent disruptions at town hall meetings have been completely spontaneous. Big Lie!, Alex, whether Alex realizes or not.
Look, many people have gone to the town halls believing what they are saying and yelling; however, it is not spontaneous. It may have crept up quickly; but it was started by media calls of talking heads, and Alex Jones knows that because he's one of them (he might not be giving himself enough "credit," but I see him as knowing and fudging). It was also caused by think tank/lobbyist outfits such as what I just mentioned in an editorial comment as follows:
All you need to do is Google what's between the following parentheses ("Americans for Prosperity" "Koch Industries") to get a huge list of links to sites that document how the Koch brothers support what is called Astroturfing where company employees (captives who had better not refuse if they know what's good for them; it's illegal actually) could be bussed by the thousands, on company time and at company expense in many instances, to various staged, political rallies and town hall meetings.
It is nothing new that there has been a debate in the U.S. concerning competing rights: the right to protest and the right to hear the candidate or office holder.
On the mundane level, the image manipulators, starting with the Reagan administration, erred, on purpose, way over on the side of no protesting or herding people into protest zones. That said, Alex Jones is not calling for asking for civil rights where dissenting views are orderly enough that debate can ensue without yelling matches, etc. His approach is deliberately to stir up to the point of violence if necessary in his eyes. He wants to come across as wanting the right thing but firing up people to become so angry that debate doesn't really happen in-depth. Both or all sides can not get to full discussions because of the yelling. I don't agree with it on right or left.
Alex knows that the voices of single-payer, universal healthcare were heavily censored during the Max Baucus (Democratic Senator from Montana) U.S. senatorial hearing on healthcare, but Alex did not, to my knowledge, really side with those who were censored and were demanding that they be heard out in the Senate hearings. Yet, he wants people who agree with him to be heard. I count that hypocritical.
Alex has plenty of valid points. He doesn't need to embellish or fabricate. It's okay to do what I do, which he did in part two of his video, which is to say that he has a gut feeling and believes that where there is smoke, there is fire. It's almost as if he has been reading my comments to Ernie Lazar. Maybe he has. Have you, Alex, or have others been reading them and reporting to you?
Alex is right about the Military-Industrial Complex, but he seems never to tie in Big Oil (Texas; Alex is a Texas boy) with false propaganda concerning oil burning and how it impacts on the atmosphere. He's too young to remember when you could cut the air with a knife before the Clean Air Act. I'm not. So, clean up your act. We would have been wearing gas masks just to breathe or been dead if it weren't for the Environmental Movement.
Contrary to the false-hearted mouths at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Cato Institute (Big Tobacco and Big Oil) and the Chicago School (Milton Friedman), Capitalists were not going to be automatically properly regulated by the Invisible Hand (a la Adam Smith) to take care, Alex. That hand doesn't work the way Milton Friedman claimed. The greedy never look out for what is truly best. They just get what they can because they know their time is short. It's Biblical, Alex Jones. Read it for yourself. Then lead your followers up the path of righteousness.
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 12:12-17 KJV)
It's loaded with figurativeness that can only be understood by softened hearts. It is never fully understood by those of the gun, greed, or sexual depravity — never!
Remember folks. I like Alex Jones (sometimes; even often). He's much less the problem than the vast majority of his harshest critics. He just needs to change a few things to be on the straight and narrow: pacifism and not being duped by big oil. He wouldn't have to fear not eating or providing for his family if he made those changes. Alex, get off the gun and open your eyes about big oil. You need to overcome having been raised in Big-Oil country: Texas.
One other thing I'd like to mention to Alex Jones and his Libertarian followers, watch out for overdosing on supplements. You can run into trouble with too much of a good thing in that sense. I totally agree that Big Pharma uses crony capitalism to try to control all supplements where it is totally unnecessary and even counter-productive. I also encourage Alex Jones to emphasize the evils of Monsanto (which is a giant bioengineering company) that came out from the chemical industry that came out largely from the oil industry. It's all interconnected and furthered as part of the Military-Industrial Complex global military/mammon empire of the dark side. Don't fall for any of it. It's all unhealthy, unwholesome, anti-good spirit.
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