Below are two videos of Alex Jones in an explosive CNN interview. Before you watch those two videos I would like to preface them with a few personal comments relating to my feelings on watching them. I used to both watch CNN regularly as well as read The New York Times for much of my adult life. A few years ago things started to change. After 9/11, which caught most of us by surprise, and the events that followed, Amercia took what seemed like a new turn. Suddenly it was 'OK' for America to start wars of aggression against countries with little or no relationship to the acts of 9/11 which were used as their justifications. Hundreds of thousands have died in those wars, period. They reflect much more closely then a willingness to 'stop' terrorism, a geopolitical goal of occupying Central Asia as a military strategy. Who that strategy serves is something which should be debated. Clear however is that it is not the terrorists who have taken away our rights, but our own government, through the so called 'Patriot Act' and other legislation. It has gone so far that the government claims it can justifiably pick out Americans for execution without trial or otherwise, and eliminate them. It can incarcerate Americans forever if it wishes. It can shut down our lines of open communication in a state of emergency. It listens in on our telephone communications. It has secret lists of those it deems as 'threats.' These are the actions, not of healthy democracies, but of tyrannical regimes. The October Surprise of 1980, the Supreme Court election decision of 2000, and the Ohio vote rigging of 2004, bring the validity even of our own elections into question. This is the legacy of PNAC documents, the corrupt elements of the Reagan Revolution, and neoconservatism, as well as a spinless Democratic Party which seems to rather fight small battles, ingratiate itself with Wall Street, and find hidden benefits for themselves as the larger issues of corruption go forward, a corruption often fully supported by mainline Republicans fooled into thinking it is "good for America.'
I used to read the New York Times and watch CNN. I do so occaisionally still, but knowing now that what I am reading is, if not pure, then at least largely propaganda. Sure, occaissionally a good article is in the New York TImes, and the New York Post for example is even worse. Nonetheless it is media institutions like the New York Times or CNN which wholeheartedly have given fake liberal backing to our wars of aggression, our loss of liberty, and constantly look for support for future military engagements with Iran, just to use one example. They have become with few exceptions, warmongering elements of the media, and Alex Jones is right to say that "they have blood on THEIR hands."
Though I support and respect Alex Jones, I might not agree with everything Alex Jones says or believes. I have some differences with the negative view he takes towards all forms of modern socialism for example. I know from some of my experiences living in modern Europe, that some 'socialist' policies do not imply tyranny any more then capitalism does, if moderated and combined with respect for individual rights and the rights of the people as a whole.
But in the end the struggle of today is not truly between left and right. The struggle today is between real and fake, between the 'Truthers' who want to know the reality of the world we live in, and react to it in a positive, democratic and rational way, and who support investigations of government and corporate actions, and the 'Fakeans' if you will, those that prefer to live in a fake world dictated to us through open lies in our media, and corrupt policies of propaganda and distortion that they believe keeps them 'safe.' Being lied to does not make me feel safe.
The fake world presented to us by the large corporations and political establishment is all intrusive and has many levels. We see it in the false 'official stories' which simply do not hold up under scrutiny of major events such as the JFK assassination or 9/11. We see it in the constant blitzkrieg of mindless advertising which we are subjected to. We see it in the plastic, manipulative and fake manner in which our politicians often talk down to us. We see it in the fake scare campaigns of swine flu, Wall Street bailouts and body scanner technology designed to make insiders of the corporate system even more rich. We see it in Wall Street itself, falsely inflated by its supporters and their policies. We can even see it in the degradation of popular art forms such as rock music, originally a gutsy music of rebellion, now a scared remnant steered by corporations into a form of advertising, escapism and somniferous elevator music at best, and outright propaganda for the establishment at worst.
Here is finally Alex Jones, in the belly of the beast: