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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Some Thoughts On Alex Jones

From J.J. Sefton:
The big story is the fallout over the muzzling of Alex Jones from internet and social media platforms, the obvious politics behind it and the alarming ramifications if measures are not taken as soon as possible to neutralize the danger. And as you look across categories from politics to education to culture you can see how all of this is interrelated to this issue and the "interesting times" we find ourselves living in. 
Back to Alex Jones, I'm no fan. His style is P.T. Barnum but louder, and his content sometimes goes from the kooky (though to be fair, since Obamagate what's kooky?) to the verge of outright nutterism. That said, as an American and someone who has not done anything illegal vis a vis most of us would consider acceptable norms and speech codes, he has every right to exist, speak his mind and as a commercial enterprise, make a living and profit. If one does not like or agree with him you have the freedom to ignore him, tune him out, or start your own enterprise to counter his ideas and statements with your own. And may the best ideas win in the arena of open debate. 
That's America. 
And that's evidently the problem since we have a not insignificant number of people in this country, minority though they be, who have a raging hard-on of hatred against America. Unfortunately, along with governmental bureaucracies, academia (from whence the poison seeps as demonstrated from the links) they control most of the media. The internet and talk radio challenged newspapers and broadcasting, specifically the big three networks, from controlling the narrative and determining what we were to think was good or evil it turned their world upside down. Hence "Net Neutrality" and the weaponization of the government against voices of dissent and political opposition to the globalist/socialist enterprise (Lois Lerner). 
The election of Donald Trump has caused a violent reaction (Steve Scalise, Rand Paul, Candace Owens, etc.) as well as an organized effort to censor, silence or otherwise destroy him and those who, through his presidency, seek the disabling/dismantling of the Progressive/Democrat/Socialist enterprise and restore as much of America as founded as is possible. And in a nightmare of Orwellian proportions, the media and academia declare anyone who will not submit a "racist" or wielding "white privilege" to silence the oppressed, turn back the clock to 1850, or other garbage. What do you call it when racists, fascists and tyrants start calling you racist, fascist and tyrant? 
As I had stated, the internet was the great equalizer and greatest disruptor and threat to the old guard power structure that kept the Overton window moving ever-leftward. But as with all other aspects of society corrupted by a Marxist professoriate since at least the 1950s, the tech world was not immune. It's northern California location surely didn't help either and while the internet itself is open (for now), the platforms whereby one takes advantage of that freedom are in danger of being denied to those deemed as evil, racist, hate mongering unpeople. That is, Republicans, conservatives, Christians, supporters of Israel, a free market, America as founded, the Enlightenment and so on and so on.So, having failed at regulating the internet as a whole via Net Neutrality, the social media platforms that live on the internet want to stifle voices they disagree with by outright censorship. Considering that Google, Facebook, Twitter et al are the only game in town, this is problematic. Alex Jones is a test. 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many people talk about Jones like they talk about Trump: They lead with the negatives. And there are a few.

But Infowars as a whole is quite good. Paul Joseph Watson is a must watch. The David Knight News and the Owen Shroyer War Room are as good as anything out there, One America included. Nobody spent more time covering the recent Tommy Robinson episode.

Jones also has great guest hosts, occasionally Matt Bracken and Anthony Cumia among others.

This move by the Tech tyrants is entirely political and timed to interfere with the mid-terms. It is collusion with the DNC plain and simple.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 3:13:00 pm  
Blogger revereridesagain said...

Thank you for posting that great address I'd never heard before by Christopher Hitchens, one of my favorite fellow atheists who would probably have despised me for being Objectivist, and who always spoke without fear and with the greatest moral fire in the cause of freedom of thought and expression. Here's the clip of Thomas More from "Man for All Seasons" he referenced just because the language is so breathtaking:


Sorting through Alex Jones trying to separate truth from conspiracy theory always drives me buggy but so what? If I care to evaluate what he says, that is my choice and sorting out the drek is my job as an adult. And the great Paul Joseph Watson speaks unvarnished, unwelcome truths that make everyone from Antifa thugs to pop culture "braindead twats" (his term) tear their hair out.

Yes, this is censorship, the colusion of the state is too obvious at this point to deny. The question is, what to do about it.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 6:43:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

The question is, what to do about it.

I can't think of a good plan. **sigh**

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 10:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jones does stray into nuttiness at times, but some of analysis of the hard news stuff-- that is about 20% of his content-- makes him dangerous, hence
the effort to silence him. Who (((group))) of people owns these socials? And... there's your answer.

Thursday, August 09, 2018 1:50:00 am  

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