When I first met Jesse Ventura, the first question out of my mouth was, “how can you support an obvious demagogue like Alex Jones?”
“Maybe Alex feels he has to act that way to get his point across,” smiled Jesse, who is an intensely charming and likeable guy, but, after all Jesse was also in show business for a lot of his life, so I’m sure he understands the importance of role playing in good theater.
But Jones is more than that, he’s the leading edge of disinformation, and constantly getting caught playing despicable tricks on his audience, like the time he claimed Madonna’s halftime performance was an Illuminati Ritual.
More recently Jones tried to connect a Batman movie to the Sandy Hook tragedy, but yesterday he crossed the line when he doctored two clips from a Family Guy episode to make it appear that TV show predicted the Boston Marathon bombing. We need a new word in our vocabulary to describe Jones’ activities. To callously mine such tragedy in order to pretend the media is being employed in some sort of clumsy Satanic Mind Control system has to be one of the most despicable trades known to mankind.
And as disgusting as it is, unfortunately, it’s also about as difficult as falling off a log.
As soon as Jones put up his doctored video, someone post a question on Quora asking me to answer how come the national media doesn’t even discuss Jones allegations?
I have to wonder who posted that question on Quora anyway? I guess they didn’t know it was a hoax?
I often find myself in Internet duels, sometimes with a guy in Boston who works for the Ford Foundation. He plays multiple roles it seems, all with different online identities. In one he cleverly makes a case for the Rothschild control of the financial system (a played-out gag launched by the John Birch Society). In another he dispatches that same viewpoint with intense accusations of antisemitism and a lot of posturing but few facts. I’m sure many sock puppets are available to help drive and inflame the online dialogue. Instead of drawing people together in harmony, it seems the CIA might be more interested in fostering hostile, negative energies that polarize people. How many jihad sites on the Internet do you suppose are secretly controlled by someone other than the figurehead who supposedly runs that op? You could say the same thing about any violent hate group. I’d imagine many of them trace right back to Langley.