Monday, March 21, 2011

Coast to Coast AM, Alex Jones, etc...

I had a person E-mail me through my website and asked me why I don't have a link to Coast to Coast AM, the old Art Bell Show, and Alex Jones' websites "InfoWars" and "Prison Planet" on my website and my blog. (Not the first E-mail about this, either!) Especially since I have cited elsewhere that this is where I discovered Gerald Celente and Frosty Wooldridge, among other people that I pay attention to. (To clarify, I heard of both of them on Coast to Coast AM when I used to work midnight shift...)

The reason I don't have links to them is simple: there is so much negative baggage associated with Coast to Coast AM because of all of the UFO - Alien Abduction shows that I don't want to link to it because the first thing people think is, "He believes all of that stuff..."

Because...I don't.

I don't know if there are aliens but I know I went to see "Battle L.A." the weekend before last because it looked like it was going to be a good movie. It was and it's entertainment.

When I know someone interesting is going to be on Coast to Coast AM, I listen to the show. Otherwise, I don't. It's really that simple. I have better things to do with my time than listen to some lunatic rambling on and on with these fantastically stupid tales. Hour upon hour of audio dementia about various species of aliens and which President really knew about it all and entered into secret deals with the aliens so they could check our innards with telescoping ass probes like some demonic proctologist.

Or, babbling incoherently about numerology for over an hour.

Alex Jones and InfoWars and Prison Planet?

Where do I start?

About the time that Alex Jones was finishing up High School, I was already hearing about mobile guillotines on tractor trailers traveling through Montana to some secret location. Ostensibly so United Nations troops could round up all the Christians and behead any of them that would not deny their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. All you had to do to hear such stories was go to a gun show.

You could read the fliers about VHS videotapes that had all of the "proof" of these things.

When I was a Cub Scout, I remember going to a church one evening and they showed us a movie. It was called, "A Thief in the Night." That was probably about thirty-three years ago, so I might be mistaken, it might be one of the sequels to "A Thief in the Night."

Nonetheless, it was one of the three movies in that series. I guess this is where the whole "guillotine" propaganda originated. Ah, the good old days, back around 1977 or so.

By the way, I'm not kidding about this guillotine stuff. I actually saw that movie in the Cub Scouts and actually remember reading the handouts at gun shows in the early 1990s.

There are actually places on the internet, wonder of wonders that it is, where you can actually read where people think they suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from watching "A Thief in the Night" as a young child. This country is so obsessed with mental illness, most people cannot wait to be diagnosed as being crazy. I mean, this is pretty sad really. It's becoming like a status symbol.

Anyway, when I hear the latest twist on hidden U.N. troops or mobile head-choppers or FEMA internment camps or the long laundry list of secret government projects and nefarious plans, I really don't get riddled with anxiety. I'm sorry. This has been going on for years, the talk and the rumors.

There are plans in place, and they have been in place for decades, for "continuity of government" in case of nuclear attack or something on that level. Or whatever they deem to be a "National Emergency" on such a level that they should initiate these plans.

If they will take a Citizen's home and give the property to Pfizer (Kelo Decision) by using Eminent Domain and The Supreme Court of The United States agrees with it, it's pretty safe to say if there is a major disaster in this country they will do just about anything they want to in order to preserve their way of life. I know some people will be wondering how I talk about "continuity of government" and end up talking about the Kelo Decision, it's very simple. It's about government power.

(The Kelo Decision is just about the most blatant example of corporate welfare and crony capitalism gone mad.)

The government serves itself. It doesn't serve the people and has not served the people in decades...maybe a lot longer than that.

Another thing that a lot of people on forums are not discussing is the fact that the government, in the case of some massive disaster, can basically show up with refugees from whatever area and relocate them. To your small town or perhaps the field in your backyard. I'm just mentioning this because it's on the periphery of the whole "FEMA internment camp" issue that people talk about.

Alex Jones is right about a lot of things. In fact, a frightening amount of things. I just don't want to be linked to all of the stuff that is being ranted about that is on the fringe...sometimes the lunatic fringe.

If people want to judge me by what I write, well, that seems fair enough. If they want to judge me by what I believe, well...also fair. Although I don't always communicate as well as I think I am at the time of expressing views and opinions and upon reflection tend to wish I would have said something different or differently, I don't want to be judged via guilt by association. Of course guilt by association is unfair but that never stops people.

I do believe that so many laws are being passed for two main reasons:

1. So the every day common person will find it very difficult to navigate them without running afoul of them somehow. The more people that have a criminal record, the more people they can exert even greater control over.

2. Money. Even if #1 is "nonsense," #2 cannot be denied. I think it's both of them actually, a great two-fer for them. Money-money-money, increased fines for everything.

When Red Light Cameras became all the rage so every jurisdiction could rake in the cash, they set the yellow light for a shorter duration to catch more "Red Light Runners." More fines.

The companies that made the cameras and serviced them, along with the jurisdictions that passed the laws and had them, they laughed all the way to the bank. They did it for our own good, don't you know? Because as you might have already guessed, someone running a red light does pose a great danger to everyone. Someone gets T-boned by someone flying through a red light and crippling injury or fatality is oftentimes the result. Unfortunately, by shortening the duration of the yellow light, they created "The Dilemma Zone."

They sold their money making scheme, otherwise known as "Red Light Scameras," to "save lives." They created more accidents that were rear-end collisions because people were being nailed and fined because of the shorter yellow so the people started slamming on the brakes when the light turned yellow and the car behind them would plow into them.

Now we have "Speed Cameras" and laws being passed. And laws about using a cellphone or texting on a cellphone, which really is a problem. But like mandatory seatbelt laws, the concept that one of these politicians really "cares" about you or your family is a sick joke. It's all about the money, these people are not altruistic.

So, I look at everything, the continued militarization of police departments, the over-use of Tasers, even on kids, law enforcement and their cheerleaders saying, "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" when it comes to every new intrusion on our private lives. You name it and they're doing it.

And, law enforcement is also not fond of the camera being aimed at them. Apparently their own rhetoric about, "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" is lost on them.

So, I'm incredibly pessimistic about the future of our country and what freedoms we are going to have in just another decade. It appears as though they have out-Orwelled - George Orwell. Evey year it is something else. Another law, another rule, another regulation. Another fine, another fee, another toll, they're non-stop. It just keeps coming and coming and there doesn't seem to be any end in sight for all of this, the vise, the pressure cooker. And you, the regular, every day person, are the target of their efforts.

Even the Department of Transportation has expressed a positive attitude towards tracking you via GPS and taxing you, per mile driven. That is something else Alex Jones was talking about six years ago and everyone thought he was nuts. LPRs - "License Plate Readers." Jones spoke of them around the same time and, again, people thought he was either making it up or was being an "alarmist" about something that law enforcement was never going to use. Well, they're using it now. He also spoke at great length about our highways being whored out to the private sector...toll roads. It's not enough that you get charged all of these fees and taxes every step of the way for owning a vehicle, not enough that you pay tax on the fuel, not enough that you get taxed for your labor...they just keep finding new ways to squeeze and liberate more and more of your money from your possession.

If Alex Jones would just turn his Nonsense Discriminator on the maximum level, I would link to him. But for now, too much stuff that is being thrown around all the time is too much for me. Same with Coast to Coast AM, but the content I don't want to be associated with is different when it comes to that show.

Coast to Coast AM can do great things when it comes to informing people about survival kits and, from time to time, they will have a show on about that.

Unfortunately, the subject matter experts they usually have on are more well known for other subjects on the show...like UFOs...aliens...alien abduction...giants.

"Giants," you ask?

Yes..."giants."

I would like to hear, for once, someone on that show for hours telling people why they need a good knife and the ability to start a fire under adverse conditions and a host of other real survival topics instead of the generic lists for survival kits. What is your first line shelter? The clothes on your back. Things of that nature.

I'm still waiting for that show.

2 comments:

Terry said...

Damn, I had to watch the "Thief in the night" series. The one that dicked my brain was "Distant Thunder. You're right of course... the world has been ending for much longer than we have been around doing this stuff. I'm amazed people worry about the fringe stuff and don't deal with the real problems.

Don Rearic said...

I just had to do it to get my Apocalyptic Merit Badge in Cub Scouts. (joke) 8-)