- On mainstream television there is a popular and insidious
disease that is taking over the airwaves. It's called REALITY Television,
and it's the furthest thing from reality, that could be imagined. The web
is occasionally infected by a similar phenomenon that generally seeks to
be called "the TRUTH tellers." These people should not be confused
with their chosen topic, anymore than "REALITY" should be mistaken
for things like "Survivor" or any of the other constructs that
television created to replace reality with its complete fictions.
The media uses these programs as substitutes for real life; featuring their
exploits as matters of great concern, and giving interviews daily with
the contestants, as they fail or are kicked off each succeeding episode.
This garbage "news" is substituted for anything that could be
meaningful or of any value whatsoever to the American population. "The
TRUTH tellers" do the same thing for the web, with an added twist.
The purpose behind most of these high-tech hucksters, beyond the money
to be made hawking their wares, the tapes, the films, the books which they
create - is to slant, distort, or to otherwise clutter up the field of
actual investigative reporting, or serious writing by those who in many
cases have spent their lives trying to set various records straight.
- One such case involves something called WING TV, which
is the creation of Victor Thorn (Scott Makufka). My last article "A
Climate of Suspicion" was a response to the "Cult of Fear."
In response: I received a series of links from Lisa Guliani, who co-hosts
that site. Lisa said I should read them to correct my obvious misimpressions,
about "Cult of Fear." I read them and what I found was far more
disturbing than what I thought was the earlier point of contention.
I learned for instance that part of their goal was to bring all the critics
and writers on the web together: "Now I'm not talking about a huge
centralization of power; but instead, a common unification of goals. Because,
when you think about it, don't we all, in one way or another, have the
same purpose in mind - to defeat the global forces which are rapidly eroding
our freedoms and sovereignty? The primary difference between them and us
is simple: our opponent is highly organized, and we aren't. And if we remain
fragmented and isolated, I guarantee that absolutely nothing substantive
will change. Is that what we want, or are we big enough to rise above ourselves
and join together? This is the crux of our struggle."
Viewing WING TV, reminded me of an electronic version of The New York Post,
and after reading the details in several of the attack articles - I almost
laughed out loud. When you think about the work of people like Gore Vidal,
or Arundhati Roy; Greg Palast, Robert Fisk, Paul Krugman, Molly Ivins,
John Pilger, or Chomsky, Dreyfuss, Alexander Cockburn or Mokhiber/Weissman
- any of the hundreds of really excellent writers in the world today -
and all of them allowing themselves to be led around by this "dynamic-duo"
without a background or even much of a future? The idea was simply ludicrous!
Amid the series of six articles, aimed at Alex Jones of Prison Planet,
there was this fascinating find: "We respect Alex Jones' hard work
and we're not challenging most of his information, but we do question his
motives when he pushes fear-mongering and paranoia instead of direct activism."
Lisa fails to understand: Whenever anyone advocates calling for demonstrations
that will route out criminality or change the behavior of any serious criminal
cabal - that aspiration has to be weighed against what people are really
like - as well as what "the people" can or will really do.
She alluded to what was done in the recent Orange Revolution in Ukraine:
The standing crowds that took to the streets for weeks, until the presidency
of that country fell. That happened, but it wasn't spontaneous it was bought
and paid for by US black ops, to embarrass Vladimir Putin, and to secure
more base rights for the US footprint in yet another corner of the world.
Apparently spontaneous outpourings of outrage is something that cannot
happen unless there is a violent, visible and immediate danger presented
- to all - and that is witnessed by the entire population, (911) - the
aftermath of which can then be spun into having the public take the requisite
response, as seen by those who created the event for that purpose. Short
of that scale of personal violation, this country will not be roused.
All of this goes directly to Thorn's condemnation of Alex for not seeking
to rally people to significant moments (911 anniversary gatherings at the
site) - and that's without even considering the armed forces that would
obviously come together to prevent the "occasion" from becoming
a public cause. Most writers or web sites have not called for public dissent
- because they know that politics is "the art of the possible."
The six articles were written after Jones refused to invite the pair to
discuss their latest book on his radio program. This escalated into WING
TV charging Alex Jones with censorship - because of Jones, apparent efforts
to avoid the topic on his program. After reading all six articles and after
writing to Guliani about their complaints, it became apparent that something
pivotal was missing. Google doesn't have a lot, because there is not a
lot to find.
This article alludes to the errors of Mr. Jones in his stance on the current
police state that is building in the land:
"But what else is Alex selling? How about a double dose of fear and
paranoia? We hear Jones bellyaching over and over again that America is
a police state. In fact, on Friday, April 28th, I heard Alex say, "America's
turning into a nightmare police state ... and it's real." A nightmare
police state?? Where?? He also stated, "The country is turning into
a total police state and we're gonna expose it." Yes, do expose it
- again. And then go one step further, Alex. Expose and PINPOINT for us
the geographic location of this so-called "nightmare police state".
Of course dangerous legislation is being put in place on a daily basis
by our government, but Victor Thorn and I would very much like to see this
POLICE STATE for ourselves, because somehow we've missed it. Maybe we're
suffering from a nasty concussion caused by all the infotainment and repeated
bonks on the head from Alex's hard-sell hammer. Thorn and I recently returned
from a road trip halfway across the country, stopping in big cities and
small towns along the way, but for some odd reason we weren't able to locate
this Police State. So exactly where is it, Alex? The cities we drove through
were not teeming with mace-spraying police brandishing batons or big guns.
In fact, they were rather quiet and calm. There was no police state, no
matter where we looked or who we spoke to. In fact, officers in Oklahoma
City were actually supportive of our efforts once they realized we were
trying to expose the murder of Terence Yeakey. Nobody seemed to know about
this nightmare police state. So, we'd really appreciate it if Alex could
be more specific as to where it is, since the "whole country"
is supposedly undergoing this scary transformation. Where exactly is the
police state, Alex? Or is this just another marketing tool to recruit subscribers
and sell videos?"
- Apparently, the dynamic-duo missed some things. The constitution
has been neutralized, the Bill of Rights destroyed, the Supreme Court has
committed treason, and there are only a hand full of congressional people
with any integrity left - not to mention that the White House has been
completely overtaken by traitors. And most of this has been in effect for
quite some time. The fact that most people don't want to hear about it
does not make this any less of a takeover - in fact it makes that worse.
"It's not a prison if you haven't tried the door" and most working
people haven't chosen to try that door - so they can truthfully say they
think there is no police state. That does not make it so. The Police State
may not be apparent in rural America, but it is there in the law enforcement
agencies, and in the tenor and the tone of support for the war - but it
is not overt in rural America, the cities however are another matter. Here
for instance is Boston, getting ready for one of the political conventions:
If we wait for this to appear in every village and hamlet - then it will
definitely be too late. The handwriting is on the wall and the thugs have
all they need; I doubt that they can pull it off - but they seem to think
they can. If and when there is a second part to 911 - then we'll all know
for certain, because once the alert condition goes to red - then they will
be free of all restraints. We will be virtually at the mercy of whatever
they'd like to do with us (provided of course they can actually "CONTROL"
the whole country).
To some this may sound like exaggeration, or oversimplification - but that's
the political situation in this country now. Citizens cannot physically
attend appearances of the president, and more often than not that privilege
is being extended to the friends of Bush as well. No protestors allowed,
no freedom of speech - just arrest and charges for daring to speak or advocate
in any way against the mantra of the traitors - and that's something brand
new, but it confirms that the freedom and democracy that was here; is not
Credentials do not always make the man, but there is something about how
one gets into any position that has a bearing on the validity of what readers
are asked to believe. At the end of the day, Alex Jones radio and websites
are privately owned and Alex does have the right to censor what he chooses
to promote. Thorn (Magufka) and Guliani have the right to go elsewhere
to seek promotion for their book. And given this review by Jim Hoffman
of the book in question, it would seem that Alex Jones made the right decision.
There is no need for REALITY TV any more than there is a need for the disinformation
that cloaks itself in some weird kind of search for "TRUTH."
Writers do not need to be organized to challenge corruption, criminality
or treason - they seem to do that well enough as individuals - it's part
of what any writer really is, an individual first and foremost. The reading
public will decide what books they want to read, no matter who the advocate,
or who the writer is - by whatever name he or she has chosen to take as
the author. I knew absolutely nothing about WING TV before I wrote "A
Climate of Suspicion" - and now - I know why I failed to find them
While it's true that everyone has the right to say what he or she thinks,
this freedom protects the right that we all have to say what we think.
However there is a responsibility that goes with that right - and that
is what keeps the fire of freedom burning.