Radio host Alex Jones says 9/11 was “an inside job” orchestrated to create panic and more reliance on an increasingly repressive government. One of his sympathizers is convinced that Halliburton Co. is building “concentration camps” capable of holding 50 million Americans.
Jones and his fellow conspiracy theorists are the subject of “New World Order,” an engrossing, scary documentary airing tonight on IFC at 6:45 p.m. New York time.
Better watch it or someone may start following you.
According to Jones and company, a group of elitists is wreaking havoc to further their goal of world domination. At the controls, they say, are members of the secretive Bilderberg Group such as Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and other bigwigs from the worlds of politics, finance and media.
As far as Jones is concerned, the Bilderbergers’ wingtips conceal cloven hooves. He and his followers spend much time and effort stalking and filming the supposed puppet masters, who are also said to control both major U.S. political parties and the “mainstream media.”
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Jack McLamb, identified as a former Phoenix police officer who hosts a short-wave radio show, says Halliburton is building concentration camps and the government is marking mailboxes with colored dots to single out people for imprisonment or death. The Houston-based company once run by former Vice President Dick Cheney has been criticized for many things, but this charge might as well come from outer space.
Jones and his cohorts offer no evidence to back up their fantastic tales. I don’t know whether this is because evidence isn’t their thing, or because filmmakers Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel preferred to concentrate on wacky personalities rather than hard facts.