Monday, September 5, 2011
“Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information. Let us dream to the extent of saying that on a given Sunday night the time normally occupied by Ed Sullivan is given over to a clinical survey of the state of American education, and a week or two later the time normally used by Steve Allen is devoted to a thoroughgoing study of American policy in the Middle East.” – Edward R. Murrow, October 15, 1958.
“We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility.” – Edward R. Murrow, March 9, 1954.
“The only thing that counts is the right to know, to speak, to think — that, and the sanctity of the courts. Otherwise it’s not America.” – Edward R. Murrow
“The battle for the soul is as brutal as the battles of men; but the sight of justice is the pleasure of God alone.” – Arthur Rimbaud
“If genius is the God within, I need to seek it there, in the abyss of the aboriginal self, an entity unknown to nearly all our current Explainers, in the intellectually forlorn universities and in the media’s dark Satanic mills.” – Harold Bloom, from his book, “Genius.”
“The word which the Greeks used for truth is aletheia, which means discovery, to take away the veil that covers and hides a thing.” – José Ortega y Gasset
“If any terrorism comes it’s from this government. And if there was an outside threat like a “Bin Laden,” who was a known CIA asset in the 80s, running the Mujahideen war, and whose family builds all the military bases over in Saudi Arabia right now . . He’s the boogeyman they need in this Orwellian, phony system.” – Alex Jones, July 25, 2001
“The 21st Century is going to be a new century, not the century of slavery, not the century of lies and issues of no significance and classism and statism and all the rest of the modes of control! It’s going to be the age of humankind standing up for something pure and something right!”- Alex Jones, Waking Life, 2001
“the first of all Gospels is this, that a Lie cannot endure for ever.” – Thomas Carlyle
On September 11, 2001, not everyone was fooled; not everyone went along with the big lie; not everyone was afraid to go against manufactured popular opinion.
Treason was committed on that day by a group of evil and powerful men, but that’s not the full story. Hidden from public view was the patriotism of truth-telling.
A decade later, America is engulfed in a tsunami of lies. The impact of waves of government and media deception have made the American people and people throughout the world unconscious and comatose.
But the mental survivors of Orwellian brainwashing are finding their way to the sands of consciousness, where they are busy constructing lifeboats of the mind. These 9/11 truth-tellers and truth activists are going back to the middle of the mass ocean to try to save those who are drowning in the media’s poisonous waters and swallowing government fables.
Thankfully, we no longer live in a television-centric media universe, but in an internet-centric media universe. The American people and the people of the world cannot be kept in the dark in the changing media environment.
Edward R. Murrow, who was an innovator and a hero of radio and television news during its infancy, was one of the shining lights in the television-centric media universe. He told the truth and never backed down from government pressure. His no-holds-barred commentary and honest speech serves as an inspiration for all aspiring journalists.
In 2011, nearly fifty years after his death, television news is losing public respect and popularity because it has been used as a tool to dominate the public mind and corrupt the human spirit. A new media landscape is emerging on the Internet that threatens to shake up the established political and media order.
Radio host and new media broadcaster Alex Jones represents the power of real journalism in an age of government deception and mass media propaganda. Alex is the Internet’s Edward R. Murrow. Like Murrow, Alex is also a truth-telling hero and a prophetic voice in society.
The Infowars Nightly News show, launched on September 1, 2011, gives the viewer what every mainstream news source lacks: the truth. No scripts. No talking points. No agendas.
On the debut of Infowars Nightly News, Alex said:
“We do not have a teleprompter. Local news in the smallest town has it. Most talk radio goes off a script. The only televisions that we have in here are so that I can see the guest that I’m talking to and the video clips that we’re playing so I can comment on it. This the only teleprompter-free news that we know of in the United States and most of the world. So, you’re going to hear me make mistakes, you’re going to hear me sometimes stumble on a word, you’re going to hear me pause while they’re playing a news package because it’s real.
Why are teleprompters so dangerous? It allows talking points to be written by centralized committees, by special interests and others, and then to be fed out. Have you ever noticed that if you watch ABC, CBS, NBC, it is the same news in the same order, even, in many cases, the same sponsors. That’s because all of those stations run their news out of the CBS broadcast center in Manhattan.
So, I’m here showing you what’s behind the curtain, ladies and gentlemen, and bringing you real news, real analysis, and it’s up to you to research this information and to make your own decision.”
When Alex speaks, a fountain of knowledge and truth is opened. I still have not lost the sense of awe and appreciation for Alex’s dedication to freedom and the hard work that the team at Infowars does every day. I appreciate all men who tell the truth in the hour of its least acceptance. What Alex has done with his life and time is worthy of our respect and appreciation.
In his book, “Genius,” literary critic Harold Bloom reminds us of the value of appreciating and recognizing the service of remarkable individuals to society and civilization in whatever field of life. Bloom writes:
What makes genius possible? There always is a Spirit of the Age, and we like to delude ourselves that what matters most about any memorable figure is what he or she shared with a particular era. In this delusion, which is both academic and popular, everyone is regarded as being determined by societal factors. Individual imagination yields to social anthropology or to mass psychology, and thus can be explained away.
I base this book, Genius, upon my belief that appreciation is a better mode for the understanding of achievement than are all the analytical kinds of accounting for the emergence of exceptional individuals. Appreciation may judge, but always with gratitude, and frequently with awe and wonder. (Bloom, Genius; pg. 5).
Alex is usually criticized for being too loud and obnoxious. But I see it differently. Loudness has its advantages during times like these, when tyrants move quietly in the night and the people don’t hear the footsteps of their murderers.
Today’s assassins of liberty and the killers of innocent civilians are not terrorists hiding in caves. They are leaders on our television screens giving speeches about why war is necessary and good. But truth and morality is not on their side, so they hide their lies from public view.
Alex is bringing buried truths to light. He is rattling the cage of the sleeping giant that has been locked inside by traitors for a century. He is using his powerful and loud voice to wake up the American people so they can take back their country before it is completely destroyed by the traitors in power.
It takes a loud, determined, and consistent voice to wake up a nation that has lost consciousness. The truth about 9/11 and other injustices cannot be whispered, it must be screamed on the rooftops of the mind and the cliffs of the spirit.
If Edward R. Murrow were alive today he would use his voice to demand a new investigation into the 9/11 attacks. He knew the threat that television and mass media posed to freedom, the truth, and public sanity even before the insanity of cable news television.
Edward R. Murrow and Alex Jones have many things in common. Murrow reported on fascists in Nazi Germany; Alex is reporting on fascists in Occupied America. Murrow challenged the politically constructed terror campaign against Communism; Alex is challenging the new age of state terror and exposed the U.S. shadow government’s 9/11 con job before the attacks even happened; Murrow taught the American people to think for themselves and not be “driven by fear into an age of unreason”; Alex is teaching the American people to question what the government and television is telling them and to wake up to the betrayal.
Murrow delivered his prophetic and wise statements in a cool and calm fashion, but that was a different period in history. Murrow didn’t have to face an American public that was in denial about an act of government treason and government terrorism against the American people.
Believe it or not, the 1950s were saner times, with saner leaders in Washington. We live in a crazy age. The evil crazies rule in almost every major capital and the lazy fools call freedom’s demise a conspiracy theory.
Alex is the sane one, not the critics who call him a crazy conspiracy theorist and a fearmonger. 9/11 truth-tellers are the normal people in the room, not the people who still avoid facing the truth and cover up their cowardice by accusing truth-tellers of being irrational and unscientific.
It is right and normal to be angry at thieves and tyrants. If you do not have your blood up then you are not thinking.
When the masses are hypnotized and deceived by corrupt rulers it takes passionate men to point out to them that their days are numbered if they do not begin to think critically about their society and their leaders.
The Danish philosopher Kierkegaard wrote in his journal, “Passion is the real thing, the real measure of man’s power.” English essayist William Hazlitt said in his essay ‘On Reason and Imagination,’ that “Passion, in short, is the essence, the chief ingredient in moral truth.”
“Those evils that inflame the imagination and make the heart sick,” said Hazlitt in that same essay, “ought not to leave the head cool. This is the very test and measure of the degree of the enormity, that it involuntarily staggers and appals the mind.”
I hate indifference and cynicism. If Thomas Jefferson was a cynic and George Washington was indifferent then there wouldn’t be an America. The defence of freedom and peace requires passionate men who care about the value of human beings and understand that government is the greatest threat to the individual.
It is easy to recognize the spirit of the American founding fathers in Alex. He’s right when he says he is the tip of the spear in the fight against the corrupt new world order. Someone has to be. Leaders are needed in historical struggles to voice the hopes and aspirations of millions. And Alex is a natural born leader because he is not afraid to stand alone and speak to an empty room.
Of course, every one of us has an important role to play in the unfolding world drama, but some men have larger roles because of their greatness. Ralph Waldo Emerson says in his essay, “Uses of Great Men”:
“I must not forget that we have a special debt to a single class. Life is a scale of degrees. Between rank and rank of our great men are wide intervals. Mankind have, in all ages, attached themselves to a few persons, who, either by the quality of that idea they embodied, or by the largeness of their reception, were entitled to the position of leaders and law-givers. These teach us the qualities of primary nature,–admit us to the constitution of things. We swim, day by day, on a river of delusions, and are effectually amused with houses and towns in the air, of which the men about us are dupes. But life is a sincerity. In lucid intervals we say, ‘Let there be an entrance opened for me into realities; I have worn the fool’s cap too long.’ We will know the meaning of our economies and politics. Give us the cipher, and, if persons and things are scores of a celestial music, let us read off the strains. We have been cheated of our reason; yet there have been sane men, who enjoyed a rich and related existence. What they know, they know for us. With each new mind, a new secret of nature transpires; nor can the Bible be closed, until the last great man is born. These men correct the delirium of the animal spirits, make us considerate, and engage us to new aims and powers. The veneration of mankind selects these for the highest place. Witness the multitude of statues, pictures, and memorials which recall their genius in every city, village, house, and ship.”
Emerson was not afraid to admire, praise and appreciate great men. It is a gift to recognize true heroes and great spirits. America and the West has lost this gift. I believe it must be relearned.
I want to praise Alex Jones for speaking up all these years about 9/11 and the totalitarian designs of the new world order; for tapping into the collective unconscious and using his voice to restore truth and reality in public life; for being conscious of the truth about 9/11 and making others conscious; for preserving the memory and honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks and other acts of tyranny; for helping to take America out of its deep collective coma; for wanting the American people to stop worshipping the government and media like infantile little children; and for reminding the world that although America is currently led by evil thieves, the American people are good and virtuous.
If the people do not cherish and appreciate good and noble men like Alex then they will fall for the words of evil and manipulative men like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
This article was posted: Monday, September 5, 2011 at 1:57 am