I received a call today from a national radio advertiser (name withheld – you’ll see why) seeking advertising on the Alex Jones show. My verbal reply was very short: “Not interested” and I hung up. A follow-up email was also received, depicting rates, media kit, etc. I can’t show this here because I don’t want this person to be fired.
I read through it all, including the “Jones Profile” and his alleged audience, reach, influence and demographics. I then sent my own email reply:
Alex Jones is an ignorant money-grubbing fool, an embarrassment to humanity profiting from connedspiracy theory and fear-mongering bullshit. His “show” is poorly scripted and even more poorly acted. He is a total fraud and destroyer of intelligence, facts and reason. He’s done incredible damage to America while promoting a particularly putrid brand of endless bullshit. Alex Jones would promote a gold encrusted pooper-scooper engraved with his “Asshole Jackoff” initials if he thought it would make him more money. Obviously, we would never be interested in helping Jones make millions more from the ignorant fools he leads, but we would be interested if he goes to jail where he belongs.
I received a reply!
I personally would not disagree with one word that you had to say. But I work for the network NOT Alex Jones. He is only one show out of 85 that we carry on the network. I called you because you have a quality product that would blow the competition out of the water. He has an audience that deserves a quality product.
This is hilarious, but all true. Even his own promoters don’t believe in his brand of endless bullshit. But I’m sure they like the money.
I then spent about a wasted hour reading about Jones and his life, claims and ambitions. I then added some new links to some of my older Jones articles. He’s a total fraud alright. But he has a enraptured audience of brain-dead morons who hang onto his every word.
Alpine Aire was once the second largest cannery in America. Alpine Aire reported a catastrophic drop in sales for 2016 and has decided to stop trying to sell their cans of food (they’ll retain the pouches only). The preparedness market has collapsed.
I also learned that many sellers of Wise Foods (a brand I despise for their lies) are stuck with inventory that they can’t move and since it has a horrible shelf life, they’ll either dump this crap shortly or wind up taking a 100% loss.
Despite all that you are hearing and reading about – people are not preparing. They’re waiting for a disaster to happen first, always a bad strategy.
There are right-wing rag publications putting out articles claiming liberals are “buying guns, gear and food” but it’s all bullshit, as usual. Americans are broke, distracted and disinterested in these things right now. I’m sure there are a few who are “doing something”, but it’s so little that major companies in this market are now failing.
I run into this “fake news” all the time, every day. Scott Dilbert of cartoon fame is actively promoting his daily fake news about climate change. He’s in good company. Scott is now claiming that we’ve reasons to “doubt” because “some things are missing” (but we don’t know what it is). It’s a patently ridiculous and specious argument. But what is interesting is his agenda, which he clearly has. Why is he so particularly interested in planting false doubt? Nobody really knows, not yet, but he’s in good company as we all know.
My wife showed me a fake news clip (Facebook) that showed “word for word” news stories being aired on different news channels. By now, everyone should be well aware of this tactic of mass mind-control. The point is the American media in particular is entirely scripted. It is even found within the alt-right and alt-left movements and now permeates everything. For this reason, it’s quite impossible to discover much news of any real interest – if your sources are “news channels” of any kind. The news channels are polluted with endless bullshit and group-think programming.
I do not expect this situation to change. As a marketing method, it works very well, enriching all of its sycophants. There is also little desire within the populace to self-educate or self-inform within my generation, although I’m no longer as confident as I once was about the younger generation. Unfortunately, many people are discovering for themselves that they’re having to reinvent the wheel. What some of us learned decades ago, they’re having to discover for themselves. There is no school for “deprogramming” and “corrected education” available to the average person. You have to discover this for yourselves, and then you must rigorously seek to always learn more.
Most people get snared by the deceptive programming. It’s a rare day in hell that someone actually is found that isn’t. There is a decided lack of “gathering places” for these rare individuals. I had hopes that my blog would be one of them. But I’m not able to keep doing this, it’s time to gather my focus onto something far more important.
So I can’t keep up with the Jones’s, the liars, shills, deceivers, profiteers and deceptive sources of fake and irrelevant news. I want to distance myself from them to be honest, if for nothing else, self-preservation and sanity. I believe that much of humanity needs to be abandoned now. The ever-growing contingent of brain-dead zombies that are beyond recovery (an assumption that I’m making because there is I’ve no interest in saving them from themselves). I believe that people, individuals need to “save themselves” and take the responsibility to do so. I further believe that most do not want to.
I am envisioning something profound: A departure from as much of the craziness and distractions and insanity as possible, through a dedicated effort to focus on something else entirely. This is a part of the project I am currently working on. It’s conceptual (for now), but practical in time. It’s certainly possible too, I can think of no reason it can’t be.
There is a growing psychosis in America (and probably all other ‘civilized’ countries in the world, but I don’t live there). What I read online and see on the news reveals an astoundingly high level of psychosis and disconnect from reality. It’s as if there are now at least two species of humans on the planet, and as Lonewolf is fond of saying, the ‘misery monkeys’ currently rule the cage.
I have my own answer for this, departure. Forge a new sub-culture that insulates itself where possible from the psychosis, while working towards group survival.
It is not a solution. I do not believe that there is a solution. There is only an effort to be made in the right direction. I still hold to all my other positions, that collapse is well-underway now, that die-off is inevitable, that biosphere survival and a livable habitat is increasingly unlikely, and that humanity will refuse to take appropriate steps in time to save itself. But there is a lot still unknown. This is why I intend to make a departure – to stop trying to save humanity from itself. I’m only interested in working with others who also have these same persuasions.
I cannot knowingly help perpetuate what is provably wrong, false, destructive and helping to enhance the current rapacious paradigm of modern living. Modern society is clinically insane and in need of a doctor and padded rooms. A majority of people need to be locked up, diagnosed and treated for mental illness. Nobody can do this, so despite my rhetoric, the point is taken: something else is needed. This civilization needs to fail and take its rapacious destruction with it, but when it does, survivors (if any) need an alternative structure, support systems and way of life.
To that end is what I’m working on.