Hate the State, buy Gold and all will be well: an Alternative Media in Crisis
A little more then ten years after the Truth Movement was born, its key asset, the Alternative Media, is dying. Austrianism, ego and over reliance on too few news aggregators have allowed the Money Power to stall the opposition.
A little more than a year ago Activist Post compiled a widely read Top Ten of the Most Influential People in the Alternative Media. Let’s analyze this list and see what kind of ‘opposition’ can be expected from these people.
10. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Activist Post: “Roberts scores huge points in the credibility department having been the former head of policy at the Department of Treasury under Reagan, and the editor of the Wall Street Journal…’
Do these posts really add to his credibility? This is actually quite typical of the Alternative Media. ‘Ex’ CIA officers are also often quoted as ‘reliable’ sources.
Roberts seems a decent man. But he ignores the monetary system. He backs Ron Paul. He in no way challenges the basic tenets of Capitalism.
So he provides no real opposition of any kind to the Money Power.
9. Gary Franchi
A libertarian plugging Gold.
8. Adam Kokesh
A veteran with his own TV show on Russia Today. He is a libertarian with great faith in ‘commodity money’. According to Activist post, he gets his legitimacy from having served in the greatest killing machine ever to scorch this earth.
7. Stefan Molyneux
One word: Hate the State!
6. Max Keiser
Max is more complicated character than most of the other rather primitive ‘Libertarians’ on this list. He calls the bankers by their real names, anything from vampire, to criminals belonging in jail. That certainly is refreshing. He also has an interest in other monetary paradigms and is not so hung up on Gold, even though he plugs it big time.
On the other hand: he actually seems to believe Germany is the good guy in the Euro crisis and he does not seem to fully grasp the simple power grab that is behind the Euro Crisis.
5. David Icke
While having some problems of his own, David Icke’s message to OWS shows he’s the real deal. In the video he promotes 3 basic issues: the end to power centralization in supra national entities, monetary reform aimed at debt free money printing by the State and the Problem-Reaction-Solution. The last is tactical in nature, but the first two points are fully on target.
Why a man of his knowledge has so much difficulty seeing the difference between Christ and Christianity is difficult to understand and his ‘reptilians’ are also hard to swallow. But his analysis of the basic condition of mankind is spot on and has nothing to do with the libertarian nonsense that most on this list plug.
4. Jeff Rense
Rense is in many respects a real populist. But he is compromised. He does not fall for Austrianism, but still plugs Gold big time on his website and only very sparingly allows interest free reformers.
Rense apperantly makes hundreds of thousands per year from advertisements and Gold dealers are among his main clients.
He is hailed as the leading outlet on Fukushima, but his recent spat with Henry Makow gave rise to serious doubts.
We are, according to Jeff Rense, to believe that Fukushima was an accident with nobody to blame but the Nuclear Energy Industry. All alternative views are just psy-ops to take the heat of Nuclear Energy. This leaves the impression of a gatekeeping operation.
(update 2/15/2012: Henry Makow exposes Rense)
3. Lew Rockwell
Rothbard’s buddy and boss of the von Mises institute which, up to 2007, owned millions in US treasuries while receiving massive Government subsidies.
As a real libertarian hating politics and the State, Rockwell is always busy getting his friend Ron Paul elected to use state power to fulfill his dreams.
2. Mike Adams
Few problems here, although he is way too high up the list.
Adams has done useful work in the non-threatening but not unimportant natural health department. He is a stand in for Alex Jones in his show.
1. Alex Jones
Of course, nobody takes Jones very seriously, neither outside the alternative media, where he is considered a ‘conspiracy theorist’, nor in the Alternative Media, where everybody knows he is a bought and payed for gatekeeper, making a fortune with his massive media empire. Jones, like most on this list, is a libertarian and plugs the Gold Standard.
Update 3/6/2012: Alex Jones is over. David Chase Taylor has executed him. All that is left is a smoldering ruins and the question how Alex Jones’s endgame will actually play out.
Interestingly, in his Top Ten of Alex Jones mistakes he doesn’t mention his monetary credentials.
Special mention: Ed Griffin!
Well, readers of this site know all about Ed Griffin. Don’t miss Franz Seiler’s comment at the offered link!
Griffin is a mind controller who rewrote Eustace Mullins’ ‘Secrets of the Federal Reserve’ to erase from the public’s mind the knowledge of Gold as the Banker’s favorite monetary weapon.
He recently, like Alex Jones, started ‘exposing’ chemtrails. Undoubtedly to minimize the egg on their faces for having ignored it since 1998
Another special mention: Mike Rivero
He was not on the list, but should have been and was mentioned by many commentators. There can be little doubt that Mike is a good guy. He is a real populist working with his own research. But he does suffer from a number of annoying blind spots. His ‘hating being right all the time’ explains why: knowing you are wrong most of the time brings more growth.
Mike knows about money, but he still supports Paul. He just doesn’t understand that control of the Money Supply is all important. He misses out on the fact that Paul is an obvious change agent, because he believes Paul’s Gold Standard is just one of the issues, instead of THE issue.
Other big mistakes were his denial of chemtrails and downplaying the Obama birther issue, which he thought was irrelevant.
No less than six of the names on this list are outright libertarians.
Libertarianism is attractive to Americans as it promotes ‘Liberty’ and ‘Freedom’. Lovely labels, well suited for the American market, which is less enthralled by our Master’s usual ‘Equality’ and ‘Brotherhood’.
But just as ‘some are more equal than others’, ‘some will be more free than others’ when the Libertarians get their way.
Their Gold Standard (nowadays packaged as a ‘free market for currencies’) will allow the bankers to do what they love most: deflate the money supply and use the ensuing chaos to construct their New Order. Not to mention the massive wealth transfer to those few holding Gold.
It’s also instructive to see how the Money Power works: it just sells a few ounces to people starting to wake up and off they are. Instead of potential opposition, they are transformed into useful drones clamoring for the ‘reform’ the Money Power wanted anyway.
The three major aggregators, Rense, Jones and Rivero all plug Paul. Opposition to Paul is not allowed on the main aggregators of the ‘Free Media’.
Only David Icke provides insight in the real issue: control of the money supply. All the rest either downplay the issue or plug a Gold Standard.
The real drama is, that many people don’t buy into this. I’ve noticed many times that many people have a far greater appreciation of monetary matters than is to be expected from the dreary level of information they receive from the ‘Alternative Media’.
They are simply not represented by the main aggregators.
It is no use speculating on who is behind all these outlets. Libertarianism and Austrianism as mind control operations provide for people seeing the light to plug the message on their own accord. They are called useful idiots.
But the fact is: the Money Power can rest assured that those searching for real information find no organization on the Internet.
And as is usual, the mind control is even reinforced with the self congratulatory kind of list as discussed here.
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