posted on Nov, 6 2008 @ 05:58 AM
Just listened to the fear-mongering of Alex Jones, wherein the same broadcasts, Ron Paul tempers the discussion with more sober argument. Let us not
forget that a climate of fear is what makes Alex Jones, it's his industry, it's what brings in the money for him and his celebrity. In the 2nd
broadcast he certainly allowed himself a vitriolic outburst of desperate pronouncements. I'm sorry, but this guy is believing too much in his own
type of self-professed legendaryism. He believes in the bogeyman, and is too scared to believe it alone. He has done as much as the neo-cons to spread
a message of fear, because he's addicted to it. He and his ilk are simply opposite sides of the same coin.
Don't get me wrong, I do not doubt that there are people, cabals and conclaves, seeking to manipulate the world to their own ends, and if allowed
uncontested sway they would do severe damage, but they are not uncontested, and it isn't because of people like Jones that they aren't.
Barack Obama has tempered through his own pronouncements that the road ahead is not going to be easy, that what he is inheriting from Bush and the
'outgoing' administration, is a 'mess' of uncomparable proportions. It will not be 'fixed' overnight, nor over one term. The progress will be
slow and painful, there is no placebo, and Obama has justifiably stated this.
As for the seemingly 'messianic' fervour displayed by many towards Obama, is to my mind, an outburst for the sense and joy of relief that Bush and
the neo-cons have been consigned to a back page of history, merely to serve as a 'warning' to complacent trust in politicians. I believe in Obama's
sense of social justice, because when you watch the speeches of his wife Michelle, you can see the ideas that flow between them. You can see where the
cause of their belief for social justice arises, not just for any particular ethnic race, but for all Americans...and they are going to give him time,
but will hold him to his word.
One thing is for certain, and I accept it without reservation. The world has to come together. It has to find ways to breakdown the fault lines that
exist between nations and races, otherwise man will consign himself to inevitable continuations of wars and global social injustices. One world
government is inevitable, we are moving in that direction in spite of ourselves, our technological progress and our social instinct are providing the
impetus and the means to take us there. The only question is...on whose terms: ours or some private cabal's?
We, the people of the world have to participate in this process. We cannot allow ourselves to leave it to the machinations of others. We have to
contest everything, we have to ensure that whatever global system is put in place, it is one that is by the people, for the people. It is a long way
off, and in my lifetime, only small pieces of it will be slot into place, and then tweaked through historical struggle. It is the way we shape our
futures, it is the way we re-shape our ideologies, it is the way we will develop a global conscience.
The internet conjoins us all, and is one of the first steps towards a globalised identity. Yet, as we interface and interact with each other globally,
the first things we are more acutely aware of are the differences in culture, ideology and creed. The internet is a technology that allows us to
interface without the need to have our hands ready on a gun as a means of instinctive response to those differences. The internet, overtime, will
shape and adapt our national conscience to that of a global one...we will overcome our fears of our differences. We have to bring ourselves into that
zone of comfortable trust with each other. Not out of some sychophancy towards some utopian socialist ideal, but simply out of social necessity...we
cannot afford to continue to be indifferent to each other, or to each other's needs.
Barack Obama's electoral sweep to president-elect is a defining turning point, not just in American history, but world history, because people of all
colours and creeds came together and spoke in one voice in a recognition that we are all, despite our differences, members of the same human race.
Alex Jones and his ilk are simply anachronisms from some kind of Mcarthy-esque-like era of 'fear and division', and I'm sick of them, and I'm sick
of their paranoia. I have too much respect for myself and my own integrity to allow myself to be sullied by hateful ideologies of others spouting
fear-bites and fear-spin. I will not allow myself to live the paranoid life, and I will contest the Jones' with an equal amount of determination as I
will contest the Bush's of this world...I will not wear the shroud of doom. We are all better than this!