posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 01:54 PM
This thread is sad. How much denial of ignorance is going on when people are refusing to watch a video because they don't care for the ART that the
guy in the video made? It's not like he's performing music in the video. He's actually sharing a lot of ATS's anti-AJ crowds' frustrations and
trying to get Alex to shut up long enough to get the point across that what AJ is doing is NOT WORKING. In the video, Corgan repeatedly tells Alex he
needs to spread his message to a larger crowd by concentrating on peoples' views on the world's situation, rather than focusing on all the scary
things the govt is doing and the terrible possibilities to the future.
At no point in time is Corgan's music discussed, nor is any other music discussed.
But somehow the majority of replies on this thread deal with the posters' SUBJECTIVE opinions about music genres. What exactly is intelligent about
replying to an honest beginning of a discussion with a dismissal of the video (without even watching) because of narrow-minded preconceived notions
about a guy in the video because of the way he sings? Ignorance, ignorance, ignorance.
Excuse my venting, it is maddening to see what could be a fantastic discussion devolve into people arguing about whether or not Nirvana is better than
Iron Maiden. (Hint, which has already been touched on: neither, because both groups created art, which cannot be consumed objectively)
Now, I watched the video, despite reservations that I have about listening to AJ. I want to be on his team so bad, I want him to be right, I want him
to awaken people, I want the world to become a better place because of the FACTS he does report on. I have not listened to or read anything from
Infowars for about a year now though, because of the WAY he goes about what he does. He thinks if he shouts loud enough, that will convince people who
don't listen to him, that they are mistaken and should listen to him. I realize this will not work, and I actually sent AJ a couple emails (who knows
if they were read) detailing my grievances as someone who wanted to see his ideas disseminated in an intelligent, cohesive manner, in such a way that
the views of his movement would be unassailable.
Now, I don't care what anyone thinks about Corgan or Smashing Pumpkins. Personally, not my cup of tea. But Corgan is an extremely well spoken man,
and anyone on here who dislikes AJ's methods should really watch this interview. Corgan voices opinions that I have seen all over this forum since I
started lurking here in 2009. Throughout the interview, Corgan is desperately trying to show Alex that his methods, while effective for a part of the
population, are upsettingly ineffective for large swathes of the population. Corgan repeatedly stresses the importance of broadening the message to
make it accessible to more people.
I for one am interested to see if AJ implements any of Corgan's suggestions, and I think if he did, that would be hugely beneficial to any and all of
us who care about our freedom in the future.
So seriously, check out the video, ESPECIALLY if you don't like either or both of the guys in the video.