...ahem...if I may....
Alex Jones is an alternative media gatekeeper. He's a blowhard that speaks a bit of truth and combines it with aggressive innuendo and outright bullshit. Where we have verifiable facts, such as the truth of international banking as represented by Ron Paul, or the truth about the militarization of our police forces, or the facts surrounding 9/11/2001...Alex gives us his spin on these things and hypes it to the max, and generally leads his audience to the wrong conclusions. Most often, everything is a plot by Satan-worshipping Bilderburg types who would like to see us all dead.
I'm not saying that isn't true. What I'm saying is that Alex Jones has no proof of anything, he just talks to people who claim to have proof. Jeff Rense does a similar thing...he let's just anyone talk, and gives them credence, so that the actual facts are swallowed up by hyped-up bullshit that makes it all look crazy. Meanwhile, speciality advertisers who sell seeds and survival gear load up by playing on the fear his show instills in the minds of his audience.
This is called "poisoning the well". If you think that 9/11 is an inside job, or that we need to rid ourselves of corrupt bankers, or if you think we are living in a police state, or even if you are just for Ron Paul...then you are easily discredited by such obvious whack-jobs as Alex Jones, who hollers through a bullhorn what most people would think were the words of a madman.
...can't stand him, don't like him, and he makes all truth seekers look like idiots.
For my money, Micheal Rivero of www.whatreallyhappened.com
is a better source. No hype, no bullshit about UFOs or chemtrails, and no Christian jingoism. Yeah, he's pretty hard on Israel, Al Gore, and religion, but he always has good source material to back up his assertions...not just some jerk-ass who is making outlandish claims in some new book he's trying to sell.
Alex's problem is that he wants to be an alternative media Rush Limbaugh. He's a gatekeeper that distorts and exaggerates the truth, and leads truth-seekers down endless paths of outrageous bullshit.
That's what I think.
P.S. I saw a map of where the FEMA camps are supposed to be, and there's supposed to be one next to an air base close by. Yep, sure enough, there's a large fenced in area....it's been there since I was a kid. Now think...let's say they are camps....how are the people going to be led to them, and which people are going to be forced in? It will take a major disaster and a desperate population for people to willingly enter the camps. Without that, who's going to force a person into the camp? Our sons and daughters in the military? Never forget what it takes to hold the two-million or so criminal prisoners we have now...how are they going to detain millions more? They don't have the manpower...a large decimation of the population is far more likely to happen first, and the camps will be used for survivors.
I say we worry about that when it happens, and not get shook up over some idiot's website and radio show. He's sucking money from advertisers who have found a niche market in frightened people. Alex Jones is a profiteering fear-monger, plain and simple. He has no proof of any plan to destroy the population. Some guy goes out and finds that the government has fenced in a lot of acres. Well, no shit, governments do that kind of thing. What it's really all about is anybody's guess.
I'm a lot like you, Apoth...very much so back when I was Shark Barker. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9772
But you have to be able to pick the barley from the bullshit.