The manipulation of Webster Tarpley on the explosive, egotistical ignorance of Alex Jones in stirring a frenzy against Ron PaulSubmitted by FederalFarmer on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 03:49
I wish to draw my fellow liberty lovers into reconsidering their strong passions of anger against a man whom we all loved and would have laid our lives for only a fortnight ago for his thirty years of uncompromising service before they throw him overboard, (and I can hardly believe I’m not dreaming for this to have happened), and to consider some evidence as to how this highly-pitched state of affairs came about.
People were angry when Rand made his announcement, and rightfully; they are angry at the campaign, and rightfully; however I would have people take a step back and consider this before they let their passions overwhelm them so greatly that they throw overboard if not outright hate, as many now profess, Ron, whose unblemished saintliness of character we thought worthy of a Founding Father of the United States before this one incident, a token endorsement by Rand for Mitt Romney.
I believe the main reason that passions have been inflamed to bursting are the broadcasts by Alex Jones over the past week, and I want to show that
1) This is exactly within his character, having done it to many others and for exactly the same passionate, whimsical and egotistical reasons, and that
2) Jones was manipulated into this already existing gaping flaw in his character by the plotting of Webster Tarpley.
The facts are as follow.
Rand Paul was interviewed by Tom Woods in May, and he clearly stated in that interview that he would support the Republican nominee for president. This was already known; it just wasn’t well known, but Tarpley must have cottoned on to this and known intuitively that there would have been a highly negative reaction from Ron’s supporters.
Then, two weeks after this, Tarpley, seeing his chance to be ‘vindicated’ by the information he was giving, attacked Ron Paul on Alex Jones’s stream at Bilderberg, Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhRgMvjII3s in which he accused Paul of being dangerous, of being an agent, of foisting the ‘false economic doctrines’ of gold and libertarianism and Austrian economics on the people, of being a ‘Bilderberg’s candidate’, and stringing together such piecemeal facts, well calculated to deceive, as that Paul voted for the Afghan War in 2001 (two days after 9/11) though Ron ‘claims to be noninterventionalist’ and that Peter Thiel, who went to Bilderberg this year, donated greatly to Ron's campaign.
Jones, of course, heavily drunk, disagrees with him and can’t understand why he would attack Paul so virulently? Why doesn’t Tarpley mention Syria, Libya, and all the other problems; why is it all about Ron Paul? But Tarpley carries on in his pursuit, obviously knowing that the video would be dragged up weeks later to ‘vindicate’ himself, and taking every opportunity to attack Paul.
As one DP poster writes about this video: ‘Alex Jones cannot figure out why Tarpley is making "Ron Paul is a sellout" into issue number one during Bilderberg. Tarpley, in perfect psyop fashion, then proceeds to inject absurd ideas like:
Ron Paul is a "Bilderberg tool" and his austerity plans are nothing more than "Bilderberg genocide"
Ron Paul is a sellout to his supporters
Ron Paul is a warmonger
Ron Paul is plant of David Rockefeller who, by the way, was tutored by Hayek
And he lumps all these absurd ideas in with truths (albeit painful ones) like:
Peter Thiel, noted Ron Paul backer, is attending this year's Bilderberg conference
Ron Paul lied down against Mitt Romney, not running campaign ads against him
Ron Paul ran a campaign he knew he would never win
Ron Paul is engaging in Nepotism
By lumping together extreme untruths with outright truths, it makes for an explosive combination once the device is ignited.
Tarpley further pre-conditions Alex's mind by telling him "You don't need Ron Paul, you're better than Ron Paul, you stood up and called 9/11 an Inside Job, Ron Paul didn't, etc, etc… ‘…That Alex Jones (and by extension, all 9/11 truthers) is superior to Ron Paul and doesn't need Ron Paul...'
‘Rand Paul endorses Romney as Tarpley (and everyone else) knew he would, and the Ron Paul movement, emotionally and psychologically pre-conditioned for maximum combustion, explodes.‘
As we’ve seen, this is just so: straight after the Rand Paul announcement, Jones went on a tirade, and the six or seven hours of video, all spluttering with hatred against Ron Paul, disowning him forever, are there for anyone to see. Alex Jones has stated that Ron Paul is now dead to ‘the liberty movement’ and that it will have to carry on without him. He was full of haughtiness and arrogance and hatred throughout, sneering again and again, ‘I don't need them, my ratings go DOWN when they come on my show – people want to hear my talent, my energy - they need ME', etc., etc.
In the mean while, the whole culture enflamed to boiling point by Jones, from whose audience Ron Paul himself admits over half of his supporters come, former supporters of Ron Paul, who would have died for him only a fortnight ago, have been telling of their disgust and hatred and swearing never to vote for Ron again, all on the basis of this one incident.
This is how people are now treating this man after thirty years of service to liberty, having never compromised in his principles, and all on the basis that his son gave a token endorsement to the winner of the Republican nomination.
Well, let us discuss that quickly. What do you all think is more likely, what do your conscience and your knowledge of them as people tell you; that the Pauls are wicked, evil Masons who were deceiving everybody all along, that they’re now revealed to be ‘one of them’ (as Jones would have you believe as he sweeps everyone into his fit of rage and impassioned state of mind), or did Rand Paul make an error of judgement in supporting Mitt Romney, thinking that his supporters would understand it to be nothing more than a token tactical move? Whether you think that this was right or wrong, is this reason to abandon Ron Paul?
Tarpley is capitalizing on the rage he’s sparked in Alex Jones, and the rage Jones is followingly sparking in his listeners, many of whom hang on his every word, to discredit not only the Pauls but libertarianism, gold, and Austrian economics, attempting to rally people around him into his own cult of personality which he was so jealous of Ron ‘the cockroach’ (as he called him) for having.
Confirm this to yourself in a recent hourlong interview on the Alex Jones show:
http://youtu.be/H4MahRKtM5s ‘The Rand Paul Deception’
Listen to the first 20 minutes and hear the ridiculous nonsense about ‘British conspiracies’, the attacking Austrian economics as one of such ‘conspiracies’ and as a doctrine being a prime ‘weapon’ of the Bilderberg Group; the accusing the Pauls of being ‘in on the conspiracy’, and the attacking of gold. You’ll be shocked and disgusted when you hear what’s in that link.
Tarpley is a promoter of the extreme socialist state and is a follower of Keynsian economics. He supports an overarching Federal government, and is strongly in favour of the New Deal. He sees this as ‘true American economics’. He thinks that all we need is fiat money in the hands of the people and we’ll all be free.
He’s known to have despised Ron Paul, ‘the cockroach’, and to have jealously hated the large liberty movement that had grown around his personality, wishing it could have happened to himself. In this video is an example of just how fully he’s capitalizing on what he’s calculatedly brought about.
Jones is throughout nodding and agreeing with him or saying nothing, offering only token disagreement with certain points at intervals – as this is an overnight betrayal of Ron Paul and libertarianism into an implicit toleration of Socialism and Communism, I can hardly believe this, and can only remark that Jones is even more capricious than any of us could have imagined. To tokenly endorse the incumbent Republican is a mortal sin, but to be espoused to Communism is acceptable enough for an hourlong platform.
Go to 45:00 for one quick example of how Tarpley is manipulating the situation – here he heads a full scale attack on gold. 'Seize the Fed don't destroy it' he says.
Tarpley is a ‘Greenbacker’, a movement stemming back to the 1890s among people who followed exactly the same policies. He follows the arguments that can be found (and converts are mostly found owing to these deceptive films, not out of academic argument) in such internet films as Money as Debt and The Wizard of Oz, both produced by unqualified and otherwise unknown men, and the book Web of Debt.
These people are strictly speaking Keynsians. The only difference between a Keynsian and a Greenbacker is that the Greenbacker doesn’t believe that the Federal Reserve’s existing is the problem, but that the Federal Reserve’s being private is the problem. They think that is the conspiracy. They believe in restoring the power to print money to the State. Most are even foolish enough to think that a return to gold is a ‘Bilderberg conspiracy’. The only problem, as the Greenbackers see it, is that the Federal Reserve is private.
They are of course too blind to see (as Ron Paul knows) that if you put the power to create money in the hands of Congress, you haven’t changed anything. The monstrosity, the source of all our problems, the State, is still there. The congressmen are still bought, the overarching state is still there – the problems are no different, and the people are still under a tyranny. The federal government is still in absolute control over the people, because it can print whatever money it desires; the fact that the Federal Reserve is private as it stands just adds insults to injuries.
If you don’t believe that people could be drawn in by this: look at any of the comments on the video, or on forums. I produce below a few random examples of the general tone.
wow i guess we have all been duped with the Austrian school of economics
godseyeview 6 minutes ago
'PRESIDENT TARPLEY 2016 WITH ALEX JONES AS VP
don't tell me that wouldn't be awesome. this video is like an example of how our country would handle things. all discussions would be rational and have logic behind our decisions. Murika could be saved.
jeff76358 5 minutes ago'
Tarpley and Jones are getting to the bottom of it......This is good
Take over the fed and use it for the people..
VictoryReef2012 1 minute ago
Tarpley's manipulation upon Jones and the response of Jones is wholly in accordance Jones’s character, which Tarpley knows. This happened two years ago when a liberty candidate for Texas, Debra Medina, under pressure from a neocon in an interview made a comment against 9/11 truth, and Jones immediately abandoned her, attacking her as ‘scum’ and telling his listeners to cut off all support.
This angered Jack Blood so much that he made a one hour broadcast exposing Jones and what sort of man he is. Apparently anyone who puts a foot wrong against him is bullied into submission, and he tries to wipe them out; he has an ‘us against them’ set of mind. If you speak against him or put a foot wrong, you’re ‘one of them’. Blood himself went from being one of the highest-ranking members on Jones’s show to ‘one of them’ for daring to question his bad business practices.
Listen to the first ten to fifteen minutes of this broadcast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LSPB14tfKo
It was angering enough to people that he did then exactly the same thing he’s done this time, to Ron Paul, to Deborah Medina; but now he has turned on Ron Paul of all people, after a supposed 17 years of ‘friendship’.
Listen to any of Jack Blood’s comments, e.g. at 8:00~: ‘for agreeing with a neocon… there have been 48 hours of brutal attacks’ – if you didn’t already know that it was about Medinah, you’d think that Blood were talking about the Paul situation throughout this broadcast.
I don’t think that either Tarpley or Jones are sinister. The one is a manipulative creature with his own agenda, the other is a fickle and explosive and easily manipulated creature who will destroy anyone on a whim who puts a foot wrong as he sees it, chained to his egotism, and Tarpley has seen exactly how to push such a character into doing exactly what he wants. He’s manipulated him and has been stunningly successful, and is now trying to push people away from Paul and into Socialism and his own cult of personality.
Now, if we’re to be swept away by this, I want people to consider very carefully what alternative there is if we shamefully and immorally abandon Ron Paul after his 30 years of service and after all that’s happened in these past 8 years? Gary Johnson will never be elected, and self-admittedly has never read a libertarian book.
I would like to hear from those who are attacking Paul on the basis of this one comment by his son what they propose to replace him with, as they meanwhile throw Ron overboard. If a man with 30 years of dedicated and uncompromising service in a den of vipers isn’t good enough for you, who is? Who won’t invoke your furore at the coaxing of Alex Jones when he sets a foot wrong and be thrown overboard next time?
I hope that people recognise what has happened here and come to their senses, and rally around Ron Paul again. What fools we are to have been coaxed into this frenzy by the likes of the egotism of Alex Jones and the manipulation of Webster Tarpley.