I'm Questioning Everything: Alex Jones and the Vicarious RevolutionSubmitted by andysavestheday on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 19:13
I watched the interview with Piers Morgan, just like all of us. It was satisfying, humorous, uncomfortable and so many other things – but like all material presented through media, I believe it served a greater purpose, whether those involved (Morgan and Jones) knew it or not. And that got me thinking…
What if Alex Jones is allowed to flaunt his brashness to such a large audience because all of those ‘folks’ that feel a small kindling of independence within their bellies after all the recent talks of freedom and rights – especially firearms – can ‘get their jollies’ so to speak through a courageous loudmouth like Alex Jones?
Hear me out:
Your average American lives out their dreams and/or desires through the media they are presented with via television and the internet; semi-athletic males often live vicariously through elite athletes competing against each other instead of turning off the TV and going out with friends to play and compete; women of all levels of attractiveness read magazines and fawn over celebrities hairstyles and clothes and bodies and do their best to imitate what they see so they can feel valuable; all people in all walks of life strive for possessions so that they can live through those things – they find that their own personal value follows the rise and fall of the value of their stuff.
We are a vicarious people trying to satisfy desires and live out dreams, ultimately trying to find value and purpose, through anything and everything that surrounds us.
What if your average ‘awakened’ American lives out their dreams of escaping from beneath the thumb of tyranny through the same pattern? I know that I have from time to time. When I think about going to a local city council meeting or GOP meeting, or speaking truth to a friend or co-worker, or writing a book that no one may read, I feel like I’m doing so little (because the problem is so big) and often times I feel discouraged because my desires (whatever they may be) are not being fulfilled.
Rather than take small, unnoticed steps to help our immediate community (which may or may not work) it feels much better to spit in the face of the NWO or the Globalists and give them a good smack – something I believe most people do through someone like Alex Jones.
So just like the 30-year-old white male who turns on the NFL to feel the rush of athletic competition, I turn on Alex Jones or read the Daily Paul or whatever so that I can feel like I am a part of something bigger, like I am really making a difference; except the majority of the time I’m really just trying to satisfy my desire for some purpose and meaning as immediately as possible – and what is more immediate than media (it’s even in the word! Im’media’te)?
But maybe to a small extent I am making a difference: maybe, by participating in something like a national radio show or money bomb or highly trafficked forum, my part in something bigger is productive.
Or maybe not.
Either way I think it is the responsibility of the individual to decide for themselves and it takes honest vulnerability combined with legitimate introspection, not the knee-jerk emotionality that is beginning to rule our society.
So what if we are just ‘getting our jollies’ through Alex Jones the same way that my sports obsessed co-worker ‘gets his jollies’ through Peyton Manning or Lebron James? My co-worker isn’t going out on the field, training, or even playing the game he says he loves – he just sits on the couch, eats Doritos and checks the stats to see how his fantasy team is doing, and sadly that seems to satisfy him.
Am I just listening to the radio show, paying for a subscription or buying a t-shirt, and checking to see what the Globalists are up to just so that I can feel alive, independent and rebellious? Is the ability to say ‘I told you so,’ the feelings of superiority, inclusion or purpose via someone else’s words and actions all I need?
I’m sure some of us are – in fact I know some of us are – legitimate Liberty-loving, hardworking, courageous tough SOBs that refuse to give up and relentlessly pursue a life of justice, virtue and freedom for ourselves as well as others. This doesn’t apply to those of us that fit that category.
But I’m not a part of the ‘this rant doesn’t apply to me category’ – not yet.
I want to be that legitimate, tough SOB. I don’t want to live vicariously through ______ and feel like I’m making a difference because I know about the evils of fractional reserve banking and I listen to a few hours of radio or youtube videos a day. I don’t want to be your average ‘awakened’ American that loves the thought of being fiercely independent but then satisfies that desire by listening to or watching someone else be fiercely independent – that’s as dependent as welfare or subsidies, and arguably more debilitating.
I think that’s why Alex Jones is given a long leash to say and do whatever he wants concerning fluoride, guns, 1776, the TSA and all the other (mostly) legitimate and true things he covers. I believe that he has worked hard and I believe that he is (mostly) sincere. And I do think that there really are nefarious plans by mysterious entities to steal, kill and destroy the treasure, peace, liberty and life of all individuals.
The CNN interview with Piers Morgan all but solidified this in my thinking: Alex Jones does some good, but I think he’s mostly just a pacifier, a vicarious tool through which others ‘get their jollies,’ whether he (or they) know it or not.