How We All Became Alex JonesSubmitted by Calgary4Paul on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:19
"Jones might seem like an entertaining character, far removed from the accepted sensibilities of 'proper' society. But in a stange way, he also represents much of how society views itself within our age of internet mass communication. Scary as it might sound, we may in fact all be like Alex Jones - paranoid, narcissistic and anti-elitist.
When looking at the Jones V Morgan video for the first time, one thing that might be particularly striking is just how much conviction Jones has in his own position. So much - that even when Morgan tries to outline his position, he is loudly accused of being a foreign agent of New World Order. This assertion makes more sense when contextualised with other content on infowars.com, where Jones seemingly characterises those he views as enemies, simply as operatives within a grand network of authoritarianism.
But Jones is not simply a conspiracy theorist for the sake of it. In fact, he is very much the embodiment of the 'Californian ideology'- an idea developed in the early Nineties that combined concepts of libertarianism and technology as a way to challenge old institutions of power and the self-appointed elitists that ran them."