Showing posts with label Alex Jones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alex Jones. Show all posts

December 2, 2022

From The Twilight Zone to The Outer Limits to Twilight Zone to InfoWars

From The Twilight Zone to The Outer Limits to Twilight Zone to InfoWars
by Hal Brown

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The Twilight Zone was popular from the first series (1959–64), second series (1985–89), third series (2002–03) with a fourth series (2019–20). 

The Outer Limits ran for only two seasons between 1963 and 1964. 

The very popular X Files was different from these two shows because it featured Fox Mulder and the ever skeptical Dana Scully and their adventures, as well as a few other recurring characters like Cigarette Smoking Man. It ran from September 1993 to May 2002, on Fox. The program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes ran from January to February 2016.

All three of these shows featured stories that came under the broad themes of science fiction and the supernatural.

An exhaustive list of similar vintage series would have to include shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and My Favorite Martian. 

Then a fairly obscure man named Alex Jones created InfoWars in 1999.  InfoWars features The Alex Jones Show on their broadcasts and was established as a public-access television program aired in AustinTexas in 1999.

InfoWars can be exactly called a television program since it isn't nationally broadcast. It was also suspended from all major platforms for violating their terms of service.

Of course it is in the headlines now because it featured Kanye West, now calling himself Ye, praising Hitler.

There's a huge and significant difference between the entertainment sci-fi and fantasy shows and InfoWars besides the fact that they spin yarns and have sets and actors. Everyone who watches them and the numerous horror and fantasy shows on TV now, except for some of those who may be psychotic knows, they are make-believe. 

InforWars don't have actors unless you consider Jones and guests like Ye to be performers,  but it purports be a news show. 

The tragedy of America is that there is a huge swath of the population that believes the show is real. They believe it reports the facts. All you have to do is look at a Trump rally and see all the QAnon signs.

This should lead a rational person to pause to ponder just what kind of Kool-Aid so many people are drinking.

Click for image search of the meme.

Addendum:

Here's a story you won't read anywhere else. It's about how a man wearing an InfoWars t-shirt helped me find organic potatoes in our local supermarket. Unfortunately I was afraid to ask him to pose for a photo so this was the best I could do:




September 30, 2022

The far right Supreme Court: As if we don't have enough to worry about

The far right Supreme Court: As if we don't have enough to worry about

By Hal Brown

Unrelated stories that piqued my interest will be at the bottom of this page. Special bonus on bottom of page, an exclusive photo essay you won't see anywhere else.



There have been several articles in the past few days that reminded me that between all the things happening to the country from turning us into a fascist far-right dominated banana republic, the Supreme Court is will begin its next session next on Monday week. 

Here's are the cases likely to be ruled on:



Here are a few more stories, with more to follow if they are published through the day. Let's start with The Nation since they have the best illustration:


The Supreme Court Returns on Monday, Stronger and More Terrible Than Ever by Elie Mystal

This term, the high court will cement its grip on political life in America, overturning affirmative action and other critical protections along the way.




Who will really be standing behind Biden in the State of The Union Address

 Who will really be standing behind Biden in the State of The Union Address By Hal Brown It's supposed to be the House Speaker, but who ...