Mr Bueno is a sometimes writer, musician, and digital artist. He treats art as magick. He currently lives and works in Cambridge, England.
The Blame Game
Back in the good ‘ol days of 2012, Infowars were able to make up any old baloney without worrying if they got away with it or not. Of course, they are still making up any old baloney but they are finding things a lot more difficult, as now “their man” is in charge of the federal government and all its secret weapons that they previously told their subscribers were being used against them.
Alex Jones and Infowars, who have built a media platform by telling their viewers, listeners and readers that the federal government is coming for their guns, controlling their minds, and poisoning them with chemicals being sprayed from passenger and military airplane jet engines, are having to get more creative with how they generate their fear porn in order to get punters motivated to buy their own and their affiliates’ products.
And if fear won’t do, a healthy dose of hate might just suffice because, of course, if you’ve just been caught out getting someone elected using your clueless base and that candidate had no intention of delivering on his major promises to that base, why not either start rumours that the president is acting under duress, is under house arrest, there is a plot to murder him, he is such a genius that even though he is doing one thing he is actually doing the exact opposite in a tactical masterstroke to wrong-foot his opponents, or of course, just muddy the waters by blaming ‘leftists’ for everything, finding the most stupid examples you can of ‘vile, leftist’ behaviour.
At this point, it would seem that, according to Infowars, anyone who doesn’t agree with anything that Donald Trump does is a vile leftist, and this includes such celebrated communists as George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Colin Powell, Arnold Schwarzenegger and something called Glenn Beck, whatever the heck that is.
Alex Jones and Infowars get around this dichotomy by positing that any Conservative that disagrees with them must be members of the New World Order which is coming, and according to them has been coming for many years, and is in fact already in control of everything, even though it is now Donald Trump in the White House with his hands on the levers.
So just what is it, that these levers are capable of doing, you may well ask. What secret powers might the president have in his command via mind-bending technology to thwart his rivals and their dastardly plans to have you enslaved, microchipped, poisoned with chemtrails and brain-washed to do their bidding?
Well, one of them couldn’t be controlling the weather, could it? And more specifically, it surely couldn’t be the power to generate hurricanes in order to influence outcomes and especially the outcome of elections?
No, no, that would be just ridiculous. Anyone who believed in such a crazy theory would be mad, sad and probably a New World Order loving, lefty, neo-conservative communist.
Idiot at Most
And no one, of course, would be sick enough to seek to use the natural disaster of a hurricane to seek to gain political or suggest such a weather event to be of divine provenance. That would just be sick, sick, sick and just the sort of thing you would expect of leftist-neo-conservative-scum but no one else. Not at all, at all.
So, just to prove how sick vile-leftists are, Infowars editor-at-large and idiot-at-most took to the Infowars stage to show his displeasure at the morons that actually did suggest that Donald Trump was creating hurricanes in order to target black and Hispanic people.
It is impossible to tell if these people are actually serious, or if they are just trolling Paul Joseph Watson in order to get him to fall into the inevitable trap. And so he did. There is also a high probability that those posting this material on social media are actually Trump supporters who are trying to make his opponents look bad. Surely Trump supporters wouldn’t do that though, right?
Paul Joseph Watson is a Pop Culture Pleb
Wrong! Alex Jones, Infowars, and Paul Joseph Watson have already been caught out by people making up stories to try and make their enemies look bad. The classic case in point is the story of the guy who said he was stabbed for having a ‘Nazi-haircut’ in a parking lot outside a Steak and Shake, shortly after the troubles in Charlottesville.
Infowars, Alex Jones, and Paul Joseph Watson ran with the story, as it fits perfectly with their narrative of violent, hysterical, liberals bullying poor innocent Trump supporters. When police questioned Josh Witt who had made the allegation of the stabbing, his story seemed to be full of holes. Then they checked the surveillance footage outside the eatery and there was no black guy with a knife, just Josh Witt sitting inside a car where he accidentally cut himself with a knife.
Here is a picture of Josh Witt on his way to prison after police found out he made up the whole Nazi-haircut attack meme for a little notoriety on Infowars and Fox News.
Magickal Formula (Irony)
Well, you weren’t expecting any real news on those channels, were you? Remember, these are the channels that know the facts first and then find the garbage to back up their audiences’ confirmation bias. Truth doesn’t matter where these platforms are concerned, as long as it fits the narrative, it gets thrown into the mix.
So what better story was there to run with back in October 2012 with the approach of Hurricane Sandy to the shores of the U.S. than…?
“HURRICANE SANDY: DIVINE WIND FOR OBAMA”
“OBAMA ORDERED DHS TO CONTROL HURRICANES”
Yes, that’s right folks, when the narrative suited Infowars just five years ago, Infowars were prepared to insinuate that President Obama was able to create hurricanes by some esoteric process that somehow, vaguely was linked to the HAARP which is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA.) In those days of course, Infowars could use the name of any government agency to scare the bejesus out of their audience, reduce their cognitive function with a constant narrative of fear, and butter them up into the right mental state to purchase some of their then favoured (magickal formula) product, ‘Tangy Tangerine.’
So whilst not more than a couple of weeks ago Infowars were hysterically berating some liberals who had ironically (Infowars and Fox News viewers, please reach for the dictionary now) suggested Hurricane Harvey was divine karma for President Trump after pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, five years ago they were reporting that Hurricane Sandy was actually a man-made ‘October Surprise’ to sweep President Obama in for another term, Infowars said….
“[Hurricane Sandy] may also present itself as the October Surprise many have predicted for this year’s presidential election.
Obama needs a serious boost following his lackluster performance during the first presidential debate. Sandy may very well be his “divine wind,” or Kamikaze, the typhoons that saved Japan from two Mongol fleets under the command of Kublai Khan.”
Alex Jones and The Holy Spirit: The Government Control Hurricanes
“Enter Weather Modification
Sandy’s timing has many people speculating that the storm’s path is an engineered event. On Thursday, HaarpStatus.com reported elevated levels of HAARP frequency in the ionosphere above the East Coast of the United States. HaarpStatus describes itself as “a real-time sensor network from over 28 sensors placed in rural areas across the United States.”
“From a 9.1 this morning to a 9.5 tonight, this area is in grave danger and this has been building for a week now,” the site reported yesterday. “Hurricane Sandy is coming as a result of a week of high impacted readings in the ionosphere.”
Reporting from the future, Paul Joseph Watson helpfully chimed in with a cut and paste entry randomly inserted into the article, perhaps while experimenting with the William Burroughs cut-up method….
“seeded clouds dramatically increase rainfall in his theater of war, creating impassably muddy roads, slowing down the Vietnamese and Korean troops, and saving lives and entire towns from occupation,” Paul and Steve Watson reported on October 14, 2055”
And the conclusion….?
“Perfect Political Storm
If the research conducted by HaarpStatus.com is correct, the government (or factions within) are manipulating the ionosphere and driving Sandy into the East Coast to create chaos and Katrina-like post storm conditions that will have significant political ramifications during the November 6th election.
According to some observers, bad weather on election day will work in Obama’s favor. “Obama has been effective at getting voters to vote early, so anything affecting turnout on Election Day is likely to be bad news for Romney,” John Hudak, a governance studies fellow at Brookings, told U.S. News & World Report. “It would certainly set up a benefit to the president if a natural disaster did interrupt voting.”
So, there you have it folks according to Infowars, President Obama, or factions of his administration working on his behalf created the ‘divine wind’ of Hurricane Sandy as an ‘October Surprise,’ in order to win the 2012 presidential election. And yet today, without a hint or irony, they are calling people crazy and sick for suggesting President Trump has done the same thing.
A more honest headline for Infowars might have read….
“Some Liberals Are as Stupid as Us”
Nah, unfortunately, that headline may have some semblance of truth to it and I’m sure Infowars don’t want to spoil their bad reputation with any of that.
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Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on September 16, 2017:
I hope you didn't actually have to watch InfoWars to write this piece. That would be "above and beyond." In his divorce, Alex Jones' wife is suing him for custody of their children. Of course, his followers won't believe it--they only believe what they want to believe. Thanks for the great expose.
Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on September 08, 2017:
Alex Jones, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh are some of the most partisan, ignorant, stupid political commentators.