I remember when X came to the Peppermint Lounge in 1981. Jim Fouratt was wearing a red sportcoat and looked a bit like David Bowie that night.
The club that had launched the “twist” craze of the sixties transformed into a notorious gay disco before returning for a brief fling as the coolest spot in New York, home of the reigning garage-rock kings, the Cramps.
X represented the best of the LA Punk scene and Exene Cervenka was their female vocalist. Their first excellent album had been produced by Door’s keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and the second was even better. I especially loved the song, Universal Corner.
A few years ago, Exene re-invented herself as a “conspiracy theorist” in the vein of David Icke and Alex Jones, both of whom support the most paranoid rabbit holes possible in a quest for views because paranoia sells. Whether knowing or unknowing, paranoid ops are designed to give a bad name to all conspiracy research, and especially attempts to peer inside events like the JFK assassination or 9/11.
You don’t hear much about 9/11 from Icke, Jones or Exene, but a few years ago all three began jumping on every shooter incident, claiming they were all MKULTRA-style mind control operations designed to promote gun control laws. Actually, the NRA is one of the strongest forces in Washington and has no fear of Congress or its laws. More important, almost every shooter incident I’ve investigated involved pills. We have an explosion of mental health problems created by chemical pollution, and some of that pollution involves SSRI’s, the use of which is exploding despite evidence of negative side effects.
The most incredible nonsense has been spread online concerning the Sandy Hook event, much of it manufactured through the obvious disinfo site Veteran’s Today. Exene was pushing this crap on her Youtube, but when she tried to play that card with the more recent Santa Barbara shooting, the outcry was so great, she apologized and removed the video from her site.
So I hope this spells the end of attempts to capitalize on tragic events by claiming they never happened, a great insult to the victims and their families. And maybe Exene will stop pushing apocalyptic memes of alien invasions and actually do some real research into 9/11. We can only hope.
Next time you run across clickbait concerning a shooter incident, like it didn’t happen, please give it a wide birth and realize this the muck being manufactured to obscure 9/11, not reveal it.