The last time I wrote a blog exposing Alex Jones was right after his Super Bowl rant, which included a ridiculous allegation Madonna performed a satanic ritual to honor the Illuminati during the half-time show. That claim was as absurd as David Icke’s contention that the English royal family are shape-shifting aliens from another dimension. For centuries, some English royals promoted the story they were direct descendents of Jesus, a well-hidden secret embedded in their biggest secret society, Freemasonry.
Only that hoodwink won’t last much longer because Jesus is a myth based off Zoroastrian sun worship, so isn’t it convenient Icke has a new magical story that explains why the royals deserve to hold power forever? I only bring up Icke because the English media views him as the King of Conspiracy and I see a lot of similarities in these two characters, Icke and Jones, and suspect some secret agency or society is pulling the strings behind them both.
A blogger on CNN.com recently called Alex Jones the King of Conspiracy, which is really just a transparent attempt to sheep-dip all researchers (especially the 9/11 variety) as paranoid kooks like Jones with tin foil hats on their heads. CNN could be giving coverage to one of many real investigators, a number of whom would have real corruption to reveal, but instead they invite Alex Jones to come on and display what a table-thumping demagogue he is. I don’t think CNN should be allowed to anoint Jones as the “king” of anything, except maybe, the King of Bullshit.
The real King of Conspiracy is the late Antony Sutton (above), and if you don’t know who he is, or if you never heard of him, well, that pretty much explains the problem doesn’t it? Sutton never made it onto CNN.
Can you tell the difference between a legitimate area of deep-political research and a carefully constructed rabbit hole leading nowhere? When navigating the conspiracy wilderness of mirrors, it’s important to realize 90% of the so-called “research” is garbage being spread by kooks or people pretending to be kooks, unless, of course, it’s a mainstream book parroting the official government line, in which case it will be praised to the skies in all the major media from far and wide.
This is how the entire spectrum of conspiracy research has been removed from the accepted borders of reality. In the jargon of mind control ops, all researchers have been “sheep-dipped” as lunatics. Good or bad, crazy or sane, every deep-political researcher is just another conspiracy crackpot. So much for investigative research. Investigative research is practically extinct at this point.
So the kookier the stuff that gets published, the farther they drive the center of gravity away from uncomfortable realities that might stir people into action, and the deeper they go into the designated rabbit hole, a place filled with fearful sheeple and paranoid delusions. Manufacturing all this noise is a sophisticated mind game played out on several fields. Most religion (and any other mind-control cult) works by first leading the gullible down into a state of fearful resignation.
This test is designed to measure your ability to navigate the many rabbit holes that dot the conspiracy landscape, so I invite everyone to take my Disinfo Quiz. Most of the theories listed here are discussed in greater detail elsewhere on my blog.
All conspiracy research falls into one of three categories:
1) credible research; 2) manufactured rabbit hole leading nowhere; or, 3) limited hang-out, a deflection of the real story, usually scapegoating the designated patsy.
Limited hang-outs are often employed as lightning rods to capture the center of energy on an emerging consciousness.
So tell me which of the following categories do these popular internet conspiracy theories fall into?
Credible story? Rabbit Hole? or Limited Hang-out?
1) The CIA killed JFK
2) We never landed on the moon.
3) 9/11 was a ritual event based on Crowley magick
4) Chemtrails are poisoning the world
5) Fluoride is poisoning the world
6) Cannabis cures cancer
7) The Aurora shooting was a magic ritual event
8) Madonna is Queen of the Illuminati
9) Circumcision is a form of ritualized child abuse
10) Albert Hoffman, of LSD fame, secretly worked for the CIA
11) A vaccine given in the 1950s could be creating an explosion of cancer in Baby Boomers
12) The Jews are secretly running the world
13) JFK Jr was murdered
14) Elvis is alive
After you compile your score (answers below) find out how you rank, Magus or Sheeple?
13-14 correct: Magus
11-12 correct: Senior
9-10 correct: Junior
7-8 correct: Sophomore
5-6 correct: Freshman
4 or less correct: you are undoubtedly a member of the brainwashed sheeple
A few years ago, immediately after a Super Bowl, Alex Jones’ Info Wars claimed Madonna’s halftime performance was an Illuminati ceremony worshiping the devil. This report was preceded by an update on chemtrails, another valuable barometer for disinfo op in progress.
“Baphomet is an idol used by Satanists to worship the devil,” says the British lad who does most of the broadcasts for Info Wars, while showing the incriminating evidence (left).
Like chemtrails, illuminati is a certified mind-control buzz-word fostered by a well-funded disinfo industry to hype fear, confusion and misdirection. The Illuminati was a secret society that plotted European domination from a base in Bavaria, but they employed science not satanism. The world has always been peppered with such secret societies fighting for a bigger piece of the skim, because powerful people love to plot, they love skim, and they really are running the world!
What is unusual about the Illuminati is they were uncovered, supposedly thanks to a bolt of lightening killing one of their couriers. They were a Jesuit nest inside Freemasonry, which for centuries remained the most powerful secret society, and many of those lodges may have been assets for British intelligence the entire time. Secret societies in Bavaria were banned after the Illuminati plot was exposed, but isn’t it obvious that ban had little impact?
The Illuminati were recruiting among the noble classes. They were supposed to be devoted to overthrowing the monarchies, but seemed more interested in the pursuit of power and influence. The Enlightenment was spreading across Europe, (just like hippies spread from the West Coast to the East several centuries later). The Enlightenment was attracting insiders in the royal families, some of whom may have been serious about democracy and others who were probably just acting as spooks. If the Vatican didn’t create the society, its spies would have penetrated it fairly quickly. The genius of the Illuminati was constructing cell structures that allowed it to grow without compromising members, most of whom never knew each other. The Communists inherited many of the techniques, which is why some consider Communism an Illuminati op.
Power is an evolution passed through the generations, and every generation has the ability to make its mark. Religion is a tool used by those in power to manage the population. The state religion is easily adjusted when necessary, changes guided through the machinations of secret societies. The vast majority of these societies will never see the light of day. The only known chapter of the Illuminati is Yale University’s Order of Skull & Bones.
Baphomet was invented by the King of France as a device to take down the Templars, who he was deeply indebted to. It was a bastardization of Muhammad. Much later Eliphas Levy resurrected the concept by creating Baphomet as a pagan deity representing the unification of male and female, heaven and hell, above and below. The same thing as a yin-yang symbol or a star of David, both of which are also ancient male-female unification symbols. Levi was about to become a Catholic priest when he changed direction and took on a Jewish name and created the modern Tarot cards. He had a deep impact on the history of magic, influencing Aleister Crowley among many others, who, we know now, was a sometime agent of British Intelligence. Ian Fleming, who created James Bond, was Crowley’s handler during WWII, although he was most active as a spy during WWI. You want a conspiracy? How about the evolution of a British assassin into the biggest role model in America?
That Vulcan hand signal, by the way, is an ancient Judaic priestly mudra designed to infer long life and blessing, and can be found on many tombstones (left). Leonard Nimoy saw it used in his synagogue and introduced it to mainstream culture.
Anytime anyone attacks an entire spiritual cultural, whether it be Christians, Jews, or even Satanists, they are spreading hate speech and playing into the hands of the sorcerers who manipulate religion to manifest war for profit. There are good and bad people in all cultures, and when it comes to investigating black ops it’s important to stay focused on real people, with real names. I’d just as soon watch a halftime show with pagan symbols rather than Christian symbols, but I respect all cultures and seek to unify them all as they are rivers flowing to the same sea. And in a land with freedom of religion, all religions that do no harm are tolerated.
But I know nothing I say will stop the manipulated Tin Foil Hat Patrol from having a knee-jerk reaction and believing that Madonna is an agent of the devil, when, in fact, the real message of her show was: World Peace. See the real Illuminati, they create wars for profit, which is why all potential peace messiahs die young. So spreading peace really isn’t what the Illuminati are all about. They foster racism, hatred and war. But the Illuminati are very clever and being a wolf-in-sheep’s clothing is their practiced art, and their campaigns are always well-hidden behind some great charity or worthy cause, or appeal to your inner goodness, or disinfo campaign like Alex Jones. It’s called the “hoodwink” and Alex has a role in the game.
Monica from Tommy Boy Records wanted me to check out the Fun House. “Arthur Baker and John Robie are hanging out there all the time,” she said. After writing the first story on hip hop in the Village Voice, Monica felt I should turn my attention to the way break dancing was spreading out of the South Bronx and into the other boroughs.
The first night I arrived at the club, Randy, the lighting guy, offered to introduce me to Madonna right off the bat. At the time, she was the girl friend of the house deejay, Jellybean, and already had a reputation as a voluptuous siren. I probably said, “naw, that’s okay.”
See, I was just finishing my book on the origins of hip hop, and I’d already heard the electro-bubblegum sound Madonna was working on. In the early stages of any new cultural wave, its often very hard to distinguish the truly talented, from the talentless opportunists (who always rush in). Aside from the bubblegum melody, Madonna’s voice didn’t sound all that impressive to me. But, then, I’d never met Madonna in person—or seen her perform.
That night Madonna came up behind me and started talking to me like we were old friends. I was wearing a Levi vest that East Village artist Ellen Berkenblit had customized with one of her iconic punk ponys in white marker on leather. Ellen was a very obscure artist, but one Rene Ricard was currently gushing over. Rene was already famous for “launching” Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
“Ellen, right?” she said.
“Uh, yeah.” I mumbled, keeping my full attention elsewhere.
Madonna wasn’t one to stick around where she wasn’t wanted. (That night she would tell someone I was probably gay.)
Actually, I’d already decided to base my Fun House article around a girl named Alyse, and the Juice Crew. I had this feeling Jellybean wanted a story mostly about him, and Madonna. Maybe I was channeling the responsibilities of power regarding my status as a Village Voice cover-story writer. I’m sure I came off as arrogant at best.
Later that week, however, I got to see Madonna perform on stage at the Fun House with her backup dancers. She was amazing and captured my full respect immediately. She obviously had a gift for choreography and oozed with youthful sex appeal. I knew right then she was going to be a star. I suddenly wished I could turn that unfortunate first encounter around, and wondered if that opportunity would ever present itself.
Unfortunately, any plans along those lines were dashed forever the day my Fun House article appeared on the cover of the Voice, because the police raided the club early that evening. It just happened to be Jellybean’s birthday, and Madonna had a huge party and special command performance planned, so I’d become very unpopular in some circles. A couple of rumors came down the grapevine: “Madonna hates you” and “The Fun House is going to have you knee-capped.” Apparently, the club didn’t like the references to illegal substances included in my story. Some felt those comments were the reason the police felt compelled to make the raid in the first place.
“Steve Hager’s story on the Fun House is still remembered as a classic,” Baird Jones would write later in his gossip column. “Although when the expose got that illegal club busted, Steve had to lie very, very low for a few months.”
I did run into Madonna a few weeks later in the basement dressing room at Danceteria. She looked through me like I didn’t exist, while effusively welcoming my sidekick, German photographer Andre Grossmann. She even let Andre follow her home and take pictures of her in her own environment, until she had to throw him out because he wouldn’t stop taking pictures. At the time, Andre probably had no clue he was going to make a lot of money off those photographs many years later.