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Here is the strangest thing about the Cliven Bundy supporters. Most are fringe conspiracy theorists that buy into everything that Alex Jones comes up with. Most are also hard right wing conservatives with some pretty extreme ideas about who our federal government represents and they are pretty sure it isn’t them. But to me, Alex Jones is the biggest mystery and why they support him and why he seems to support them has me quite befuddled. A few things I know about Alex Jones is that he is a staunch friend and supporter of Jesse Ventura. Jesse is a definite liberal and is every bit a conspiracy theorist as is Alex. Alex was down on Obama pretty bad when he tried to pass a carbon tax and in that sense Alex supported conservatives. Another thing I know about Alex Jones is that he mostly came to prominence just after 9/11. He published a documentary blaming the bombing of the twin towers and the Pentagon on the current Administration at that time or in other words, Bush and the Republicans. Also, I know that Alex Jones is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. But the Second Amendment does not belong to Republicans alone. There are plenty of Democratic supporters of the Second Amendment although I believe his support of the Second Amendment might be the primary reason he lent his support to Cliven Bundy. As far as the move by Republicans to attempt to adopt Alex Jones and all of his extreme conspiracy theorist friends is to me an unscrupulous tactic by Republicans to garner the support of a group who appears to hate big government and liberals. But they are the party of the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, and the NSA even though they would like to disclaim that they are the party of big government. Lately they have their noses stuck into every aspect of our lives. These are some of the very things that these people (Bundy supporters) hate. Right wing radio tries to convince these people that what they are doing is patriotic and they are the last remaining supporters of the constitution and the American way of life which the pundits try to make seem like is under attack by liberals. For a long time I felt Alex Jones was against Republicans but the more I hear from him the more I am convinced that he is simply against big government and it really does not matter which party is in power. I think he is suspicious of both parties so I think the attempts by Republicans to woe him over are doomed to failure but I am not so sure about all the home grown state militia people that tend to follow him and listen to and believe in his theories. Either way, Alex Jones needs to come clear and tell the American people just exactly who he stands with and who he trusts and who he does not.
We know Alex Jones has attempted to inform the public of an impending ‘One World Government’, the secret meetings of the Bilderberg Group (consisting of the ultra-rich and powerful), and FEMA concentration camps among many other conspiracy theories. He believes that Obama and other previous presidents have been hand-picked and groomed for the job. Given the current political climate and the revelations presented in the John Lanchester book, ‘Capital’, there is little doubt that the democratic government we have always known is certainly at an end and has been swapped out for an oligarchy. So in this sense, it appears that much of what Alex Jones has forecast has truly come to pass or will come to pass in the not too distant future. It may be that the current government defense of our Second Amendment rights is not designed for our protection but rather for our self-annihilation. We are no match for armed troops with the latest technology in weaponry that is possessed not only by the US military and National Guard, but now also most of our local police forces. Should we feel compelled to take on our own government, they cannot call it an abject slaughter if we are an armed nation even though our arms are inferior by any measure. The Cliven Bundy debacle was not meant to be the catalyst that leads up to that eventual break between our nation and its citizens although it does mark the beginnings of such a possibility.