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THE TVS AT THE EQUINOX were showing a Donald Trump rally. Hillary Clinton might have been holding her own rally somewhere but, if so, it wasn’t on any of these screens. In fact, a few weeks ago MSNBC, Fox News and CNN had ignored a Hillary Clinton speech entirely, choosing instead to broadcast a live feed of the empty podium from which Donald Trump would soon speak. His empty podium: that’s how insatiable our appetite was to hear Donald Trump say staggering things in the spring of 2016, back when it was new and strange. I plugged in my headphones and heard someone in the crowd shout out to Trump: “Are you going back on the Alex Jones show?” “Alex Jones?” Trump said. “He was a nice guy! You like him?” “It was a GREAT interview!” the man called back. “Oh good,” Donald Trump said. “Alex Jones. Nice guy.” I was so jolted by this exchange I almost fell off my elliptical. Donald Trump knows Alex Jones?

I AM BASICALLY ALEX JONES’S Simon Cowell. I star-spotted him in the late-1990s. He’d been a locally renowned radio talk show host in Austin, Texas, back then, but I gave him the idea that catapulted him to fame. My idea was for the two of us to sneak into a secretive summer camp in the forests of Northern California called Bohemian Grove, where powerful men like George H.W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Henry Kissinger were rumored to undertake an annual ritual in which a human effigy was thrown into the fiery belly of a giant stone owl. “That can’t be true,” I thought when I first heard of the ritual. “I wonder if I can get in and film it?” I didn’t want to infiltrate the camp alone, because if I failed there would be no story. It would just be me failing to enter a summer camp. If I failed alongside the charismatic fledgling conspiracy talk show host Alex Jones, however, I could at least write about him failing.

                                                                           Jon Ronson BBC Filmaker

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie, Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare at Goats and Them: Adventures with Extremists. His first fictional screenplay, Frank, co-written with Peter Straughan, starred Michael Fassbender. He lives in London and New York City.

How trafficking in conspiracy theories went from the fringes of U.S. politics into the White House. FRONTLINE examines the alliance of conspiracy entrepreneur Alex Jones, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and the president, and their role in the battle over truth and lies.

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Comment by Michael Grove on October 5, 2020 at 12:49
The OED Definition of republic in English: republic. noun. A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
                          Definition of Republic by Oxford English Dictionary

SO where DOES TRUMP fit in ALL of THIS

Trump is unfortunately beholden to Rothschild's Bank for the Billion Dollar Bail-out he got from his Atlantic City Casino debacle!!! • Trump literally stood on National Television with his Head Bowed standing behind POMPEO the CIA Head, who lectured The World about the New Order of things...

Declaring Officially that from thereon ...
"Anti-zionism IS Anti-semitism".

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Comment by Michael Grove on October 5, 2020 at 22:04

Alex Jones has this style of narrative that will dispute anything that’s being reported in the mainstream media,” Pozner said, in an interview for FRONTLINE’s United States of Conspiracy. The documentary examines how Jones, longtime Trump associate Roger Stone and the president helped to lay the foundation for conspiracy theories to take centre stage in America’s national conversation.

“By the time Sandy Hook rolled around, [Jones] was already well practiced in that,” Pozner said. “And his audience was easily primed for all of those different ideas — that it’s either a false flag, or that everyone is faking their grief, and that it didn’t happen.”

All of which I would suggest shouts volumes with respect for and regard to THE UNITED STATES of PARANOIA in the context of a  whole cadre of examples of CONSPIRACY THEORY, which reflect the very need to address the issue/s which Muriel Rukeyser so succinctly proposed, by way of the concept that ... 

"The Universe is made of STORIESnot of ATOMS"


Comment by Michael Grove on March 27, 2024 at 9:17
Yesterday, Donald Trump was thrown a lifeline. As the deadline approached for him and his co-defendants to pony up a $464 million bond in a New York State civil fraud case, an appeals court reduced the amount to $175 million and issued a new 10-day deadline to post the bond.

The case, in which a judge ruled last year that Trump had lied about the value of some of his properties, has become a financial headache for the former president—and a blow to his reputation. Trump’s public image leans heavily on the persona of a “deals guy” that he has been peddling for decades; he has long touted his own wealth, but it seems that he did not have the cash on hand to pay the astronomic bond the courts initially demanded. His lawyers called securing such a large bond a “practical impossibility” and requested the bond amount be lowered to $100 million. Trump had been scrambling to come up with the money for the bond, and roughly 30 companies had reportedly rejected his appeals for help.

The Atlantic

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