Dan74 wrote:Since you referred to my post, Lhug-Pa, let me clarify that ridiculing anyone here was not my intention. If I recall correctly I was shaking my head and that emoticon was the closest I saw to express how I felt - dismayed that dharma practitioners get caught up in this nonsense.
I apologize if you or the others perceived ridicule - it was unskillful on my part.
I'd simply quoted your post as an example of a trend on these forums, because it was the most recent post expressing the type of sentiment that I was pointing out, that's all.
I do still disagree that it's necessarily "nonsense".
Nothing personal, and no hard feelings on my part either.
Apropos of Alex Jones:
http://www.irehr.org/issue-areas/race-r ... alex-jones
He has indulged in vicious racist anti-immigrant rhetoric, promoted anti-Semitic con artists, defended Holocaust deniers, and attacked civil rights leaders. He is an equal opportunity bigot.
A good way to free your mind would be to free your attention from Mr Jones' produce, and find more responsible media outlets.
Well I agree with Knotty Veneer that Icke and Jones could very well be shills. It's said that Alex Jones works for the Jesuits, which might be worth looking into.
Anyhow, I'm not anti-immigrant at all myself.
I do question the number of people said to have been killed during the WWII holocaust, as the numbers could have been exaggerated. I don't think there's any denying that the WWII holocaust happened. Well, some people might deny it, but that doesn't mean that it didn't happen.
More people are said to have died because of the Transatlantic Slave-trade, even according to the 'official' WWII holocaust death-toll. And no one hardly ever mentions this in history class, etc.
In any case, the seemingly ironic thing is that the State of Israel would probably not exist if it weren't for Hitler (won't get into that in detail now). Now, Jews migrating to Palestine is not in itself Zionism. The State of Israel certainly is Zionism however.
Also, I don't think Alex Jones is anti-Semitic, as I haven't seen or heard him saying anything bad about Arabs. And I don't think that Alex Jones has said anything bad about Jewish people, so I don't think that he's anti-Jewish either. There do seem to be reasons why Alex Jones' writings and talks could have unreliable information.
I think most who are against Zionism actually don't use it as an excuse to be anti-Jewish, as they are genuinely against the negativities of Zionism (in fact, there are a number of anti-Zionist Jews).
Anyway, David Icke and Alex Jones still speak more truth than CNN, Fox News, and most other mainstream media outlets though; as pathetic as that may be. Shape-shifting reptilians might sound pretty ridiculous, yet not as ridiculous as a lot of the stuff spewed by the corporatist MSM!
Also, I agree with a lot of what Rob H has said in this thread.