What happend on this page? Where is Eric?
As Eric stopped hosting this page some years ago (shortly after Obama has been elected) I asked him wheter I could host his page on my servers. Eric allowed me to do so. I do not update the page, it is just as it is :-)
Thanks again Eric and I will keep this page as a heritage ;-)
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF ALEX JONES? HE'S SOOOOO COOL!
I have assiduously avoided much discussion of Alex Jones, as I prefer to deal with weightier issues than the rantings of a professional conspiracy theorist, but I get e-mails every day asking me what I think of the guy...
Here's the deal with Alex Jones: he's the living embodiment of the old adage that:
"Nothing is completely wrong- even a broken clock is right, twice a day."
Yeah- I know of the guy's "cool cred"- being one of the Insane Texas Clown Posse that revolved around Bill Hicks. I've seen the video of the guy smoking weed, and his interview with Gary Busey was typically hilarious.
I started listening to the guy years back, when I spent a good deal of my waking hours listening to rapture-right christian radio. One day, I was listening to Radio Liberty, and Dr. Stan had Alex on as a guest. I started listening to online Alex Jones archives, and it was interesting, in one respect:
Time and time again:
Caller: Gee- I agree with what you're saying, Alex- we're living in a horrible situation, in this country, and I thank you for being a courageous voice for liberty.
Alex: Thank you- what's on your mind?
Caller: Alex, earlier, when you were talking about (insert issue,) you missed something very important- that...
Alex: SCREW YOU! YOU'RE A SHEEP- A MINDLESS, GUTLESS SHEEP! HOW DARE YOU? HOW DARE YOU? GET OFF MY PROGRAM! YOU'RE NO BETTER THAN THE NAZIS, JANET RENO, OR THE BILDERBERG GROUP! ENJOY YOUR TRIP TO THE OVENS, YOU SHEEP! YOU'LL BURN WITH THE REST OF THEM- MARK MY WORDS!
MARK!!!! MY!!!! WORDS!!!!
We'll be right back, after this message....
This would happen at least once a program- I dunno whether this sorta on-air behavior was supposed to reflect his passion for the issues, or entertain the audience as a bit of radio theater- it was all pretty much senseless rage to me, and while he has mellowed out, in recent years- at the time, he came across as a cartoon caricature of a crackpot conspiracy theorist.
In those days , Alex was a self-admitted diehard conservative who was being "shut out" by the legendary "liberal media." He spent his on-air time talking about Ruby Ridge, Waco, Bohemian Grove, The Oklahoma City Bombing, and occasionally would prove himself to be a early soldier in the culture war, decrying the "satanic" nature of the entertainment industry- particularly video games.
Now- don't get me wrong- Alex, serving as the aforementioned broken clock, was right twice a day, and during those moments, delivered some great information that was genuinely repressed by the powers that be- and for that, he deserves props, kudos, shout-outs, what have you. The only problem is that my clock isn't broken, and once the minute hand skipped forwards, Alex was back in bullshit territory- "Moloch, Satan, Kissinger, Rockerfeller, Luciferian society, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit."
Fast-forward eight years, and Alex has turned his ham radio broadcast into a world-spanning internet media empire. But as the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
Ya see, Alex Jones remains what he always has been: A professional Conspiracy theorist- all well and good- the Weekly World News wouldn't be the media powerhouse it is, if there weren't an audience for that kinda stuff. However- the Weekly World News never claims to be a "News Source" (and neither do I- anyone who comes to me for "news" is seriously deluding themselves.)
The guy is a bullshit artist of a scope that makes L. Ron Hubbard look like a piker. He seizes on the most minor of issues, and blows them up into am indicator of a formless greater conspiracy (more on that, in a bit.) Why does he do this? Because hell- if it bleeds, it leads, and the more BS you post, the more suspicion you sow, the more shock you can spread, the more people will wanna come and get a taste.
And who can blame the denizens of Alex Jones' Prison Planet? When you go to InfoWars, you get the feeling you're entering a resistance cell- there's so much stuff to wade through, presented time and again as "the stuff big brother doesn't want you to know." Geez, dude- just going to his site officially makes you a member of the Rebel Alliance- how cool is THAT?
Well- it's not cool- on so many levels...
First off- His vast conspiratorial worldview isn't holistic, in the least. For the entirety of his career, Alex Jones has been scribbling all over the map, but has never been able to connect the dots. Veterans of the Prison Planet speak in generalities about Masonic, Satanic, and Luciferian entities that date back centuries, but they are at a loss to describe exactly what's going on in their Prison Planet beyond vague generalities richly peppered with references to "Moloch." Thus, on the Prison Planet, the fight is eternal- the enemy is everywhere, nameless, and constantly shifting identities and goals. If that isn't a recipe for endemic paranoia, I dunno what is- and that ain't healthy, folks.
Secondly, Alex claims to have "transcended" the "right/left paradigm." In the vein of folks like Neil Boortz, Glenn Beck, and other sowers of insanity, he claims to be be too enlightened to sully himself with the existing politics of the day. Such is bullplop. Alex, early on, realized that his wacky message would sell like sand in the sahara if he appealed only to the tin-hat crowd in the red states- he had to expand his appeal to gullible folks all across the political spectrum- and in doing so, set himself up as an "impartial" political figure who was beyond any partisan reproach in his pursuit of a political agenda that remains solidly rooted in bible-belt conservatism.
Lastly, and most importantly, when you weed through as much as you can of Alex's rapidly-expanding conspiratorial opus, one is immediately struck by the overt negativity of his worldview: everything, everyone, every corporation, every politician, every cultural institution, every school, every university, every contrary opinion, is the product of faceless malevolent forces that control our world, on every level. Listen- there are a lot of dangerous forces at work in this world, and we should be aware of them, but in Alex Jones' world, there isn't any hope of fighting back- the only solution he presents is to continue visiting his website, and sending his videos to all of your friends.
Now- tie the three together:
Jones presents himself as the sole dispenser of truth, as a transcendent figure. The faceless enemy is everywhere, and is defined solely by Jones. The only hope of redemption in an increasingly confusing world are the teachings of Jones.
Uhh- am I the only one here getting Jonestown vibes, here? (Pun fully intended.) Jones, whether he knows it not, has succeeded in building the first western internet-based cult:
Feel like something's wrong? Lost your job? Worried about the weather? Ever had the feeling that something just isn't right with the world? Come to the first church of Alex (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prison Planet, LLC,) and every one of your suspicions will be reinforced, amplified, and made into gospel! Buy my videos, my DVDs, and my special commemorative hats- it's all for the cause of fighting THE MAN!!!
Now, as a member of the Church of the Subgenius, I must give props to Alex for pulling off such a stunt- it takes a lot of effort, balls, and sweat to create such an entity. However, at the same time, I must ask the residents of the Prison Planet, why spend your time with Alex, when you could be swaddled in the sweaty, frop-filled bosom of JR "Bob" Dobbs? Alex asks that you surrender your critical thought, to follow him- "Bob" only wants a mere 30 bucks of your money, and then doesn't ever want to hear from you again...
In the end: Here's the deal:
We're facing serious issues in this world- an interspecies die-off that rivals that which heralded the death of the dinosaurs is underway, as I type. The onset of global warming will change the very shape of the world in which we live. Peak oil is a reality, and we're on the cusp of the most radical societal and technological changes that humanity has seen, since we left the steppes of africa, and the caves of europe. The future hinges upon our actions today...
History will cast a very damning eye upon those who spent these decisive years pursuing a wild goose chase founded upon the paranoid fantasies of a poorly-educated conspiracist ham radio operator cum web messiah.
We can spend our days trying to make the world better, or we can buy into the Prison Planet view- that nothing we do will matter, because the agents of Moloch are against us, and the only refuge is to buy more Alex Jones DVDs. We can work for peace, or we can buy into the Prison Planet view- that our fates, and our society, are shaped by the agents of the Bilberberg Group, and the only solution is to visit The Prison Planet more often, supplementing Alex's advertising earnings. We can work for progressive candidates and causes, or we can buy into the Prison Planet view, throw up our hands in despair, and seek refuge at the Prison Planet store, where we can buy a t-shirt or two.
We're better than this....
CAN I ADD A LINK TO BUSHFLASH.COM ON MY SITE?
Yes- why do you feel the need to ask? I never asked any of the sites I link to..
CAN I ADD ONE OF YOUR FLASH FEATURES TO MY SITE?
Yes- again, if I didn't make it clear in my legal page, I consider my flash presentations to be public domain- they HAVE to be, by the rules of "fair use." Yes- feel free to download ANY of the SWF files, and paste them into your site.
WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU USE TO CREATE THESE FLASH PRESENTATIONS?
WHAT MUSIC DID YOU USE FOR (INSERT FEATURE NAME HERE)
This question confounds me- at the end of every animation, I tell ya'll what music I use- but I guess some folks have a hard time reading...
Here is the complete track listing:
ANIMATION TITLE: Idiot Son of an A**hole
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Idiot Son of an A**hole
MUSICAL ARTIST: NOFX
ALBUM TITLE: Track not on any current NOFX release- however, there is a music video for the song on NOFXs album, "War on Errorism" (Fat Wreck Chords)
ANIMATION TITLE: Liberation
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: The Great Seal
MUSICAL ARTIST: Laibach
ALBUM TITLE: Opus Dei (TVT Racords)
ANIMATION TITLE: Victory
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: "The Wolf Tribes"
MUSICAL ARTIST: Sephiroth
ALBUM TITLE: Cathedron (Cold Meat Industries)
ANIMATION TITLE: War Crimes
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: To Rule Again
MUSICAL ARTIST: Phallus Dei
ALBUM TITLE: Pontifex Maximus (Out of print)
ANIMATION TITLE: Dr. Bushlove
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: We'll meet again
MUSICAL ARTIST: Vera Lynn
ALBUM TITLE: I dunno- go check google
ANIMATION TITLE: Terror, Democracy, and Liberation
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Anthem
MUSICAL ARTIST: VNV Nation
ALBUM TITLE: Advance and Follow (Out of Print)
ANIMATION TITLE: Poisonous Legacy
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Unschuld Erde
MUSICAL ARTIST: Das Ich
ALBUM TITLE: Re Laborat (Danse Macabre)
ANIMATION TITLE: Bush Hates Veterans
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Crucified Division
MUSICAL ARTIST: Wumpscut
ALBUM TITLE: Dried Blood of Gommorrah (Metropolis)
ANIMATION TITLE: Dustbin America
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Smothered Hope
MUSICAL ARTIST: Skinny Puppy
ALBUM TITLE: Bites and Remission (Nettwerk)
ANIMATION TITLE: Top Gun
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Various
MUSICAL ARTIST: Phallus Dei, Rudy Schwartz Project, Eric Clapton, Gir
ALBUM TITLE: Various (Out of Print)
ANIMATION TITLE: Buddy Buddy
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Buddy Buddy
MUSICAL ARTIST: C-Supreme
ALBUM TITLE: (Del Canton Music)
ANIMATION TITLE: Memorial
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Taps
MUSICAL ARTIST: Marine Corps Band
ALBUM TITLE: None
ANIMATION TITLE: Grand Theft America
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Grand Theft Auto
MUSICAL ARTIST: The Shootas
ALBUM TITLE: Unreleased (Rockstar Games)
ANIMATION TITLE: Occupation
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Armenia
MUSICAL ARTIST: Einsteurzende Neubauten
ALBUM TITLE: Zeichnungen Des Patienten O.T. (Thirsty Ear)
ANIMATION TITLE: Church & State
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Heresy
MUSICAL ARTIST: Lustmord & Hecate
ALBUM TITLE: Law of the Battle of Conquest (Metropolis)
ANIMATION TITLE: Mission Accomplished
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Fall of the Moai
MUSICAL ARTIST: Steve Roach
ALBUM TITLE: Unreleased
ANIMATION TITLE: Bush's Mini-Nukes
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Supermoves
MUSICAL ARTIST: Overseer
ALBUM TITLE: Animatrix Soundtrack (Warner)
ANIMATION TITLE: Equal Time
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Foggy Mountain Breakdown
MUSICAL ARTIST: Lester Flatt & Ear Scruggs
ALBUM TITLE: I dunno- try searching google
ANIMATION TITLE: God, King and Law
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: God, King and Law
MUSICAL ARTIST: Test Department
ALBUM TITLE: Pax Britannica (Invisible)
ANIMATION TITLE: I Hate Republicans
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: I Hate Republicans
MUSICAL ARTIST: The Happytones
ALBUM TITLE: Unreleased
ANIMATION TITLE: He's a Nazi
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: I'm A Nazi
MUSICAL ARTIST: WNNX-FM
ALBUM TITLE: Unreleased
ANIMATION TITLE: Thanks for the Memories
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Thanks for the Memories
MUSICAL ARTIST: Bing Crosby
ALBUM TITLE: I dunno- go search Google
ANIMATION TITLE: Anniversary
MUSIC TRACK TITLE: Legion (Anachron)
MUSICAL ARTIST: VNV Nation
ALBUM TITLE: Standing-Burning Empires (AMV Music)
CAN YOU HELP ME FIND THE SOUNDTRACK TO "GRAND THEFT AMERICA"?
NO- STOP ASKING ME!!!! Go look via Kazaa, or some other file-sharing software. I don't even have the original track, anymore.
WHY DO YOU HATE BUSH/REPUBLICANS SO MUCH?
I despise Bush because he stole his way into office, by virtue of a nakedly partisan ruling by the United States Supreme Court. This, in itself, is reason enough- undermining the election process is nothing short of treason, and Bush is deserving of prison time on that count, alone.
I also dislike Bush for shifting the tax burden onto the middle and lower classes, just so he could give a huge tax break to his rich donors. These tax breaks, along with his reckless economic policies have led to severe budget crises in all of the 50 states, which have been forced to close museums, libraries, firehouses, and schools.
Bush is also a serial liar. Normally, this wouldn't perturb me much, as all policians tend to be economical with the truth. Bush's lies, however, lead to suffering, poverty, and death on a massive scale. He proposes grand mandates that are foisted upon the states, and then withholds money to pay for them. He passes laws like the "Clear Skies" initiative, which is nothing more than a blank check to polluters to pump even more poison into our air.
The grandest of these lies, of course, was his excuse for his war in Iraq.
Furthermore, Bush has wrecked the good name and image that the United States used to have in the world. By spearheading a foreign policy based upon hubris and arrogance, we have alienated just about every other country on the face of the earth.
I despise republicans, because they ignore the lies, support these policies, and don't care who suffers, or who dies, simply out of dogged blindness and willful ignorance. Furthermore, the Republican party has forsaken its grand traditions, and allowed itself to be taken over by a hard-right version of protestant christian fundamentalism that preaches bigotry, supports racism, sexism, and homophobia. They seek to impose an orwellian prison state upon america, because they see it as their god-given duty to "occupy the land." Their main goal, in life, politics, and faith, is bring the world into a fiery armageddon, after which they will all be brought unto the bosom of their lord, while the rest of us burn in their vision of hell.
Religion is a fine and good thing- but apocalyptic cultists like John Ashcroft, Tom Delay, and Bill Frist shouldn't be put in control of governmental mechanisms that could affect us all...
WHERE ARE THE SOURCES FOR THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN YOUR ANIMATIONS? WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION, YOU'RE JUST PREACHING TO THE CHOIR.
At the end of many of my animated features, there is a link to "more info." Click on that, and you will get all the info you need to back up what is said in my animations.
Now- as an aside, I must point out- my site is not a news site. This site reflects my views, and my opinions. If you want news, go to the BBC, CNN, or any other news source.
For those animations that do not feature "more info" links, I offer the following suggestion:
Anyone with an internet connection and a web browser can spend 30 seconds on Google, Google news, or Yahoo News and verify EVERY LAST FACT that I put forward in my animations. As I said- this is not a news site. I cannot hold your hand, wipe your nose/butt, and point you towards info that anyone with two brain cells to rub together can find out for themselves. You just spent three minutes WATCHING my animation- maybe you can spend 30 seconds exercising your brain, and find things out for yourselves.
IF YOU HATE THIS COUNTRY SO MUCH, WHY DON'T YOU JUST LEAVE?
Where, in any of my works, writing, and animations, have I ever said a single, negative word against the United States of America? I challenge you to give me a single example.
Those who ask this question, for some weird reason, have bought into a strange, totalitarian way of thinking. They naturally assume that If I am criticizing the head of a state, I am maligning the state itself.
I can only suggest to folks that hold to such an ideal move to a nation that holds such ideals as gospel- like North Korea, Byelorus, or Myanmar.
Further, If anyone can provide me with evidence that I "hate America", using as proof anything that I have written or produced on this site, I will send them a check for $1,000, along with complete control of Bushflash, and a year of pre-paid hosting.
SADDAM HUSSEIN WAS A EVIL MAN WHO KILLED THOUSANDS- WHY ARE YOU OPPOSED TO THE UNITED STATES REMOVING HIM FROM POWER?
Because of many reasons:
1: The world is full of evil dictators that have killed their own citizens. Heck- just look at the skyrocketing cancer rates in Texas that have come about as a result of the reckless environmental policies Bush signed into law, while governor of that beknighted state. We ignore the other dictators, and focused on this one, because he was sitting on top of a huge pile of oil.
2: Further, the United States government, under a number of administrations, sat idly by, and even SUPPORTED Hussein, while he was committing his crimes. We only decided to go after him, when an administration came to power that had two oilmen at the top. Why? Because he was sitting on top of a huge pile of oil.
3: Further, the "Liberation" of Iraq was not the reason that we, the US public, were given as the reason for this war. We were sold a load of lies about weapons of mass destruction, and links to al-qaeda. You can't change boats in mid-stream when it comes to weighty issues, such as war. Why were we told these lies? Because Hussein was sitting on top of a huge pile of oil.
WHY DO YOU COMPARE BUSH TO HITLER?
Well- you have a point, there- Hitler was a decorated combat veteran who had survived gas attacks on the frontlines of world war one. Bush, on the other hand, served as a national guard pilot while others fought and died in the jungles of Vietnam. In the end, Bush couldn't even handle that weighty responsibility, and went AWOL the day he was supposed to report for a drug test.
So, in this respect, the comparison is an insult to Hitler.
They were both appointed to office- bush Bush's appointment was done in the face of a defeat in the popular vote by over half a million, whereas Hitler's appointment was the result of national distress and chaos. There really isn't any comparison, when you get right down to it- but heck- it's still an entertaining shot.
NAMECALLING DOESN'T HELP YOUR POSITION MUCH- PLEASE TONE DOWN YOUR RHETORIC.
Aw, well- gee. If you don't like it, there are other websites that you can visit.
I calls 'em as I sees 'em. Bush is a liar, a murderer, a thief, a fundamentalist cultist, a scumbag, ten pounds of horseshit in a five pound bag, and a sociopathic piece of filth.
This ain't namecalling, folks- this is a matter of fact.
Heck- I'm sick of sitting by and taking the high road to hell while Karl Rove and Dick Cheney call folks like me unpatriotic, unamerican, and issue warrants to arrest us, wiretap us, ban us from flying, and issue lie after lie that hurt and kill thousands of people, both here and abroad.
The fight to take back this country isn't gonna be won by standing in a circle, holding hands, and reciting passages from the Eygyptian Book of the Dead.
The fight to remove Bush from the office he stole will be a brutal, trench-by-trench fight. I would rather it was a more civil contest, but the Bush crime family showed the depths of scummy politics it will sink to to gain more power back in 2002.
In a sterling example of what we're going to be facing in the days ahead, they ran ads morphing the face of Max Cleland, a congressman from Georgia (who had, coincidentally, given three limbs in the service to his country in Vietnam) into the face of Osama Bin Laden, in ads favoring their candidate, who was a draft dodger.
This is what we're fighting against- and as the old saying goes- you don't bring a knife to a gunfight.
I will be using whatever verbal, intellectual, and media tools that are at my disposal to bring this reign of Bush corruption to an end. If my words offend you, well- like I said- there are other sites you can go to. I suggest Hello Kitty, or nickelodeon.
DON'T YOU KNOW BOTH PARTIES ARE CORRUPT? WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE, WE'RE GONNA BE SCREWED
(I get this a lot from hard-left and lard-libertarian sources)
Well- DANG- you've convinced ME! Yeah- instead of working to remove a lying, cheating, murderous warmonger from the presidency, I should just GIVE UP, and sit in front of my damned TV, read Kropotkin and Raynd, and hum a merry tune while everything goes straight to HELL!
True- the democratic party isn't the purist organization that I'd like to see. But any sane person who can't see that ANY democrat- heck- any DANGED INANIMATE OBJECT, would be a better president than Bush, is either stupid, a multimillionaire corporate CEO, or both.
This touches a special nerve with me. Besides watching republicans on C-Span, nothing makes me more sick than folks who sit on their hands while their country spirals down the toilet.
These folks are so buried in their sorry lives, and their apathy, that they don't bother voting.
These apathetic wretches are even more responsible for the "election" of Bush than the witless republicans who voted for him.
Let me tell you- I have more respect for a republican who votes, than a self-described intellectual who excuses his nonvoting and his apathy with paragraphs of obscure doubletalk that were written a half-century ago by addle-brained political theorists.
And please- if you send me any more of this twaddle- don't expect a response.