The Alt-Crackpot

A year ago, if you had told me that you are avid follower of an Alt-Right leader named Paul Joseph Watson, I wouldn’t have recognized either the name or the face. I would have told you that I had never heard of this person.

Gradually over the course of the past year, I became familiar with the face and the tweets. Even after the election, I was sharing some of his YouTube videos because I thought they were were funny. I have family members who are normies who have recently become big fans of Paul Joseph Watson. Otherwise though, I really had no clue who this person was who was spreading like kudzu through my Twitter feed.

I vaguely knew he was associated with Alex Jones and Infowars. I’ve never paid any attention to Infowars because it has a reputation for being a hothouse for conspiracy theorists. I just kind of assumed that this Paul Joseph Watson was different from Alex Jones and had his head screwed on straight. The material that I was seeing in my Twitter feed and on YouTube didn’t resemble anything I had come to associate with Infowars.

There have always been people who have rushed on to the internet to proclaim that every current event is a massive conspiracy. We’ve had people come on here and insist in the comment section that Sandy Hook was a false flag and that the Boston Marathon bombing with a “psy-op” that was filmed with fake blood and crisis actors. Over the years, I’ve had some fun tangling with our own John de Nugent. If you have some time on your hands and are a connoisseur of conspiracy theorists, the Nooge has some rare top drawer output which ties all conspiracies together in a highly creative way:

“To summarize, this is how I see things after 40 years now of pondering it all and gathering evidence:

1) We live in a multiverse of several dimensions

2) we obviously live on the physical dimension

3) when we die, we go go another dimension (religion calls this heaven, hell, etc.)

4) Whites on earth are stranded star children who were cut off from a very technically and spiritually advanced empire of home worlds by a horrific galactic war that the good guys suffered many defeats in

5) Jews and East Asians are also stranded, and their ancestors were colonists from THEIR home worlds …

6) Blacks are the actual natives of this planet, but Whites have been here for at least 50,000 years

7) UFOs are of these origins

a) Nordic Aliens

b) Tall Whites (extremely thin, pale semi-humans who are cold, militaristic, and contemptuous of earthlings, and appear to be a hybrid of true nordics and Grays), Grays (many evil), Reptilians (extremely evil and extremely intelligent)…”

There’s a large audience for this stuff. If you’re into that thing, support your local conspiracy theorist. Buy local.

Who hasn’t watched shows like “Ancient Aliens” or “Nostradamus Prophecies” on The History Channel? Sometimes when I am extremely bored at night I will land on a show like that as I click through the channels. “Ancient Astronaut theorists believe” … I will watch just out of curiosity. If memory serves, I think I liveblogged the end of the world in 2012. The Mayan Calendar had predicted that Doomsday was December 21, 2012. I also covered The Rapture as it unfolded earlier that year.

This is a small website compared to the huge audience that “Ancient Aliens” or the National Enquirer or Weekly World News or the Glenn Beck Program or Infowars attracts. That’s fine with me. I don’t want to get mixed up with crackpots and conspiracy theorists. I don’t care for the political bias of the #LyingPress, but there are fake news websites run by slick marketers who make money off of clickbait.

I’ve always been content to just ignore and navigate around them. I rely on my own judgment to discern legitimate news from fake news and reliable sources of information from crackpots. That formula has always worked for me … until now.

The Alt-Crackpot, or the alternative reality community, was always its own thing until Donald Trump came along and destroyed the Republican Party. These people never had anything to do with us before. They weren’t known for subscribing to any of our ideas. In fact, when Trump first announced he was running for office, Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson and Infowars were still strong supporters of Rand Paul.

In the video above, Paul Joseph Watson claimed that Donald Trump was a Hillary Clinton plant who had entered the race to suck all the oxygen in the room away from rising stars in the Republican Party like Rand Paul and Nikki Haley. Yes, you heard that right: Nikki Haley. I’m still not sure when and how it happened, but I am told that Infowars completely changed its attitude after Trump went on the Alex Jones Show.

Go even further back into Paul Joseph Watson’s career and he sounds even less like he does today. Now, he puts out tweet after tweet and video after video about black mob violence and SJWs. And yet, a few years ago the same Paul Joseph Watson was condemning the militarization of the police in Ferguson.

In 2013, Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones were speaking at the Bilderbergs conference with David Icke, the Reptilians guy.

Keep going back in time and Paul Joseph Watson gets weirder and weirder. It was all Bilderbergs and the Illuminati a few years ago. Now, it is Donald Trump, SJWs, terrorists, etc. Sometime over the past year, Paul Joseph Watson jumped on the Trump Train and started labeling himself “Alt-Right” and marketing his way through Twitter and YouTube into the nationalist corner of the internet.

In his most recent video, Paul Joseph Watson and Cernovich sit down to discuss how Richard Spencer and NPI is a conspiracy set up by the globalists who fund these organizations … to discredit the Alt-Right. The funniest part is how the two talk about respectable leaders like Paul Joseph Watson and Alex Jones.

A few years ago, the Tea Party and libertarianism was the hot new thing, and crackpots like Glenn Beck and this same crowd of conspiracy theory hucksters jumped on that bandwagon. They milked libertarianism until the collapse of the flagging Rand Paul campaign and now we are burdened with them. Whether it was libertarianism or nationalism, these people are capitalists chasing clicks, shares, and retweets.

They don’t stand for anything except their need to make a buck off an audience. There hasn’t been enough reporting on how all of these conspiritards like Paul Joseph Watson have reinvented themselves during the Trump campaign and are now cloaked behind a more deceptive mainstream facade to peddle their usual nonsense.

I disavow them!

Note: This was pretty good.

  • Jake Saga

    Hmmm… you really paint with a broad brush. Jones is definitely not on board with ethno-nationalism yet, though he is getting there.

    Your aspersions on all conspiracy theories are sadly lacking in substance. The fact of the matter, as historians from Thucydides to Carroll Quigley show, is that the elites and sub-elites do conspire.
    Many or most wars involved false-flags – see the Israeli Zionist attack on the USS Liberty for a good, proved example of a real false-flag that was covered up by our own government. But I digress.

    Being blink to the real conspiracies being conducted by the likes of George Soros, many of which are directed at the genocide of the European ethnic groups/race is not really going to help win this battle.

    You see: some apple pies are great, some are awful. Some conspiracies theories have a basis in evidence, some are ridiculous.

    Some theories in physics pan out, some turned out to be wildy wrong.
    But treating conspiracy investigation in toto as the realm of lunatics is just playing into the enemy’s hands.

    And whatever you think of Jones (and I am quite annoyed by his race-blindness), he contributed hugely to Trump’s success. His viewership is up in the 30 million+ per week range, far higher than the MSM. He’s not a direct ally, but the way he pushes discourse is currently favorable for us.

    For those who are interested, a very smart thinker wrote some good essays on the conspiracy thing with a very detailed, dialectical analysis:

    http://www.unz.com/article/battling-the-matrix-and-freeing-oneself-from-the-roger-rabbit-mental-world/

    http://www.unz.com/article/a-framework-for-reclaiming-reality/

    Anyway, I love your work, Mr. Wallace, but just as we shouldn’t attack Spencer for hails, we shouldn’t attack those of our allies who do, based on their own research and intuition, think that the conspiratorial view of history is more accurate.

    I was personally the victim of a (((neocon))) led conspiracy as a grad student, when my money/fellowship literally disappeared. It was a real thing, I have the evidence. I fought somewhat successfully, but this experience caused me to reexamine my premises on the validity of conspiracy realism.
    Best,

  • LiberalismFailed

    I think you need to give Jones, Watson and Cernovich their due. They were very effective in rattling HRC and her campaign to the point they even named Jones, and these guys were instrumental in promoting and exploiting #hillaryshealth. They may have made some money doing so, but they certainly helped Trump win the presidency, which helps everyone.

  • Krafty Wurker

    Generally speaking, Slavish names ending in -ovich are Serbian, meaning son of…

  • Captain John Charity Spring MA
  • Captain John Charity Spring MA

    But Jones and PJW call the conspirators Germanic Death Cults.

    Infowars are living in 80s era cartoons… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/63164e2c594b57474261939217715ffc29d7221fdd6b660ff2c10bf94a189914.jpg

  • I didn’t say he wasn’t influential. He’s not one of us though by a long shot.

  • Feel free to scroll through PJW’s YouTube channel and evaluate what came true and what was pure nonsense. H3 has some real whoppers on there.

  • Captain John Charity Spring MA

    The re-invention of PJW is one of the unsung stories of World War Trump.

  • Captain John Charity Spring MA

    Witz, Fitz, Wicz, Vic, Vich

  • Krafty Wurker

    -ich is generally a Croatian name ending as in Kasich.

  • Fee-fi-fo-fum

    Alex Jones has always reminded me of Morton Downey Jr.

  • Arthur Vickstrom

    Lol, good article. As an honorable mention, I want to give a shout out to the ‘Dead Nazis’ in the conspiracy round up. They’re New Agers who claim to remember a past life in Nazi Germany and they even have their own websites:

    http://militarypastlives.freeforums.org/

    I’ve seen a handful of them on Alt-Right sites and they’re always good for a laugh.

  • Harvest Grain

    PJW has worked for AJ ~15 years.

    They are both fully aware of the 2 questions that comprise the heart of our movement, but have made the decision to not address them honestly for commercial expediency. Wouldn’t be so bad if it stopped there.

    But they also countersignal our 2 core issues and even make up nonsensical bullshit like Cptn MA’s German Death Cult cartoon troopers, Saudi control of Hollywood, and how all humans are the same if they can just have access to chicken-fried Renaissance free-market capitalistic Classical Liberalism. I have always interpreted that as a refusal to expose that particular attack profile to the enemy, a strategy the Alt-Cuck heartily endorses.

    Jones knows how big and energized and engaged our movement is and wants his piece of it. PJW was given that assignment which is why you see him all the time. He courts our people on the topics that have secondary interest to us, but aren’t off limits for him: feminism, SJWs, Islamic invasion, etc.

    a) Dagger-in-the-Back Thernovich acquires traffic by parasitically attaching himself to pre-existing social movements like the Manosphere, GamerGate, and the Trump Train.
    b) When there is no ready-made movement for him to attach himself to, he drives traffic by publicly attacking people who have bigger media profiles than him.
    c) Therno courted PJW via twitter over the past several years with the goal of getting access to the InfoWars media platform to further promote “muh personal brand” as a stepping stone in his dream of becoming a California congressman. A politician.

    a + b + c = the mercenary sell-out of the Alt-Right by the Alt-Cuck that you saw last week.

    PJW works for AJ. His hands are tied by contract.

    Therno stands for nothing but himself. His myriad causes de jour change like the seasonal fashions fancied by girls. Whichever way the wind blows, there he’ll be. As empty as his messaging is and as cringe-inducing as his delivery is, he moves audaciously, and I always respected him for that. Now I actively mistrust him and distrust him and just want him to get the fuck away from the Alt-Right so that none of Our People feel the instinct to waste needed energy guarding themselves from a Therno dagger in the back.

  • Bill Jackson

    I’m getting a strong Woody Allen vibe from Cernobich. When he whines about his clicks under threat the effect increases.

    They are blood sucking leeches and Alt-Right is just another host they’ve attached themselves to. Anyone got a cigarette?

  • Afterthought

    Paranoia, searching for conspiracy, is the immune system of the body politic.

    Would you like me to give you a drug to shut off your immune system? Then why try to shut off the immune system of the body politic?

    Wikileaks – Podesta – Spirit Cooking – Pizza Gate; the counter-signallers of the alt right (Enoch chief among them) were caught flat-footed by these realities.

    Conspiracy is a way of life in some circles, eg “the Swamps” of London, Paris, Tel Aviv, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and DC. They depend on the gullibility of the people in the Hinterland – the unwillingness to believe a Big Lie.

    Cass Sunstein, anticipating a Clinton victory, had Clinton read a speech against the “alt right” (she’d never heard of it), naming everyone from Andrew Anglin to Alex Jones, in order to make it part of the “mandate” when she won.

    She didn’t win, but they are running with the plan anyway. They are currently going after “fake news” and looking to “no platform” the right wing from the internet. Can the phone company ban you from using a telephone because they don’t like what you say on the phone? Of course not. That would be a civil rights violation.

    Here we have Spencer handing the dishonest media (you don’t have to say “lugenpresse”, you can echo Trump), you have Spencer handing the dishonest media their first victory in 18 months! You have people in the “alt right” attacking the “alt light” when that is their bridge to the main stream!

    Why are we snatching defeat from the jaws of victory? By design? Call it a conspiracy.

  • Lorax100

    I can’t even get past the second or third paragraph. Your typical drivel on such topics.

    I have nothing against John de Nugent but his bizarre interpretation of government and media collusion has nothing to do with most ‘truthers.’

    Today in the House the major elements for a very soon to be fully installed Police Psych State passed by a whopping majority, hiding behind a ‘Cures’ bill.

    It represents a total clash with the history of this country’s posture on Medicare, Medicaid, biological medicine in general, and criminal justice.

    But that would be too ‘esoteric’ and ‘kooky’ for the sober and righteous, now, wouldn’t it?

  • Lorax100

    Fitz is norman originally, then irish, a prefix not suffix.

  • Jerry Kleinfeld
  • Lorax100

    Brad Griffin believes that even though six jews (maybe one zionist) own the media, they would never collude with a zionist-occupied government to take down our Bill of Rights and enslave us. It’s just too talmudic, y’no?

    Jews are totally on the level. Anyone doubting that is a ‘mentally unstable’ fruitcake.

  • Jerry Kleinfeld

    Mike the Kike Cernovich deserves credit for nothing, he’s just another jewish loud-mouth who’s got a lot of stuff he wants to peddle to the goyim.

  • Seconded

  • Jerry Kleinfeld
  • Harvest Grain

    ‘Afterthought’ here is Alt-Cuck inner circle, one of the snakes sent here to sell you on letting them be your leaders.

    The Lügenpresse hit Spencer and Alt-Cuck pissed its pants. Spencer didn’t even look away, because that’s what trained fighters do, and went on to give several solid Lügenpresse interviews thereafter. Alt-Right is still reaping the rewards of the NPI victory.

    “You have people in the “alt right” attacking the “alt light” when that is their bridge to the main stream!”
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    https://youtu.be/_YBmkGEa5-I

    “bridge” = “gatekeeper” NO THANKS!!! hahaha

    Again, ‘Afterthought’ is Alt-Cuck inner circle, one of the snakes sent here to sell you on letting them be your leaders.

    Tell you what sport, no thanks.

    Your leaders have proven REPEATEDLY that, while intelligent, they lack the wisdom to effectively put our forces on target.

    We don’t need you old farts. You have done a BIG FAT ZERO to prove your loyalty to us. You have cucked us at every opportunity that has been presented to you.

    You need our army of young fearless men that is packing what all the world fears the most—the GREAT WHITE GENOME.

    Your time has come and gone and you came up short. This is our time. We welcome your participation in this fight, but know and honor your place in the hierarchy, STFU, and engage the enemy instead of us.

    Let’s just see if you can keep your mouth shut through inauguration, focus your firepower on the enemy, and rack up a few wins like Spencer just achieved. In other words, if you want to lead us so badly, stop trying to sell us on it and just earn it.

    Punk.

  • J_Bonaccorsi_Philadelphia
  • jayvbellis

    crap I got banned throughout the entire discuss network

  • Captain John Charity Spring MA

    I’m watching Red Ice analyze Watson and Cernovich discussing Hailgate. It’s an hilarious exegesis of the ego of Paul “Massive Platform” Watson. My what a big platform you have PJW.
    Omfg. Lana Loktef is one funny bitch. Lol.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_YBmkGEa5-I

  • Captain John Charity Spring MA

    It’s coming from a similar cognate “son of” that the Germans and Slavs share. The Franks and Normans are at the end of the day Germanic. Mc or Mac or O’ are the Gaelic forms.

  • Captain John Charity Spring MA

    I’m pretty sure he’s a bit Jewish. The broad Yorkshire/Mancunian accent masks something Semitic.

  • ben

    But he is a stepping stone.

  • BobWhitakerisokay

    Conspiracy websites discuss every conspiracy theory under the sun except the one going on under their noses: White Genocide. Space aliens, shape shifters, lizard people, isn’t too extreme for them but White Genocide is.

  • BobWhitakerisokay

    Disinformation, misinformation, diversion.

  • Pareto

    So John de Nugent is a Scientologist? You can call the following a conspiracy theory if you want, but there’s factual evidence that it is the case: Scientology=OTO=Masonry=Jews

  • Ed

    Or the shekels cause him to go blind when it comes to facts as “I just don’t see it” referring to the Jewish media control.

  • TheLulzWarrior

    This one will make the bog very happy.