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On January 27, 2017 I wrote about the Deep State, which included an abridged description of it from former Congressional staffer and author Mike Lofgren.

On Wednesday, February 22, Alex ‘Infowars’ Jones gave an AMA — Ask Me Anything — interview to Reddit’s The_Donald. Questions and the transcript are here. Below is the full YouTube AMA, which was the highlight of a special Infowars broadcast:

The AMA starts at the beginning of the video and lasts for nearly three hours, ending at 2:54:00.

I don’t recommend many videos, but this one is particularly good as a) an explanation of how globalism works and b) a call to believe in Christ our Lord.

Even though I know most of the information Jones discusses, I found the 1:00:00 to 2:33:00 segment really worthwhile.

I’m going to summarise the high points of what Jones talked about, but will take them out of order, as the Q & A went back and forth on certain topics.

How globalism and the Deep State came about

Jones said that a global plan to control mankind came about in the 19th century. He mentioned Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a good example of the knowledge among a small group of people about what the future would bring. It was a very early time to bring electricity into a book, when most towns and cities would not have an electricity grid until decades later.

When the Fabians were established, they were interested in controlling mankind through eugenics and other means. They, other well-placed Europeans and America’s corporate elite got together to engineer these plans. The overriding theme was control over others — specifically the people they perceived as the lower orders.

Jones said that, in the early 20th century, the idea of machines controlling man intrigued this group of people. Thomas Watson — IBM’s founder — spent several years in Germany. He and his corporation became big players for the Third Reich. (I saw where someone online laughed at this the other night. However, it’s true. A number of well respected newspapers carried the story in the 1980s — pre-Internet. It was common knowledge for anyone who cared to read about it.) IBM was not the only corporation and Watson not the only wealthy man to aid, abet and make money off helping the Germans during that time and into the Second World War.

How the Deep State works today

Jones explained that people are bought off all the time. Many of the titans of technology have been compromised — receiving large sums of money — to do the Deep State’s bidding. The most recent examples of this have been the censorship and bans exercised by Facebook and Twitter.

Jones said that when he had a cable access television programme in the 1990s, critical of the Clinton administration in Washington, he was offered a trip to DC to meet then-president Bill Clinton — and $100m — if he would stop criticising Bill on air. Jones refused.

This leads him to believe that some of the biggest players aren’t making money off their genius and foresight alone. They are bought off by the Deep State (political, intelligence communities) and globalists to serve common elite interests.

Jones also mentioned that Bill Gates’s father was the chairman — not public president — of Planned Parenthood. Therefore, Bill had an ‘in’ to entrepreneurship via Dad’s connections. He was far from an ordinary guy writing computer programs in the family garage.

Jones tells his father’s story

Jones said that his father was a teenage engineering genius and had his own radio show in Texas during his adolescence.

Such brilliance brought him into contact with powerful people, who took him on private tours of various research facilities. They promised him the world if he would get a university degree. He could work for them and make a lot of money. They added, ‘But, you understand, you’ll also have to do some bad things.’

Jones’s father thought about the offer, what it entailed in the long run and politely refused. He pursued dentistry instead and became a dental surgeon.

How Jones got involved in investigative journalism

Those who regularly watch The Alex Jones Show know that he was a precocious teenager. At the age of 16, he was going to parties thrown by university students in a town in Texas, which he left unidentified (probably Rockwall, near Dallas).

He said that, at one of these, the mother of the student hosting the party was openly snorting cocaine. A sheriff’s car pulled up to the house. Jones was certain the house would be raided. But, no. The sheriff’s men brought in bags of cocaine and other drugs to sell, as if it were nothing. They had already established an arrangement with the woman.

He said that a week or so later, the same law enforcement officers spoke at a local anti-drug meeting, warning about the dangers of narcotics. When it came time for the public to ask questions, Jones — age 16 — got up and told them they were the same officers who sold drugs at the party he had recently attended.

Jones said that, afterwards, the officers pulled him aside and got him to a private room where they roughed him up. They told him to be quiet, otherwise, they would make sure he was gang raped by violent men whom they had already lined up. They told him to meet them again, but Jones did not go. Meanwhile, Jones’s father, a dental surgeon, had connections in town and managed to smooth things over. Nonetheless, those connections told him to move himself and his family out of town as soon as possible for their own safety.

The Jones family moved to Austin. Jones’s mother is from there originally and still has family there. That is why he remains there today with his own family.

How people get drawn into the Deep State

Jones said that players in the Deep State lure others in through the promise of influence, power and money.

Drawing new people in is easy when they find themselves in compromising situations through parties, perhaps involving paedophilia. The Deep State then has that person under their control. If that person wants to maintain his notional propriety — e.g. in public office — he must do as the Deep State dictates.

Jones said that it is better for intelligent or otherwise gifted people to resist friendly overtures from the Deep State at the outset. Be polite, say thank you, then walk away.

He said that once someone gets involved with the Deep State — even if they try not to become victims of blackmail — it is very difficult to walk away. He is quite certain, based on what insiders have told him, that Steve Jobs was murdered. He thinks that Jobs wanted out. However, because of what Jobs knew, he would have to be removed the picture entirely. Otherwise, he might have revealed what is really going on behind the scenes.

Jones also said that people in the highest echelons come across as very courteous and cordial. This is how innocent people get drawn into their web.

He made it clear that colluding with the Deep State was ‘selling a birthright’ and ‘selling your soul’. Never take money, favours or a position of influence from people allying with the powers of darkness, which is what the upper echelons are involved with.

Why globalists and the Deep State hate Trump

President Donald Trump wants everyone to have the same opportunity that he did to get ahead and make a good life for themselves and their families, Jones said. The globalists and Deep State, on the other hand, want everyone’s standard of living gradually lowered so that people have no more individual power over themselves, their families or their assets.

Jones said that Trump has always wanted what is right for people. Although, in some respects Trump has not been an angel, overall, he embraces a life-affirming philosophy. Jones said that the brutal  presidential campaign humbled Trump and made him realise that there was no one he could rely on completely. Jones said Trump could only put himself in the hands of Almighty God, from whom all good things come.

Jones pointed out that Trump is continuing to undergo the same ordeals in the White House. Once again, he knows he can rely only on God.

The upper echelons trying to destroy humanity through Marxism, Communism, the family and sexuality see that Trump is a good man. Jones called him an ‘innocent’. He explained that Trump, whilst far from being naive, does not understand how evil people can work against their fellow human beings and oppose life-affirming policies and measures that will help the American people.

The spiritual battle

Time and time again, Jones emphasised the spiritual battle that America is going through right now.

He explained that he decided to do the AMA because he wanted to make it clear to those Americans ‘who are not worldly’ — meaning God-fearing — that there is real evil going on today and that they need to be aware of it.

He said that the evil is now out in the open. The Left, Big Media and others:

aren’t even trying to hide it any more, that’s how bad it is.

George Soros

Someone from The_Donald asked if things would improve once George Soros passes away.

Jones replied that George Soros was one of only several at the top determined to destroy goodness in the world. He said that Soros has his own acolytes prepared to continue the fight. They have a battle plan and know what to do. Even worse, Jones asserted that Soros himself is controlled. He’s not the man in charge. There are people above him exerting their influence.

Jones also downplayed Soros’s influence by saying that although the man lives and breathes, he is spiritually dead, inferring that he really has no meaningful life anyway, so there is no need to worry about him.

Jones calls people to Christ

Jones gave two or three sermonettes on the importance of faith in Jesus Christ.

He was emotional — in his usual way at such points in his monologues — emphasising that the only way anyone can defeat the powers of darkness is through faith in Jesus Christ, God the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Jones is not the biggest churchgoer and, perhaps rightly, finds that Satan lurks in most churches. So he stays away. That said, he does know his Bible and gave an interesting, modern update on what King David faced by way of sin and temptation. He pointed out that when David repented, God filled him with abundant grace and great courage.

Jones said we could learn from King David’s experience; the devil is the one who gets people to doubt whether God will forgive them. Jones said to ignore those doubts. They come from Satan. God forgives.

Therefore, pray regularly and ask for faith.

Jones would have made an excellent preacher. I wish we had thousands of clergymen like him. He spoke the truth. He spoke from the heart. He pulled no punches on explaining the darkness in world today. He explained that Jesus Christ — the Light of the World — is our only means of hope and salvation.

What people can do

Jones said that good people must speak up and tell unworldly people about the dark forces in our society.

He said to first believe in Christ, because without Him we can accomplish nothing. From that, we were to infer that secular humanism will not get the job done.

God-fearing people should start blogs, websites and/or video channels. We all have our own special talents that, with divine grace, we can use to reveal the vagaries of the Left, the globalists and the Deep State.

We must not remain silent. We must speak out. We must resist.

Above, all, if we want to defeat evil, we must be faithful Christians.

By the time I had graduated from university, Steve Jobs was becoming a household name. He managed to have a sociological impact on the American public for reasons which I shall explore below.

Before going into these, I should like to explain that I wasn’t actually going to discuss Jobs’s death. However, having read too many effusive, extreme eulogies, I could no longer contain myself.

My father died when he was only a year older than Steve Jobs — at age 57, just a week short of his 58th birthday. I was 19 at the time.  Experiencing parental death at a relatively early age does take the sentimentality out of subsequent deaths.  It’s the same with Spouse Mouse, who went through the same loss at a similar age and often says, ‘People die’. Having said that, every time someone dies, we are cognisant that someone else has lost a beloved spouse, a devoted parent, a cherished child, a trusted confidant, a best friend, a loyal colleague.

The point I’m making is that we shouldn’t keep falling into the 1997 Princess Diana Death syndrome, which was mawkish in the extreme.  We also would not wish to have people weeping uncontrollably over us.

Back to Steve Jobs, though. The post that took the biscuit — which I didn’t bookmark, by the way — was one from a theonomist (a Christian sharia promoter) who said that Steve Jobs was a ‘man of dominion’.  Give over!  Steve Jobs was a Buddhist and a successful entrepreneur, nothing more!  He was certainly not out selling iPads for the glory of Christ!

It would appear from the news articles that not many remember Jobs’s early days from the 1970s and 1980s.  This was the time which I best remember and share with you below.

Steve Jobs’s accomplishments were tripartite, in my view.  This is not something which you will read anywhere else, but I believe that they were significant for American society and business as a whole.

The rise of the non-WASP American inventor

The two young co-founders of Apple came from a non-WASP background. (Ronald Wayne was the third co-founder.) Jobs had Swiss-German-Syrian ancestry (although he was adopted by the Jobs family). Steve Wozniak is of Polish descent. This is something which Americans from non-WASP backgrounds noted immediately.  It was a big buzz around their dinner tables and at drinks parties.

This non-WASP innovation would have happened sooner or later, but these guys seemed to have come from nowhere with no military engineering or university research IT experience, the kind one associates with such inventions and innovations.

Over three decades later, we are now accustomed to seeing a variety of names linked to computing and technology companies.  A number of them, like Sergey Brin, have emigrated from other countries to head their own ventures in the United States.  Because Jobs was first on the scene to market IT to the masses (see below), he opened up the playing field to outsiders, especially those who were less (or not at all) connected to the military-industrial complex but were simply ordinary guys who loved technology and dabbling in development.

Furthermore, he indirectly interested women in IT.  I knew a girl at the time who was attending university.  She said, ‘When I graduate, I want to be Steve Jobs.’  Although she hardly achieved Jobs’s status, she did have a very successful career working for Andersen Consulting, then freelancing.

Two decades earlier, I remember as a child lamenting to my Catholic parents in the 1960s that I could never become an inventor or an innovator.  They were aghast: ‘Why not?’ I replied, ‘Because you have to be a Protestant and English or Scottish in order to invent anything!’  They concluded, ‘Churchmouse, all you need to do is … build a better mousetrap!’

Ow!

The decline of the IT geek

Until Jobs came along, accounting and IT were really realms of what  Americans used to call the ‘pencil-necked geek’.  They had to be the least sexy professions around and carried a certain stigma for anyone under the age of 25.  Accounting was dry and IT was just, well, weird.  However, whereas accountants were financially savvy and generally retired on a comfortable cushion of cash, only the awkward and friendless went into IT.

Or so we thought.

In the early 1980s, Steve Jobs suddenly transformed the geek into sex god overnight.  He appeared on the cover of or in feature articles of magazines which the general public bought: Time, Newsweek and People.  Suddenly, teenage girls and female university students saw this handsome man and said, ‘I wanna marry Steve Jobs! He’s sooo foxy!’  The apple in the picture was a clincher.  So suggestive, so evocative.   Steve drew the heretofore unheard-of links between technology, manhood and sex.  He had liberated geeks forever!

He had a knack for posing for the camera. Who can forget the many photos of him wearing his bow tie? C’mon, who wore bow ties back then, except one’s grandfather?  For Jobs, though, this was an idea with which he was comfortable. When everyone else was wearing faded lumberjack shirts and jeans to high school in the early 1970s, even for class photos, here’s Steve Jobs’s yearbook picture from Homestead High School in Cupertino, California.  And what is he wearing but a conventional bow tie!  The only time any boy wore a bow tie in the 1970s was at prom night, with one of those outsized papillons which came with the rented tux (or ‘DJ’, for my European readers)!

Making technology appealing

On a serious note, Jobs’s ability to present himself as sartorially elegant, technologically savvy and self-promoting made Apple products appealing. He presented himself and Apple to the American public as an ordinary person would have. He seemed amenable and he made his computers sound interesting.  People wanted to know more about this new, powerful (relatively speaking) machine you could easily use in the office and maybe, if you had enough money, at home.

I used an Apple II early in my career, when Jobs was making the mainstream media rounds. The logo it bore is at the top of the post. That, to me, is the Apple logo.  It doesn’t matter what came before (a funky 70s design) or after (a rather boring silhouette).  Yes, the machine was easy to use.

It became a bit of a conversation piece when I would meet up with family during the holidays.  Someone would say, ‘Churchmouse uses one of those computers — you know, the ones that Steve Jobs makes.’

‘Really? What’s it like?  They say we’ll all be using those someday.  Gee …

I kid you not. I’m recalling things from the early 1980s. Windows was still several years off from becoming mainstream.  IBM PCs were super expensive (not that Apple II’s were cheap).  Most offices were moving to the word processor for general correspondence, but the typewriter and telex were still in use. (The telex was the email of its day — a large roll of tape with tiny holes of code in it was the memory.  Lose the telex printout and you recovered it by feeding the tape through the reader — an arduous process; there were hundreds of messages on one roll.  One labelled the tapes with dates. Heaven forbid that someone tore the tape!) The telefax was starting to appear more and more but was still relatively new.

This new technology — comprising the word processor, Apple II and the telefax — was all big news.  Prior to the Apple II, I’d worked (as a user) on a mainframe using a large CRT (cathode ray tube) — a large ‘terminal’ or a monitor — now a flat screen.

For my younger readers, this will seem unimaginable, but when I was their age, it was nothing short of revolutionary.

Speaking of mainframes, when I was a nipper in the early 1960s, mainframes were huge, gigantic.  The Sperry UNIVAC was a mysterious techological leviathan that few people saw in their lifetimes.  Only qualified professionals could operate and use it.  Things moved on from there.  When I was six or seven, I saw a mainframe up close.  It, too, filled the space of a UNIVAC although I think it was an IBM.  One of my aunts was a comptroller of a large hospital and took a few of us family members on a tour, which included a huge computer room.  That would have been in 1966, if I remember rightly.  There were the men operating and programming it and a few privileged women — ex-secretaries —  running punchcards through with hospital patient records on them.  It was incredible.  But, I digress.

After my Apple II experience, I left that job for another.

Then, something horrible happened.

I got sucked into the dreaded finance-accounting-IT vortex, where I would stay for the next 13 – 14 years. (Back then, IT was under the aegis of the Finance Department.) In the mid-1990s, I was able to segue into a new profession, although still one closely linked to IT.  And, even once I finally made it into marketing full time, it was still IT-related.  Since then, I have been unable to do any creative writing whatsoever.  It has to be strictly factual, otherwise I cannot get it to work.  My creative, fictional juices have been squeezed out by too much logical thought.  On the other hand, my work did pay the bills throughout those many years!

It was around the time I entered this thankless vortex that the press featured articles about disagreements between Jobs and Steve Wozniak.  The people of Polish descent (already 3rd and 4th generation Americans) whom I knew started railing against Steve Jobs.  ‘How dare he pick on Wozniak.  He’s the brains behind Apple! Jobs just swans about the place.’

I had been too busy at work to keep up with all of this and, frankly, at the end of the day, all these products are tools as far as I’m concerned.  So, I asked one of my colleagues — a WASC (White Anglo-Saxon Catholic) — who said, ‘Churchmouse, where have you been?  Everyone knows that Steve Wozniak is the genius.  Jobs is merely the front man drawing people to the product!’

And, lo, shortly afterward, somewhere I read the following quotes, which you can now find on the Apple History page, faithfully compiled by Mac user Markus Ehrenfried. I highly recommend it to those who have no memory of Jobs pre-1995.  Take a look at these:

‘He was the only person I met who knew more about electronics than me.’  — Steve Jobs about Steve Wozniak

‘Steve didn’t know very much about electronics.’ — Steve Wozniak about Steve Jobs

There might have been some humility in Wozniak’s statement, but that was pretty much it for me — and many others — as far as Steve Jobs was concerned.  Jobs’s statement should have ended ‘than I’, the grammatical test being, ‘than I knew about electronics’.

One other thing Steve Wozniak did accomplish, albeit unintentionally, was to put an end to Polish jokes in the United States.  These were simple, often silly, Q-and A-two-liners which Poles told against themselves in a light-hearted, self-effacing manner. For the most part, they were for children, but adults of Polish descent often got a rise out of the jibes, too.  However, Wozniak’s genius status put paid to them, thank goodness.

Conclusion: Steve Jobs was a great front man, a shrewd businessman and on the cutting edge of technological advancement.  However, although he co-developed and owned patents, he cannot be likened to — and, yes, these comparisons have all been made in the past week — Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Johannes Gutenberg, Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Edison.

Steve Jobs — memorable, driven, canny.  He’s helped to leave his technological thumbprint on the world. May he rest in peace.

But let’s stop idolising him.

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