"The Matrix was based on real military documents."
Note: This is the last time I'll be devoting a post to Alex Jones on this blog, because I've started up a separate blog just for him: Leaving Alex Jonestown. It won't contain play-by-play analysis of every single one of his broadcoasts, 'cause even I am not masochistic enough to listen to Alex Jones more than 2-3 times a week, but it will contain examinations of his documentaries and some of his more outrageous claims.
As usual, I can't find one shred of information about Alex Jones's latest goofiness. After interviewing Lt. Col. Greg Hapgood of the Iowa National Guard on yesterday's show and giving him a hard time about a training exercise scheduled for April in Arcadia, Iowa, Jones said twice that The Matrix was based on actual government plans (I think he said "military", but I'm not entirely sure; though the Hapgood interview is available, it doesn't include the rest of yesterday's broadcast). Jones says the government has plans to raise humans from birth in tanks, just like the vats of strawberry Jell-O in The Matrix. Frankly, if I had the choice between living in a vat or living on Morpheus's ship, I'd take the vat. That ship makes Das Boot look like a freakin' spa.
Anyway, if any of you can shed any light on this weird little tidbit, kindly let me know. Not so we can defeat the New World Order; just so I can remind myself that Alex Jones is a complete and total dumbass.
On a loosely related note, when o when will conspiranoids stop referencing The Matrix every five minutes? Some conspiracy theorists - Jones among them - continually whine that they aren't being taken seriously. Well, guys, I think that might be (in part) because you won't stop talking about a crappy sci-fi movie that contains some of the most pathetic dialogue in movie history: "I know Kung Fu!" and "Kansas is going bye-bye." It might be (in part) because the movie is a rip-off of Stanislav Lem's novel The Futurological Congress, with some Gnostic symbology and New Age hooey thrown in. Why don't I ever hear conspiranoids talking about Kafka? Pynchon? Pale Fire? I have yet to hear a conspiranoid note the similarities between the conditions of Huxley's utopian Island and his dystopian Brave New World. I'd take Jones et. al. slightly more seriously if they talked about Orwell novels other than 1984.
But only slightly.