Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, August 23, 2010
One of the primary characters in Glenn Beck’s New York Times number one bestselling novel The Overton Window is blatantly a caricature of our own Alex Jones, according to a reader who sent us his review of the book. Jones is fictionalized as “Daniel Baily,” the patriot movement leader who tries to prevent the U.S. government from carrying out a false flag terror attack on Los Angeles.
Beck describes his book as a work of “faction,” fiction based on facts, and accordingly many of the characters in the novel are people plucked from the real world with only their names changed.
The novel’s plot centers around an evil public relations firm that works with Homeland Security and the CIA to collapse America from within. “An unprecedented attack on U.S. soil shakes the country to the core and puts into motion a frightening plan, decades in the making, to transform America and demonize all those who stand in the way. Amidst the chaos, many don’t know the difference between conspiracy theory and conspiracy fact–or, more important, which side to fight for,” states the Amazon.com promo for the book.
The character of Daniel Baily could merely be considered to be a construct of different people, Alex Jones amongst them, unless it was for a very specific detail contained in the plot that is a giveaway as to the fact that Beck based the character on Jones.
“The book begins with a meeting between a PR firm and members of Homeland Security trying to squash the leak of the MIAC report. The PR firm boasts that they have successfully prevented the Washington Post from publishing the story,” writes Ed Clarkson.
“Unbeknownst to the PR firm, there is a “patriot” mole amongst them, and she leaks the MIAC report to Daniel Baily (Alex) and he exposes it at a widely attended patriot movement meeting.”
The MIAC report was a real document put out by the Missouri Information Analysis Center, a public safety partnership consisting of local, state and federal agencies, that characterized gun owners, Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, constitutionalists, and anyone who believes in a new world order or a one world government as domestic terrorists. The document was widely reported on at the time of its release and caused uproar amongst conservative news outlets and activists.
The MIAC report was originally leaked to Alex Jones by an anonymous Missouri police officer in March 2009. Alex Jones was the source of the story after he had obtained the document from a whistleblower, mirroring almost precisely the plot in Beck’s book. This, allied with almost every other facet of the character’s involvement in the story, including the fact that Baily is depicted as the “father of the “radical’ patriot movement, with a wide following of his videos on the Internet,” strongly indicates that “Daniel Baily” is none other than Alex Jones.
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According to Clarkson, the “patriot movement” along with Daniel Baily are portrayed by Beck in a positive light throughout the book, and indeed Baily becomes the hero of the story when he sacrifices himself to prevent the government from setting off a nuclear device in Los Angeles by detonating the bomb in the desert. This also borrows heavily from a plot focused around the character of Jack Bauer in the drama series 24.
However, perhaps the biggest twist contained in the book does not occur during the course of the actual story itself, but in an afterword in which Beck completely distances himself from the notion that any of the material is accurate, despite him describing the book as a work of “faction”.
“In the “afterword” of the book, he makes a feeble attempt to discredit some of the damning info revealed in the book,” writes Clarkson. “He dismisses the 7/7 war gaming as a coincidence. He also dismisses the Army’s advertisement for internment and resettlement specialists by citing our armed forces mission of bringing democracy to lands afar, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. He dismisses the fact that such policies will be used here on the homeland.”
So why does it matter that a caricature of Alex Jones is one of the main players in Glenn Beck’s new book? Primarily it goes to show that Alex and his message, via your activism, is now firmly woven into the fabric of American political discourse. Beck has an audience of millions and wields a significant, albeit somewhat declining, influence on the body politic.
Secondarily it again highlights the baffling disconnect between Beck’s often accurate and compelling message that a new world order is trying to destroy America from within, and his contradictory debunking of the issues that form that assault – FEMA camps, false flag terror, and a multitude of other facets of the new world order agenda.
Is Glenn Beck a genuinely concerned patriot who is just afraid of losing his media platform if he goes all the way? Is he merely an opportunist out to make money from paranoia about the obvious and very real collapse of America? Or is he a pied piper, gaining trust from the patriot movement by putting out a good message only to later lead them astray?
We have been told by several highly placed and credible sources at Fox News that Beck has a team of researchers whose primary role is to listen to and read Alex Jones’ material from his radio show and websites. This obviously suggests that Beck and Fox News are obsessed with Jones’ material because they are trying to gain the trust of Jones’ growing audience in an effort to exalt Beck as a Jones counterfeit and misdirect the patriot movement. The fact that Beck is constantly attacked by the establishment left only increases his credibility amongst conservatives.
With world government advancing as the economy goes into meltdown, Americans are waking up to the new world order agenda in droves, thanks in part to Alex Jones and the work of Infowarriors worldwide. The only way Glenn Beck can stay relevant is to identify with these people by mixing in some truth with his message.
Beck puts out the information in a fictional context and then adds a disclaimer at the end in order to psychologically inoculate people against the fact that everything he talks about in the book is really happening. This ‘revelation of the method’ technique allows him to gain the trust of his audience and then steer them in the direction he wants.
From everything we’ve seen it appears as though Beck is trying to sit on both sides of the fence at the same time, and in doing so is playing a very dangerous game with his masters at Fox News. We all choose sides in life, and whatever the truth really is surrounding Beck’s motivations, we hope for his sake that he has chosen the right side.
Ed Clarkson’s full review of The Overton Window, which was sent to us via email, is republished below.
As strange as it sounds, Alex is one of the main characters in Glenn Beck’s novel The Overton Window. Stranger yet, he is the hero of the book.
By definition, a novel is fiction, but Beck classifies the work as faction; a fictional work based on fact, with the names changed to protect the innocent (and the guilty). So while Alex isn’t specifically named, the character, Daniel Baily, is depicted as the father of the “radical’ patriot movement, with a wide following of his videos on the Internet. If in fact the book is based on fact, Daniel Baily could only be Alex. If you read the book, you will see what I mean.
By radical patriots, I mean us conspiracy nuts that think there is an elite cabal intent on creating a “New World Order”. The same radical patriots that Beck mocks on his radio and TV programs. However, the book portrays the patriot movement in a very favorable (favourable for you Brits) light.
The favorable mention is more than superficial in support of the plot. He cites the MIAC report, REX 84, the Northwoods document, and the fact that the London bombings on 7/7 were war-gamed before (and during) the attack He also references the US army’s web site advertisement for internment and resettlement specialists..
The book begins with a meeting between a PR firm and members of Homeland security trying to squash the leak of the MIAC report. The PR firm boasts that they have successfully prevented the Washington Post from publishing the story.
Unbeknownst to the PR firm, there is a “patriot” mole amongst them, and she leaks the MIAC report to Daniel Baily (Alex) and he exposes it at a widely attended patriot movement meeting.
In an attempt at damage control, the PR firm uses (police?) provocateurs to disrupt the meeting and beats and arrests hundreds of participants. That would have been the end of the story, except the son of the PR firm’s owner was romantically involved with the PR firm’s mole.
This relationship leads to the patriot movement learning the detailed plans for instituting a New World Order. In another attempt at damage control, the PR firm ( in cahoots with Homeland Security and the CIA) arranges a nuclear attack on Las Vegas. Daniel Baily (Alex) discovers this fact.
Daniel Baily manages to detonate the nuke in the desert (at the cost of his life), but in the end, even that is depicted as a terrorist attack.
I don’t know where to place Beck. Listening to him, he seems to be awakening. He speaks of the new world order and eugenics. When you add in the information he provides in his book, it is obvious that he “gets it”.
In the “afterword” of the book, he makes a feeble attempt to discredit some of the damning info revealed in the book. He dismisses the 7/7 war gaming as a coincidence. He also dismisses the Army’s advertisement for internment and resettlement specialists by citing our armed forces mission of bringing democracy to lands afar, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. He dismisses the fact that such policies will be used here on the homeland.
Is he an unwitting dupe? A willing dupe? Is he, like so many people I talk to, unwilling to believe that our leaders are capable of such unspeakable crimes? Perhaps he realizes that if he comes clean it would cost him his multi million $ job. Only he knows the answers to these questions, but I urge him to come to the light.
If he is not yet aware of Beck’s book, Alex needs to be given a heads up. I look forward to Alex’s take on his role in Beck’s book.