Fractures in the Truth Movement, Part 4: Tabloids and the Alternative Press
Henry “Wacko” Makow Officially Falls Off His Rocker
February 22nd, 2012
“There was a crooked man
Who walked a crooked mile
And found a crooked sixpence
Beside a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat
And it caught a crooked mouse
And they all lived together
In his little crooked house”
—anonymous English nursery rhyme
Well, it’s been two and a half years since part 1 of this series, and it appears a few of my predictions have come to pass, in one form or another. An enormous gulf has appeared in the supposed “truth movement,” or, as I call it, the Generational Freedom Movement (GFM). To be specific, many gulfs have appeared between many factions in the GFM. The danger is of everyone interested in the truth uniting under one flag. This is akin to losing the war. One group, with one leader, is easy to destroy. Many groups, with many leaders, are much harder to destroy. When a thousand nails are hammered into a board, and only one is sticking up, it is easy to hammer it down. But when a hundred of those nails are sticking up, it’s a much bigger job. In other words, be one of those nails that sticks up and makes it just that much more difficult for our enemies to get their job done…
So in that sense these fractures in the GFM are a good thing–a necessary thing, even. Disinformation is a tricky subject, especially when you’re mainly dealing with people you don’t know personally. Even though most people can’t help but let a little of their true selves show in their writing, it is still impossible to know for sure who you’re dealing with over the internet. Then again, isn’t that the case in real life anyway? People in general are terrified of projecting their true inner selves, and spend inordinate amounts of time and money creating walls to block their real selves from the world. My point is that our best tool in this war is our own common sense. If you don’t mind hearing some advice, trust your common sense more than what you see or hear, both of which can be manipulated.
To reiterate: it’s hard to know for sure who you’re dealing with in the GFM. Sometimes authentic truth seekers can be turned into agents of the enemy. Sometimes they were agents of the enemy from the very start. Sometimes they really seem like agents of the enemy, but aren’t.
Agents of the Enemy
Before I get ahead of myself, however, I’d better define what I mean by “agent of the enemy.” There are two basic varieties (though there are exceptions, of course): 1) the willful agent, and 2) the unwitting agent.
The willful agent purposely promotes the various “causes” our enemies promote, and decries the various causes our enemies decry. They either do it as a job/career, or they are passionate enough in the cause to promote it in their spare time. To an experienced truth hunter, they are pretty easy to spot, though the effectiveness of these agents varies greatly…
The unwitting agent is someone typically described as “brainwashed” by our enemies. To state the obvious, they spout the opinions desired by our enemies, and are passionate about the topics our enemies want them to be passionate about. To even the dilettante truth hunter, they are hard not to spot…
Both types of agents are dangerous to our side. But the willful agents are a constant threat, because they actually sow dissent on our side. They are willing to lie in any capacity to further their “cause.” They fight either in the pursuit of money, or in the belief that their ends justify their means.
Introducing Henry Makow, Anti-Feminist
No one knew who Henry Makow was (though you’ll know he created the board game Scruples within approximately three seconds if you read any article of his, because he mentions it in pretty much every article he writes) until 2002, when Jeff Rense of Rense.com started linking to Makow’s site, which at first focused mainly on anti-feminism. For many years a banner (which is no longer there) at the top of his site read “Fighting Feminism and the New World Order.” Now the man rarely discusses feminism in his writing, and few of his contributors’ articles are about the feminist hoax.
In any case, his original site, called “savethemales,” magically started receiving a phenomenal amount of traffic once Jeff Rense started linking to it. And according to the Way Back Machine (aka The Internet Archive), which takes “snapshots” of websites every once in a while to preserve them for the public,Rense.com began listing “Henry Makow” as a contributor in November of 2002. Again according to the Way Back Machine, Henry Makow’s special section at Rense.com lasted at least until November of 2011(that’s as recent as the Way Back Machine records at the moment). That entire time, Jeff Rense has probably been responsible for most of the traffic at Henry Makow’s site, and as far as anyone knows, has never asked for anything from Makow in return. Again, Makow’s traffic shot up dramatically after Rense began linking to his site. Something tells me it’s going to drop dramatically now that Rense will no longer link to it…
In the early days of Rense linking to Makow, Makow promoted himself as a former Jew turned Christian, and often used Christianity to justify his outrageously stringent views on a woman’s place in the household. Though very opinionated (sometimes to the point of seeming insane), his original articles rang true with more than a few males (and females). I thought he focused overly on feminism, to the point that it seemed he had something against women, but I liked his writing style, and he seemed harmless enough. I don’t agree with everything anyone says, so I don’t expect to see eye to eye with anyone completely.
After a couple years of this, he started focusing more on the supposed collusion of what he calls “the Christian Illuminati” and Zionism. He had always been pretty open about Zionism in general, which was another thing I’d respected about the man originally. But after some time, it became obvious he was using this anti-Zionist stance to reach certain audiences within the GFM–namely the audience he had gained thanks to Jeff Rense. He started tying everything to this premise, and anyone but a moron should know one can’t approach a subject with an open mind if one starts with the conclusion. This was when I became disenchanted with the man as an author and “researcher.” I had begun to seriously wonder about Henry Makow…
Around this time is when Makow started posting “contributor” articles. His personal articles began to sound more and more paranoid, and were less and less about feminism. He chose rather to focus on wacko Satanists and evil Christian Zionists. Most of these contributor articles were (and still are) ill-researched, not sourced, and just crappy writing in general.
The article that broke the camel’s back for me was an article Makow himself wrote on August 22nd, 2009, entitled “Boy Scouts-Model of Masonic Subversion?” in which he basically accuses Robert Baden Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts, of being a homosexual pedophile who started the Boy Scouts as a front so him and his elite buddies could have access to little boys. But there was absolutely no substance to, or evidence (let alone proof) of, the accusations he was making against Powell. It was simple character assassination.
Being someone who gained a lot in my life through my years in the Boy Scouts, I felt the need to point out Makow’s specious reasoning, and to set the record straight. I wrote a rebuttal in the form of an article the same day entitled “Has Henry Makow Lost His Mind? Makow Points the ‘Freemasonic’ Finger at the Boy Scouts of America.” From that day on, I never read Henry Makow’s writing again.
Henry Makow and the Hand That Fed Him
As he has revealed in the last couple weeks, Jeff Rense was having the same growing reservations I was about Henry Makow over the last few years. Before the matter became public, Rense sent Makow an email informing him that, though he’d still link to the articles Makow himself wrote, he no longer wanted to link to Makow’s contributor articles. This sent Makow into a blind rage which he seems to still be in the depths of.
Like the rest of the growing list of supposed “truth movement leaders” who have nutted up on Jeff Rense out of the blue in the last year or two, Makow’s tyrade rings of tried and true zionist tactics straight out of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. It’s getting unbelievable at this point.
There are few explanations of Makow’s behavior beyond the obvious choices, which I listed above, in the section called “Agents of the Enemy.” Makow has been co-opted in one fashion or another, plain and simple. I have no idea what may have happened to make him turn from what he was in 2002 to what he is now, but it’s obvious something has happened. Why would any sane person completely burn the only bridge they ever had to international exposure in the alternative press for such an asinine reason? Many people would absolutely love to have Jeff Rense regularly link to their writing.
Makow has spent the last week spewing juvenile lies about Jeff Rense, and even has the balls to criticize Rense’s personal life, like that has anything to do with the GFM. Here are a few examples of Makow’s post titles in the last week (I won’t do Makow the favor of linking to them):
Jeff Rense is “The Bachelor.”
Jeff Rense — Please get professional help immediately — This is very painful
Jeff Rense has been married 5-10 times.
Rense Steps in It
Some of these tall tales would be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that this is Henry Makow’s feeble attempt to destroy another man’s career–another man who seemingly did nothing but help him get exposure. Henry Makow seems to have devolved from a scholarly–though reactionary and extremely opinionated–researcher to a raving lunatic in a matter of ten years. I mean, did he just go off his meds or something? The gradual decline he was headed down for years all of a sudden turned into a giant pile of dog shit, and Henry “Wacko” Makow fell in face first…
So I have to ask myself: why the charade? Was he planning this reaction if Rense ever decided to axe him or his “contributors?” Was he told to react this way? Was he told not to react this way? Did he just lose it? There are a lot of questions all of a sudden that I’d like answered about old Wacko Mackow. Whereas I just didn’t care about him any longer after the Boy Scouts crap, now I have become interested. I’ve been asking myself for a couple years now why the hell Jeff Rense still linked to Makow’s site, but the answer turned out to be far more intriguing than i thought it would. Henry Makow went (in my book anyway) from being a kooky anti-feminist Canadian guy who was very very proud of his achievements in the field of board games, to yet another ranting, salivating wingnut slinging mud at Jeff Rense.
So about the charade: I guess we’re going to have to wait and see for sure what the real deal is (if we ever find out), but my opinion is that it is pretty obvious Makow was co-opted at the very latest at some point in 2009, if not from the very beginning of his “truth-telling” career. Whether he or a loved one was threatened, or a financial fortune was threatened, etc., I do not know, but something has finally exploded from the dirty little closet it was hiding in inside Henry Makow’s mind, and it seems he would love to take Jeff Rense with him.
As the character assassins line up one after the other to destroy the big names in the GFM, they really turn out to be more akin to character suicide bombers. The problem for them is that their bombs are only killing themselves, and are missing their targets entirely. These people are not viewed as martyrs, but as traitors. And we all know (or we all should know anyway) what happened to Benedict Arnold after he went to the side of the British during the Revolutionary War. He was made a redcoat general, but no one trusts a traitor, and he was an outcast in the British Army, and given no meaningful commissions. Second Lieutenants didn’t even want to know him. He simply succeeded in making his name as associated with betrayal as Q-Tip brand cotton swabs are associated with cotton swabs.
We are remembered for our actions first, and for our words or ideas later, if at all. Lies have a beginning and an end just like anything in this universe. The longer they are maintained, the moldier and more decrepit they become. And it’s got to be very difficult to hold on to moldy old decrepit lies. Eventually the liar must let go of the lie, even if death has to take it from him. In short, Henry Makow was doomed from the start to be exposed as the cockroach he is. We should all be grateful he didn’t take anyone else down with him, unless of course you include the clique of zionist agents–I mean, uhh, “contributors”–he has “working for him.”
“You are simply a liar,
An animal who bluffs and steals,
Until he becomes
A bigger creature’s meal”
—Jeffrey Lee Pierce
© Brandon Dean, 2012