Wednesday, February 12, 2014

#913: Jim Marrs

Jim Marrs is a former newspaper journalist and author of books and articles on a wide range of alleged cover-ups and conspiracies. “If it is not an act of God, it is a Conspiracy,” says Marrs – who is not to be confused with the even more incoherent conspiracy theorist Texe Marrs (to be covered next).

Marrs is thus a prominent figure in the JFK conspiracy press, and his book Crossfire was a source for the Oliver Stone film. Marrs has furthermore written books arguing for the existence of government conspiracies regarding aliens, 9/11, telepathy, and various secret societies (you know which). He also taught a class on the Kennedy Assassination at University of Texas at Arlington (clearly not an institution you would go to for a serious education) for 30 years, and is a member of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth. In fact, he appears to be teaching a course on UFOs as well at the aforementioned institution.

Beginning in the 1990s Marrs has been “researching” the “top-secret” government program the Stargate Project, which investigated remote viewing. The military’s adventures into psychic phenomena were of course a miserable trail of failures caused by addle-brained loons such as Albert Stubblebine. According to Marrs, however, the fact that the program appeared to be a ridiculous failure is evidence that the government is covering up its success. In 1997 his investigations of UFOs, Alien Agenda, was published and was apparently a big success. In 2000 Marrs then published Rule by Secrecy, a novel (though Marrs doesn’t recognize it as such) claiming to trace a hidden history connecting modern secret societies to ancient and medieval times – it is apparently an inspiration for various programs on TV channels without integrity, such as the History Channel. Finally, his 2003 book The War on Freedom (later The Terror Conspiracy) proposed various conspiracies surrounding the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, and was apparently something of a success as well. More recent books include The Rise of the Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Take Over America and Rule by Secrecy: The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids. He currently runs his own radio program, “A View from Marrs”, on the Jeff Rense Radio network (which is generally considered evidence that his bullshit turned out to be too idiotic even for Alex Jones).

Diagnosis: Yet another moron who is proudly unencumbered by those oppressive means of government propaganda: facts, truth, evidence, reason, coherence or plausibility. Since those things are apparently too difficult for quite a number of people, Marrs is enjoying quite a bit of success.