Is America finally waking up to reality?
Here are a few of pieces of anecdotal evidence that suggest the answer is Yes:
1. Alex Jones is talking immigration. Yes, that Alex Jones.
2. A lot of radio stations that used to carry Art Bell/George Noory/Coast-to-Coast and had for a long time are ditching C2C and replacing it with Red Eye Radio, a Dallas based show that has sort of evolved from an overnight show for truckers into a straight up issues show, though it still is meant to appeal to overnight truckers as its advertising is heavily trucker-oriented. Now, nobody should ever mistake Gary McNamara and Eric Harley, the RER hosts, for James Edwards and the late Bill Rolen. But I interpret good vibes from that — People must be getting less interested in UFOs and more interested in real issues. Ironically, George Noory, whom St. Louisans will remember as the host of the solid issues show Nighthawk on 550 KTRS in the late 1990s, and before that, News Director over at Channel 5 (KSDK), edged C2C away from UFOs a bit and more toward hard news after he permanently took the C2C baton from Art Bell. Of course, C2C under Art Bell started out as issues, but he gradually transitioned it to UFOs and paranormal in the 1996-7 time frame, moving the format into his short lived UFO/paranormal oriented Sunday bonus time show Dreamland into his five night a week gig.
3. More and more, I’m reading the commentariat on blogs and websites that are right wing but not-quite-there on race or not racial at all adamantly rule out ever voting for Rand Paul for President, and citing immigration as the reason, and most recently, this.
Am I just imagining things? Are people really sobering up and getting more sane?