Ron Unz has called economist Jeffrey Sachs a “righteous rogue elephant.” The elephant image is an accurate reflection of Sach’s heft and stature in the world of policy-making public intellectuals, while “rogue” nicely summarizes Sachs’ sudden savaging of the Western oligarchy’s party line on COVID origins and the Ukraine war.
While Sachs is a behemoth to the educated elite—or at least he was until he went rogue and the media started pretending he didn’t exist—he never had a regular following of millions the way Elon Musk, Tucker Carlson, and Ye (formerly Kanye West) do. Those three rogue elephants are currently tearing things up in the three-ring media circus where the vast majority of Americans get their infotainment. And the media gatekeepers can’t suppress them the way they’ve been suppressing Sachs. Musk owns Twitter, Carlson has the biggest news show in America, and Ye has a massive fan base that will find him even if they have to track him down on Rumble or Bitchute or the Alex Jones show.
Elon Musk, Chief Twit & Rogue Elephant #1
Musk has been trading punches with the media since he bought Twitter. His most important effort, which he knows might get him assassinated, has been to bring in Matt Taibbi to expose the Twitter Files showing that prior to Musk’s takeover, Twitter was basically a national security state propaganda operation. Recent Taibbi drops reveal that the heads of the FBI, DHS, and the Director of National Intelligence were regularly conferring with Twitter’s former chief censor, Yoel Roth, during the run-up to the 2020 election. It reached the point that Twitter was a de facto FBI subsidiary. So much for the First Amendment.
The recent kerfluffle over the mainstream media’s doxxing Musk and his family’s real-time location (discussed at some length in the above FFWN video) reflects Musk’s well-founded fear of assassination. Highly influential people with large audiences, like the Kennedys, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and perhaps even John Lennon and other cultural figures, have been cut down in their prime by the CIA, the gangster enforcement arm of the oligarchy that rules America and its mainstream media.
Tucker Carlson, Rogue Elephant #2
If Musk became a rogue elephant, and someone who should stay out of small planes, by buying Twitter and exposing its secrets, Tucker Carlson has achieved the same stature by using his Fox News show to expose the CIA’s involvement in the JFK assassination. RFK Jr. responded:
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) December 17, 2022
Ye, Rogue Elephant #3
Even more unmentionable than the national security state’s media control and domestic assassinations is the role of Israel-affiliated Jewish ethnic mafias in America’s deep state. (Whitney Webb manages to make that clear, without using the dreaded J word, in her magisterial One Nation Under Blackmail.)
The issue of Jewish power, suppressed by Jewish power, is suddenly the topic of public conversation thanks to yet another rogue elephant, Kanye “Ye” West. While Jeffrey Sachs is a first-rank public intellectual, and Elon Musk and Tucker Carlson are canny media barkers, Ye is something else entirely: a Christian Carnival King and Truth-Telling Holy Fool.
Ye’s willingness to let Jewish power crucify him for the crime of mentioning its existence is a quintessentially Christian gesture. Just as Jesus was a spiritual rogue elephant who trampled the lies of the Pharisees, Ye is scaring the bejesus out of the ADL pharisees and setting an example for religious people and lovers of truth.
Will the rogue trio of Elon, Tucker, and Ye manage to trample the ringmasters and bring down the big top, Samson-style? How many more rogue elephants will it take to destroy the carnival of lies that is the national security state’s mainstream media propaganda apparatus? Or will the deciding factor not be the wealthy and influential elephants, but the ordinary folks—like the French Yellow Vests—finding creative new ways to make their voices heard?
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.