Alex Jones Now Becomes Anti-Semtitic?
On his radio show Tuesday, the conspiracy theorist claimed that the Emmanuel brothers run a seedy challah cabal
There’s a conspiracy afoot! So says alt-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who recently shared his belief that there’s a “Jewish Mafia” actively trying to scam and hurt Americans. “I mean it’s not that Jews are bad; it’s just they are the head of the Jewish Mafia in the United States,” Jones said during Tuesday’s edition of his educational program “The Alex Jones Show.”
“They run Uber. They run the health care. They’re going to scam you. They’re going to hurt you.”
The tinfoiled host ad libbed a scattershot monologue about the Jewish brothers Ari, Ezekiel and Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, warning his listeners of the apparent dangers they pose.
If this sounds anti-Semitic to you, you’re not alone. Jones prefaced his impressive rant by acknowledging that he is frequently called anti-Semitic. “They’re always trying to claim that if I talk about the world government and corruption, I’m anti-Semitic,” Jones said.
As with most Jonesian rants, what followed was a string of sentences that mostly led nowhere, interrupted by outbursts about George Soros’ being a Nazi collaborator. Apart from his denial that the moon landing ever took place, Jones’ favorite conspiracy theory has involved a New World Order, supposedly run by Jews with sinister intentions. Toward the end of the segment, Jones seemed to have come to terms with his anti-Semitism. “I mean it’s, like, if being against Jews that are weirdo Nazi collaborators and gangsters makes me anti-Semitic, then fine,” Jones said. “I’m not against Jews, but at a certain point, when you people call you out, I’ve been called out in hundreds of newspapers in the last month, as being anti-Semitic, because I talk about a global, corporate combine.”So, obviously this article is a wee biased. Among other things, Jones did not talk about the moon landing. That's obviously a common trope to make "conspiracy theorists" look nutty.
The full text of Jones' remarks can be seen here.
And while he says not all Jews are bad, he has nothing against Jews, he is definitely playing off anti-Jewish ideas here. Certainly he is hinting that Jews secretly control the world.
Well, so what? He's a conspiracy theorist. Why am I even bringing this up?
It's just kind of amusing because for a long time, Jones was criticized by other conspiracy theorists for NOT criticizing Jews, not talking about their involvement in 9/11 or not talking about the Holocaust.
So along with his new found love of Trump, and his emerging presence in mainstream politics, Jones is playing up more of a Jewish conspiracy theory, at the same time he's downplayed all his theories about false-flags and 9/11 being an inside job.
It's very odd.