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."
Watch a video of Jones' rant below, courtesy of Media Matters:
Jones has made a name for himself this year, attaining a heightened platform during the current election cycle thanks to Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has often spewed loony theories that originated from Jones' radio show.
Trump’s relationship with Jones is not just superficial. The GOP nominee appeared on Jones’ show in December, where he touted the host’s “amazing” reputation. After the first presidential debate, Trump gleefully adopted Jones’ theory that Hillary Clinton was on drugs during the debate.