Another Monday, another bit of crazy just for you.
If you’re not aware of who Alex Jones is, well, he’s America’s “best” conspiracy theorist. Here’s how Wikipedia describes him:
Jones has been the center of many controversies, including his controversial statements about gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. He has accused the US government of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing, the September 11 attacks and the filming of fake Moon landings to hide NASA’s secret technology. He believes that government and big business have colluded to create a New World Order through “manufactured economic crises, sophisticated surveillance tech and—above all—inside-job terror attacks that fuel exploitable hysteria”. Jones describes himself as a libertarian, paleoconservative and an “aggressive constitutionalist”.
So perhaps it’s unsurprising to see a video as crazy as this one, in which he dons what appears to be a Star Trek (TOS) “Gorn” mask and a top hat, and role-plays as (I guess?) a “reptilian” telling you the Affordable Care Act is a good thing. It’s… well, go watch it yourself. The truly surprising thing is just how long he’s at it.
Happy Monday, everyone.
Richard Ford Burley is a writer and doctoral candidate at Boston College, as well as an editor at Ledger, the first academic journal devoted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In his spare time he writes about science, skepticism, feminism, and futurism here at This Week In Tomorrow.