Alex Jones—the noted conspiracy theory and dubious health supplement pusher who founded InfoWars—lashed out at his viewers, demanding that they buy his products as a matter of "life and death."
In a video posted to Twitter, Jones ranted that his viewers should also give donations to fight the “war against you and your family of inflation and collapse."
For many, it seemed unclear what influenced Jones' outburst or his request that viewers also donate to longtime Republican political consultant Roger Stone's legal defense fund. Stone s icurrently under investigation for his role influencing the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers in their paritcipation in the January 2021 Capitol riot.
Stone also received a 40-month prison sentence on charges he obstructed an official proceeding, made false statements and engaged in witness tampering but his sentence was ultimately commuted by former President Donald Trump, who later pardoned Stone altogether.
You can hear what Jones said in the video below.
Screaming \u201cthis is all out war!\u201d Alex Jones and Roger Stone tell their followers that the only way to win the war against evil Democrats is to send them money and buy their products.pic.twitter.com/WgSHcyhp1f— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1652354918
"[Support] our guests because everyone we have on is fighting with everything they have got. This is a war against you and your family of inflation and collapse."
"They know everyone is going to wake up in the midst of it and that is why they want to silence the leaders because they think they can then defeat you."
"So when you keep us in the fight, you keep yourself in the fight and this is life and death." ...
"Go to the Stone Defense Fund and make a donation to him because he is a gladiator and a champion in the fight."
Last month, three companies affiliated with Jones filed for Chapter 11 protection on Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, according to court documents.
Jones has sought to avoid paying damages in relation to defamation lawsuits from families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, which Jones has long claimed was a hoax.
Jones' rant quickly went viral and made him the subject of significant mockery online.
All you ever need to know about Alex Jones, in 45 seconds. This is his entire shtickhttps://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— Ducks and Pencils (@Ducks and Pencils) 1652466941
Human behavior is so fascinating to me. What makes a person listen to this and think \u201cyes, this sounds like truth and light to me, I think I\u2019ll send him $1000 and another grand to Roger Stone.\u201d Meanwhile I watch and feel sick. Why?https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— James Bramble (@James Bramble) 1652466659
He is literally going to have a stroke on his channel live, in front of everyone, while he does this. Look at his face, the ugliness and hate.https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— debbers (@debbers) 1652454384
This guy is nuts. Look at how his face gets all red.https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— suzyaz (@suzyaz) 1652457778
How has he not given himself a heart attack yet?https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— @...and the sun will fucking rise... (@@...and the sun will fucking rise...) 1652458334
This man definitely needs a chill pill and a brain https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— MW77 (@MW77) 1652460262
They're wrong of course. The only way to win the war against evil Democrats it to send *me* your money so that I can redo my bathroom.\n\nTo own the libs, of course.https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— Sam Brunson (@Sam Brunson) 1652460860
Soooo\u2026Alex Jones has filed bankruptcy.\nThat\u2019s why he wants you to send him your money.\nThis time.https://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— EllenFromTexas \ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b (@EllenFromTexas \ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b) 1652450793
Alex Jones. Pronounced: giv-mee-muh-neehttps://twitter.com/ronfilipkowski/status/1524713155179560961\u00a0\u2026— Brian (@Brian) 1652469614
Jones has come under fire for selling bogus products on his site before.
In March 2020, New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered Jones to stop selling and promoting fake COVID-19 treatments including colloidal silver. He claimed a number of the supplements he sells act as a “stopgate” against the virus.
Colloidal silver, comprised of tiny silver particles suspended in liquid, is the same metal used in jewelry, dental fillings and silverware. Manufacturers of the supplement have claimed it can boost the immune system and even cure cancer.
However, as noted by The Mayo Clinic, "no sound scientific studies evaluating these health claims have been published in reputable medical journals."
In fact, scientists and medical professionals know plenty about colloidal silver–including it can actually turn people's skin blue.
The condition, called argyria, is a blue-gray discoloration of the skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and gums due to a buildup of silver in the body. In rare cases, high doses of colloidal silver can cause seizures and organ damage.