Spotify users are threatening to boycott the service if it does not remove content produced by Infowars, a nationally known trove of conspiracy theorists, which resulted in a two-part meltdown from Alex Jones that contained a multitude of passions including despair, rage, and unfettered pity.
Yesterday, Jones spent a good chunk of time broadcasting on his Infowars network complaining about the fact that we noticed his network’s shows on Spotify, despite the fact that the content of the programs clearly violates Spotify’s own rules for content hosting, and that some users have decided to boycott the platform until his shows are removed. In two separate broadcasts, Jones responds to those boycotts by threatening to shut down his show, insulting his fan base and crying for the camera.
“I’ve run my course, not with the censorship and the attacks, but I just belong to some other age, I guess. Because there isn’t any immediacy, there isn’t any concern. There’s just kind of jellyfish brain where initiatives mean nothing. We have total illegal censorship going on. We have them bragging about it. We have them dead to rights. No one will attack,” Jones said.
Jones then lashed out against his fan base for not activating to undermine his detractors.
“I’m not that damn smart. You know how easy this is? Jesus! But no one wants to do it,” Jones yelled, at one point flying out of his seat. “No one has the instinct or the will to execute anything real. They only execute failure over and over and over again. Begetting the failure, begetting it, as the public begins to look like servile hippopotamuses, lobotomized … And then I just come to the realization [that] out of trillions of worlds, we’re going to probably die. Everything we did as species, all of our beauty and all of our goodness, will just fail and we’re going to go down the tubes because a bunch of inbred child molesters in Hollywood had some psychotic dream that they wanted to kill everybody.”
Jones took to the air later that afternoon to elaborate on the Spotify boycotts more directly and he briefly working himself up into tears.
“You’ve betrayed your birthright to your family, to everything people did for you, you piss on it and you shit on it and you think you’re strong because you did something bad, and then you sit there when we’re two inches away from collapsing like Venezuela—there will be death in the streets, millions [will] starve to death, it’ll never be on the news—and you’ll be so stupid you’ll never even know how you shit on everything good, how you crapped all over your birthright when it was handed to you on a golden platter,” a choked-up Jones said.