Beyonce is always good for bringing out the conspiracy theorists. Which brings us to conspiracy kingpin Alex Jones, who came right out on April 25 and called Bey’s new album a CIA-backed plot to start a race war. Jones delivered his theory via an unhinged 18-minute live rant on Facebook.
“She sits there with this rage, this you know, great actress. ‘Police, you’re the enemy of my people’ and baseball bats and everything. So young people go out, act like maniacs and try to start a race war in this country. Not that the police are perfect, they’re part of the same government. But the government at the top is funding a rebellion at the bottom to cause a civil war.”
After that, Jones takes viewers over to his “proof”: a bunch of Google searches and old news articles. He reads portions of the article to his viewers (because nobody clicks on a video if they want to read) before landing on the idea that Beyonce is an “urban terrorist” in her latest video.
“This is her latest video. Blowing stuff up, beating everything up, smashing vehicles and it’s all about men,” Jones said. “First, it’s hate the cops. Now, it’s the ultimate feminist video, being hailed. She just hates men and runs around with a crazed look on her face.”
He returns to Beyonce’s face several times, even asking viewers to look at a photo of Beyonce sneering during an “anti-police” Super Bowl performance. Nevermind that the photo in question is from Beyonce’s first Super Bowl performance in 2013. Can’t let the facts get in the way of a good old fashioned conspiracy. Jones doesn’t think it’s possible that Beyonce looks angry because she’s upset over her relationship with her husband, also known as the theme of the entire album. This might be a case of only having a hammer.
That’s before he gets to the meat of his point, that hip-hop and R&B artists are conspiring to “make white people racist” so that we can be divided and conquered by “globalists.” If you can watch the whole thing without feeling ill, you’re probably a lizard person.