If you’re unfamiliar with Alex Jones or his lunatic propaganda site, InfoWars, here is a one-minute summary of everything they stand for (if you want a more comprehensive review, John Oliver did a deep dive on Jones on Last Week Tonight).
I’ve seen that clip over a hundred times and I nearly die laughing every time I watch it. It’s the funniest video in the history of the internet. The most passionate man in the world on the topic of frogs’ sexuality is very concerned about what our government slips into our bodies, even if he doesn’t care about what his own company does. Per Gizmodo:
Besides this Neanderthal Pre-Human Drink Powder, another supplement called Myco-ZX, advertised as “potent herbs and enzymes” intended for the “detoxification of yeast and undesirable fungal organisms,” was also determined to have high levels of lead, according to an independent testing by watchdog group the Center for Environmental Health, the findings of which InfoWars has itself based articles on prior.
According to the CEH, which purchased the samples tested directly from the InfoWars online shop, “People who take the Myco-ZX product would ingest more than six times the daily limit for lead under California law.” Those taking Caveman True Paleo would ingest twice the Californian daily lead limit.
According to the Mayo Clinic, these are the signs of someone suffering from lead poisoning. Alex Jones exhibits at least three of these symptoms in that one-minute clip above.
— High blood pressure (always)
— Joint and muscle pain
— Difficulties with memory or concentration (he went from talking about Vietnam to gay frogs)
— Abdominal pain
— Mood disorders (Alex Jones’ entire existence is a mood disorder)
— Reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm
— Miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth in pregnant women
If you’re taking InfoWars supplements, stop, and rejoin the rest of us in reality. Otherwise, watch that clip up above again, and stare into your red-faced and very confused future.
Jacob Weindling is a staff writer for Paste politics. Follow him on Twitter at @Jakeweindling.