Alex Jones Says He's Considering Eating Neighbors If COVID-19 Lockdown Continues

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Think you’re going stir crazy from the coronavirus lockdown? Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones can probably top whatever disturbing thoughts you might be having.

He said on his far-right radio talk show Friday that he’s willing to go full cannibal.

If COVID-19 shutdowns continue, he said, he has “extrapolated this out” and may have to resort to drastic and disgusting methods of survival.

“I’ll admit it. I will eat my neighbors,” Jones said, predicting a dystopian future plagued by food shortages.

“I won’t have to for a few years ’cause I got food and stuff ― but I’m literally looking at my neighbors now and going, ’I’m ready to hang ’em up and gut ’em and skin ’em. My daughters aren’t starving to death. I will eat my neighbors. ... I will.”

Although Jones’ admission could make neighborhood watch meetings awkward, he said he plans on gobbling “globalists” who imposed the lockdowns first.

“You think I like sizing up my neighbor?!” Jones bellowed. “I’m gonna haul him up by a chain and chop his ass up! I’ll do it! My children aren’t going hungry! I’ll eat your ass! And that’s what I want the globalists to know — I will eat your ass first!”

It’s unlikely Jones will ever go hungry, thanks to a fortune amassed in part through scams like selling fake coronavirus cures. He was ordered to pay Sandy Hook elementary school parents $100,000 for legal fees last year in a lawsuit they filed over his lies that the 2012 school massacre was a hoax.

Here’s a clip from his radio show diatribe on neighborliness:

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Some offered Jones food for thought.

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Others suggested Jones may regret his raw remarks.

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Cannibalistic practices date back at least 800,000 years, according to anthropologists. In fact, <a href="a href="http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.1086/653807?uid=3739560&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=47698951913277" target="_hplink"" target="_hplink">fossilized human remains</a> suggest that early Europeans hunted and ate each other frequently. (Photo: a model of a female homo antecessor practicing cannibalism on display in an exhibit of the Fundación Atapuerca in Spain).
Cannibalistic practices date back at least 800,000 years, according to anthropologists. In fact, fossilized human remains suggest that early Europeans hunted and ate each other frequently. (Photo: a model of a female homo antecessor practicing cannibalism on display in an exhibit of the Fundación Atapuerca in Spain).
Fossilized human remains found in a ditch in southern Germany could serve as evidence of mass cannibalism in the Early Neolithic Era, according to <a href="http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/083/ant0830968.htm" target="_hplink">research published in Antiquity</a> in 2009. (Photo: bones, discovered in Herxheim, indicate that the bodies were first butchered, and heads were skinned).
Fossilized human remains found in a ditch in southern Germany could serve as evidence of mass cannibalism in the Early Neolithic Era, according to research published in Antiquity in 2009. (Photo: bones, discovered in Herxheim, indicate that the bodies were first butchered, and heads were skinned).
In the early 1500s, European explorers documented cannibalistic rituals among various native tribes in the Americas. (Photo: depiction of cannibalism in the Americas, attributed to Italian explorer <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=qd1cL6KPZzAC&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq=vespucci+and+cannibalism&source=bl&ots=G3NlmLt4aO&sig=EONwYzF4MzppbPSWGHM9QKgt3ts&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wFqpT9PSLemQiALDnIy5Ag&ved=0CFwQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=vespucci and cannibalism&f=false" target="_hplink">Amerigo Vespucci</a>).
In the early 1500s, European explorers documented cannibalistic rituals among various native tribes in the Americas. (Photo: depiction of cannibalism in the Americas, attributed to Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci).
In the 1920s, when a famine hit areas of Russia, multiple acts of cannibalism were recorded. "Parents kill children," wrote one reporter in The New York Times in May 1922. (Photo: victims of the famine in Russia collected at a cemetery).
In the 1920s, when a famine hit areas of Russia, multiple acts of cannibalism were recorded. "Parents kill children," wrote one reporter in The New York Times in May 1922. (Photo: victims of the famine in Russia collected at a cemetery).

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