Controversial social media personality Alex jones, made a triumphant return to the Joe Rogan experience podcast just recently, where he discussed Bitcoin, crypto-currencies and his foe George Soros among a host of other things.
Alex Jones famed for his own InfoWars podcast, where he has been accused of peddling crazy conspiracy theories as well as open knuckle attacks on his enemies, suggested that billionaire George Soros had reached out to him through intermediaries, in a bid to cool the relentless attacks on him by Jones. According to Jones, part of the deal was for him to advertise, or in Jones’ own words ‘pump’ Bitcoin.
His exact words in the #1255th episode of the Joe Rogan experience were;
“I got told eight years ago – I got told by two different people, two very well-known rich people, they said: ‘George Soros likes you. He wants to work with you… [as does] Alexander Soros… you just need to stop attacking him… and by the way, we want you to pump Bitcoin.’”
He then revealed that he had been offered quite a healthy sum in Bitcoin and not fiat or dollars to pump Bitcoin. He said;
“I got offered at the time about five million dollars’ worth of Bitcoin – I think it was about $38 million by the time it got there (the peak), and I refused it.”
Despite these under handed dealings and attempts to buy his loyalty using Bitcoin, Jones said that he hadn’t put off the idea of crypto-currency entirely. According to Alex Jones;
“I believe in crypto-currencies. I believe it’s the future. We have a private federal reserve that’s all fiat – I’m not judging anybody, I’m just saying: be careful.”
His frequent discussions with Peter Schiff have drawn in audiences and led to revelations such as a 1 million a month deal inorder to pump Bitcoin. He said that when that offer was made, he immediately took it as a sign that the bottom was about to collapse.
“That means they’re about to dump it, they’re pulling their money out of the Ponzi scheme, and they wanna bring in all the new suckers with the big advertising push to prop it up. So it collapses months later, and they don’t get the blame for pulling their money out – which is the crime – when they know it’s going down. It’s called a pump and dump!”
Jones overall take on cryptos is pretty nuanced, though he does acknowledge the technologies potential. He however does not buy into the idea that the technology is a grassroots movement; he sees it as an establishment dish packaged and served as a grassroots movement.
“And I don’t say crypto itself is bad, but I knew it had been pushed by the establishment. It was being put out as a global currency, but [also] as anti-establishment to get folks to adopt it. Only way you can get the grass roots to do it is to act like its anti-establishment.”
Alex Jones who has suffered bans on social media platforms recently would indeed be a great advocate for Bitcoin. The millions of InfoWars listeners, who eat up his every word, would definitely bring a lot of money into the crypto space if they were to buy into it.
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