Conspiracy theorist and radio personality Alex Jones was roundly mocked online after warning his right-wing base that Democrats, in alliance with anti-fascist protesters and billionaire philanthropist and liberal donor George Soros, were planning a Civil War on July 4th to overthrow President Donald Trump.
“BREAKING,” the “Infowars” host tweeted this past Sunday. “Democrats Plan To Launch Civil War On July 4th.”
BREAKING: Democrats Plan To Launch Civil War On July 4th https://t.co/38AWiUFaag
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) July 1, 2018
“This is it,” Jones warned in a livestream that garnered three-quarters of a million views. “The globalists see July 4th as their new D-Day against us, and a lot of stuff is going to start then.”
As ABC News notes, Jones “has a history of incendiary and false rhetoric. In 2016, Jones helped promulgate the fictitious “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory — which falsely alleged that a child sexual assault ring was being run by figures tied to the Democratic party. He later apologized. He is also being sued by families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims after calling the massacre fake.”
Social media users responded to the conspiracy theorist’s latest warning with humor and with the hashtags #secondcivilwar and #secondcivilwarletters, comprised of mostly mockery of Jones’ warning.
I have to go to Ralph’s then need to shower but I can shower after the war I guess
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 4, 2018
Sorry. I can’t participate in the #SecondCivilWar tomorrow. I have bone spurs. But I can throw paper towels out of a moving vehicle if anyone needs me.
— JEN KIRKMAN (@JenKirkman) July 3, 2018
— WesternWoman (@PureSalvato) July 4, 2018
Legit #SecondCivilWar question:
Do I bring my own chilled La Croix, or is it provided?
— sadie field (@sadiefield) July 4, 2018
Who schedules the #SecondCivilWar on a Wednesday?
— Abraxsys (@Abraxsys) July 4, 2018
Is this #SecondCivilWar happening on east coast or west coast time?
Also, I feel fat in my fatigues.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 4, 2018
I’ve had ZERO luck finding a tank for tomorrow like my Sgt. instructed. I did however find a Hyundai Santa Fe with a third row so I can take some extra troops with me if I take out the booster seat. #secondcivilwar
— DI$ARM the NRA (@Trumpalump) July 3, 2018
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) July 4, 2018
When the #SecondCivilWar kicks off soon, liberals will get the jump on the Trumpers because we will be fully caffeinated and they broke their Keurig machines.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) July 4, 2018
Day 1 of #SecondCivilWar. I have prepared 10 pounds of potato salad. Concerned the popsicles may melt as we march, tho.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) July 4, 2018
— Arrested Development (@bluthquotes) July 4, 2018
Comedian Patton Oswalt and even former Office of Government Ethics head Walter Shaub joined in on the fun.
Our depleted ranks grew when a yankee, one Mr. Dershowitz, was shunned from the evening’s repast and defected to our side. Alas, he will surely starve before deigning to partake of our crackers dressed with cheese from the aerosol spray can. #secondcivilwarletters
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) July 4, 2018
My beloved Harriet —
I write to you with a heavy heart. I was gravely memed during a skirmish with a squad of Incel Irregulars. Doc Tibbens says there’s nothing for it — he will have to amputate my Twitter feed.
Womp womp — Jed. #SecondCivilWarLetters
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) July 3, 2018
Today I fear we will engage the enemy. We drank our morning half-caf lattes with grim determination. The Hipster Battalion has waxed its moustaches, for they will be in the vanguard. If I do not return, find another with whom to Netflix & chill. #secondcivilwarletters
— Josh Chafetz (@joshchafetz) July 4, 2018
I regret to inform you that my journey to join you and Maxine at Jade Helm II is delayed. Upon reaching the Beltway I found my wife had removed the EZ-Pass transponder from the Prius and I must now await expiration of the HOV restrictions.#SecondCivilWarLetters
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) July 4, 2018
I hope this finds you as I am at 4% battery life. I have been captured and I am at a Trump Rally. It is a sight. 1000 people and 65 teeth. I hope I survive.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 3, 2018
Dear Mrs. Dershowitz — I regret to inform you that your husband has been gravely wounded during the battle of Martha’s Vineyard, overtaken by a fierce volley of social disinvitations. We fear that his ego shall remain desperately fragile. #secondcivilwarletters #SecondCivilWar
— ᴹⁱᶜʰᵃᵉˡ ˣ ᴰᵒᶠᵃⁿᵍ (@Dofang) July 3, 2018
In preparing for tomorrow's battle, we spent the day using Hillary's emails to build our fortress. There is no doubt now that we will be victorious as no one can seem to get over them. Now we covfefe till morning.
Happy Second Civil War Eve!#secondcivilwarletters
— Be Best Bowling Green Victim (@TeamGulley) July 4, 2018