Dec 4, 2022

Kanye West praises Nazis during shocking Alex Jones interview Transcript

Kanye West praises Nazi during shocking Alex Jones interview Transcript
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The rapper formerly known as Kanye West appeared on Infowars and made anti-Semitic comments, sparking condemnation from many. Read the transcript here.

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Speaker 2 (00:01):

We’re going to finish this section of the show with Friday’s independence. And Josh, I suppose you won’t be inviting Kanye West to Hanukah this year.

Josh (00:08):

No, strangely not. “I like Hitler,” Kanye West praises … don’t cut that little [inaudible 00:00:15]

Speaker 2 (00:17):

Yeah, I was going to say, I’m glad you clarified.

Josh (00:17):

I did not say that. Praises Nazi during shocking Alex Jones interview. This is Kanye West trying to out Alex Jones Alex Jones. The disgraced rapper, Kanye West, who is I guess now more disgraced if that’s at all possible. He was on with Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes. And Alex Jones was sort of, he started going on it and Alex Jones was sort of trying to go, “Look, but you’re not really like a proper Nazi.”

Speaker 2 (00:42):

Rather than you reenact it, why did we watch it? Let’s have a look and see what happened.

Alex (00:47):

You’re not Hitler, you’re not a Nazi. You don’t deserve to be called that and demonized.

Kanye (00:52):

Well, I see good things about Hitler, also. The Jew … I love everyone. And Jewish people are not going to tell me, you can love us and you can love what we’re doing to you with the contracts, and you can love what we’re pushing with the pornography, but this guy that invented highways, invented the very microphone that I use as a musician, you can’t say out loud that this person ever did anything good. And I’m done with that. I’m done with the classifications. Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table.

Speaker 2 (01:33):

Every human being has something of value. And he goes on to say, and that includes Hitler. And then later in the interview he says the phrase, I like Hitler. And it’s the sinister aspect of it, seems to be augmented by this strange mask that he’s wearing.

Josh (01:49):

I feel like it would be just about as bad without the mask or with the mask.

Speaker 2 (01:54):

Well, I don’t think it helps people’s estimation of his mental health, does it?

Josh (01:58):

No. But I don’t know if you’ve seen some of the shoes that he’s designed. This is-

Speaker 2 (02:02):

Are they pretty bad as well?

Josh (02:03):

Some of them [inaudible 00:02:04]

Speaker 2 (02:03):

What do you think about that though Josh? I know you’ve said before in this program that you can be mentally ill, but you can also be antisemitic. And of course that’s true.

Josh (02:09):

Yeah, well it brings out your-

Speaker 2 (02:11):

But a lot of people have responded, like Ben Shapiro today wrote this on Twitter, said, “Ye is clearly suffering from a mental breakdown. It’s an act of cruelty to have him on the air at this point. He needs treatment, not a spotlight.” Do you have any sympathy with that perspective?

Josh (02:24):

I have sympathy with that. But it is, again, it is bringing out, that is coming from a deeper place. Like him, he has expressed these things even before he was, he’s now seemingly having [inaudible 00:02:38] he’s been a fan of Farrakhan. This stuff that he’s been into, it’s just now he’s verbalizing it.

Speaker 2 (02:43):

And Farrakhan we should say is in explicitly antisemitic.

Josh (02:46):

Yeah, absolutely. Well, and just like Kanye is now explicitly anti. And what we’re having is, we’re having a dangerous thing now in America where you’ve got Kyrie Irving, who’s a basketball player, he’s doing tweets to links to Holocaust denying documentaries. You have this, Dave Chappelle did this Saturday Night Live monologue, which was very funny. But actually I thought quite insidiously antisemitic, as a Jew. And then you’ve just got Kanye just going full on Nazi here. It’s a bit scary.

Speaker 2 (03:13):

So Josh has got a point [inaudible 00:03:15]? I mean, this is scary. It’s when you start endorsing Hitler, that’s pretty bad.

Speaker 5 (03:19):

Yeah, it’s quite a-

Josh (03:20):

Never go full Hitler.

Speaker 5 (03:21):

It’s not going to get him back with the Adidas, I think. Even though they actually were started by the Nazis or something. But yeah, I mean it reminds me of when Diane Abbott praised Chairman Mao, but she kept her job. And Chairman Mao killed tens of millions of people.

Speaker 2 (03:38):

But you are fully aware that the stigma around communism is not as-

Speaker 5 (03:42):

No, Hitler was awful. He was a socialist. He was a vegan.

Josh (03:47):

Yeah. Can I just point out also the clip that we did see, he’s talking about what Jews, what they’re doing with the contracts, i.e. we control all the business [inaudible 00:03:55]. We’re pushing with the pornography. It’s deeply disturbing stuff. The problem is he’s got 30 million followers on Twitter. There are 15 million Jews in the world. When you go on this stuff … Jordan Peterson put out a tweet yesterday or the day before about antisemitism. And you just look at the comments underneath. The torrent of proper hatred towards Jews is unrelenting. Jews are going to be, now they’re going to be trending. This seeps into the real world. And that’s the scary stuff.

Speaker 2 (04:25):

The problem with that of course … So are you calling for him to be censored, effectively?

Josh (04:28):

Well, what I’m saying is that I’m not calling for him to be censored. What I’m calling … I guess all I’m trying to say is, is that I am a little bit scared in Brooklyn where Kyrie, you had all the Black Hebrew Israelites marching, Jewish people are literally being beaten up on the streets and spat at every day.

Speaker 2 (04:49):

That is what’s scary. And this brings that stuff out. Right?

Josh (04:52):


Speaker 2 (04:52):

So now you’re seeing it under these comments and all this kind of stuff. But I don’t think that Kanye’s words have created that. I think it was already there.

Josh (04:59):

Well, I think it gives a, just like I would argue Jeremy Corbyn did, it gives a outlet for the hatred.

Speaker 5 (05:07):

And validates some of it. To see somebody so famous, and so at one time, so respected saying it is bad. But I think Kanye West has got bad people around him who are exploiting him, and he shouldn’t be in front of a camera.

Speaker 2 (05:19):

And Lee, I wasn’t dismissing it, but I do agree that we should be stigmatizing the evils of Mao and communism as well. But we just haven’t. That just hasn’t happened. But you know of course-

Speaker 5 (05:27):

And socialists.

Speaker 2 (05:28):

Anyway, let’s move on. Part …

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