Richard is actually on the phone with that asshat who called him a retard (see "Attn Wal-Mart Shoppers"). I couldn't resist saying "Get some help" rather loudly as I walked past.
To my mind, there's no point trying to communicate meaningfully with someone who has so much growing up to do. Like a lot of 9/11 Truthers and other conspiracists, this guy believes the loudest and nastiest will triumph. He thinks that interrupting a Bill Maher show is a valid, effective way to get information across, for example. He will never be a first draft pick for the Sanity League.
To sum all this up, there's a divide forming in the 9/11 Truth movement between no-holds-barred, hotheaded Alex Jones types and people like Richard who want to convey information in civil, quiet ways. I think this is mirrored in our society - you have the Bill O'Reilly types who just try to shout down anyone who doesn't share their worldview, and you have the Noam Chomsky types who give you the facts as they see them and say "Take 'em or leave 'em." I don't have to tell you which camp I'm in. But what I really want to see, in activist circles and everywhere else, is mature and restrained dialogue among people with opposing views. There can be no growth without that.
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