Why Do All These Truthers Keep Supporting My Campaign?
A Guest Editorial By Dr. Ron PaulLook, I’m not a hateful person or anything—I believe we should all live and let live. But lately, I’ve been having a real problem with these Truthers. You see, just about wherever I go these days, one of them approaches me and starts talking about melted steel and conspiracies. Take last Sunday, for instance, when I casually struck up a conversation with this guy who was attending one of my rallies. Nothing weird, just a couple of fellas talking about the gold standard, the true meaning of the Constitution and the suspicious lack of Jews at the World Trade Center on September 11. The guy looked like a real conservative, with the proper opinions and fervor for the cause. He didn’t seem the least bit crazy. At least not until he handed me a DVD with the movie “Loose Change” on it. Where does this guy get the nerve to hand me that video? Did I look Truthery to him? Was I wearing a “Investigate 9/11″ t-shirt without realizing it? I don’t recall the phrase, “9/11 Truth” entering the conversation, and I don’t have a sign around my neck that reads, “Please, You Truthers, Talk to Me About Melting Steel.” I've got nothing against Truthers. Let them be free to do their doubting the government line on 9/11 thing in peace, I say. But when they start thinking I’m one of them, then I've got a real problem.
Then there was the time I was hiking through the woods and came across a scruffy-looking, blond-haired man in his early 20s. He seemed okay enough to me while we were talking about the missile that hit the Pentagon, but, before you know it, he's trying to record my words for something he called “Loose Change 3.0!”What is it with these Truthers? Can't they control their crazy? Aren't there enough other Truther types for them to talk to without them having to target normal people like me? Believe me, I have no interest in getting involved in a conversation about controlled demolitions and suspicious looking dust plumes. But try telling that to the idiots at 9/11 Truth.com. Or the lady who handed me that video. Or the group “Students for 9/11 Truth” who talked to me at a party recently. All of them talked their crazy Trutherism at me, and there was nothing I could do to stop them. I tell you, when a Truther is going on with their theories, a lot of strange thoughts go through your head: How the hell did this happen? Where did this jerkoff ever get the idea that I was a Truther? And he has got some fantastic ideas on the obvious lies of Popular Mechanics! It screws with your head at other times, too. Every time a guy wearing a “9/11 Truth” shirt passes me on the street, I'm afraid he's going to grab me and drag me off to yet another viewing of “Loose Change.” I've even started to think of my own theories that cast doubt on the “official government story” of what happened that day while denying my Trutherism during a debate and then there’s that book by that French guy that I can't seem to stop thinking about. Things could be worse, I suppose. It could be Jews and their powerful banking interests trying to support my candidacy, which would be just wrong and would make me feel tremendously guilty. As it is, I'm just angry and sickened. But believe me, that's enough. I don't know what makes these Truthers mistake me for a guy who wants their support, and, frankly, I don't want to know. I just wish there were some way to get them to stop. I've tried all sorts of things to get them to stop, but it has all been to no avail. A few months back, I started going on the Alex Jones show and talking crazy in the hopes that it would frighten those jerks off, but it didn't work. In fact, it only seemed to encourage them. Then, I really started getting rough, talking about how America was to blame for the attacks of September 11, but that failed, too. Even suggesting the United States would fake a Gulf of Tonklin situation to justify their doctrine of eternal war didn’t work. What do I have to do to get the message across to these nutjobs? I swear, if these Truthers don't take a hint and quit writing about me, and marching down the street chanting about the truth of 9/11 while holding my signs, I'm going to have to resort to drastic measures–like maybe pinning them down during a rally and telling them that no, fire has never melted steel and it’s obvious that WTC 7 was brought down by a controlled demolition and dammit, that was a POD on the bottom of that plane so they understand loud and clear just how much I disapprove of their unwelcome support. I mean, you can't get much more direct than that. With apologies to The Onion
1 A guy build one freakin' chickenwire WTC model...
Posted by: Ron Paul at July 25, 2007 04:40 PM (JefgB)
Posted by: sinistar at July 25, 2007 04:42 PM (Gq/6P)
3 I think I'm in love.
Like a Viking.
Posted by: David Ross at July 25, 2007 04:46 PM (Mi7Wp)
4 I have to admit, I did build aWTC model out of rebarjust for kicks.
I thought it would explode when I threw kerosene-soaked toothpicks at it (to-scale with the size of an airplane), and I am astonished by the fact that I just couldn't take therebar tower down, no matter how many toothpicks I shot at it.
In fact, this is almost hard to beleive, but it's true -most of them didn't even hit the tower at all!
Just to see what would happen, I put on a heavy leather apron and an arc-welding mask and some ear protection and had my neighbor dial 9-1 and then wait with his finger hovering over the 1 button in case something went wrong. I then fired those explodey bottle rockets at the structure and ran like hell.
When I got back, I nearly shit my pants when I saw the results.
To my complete astonishment, I found not even these could even shake the rebar tower, let alone fell it.
It has me really questioning my prior assumptions.
Posted by: Entropy at July 25, 2007 04:50 PM (m6c4H)
5 How did Ron Paul get to be a candidate? I mean, seriously: how is it that a certifiable lunatic like that is actually considered a viable candidate for the Presidency of the United States of America? The very fact that Ron Paul thinks he actually has a chance of getting the nomination or winning an election demonstrates how big a crackpot he is. He's got to know, on a rational basis, that he's not getting nominated. And he surely knows the Democrats would make hash of him in an election. So why's he doing it at all? Why go to the trouble, expense, and humiliation?
Posted by: Trimegistus at July 25, 2007 04:52 PM (UWiLM)
6 He got the chance by promising not to tell anybody about...
Yes, you guessed it...
Posted by: E Buzz Miller at July 25, 2007 04:56 PM (sf4Oe)
7 Speaking of Truthers and Loose Change, it turns out that one of the principals just got arrested for dissertion. Anybody surprised?
Posted by: Snake Plissken at July 25, 2007 05:00 PM (M5yOh)
8 You can take your cheap shots and make all the jokes you want to, Ron Paul is still the most important person up on that stage.
Posted by: Dave in Texas at July 25, 2007 05:12 PM (pzen5)
9 Seriously mang.
Posted by: Bruce Heffernan at July 25, 2007 05:14 PM (Lz6uE)
10 Slu, that was awesome.
Posted by: Sobek at July 25, 2007 05:22 PM (6GK9U)
11 Entropy, did you try throwing little burning paper airplanes at your structure? 'Cause that probably would have proven something.
Posted by: wiserbud at July 25, 2007 05:28 PM (56ssE)
12 The scary thing is that I knew the reference as soon as I saw the headline...
Posted by: Kevin J. at July 25, 2007 05:29 PM (8hju4)
13 You can take your cheap shots and make all the jokes you want to, Ron Paul is still the most important person up on that stage.
After all, why else would the Jooos, Freemasons, Bilderbergs and New World Order be working so hard to keep him down? They're the only reason the polls don't show him as #1 like the Internet polls always do you know.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 25, 2007 05:34 PM (plsiE)
14 Hollowpoint always picks me last for kickball...
Posted by: Trilateral Commission at July 25, 2007 05:40 PM (JefgB)
15 Who takes the polls?
Pew Research Center.
Go to www.pewresearchcenter.org
You'll notice the word "Center" is grayed out and in a different color then the words "Pew" and "Research".
"Center" has 6 letters.
Do you know what number of the alphabet the letter "P" is? 16.
What's 6 less then 16? 10.
What's the 10th letter of the alphabet? J.
Jew Research Center!!!111!!1!
Posted by: Entropy at July 25, 2007 05:43 PM (HgAV0)
16 What am I, now, chopped liver?
Posted by: Skull and Bones at July 25, 2007 05:44 PM (Egj23)
Posted by: the House of Rothschild at July 25, 2007 05:51 PM (pzen5)
18 Don't forget about us, bitches...
Posted by: Illuminati at July 25, 2007 05:53 PM (Gq/6P)
19 Heh. The suckers don't suspect a thing.
Posted by: The Flu Shot People at July 25, 2007 05:54 PM (6GK9U)
20 Damn, every president joins me and I can't even get on a list of wacky conspiracy clubs? Who does a secretive shadowy elite political organization have to sleep with to get noticed?
Posted by: Bohemian Club at July 25, 2007 05:55 PM (Egj23)
Posted by: flouridated water at July 25, 2007 06:01 PM (pzen5)
22 Who rules the world? We do!
Posted by: The Stonecutters at July 25, 2007 06:11 PM (hlYel)
23 We do! We do!
Posted by: Stonecutters at July 25, 2007 06:14 PM (e8712)
24 Sheesh, what kind of member of the New World Order would I be if I said who was really running the shadow government?
Fine: It's the Water Fluoridation Lobby. Now get off my back, will ya?
Posted by: Hollowpoint at July 25, 2007 06:16 PM (plsiE)
Posted by: The Ancient Mystic Society of No hlYel's at July 25, 2007 06:17 PM (e8712)
26 Sigh...all that money to Dan Brown and we can't even get on Ace of Spades.
Posted by: Templars at July 25, 2007 06:48 PM (Egj23)
27 But can people here, handle the truth?
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is a competitive guy. But this is one contest he would rather lose.
With 18 months left in office, he is in the running for most unpopular
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The latest Washington
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Posted by: mike at July 25, 2007 11:45 PM (L8Aaq)
28 But can people here, handle the truth?
This is what I love about PaulBots - their arrogance.
Posted by: Slublog at July 25, 2007 11:53 PM (gv0mw)
29 I tried sculpting the Towers out of mashed potatoes. Now I can't get Richard Dreyfuss off my ass.
"No. God. Damn. It. This Doesn't Mean Something..."
Posted by: richard mcenroe at July 26, 2007 12:07 AM (lCheg)
30 I want to be called Loretta...
Posted by: People's Front of Judea at July 27, 2007 01:58 PM (F1JEL)
31 I thought WE were the People's Front of Judea?
Posted by: Judean People's Front at July 27, 2007 02:00 PM (F1JEL)
32 This is a ridiculous post and not from Dr Paul who has nothing to do with truthers. I was standing next to him at that party and he had no idea what they were talking about.
He feels the investigation should be concerned with why those pilots were complained about 70 times and nothing was done, after all the money we give to Homeland Stupidity.
Ron Paul is the only honest man in the race, that is why he is running and has wide support winning most polls on the internet and the straw poll here in NH.
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