Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sander Hicks "Attacked"

I find it amusing how truthers imagine themselves as some sort of brave warriors against an oppressive omnipotent government, sort of a real world Neo from the Matrix, yet they cry like an oversensitive schoolgirl anytime anyone says anything remotely critical of them. Prominent truther and author Sander Hicks posts this breathless account of his recent appearance at Stanford University, in which he describes being "attacked by the National Review Online" at Stanford.

Attacked at Stanford!
I was attacked by National Review online, just as I was speaking at Stanford Law School, about “Civil Rights in the Post-9/11 World.”

I spoke from the heart about my experiences publishing and writing on topics taboo to the American media establishment. I spoke about the police assault against me when I asked now-failed candidate Rudy Giuliani about the 9/11 anomalies. I talked about 9/11, and the FBI linked death of Dr. David Graham.

This is an interesting development. The NR critique is defamatory, and calls my argument “deranged.” But that’s a cheap shot, and it lacks gravitas. Critics of better
moral character would take on my facts, not attack me personally.

Geez, from reading that you would think that they hurled insults about his mother at him while beating him with trunchions, but in fact it was a fairly mild announcement of his speech on their educational blog.

The Civil Rights Civil Liberties Society has invited Sander Hicks to speak at the law school today, billing him as "a multimedia political activist committed to the preservation of civil liberties and civil rights for all Americans."

In fact, Mr. Hicks is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist committed to the proposition that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 were orchestrated by the United States government, which is now murdering its citizens to cover up the truth. In his own words:

"The 9/11 commission was a coverup. . . . 9/11 was the product of a conspiracy — specifically a conspiracy between the CIA, Pakistani intelligence, and the so-called al-Qaeda organization, which is really most likely just a product of Pakistani intelligence and CIA intelligence."

They don't seem to understand the concept of free speech. You have the right to speak freely, despite your idiotic claims of a police state, and others have the right to criticize you when you say something stupid. That is free speech.