Somehow, this doesn't actually surprise me.
I was listening last night to the Monday podcast of conspiracy-mongering nutcase Alex Jones' show. He promised a surprise guest later in the program. This turned out to be none other than country music legend, hippy-dippy peace activist, and fellow Austinian Willie Nelson.
It didn't take long for the conversation to take a turn for the weird, as Jones asked Nelson almost right off the bat for his views on 9/11. The answer:
I saw those towers fall, and I've seen the, an implosion in Las Vegas, there was too much similarities [sic] between the two, and I saw the building fall that didn't get hit by nothing, so how naive are we, you know, what do they think we'll go for? . . . The day it happened, I saw one fall, and it was just so symmetrical, I, uh, wait a minute, I just saw that last week at the, you know, uh, casino, over in Las Vegas. And you see these implosions all the time, and the next one fell, and I said hell, there's another one. And they're trying to tell me an airplane did it? And that's, you know, I can't go along with that.
Here's WTC 7 not getting hit by nothing:
Well, marijuana is psychoactive.
The Red-Headed Stranger earns himself a nice shiny DIM BULB du jour, for observing while possibly high. Let's add a couple more bulbs into the box for Alex Jones and his hangers-on, for thinking that a prominent member of the cannabis culture can actually explain reality to the rest of us.