Bill Maher Interrupted in Real Time Overtime while Pushing Big Lie
A couple weeks ago, I attended a Real Time w/ Bill Maher taping with a fellow 9-11 Truther from Southern California. Maher's guests were Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Michael Eric Dyson and Pete Hamill. I could not keep my opinions to myself, especially with Rahm Emanuel mincing words about very important issues. So I shouted out a few times. I guess it got to Maher since it reached a crescendo during the Overtime segment. Right after he mentioned the overwhelming Saudi make-up of the 9-11 hijackers, I yelled out "Patsies." At this point he called me a "loudmouth asshole" and told security to shut me up. While security was talking to me, he said he would come down and kick my ass if he had to, eliciting audience applause. I wish had heard that at the time since I would have told him to debate me instead. It's agreed also that next time, the words "Don't tazer me bro!" might be apppropriate and disarming. Check it out here. It gets going @ about 2:30 into it.
I would love to start a discussion about interruptions as a tactic in the movement and presentation in general. Does this type of thing serve the movement's ends, to gain recognition of the truth around 9-11 and bring perpe-traitors to justice, or does this give us a bad name? I'm very interested in this dialogue. I think that there might be a place in the movement for the hard line (i.e. interrupting, heckling, "9-11 was an inside job") and the softer line (asking questions, civil discourse, "9-11 cover-up"). Personally, I like to work with both forms. It might be like the MLK and Malcolm X split of the civil rights movement, although both men clearly were willing to use a variety of approaches.
All I know is that when I heard Maher say "like the 9-11 hijackers," I felt I would be complicit by staying silent while knowing what I know. Did I accomplish much, probably not, but I'm open to how this type of thing could be used to create the type of intrigue that Hollywood loves and could help bring 9-11 truth further into the limelight. With WeAreChangeLA hitting a nerve in the video response to Maher, have we now milked this for all its worth, or is there reason to keep pushing?
Thursday, October 11th @ Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica (Broadway and 3rd) @ 11am onwards
Friday, October 12th @ CBS Studio for Bill Maher taping direct action (entrance on Fairfax @ Beverly) @ 5:30 pm-7pm
Come on Out!