“The world’s first 9/11 hunger strike”: An empty stomach and an empty gesture?
It’s been nearly a week since Pheonix 9/11 Truther Blair Gadsby began his hunger strike in a bid to win an audience with John McCain. Gadsby has reportedly dropped 8 pounds from his already skinny frame, yet I still have no idea why a fast is considered an acceptable way to get attention for 9/11 Truth. Seems like a grueling way to get some love from a guy who can’t really do diddly-squat about your concerns, anyway. Hunger strikes are traditionally aimed at inducing guilt in people who bear responsibility for your plight and cando something about it. For instance, when Tibetan Buddhists go on hunger strikes, they’re asking for a nation’s religious and political freedom – not for, say, a movie date with China’s VP.
You see, Gadsby simply wants McCain to sit through a two-hour presentation of 9/11 Truth “facts”, followed by a debate between Truthers and non-Truthers. Tell me, how would this change one thing? Do Gadsby and his supporters honestly believe that McCain hasn’t heard this sh** before? Is this really anything more than a PR stunt? It strikes me as the equivalent of a 2-year-old holding his breath until dad agrees to take him to McDonald’s.
And speaking of McDonald’s, I am going to not eat a double cheeseburger out of sympathy for Gadbsy’s plight. I’m vegan, but still … it’s the thought that counts, right?
9/11 kooks. Maybe this one will really fade away.
This guy must have one helluva an ego to think that anybody, especially McCain, cares about his diet.
It would be such a stupid reason to die. Imagine standing at the pearly gates saying, “Well, see, John McCain wouldn’t listen to me for two hours…” while other people in line just died from wars, famines, disasters, and accidents. Sad.