This is brilliant!
I love Thunderf00t’s videos – OK, most of Thunderfoot’s videos.
He is really intelligent and articulate. And, he has a large following of really intelligent and articulate people who watch his videos on YouTube. His YouTube -and, I am sure, non-online achievements (he is, after all, a scientist) – have earned him the opportunity to interview Richard Dawkins.
Disclosure: I like Thunderf00t and what he says WAY more than I like Richard Dawkins and his message. Still, we are talking ‘celebrity access’ here – earned in the best way possible.
Which is why I was happy to see Thunderf00t post a video about ‘Tolerance and the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’.
What made me even happier was to see that he had felt obliged to put up ‘Part 2’ to it – so many of those who love and respect Thunderf00t (and follow him in his fight for freedom of speech) simply missed the salient and important points in the original video. OK – it’s not that they ‘missed’ the point that is so great: what IS awesome is that someone as intelligent and eloquent as Thunderf00t explained it to them.
It is this explanation that completely and clearly explains the reasoning behind the opposition to this ‘we-have-conquered-America’ landmark which is something every single person who thinks (or says – those are not necessarily congruent) that those who are opposeing the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ are intolerant bigots or some such thing ought to see and listen – really listen – to!
First, the original message:
And then, the explanation:
If you still have any questions, ask yourself: what would George Carlin say?