On September 9th and later tonight, on the anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11/2001, conspiracy nuts will be showing the “film” Loose Change 911: An American Coup. These conspiracy nuts are renting out the Elizabeth R. Topping room in the E.P Foster Library in Ventura County, California (the county where I grew up) and the screening will take place tonight at 5 and 7:15 p.m.
What’s maddening is that the citizens of Ventura County, California will be subsidizing this screening. The Elizabeth R. Topping room costs only $25 to rent and has a capacity of 96 people. There is no private venue in Ventura County that costs so little for such a large capacity. Also, the screening is in a PUBLIC LIBRARY, which is largely supported by taxpayer dollars. The county government is subsidizing the viewing of this conspiracy theory.
I don’t care what kind of stupid beliefs people have, whether it’s the idiotic and harmless idea that reptilian humanoids occupy the center of the Earth or the harmful one that 9/11 was caused by a cabal of evil Americans to give a justification to wage war on a “peaceful” Middle East. People can believe or propagate whatever silly notions they have in the market place of ideas. But when conspiracy nuts, or anyone, uses government subsidized institutions and taxpayer dollars to support their agenda it is time for taxpayers to rebel. This is just one more government funded outrage.