On Thursday, in Madison, the Tea Party had broken up, and we were walking away when we saw one man, in another part of the Capitol Square, standing alone, holding up a sign. I would have walked on by, but Meade, wielding a small camera, approached him.
No one else was anywhere near him, but he staunchly held up his sign, which read: "911 Underground Demolition!" The "11" part of "911" was shaped like the World Trade Center Towers.
Meade said "hi" and read the sign out loud as he walked up. "So you believe it was..."
"I'm the only one," the man said. "911 Truth doesn't even know this stuff."
He handed Meade a paper that explained that the WTC was built with explosive nuclear devices underground. The man said he was thrown out of the Tea Party: "They literally told me to go away. They don't want me here."
I asked, "Were you trying to start a counter-demonstration over on this side?"
He said, "No, not at all. They just didn't want me over there. There were all these spies, like, pointing at me."
I said, "Who are the 'they'? Who didn't want you over there?"
He paused, giggled, then laughed and said, "The Illuminati."