Hunter S. Thompson
Originally posted by Kingalbrect79
I have never seen the movie, and I don't know how Mr. Thompson is, however I do agree with your last statement.
I think that in everyeone the things they believe the most they will find in the most unlikely places. Your simply being a member of ATS makes you
more likely to find conspiracies and alternate views on simple fiction.
Not saying I agree or disagree with your "messages in the movie", but that we all see the possibilites based on our beliefs.
was probably most famous to the average person as a freelance journalist
that wrote for rolling stone magazine
here is a background on his political stance:::
Hunter Thompson was a passionate proponent of the right to bear arms and privacy rights. A member of the National Rifle Association, Thompson
was also co-creator of "The Fourth Amendment Foundation", an organization to assist victims in defending themselves against unwarranted search and
Part of his work with The Fourth Amendment Foundation centered around support of Lisl Auman, a Colorado woman who was sentenced for life in 1997 under
felony murder charges for the death of police officer Bruce VanderJagt, despite contradictory statements and dubious evidence. Thompson organized
rallies, provided legal support, and co-wrote an article in the June 2004 issue of Vanity Fair, outlining the case. The Colorado Supreme Court
eventually overturned Auman's sentence in March 2005, shortly after Thompson's death, and Auman is now free. Auman's supporters claim Thompson's
support and publicity resulted in the successful appeal.
Thompson was a firearms and explosives enthusiast (in his writing and in real life) and owned a vast collection of handguns, rifles, shotguns, and
various automatic and semi-automatic weapons, along with numerous forms of gaseous crowd control and many other homemade devices.
Thompson was also an ardent supporter of drug legalization and became known for his less-than-shy accounts of his own drug usage. He was an early
supporter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and served on the group's advisory board for over 30 years until his
death. He told an interviewer in 1997 that drugs should be legalized "Across the board. It might be a little rough on some people for a while,
but I think it's the only way to deal with drugs. Look at Prohibition: all it did was make a lot of criminals rich."
After the September 11th, 2001 attacks, when airliners were hijacked and used as missiles against several targets in the U.S., Thompson voiced
skepticism regarding the official story on who was responsible for the attacks. He suggested to several interviewers that it may have been conducted
by the U.S. Government or with the government's assistance. In 2002, Thompson told a radio show host "[Y]ou sort of wonder when something
like that happens, well, who stands to benefit? Who had the opportunity and the motive? You just kind of look at these basic things [...] I saw that
the US government was going to benefit, and the White House people, the Republican administration to take the mind of the public off the crashing
economy. [...] And I have spent enough time on the inside of, well in the White House and you know, campaigns and I've known enough people who do
these things, think this way, to know that the public version of the news or whatever event, is never really what happened."
In 2004 Thompson, regarding politics, wrote: "Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for — but if he were running
for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him."