Your right, maybe I should qualify that statement, some people are well informed, some are not. As for the fearmongering, I stand by that statement. My opinion is worth no more than anyone else's, but it is not worth any less either. Because I do disagree with some of the views here, does not make me unaware/asleep/conditioned/programed/a sheep/a paid agent/an unpaid agent/a troll/ etc etc. This has been implied relentlessly of late. Take a look in the Gulf Oil spill forum if you want some idea of what I'm talking about.
Perhaps you suggestion for tolerance of the views of others, should be given to those that are intolerant to any view that disagrees with their own.