What you did took courage. I doubt anyone here has the balls to do that. I don't think I am at that point yet. Somehow, however, they are willing to critic your words and write your speech. Typical.
I don't care if you sounded like a "nutjob". It took me meeting, watching, and hearing many nutjobs (including Dr. RP) to come to the "let me research this" point in my life. I continue to meet nutjobs and learn new things.
The sooner the youth are exposed to nutjobs, the sooner they will question the nutjob, and the soon the awakening will happen. I wish I ran into you when I was 17.
You see, in the pursuit of truth, I have learned that having an awareness of these things makes one a nutjob. Consider it a badge of honor, rather than a condescending title.