What’s it been like for you on the island? It seems like no one is throwing things at you. No one is hissing. It seems pretty civil. You’ve got a nice life here.

The perverse result is that the shunners are shunning themselves because people have been supporting me. People come to me and say, “Look. Alan, I have to talk to you. What you’re doing is wrong. And you have to do this, do that.”

Everybody has advice. “Go on television, defend his civil liberties but say he’s the most horrible president in the history of the world.” But only about 10 people have decided that it wasn’t just that they didn’t want to talk to me. They wanted to expand it, to get other people not to talk to me. This was …