Jesse wrote an article about how some want another investigation into 9/11 and what caused the Twin Towers and “Building 7” to crash. The shit heads at HuffPo banned it. You can see the article here.
Hell, for years America had a cottage industry out of the JFK assassination. It was interesting, entertaining, and good people could be on either side of the debate and not have their political careers tainted by being called “a Truther” or “a Birther.” Before my time, but there was debate over whether Marilyn Monroe was murdered, and whether FDR deliberately allowed the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in order to shock America into WWII. Many claim that the U.S. government has/had the bodies of space aliens in “Area 51.” I’m sure I’m missing some more even important “conspiracy theories.”
Idiots such as “Below the Beltway’s” Doug Mataconis go to great lengths to silence any dissent to popular wisdom. Like the little internet thought Nazi that he is, he runs around screaming “NO CONSPIRACY THEORIES FOR YOU!” And certainly no looking into the issue of Obama’s birth certificate!
I love to hear alternative theories. I’m not afraid of the truth winning out when kooks are exposed. And we all know that there are some “theories” that really are the truth. We already have the government keeping secrets from us, we don’t need to preemptively silence what may or may not be the truth because it is contrary to prevailing opinion. I want to hear what “the kooks” have to say, not shut them up.
Who hasn’t wondered whether something strange happened in “Building 7” to bring it down, hours later, far from the Twin Towers? I looked into the claims that The Pentagon was hit by a cruise missile, and found them not persuasive. But I did not believe that they were kooks behind the theory, just misguided.
And remember while G.W. Bush was President? There was not universal condemnation of “9/11 truthers.” Polls show that many do not believe that the first 9/11 commission got to the bottom of things and supported another commission. Another poll found: “Thirty-six percent of respondents overall said it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that federal officials either participated in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon or took no action to stop them “because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East.”
So why now? Why this rush to silence conspiracy theories? I have two theories, and no proof of either. Either Political Correctness run amok, or silence all conspiracy theories to keep “the birthers” silent. (He he. A conspiracy theory to explain the attacks on conspiracy theorists!)
I seriously cannot think of any other possibilities. What, are we all children who must be sheltered from ideas that might well be wrong, even down right kooky? Do we need the grown ups to decide for us what is and what isn’t worthy of reading for ourselves and making up our own minds? I want the truth!
Jesse dear, you may post your articles here on Smash Mouth Politics. We. Don’t. Censor.
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