Tuesday, August 21

Update: Why are the left's conspiracy theories so complicated?

Last summer I wrote a post debunking moonbat conspiracies, mainly concerning 9/11. I consider these people crazy to a certain degree, especially those who truly believe that the US Government orchestrated the attacks. I also think that they are also somewhat dangerous. This is why I have had the following links in my sidebar:
9/11: Debunking The Myths - Popular Mechanics
9/11: A Boeing 757 Struck the Pentagon - ATS
9/11 Conspiracy Theorists are Full of Sh*t - NIST
Nothing any of us say is going to change their minds. The idea of linking to the information is to allow people to find it as part of killing any hopes the 'truthers' have of recruiting anyone else into their conspiracy sickness.

Now, the History Channel is airing a special aimed at debunking these frauds.
9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction - Examines the various conspiracy theories espoused on the Internet, in articles and in public forums that attempt to explain the 9/11 attacks. It includes theories that the World Trade Center was brought down by a controlled demolition; that a missile, not a commercial airliner, hit the Pentagon; and that members of the U.S. government orchestrated the attacks in hopes of creating a war in the Middle East. Each conspiracy argument is countered by a variety of experts in the fields of engineering, intelligence and the military. The program also delves into the anatomy of such conspiracies and how they grow on the Internet. - History Channel
The show is a great primer into the arguments of the conspiracy theorists. While the show really did not slam the theories as I would have liked, they did reject every one of them as bogus, explaning why, and them moved on to the next 'theory'.

Go read my original post where I ask why the hell are these conspiracy theories of the truthers so complicated. It took me only minutes to come up with much better (read: Plausible) conspiracy theories, which are equally bogus but at least they probably better match how the Government might do what they suggest.

One thing I don't understand, if they truly believe that the Government would do this, why aren't they afraid that the Government will just take them away one day where they end up in a secret section of Gitmo, or die under mysterious circumstances like all these reporters in Russia have the bad fortune of experiencing.

If you happen to be reading this and thinking that I am the one who needs to wake up, go see a psychiatrist because you have mental problems. Don't bother posting, trying to argue against the standard explanation for 9/11. I am not going to argue on this subject. It would be like arguing against someone who says that I am not white. As far as I am concerned, all truthers suffer from truth denial. You might not like the truth, but that does not give you an excuse to distort it.

Why are the left's conspiracy theories so complicated? - 6 June 2006

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