Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How Do You Identify A Truther?

Yes, how do you identify a "Truther"?

The main stream media has often projected the image of a cave man as the antithesis of the Truther.

The "cave men did it" is the essence of the official 9/11 story, but the Truther finds that to be an improbable story.

Recently a well known New York Times reporter wanted to know more about the answer to the question, so he surreptitiously went to a gathering of those folks to find out:
... on Aug. 15 I got an up-close look at the phenomenon when I attended a meeting of Truthers that just happened to be held ... about 20 miles from my house.

The thing about people who hold beliefs you find unbelievable (in two senses) is that they are in most other respects just like you and your friends.


The star turn was taken by architect Richard Gage, founding member of Architects & Engineers for Truth, a group, he said, of 1,200 experts in the area of the construction and destruction of tall buildings. It was Gage, the man of science and the scientific method (another stock character), who laid out the basic thesis from which everything else grew. The twin towers could not have been brought down by fire. A fire, however intense, would have left the steel girders standing, perhaps at an odd angle. The way the towers fell — in free fall, straight down, in only 7 seconds — shows clearly, Gage declared, that the cause was controlled demolition by explosives placed next to the support structures and detonated in a precisely timed sequence. In short, destruction from the inside by insiders and not by a rag-tag group of fanatics who were incapable of flying the planes they supposedly deployed with incredible skill.


At the end of the afternoon and before the conference-ending dinner, I slipped away. I thought about identifying myself before leaving. I should have, but I didn’t. Instead I drove home to a small dinner party: my wife and I, another couple and a friend. I told them about what I had seen and heard. The man of the couple said that on Sept. 11, 2001, when he heard the news, “inside job” was the first thought he had, although he hadn’t bothered much with the thought since. Our other guest told us that her brother-in-law was even more a partisan of the “government-did-it” view than those I had listened to. I guess you never know.
(NY Times). One thing is for sure, there were no cave men at the meeting the journalist attended.

A couple of other things for sure about 9/11 is that there is wide spread misinformation about 9/11 and always has been, and there are a lot of psychological problems surrounding those events.

For example, a judge hearing a case about 9/11 spoke for the nation when he heard the words "Building Seven", then replied "Building What?"

Most people in the U.S. think that the "twin towers" means two buildings, which is true, however, three major buildings came down on 9/11, not two, as is commonly believed.

The third main building that collapsed on 9/11, Building 7, would have been the tallest building in 66% of the states (33 out of 50).

A new website "Building What" has been created to make that knowledge more readily available.

1 comment:

  1. "I have some friends that are ________." (fill in the blank: homosexual, Muslim, Truther, IRS Agent, T-Potty, etc.)