reply to post by GoodOlDave
Sorry for the long post, but I think its worth reading.
Not to take sides or neccessarily defend the whole 'conspiracy theorist' community, but I just felt I have to mention a couple of things.
You made some excellent points and are right about many people coming into the whole 'scene' with a biased perspective. There is an established
psychological explanation for the need many people feel to invent a malevolent conspiracy in certain cases; the higher power behind the curtain idea.
I'm sure this could partially be the reason so many people believe in God (there are others but I won't go into them here); that the weak-minded
need an overall controller to blame when things go wrong. Chaos is just a little too frightening for some people.
However, that doesn't mean what these people say isn't true. You can go into a situation biased as hell but still manage the discover the truth, you
know the analogy of a team of monkeys on typewriters eventually writing the entire works of Shakespeare given enough time? Your judgement may be
clouded, but this can help in some ways as it gives you a certain amount of drive, though of course this is often misdirected.
The term 'conspiracy theorist' or 'conspiracy theory' is thrown around often in a derogatory way, but what does it really mean? In truth the
official/mainstream explanation for 9/11 is a conspiracy theory; the presented explanation that a group of evil men colluded in secret to plan and
carry out an attack against a large number of people. Its now just an empty insult really.
Going back to the OP, yes the whole thing is deeply affected by culture - it shapes our viewpoints and forms our idea. But the truth is still the
truth, regardless of how you stumble upon it.
As I said earlier, 9/11 is that is such a compelling thing to speculate over because there is simply so much information (correct or incorrect) around
the issue, probably because of its significant in recent history. You can come at it from all sides and find things to back-up almost every argument.
I'm not sure that there was a cover-up, but from what I have seen I would say at the very least the US government twisted the situation to their
advantage (their's mind you, not the American people's), and very probably they let the attack happen, perhaps going as far as to have some part in
planning the attacks themselves. You must have to look at it on balance of probablities, through evidence, and decide for yourself. Of course this is
hard from our detatched viewpoint.
Lets say like me you lean towards the so-called 'conspiracy theory' (the non-mainstream one), then of course you are going to start connecting the
dots and drawing connections that will lead to other things. You might think 'well if they can pull this off what else have they done?' and start
looking into the JFK murder, or the 7/7 London bombins for instance. You have be careful because there is a lot of crap out there, but things will
start to fall into place and you have an alternate worldview that will make you look at every news story with a sceptical eye.
The key to this stuff is compartmentalisation, and the pyramid hierarchy structure. It really doesn't need to take many people in the know to
pull-off even a huge thing like 9/11, as long as everyone does their job and doesn't question what their told (and who does these days). The
precedent is there. Everyone is kept in there own little box, working away at their own little job, so that nobody can see the overall picture other
than the handful of people at the top of the pyramid (excuse the NWO/Illuminati references please). Its quite likely that nobody understands the
system in its wholeness, as everyone will be pulling someone elses strings and having their's pulled at the same time. Plausible deniability.
This doesn't prove 9/11 was an inside job, but it hopefully shows that it would not be as impossible as some people suggest.