The Las Vegas shooting conspiracy! Yeah whatever. Don't care. What I find interesting is occasionally I'll come across articles on conspiracy theorists, their warped epistemology, their need to feel unique or in possession of insider knowledge, "I know things you don't know", etc. My only problem with this theory is the sheer number of intelligent, rational, sane, professionals who still believe something is not quite right with the official story on 9-11. I know you can find lists online of 9-11 Truthers with master's degrees, architects and engineers, Ph.D.s, scientists, military, former CIA agents, but what I'm talking about are those that I personally know. These are people I'm friends with, college professors, people with master's degrees, one has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology—who fully believe something is still fucked with 9-11.
My only question is this: How is it, these types (who don't believe any other conspiracy theories like vaccine, flat earth, moon landing, New World Order, government gun grab, Sandy Hook or Las Vegas shooter crap) are able to accept 9-11 Truth conspiracy when they're obviously not the type to talk about it openly, don't want to be seen as special, know the definition of epistemology and are quite literally very sane people? How does that happen? Now what?
Several Zogby polls over the years have shown at least 50% of the American population don't believe the official story when there is a virtual corporate media blackout on 9-11 Truth (and most progressive media too like The Nation, PBS and Democracy Now) yet at the same time, in addition, when they do mention 9-11 conspiracy over the corporate airwaves it's been completely ridiculed or explained away for the past 16 years. How is it that many people are still delusional? How are they unable to trust the mainstream view on 9-11? How is it the private perception (just sitting around at a bar, family reunion or casual conversation) and the public perception (NY Times, MSNBC, CNN, Fox, BBC, History Channel) are at such odds? Half the people I talk to in private don't believe the official story on 9-11 but it's the complete opposite when you turn on the TV. That, in and of itself, is frightening to me for some reason.
And this Anti-Conspiracy Trust Me The Official Story Is Totally Legit guitar solo has been going on for literally 16 years. On November 10th 2001 George W. Bush gave a speech at the U.N. and said this:
"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty."
That was only one month after the attacks. Wrap that around your Adderall XR 20 mg addled brain. Remember, this is way back when everyone was still shitting their pants, we were on the doorstep of Armageddon and nobody was even thinking about conspiracy, very few people were asking questions online, there were no 9-11 conspiracy books, websites or YouTube documentaries. None of my friends were talking about it. It's just creepy to me that he would say that. I'll bet half the assembly, in a deep coma bored out of their minds, cracked open their eyes thinking: "Wait, what? What the fuck did he just say? Conspiracy? Jesus Tits!"
Telling someone to not think about conspiracy one month after 9-11 is like coming home at three in the morning saying, "Honey, before I tell you why I'm late and the horrifying experience I just had I want you to know I wasn't out with any hookers so don't think about hookers. Anyone that might tell you I was with a hooker is feeding you malicious lies to shift the blame. I know this looks weird because I'm still covered in cocaine, I smell like Chanel No. 5, there's a very clear video online of my pants coming straight down at freefall speed, all three of our cars are wrecked even though the criminals hit only two, I have five frames of a surveillance video of whatever it was that hit our fourth car, I didn't do that myself but you can't see anything at all in the video anyway. Don't worry about it. I do have 70 other videos of the same wreck but I can't show you those for your own safety. The police were trying to stop these assholes from wrecking into our cars but all their vehicles were in Wichita or some shit getting worked on. They only had like two cop cars available to protect the entire town so they didn't make it in time. The fucking dispatch was all confused. You know how those 911 calls can be so crazy. Anyway, it wasn't hookers so don't even think about hookers, and cocaine, but we're going to need more cocaine, so I'm going to need more money."