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Letter to Bill O'Reilly: JFK Truth versus 9/11 Truth; the Disparity

I submitted this e-mail to Bill O'Reilly. I want to credit Altruist, Dem Bruce Lee and JJJames for a few quotes of theirs I paraphrased from the comments section. ____________________________________________________________________________________

Hi Bill!

In 1990, when I was in sixth grade in Cincinnati, I first became drawn into watching news and following current events. Every single day after school and music lessons I would watch: News 5 at 5:30/6:00 with Jerry Springer. (Gotta love it, eh.) Then Tom Brokaw. Then, Inside Edition, with Bill O'Reilly. "We give you something to think about."

Boy, did I love watching you every single night before starting up on my math homework, Bill. Your charisma and flair for reporting passionately about con-artists, murderers and rapists, and topics of controversy truly made me a fan of yours. In those days you were 60 Minutes' only competition!

Back then, you were quite a hard-hitting reporter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AQdphWO2SQ&eurl=http%3A%2F%2F911blogger%2Ecom%2F

Letter to James Meigs

As a preface, I must say I am absolutely itching to receive my copy of David Ray Griffin's new book in the mail. Popular Mechanics' role as an arm of propaganda is rearing its ugly head again. Now that Rosie has come forward, along comes Popular Mechanics to "rebut" her. Most of the media is buying in to the PM rebuttal. For example, in response to Rosie's "Bring on a structural engineer!", one news article says: "But what Rosie and the conspiracy theorists overlook is that Popular Mechanics Magazine contacted many experts and have done a thorough investigation that answers the theorists' questions."

On the Randi Rhodes (Air America) 9/11 forum, a poster by the name of "Ohio Girl" made the following comment:

"Oh gosh. This again!!! I think in the end, people will believe what they CHOOSE to believe. I read a very interesting article in popular mechanics that debunked several of the theories. I would expect Popular Mechanics to be pretty unbiased."

Choosing What to Believe

Bart Sibrel, a staunch believer in the moon hoax conspiracy, answers the following question:

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Q: What about all of the people refuting your accusations point-by-point?

A: Given the pride associated with this alleged accomplishment, it is natural that many people seek to refute our claims. It is not difficult to make up a plausible-sounding argument to refute almost any claim. However, we have yet to see any such argument that does not fail under critical examination.

"The likelihood of one individual being right increases in direct proportion to the intensity to which others are trying to prove him wrong." - - Harry Segall

END QUOTE

We can analogize this to 9/11 as follows: "Given the horror of the thought that the US govt was complicit in the attacks, and the psychological difficulty of having to shift an entire paradigm of reality and revise a personal view of the world, it is natural that many people seek to refute our claims. It is not difficult to make up a plausible-sounding argument to refute almost any claim."

An Example of 9/11 Denial

In January, I visit my high school - a Jesuit college-prep school - and discuss 9/11 Truth with a few of my old teachers. Most were open and receptive. But my sophomore English teacher reacted much more defensively.

After telling her that my political interests had taken me down the 9/11 rabbit hole, I started discussing LIHOP evidence. I didn't have a chance to get to the MIHOP evidence, because as soon as I mentioned the possibility of US officials even doing as much as deliberately looking the other way, she cuts me off and says "Why are ya so paranoid?"

(And the look on her face basically said, Oh honey, you've gone off the deep end. Take some Prozac and some Lithium, and make yourself a nice hot cup of cocoa.)

A Personal Debunking of Popular Mechanics

I wrote this review for Amazon on December 19, and it did not get posted for a whole month!

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Anyone who has done serious research into 9/11 will come to the inescapable conclusion that rogue elements of the government orchestrated the attacks as a false flag operation to arouse patriotism so the nation would support a war of global domination.

However, there is a very strong contingent of Americans who react emotionally, rather than rationally, to any argument suggesting government complicity on any level, let alone outright orchestration. These are the ones, who for decades, have believed America is the best thing for humanity since sliced bread. They believe our government would never murder its own people (even though they have NO trouble believing OTHER govts would kill THEIR own people), and anyone who thinks as such must be paranoid and even anti-American. Indeed, most of the positive Amazon reviews seem to be of this mentality. Such Americans, comfortable in their established paradigm of reality, will find comfort with this book.