A Tragic Conspiracy?

As we all know, September 11, 2001 started-out as a beautiful day: bright, cool, a picture-perfect day indeed. There was no thought of horror and death until the horror and death truly struck. As with any tragedy that comes upon our lives so unexpectedly and violently (car crash, plane crash, heart attack, etc.) we're preoccupied with our important (and not so important) concerns when the tragedy strikes. That day, 9/11 (as it's now forever known) was certainly no exception, surpassing everything we had previously experienced. Who had ever witnessed two massive skyscrapers crumble into dust? The correct answer is No One. This had never happened before in human history. Without even going to and through the various web sites that analyze the ifs and hows of building demolition, it should've been apparent to most people from the start that steel constructed buildings simply do not disinegrate and almost vanish before our eyes. Nonetheless, the Towers (along with Tower 7) did certainly crumble into dust. However, what's happened in the five years since that fateful day? Where is the great "War on Terror" that was in all the papers? I live here in New York City...there's still an empty lot called Ground Zero which signifies what was rebuilt there! Is there anyone out there who believes that we are fighting a REAL WAR on terrorism?...or, for that matter, ANYTHING? We are (for most part) silent witnesses to absurd "wars" in two countries; we merely tally the body count. Security regulations that begin half-baked and end half-assed are the almost daily jokes of the American people (and the world.). With this and more, the American people are growing more and more jaded and cynical along with a government that is itself jaded and cynical. Could anyone be blamed for questioning this situation and wanting to know what lies beneath it? I doubt if many people would be able to bear the results of such revelations....and I believe that the powers that be are aware of this; there was JFKs murder to learn from, afterall.

WTC evidence was whisked away to quickly rebuild...sure

Very eloquent response, Andrew. Let me just add as a side-note that Rudi Ghouliani's main pretext/lie for whisking away (destroying) the WTC evidence was so that we could rebuild immediately and not let the "terrorists" win. To date, it is still a huge hole in the ground. (Everyone knows you cannot & do not "rush" to rebuild anything of such gigantic scale, which had collapsed no less.)

"This is because 9/11

"This is because 9/11 rapidly became a Myth."

I agree. But this fact can be put into an even more precise statement: This is because 9/11 was rapidly spun into a Myth (the core of the story of course did also lend itself easily to be tweaked for that end...).

And spun by whom?

Philip Zelikow, 9/11 Commission boss, is an expert in operations like these. His Wikipedia profile has this to say about his specific expertise:

"Prof. Zelikow's area of academic expertise is the creation and maintenance of, in his words, “public myths” or “public presumptions,” which he defines as “beliefs (1) thought to be true (although not necessarily known to be true with certainty), and (2) shared in common within the relevant political community." In his academic work and elsewhere he has taken a special interest in what he has called “‘searing’ or ‘molding’ events [that] take on ‘transcendent’ importance and, therefore, retain their power even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene."

Interesting, eh?


I think this is a great quote... why the negitive points? Single or double ad hom against the quoted and/or the quoter? There seems to be quite a nugget of validity in that explanation of the more insidious enemy of truth.