in Search of the ‘Conspiracist Underground’
Waging The Battle for Reality
by Anthony J. Hall- Professor of Globalization Studies
University of Lethbridge
Among the Truthers: A Journey into the Growing Conspiracist Underground of 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Armageddonites, Vaccine Hysterics, Hollywood Know-Nothings and Internet Addicts
Toronto: HarperCollins, 2011
The Terrorizing Truth About 9/11: It's Not A Matter of Keeping Secrets, But Maintaining a Grand Myth
Public Myths, continued...
PELOSI: "With This Plaque, Memories of the Heroes of Flight 93 Will Remain Etched in the Walls of the U.S. Capitol"
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered
remarks at a ceremony this afternoon in the Capitol to dedicate a plaque for
the heroes of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on September 11, 2001.
Below are the Speaker's remarks as prepared:
"Today we gather to unveil a marker of bravery; to remember acts of unmatched
courage; and to recall the men and women of United Airlines Flight 93 - some
of the true heroes of September 11, 2001.
I went to the MythBusters forums to submit a show idea related to steel-framed building collapses only to find the following information:
"Please, do not post show ideas that are 9/11 conjecture. They will be removed as they are reported.
Curious, I emailed them about this:
Dr. Frank Legge has published an excellent article “Conspiracy Theories, Myths, Skepticism, and 9/11: their Impact on Democracy” in the Journal of 9/11 Studies, today. It passed peer review prior to publication.
It begins thus: “Abstract: A discussion of conspiracy theories, myths and skepticism is presented. The importance of skepticism in a society in which myths may be deliberately created by authorities to manipulate the public is stressed. A range of methods of avoiding acceptance of myths, including application of the scientific method, is demonstrated using the events of 9/11. A clear understanding of events, unclouded by myths, is essential for the proper functioning of a democracy.
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