On the morning of 9/11/2001 I was awakened early by my Dad. I was wondering why considering classes that day didn’t start until late in the afternoon but he was quick to tell me why “You need to see this. We’re under attack. Terrorists have just crashed planes into the World Trade Center, and the Pentagon.” I hopped out of bed and ran to the TV and saw what millions of Americans and billions of others around the world saw. Believe it or not, as much of a conspiracy nutter I was at the time, the thought of this being a conspiracy never crossed my mind. Even on Cooper’s website did he even allude to it for the first month or so. In fact he was very jingoistic about the whole situation. Posting messages about how upset he was at al-Queda for doing this to America and how we should bomb the shit out of Afghanistan. I slowly drifted into a ‘Let it happen on purpose” 9/11 conspiracy theroist but I simply couldn’t back it up so I just let it go. It was so short it’s hardly worth mentioning, but for the sake of honesty here it is.
Now for those of you who’ve wondered why I spend a lot of time debunking conspiracies, listen up. I felt terrible for what I did. I went around promoting this crazed nut job and his crackpot theories. A lot of my friends were still jockin’ this lunatic’s cock as if he had something of value to say and it was my fault they were exposed to it in the first place. So I tried to make amends by correcting my mistake and spending a lot of time researching and debunking his nonsense.
- “How the fuck did this all happen and not one single person involved get caught or confess?”
For something like this, it would of taken at least 10s of thousands of people all working together. No one defected from the group and ratted his buddies out? No one after the fact had a crisis of consciousness? Please. Ben Franklin said something, that’s dead right. Not because he said it, but because it’s empirically true: “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
- “If there were demolition charges, how come no one saw them being installed or noticed them post installation?”
How could you rig a building with that many explosives and have no body notice? No janitors, carpenters, ..etc. ever noticed demolition charges or wires? One of these guys told me it was planted shortly after the 1993 WTC bombing. Again, how did no one notice? Civilians were standing around the building and they just happen to get all of this equipment in the building without anyone noticing? That’s unfathomable.
- “If a missile hit the Pentagon, why did everyone say it was a plane? Why would something like wings leave a hole if they are designed to be lightweight?”
This really was the smoking gun of bullshit for me. Nothing about the 9/11 Pentagon CT ever made sense to me. It’s just flat out retarded on every level.
After this came out I did some investigation and found a lot more problems with their arguments, virtually every claim they made was either unfounded and thus ignored, cherry picked which I found supplemental information to correct it, or inaccurate which I corrected.
I tracked down a group on MySpace (which was all the rave with all the kids at the time) and presented my arguments to them. This was really a wake up call if I had any lingering doubts about conspiracy theories having any basis in reality. It was no different than debating creationists. Even today it’s no different. Let’s say we were to take the argument of steel melting. They make the argument and I respond that steel doesn’t need to melt in order to weaken the structural integrity of a building. Then they shift gears and say something like “Well, what about how they built the towers to sustain a plane hitting it.” Creationists employ this exact style of debate. They bring up you can’t have speciation, you show them examples of speciation, and then it’s off to ‘you can’t add information to a genome!’ Bitch, please! To this day, I have yet to run into Twoofer who hasn’t pulled this on every single time I present counter evidence. They will NEVER conced a point. It’s as if 9/11 ‘Truth’ is a religion.
Now, I don’t care what your political position is. However, the best way to alienate potential converts is to use 9/11 as an argument for it. 9/11 being an inside job is not an argument for anarcho-capitalism, minarchism, communism, democratic socialism, anarchist communism, liberalism, conservatism, monarchism, national socialism, or even Zeitgeister Robo-communism. No matter the flavor, it’s a non-sequitur It’s not, bringing it up does nothing but make you and everyone else who subscribes to your political stance look like a group of cranks. So knock it the fuck off, please.