I wouldn’t have thought ten years ago that I would be doing what I’m doing now, blogging the strange ins and outs (mostly outs) of the conspiracist mind. If you haven’t heard, it’s been a decade since the World Trade Center attack. The country has not yet fully recovered from that incomprehensible day. I remember groping for some semblance of a narrative to explain what was unfolding in front of my eyes, and I clearly remember the sense of watching the second tower collapsing with a sense of the unreal.
Eventually that narrative emerged, but there are, as always, holdouts against reality, and to these people I now turn. There may be some old stuff in here. The deluge of 9/11 conspiracist stuff I’ve gotten on Twitter this week includes a lot of rehashed, long debunked stuff, especially youtube videos.
- Truthers deny 9/11 anniversary.
- I’m going to need to see 9/11 Conspiracy Roadtrip. Anyone have a link? Some Australians, usually the most sensible part of the realm, take issue with the documentary and call it a “hit piece.”
- David Chandler: Reciting Newton’s laws does not mean you are good at science.
- The Digital Cuttlefish has a brief appraisal and is mostly right about the Truthers. His Cuttliness also links to a few Slate articles about the Truthers.
- There is currently a conference in Toronto of 9/11 conspiracy theorists. It seems that they, like so much of the 19th century conspiratorial rhetoric agains the Jesuits I have been reading lately, are framing their arguments as a jury trial or at least focusing on forensic deliberation, only without the defense.
- Here are hacktivists claiming to have hacked Toronto jumbotrons.
- Well, hell. Mabus was right. Usenet prophecies about 9/11.
- Who controlled the planes?
- Wow. I found something worse than Rebecca Black. It was through David Icke’s site. This greasy cheese-eating troll and his bopping idiot consort better never meet a family member or they’re going to get disemboweled:
- FederalJack reminds us of the Israeli Mossad connection to 9/11, but forgets to remind us that the original report was withdrawn within 20 minutes by the outfit that released the info about Jooos on a bridge.
- The Truthers have started a 9/11 petition at a White House petition website. Be prepared to be completely ignored, gents.
- The Onion has their take on the week. I remember a week or so after the attacks when the Onion’s headline was perhaps the most accurate one I had yet seen: “HOLY FUCKING SHIT!”
- They also ran: “9/11 Memorial Curators Decide Not To Display Swastika Formed By Twisted Girders Found At Ground Zero.”
- Perhaps my favorite classic Onion film. Al Qaeda refutes 9/11 conspiracy theories. “Talking to you is like talking to a goat.”
- NEW EVIDENCE! FROM 2009!!! AN IRREFUTABLE YEAR!11!
- German politician loses all respectability by doubting 9/11. This is as it should be.
- Preemptive blame on the government (read the last line) from Alex Jones. Screw reliable sources. They have a time machine!
- Speaking of Jones, he has a reporter ask people whose opinions are utterly worthless if WTC7 was demolition. Also, it seems clear they could not find a credentialed reporter to work for Jones.
- Here’s a link to the original nanothermite paper. One of the collaborators of this pay-to-play journal article opted to retire instead of letting his peers at BYU review his work.
- An augmented reality app allows you to share your story of 9/11.
- Here’s a vid about all the witnesses to 9/11 dying. It’s spelled “dying,” Kevin.
- Popeye and the Intel Hub are indignant about…everything as always.
- Hey, this is nauseating: Christians for 9/11 Truth: A Call to Action.
- Wired discusses the 9/11 Truther comic. If someone could send me a pdf of this, I’d appreciate it. I’m not paying a dime for this tripe.
- There is nothing scarier than clicking on a link and seeing crazy person Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) smiling at you. Don’t click on this. She’ll smile at you.
- The 10-year anniversary ad campaign about Building 7 is launched by AE911Truth. I found a poster outside of my IIG-Atlanta meeting this morning announcing it, the same poster that popped up in Sydney:
- Susan Lindauer–not competent to assist her own espionage defense–Truther superstar.
- New group starts up: World911Truth.org.
- On Point did a story on Truthers. It was quite good, if you have not yet heard it.
- Isn’t the fact that (some) Truthers plan to tone it down on 9/11 sort of admitting that they don’t really have enough evidence to take the stand they are crowing about? If there are any Truther protests, they will do immense damage to their movement. So get out there, guys! AE911Truth Austin is heading out.
- Explosives at the Pentagon too.
- The Memoirs of a 9/11 Truth Activist.
- Here is a fair example of why I believe that we are not going to see the end of Trutherism in my lifetime. The two sides don’t speak the same language. And
- Allen L. Roland writes the worst, most exploitive thing ever.
- Veteran’s Today stunningly gets it right in their title: “I Can’t Even Begin to Understand.”
- From some bronie: “Oliver Stone: 9/11 Whitewasher and Sellout.”
- Rosie O’Donnell is still not clever. Twitter proves this.
- A 9/11 coloring book has been released. Released in the sense of anthrax, not in terms of publishing.
- David Icke and Luke Rudkowski: two bad things that go worse together.
- And speaking of the perpetual embarrassment machine, Luke managed to retrieve another not-a-story from the chairman of the 9/11 commission, while raising awareness of the uninstitutionalized mentally ill.
- Truth Davis (California) comes up with a deeply flawed statement of purpose. They aren’t even sure that a plane hit the Pentagon. How could ANYTHING they have to say be worth hearing?
- AE911Truth’s guide to exploiting the anniversary.
- Conspiracists: “After 10 Years, 75% of New Yorkers Never Saw Footage of WTC Building 7.” No. All you can say is that 75% don’t remember seeing it. I remember seeing it, and I was in St. Louis. What a strange cover-up.
- An older vid: Bill Cooper’s 9/11 Illuminati Satanic Ritual.
And that’s all. We’ll have double dose next week, as there is a lot of stuff I could not get to, like, all the non-9/11 conspiracy theories.
Update: A few weeks ago the archive.org put up a collection of 9/11 related news from the day of the attacks and other materials. I am told (below) that it is a woo-free zone.