Score: – Loose Change – Square root of zero. Reality – Infinity.
Popular Mechanics demolishes some popular 9/11 conspiracists.
Loose Change is a movie intending to prove that the government of the United States staged all of what happened on 9/11/01. The movie does demonstrate that while the overall conspiracy theory does demand destruction of the WTC by means other than flying airliners into them, this is not sufficient. You do have to cover all three death sites.
Two of the people behind that movie engage in a discussion with the authors of the Popular Mechanics book Debunking the 9/11 Myths.
Watch the “debate” here.
The mental stability of the Loose Change, ah… researcher, is the biggest unexplored question. One of his proof sources is Cynthia McKinney. Every time he makes a point he “bounces” in his chair. He calls reasonable people “liar” very often.
The most difficult thing to believe about such a “conspiracy” is that the same perpetrators who secretly planted thousands of pounds of explosives in the WTC, got hundreds of eyewitnesses to lie about seeing a plane hit the Pentagon, and faked the cell phone calls from Flight 93; left behind such overwhelming evidence of their plot. I’ve commented on this before: “The perpetrators of these plots have to be incredibly stupid and incandescently brilliant simultaneously.”
H/T for the video link to National Newswatch
Writing on unrelated topics today, Thomas Sowell and David Warren – in Cheap-Shot Journalism and Our Real Enemy is Within Us – respectively, give us some insight into how the Vineyards of Wrath have been prepared to nurture the seeds of irrationality… lo these many years.
…Our whole educational system, from the elementary schools to the universities, is increasingly turning out people who have never heard enough conflicting arguments to develop the skills and discipline required to produce a coherent analysis, based on logic and evidence.
The implications of having so many people so incapable of confronting opposing arguments with anything besides ad hominem responses reach far beyond Wal-Mart or think tanks. It is in fact the Achilles heel of this generation of our society and of Western civilization.
Our real enemy is within us, in the immense constituency of the half-educated narcissists pouring from our universities each year — that glib, smug, liberal, and defeatist “victim culture” itself, that inhabits the academy, our media, our legal establishment, the bureaucratic class. The opinion leaders of our society, who live almost entirely off the avails of taxation, make their livelihoods biting the hands that feed them, and undermining the moral order on which our solidarity depends.