If I said to you "It was an inside job", or "They knew", chances are you'd know immediately what I was referring to. Because they're catch words. Their very utterance shouts "conspiracy theory."
These words carry an invisible trigger that guarantees that if you say those words, 99% of just about anyone will summarily discount, a priori, anything you intend to say. Such triggers have proven quite successful as a means of dismissing dissent or quashing serious inquiry. And if countless someones emerge with strong, logical arguments backed by science, challenging the official pronouncement of a thing, citing strange, alarming coincidences, coupled with intentional suppression of evidence and ignoring of information regarding said incident, one need only activate the trigger to insure that such concerns will not be taken seriously.
Ridiculing, downplaying and/or marginalizing the questioners of an official "story" is the favored response. Attempts to silence these voices only meets with ever more voiciferous resurfacings. A more powerful and pervasive response would be to--just do nothing. I'll tell you why. By not responding--as the authorities, named parties and media did when, for example, whistleblower Sibel Edmonds offered testimony regarding treason within the U.S. government, which was ignored and/or squelched by the FBI and Justice Department--the message comes loud and clear: "Nothing to see here, folks. Move on."
The Internet is rife with articles and sites inviting discussion concerning 9/11--that what we've been told, the "official story", doesn't make sense. More and more, people are calling for a new (serious, this time), unbiased, thorough investigation of what really happened on that day at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. And everybody yawns. The media find the Tiger Woods "story", the balloon boy "story", and celebrity crime "stories", far more important, replaying the same footage 24/7, day after day, endlessly discussing it from Every. Conceivable. Angle. Would that they could devote even a smidgeon of the time spent on such "news" to getting answers to the unresolved questions about the most serious event that has ever taken place on U.S. soil in modern times.
Methinks the natives are getting restless--not just about the economy or the fact that the country is coming apart at the seams--but at the government's continually ignoring them, never taking them seriously.
A few weeks ago, a simultaneous press conference was held in 31 cities, 19 states and six countries, calling for a new investigation into the 9/11 attacks. During the conference a petition was presented signed by over 1,000 licensed, professional architects and engineers, seeking answers.
According to Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth,
There was evidence of foreknowledge of World Trade Centers destruction. The BBC reported live that it had fallen twenty minutes before it actually fell; viewers could see the building standing in the background.
Physics professor, Dr. Stephen Jones, along with an international team of scientists, analyzed World Trade Center dust from several sources and claims they found unmistakable traces of nanothermitic composite material--explosives that could be used to demolish the three skyscrapers. He and other architects and engineers say this explains the pools of molten metal found at ground zero weeks after the incident. Jones co-authored a peer-reviewed paper on the subject which led to his being fired from a tenured faculty position at Brigham Young University 
Nine years after the fact, and the U.S. government still refuses to convincingly explain what really happened that day. Why?
- Why were America’s air defenses first told to 'Stand Down'?
- Why was the Pentagon, of all places, caught completely offguard? They have technology that can pinpoint a person on a sidewalk but hadn't a clue that a plane had entered restricted airspace heading directly for the Pentagon, until it plowed into the building?
- Why did TV newscasters start announcing, by lunchtime, that Osama Bin Laden was the one responsible?
- Why did the FBI already have mug shots of the dead hijackers ready to be distributed, some of whom, it turns out, are not really dead after all, but alive and at home back in Saudia Arabia, surprised to learn they had something to do with 9/11?
- What caused Building 7, that was not hit by an airplane, to collapse, as in a controlled demolition, and fall imploding to the ground in a huge collapse, all 47 stories, in just 7 seconds?
- Why were the passenger lists never released?
- Why did it take a full year before an investigation was even started; why were some witnesses never contacted, why were imporant leads never followed?
Maybe. Is it just me, or does anyone else sense a revolution coming? Little revolts are happening worldwide, against governments for lack of health care, shrinking basic resources, jobs eradicated, the education system being dismantled; against do-nothing officials and a complicit media who continue to lie and manipulate the public. Bury your head and hope for the best is not everyone's style, though. Some people are becoming seriously impatient. Enough is enough.
I honestly don't know where this'll go. Maybe nowhere. Petitions change nothing. You could gather a million names and it'd just get filed somewhere, collecting dust on a shelf. Everything'll be swept again under the rug of apathy or down the memory hole while the Left-Behinders wait for the next catastrophe to occur. Meanwhile, there's always anchortainment to keep the sheeple occupied, the chirpy pablum that poses as "news" these days.
Do I personally think 9/11 was an inside job? I have no idea. But warnings were given--more than just once--and were totally ignored, and then denied. NORAD was told to "stand down"--How convenient that wargame exercises were occurring on that very same day. What a coinkydink. One would hope the national defense would be able to tell a war-game-exercise attack from a real one. Important evidence from Ground Zero was quickly scooped up and has completely vanished. Well, hey, stuff happens. Unknown entities sought to profit from this event through the stock market, indicating they knew in advance that a certain airline's plane was about to crash. Wait, let's not start accusing. They could have been psychic. The "story" seemed already ready, while the fires were still burning, and was repeated, unchallenged, to quickly become the official "story". Pre-emptive crisis management? This all actuallly happened. Does that make one a conspiricist, to want certain questions looked into again, and finally, truthfully, answered?
The Do-Nothing and It Will Go Away strategy intrigues me, though. Because it's a pretty representative example of the You-Can-Get-Away-With-Anything mindset, just "because you can."
And labels. Labels function as handy instant mini-descriptors for people who would rather not deal with the thinking part--I mean, who has time? Somebody's already identified, in the produce aisles of life, which are the fruits and which are the areas that contain things of a more, shall we say, "meaty" substance. All you have to do is read the labels. ("Organic" doesn't really mean organic anymore, by the way.) People today already know what you're going to say before you even open your mouth, it seems, according to whatever label has been slapped on you.
Many a time the label fits. Unfortunately, often. The lunatic frindge will always be with us. But let's not label everyone who questions their government with a single derogatory term. Labels constantly get misapplied. Imagine being allergic to peanuts and buying a food item sporting the announcement "Peanut Free", only to discover it was incorrectly labeled. If you got sick and died, your next of kin could sue the manufacturer for false representation. The label wasn't "true" in this particular case. Nor is the label "Conspiracy Nut" an accurate description of the growing number of questioners who want to know what really happened on 9/11. I'm just saying.
What's done is done; stop dwelling on the past, some would say. Why dredge up more pain? (recalling the horrific scene of people jumping to their deaths out of a burning tower). But some things just don't compute. Bin Laden, a Saudi Arabian, attacks the U.S. and we go to war with Iraq to get Hussein. They've stopped looking for Bin Laden years ago. Never mind, let's change the subject. Why investigate whether past acts could be construed as "torture"? Let's not get bogged down in definitions, someone counters. "Enhanced interrogation technique" sounds infinitely more palatable, a bit more vague yes, but open to other interpretations. It's all in how you look at a thing. Besides, the country has moved on. That's all old hat by now. Bigger, more pressing things to worry about now. Stop re-hashing history.
And so it goes.
So a thousand or more people--professional people not normally labeled as "fruitcakes"--have signed a petition calling for 9/11 to be re-investigated (for which they will now all inherit the label "conspiracy theorists", joining the "other" 9/11 nutcakes). Millions more are glued to their TV sets waiting the next word on what's up with Tiger Woods. Will he lose his sponsors? What really DID happen when he crashed his car?! Inquiring minds want to know!
What really did happen on 9/11?? Some of us would still like to know.
Guess which questioners will get their questions answered first...