Yes, it’s That Day again.
Fourteen years ago, many of us sat riveted as we watched the two tallest buildings in the U.S.A. crumble into dust. It was almost impossible to comprehend the scale and horror of it. I remember picking my child up at school, and trying to explain what had happened.
“Oh, no!” The small face, wide-eyed with distress. “I hope no one got hurt!”
It wasn’t long before we began to hear the countervailing rumours: 9/11 had been faked, it was a government plot, it was all bollocks, designed to inflame us sheeple….to what end? Answers varied, but the gist was the same. We were being fooled, tricked by sinister forces who wanted us to accept the evidence before our eyes.
This was my first real experience of “trutherism” in action, and I learned a great deal from it. So when Sam B. shared this article by Anthony Sharwood from News.com.au, it seemed appropriate to share it here.
As I read it, I kept finding analogies to the Hampstead hoax: the hoax hawkers clinging desperately and aggressively to their pet theories, angrily resisting any attempts to throw logic into the mix; the accusations that anyone who disagrees with them must be “in on it” in some mysterious way; the unshakeable belief that a bunch of cherry-picked data “proves” their theory…it’s all here.
If nothing else, Sharwood’s article illustrates how stubbornly the hard-core troofers will cling to their delusions…and how diligent the rest of us must be in publicly countering their warped version of reality.