Today is April 24th, 2013. I think. I think so because the computer says it is this date and I assume the computer is correct. Sometimes computers are wrong though, like my last smartphone. It would randomly screw up the date by a day or two, confusing me. So sometimes computers malfunction. Nevertheless, it’s probably April 24th, 2013. Unless I’m dreaming. Maybe it’s 2063, who knows?
Anybody who knows me knows I am obsessed with the truth surrounding September 11th, 2001. I generally believe that it was an “inside job” carried out by somewhat unknown members of “the military-industrial-complex.” There are a couple dozen people that I consider to be top suspects, and I acknowledge that there may have been many others involved whose identities I do not know. In studying 9/11, I have become a student of philosophical theories of truth. How do we know what we know? Why might I be able to say what I believe while many others may say what they believe? Is there a way to discern actual truth?
Most scholars and scientists and reporters adhere to the scientific method. Basically, you present an idea, find evidence to support your claims, determine the logical consequences of your claim, and a bunch of other brain stuff (Ow, my brain). I used this method in researching 9/11. It all started when I was a bright-eyed transfer student to UC Berkeley in 2004. I thought to myself one day, “You know, I’ve been hearing a lot about this ludicrous theory that the government did 9/11. Maybe I can use my new awesome college brain to logically disprove these claims.” So I started reading the internet and watching conspiracy videos. Within a short amount of time, I was watching WTC Building 7 crumble into the earth. I basically thought, “WTF?” I had no understanding of how this building could have collapsed that way, or why it might be important. This oddity, and other oddities that seemed to be rallying points of “conspiracy theorists” seemed to be of little consequence to me. After all, I thought, if there really was a conspiracy, the New York Times or CNN would have discovered it.
The leaseholder of WTC7 was Larry Silverstein. On video, he describes how they “pulled” the building. What did this mean? He couldn’t have just admitted to demolishing the damn thing could he have? It was time to get empirical. Could office fires have brought down a 47 story skyscraper? Turns out that had never happened in history. Doesn’t necessarily mean it didn’t happen that day, but… Was there another way it could have been brought down? Perhaps controlled demolition, like all these wierd-masterbating-conspiracy-bloggers-who-hated-themselves-and-lived-in-their-parent’s-basements were talking about?
I eventually began to suspect that 9/11 was done by “the government.” I was horrified and outraged. I began discussing and sharing info obsessively. This was back in the pre-historic days of Myspace. I couldn’t get over WTC7. It just looked way too much like a controlled demolition. Also, there were no plane parts in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Also, no plane parts at the Pentagon. Meanwhile, the official story of 9/11 was based on improbable facts, such as a passport found at the site of ground zero. The passport was allegedly found on the day of 9/11 before the twin towers collapsed. How could it be that a hijacker’s passport escaped the flaming wreckage of the twin towers, fluttered down to rest on the ground, and while bodies were still hitting the ground, became discovered by an unnamed passerby?
Feeling relatively sure of my hypothesis, I began to discuss the theory with the esteemed professors at UC Berkeley, one of America’s top public universities. After all, I assumed, these masters of scholarly research would help me sort out the truth about what I was discovering. I was totally pissed then to find that these professors would dismiss the idea as a “conspiracy theory” without even beginning to examine the evidence that I had become aware of. They were showing contempt prior to investigation, and were behaving as if certain questions were obviously too ridiculous to even acknowledge.
Well fast forward seven years. How could all the strange anomalies surrounding 9/11 be true while so many people would not believe it was an inside job? The masters of the military-industrial-complex own all significant mass-media outlets. Fox News broadcasts from Rockefeller center. NBC News broadcasts from Rockefeller Plaza, in the General Electric building. GE makes bombs, Rockefellers sell oil. Don’t give me any of your A=B but not C garbage, this is an extensive hypothesis and I don’t have all the smoking facts to completely validate it to you at this very moment. At some point, it becomes clear that the possibility that 9/11 was an inside job is definitely tenable.
The mass media channels have very rarely broadcast the WTC7 footage. Yet the unusual collapse of the building led a professor named Steven Jones to hypothesize that perhaps it was demolished. In looking at ground zero dust under a microscope, he found that it contained a substance that appeared to be thermite. Thermite is a demolition material. In fact, when this substance in the ground zero dust was heated up, it exploded. There was demolition material in the World Trade Center. That means someone put it there. The logical consequences of the initial hypothesis were being laid out. Turns out, L. Paul Bremer, who was the right hand man of Henry Kissinger, who in turn was the right hand man of the Rockefellers, and who wound up being the leader of the Iraqi Coalition Provisional Authority, was one of the first persons to appear with confidence on NBC and proclaim that 9/11 was the work of Osama Bin Laden. He did that on the day of 9/11. He was not at his office in the North tower. His office had been directly where the first plane had entered the building. Why would Bremer and the Rockefellers want to do 9/11 and invade Iraq, where $2 trillion worth of oil was under the ground? Oh.
Well, I’d love to go on typing about all these “facts,” but I’ve got to go conspire to theorize about some new reality. The Boston Bombing! Could these brothers have been framed? How would we know?