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Cult Watch: The 9/11 Truth Movement

Confusing title? Read on. I knew there were all sorts of conspiracy theories floating around. One in particular that I think is disgusting and wish it never was thought of is 9/11 being an inside job. I have never met a so called 9/11 truther in the past but that changed today.I met a 9/11 truther and I never really believed anyone could out dumb a creationist but I was proved wrong. 9/11 truth was pretty much a small movement at first with a few followers. Initially, despite what 9/11 truthers claim, 9/11 truth was started in France when Thierry Messian wrote a book claiming that a cruise missile hit the pentagon. Since then the self-named 9/11 truth movement grew pretty much until 2006 and has been declining steadily since. Now what is left are truly guanophrenic ‘humans’. The one I met today was definitely gaunophrenic. So much so I really wonder how he remembers to breath. There were various websites [which I will not mention] where 9/11 truthers spread their idiocy until one day a guy by the name of Dylan Avery and his friends Jason Bermas and Corey Rowe wrote a fictional movie about 9/11 being an inside job. They claim that they came to believe the inside job as they were filming. Fact is there were many versions of their movie Loose Change although truth needs only one version. They saw a way to fleece some fools who had money to part with so they did.

Dylan Avery is out in California pursuing a film career although he was rejected for a film school before Loose Change. Now after Loose Change where he blames the government and strongly implicates the Jews [yup, the disgusting bastards called the truthers are anti-semitic too]. Jason Bermas went full on with every conspiracy theory known to man as a partner to the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Corey Rowe, not sure what happened to him. He went AWOL from the military, did Loose Change then a few years later got arrested and sent back to the military. Don’t know about you guys but I would not want to trust my life to him. I am surprised that he was reactivated.

A little explanation of what 9/11 truthers believe is necessary. First off let me say there really is no cohesive story nor is there agreement among truthers. Some believe the twin towers were controlled demolitions although the record height os a controlled demolition is about 1/3 the height of each twin tower. Some believe WTC 7 was a CD to cover evidence that could have been eliminated by a paper shredder but CD is prettier I guess. Some believe WTC 7 was a CD but only to ease the rescue operations for the twin towers. Then there are some that think the 3 WTC buildings came down from the damage of the planes and the subsequent fires. WTC was not hit by a plane but it was hit by debris from the towers. Believe it or not there is even a minority of truthers that claim there was TV fakery and no planes hit the WTC [don’t think it can get more crazy? Just wait]. This is the WTC. I am going to touch on the pentagon and Shanksville.

The pentagon, well you would think it is simple just as the WTC was simple since so many witnesses saw the planes but those who want to find problems [9/11 truthers] have no trouble making things up. Following Messian, at first some people thought the damage was from a cruise missile, that was what Loose Change claimed even though there were quite a few people with burns from jet fuel. Next came some people claiming that there were bombs planted inside the pentagon [that apparently blew inwards]. Since there was wreckage found and even bodies, the disgusting ‘humans’ decided they were planted. Now comes a group that raises gaunophrenic lunacy to new heights. A group by the name of CIT [Citizens Investigation Team which I think really means Clueless Idiot Team] is claiming that the plane neither flew the path that the data shows and it [sit down for this] flew over as the explosion was timed perfectly to cover the plane.

Shanksville PA. There are three quick things I would like to mention. When the plane crashed in Shanksville PA a real estate agent by the name of Val McClatchey took a picture of the rising smoke cloud entitled End Of Serenity. An anonymous internet psychopath known as Killtown and his followers decided to accuse Ms. McClatchey of faking the picture. Truly these are sad excuses for ‘humans’. Now the official story is one I am sure we all have heard and we all should be aware that the plane crashed in Shanksville. Not to disappoint, some of the truthers have to disagree so they are split with some thinking the flight was shot down and some thinking it crashed and a very few thinking the plane landed at an airport in Cleveland where the passengers were murdered.

By now I’ll wager that most of you are as disgusted of these people as I am. I know this isn’t my usual fare but this topic was extremely disturbing to me and one thing was  surprising [well not too surprising since it is a necessary part of all conspiracy theories and oddly religion too]. This guy all along kept claiming that he was skeptical about the whole thing and his questions led him to believe 9/11 was an inside job. I asked him what evidence if any would change his mind. He said none. Stop right there. If a belief is scientific, evidence would change it if the evidence proved it wrong. If nothing would change it, it is a faith based belief just as in a religion. The so-called 9/11 truth movement is not based on science as the claim, it is a cult which should explain the title now.

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11 Responses

  1. Have you heard of the ad hominem argument? It’s fallacious because it doesn’t address the facts. In fact, what it indicates is that you have no case. If you had had any evidence refuting the claims of truthers, you would have presented it. Even the mainstream media around the world has started telling the truth of 911, and contrary to your claim, interest is increasing dramatically in 911 truth. Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth has increased by about 500 in the last year or 2 and now has over 1000 credential checked members. Got to give you points for creativity though with the term Guanophrenic. Keep trying, you might convince a few other myopic souls.

    • Got to hand it to the truthers. You just proved they can’t read. I didn’t argue 9/11 as there is no argument. I wrote about the 9/11 truth movement.

      • I totally agree with you, nonreligion. Did you know that Dylan Shitforbrains Avery accused Bernard Brown Sr., the grieving man who lost his 11 year old son on Flight 77, of murdering his own son as part of a government plot, with NO evidence whatsoever? That’s a pretty heavy accusation. I’ve been called all kinds of names by these so-called ‘ 9/11 truthers’. I’ve been called ‘shill’, ‘sheeple’, disinfo agent’, ‘member of the Illuminati’, ‘Zionist Jew’, etc. Yet as soon as I call them ‘troofer’ or ‘twoofer’, they get their panties in a wad. They can dish it out but they can’t take it.

  2. I could not find the word “gaunophrenic” in the Merriam Webster dictionary on-line. Is this a word that the author created or was it misspelled?

    I think the author’s lack of critical thinking skills and thought processes make it impossible for him/her draw any kind of coherent conclusions about what happened that day. He certainly is overlooking critical facts about the “truth movement”, like for example, over 1000 architects and engineers calling for a new investigation. These folks are more credible than the author.

    • Guano = Batshit
      Phrenic is short for phrenesis which means madness or frenzy.

      As far as overlooking anything, in case you couldn’t tell I wasn’t doing nothing but a quick article. As far as tricky Dicky Gage, his list is full of retired people, electrical engineers, students et al.

      If you would like to argue 9/11, please do it elsewhere.

      • I’d love to argue the point with you, but I just don’t want to overwhelm that one cell comprising your brain.

  3. OMG! I remember hearing somewhere that such people existed but I really did not think they were believed by anyone. You’re saying it is a movement? I am floored.

    • They exist. Not sure how most of them remember to breath but they exist. Since 2006 most of the relatively same ones left and now only the loony tunes are left.

  4. Hello, I’m French and YES i’ve heard the first “investigations” of the “reseau voltaire” (if i’m not mistaking) that was describing the fact that no plane crashed in the Pentagon. Honnestly the facts presented were, at the time, not conclusive. But enough point where made to confuse many people. Since then the conspiracy theory has been tame by the intelligencia. (and the “reseau voltaire” has closed) I don’t know anything about the facts so i’m not saying they were wrong or not. I just thought at the time that it was an “outside the box” theory. Probably, that’s my thinking “too much outside the box”
    I have no doubt that musulism terrorist attacked USA that day. Does the government knew about it ? Well they were warned (as far as i know) but they must be warned every other day that some crazy shit was going to happen that never does. So maybe we can not blame them for not reacting.
    And to finish my reply, last year, your government “trapped” a terrorist making him believe he was in contact with al quaida or something and caught him as he was going to make himself blow up. While this is all good and fine it also means that your government as the means to manipulate terrorist to attack and make them believe that they are operating for a group that never heard of them. Once again it’s a big step to assume that because they have the means they have used it to planned 9/11 or any other terrorist attack.


  5. With the secretive nature of both the CIA and Al Que’eda, I don’t think that the “truth” will be mainstream knowledge for another couple of decades. Any organisation claiming to know the truth of the events that took place on that day, is basically admitting their involvement through intimate knowledge. At least, this is the reason why they probably won’t come forward.

    Whatever “truly” happened, thousands of people died, and in their name thousands more have since been killed. However this global scale (read world war 3(WWIII)) conflict started, I genuinely hope to live to see the end of it.

  6. How do you discuss 9/11 without discussing the physics of skyscrapers first? Doesn’t every level of every skyscraper have to support all of the weight above it? Isn’t it the steel that holds that weight? So how much steel on the 23rd level supported how much steel and concrete on the 87 levels above? It is called Dead Load.

    So shouldn’t knowing the tons of steel and tons of concrete on any skyscrapers trying to be analyzed for unusual behavior be a high priority? There are minor things like the Conservation of Momentum to be brought up if the top 15% could fall straight down and destroy everything below.

    A problem with much of the Truth Movement is great interest in conspiracies and casual interest in physics.

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