I just read an interesting thread exchange (kevboyle.blogspot.com) commenting on a lecture given by a left-wing peace activist named George Galloway. Galloway criticizes people who believe that 9/11 was an inside job. That's fine, but sadly, we seldom, if ever get to witness intelligent debate on this subject. Instead we are subjected to either dubiously edited documentaries about the possibilities of 9/11 being an "inside job" or we get condescending intellectuals dismissing the concept using little more than ridicule, ad hominem attacks and straw man arguments.
Getting to the truth of the matter requires an honest appraisal of human nature.
The motivating factors behind any power structures need for secrecy is obvious,
so too are the motivating factors of those who find comfort swimming in the waters of that structure.
Now if we look at the thread it goes like this:
Anonymous said… (23 November 2010 12:52)
"Just because Mr.Galloway disagrees that 911 was a false flag operation job does not mean that he has suddenly swapped sides or has become dishonest. The fundamental proposition that people within the western intelligence community orchestrated the 911 attacks is absolutely outrageous. Nevertheless I believe it to be true. As the 911 truth movement grows and along with it the already (in my opinion) overwhelming evidence, it will become more and more difficult for anyone to deny inside involvement, including Mr.Galloway."
James Corr said… (23 November 2010 13:34)
"You guys are retarded.
All of your shit physics/quotes are easily debunked.
Nanothermite.. oh please.
Enjoy your paranoid nutball lives, you'll never be happy."
No One To Vote For said… (23 November 2010 13:41)
"A person gets over realizing these things James. This kind of stuff has been going on for centuries so there's no reason to be unhappy (concerned, active, yes. Unhappy, no), nor to stop challenging the pitiful lies in which you believe.
I teach physics, by the way, so like the people I've met who agree with me, I'm anything but retarded.
What about you, James?"
This James Corr guy is a classic example of the kind of person I'm talking about.
- Ad hominem, followed by Straw man, followed by Ridicule…no healthy inquiry!
There is a misconception that those who challenge the power structure are at their core very unhappy people, when the truth is that at his Corr (sorry, I couldn't resist), HE is the unhappy one, attacking those who challenge his fantasy. This attitude Mr.Corr takes, I believe, only exacerbates the dilemma of the 9/11 truth movement. Using these tactics on truth seekers always blows up your face! The only way to handle fringe elements is to engage, with a healthy, honest desire for truth and not the myopic advancement of ones worldviews. This way, as the scientific method demonstrates, new knowledge will help shed light on a problem, while old belief systems will simply die out, which, I think, is at the heart of Mr.Corr's fear.
-Dirty C.T. December 2010