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An Open Letter to 9/11 Truthers

October 22, 2012

Dear 9/11 Truthers:

I just don’t care about what you have to say. You could name names, you could mention how many intelligent people believe in your theory (because no intelligent people have ever supported stupid things like Social Darwinism, Stalinism or the entire Republican Party). Why does it even matter if they did orchestrate it, not to mention how on earth has everyone kept quiet about it for so long – every administration is hugely leak-prone. Regardless, they effectively did orchestrate it by Bush not reading his memos and by encouraging Bin Laden in the 80s to fight the Soviets. Why does it matter SO much if they deliberately did it or not? Most on the left (including broad swaths of the comparatively conservative American media) already agree they’re war criminals because of Iraq. What does a conspiracy add? What does it do? What does it matter AT ALL. Bush, Cheney and everyone else involved in Afghanistan and Iraq are already scumbags who would be hanged if Nuremberg principles applied to them.

That’s the thing about 9/11 trutherism. It just means nothing. Chomsky says that he wouldn’t be surprised if the government is actually covertly helping to spread conspiracy theories, because it takes away from other important issues. I mean honestly if you think what happened on 9/11 is the only thing of any importance then you understand very little about the how the world works and what is required to fix our major issues. More fundamentally it suggests that you don’t understand what is important. What is important is fighting the NDAA. Ending corporate money in politics. Transitioning to a low-emission low-to-no growth economy so we don’t fuck up the environment for generations to come. Increasing democratic accountability in every Western supposed democracy. Not fucking accusing Bush of being a war criminal, which by the way, if you didn’t get the memo, HE ALREADY IS.

I’m tired of encountering you people on Facebook groups and in activist circles. You undermine your very legitimacy by sticking to what is such an irrelevant point. I personally don’t care if Obama sold America out to Wall St intentionally or unintentionally. What matters is that he shouldn’t have done it. If you care so much about the intentions of leaders then you really display little clear understanding of what a democracy actually is. Go back to high school and learn something, because every day you spend around masquerading as “left-wing” you undermine every single movement you’re a part of.

In the words of Bill Maher: ‘It’s an absurd idea because it combines “George W. Bush” and “Knowledge”. Sleep tight bat-shit.’


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