Pirates, Conspiracy Theories, Oh My!

We all hear about them eventually. Theories of conspiracies, and a good chunk of them in my view do at least hold a grain of truth to them. What? I’m high you say? I’ve been smoking too much crack? Well, others would argue that I need to be on drugs so that I can go back to “normal.” Ah well, such is the fate of a blogger such as myself: to put up with criticisms of that nature (which luckily have not yet happened… not in that variety anyway). So let’s get down to it.

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I’m sure many of you have heard of Maddox by now, right? He hosts “The Best Page in the Universe.” Of course the title has some wrongness to it, but… that’s for another day. He’s notorious for his “literary genius” in which he seems to not take himself too seriously. That’s fine. I find some of his stuff amusing anyway. However, there is one piece of writing that I am taking issue with. Yes, it’s old in terms of the net, but I still think it needs to be addressed now.

He wrote something called There is no 9/11 conspiracy you morons. Why don’t I call it an article? I don’t know if he’d call it that, so I’ll just call it a writing of his and leave it at that. He apparently has a problem with the film Loose Change (and briefly cites rebuttals that have in turn, caused rebuttals to the rebuttals). He doesn’t regurgitate counterpoints, but instead goes this route: He claims that based on the fact that Dylan Avery, the one who made the film (along with two others) is alive is proof that Loose Change is false (he uses a different word, but… little kids and grandmas may be reading this, so out of respect for them, I’ll not stoop to using said word).

Let’s address both inaccuracies in what he wrote. Yes, there are two. The first is the title itself in which he states that there is no 9/11 conspiracy. First, let’s visit our friend, the dictionary. con·spir·a·cy [kuhn-spiruh-see] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation

–noun, plural -cies.

1. the act of conspiring.
2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.
3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government.
4. Law. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.
5. any concurrence in action; combination in bringing about a given result

In other words, a conspiracy involves more than one person. According to the official narrative, 19 Arab hijackers took hostage of four commercial air planes. Wait? What’s that? More than one person acting towards something that was secret, unlawful, or evil?

What are the sceptics arguing? That more than one person inside this country may have betrayed this country by having the Twin Towers brought down, the Pentagon’s side blown in, and causing legislation such as the Patriot ACT to be passed. If what they are claiming is true, then it would have required more than one person to act in secret for such an aim.

Therefore, no matter how you slice it and dice it, the 9/11 attack was in fact a conspiracy, because it required two or more people to execute said attack. Now let’s address the other weakness in what Maddox wrote, thus causing his argument to collapse completely. Here’s a quote from Maddox himself:

“Since Dylan’s arguing that the government has no problem killing 3,000 innocent people, this raises the question: if his documentary is true, and we’ve established that the government has no ethical qualms about killing thousands of its own people, then why wouldn’t the government kill Avery and his friends as well? What’s a few more lives to them to ensure the success of this conspiracy?

Well, there’s a very easy answer to that question, and it requires a question of my own: Would you rob a bank in front of an armed cop? Of course not. Why? The cop’s eyes are on you, right? Sure, they could be a Barney Fife type who can’t shoot worth anything at point blank range and who turns on their sirens to make it to the doughnut shop before everyone else, but…. would you really want to take that chance? By the way, that cop, who is armed and on duty is inside the bank, along with you.

The same could be said of Avery. Why wouldn’t he and his friends be killed at this time? Simple: too many eyes are on him at the moment. Think about it this way: When JFK is blown away, and the accused, Lee Harvey Oswald, is blown away by Jack Ruby, only for Ruby to die not too long after the incident, things tend to look a little suspicious, no? So what would happen if Avery were to die tomorrow? Would plenty of people be suspicious? You bet, especially since there are plenty of people out there who do not trust the U.S. government these days (and that’s worldwide by the way). And look at this folks. It’s another response to Maddox concerning alternative explanations for 9/11, and their altered cartoon makes the same point I’m making. So with that, I’ll end for now eagerly waiting for responses. I look forward to input from everyone. Have a good one.

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