There is appeal to conspiracy theories. Believers are in the minority, so they feel special even if their ideas don’t exactly square up (see hipster culture for reference). Depending on your level of controversy, you might get to wear t-shirts, wave banners and shout neat slogans through a megaphone. Finally, believing in conspiracy theories feeds your suppressed superhero-complex. That’s all fine and dandy. But here’s the problem…
4. The Cat is Out of the Bag
Loose Change is one of the“documentaries”to claim that 9/11 was a conspiracy. They’d have you believe:
- A missile hit the pentagon, not a plane
- The hijacked planes didn’t bring down the twin towers; it was wired with explosives
If only the maker, Mr. Dylan Avery, hadn’t admitted in every interviewthat this started when he wanted to write a fictional screenplay. Google it. He wrote the screenplay, then foundpictures and clips that lined up. Never mind, the thousands of pieces of evidence that didn’t, he was going for an Orsen Wells’ World of the Worldsvibe.
Anyone old enough to remember the War of the Worlds’ broadcast will tell stories of people wetting themselves. Here’s the thing. Changing the channel would have led to the realization that; had aliens been invading,everyone would be reporting on the biggest story in history! It wouldn’t have added up. Similarly,Loose Changeshows 1 image without wreckage outside of the pentagon. There are hundreds of pictures showing plane debris, along with eyewitnesses from volunteers who helped with clean up. As for the explosives,it would have been an impossible job. No one has ever blown up anything that big, but something half the size was brought down with 4,000 packs of explosives. So, roughly 8,000 per tower would have been rigged in secret and in so that sniffer dogs (brought in after the trade center attack in 1993) wouldn’t detect. We’ll get to their rebuttal.
2. WhoSaid Jet Fuel Could Melt Steal Beams?
AttackonAmerica.net started this viral bug. They reject that burning jet fuel caused structural failure, which led the towers to collapse. “No kerosene…can burn hot enough to melt steel.” Kerosene burns between 800° and 1500°F. Steel melts at 2750°F. However, it is largely agreed that bending, (which happens at a much lower heat)rather than melting, led to the towers’ collapse. The senior engineer at the American Institute of Steel Constructionstated “Steel loses 50% of its strength at 1100°F.”
1. People’s Humanity
How was it done in secret? Well, everyone was paid off; The families of the dead; anyone who sawthe building being riddled with explosives, everyone. The entertaining route here would be showing why this would come up to around five trillion dollars, but there’s a harder message coming. Bernard Brown was a pentagon employee, whose son died on-board the flight that crashed into the Pentagon. If he’d been at work, Bernard and his son would have perished together. To hear Avery claim that this father intentionally took a day off from work because heknew of the conspiracy thatwould kill his child is to turn a stomach. No amount of money would be enough. The more the claims of conspiracy, the more legitimacy is taken from the survivors’ pain. That will never be okay.