Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What Causes People to Believe This Stuff?

The Truther movement started with just a few fringe crackpots, but its dementia has spread to the gullible in the mainstream.
The idea that the Bush administration participated in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks is not limited to fringe Web sites and conspiracy theorists, according to a poll commissioned by a Web site that promotes alternative explanations for the events of September 11.

The poll, conducted by Zogby International for and released last week, found that 31 percent of Americans do not accept the official explanation for September 11 -- that "19 Arab fundamentalists executed a surprise attack which caught U.S. intelligence and military forces off guard."

Among that 31 percent, around 26 percent agreed that the American government "knew the attacks were coming but consciously let them proceed for various political, military, and economic motives." Almost 5 percent believed that U.S. officials "actively planned or assisted some aspects of the attack."

Among self-identified Democrats, 42.6 percent chose an explanation other than the official one, as did 19.2 percent of Republicans and 30.5 percent of Independents.

The Truther's "facts" have been debunked by numerous experts, Popular Science even put out a book debunking these crazy conjectures, tossing aside the Truther's facts like Godzilla passing through Tokyo. So why do people believe this bovine excrement?

Is it because they want to believe the Gov't is bad and evil? Is it because they are Bush Haters and are so steeped in dementia that they can easily accept the idea that President Bush would perpetrate such an evil act?

I truly don't understand how someone could embrace, without one shred of proof, the idea that our own Gov't had something to do with the cowardly acts of 9/11. And it floors me to know that 31% of Americans are so filled with hate, that they buy into this tripe.

I am dumbfounded and disgusted to hear these statistics. What will it take to change their minds? Another attach by crazed jihadists? I hope not.

I look at these people as I would an adult that knowingly craps their pants and smears the feces on themselves, with the utmost disgust and disdain.

Mr Minority