Bill Whittle writes Eject! Eject! Eject!, one of the sites on our blogroll. He puts out a major essay only a few times a year, so you mightn’t visit it too often. Part 1 of a three part essay called “Seeing the Unseen” was published last November, and Part 2 was just published in the last 24 hours. Bill is an excellent, thoughtful writer and you should really take the time to read this essay.The last time I had my teeth cleaned, my dental hygienist thought a good topic of conversation (soliloquy) while she was cleaning my teeth would be all about how the towers couldn’t have come down the way “they” said it did. She was giving me the whole 9/11 “Truthers” BS and I couldn’t respond because my tongue and gums were numbed and she was digging all around my mouth with a metal pick. That’s when it hit me that there aren’t just a few hundred wack-jobs out there who believe this nonsense, but lots of actual, real, everyday kind of people. My freakin’ hygienist, for crying out loud! I’ve been meaning to print out some facts about the 9/11 research and drop them off for her, but I’m sure she’ll just write those off as “lies to keep the truth down.” I wonder if it wouldn’t be better to print this essay out for her instead. Maybe it’s a bit harsh for someone that’s going to be digging around inside my mouth. Maybe I should print the essay and some more fact-based articles. I go back May 2, so leave a comment and let me know what you think. Update:
Rand mentions a Penn & Teller Bullshit episode on 9/11 conspiracy nuts. This came up in a quick google search–I assume this is the one you mean, Rand. It isn’t available to embed, for some reason. in-depth refutation of 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Of course, I’m sure the “truthers” will just say these are more people in collusion with Bush, Halliburton, the Military-Industrial Complex, Neocons, or whoever they want to believe are responsible. Or they’ll just make up new “facts” to be refuted. Any other good links you can recommend?