Friday, February 09, 2007

9/11 Conspiracies

George Monbiot at CiF:
There is a virus sweeping the world. It infects opponents of the Bush government, sucks their brains out through their eyes and turns them into gibbering idiots. First cultivated in a laboratory in the US, the strain reached these shores a few months ago. In the past fortnight, it has become an epidemic. Scarcely a day now passes without someone possessed by this sickness, eyes rolling, lips flecked with foam, trying to infect me.

The disease is called Loose Change. It is a film made by three young men that airs most of the standard conspiracy theories about the attacks of September 11 2001. Unlike the other 9/11 conspiracy films, Loose Change is sharp and swift, with a thumping soundtrack, slick graphics and a calm and authoritative voiceover. Its makers claim that it has now been watched by 100 million people.

Read the rest.

On the other hand...

Jogo writes:
Why does jogo despise Michael Lerner? Why does he think that Michael Lerner is contemptible, and a mediocre and banal intellectual who obscures his shallowness with verbosity? Why does he think that followers of Rabbi Lerner (i.e., "the Tikkun Community") are pathetic morons? Why does he think that Michael Lerner is not even a man, let alone a Jew? Why does jogo respect Anna Nicole Smith more than he does Michael Lerner?

If you want an answer to these questions, look no further than here.
Basically, Lerner may not have been infected by the virus of 9/11 conspiracy, but he is certainly a carrier. The book he "contributes" to is 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out. I hate that word "intellectuals". As I said in a previous post, What's so good about "intellectuals"? Or, in other words, why aren't the plebs' voices just as valid? And the arrogance of naming yourself an "intellectual"!

1 comment:

kate said...

power to the plebs, its a good point.i was reading a blog the other day that was slagging of peoples comments because there were kids leaving their points of view and people that werent "intellectuals". some other commentators thought they shouldnt be able to say their piece. if i can remember where i saw it i will leave a link, it was about the catholic adoption agency story that was recently in the news.