Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What do Truthers Want?

lets forget that i am kind of one myself for a minute.

what do they hope will happen as a result of their tireless campaigning? (as someone accurately pointed out a few years ago) it seems 1 or both of 2 things:

1. an admission of guilt from the powers that be. white house officials going on national TV, coming clean of the inside job. and / or

2. for enough people to recognize the truth to rise up and overthrow the government.

and now my second question is:

they do realize that neither will ever happen, right?
that these scenarios will forever remain exactly what they are now: fantasies.

now i'm not saying we should do nothing and swallow the bullshit official story on 9-11, or indeed anything else. but there has to be a better strategy than just endlessly going on about the durability of steel or what really hit the pentagon. because it doesn't matter how irrefutable the Truther's case may be, history has shown over and over again that evidence and facts don't do shit. why? because the primary ideological imperative of the American people is to keep things exactly as they are: they want their SUVs and they want their TIVO and they want their fast food. if you wave banners they will ignore you, and if you really try to change things they will slit your throat.