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Response to merrily (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 02:38 PM

19. The news organization came up in a sub-thread

 

I know you don't see it as the crux. My point is that it's an error for anyone to get hung up on whether there's a technical "conspiracy" by being distracted about whether there are multiple actors. No one denies that the official explanation of 9/11 involved multiple actors, but you just won't see that explanation derided as a conspiracy theory.

You're right that "ridiculous and unsupportable charge" and "conspiracy theory" are both sets of pejorative words. I prefer the former, however, because it's clearer. If you believe, as I do, that the controlled-demolition explanation for 9/11 is false, but you criticize it as a conspiracy theory, what do you say when the 9/11 truthers respond that the official explanation is also a conspiracy theory? The term adds nothing to the discussion and threatens to sidetrack it.

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