Because the Democrats don't have the balls
and the Republicans don't have the brains.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Third of Americans Suspect* 9/11 Government Conspiracy

Something I picked up a while ago, but didn't get around to posting it. Since I haven't finished any of my other articles due to a really bad flu, I figured I'd make this a quick one. I really should be logging things like this here anyway, if I want this blog to attract participants. So here it is:
Third of Americans Suspect 9/11 Government Conspiracy

I'm sure the King George loyalists would be quick to decry such people as quacks, but really, what choice has King George given them? Before anyone accuses me of anything to the contrary, at this point in time, I believe, in general, that foreign hijackers were the perpetrators of 9/11, so you can count me out of being someone who backs this conspiracy theory. That being said, I do not think people who believe it are necessarily quacks for believing it. King George and his reign have done nothing to inspire faith in the word of government and in fact, have done everything to trash faith in government.

I already know how this will sound to his supporters, that I'm obviously one of those evul wiberuls, but frankly I'm not. I just call things as I see them, and this administration has said things time and again that turned out not to be true. I've been corrected elsewhere for using the word "liar" because at this point, I'm willing to concede that maybe they didn't intentionally lie(though if someone were taking bets, I'd feel comfortable betting that they were intentional), so I'm going to stay with saying that what they have said has very often, on very very important issues, turned out not to be true.

It is very difficult for me and for any sane person I'd imagine, to trust the word of a government that has a history of saying things that have turned out not to be true. It is only logical, that this would breed mistrust and even contempt in people. If I hold King George responsible for anything, it is for creating an environment where one third of us think that not only is our government capable of plotting or knowingly letting 9/11 happen, but that they did just that.

That is a failure of leadership. I don't care what kind of crap you have to say about whatever your pet issue is, you are a failure as a leader in a democratic republic when you can not command confidence in the people whom you've been elected to lead. A good leader would recognize what an urgent issue this is, take PERSONAL responsibility for it, and begin working immediately to cultivate faith in people.

Thank you for reading this.

*Suspect - imagine to be the case or true or probable.


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