Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine, in trying to compare Holocaust deniers with those that question and criticise the official version of the events of 9/11, has exposed himself for what he really is; a rather arrogant and oafish right-wing propagandist for the ‘al Qaeda did it’ brigade who are attempting to perpetuate the myth that the World Trade Centre towers, including WTC7, were brought down solely as a result of aircraft crashing into them.
Maintaining the story that the towers were brought down solely by aircraft crashing into them is essential for the ‘al Qaeda did it’ brigade, which includes the US government and their most rabid supporters, the neoconservatives and the Israeli Lobby. To allow any evidence that supports the notion that anything other than hijacked aircraft brought down the towers be accepted into the mainstream of the public psyche would be absolutely catastrophic for both the US government and western governments around the world which have relied on the ‘al Qaeda did it’ scenario to justify the Global War On Terrorism and its subsequent invasion and destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq. For this reason alone the US government, and the mainstream media that supports it, have pulled out all the stops to prevent any other evidence that could prove that the events of 9/11 did not happen as the government has said it happened from becoming accepted by the great masses of ordinary people throughout the Western world.
Michael Shermer, it would seem, has become part of that effort. However, in attempting to place ‘911 Truthers’ within the same frame as those that deny the Holocaust, Shermer immediately denies himself any credibility as a bona fide sceptic and he can now be safely cast into the ever-growing numbers of exposed right-wing propagandists and fraudsters who are trying desperately to conceal from the peoples of the world the real history of the events of 9/11.
The vast majority of those that do not want to hear or refuse to accept the reasonableness of alternative arguments about the events of 9/1, despite the overwhelming evidence that is mounting that debunks entirely the governments version of events, do so simply because the very idea that their government has lied to them so enormously and horrifically and with such tragic loss of their own peoples lives would be totally and utterly unpalatable to them and would destroy any little faith that they had left in a system that they had been brought up to believe was incorruptible. The realisation that they had actually become a part of it by believing and accepting it without question would destroy any sense of righteousness they believed they had.
Only time will remove this sense of the truth being unacceptable. It is only unacceptable because the fear of the truth being exposed in such a way will tear away from them everything else that they held to be genuinely true.
To be a genuine sceptic is healthy but Michael Shermer proves himself to be only a propagandist who wants to deny the people the right to question lies and distortions of the truth.