I was actually prepping my annual post to honor the memory of 9/11 victims and reminisce on how quickly life moves (and can be taken) and was writing down notes in my book about the fact that 11 years ago I was working a terrible dead–end retail job while still in the first year of mourning my mother. I was going to go on about how I was in the wrong relationship (which ended shortly afterward) and how now, as a happily married father of the best children in the world I shudder to think that such evil still seeks to harm them for no greater crime than existing.
Then I started to think about evil while in the car while listening to stories about a US Diplomat being killed in Libya while our embassy was stormed in Egypt. The bad guys are still knocking, and they’re not afraid of us.
Then my mind wandered to conspiracy theorists, as it does every 9/11. The people with such a loose grip on the obvious truth that they favor of the notion that some small group of Americans engineered 9/11/2001 as a way to [insert insane reasoning here], while ignoring the fact there are large multi–national terrorist groups that want to watch the world burn.
We’re up against an army of Jokers with no one willing to be Batman.
And for a moment, I hated them. Not just disagreed with them or found their ideas laughable. Hated them for existing.
As I’ve said before, I’m no stranger to conspiracies. I’m familiar with their structure the way a composer is familiar with music; as such, I find it frustrating when these rank amateurs try to play.
But I realize conspiracy theories are, in no small way, in our DNA. We want to believe them because they give mental order to a sometimes disorderly world. If all the conspiracy theories are true, the world is a little less scary because we figured out the pattern. I’ve said that before.
Still, it bothers me because Truthers are now holding regular jobs on television, like that half–wit “Touré.”
So as part of my rememberance of 9/11 victims, their families and all of us who still mourn that horror, allow me to say in no uncertain terms:
Truthers Can Go Suck It
Because they’re showing nothing but disrespect for the truth that, in the words of one film, “Some men just want to watch the world burn.”