I can still tell you the exact timetable of my day on September 11, 2001. I am sure many of us can and when we really think about it the pain is still a little raw even after 11 years. How can you be older than 14 and not remember some little piece of that day?
Yet today I came across something disturbing to the memory of that day.....conspiracy! There are still people out there that think that the government killed all those people. That there were no planes and no terrorists that day, just explosives and operatives. Jesse Ventura is one of the conspiracy nuts who would like you to believe that, yet again, it's all Bush's fault. Intelligent, or at least what I assumed were intelligent people still hold on to the deluded assumption that this was all one big cover up for a governmental boo boo. Most of these people don't reside on the East Coast or even in NY. They did not see the planes hitting the towers or the crater in the ground from Flight 93 or hear the messages to home and a final, "Let's Roll!" I am not sure how they can still hold on to an idea that has been debunked by better people than I such as Popular Mechanics whom in 2008 gave their conclusions based on the NIST Report. People who know how buildings work and fire destroys and metal does collapse with intense heat and yet there are those who poo poo these very facts and chose to believe that it was all a set up.
I do not put my whole trust in the government, but with engineers and architects who state unequivocally that the towers came down because of the heat, that the Pentagon had a plane flown into it and there is a crater in PA because some brave souls saved more lives than were lost, I cannot understand how anyone could be so deaf, dumb and blind.
The thing that makes me the angriest is that instead of keeping these deluded ideas to themselves on a day that should be for remembrance of lives lost they have to try and infect future generations with their, OK I will say it, whacked idea of what happened that day. Instead, shut your mouth, bow your head and say a prayer for the souls that were lost, because after I am done with that I will pray that YOU find clarity.