Friday, 6 April 2012

The truth about 9/11


The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theories is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic. The truth is, that it is not the Jewish banking conspiracy or the grey aliens or the 12 foot reptiloids from another dimension that are in control. The truth is more frightening, nobody is in control. The world is rudderless. 

Alan Moore, a science fiction writer, puts it well. A salutary rebuke to various people I know (they know who they are) who very seriously think Sarkozy was behind last week's Muslim serial killer in France who killed Muslim soldiers and Jews. And others, also intelligent people, who think George Bush and the CIA organised 9/11 which they obviously didn't or it would have gone badly wrong.


  1. I find it best to always presume a conspiracy. Once that's out of the way, you can concentrate on getting stuff done.

  2. You can often be provocative, and you know we disagree more than agree, but this seems entirely fair comment. To de-friend over this seems a little melodramatic. Unless of course your mind is so addled by the Foxification of current affairs that you can't cope with an analysis of global crises that precludes conspiracy.

  3. Glaswegians are perched on the tip of a volcano it seems.