August 16, 2013
There is no such thing as a terrorist 9/11 truther because 9/11 truthers believe terrorism helps the government. That’s what makes them 9/11 truthers in the first place. Terrorists, on the other hand, believe that terrorism hurts the government. That’s what makes them terrorists.
These two beliefs contradict each other. Therefore one can hold either one belief, that terrorism helps their cause, or the other belief that terrorism hurts their cause, but not both simultaneously. Similarly, to think of somebody else as holding both of these contradictory beliefs at the same time (a 9/11 truther who is also a terrorist) is itself the definition of doublethink.
If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev really thinks 9/11 was an inside job, then why did he do the very thing which he believes makes the government stronger? Did his belief that the government orchestrates terror attacks as an excuse to grab power motivate him to give the government another excuse to grab more power?
This post appeared in the Resistance category.