'Conspiracy Nut' - Why I
Wear That Badge With Pride

By Douglas Herman

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." -Henry David Thoreau

When I was young, I was a contentious Catholic. Not a Catholic by choice but by parental decree. I was known as Doubting Thomas, by my long-suffering mother, who named me for that skeptical saint. I took nothing on faith. Certainly not Catholic doctrine or litury. I took nothing on faith if I couldn't see it with my own eyes or comprehend it with my own innate reasoning.

I'm a stubborn old fart now. I take a lot of pride in being right, of sticking to my beliefs in the face of long odds. I take a lot of pride in looking at facts objectively, logically, honestly. I do not suffer fools gladly, even though they may be, for the moment, in the majority. Indeed, the majority of passengers and crew believed the SS Titanic wouldn't sink--right up to the moment it did.

I'm a "conspiracy nut" and damned proud of it. I wear that accusation like a badge of honor. In this land of the blind, I'm a one-eyed Cyclops, shaking my head at those with two good eyes, blinded by denial.

All the facts, physics and logic, not to mention historical precedent, are in my favor. The majority of eye-witnesses to that enormous crime that happened on our televisions exactly five years ago, prefer media fiction to substantiated fact. Blind to history and human nature, not to mention Newtonian Laws, they prefer to see things the way they want rather than the way they are, disregarding the verifiable facts of 9-11.

Buildings do not just fall down. People do not just slide through airport boarding gates without a paper trail. Put options are not placed without record. Fuel fires do not cause structural steel to melt. Falling skyscrapers to not erupt like Mount St Helens.

I could go on and on.

But to those angry, impassioned American patriots on the Left and Right, facts and physical laws must be bent and broken to support the insupportable. Although outraged by their government, a government of lies and liars, they inexplicably continue to support the government version of events pertaining to 9-11.

As if this government of cowards, none of whom ever tasted battle, this government of criminals, capable of destroying the Bill of Rights, this rogue government, capable of launching a phony war to kill 100,000 innocent Iraqis and 3,000 US servicemen in order to enrich its cronies, could not conspire to kill 3,000 New York civilians.

As if they couldn't.

Recently a noted Leftist, Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch.com, joined noted Washington gadfly, Doug Thompson of Capitol Hill Blue, joining the sizeable chorus of Rightwing government apologists, labeling anyone who disbelieves the US government version of the New York Massacre as "conspiracy nuts." Certainly the US government, together with the state infected mainstream media, must be really desperate if they've convinced the Leftists and bloggers to join the likes of Rightists Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly in the subversion of the truth about 9-11.

Additionally, some law professor on CHB, named Paul Campos, even called 911 skeptics "pathetic lunatics." Sorry, Paul; We in the 911 Truth Movement possess most, if not all, of the physical facts on our side. Indeed, in an unbiased court of law (If one could be found in America), your side would lose. I truly hope you teach law better than your knowledge of the laws of gravity indicates.

Notable Leftist Cockburn wrote: "You trip over one fundamental idiocy of the 9/11 conspiracy nuts in the first paragraph of the book by one of their high priests, David Ray Griffin, The New Pearl Harbor."

Griffin has only written two well-researched books detailing the flaws in the official government story of 911---which Cockburn presumably defends.

Unfortunately, several of the writers at Counterpunch---more and more everyday---happen to believe 9-11 was a blatant inside job. Former CIA insider Bill Christison recently defended the Truth Movement (Stop Belittling the Theories About September 11), joining former Reaganite Paul Craig Roberts among other outspoken critics. Really, you could label the die hard believers of the government version of 9-11 events, the Left Behind crew. They disbelieve their government in every other facet---except 9-11.


No, the truth is never the sole property of the majority. Not even the property of me. The truth is not owned. No highly-paid government expert, flack, blogger or shill can influence it, no matter how widely reported. No matter how highly lauded.

Falling buildings do not erupt in pyroclastic flows. Beams do not eject like cinders from Mount St. Helen's. And no true patriots embrace falsehood simply because a larger, more cowardly crew serving a band of criminals has forsaken common sense.

These days I'm more inclined to believe in the Holy Trinity, Resurrection and Virgin birth than in the official government version of 9-11. Conspiracy nut? Exactly---I welcome the honor. I am Pro American.