Our National Myths

One of the many services offered by atheist and freethought organizations ( among others ) is myth-busting. 9/11 is our National myth. Myths are lies that are propagated in order to benefit a few at the cost of the many. David Ray Griffin goes into detail with this idea in his writings.

Myths usually are fairly plausible stories, but eventually they have to insert a miracle in order for them to work.

Flight 77 hit the Pentagon, but it had to level out over a distance of a quarter mile, at over 500 mph, in order to hit the building but not scrape the lawn and not damage the ground floor foundation. It had to be level with the ground and flying almost at near ground level in order to match the smoky flash in the 5 frames video. Experienced pilots say it could not have leveled out at that speed, could not have gone that speed that close to the ground, and would likely have broken apart way before it reached the building. Insert miracle.

Two aircraft hit the Twin Towers. Experienced pilots say they could not have hit that relatively small target going that speed. Plus course corrections at the last minute would have destroyed the aircraft. Insert miracle.

The 2 towers came down at near free-fall speed in the path of most resistance and still had enough power to completely pulverize most of the concrete and office contents to a micron size dust. Insert miracle.

As they fell, the towers ejected multi-ton steel beams laterally for hundreds of feet. All the while maintaining enough momentum to pulverize the lower floors. Some of that debris hit Building 7 and caused enough damage to cause the building to collapse, some floors at free-fall speed, in its own footprint, because of office fires. Later that was changed to the sliding beam theory. NIST said it made sense but declined to release the science behind that declaration. Insert miracle.

The Shanksville flight crashed in a field and was totally swallowed up by the ground, leaving no visible plane debris and no bodies. Although there was one of the engines found in a lake 8 miles away. We can conclude it was shot down. If it was shot down, chances are good it would continue to break up as it headed to the ground and debris would be everywhere. Less need for a miracle, but still.

The official story is not backed up by the evidence. In fact in some cases they don’t even try, such as the NTSB interpretation of the FDR data. But since it is our National Myth, we can’t question. If you do, you will be labeled a fool or a Conspiracy Theorist. A label made mainstream by our national security forces a half a century ago, might want to consider why that was? Have you taken a good look at the things this country has done over the last two decades? To question should be the default position.

It does make one wonder if the reason we insert a supreme being into our politics so often is to keep the idea of myth alive and well. So the notion of believing in something with no proof or even contradictory proof will be maintained as acceptable. An idea to be used as the need arises. It certainly can’t be to set any sort of an example, based on what we see in politics today.

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