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1.  I've gone through the following process:  Initially being in disbelief and offended by the idea that our own govt could do this (many of my friends were suggesting it just weeks after the event.)  To thinking that it was not planned, but gross negligence by the Bush Admin (remember that PDB?).  To thinking they knew it would happen and did nothing to stop it because it would benefit them.  To being open to the possibility, or even probability that the Admin was involved in the orchestration of the event.

I think my best guess right now is that knew it would happen and did nothing to stop it because it would benefit them.

One simply cannot comprehend just how well they have benefitted from the attacks.  Almost nothing this administration has done can be even remotely justified without 9-11.  

But I've always been pretty liberal and pretty open to conspiracies.  I will say this on behalf of the American people: it is difficult to wrap your brain around the fact that the people who are supposed to be protecting your safety, your way of life, your country, are actually out to kill you.  Minorities, draftees, etc have experienced this.  But for most Americans, the idea that we could be attacked, militarily, by our own White House, in a time of peace, requires such a shift of consciousness that it may take decades or centuries to accept that.

It reminds me of a story I heard about Columbus' ships arriving in the Americas and the native peoples not seeing them on the horizon because they simply had no reference in their psyches to recognize them.

Here is a reference to that legend.

I don't know if it is true, but it sounds appropriate to explain much of what is happening now.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Fri Sep 15th, 2006 at 02:35:52 PM EST
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