An Open Letter to Truthers

On this anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, America pauses to remember those who died at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and in the fields of Pennsylvania, at the hand of Islamic terrorists. Last year, I wrote about where I was on that day, so that’s not my topic today.

Instead, I am going to put in print what I’ve felt for quite some time. Then, I won’t speak of it again, because it doesn’t warrant the energy or attention.

There are some people who believe that the attacks on our country on September 11 were part of some government conspiracy. Some believe, simply, that George Bush did it. I’m not going to discuss the reasons, because, frankly, it’s not worth it.

Now, I’m not talking about the government having unconnected intelligence suggesting an attack was imminent. That’s happened throughout history, at it’s more a sign of human frailty than of conspiracy or malice.

No, I’m talking about people who believe that someone spent months and months planting explosives in buildings in New York, then set them off with national TV cameras rolling.

Here is what I want to say to those people:

If you honestly believe that the government of the country you live in would kill almost 3,000 of its own people, yet, you continue to live here, then you are either insane, lying, or a complete coward.

What do sane people do when they believe their government kills its own citizens? How can you find out? Go to south Florida and ask. There are strong, successful people there who believed that their government was killing its own citizens, and covering it up. Why did they believe that? Because, in Cuba, it happened. And they gave up everything they had, and got the hell out of their country as fast as they could, and moved their families here.

If I lived in a country where I believed the government was capable of half of the atrocious acts that some of the conspiracy websites spout, then I would do whatever it took, spend whatever I had, to move my family as far from this country as I could. I would leave behind everything. Because that kind of country isn’t worth living in.

So, if you believe in a 9/11 conspiracy, and you still live here, I don’t want to hear it. Move your sorry ass to South America. Until then, we have nothing to discuss.

For that matter, even after that.

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