Immediately after the War Between the States if you would've asked any citizen why the war was fought they would've said "to preserve the Union". It was very simple. As the people that won the war started to write the history books things began to change. Perhaps they thought preserving the union would not be an accepted excuse for future generations, especially to explain the loss of 600,000 lives. When I was in school from 1973-1986 the history books told me that the "Civil War" was fought to free the slaves. Most of them still do. A little research will tell you that our history books are wrong. Unfortunately, these are the
books that the government has chosen to teach our citizenry from.
We have become a society that gets our truth from two outlets: the mass media, and the government. But is it our fault? After all we have busy lives. The Jones' next door just bought a 60" Plasma TV and we still only have a 52"! We have to get Jimmy to his soccer game. AND the American Idol auditions start tonight! I really don't have the time investigate whether Obama is a better candidate than Romney and who the heck is this Ron Paul guy I see on all these signs. I'm sorry, I do not have the time to look him up on the internet.
So what do you do? Hey, I have 30 minutes free at 11 o'clock tonight, I'll watch the news! I'll swallow everything they tell me as truth. Hey, McCain is the Republican frontrunner, I'm a Republican, that's who I'm voting for. Iraq has Weapons of mass destruction? Well the president says so, why would he lie? We must invade Iraq no matter what the cost! We will stay there 100 years if that's what it takes.
The grandmother in Iowa who takes care of her 8 grandkids on the weekends gets her truth from the media and government. The president of the local PTA gets her truth from the government and media. We are fed our truth from 2 sources on a regular basis and we eat it whole. When you try to find truth that contradicts what they say, you are painted as a conspiracy theorist and even worse.
So let me go back to the "9/11 Truthers". In order for "9/11 Truth" to come out and be accepted as historical fact in this society, the media (that works in concert with the government), or the government itself, will have to stand up and say yes, your government attacked you on 9/11. I will bet you my net worth and any future income that this is not going to happen.
In order for me to join the "9/11 Truth" ranks I will have to resign myself to the fact that no matter how right I think I am, I will always be considered a whack-job, and even worse, by the majority of my fellow Americans. I am always interested in a search for the truth and love to expand my mind. But there are some things that are not worth the effort.
And this is a wasted effort.