Real-talk DP - let's make a pactSubmitted by snickodonnell on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 23:49
There are some things that need to be said. I politely ask that you read through all of this before you comment.
I'm an intelligent engineer who has spent the last four years of my life drowning my self in Rothbard, von Mises, and Dr. Paul (among others) and their works. This has lead me to study history intensely, and I'm constantly reading books on terrorism and its history (Dying To Win is excellent by the way!).
But every time I tell someone on this website that I don't believe 9/11 was an inside job--on the basis that our government actually planned (rather than let happen or created the conditions of) the attack--or that the Bilderbergers aren't part of an illuminati scheme to pull the strings of the world, or that Alex Jones appeals to emotion and is wrong sometimes, I get called things like a neo-con, RINO, or troll.
My positions are well though out, and I have given much time to researching any theories to the contrary as open-minded as possible. I, for one, distrust our government and its officials to the fullest; however, I don't buy in to many of the theories some actively push here. This is a personal decision of mine.
I will go as far to say as the government might even have liked the fact that 9/11 happened and even knew an attack of the sort may have been coming. I think good old' fashioned incompetence, bad theory of economics and foreign policy, and a lust for power-grabbing in the case of "national emergency" scenarios has cause our country to decline so much.
But I want to beg the DP community, who stand at the forefront of the liberty movement, to at the very least be courteous and respectful of people whose opinions do not fall in line with yours entirely on matters such as this. We are all on the same team here, and we are better than those who call names and say "well you just don't know the truth yet" or something of the sort. Use evidence and explanation if you truly want to convert someone here, not ad-hominem attacks.
In the end, we have the same basic goals.
Peace and Liberty,