Originally Posted by orangeorchids
Schooling someone on 9/11? That sounds like quite a stretch. The linked video by kathymuggle had some voodoo arguments about 9/11 (yes, I watched part of it).
There's some deep issues lying at the core of those arguments about 9/11 (as the arguments about CDC being a corrupt useless system). Here's how my debate has gone lately with several people that argue that there's a U.S conspiracy (9/11 CT) on 9/11:
orangeorchid: "Wouldn't the U.S. government need hundreds, thousands of people to implement their 9/11 scheme for: taking down buildings, surveillance, travel, security, training, authorization, etc."
9/11 c.t. : "Yes they would need lots of people to make it happen"
orangeorchid: "Don't you think that at least one of them will regret being involved in such an awful thing?"
9/11 c.t. : "They are too afraid to talk"
orangeorchid: "All of them? If it's thousands of people, there must be many who want to talk. Look at Snowden for example, and if they kill one, others will become nervous and may talk"
9/11 c.t.: "The government killed all involved"
That's the point where the discussion usually stops. The theorist has not realized, that the group of people that killed all involved may also feel remorse. Her theory has turned into a vicious circle of irrationality.
Like the article on the first post implied, the conspiracy theorist will ignore all rational evidence and instead focus on an abnormality, regardless of whether that abnormality is real or not.