HETT writes - Tap Did you check out the BBC Radio 4 link to Thinking Allowed all about so-called conspiracy theorists?
TAP - Yes. I did. Very interesting section. All made to sound like spontaneous chat, but so obviously, carefully scripted beforehand.
HETT - Do you remember the moon landings? Up to 20% of American believe they never happened.
TAP In the discussion, the moderator said that people doubted the film of the landings was real. One reason he gave was that the flag was fluttering, when there's no wind on the moon, no atmosphere. (Q. Why don't people want to take their vacations on the moon? A. There's no atmosphere. Boom! Boom!). They all agreed that forming the assumption that the whole was a lie because of one nonsensical detail, was typical of the thinking of conspiracy theorists, yet not one of them attempted to explain the anomaly. It was a conversation of generalities only. Specifics were not admissible.
HETT - When it comes to 9/11, public suspicion in the US is even greater. Polls consistently show that between 30% and 40% of Americans think the official account is a cover up, that the US establishment was directly involved in planting explosives in the towers or was guilty of deliberately looking the other way as the attacks were planned.
In this country (TAP - UK?) we are scarcely more trusting. Why has suspicion of conspiracy become so widespread? In the BBC programme, Talking Allowed, Laurie discusses the lure of the conspiracy theory with David Aaronovitch and Jovan Byford.
They characterise conspiracy theorists as male, unsuccessful people, who are trying to explain their failure in life by blaming it all on the actions of others. They think that all events are explained by control by the same worldwide elite, wars, economic events, in fact everything.
TAP There is no greater failure in life than to live harried and manipulated by a secret elite, never finding out what is actually happening. 911 is so clearly a false flag event, you'd have to be really dumb to fall for it. If falling for that (or Pearl Harbour, The Gulf Of Tonkin or endless similar examples) is what they call success, they can keep their 'success'. Let's run with failure!
For example, the BBC never mentions this little item, or attempts to explain it. 911 began to unravel when Flight 93 was shot down by a USAF pilot breaking his orders. With no plane available to crash into WTC 7 (the planned news narrative), a quick decision had to be taken what to do. The building was 'pulled', as it was already wired for demolition, but no one could explain how it fell down. The BBC went one better and reported its falling down 20 minutes before it was pulled.
Now why was that flag fluttering on the moon, oh geniuses?!
Here's the link to listen to the Thinking Allowed conspiracy theory BBC4's prog for your folks:-
Good for a laugh HETT