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Thursday, February 22, 2007

The 9/11 Truth Movement is a Cult


The whole 9/11 Truth movement has, or is at least becoming a cult.

They use propaganda to actively recruit members

They practice groupthink, where no dissenting opinion is tolerated

They have messianic figures, (Dylan Avery, Alex Jones) who deliver the singular drum beat of their truth, which is accepted by the followers as gospel

They identify themselves as the holders of true knowledge, where everybody that does not believe their cannon is an infidel, and is a tacit, if not active member of the group opposing them

They have beliefs that are considered extreme, by average people

The ideological purity of a discussion among members is no different than what you would find in a Mosque, NAZI, or Communist Party meeting, etc.

The members of the movement are mostly young, and/or old burn-outs

They warn about and combat against the apocalypse, (the establishment of a one-world totalitarian government controlled by the Skull and Bones and evil corporations) have an awakening of truth, and the anointment of the prophets, (9/11, Alex, Dylan) and subsequent great vision of the glorious future, if the acolytes triumph (not sure what that is)

Pretty close to a cult, I think. Avery even has a friggin compound in the middle of the woods in upstate New York, where glassy-eyed sycophants hang on his every word.

The thing is, these people are a danger only to themselves. While some “polls” show that as many as 25% of the people in the US believe that 9/11 was an inside job, this could easily comprise both the kook fringe left and right.

-Tommy

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