gargantual wrote:Jville wrote:That perspective reminds me of those that have argued that Americans are to blame for 9-11.
That no fault mentality bestowed on offenders. That automatic reflex to aid their escape from responsibility. Made possible by this nation state's preoccupation with deflecting accountablity ...... "The blame game"
Don't remember people blaming America for 9-11 rather than other people accusing them of blaming America when merely pointing out that it's not a simple, black & white world we live in, and our long history of propping up horrifying dictators when it's suited us (Saddam Hussein, Mubarak, etc) and funding and training terrorists OURSELVES (like Al Queda during the Eighties).....all things that simply point out that things in this life are complex, and can't be diluted down to simplistic catch-phrases. Kind of like when fans or players dismiss criticism as "ahh, they're just haters."
And to veer back onto topic, Bruce Irvin DID accept responsibility, so isn't that really the whole point?
The function of this emotional engagement was to bypass our critical thinking about 9-11 by going straight to our emotions. Worked on hundreds of millions of us for years. Kept hundreds of millions of Americans from asking hard questions about what really happened, and the ridiculousness of the official story, "19 Arabs with boxcutters, controlled by a guy in a cave in Afghanistan, defeated our $400 billion air defense system." Kept us from talking about the unexplainable collapse of World Trade Center 7. Kept us from talking about the too-small-for-757-hole in the Pentagon. It's how media controlled by the ruling class works. So Americans ARE to blame for being HUMAN and being susceptible to propaganda and media story spin techniques that have been shown, over decades, to be successful on an aggregate group of humans. The ruling cla$$ count$ on thi$.