Tuesday, June 26, 2012

9/11 Merchandise

Have you ever expressed the opinion that September 11th was a sketchy situation that should be investigated further? Ever express these sentiments around someone from New York? Or better yet, while in New York? I have. I was with friends, and we were all tripping balls on some Lucy, in fact, and the discussion eventually steered towards 9/11. This was mostly because of a huge poster of 9/11 on the wall behind us.

The person who owned the posters argument was that it is disrespectful to the victims of 9/11 to question the "official story." In other words, to believe in any "conspiracies" regarding September 11th is, for some reason, considered equivalent of smearing feces on their graves. To question the government at all is like picketing at their funerals. The person even threatened me with violence, at one point. Someone tripping on acid threatened me with violence.

My argument was that having a giant poster with a photograph of the burning towers displayed on your wall is far more disrespectful to the victims than questioning the legitimacy of the 'official story.' Especially when your questioning suggests the culprits may very well be in our own government and leveling similar atrocities worldwide on a daily basis. It would be far more disrespectful to boast a mural of the event than trying to get to the bottom of it and punish the culprits. "Never forget" caption or not, posters like this are unnecessary.

My initial comment in this discussion wasn't even personal. I was questioning how people can actually profit on making this merchandise guilt free. We can all agree, the person making the posters is definitely worse than the conspiracy theorists, and worse than the poster buying sheep. Much like the people who actually carried out the attacks, they are exploiting over 3,000 deaths to make money.

Whether it was the CIA, FBI, Illuminati, Bilderbergers, Santa Clause, Kyle Broflovski, George W Bush, the Freemasons, Jay-Z and Kanye West, or Osama Bin Laden, they would all likely have one thing in common: they would all love nothing more than to see their handiwork displayed proudly on Americans walls.

 "Ferdinand - it's Larry. You're never gonna believe it. They're putting our ritualistic Satanic sacrifice on bumper stickers and pogs, now, too!"

Why would you want a picture of that on anything at all, nevermind taking up half of one of your bedroom walls? That must be a real turn on for the ladies, right? Maybe put a poster of it on the ceiling. Swingers are likely to use more provocative posters in their seduction suites

Irregardless of who perpetuated the attack, shouldn't it sicken you to look at such a thing every day? If you feel the need to dwell on this horrible tragedy, why not use the poster of the firefighters raising the American flag? Using the poster that's a depiction of the attack itself is an odd choice. I don't TIVO TV shows and only watch commercials. Or buy newspapers and cut out any positive articles.

People don't take opinions lightly these days. And 9/11 truth is a pretty controversial discussion. People supporting the truth movement are literally risking their reputation and career when they express their distrust of the governments "official story."

So really, who's more disrespectful of the victims, the people risking their reputation and youtube channels (and likely their safety) to do their small part in getting to the bottom of 9/11, or the people putting money into the pockets of those exploiting the deaths of 9/11 by manufacturing merchandise for profit?

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