The one consistency 9/11 truth members are guilty of is using inconsistent logic. To break it into simple terms, inconsistent logic is adhering to two contrary beliefs and making them fit into one unified theory. George Orwell said it best in a fairly popular novel, entitled 1984. Doublethink it is called, is described as such,
The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them….To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.
As Orwell describes, the real problem with doublethink is that it becomes an infinite loop of denial. When someone is close to breaking free from it, they persist in denial because it’s less damaging to their beliefs.
In the popular film Loose Change, the phrase “military precision” is used to describe the government’s meticulous planning of the attacks and it’s a prime example of how little the truth movement exercises critical thinking. If in fact the government’s false flag operation was as meticulous as claimed, then the ease with which 9/11 truthers uncover the government’s plot contradicts its precision.
One such piece of evidence which contradicts the precision of the 9/11 operation is Larry Silverstein’s interview:
So the government managed to secretly plant explosives in the twin towers, destroyed all traces of evidence, and no journalist has managed to break the story, yet somehow they accidentally missed Larry Silverstein’s televised interview in which he admits WTC7 was demolished – something seems wrong here. Ignoring the fact that “pull it” is not a term used to demolish buildings, if the government were as adept as advertised they would have stopped Silverstein from ever giving the interview. Truthers fail to realize that for a conspiracy to remain in tact, any leaked information must be prohibited. However instead of admitting defeat or admitting this piece of evidence as weak, truthers trick themselves into thinking this strengthens their theory.
What this means is Silverstein’s interview is actually further proof of the government’s proficiency. Where most people see Silverstein’s slip-up as an accident, truthers see intent. For if the truther does not see intent, they may see the error in their logic and slowly but surely they’re theory will begin to erode. But for the theory to hold water, doublethink must be utilized and no group is better at exercising it than the 9/11 truth movement.
Another fact which alludes many truthers is the simple observation that government is inherently imprecise and inconsistent. It can do things incredibly well like construct hospitals, enforce laws, and create powerful armies, but those same hospitals it builds may have faulty plumbing or electrical problems. Certain laws may be greatly enforced, while others are often neglected. Even with the enormous amount of money spent on the military thousands of soldiers go without proper armor or protection, and many veterans come home without adequate means to become productive members of society. The simple fact is government is not the infallible machine so many proponents of the 9/11 conspiracy theory propose.
For one moment however, let us grant that the government is incredibly adept and nearly perfect. Let us imagine that it intricately planned out every action and even went as far to include alleged “weak spots” in their theory to confuse debunkers. If this is the case, then why use the term precise to describe the 9/11 plot? If anything it would mean the theory is perfectly imprecise and therefore the term precise loses all its meaning.
The reason such inconsistencies find their way into theories is because generally speaking, people do not examine their own beliefs. This is no different for truthers; they analyze the external pieces of evidence with great zeal, but fail to do the same with their internal thought processes. This result is doublethink and it shows just how an overly critical mind can make critical mistakes.
9/11 truthers are so caught up with promoting their theories and confirming their beliefs they fail to see the error in their logic. The circle of denial is complete and their erroneous theory is safe.