Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Can you be seriously delusional on only one topic?

From Goldberg:

It turns out that "Palestine expert" on the UN Human Rights Council, the law professor Richard Falk, is something of a 9/11 Truther (sorry, Troofer). Here is what Falk had to say about 9/11 on his blog:
The arguments swirling around the 9/11 attacks are emblematic of these issues. What fuels suspicions of conspiracy is the reluctance to address the sort of awkward gaps and contradictions in the official explanations that David Ray Griffin (and other devoted scholars of high integrity) have been documenting in book after book ever since his authoritative The New Pearl Harbor in 2004 (updated in 2008). What may be more distressing than the apparent cover up is the eerie silence of the mainstream media, unwilling to acknowledge the well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials. Is this silence a manifestation of fear or cooption, or part of an equally disturbing filter of self-censorship? Whatever it is, the result is the withering away of a participatory citizenry and the erosion of legitimate constitutional government. The forms persist, but the content is missing." 

And so Falk is getting into serious heat, not for being delusional about Israel, but rather for being delusional about America and 9/11. It seems that bias and conspiracy theories about Israel are acceptable, but about America they are probably a few years too early to be socially acceptable.

 I'm not really complaining - I'm happy to get rid of  Falk in any way we can. I'm actually kind of glad. I'm always bothered by the lingering question of "How are such intelligent people, willing to believe the craziest things about Israel?". Are we really to believe that they are all brain washed zombies, led by the leftist Anti-Semitic Anti-Zionist media? Well that can work for me on about 99% of the people. However at least 1% of humanity must have some intelligence. Intellectual honesty at least should make you really doubt your own beliefs.
It is comforting every so often to get an "easy" case like Falk. The man's delusions are across the board.  

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