He was killing my page views and killing me, too, so I gave it a rest. Actually, I need some rest and when I get rested, I'll resume a few more Chesterton posts. They require thought and my brain is mush. Off to bed!
UPDATE: More on the Maniacs (Part III on Chesterton):
Polls have indicated that perhaps as many as a quarter of Americans think that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an inside job, or at least that there is more to the story than the official version. In a “South Park” episode that dealt with the 9/11 “truth” movement, probably the most high profile takedown of the 9/11 conspiracy theorists to date, Kyle Broflovski summarizes the “truther” movement simply: any one who believes it is retarded. Political consultant Karol Sheinin will go one further, arguing instead that the government is retarded and could never get its act together to pull off such a grand scheme unnoticed. “I know enough about the government to know that they are generally incompetent, that they can’t keep a secret” said Sheinin. “All these things are way too complicated, there’s no way our government is that powerful.”For the maniacs, it is more psychologically comfortable to believe some fantastical claim: the dumbest president in history pulled off the most sophisticated conspiracy in American history and no one is talking--not even the Bush-haters in the CIA and State Department!!!!! Wow, that's quite the conspiracy.
But Sheinin worries that the 9/11 “truth” movement might pick up steam and could eventually become part of our national memory. So in September, on the anniversary of the attacks, Sheinin and others will stand at Ground Zero and hand out pamphlets, titled “The Truth About 9/11.” The inside will not be filled with the rants of crazed pseudo-scientists about the inability of fire to melt steel (then why do we fireproof steel?) or the claim that Donald Rumsfeld tipped his hand regarding the impending attacks in Parade magazine. No, Sheinin’s pamphlets will contain actual truths about 9/11, especially the truth that so many “truthers” cannot seem to grasp: that 19 Muslim men of Middle Eastern descent hijacked four planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Remember how Cindy Sheehan was Exhibit "A"? Well, here she is displaying her mania:
MATTHEWS: You believe that this was . . .this war was fought because people in the White House decided to make some money for their pals in business? You really believe that?
SHEEHAN: I believe that that…
And there's more crazy where that came from:
Here are the contents of an email that Sheehan wrote and had a friend, James Morris, send to “Nightline”:Her circular world goes on and on, constricting like a hungry boa, slowly squeezing the life out of her sanity. Her illusions are real to her and there is no arguing with her.
Am I emotional? Yes, my first born was murdered. Am I angry? Yes, he was killed for lies and for a PNAC Neo-Con agenda to benefit Israel. My son joined the army to protect America, not Israel. Am I stupid? No, I know full well that my son, my family, this nation and this world were betrayed by George Bush who was influenced by the neo-con PNAC agendas after 9/11. We were told that we were attacked on 9/11 because the terrorists hate our freedoms and democracy … not for the real reason, because the Arab Muslims who attacked us hate our middle-eastern foreign policy.
Better to laugh.....
H/T Conservative Grapevine