Hiding the Demolitions from the Masses
The populace is fed the official line of
collapsing buildings by the media.
people's inclinations and gullibility,
and their reluctance to question credential-touting experts.
shocking quality of attack, movie-like imagery,
triggered suspension of disbelief.
The myth of inherent American goodness makes an inside job unthinkable.
Osama bin Laden is an attractive villain.
- Wishful thinking:
'Our leaders would not commit such a hideous crime.'
- Trusting the experts:
'If the buildings were demolished, engineers would have said so.'