As most of you realize, Common Sense Conspiracy has only just recently opened its doors, so to speak, and over the coming weeks and months we will be filling up this site with well-researched information about conspiracy theories of all sorts. Naturally, the tragedy of September 11, 2001 will be major topic. We will strive to bring information in our typical common sense manner about the many theories as to what really happened that day. Ten years later, there is still a huge public sentiment that not all of our questions about this polarizing event have been answered by our government. September 11, 2001 is one of those moments in time in which everything in our lives seems to be split between before and after. When a single historical event carries that kind of gravity, it should be expected that it will be scrutinized, and many conspiracy theories have been born of the simple fact that while we, the people, continue to ask questions, it seems that our government does not. The events are laid down through miles of governmental red tape as if they were fact, and as far as they are concerned, the case is closed. Here, on this site, we beg to differ, and we will examine it from every possible angle.
There is a temptation in a new website such as this to flood our little piece of the Internet with articles about 9/11 quickly to try to piggyback onto all the attention it’s getting from the upcoming anniversary. While we fully intend to present arguments and counter-arguments regarding the events on and leading up to that day, but we place a very special premium on delivering quality content. That is why there has been no mad rush to stockpile our 9/11 category. It will be full, we assure you, in due time. For now, we take a look at the anniversary of our generations day of infamy with a slant on what really matters.
All theories aside, here is a fact:
On the morning of September 11,2001, the sun rose in the sky just like it always did. We all went along our morning rituals with no idea about the life-changing horrors that lay just around the corner, but for most of us, it was viewed from afar. We glued ourselves to CNN and other news broadcasts, fascinated as our nightmares roamed in the glow of an otherwise gorgeous late-summer morning. We watched people actually decide that jumping out of a building was a better choice than burning alive on live television. We held our children and tried to explain, but there were no words for it. Ten years later, not much has changed. The unfortunate thing about the human condition is that it does fade. None of us can truly recapture the emotion of what we felt that day and in the days afterward. If only we could all put that feeling in a bottle, that mixture of wonder, anger, and true, unadulterated concern for our fellow man, then we could tap into it when it were needed to push forward for change. Justice. Retribution. They told us we were fighting an enemy masked in disguise, and now we still wonder who that enemy really is. As we investigate and enrich ourselves by not simply accepting the “official” account of things, we also must take a moment to remember. I don’t mean remember in the classic sense. No “where were you when the first tower fell?” No “what were you doing when the second plane hit?” Not that kind of remembering. Let’s remember together the people that went to work that day, just like you and I do day in and day out. They were just simply doing their jobs, clocking in, heading to their desks or sweeping the hallways or cleaning the bathroom or plotting the next move of a multi-billion dollar company. It doesn’t matter what they were doing. They didn’t deserve it.
A lot of people compare 9/11 to Pearl Harbor. Don’t misconstrue our message here; we at Common Sense Conspiracy fully realize that Pearl Harbor was tragic as well. We also know that there are plenty of conspiracy theories floating around about that day of infamy as well, and no doubt they will soon make their way into our files here in due time. However, Pearl Harbor was at the very least a military installation. Can you imagine going to your workplace on any given day and dying at the hands of an attack like this? No, of course you can’t. None of us can, but it happened. Not to soldiers or politicians. It happened to people like you and me. Everyday, ordinary people going about their lives the best way they knew how.
So as we commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, let’s all remember those that lost their lives that day in New York, Washington, and a Pennsylvania field. Let’s remember those that rushed to the aid of those that were lucky enough to escape with their lives. There is no doubt that the tremendous acts of heroism that day by police, firefighters, military personnel, medical professionals, and yes, ordinary people, prevented that death toll from being even more than the staggering number it became. We must remember not just on September 11, 2011, but all the time. Instead of saying we must remember, it’s actually more fitting to say that we must not forget.
Was 9/11 a terrorist attack by religious extremists? A false-flag operation? Did our government stand by and let it happen? These are questions we will ponder in detail, but as for now, all we can do is pledge each and every one of ourselves to not forget. We won’t forget the fire and smoke, the awe and wonder intertwined with ash and dust. We won’t forget the heroic acts of others that were just simply doing what they do. We won’t forget the leaders that did forge a path to get New York, Washington, and the rest of us through a national tragedy.
We also won’t forget the unanswered questions.