Today’s conspiracy theories such as the 9/11 conspiracy theories are tomorrow’s myths and legends. As a writer, I am very interested in what makes a good story. Writers and readers can find any number of unwritten stories in the treasure troves of myth and legend. It doesn’t matter how old the myth or legend has to be in order to make a cracking good tale. You can find as much storytelling value in a 9/11 conspiracy theory as you can in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Perhaps Someone Needs A Part Time Job?
The amount of creativity that has poured into the 9/11 conspiracy theories is commendable. America has a lot of creative energy to be proud of. Americans seem to be taking advantage of the fact that they are legally entitled to write and promote conspiracy theories. They do add to the national subconscious, which sometimes can be more valuable than fact.
However, all of the 9/11 conspiracy theories, although very creative, share in one fundamental way with a lot of myths and legends. None of them could have possibly happened. 9/11 conspiracy theories assume the Bush administration was capable of any degree of competency.
If any conspiracy was done to the world public, it was the conspiracy that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. However, that conspiracy theory never gets quite as much press as the 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Couldn’t Get Out Of A Wet Paper Bag
This administration can’t even come to a consensus on how to pronounce the word “Iraq”, let alone be able to pull the wool over the world’s eyes on live TV. Not to mention fooling several thousand extremely vocal eye witnesses, many of them native New Yorkers.
You ever try to get a native New Yorker to do something they don’t want to do? Good luck. You could point a gun at them and they’ll just roll their eyes, say “Whaddya, whaddya?” and keep on about their business. President Bush does not have the brains or the abilities to conspire in a cover up of his own anatomy, let alone participate in a cover up big enough to fool native New Yorkers.
9/11 was an unparalleled event in American history. There was no basis of comparison in which to respond or to think that anyone would be crazy enough to slam an airplane into the side of a building. No one thought that such a thing could honestly happen especially not the uncreative folk in Washington.
As the Bush administration’s jumbled response to events such as the deficit, climate change and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina prove that it is completely incapable of the intelligence, organization and competency required to orchestrate a 9/11 cover up. As more time goes by and more officials from the Bush administration speak out, it becomes clear that Bush couldn’t conspire his way out of a wet paper bag, let alone take down two honkin’ big buildings in Manhattan.
But it still makes a great story. And, in future generations, these conspiracy stories may be as lovingly told to children as King Arthur and Santa Claus stories are told today.
Let’s just hope that we’ll all live happily ever after.