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Poll: 2/3rds Of US Believe 9/11 Conspiracy

From a self-congratulatory Scripps Howard:


Poll: Majority believes in 9/11 conspiracy

GUIDO H. STEMPEL III and KEVIN CROWE

Scripps Howard News Service

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think it is possible that some federal officials had specific warnings of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, but chose to ignore those warnings, according to a Scripps Howard News Service/Ohio University poll.

A national survey of 811 adult residents of the United States conducted by Scripps and Ohio University found that more than a third believe in a broad smorgasbord of conspiracy theories, including the attacks, international plots to rig oil prices, the plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the government’s knowledge of intelligent life from other worlds.

The high percentage is a manifestation, some say, of an American public that increasingly distrusts the federal government.

“You wouldn’t have gotten these numbers a year or two after the attacks themselves,” said University of Florida law professor Mark Fenster. “You’ve got an increasingly disaffected public that is unhappy with the administration.” …

An earlier Scripps Howard/Ohio University survey, conducted in July 2006, revealed that more than one-third of Americans thought federal officials assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East.

What (the recent survey) could mean is that people are thinking that the Bush administration is incompetent, that there were warnings out there and they chose to put their attention on other things,” Fenster said.

At a time when the price of crude oil has neared $100 per barrel, 81 percent of Americans also said it was “somewhat likely” or “very likely” that oil companies conspire to keep the price of gasoline high.

“It shows that the oil companies are not trusted by a lot of people,” said Tyson Slocum, director of the Energy Program of Public Citizen, the consumer watchdog organization founded by Ralph Nader.

Record-breaking quarterly profits stir the pot, too.

“People look at the huge profits and put two and two together,” he said. “‘Those high prices I’m paying are fueling those profits.'”

All the talk about oil and terror has distracted some of the believers in government cover-ups of UFOs.

Thirty-seven percent of the respondents said they think it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” flying saucers are real and the government is hiding the truth about them

Forty-two percent of the American public still thinks some people in the federal government might have known about the assassination of Kennedy in advance

The survey was conducted by telephone Sept. 24 to Oct. 10 among 811 adult residents of the United States who were selected at random. The survey was conducted by the Scripps Survey Research Center at Ohio University under a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation and has a margin of error of about 4 percent.

More proof, as if we needed it, of how easy it is to breed stupidity.

Especially when every aspect of your society is geared towards stupifying the citizenry — and even the voting non-citizenry.

Of course it is being done for the reason it has always been done. To make tyranny easier for the tyrants. One is reminded of the Hitler quote, “how fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”

But our “leaders” are not content to depend on capricious fortune. They make their own.

Check out the movie listings, the bestseller list, the evening news any day of the week, any hour of the day.

Or just look at the absence of rationality even the article before us:

An earlier Scripps Howard/Ohio University survey, conducted in July 2006, revealed that more than one-third of Americans thought federal officials assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East.

“What (the recent survey) could mean is that people are thinking that the Bush administration is incompetent, that there were warnings out there and they chose to put their attention on other things,” Fenster said.

Yes, the Bush “regime” is so incompetent they pulled off the greatest conspiracy in the history of the world on live TV.

You see what I mean about “stupid”? It’s everywhere, all the time.

And it is destroying our republic.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, November 24th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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