Today in the iPhone App Store I spotted this: an app which features a “walking tour” of the WTC site, photos/videos of the attack, and a timeline of events that day. It doesn’t really seem necessary given the unimaginable amount of information on the internet about 9/11. I mean, really — who needs an app for this? But I suppose if you’re really into 9/11 stuff, this app might be for you.
Anyway, reading through the reviews I saw one one-star ratings. Reading their comments, I wasn’t suprised in the least to see that the conspiracy nutballs didn’t waste one minute writing “reviews” as a way to spew their drivel. These are the people who think 9/11 was an inside job, the buildings collapsed under controlled demolition, Obama planned it all from his secret Muslim cave of evil, and whatever other unprovable bits of paranoid peepeecaca they can dream up. People like this also think that Lady Gaga is flashing them Illuminati signs of mind control. Yes, they’re that stupid.
I know how attractive conspiracy theories are. I actually think they’re entertaining in a fictional what-if sort of way, but without any actual proof, but I’ve long given up on actually believing this kind of idiotic tripe. There are people out there who will find a way to draw imaginary lines connecting imaginary dots between the most random things in the world, and they SWEAR they know the truth. Unfortunately, the real truth is that it’s sad so many people are so goddamned gullible. Either prove it or shut the hell up, mmmkay?
Here are three of these lunatic reviews for your enjoyment. Note the horrific spelling in the first one, it’s hilarious! Here’s a little tip for you paranoids out there: you’ll never convince anybody of anything if you write like a retarded four-year-old.