Sunday, March 23, 2008

Fear of Flailing

This is a bit old, but I had not seen it before. Add Erica Jong, most famous for a book she wrote about 30 years ago called Fear of Flying, to the list of "celebrity" nutbars:

Then came 9/11 -- which supposedly also "changed everything." On a gorgeous day of blue skies in New York and D.C., towers came tumbling down on their own footprints -- unlike any bombing ever seen.

Come on, Erica, if you're going to be a fruitcake, at least parrot the phrase correctly. "... came tumbling down into their own footprints at freefall speed."

So 9/11 came and went -- and whether it was an attack from abroad or a conspiracy of some sort -- is not the point of this essay. Perhaps it was a sort of Reichstag fire, perhaps not--the Bushevicks treated it as such and took the opportunity (long wished for and planned for) to pass all sorts of nasty laws restricting everyone's freedoms.

Perhaps Erica is a kook, perhaps not? Actually she is, she's just maintaining a bit of plausible deniability.

Hat tip: Commenter George at Althouse.

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