The Troof about Jesse Ventura

The former pro wrestler and governor of Minnesota has now declared that he is a 9/11 Troofer.  He believes that the World Trade Center was deliberately imploded by the US government.

There is much “loose change” floating around in this article, but I had to pick one money quote:

“Jet fuel is four fifths kerosene – which is not a hot burning fuel – and they wanted us to believe it melted these steel structured girders and caused these buildings to pancake collapse to the ground?”

Look at the anti-intellectual approach here.  The burning temperature of Kerosene isn’t that hot.  So???

This is a non-sequitor.  A steel building collapses at much lower temperatures than required to actually melt steel.  It collapses when the steel is no longer strong enough to carry the weight of the building.  Any first-year engineering student understands this.

Apparently, this is not taught in Navy SEAL school, pro wrestling school, or Minnesota governor school..  Ordinarily, this would be OK.  It only becomes a problem when a retired SEAL pro-wrestler Minnesota governor thinks he can sound off on the topic.

Getting back to this quote, Mr. Ventura clearly places the emphasis on the ever-mysterious “they”, and what they “want him to think.”  Why not emphasize what the authors of Loose Change want you to think?

Come to think of it, there is no limit to the number of groups out there that have an opinion they would like to share.  Independant minds don’t worry about that.  The facts speak for themselves.

But the 9/11 Troof movement is not about facts.  It is about Hating America First and Israel Second, or perhaps the other way around.

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