I'm not sure why I bothered to watch the video posted on Raw Story, as the outcome was wholly predictable. "Crazy people who still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled explosion have to stop pretending that I'm the one who's being naive," joked Bill Maher on HBO, the "vertically integrated" supposed "entertainment" corporation owned by Time Warner. "How big a lunatic do you have to be to watch two giant airliners packed with jet fuel slam into buildings on live TV, igniting a massive inferno that burned for two hours, and then think 'Well, if you believe that was the cause…' Stop asking me to raise this ridiculous topic on the show and start asking your doctor if Paxil is right for you."
Of course, you likely need Paxil if you think kerosene fires are capable of melting steel and, more to the point, if you believe government will not kill its own citizens. History is replete with examples of the latter, even if you consider Operation Northwoods dubious. But then, millions of brainwashed Americans, watching not only HBO but Fox News and CNN, believe the government is here to help us, protect us from fantastical cave-dwelling terrorists, provide for us in old age, take care of us when we are sick, and shelter us during natural disasters, the examples of Katrina and confiscatory taxation not withstanding. It is a hard nut to crack, this deeply entrenched brainwashing, and those of us who understand the truth—government is here to rob us blind and, when it serves, feed us into wars designed to enrich and empower a small and psychotic elite. Evidence is all around, out in the open for all to see, but then most people, citizens deluded, are too busy chuckling it up over the sophistry, passing as comedy, of Bill Maher.
Bill learned his lesson when, embracing the official 9/11 fairy tale, he agreed with "conservative" (read: neocon) political commentator Dinesh D'Souza on his ABC show Politically Incorrect that the 9/11 terrorists were not cowards and felt compelled to add: "We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly. Stupid maybe, but not cowardly." It should be considered suspicious that Maher would have a neocon such as Dinesh D'Souza—a member of the Hoover Institution, a criminal organization cranking out the likes of Condi Rice—on his show. But then most Americans have no idea who Dinesh D'Souza is or that he is a proponent of American exceptionalism, that is the right to kill people anywhere in the world, so long as it serves America, or rather the elite in America. For his ill-advised comment, Maher was bounced from ABC after advertisers ran covering their heads and Ari Fleischer, then White House press secretary, responded to a reporter's question about Maher's comments by saying: "…they're reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do," in other words, even Maher's relatively moderate comment is unacceptable in America after "everything changed," that is to say after cave-dwelling Muslims violated the laws of physics and made Norad stand down.
Now Bill's a good boy and if HBO, owned by Time Warner—its death merchant division, Time Warner Telecom, in bed with the Defense Department—demands he characterize people interested in understanding what really happened on September 11, 2001, as mental patients in need of SSRI medication, of course he is obliged to comply, no matter if he believes they are nut cases or not (in likewise fashion, whores on occasion are obliged to act as if they enjoy sex with their customers).
Considering the distressing state of television and "comedy" as presented on HBO and elsewhere, it is no wonder more people are not on Paxil. But then I suppose, for those of us easily brainwashed from Sesame Street onward, right through school and later provided with more or less mandatory daily doses of slick propaganda, acting as a passive-aggressive equivalent to Orwell's two minute hate sessions, we are comfortable with our collective mental illness delivered by psychopaths at the top and handsomely rewarded jobholders such as Bill Maher.