Monday, May 28, 2007

Ain't No Lie There Be Truthers in Berserkeley

So I’m looking at the list of genii who have signed on to the, architects and engineers dedicated to “9-11 truth.” Other than their being collectively nuts, I find it unsurprising that a significant number of the member architects are from Berkeley, California, long festering as a hotbed of radical Leftism. Some years ago my sister, on the Left Coast for vacation, brought me back a People’s Republic of Berkeley shirt. This was after the gulag, after Pol Pot, after Red Terror in Ethiopia, after Mao, after Lenin, after Stalin, after Che, after tens of millions killed for nothing, when people still thought (and still think) a People’s Republic is something to aspire to.

Not that I’d ever consider living in Berkeley—I’ve heard too many ugly stories of the filth on the campus, in-your-face nutjobs, high prices, tenured radicals, and power politics—but were I to do so, I wouldn’t want a house built by someone who thinks "9-11 was an inside job."

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