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From: Vincent Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> With Phillips-like research, in which such views are rooted, the 100%
> increase in people flying a plane into a building deliberately would be
> proof of cause and effect, but I see no evidence of this. Paul predicted
> such copy-cat attempts pretty soon after the original attack, but several
> months on there has been this one case. How long does media coverage
> resonate with audiences with contagious effect? In other words what is
> period in which such contagions remain powerful? Is it only on immediate
> exposure, does it seep into people to reemerge weeks, months, years later
> what? There's no coherence to this kind of contagion idea to my mind.
I do agree with Vincent here !
I find it very odd that after such a long period of time, a yound lad got
idea to crash a plane into a building !
On Belgium TV, already the views with contempt were spread, the boy
was sick, he was insane, he got a low intelligence profile, he was
that kind of nonsens.
Like I said in an earlier post, it all can come down to childsplay. Even the
' proof ' of being influenced by bin Laden, the suicide- note... like I
we do anything do discharge the child from any responsibility.
No the kid was not insane, he was under influence of bin Laden !
In my mind, the real contaigon agent, is the fact that another plane crashed
into a building. The mere idea of fear transmitted itself throughtout the
Intangibled with the constructions of what happened on the 9/ 11 the patho-
gens of fear spread. The captivating idea of crashing planes into buildings
is IMO not the contaigon that sweeped across the land.
Read Stephen E Ross,
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