What motivates you to spend so much time defending the official story? Why is this personally important to you?
On both sides, I've noticed a tendency to perceive the other side as dishonest or worse. Perhaps if we understood each other's feelings and motives better, we might be less inclined to assume the worst about each other?
Well first off, I don't support any "official story," I support the mountains of evidence in favor of what actually happened on 9/11: 19 Arab highjackers took over planes with boxcutters and caught America with its pants down.
I think this person's question illustrates the fact that troofers can't comprehend simple disagreement with their CTs. If you don't agree with them, you obviously haven't done your "research." If you're so interested in finding out the motives of debunkers, I must ask you to rejoin us in the real world for a moment. Let's just assume that the "official theory" is the most accurate description of events.
In this case, the 9/11 Troofers:
-- Accuse several innocent people in the mass murder of 3,000 Americans
-- Give Muslim extremists a complete pass
-- Give the rest of the world more reason to hate America
-- Give Americans more reason to despise their government
-- Piss on the graves of the 9/11 victims (i.e. Passengers on Flight 93)
-- Rewrite history to suit your "blame America first" political agenda
(Imagine those high school history students googling 9/11 for a paper, and thinking your CTs are the real deal.)
These are things that rational people consider before throwing out kooky CTs with little to no evidence. Truthers may have their right to free speech, but it doesn't mean your views can't be challenged. I'm sure this explains, more or less, why debunkers do what they do.
Why do I do it? To try to encourage those who sit on the fence or who are even actively involved to stop wasting their time. I spent over a year of my life dedicated to these CTs, and I can't tell you how many nights I wish I could have back, where I was stressing over "not doing enough for the movement." Luckily for me, I realized it was all a farce before any permanent damage was done. I know others who are not that lucky, and have already began to throw away their lives completely in the name of these CTs.
So there you have it. You can go back into your fantasy world now, or you can challenge yourself intellectually and stay here in reality with the rest of us.
UPDATE 2/03 1:36AM: I decided to be fair and post this on the Loose Change forum, and within a couple of hours I was banned. Apparently the above post was too real for the troofers, I guess. Haha, so much for "freedom of speech."