What the Huffington Post Doesn’t Want You To Know I Said

The following mysteriously vanished from the comment thread of an article I commented on:

“I’m going to make a point about the housing bubble I haven’t seen made. Briefly, blame it on 9/11. The economic repercussions of the attack on the U.S. made it unthinkable that there would not be an economic response that assured continued strong growth, at least until 9/11 could slip from being fresh in the memories of the American public and our enemies abroad. In short, we took a hit of a powerful drug so that nobody could see how badly they hurt us, knowing full well that there would be a hangover later. The Bush administration rightly did what they had to do to keep the economic wheels from coming off.

Waitaminit…rightly? Yep. Imagine how emboldened the Arab street would have been if the U.S. had been plunged into economic chaos by the fall of the twin towers. Unfortunately, that drug became powerfully addictive. If you want to lay it all at someone’s feet, blame Zbigniew Brzezinski who influenced Afghanistan in the late ’70s to repudiate the USSR and caused the invasion that we had to counter with the mujahedin, which later morphed into the Taliban and metasticized into Al Qaeda. Without that chain of events we would not be where we are now.”

Dean Baker wanted to blame Bernanke, I pointed out that the failure chain leads back to Brzezinski.

The Huffington Post makes clear that comments are moderated, but for the life of me I can’t see what was wrong with mine. But I’ve heard that another thing they don’t like is the word “hoax” used in any climate change thread.

In the early days of the web, it was said that internet users would consider any form of censorship “damage” and respond by rerouting around it. I submit that the Huffington post is “damaged” and that readers need to question the credibility of what they read there.

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