First off, we'll start by stating that this is in no way an endorsement of the 9/11 conspiracy theory. With that said, Amazon's "The Boys" might have thrown their endorsement in front of everyone's faces without them realizing what they were seeing.
This article contains spoilers. If you have not watched past episode 3 of "The Boys," then you won't want to read this article.
Once again. SPOILER ALERT
Here's the trailer for the extremely popular Amazon series.
If you remember 9/11, then you probably remember a famous and inspiring speech President George W. Bush gave while standing on top of the rumble with his arm around a fireman. With one hand on the firefighter, and the other on his bull horn, Bush gave a rallying cry for the nation, stating that "I hear you, the whole world here's you, and pretty soon the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon."
It was honestly a very inspiring and seemingly impromptu moment from the president.
Now to Amazon's "The Boys."
If you haven't watched, I highly recommend it. If you can get past the violence, and the tendency to demonize profit and big corporations throughout the entire series, it's actually an amazing show.
One major part of the plot is the plan of the evil Vought Corporation to gain access to, and join forces with, the US Military. You see, the corporation owns super heroes, and they'd like to get a major contract with the government for the usage of their super heroes in foreign conflicts. They are seeking a massive money deal, and working with congressman to secure a vote in the senate to make this plan a reality.
In episode 4, "Homelander" is called to save a passenger airliner over the Atlantic Ocean that has been high-jacked by Islamic terrorists. He makes an attempt to save them, but later realizes this will simply not be possible (so we think). In his choice to allow the plane to crash, killing all 123 passengers, we open the door to the first part of our conspiracy theory: Homelander purposefully let the plane crash.
In the aftermath of the crash, we get to a scene on a shoreline where rescue crews are gathering debris from the downed jet. To a TV news crew "Vought News," Homelander states that this "didn't have to happen." He states that they arrived late on the scene, because they weren't able to get the right information in time to stop this from happening. If they would have been given enough power, they could have stopped this attack on our nation. Conspiracy piece #2. Homelander intentionally let the jet crash so he could call for the government, and the people, to give him more power.
These two pieces together do not point to a 9/11 conspiracy knockoff on their own. That's why we need the third, and most obvious piece.
At the end of the episode, Homelander yells down towards the first responders "I hear you brother, and the world hears you, and very very soon... whoever did this will hear from all of us!"
This is an obvious wink and nod towards the 9/11 conspiracy that George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks before-hand, and let them happen so he could gain more control, and start a war in the middle east. Homelander knew about the high-jacked plane, he let it crash, he called for congress to give him more power, and said that we would bring whoever did this to justice.
Why did I even bring this up?
Is it okay for those on the "left" to further conspiracies in their own artistic way, but egregious for those on the "right" to consider certain "conspiracies?"
For instance, there is no proof that Trump colluded with Russia, but that's a well accepted conspiracy theory on the left.
There is no proof that the Clinton's murdered Epstein, so those on the left act as if it's completely insane and fringe to suggest that this is a possibility.
Is there a conspiracy conversation double standard?