TRY TO REMEMBER THE LIES OF SEPTEMBER
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
As many of you may know, I have been focusing a lot on civil liberties especially in the wake of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. While the story is fading away the repercussions are not as it appears that Red Flag laws are being successfully enforced and the advent of a more advance surveillance state will now be used as a tool of pre-crime.
I have to confess that I have no fear of starting up conversations on busses and trains about the fringe analysis I cover. Most people know who I am anyway and so it is expected that I will bring up conversations that test the waters for further discussion on the air.
While on the train, there were a number of people that still have their concerns about more laws that will take away their civil liberties. They believe that that by 2020, we will be seeing the complete and utter breakdown of the structures of everyday life.
What they are referring to is the distribution, cost, and availability of food, fresh water, energy, healthcare, income and basic security. They fear that the police are being empowered to harass and exploit the poor and the minorities and the lack of resiliency of many of the core values that have been broken down by the Government.
They are expressly concerned about how traditional liberal values are being broken down by extremist and that while they want a lot of social programs they do not want to see our country leap into democratic socialism.
I was surprised to hear this as I live in a liberal city. I got the feeling that many liberals are tired of having to hear the scare tactics of the eccentric and emotional left as many are still hanging on to traditional American social structures.
When I asked why they think the country is functioning this way they all seemed to be in agreement that the 9/11 attacks are to blame and that the new generations that don’t remember what America was like before 9/11 are being led into a socialist trap.
Since 9/11, it seems that the country has been in a cascading crisis. When the Towers fell in 2001, we started to see a bundle of systems collapse with them.
History has shown that complex systems are connected in many ways so the collapse of one system triggers crises in all the systems it is connected to.
I can say that the one thing that the 9/11 attacks exploited was that many of America’ core systems and values of society have become increasingly fragile behind the thin facade of stability.
Not only did the Twin Towers look as if they were brought down in a controlled demolition but so was our ability as Americans to think rationally and even before the smoke cleared and ashes settled, those who planned this destruction were also planning the rebooting of our entire way of life in America and they were well aware of what it would look like 20 years after.
In the emotional wake of 9/11, a shocked and grieving nation demanded answers and justice. However we did not get justice, what we got was punishment.
We were all marked as potential criminals with the Patriot Act.
The law dramatically expanded the government’s ability to gather surveillance, broadened the definition of terrorism and sought to strengthen border security. It led to roving wiretaps and the much-criticized collection and storage of U.S. citizens’ phone and internet metadata while requiring communications companies to hand over that data.
The Patriot Act also ultimately helped force into the public sphere a debate over the conflict between the government’s desire to protect its citizens and its citizens’ civil liberties.
What people forget is just how fast the Patriot Act was enacted. The nearly 300-page law was enacted in less than a month after the 9/11 attacks.
Looking back, I don’t think people realized that something this big should have taken longer to write and that chances are the Patriot Act was written long before the 9/11 attacks happened.
It was not available to the public and was barely made available to members of Congress. It is obvious that members of Congress had no time to read it.
The bill was rushed through and the United States of America, as we once knew her, was no more.
A survey found that nearly 65% of Americans do not believe the official government narrative of September 11th. So this makes a good majority of American conspiracy theorists and since the 9/11atttack but the government and the media have discouraged anyone from talking out of line about the government’s official story about the attacks. However, the fact that the Patriot Act was obviously written long before that awful day in September should set off alarms and yet people wish to argue over whether or not a two towers and free fall to the ground, whether or not building seven was brought down in a controlled demolition or whether or not Jewish businessmen were told not to come in that day and while those stories are part of the conspiracy lore, the details get lost in the no plane theories and whatever else is discussed to cloud the issue.
We know that the establishment has long used the term “conspiracy theory” to discredit any idea in the public sphere that has anti-establishment leanings or runs counter to the government’s narrative regarding an event or situation. In 1967, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wrote a dispatch which coined the term to discredit those Americans who were not content with the findings of the Warren Commission following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The dispatch, which was obtained by the New York Times in 1976, was part of the CIA’s Clandestine Services unit and was classified as “psychological operations.” The document also lays out the exact arguments used by the establishment for years to discredit certain theories such as: claiming that eyewitness testimony is unreliable, claiming that it’s irresponsible to speculate, claiming its impossible for so many people to keep quiet about large conspiracies, claiming conspiracy theorists are politically or financially motivated in the promotion of these theories and refocusing attention on “official” reports.
Despite the CIA’s best efforts, the belief in conspiracy theories remains alive and well in the United States and many once-ridiculed conspiracies have been proven to be fact as information became declassified and publicly available.
In fact, the assassination of President Kennedy has long been the most widely believed “conspiracy theory” among the US populace, with over 60% of Americans believing that Kennedy’s death was part of a larger conspiracy and not the work of a lone gunman. Now, another “conspiracy theory” is approaching that same level of acceptance as over half of Americans do not believe that government’s official narrative regarding the September 11th attacks.
During his election campaign, President Trump stated that he did not believe the official story about 9/11 but I can bet you that he would not say that now, however, I could be wrong.
He also has struck up some controversy over his attempts to meet with the Taliban at Camp David, especially when the meeting was scheduled so close to the anniversary of the attack on the United States.
The president’s surprise announcement, and the swift emergence of competing versions of events was in keeping with Trump’s impulsive-seeming and highly personalized style of handling complex international diplomacy.
However, it appears to be a sore spot that his Neocon associates are taking issue with.
It looks like the impulsive President has again stepped out of line and has offended his Neocon handlers like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo that were in on the letter of intent called “The Project for the New American Century. “
The Project for the New American Century was the manifesto that uncannily inferred that the United States would gladly spend more money for defense abroad if there was a New Pearl Harbor and event that would significantly stir up anger in the United States and allow for the Neocon war hawks to conduct their wars in the Middle East.
Not only did the document say that a New Pearl Harbor would have to happen to secure the war footing, but a chemical or biological weapons attack on the United States would also be effective in order to convince the people that the threat warranted a long-standing war.
For those that are unfamiliar with the plan, I can explain that years before George W. Bush entered the White House, and years before the Sept. 11 attacks set the direction of his presidency, a group of influential neo-conservatives hatched a plan to get Saddam Hussein out of power.
The group, the Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, was founded in 1997. Among its supporters were three Republican former officials who were sitting out the Democratic presidency of Bill Clinton: Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz.
In open letters to Clinton and GOP congressional leaders the next year, the group called for “the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power” and a shift toward a more assertive U.S. policy in the Middle East, including the use of force if necessary to unseat Saddam.
And in a report just before the 2000 election that would bring Bush to power, the group predicted that the shift would come about slowly, unless there were “some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor.”
That event came on September 11, 2001. By that time, Cheney was Vice President; Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense, and Wolfowitz his Deputy at the Pentagon.
The next morning, before it was even clear who was behind the attacks, Rumsfeld insisted at a Cabinet meeting that Saddam’s Iraq should be “a principal target of the first round of terrorism,” according to Bob Woodward’s book, Bush at War.
In a world where justice is carried out, John Bolton would be tried as a war criminal along with all of the other signatories and supporters of this evil plan.
In a sane society, people like Bolton wouldn’t be allowed on television, much less put in charge of American security.
New evidence shows that the September 11th activities of former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld were falsely reported by official sources.
The International Panel also discovered that four massive aerial practice exercises traditionally held in October were in full operation on 9/11. The largest, Global Guardian, held annually by NORAD and the U.S. Strategic and Space Commands, had originally been scheduled for October 22-31 but was moved, along with Vigilant Guardian, to early September.
Although senior officials claimed no one could have predicted using hijacked planes as weapons, the military had been practicing similar exercises on 9/11 itself and for years before it.
The Panel, discovering widespread reports of confusion and delays in the defense response, looked into who was overseeing the air defenses after the second Tower was hit at 9:03 A.M.
Official sources claimed neither Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Joint Chiefs of Staff Acting Chairman General Richard Myers (filling in for General Hugh Shelton), nor war-room chief General Montague Winfield were available to take command until well after the Pentagon was struck about 9:37.
Yet emerging documents and memoirs show that top leaders were engaged earlier – and later discussed a shootdown of the “let’s roll” Flight 93 before debris was scattered widely around its alleged Shanksville, Pennsylvania crash site.
Most intriguing is the mystery of who was running the Pentagon’s war-room during the critical early hours.
The rest of the course is a clouded history that people will argue about. Those who do not face the facts play the emotional card that for them is an effective way for making excuses about why we no longer respect due process and civil liberties.
Manifestos of intent on a government coup and mythologies were drawn up because our leaders thought that one day we can all look back and praise them like heroes or gods.
The facts are simple – both the Patriot Act and the Project for the New American century were created long before the attacks on 9/11. One was a manifesto or a paper of intent and the other was the endgame for rebuilding America’s new image.
The Patriot act has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption, and abuse.
The real title of the act alone is an Orwellian mouthful – most people don’t even know what the the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act is – they only know it as the Patriot Act an act that simply obfuscated the Constitution of the United States and locked down the country into what now can be seen as a militarized, hypersensitive, litigious, goose-stepping antithesis of what it used to be.
Since the towers fell on 9/11, the U.S. government has posed a greater threat to our freedoms than any terrorist, extremist or foreign entity ever could.
The American people have been treated like enemy combatants. We are now used to being spied on, tracked, scanned, and subjected to all manner of intrusions, intimidated, invaded, raided, manhandled, censored, silenced, shot at, locked up, denied due process, and killed.
Oh and we cannot forget that not only was the Patriot act a dose of poison to kill inalienable rights the National Defense Authorization Act which was a plan for a cloaked martial law, where law enforcement could act as judge and jury in situations of speculation and all probable cause this thrown out for what can be called “future crime.”
The NDAA was signed into law on December 31, 2011 by President Obama.
Both the Bush and Obama administrations employed excessive secrecy and, in particular, for invoking the state secrets privilege to shut down civil litigation challenging things like rendition and surveillance programs.
However, in the run of 2020 it is as if nothing existed before the Obama administration and that somehow Barack Obama had no hand in maintaining the draconian downfall of this nation after 9/11.
The media fails to look back on the attitudes of former administrations Like Bush and Obama with regard to immigration and how they felt about caging not only children but alleged enemy combatants that got no trial and no due process only advanced interrogation another Orwellian term for torture.
Opinions vary about whether efforts to fight terrorism in the United States have inflicted collateral damage on political dissent, religious liberty and the freedom of association.
But I ask you, is it not obvious? No one has given anyone the “all clear” –we have been using terrorism as a crutch to destroy the way we were. The kleptocracy will tell you that the way we were contributed to the attacks on 9/11 and reinforced guilt is a cult dynamic that is used to remind you that people died because you did not do enough.
The FBI established the Terrorist Screening Center in 2003 because they felt that agencies did not share counterterrorism information in an effective and timely manner.
Today, there are an estimated 1.2 million people on the center’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), including more than 4,600 Americans and green-card holders. These are people whom officials believe could support or commit terrorist acts. But if you’re in the database, you wouldn’t know it: The government refuses to identify who is on the list or why they were placed there.
There is no due process for those who find themselves on the list. “An individual’s placement into the TSDB does not require any evidence that the person engaged in criminal activity, committed a crime, or will commit a crime in the future; and individuals who have been acquitted of a terrorism-related crime may still be listed in the TSDB.
Think of all the lists you might be on and think about what would happen if you woke up and realized you were being targeted. You are told that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.
Now, you have to hide your guns, your words, your actions. You now even have to hide your thoughts or your anger because this can be seen as a pretext for a breakdown.
The government believes that we brought all this on ourselves because we did not want the United Stated to be the aggressor in matters of war. 9/11 had to happen because those who planned it wanted to provide the nightmare that no one can really wake up from.
This is your long and drawn out punishment and the answer will be that you must comply with the idea that restitution and repentance are found with a new proposed Democratic Socialism – the very thing that the 9/11 attacks were supposed to guarantee.
That is the real secret that is the real conspiracy. It was the vision of the New World Order and its offering were the lives the 3000 people sacrificed on the altar for the furthering of the global plantation.
There is a place for alarmism when threats to civil liberties are concerned. Too much worry about our freedoms is better than too little, particularly in the face of a government that shrouded itself in secrecy after the 9/11 attacks.
9/11 was the catalyst that opened the dialogue for the socialist state and the complete and utter negation of constitutional rights.