OH THANK HEAVEN FOR 9 ELEVEN: SIGN OF A CONVENIENT MYTH
I know a lot of people are out there thinking that I have completely gone overboard with shows about 9/11. I can concur that this might be true however; I feel that revisiting the whole case after 10 years is at least worthy of a few days. After all, since I have been doing these shows I have been receiving e-mails from people who have been commenting that at one time they thought that the whole idea of questioning the events of that day were crazy, and now that they have been listening to my show they are wondering if they had been lied to about that day, or if they weren’t paying attention to the events.
I have been wondering that with all of the political posturing and spin on the subject if we just won’t know the truth and that we should resolve that while we are short on details it is highly probable that our government failed us on that day and to make matters worse, they punished us afterwards by stripping us of our freedom and robbing us of our ability to pursue the happiness that we have been told is part of the American way of life.
Since 9/11 we have been angrier, 60 per cent of us have some sort of mental illness or fear of the future and there are many others who have been left hating a generated enemy and remaining victimized and over sensitive at every turn. The attacks on this country have been used as a political football, and every time they are used as a cudgel from the podium we see people applaud when they are told that this is a grand excuse for a force multiplied police state.
What have we learned from this?
The other day I presented a show where I played an audio cut of George W. Bush lying about seeing the first plane hit the North tower. I received a call from a listener who was worried that I was unfairly attacking a former U.S. president. He assumed that I had tinkered with the audio, making the audio say something that he really didn’t say. I assured him that what was being played was real and unaltered. He still asked me what my sources are and why I was doing this.
I asked him “If you knew someone was lying and didn’t say anything, does that make you a liar? If you knew someone murdered someone and you said nothing does that make you an accessory to the crime? If you knew someone had committed treason and you went along with it, does that make you a traitor?”
He didn’t know what to say. He just said “I had no idea that this was said.”
I get that all the time. When confronted with overlooked data they are shocked. Some people get angry and attack with ad hominem and others say that they used to think all of this “conspiracy theory” was crazy and that now they are listening.
The truth is, a lot of conspiracy theory is crazy—that is why it is called conspiracy theory. The biggest problems I have with any “truth” coming from 9/11 theory is that I see a lot of people invest their beliefs is speculated allegations and unproven theories.
They truly get in the way of real solid data that can be presented and documented. Even if the theories and gut feelings sound believable, we need to keep reminding ourselves that pet theories are just pet theories and they mean absolutely nothing if the data provided does not measure up to scrutiny.
For some the 9/11 truth movement is a way to vent anger and fear. It is a cult of madness in a sense because every time you come close to finding the right clues, someone else comes along with a theory that you can entertain and everything you believe gets flushed down the memory hole and logic seems to go with it.
However, there is a silver lining. Those who are exposed to some of the data provided question the official narrative. They decide that they were lied to by their own government and the argument for complicity by a criminal element within our government becomes compelling.
Those who argue that the official narrative is enough, haven’t really paid attention to any of the details. They will stand strong and argue their position that the government issued story is the true story but when asked to argue details they simply can’t do it. The reason is that they aren’t fanatical or even scholarly when it comes to the timelines and history of the attacks. Perhaps there needs to be a history class taught where those who wish to understand the details can have an objective study on the matter. That way, we can eliminate the crank theories, the anti Semitism, and the Islamic fear for scholarly curriculum.
The September 11th, attacks are so traumatic that when the average American is asked to question the motives of the government on that day, they become outraged and say that you are a traitor, that you are a disgrace and that you are insensitive to the thousands that died on that day. I always get the occasional e-mail that asks “How can you accuse our own government of such a terrible thing?” I tell them that it is not my government that did it; it was a criminal element within my government that plotted to overthrow the government we had and replace it with a militarized oligarchy.
That stops them in their tracks, because most of those government defenders are unaware that a coup can actually take place in this country. They are so sure that just the idea that our form of government has so many checks and balances that it is somehow immune to a hostile takeover by an organized criminal conspiracy.
It has been demonstrated over and over again that corruption can be found in any political party, in a democracy, in any government. Loopholes can be exploited and when they are the people suffer. It is never about the safety of the people, it is about power. Corruption is always found in every organized government and conspiracy is a normal part of takeover.
If you thumb through the pages of history you will see that Germany under president Hindenburg was a republic. Yet within the republic an economic meltdown occurred and a despotant named Adolf Hitler was able to flourish in this democratic republic.
But of course using Hitler as an example sometimes becomes a turn off because no one who is partisan to one party or another in the United States wants to hear that their leader or candidate espouses any philosophies that Hitler had. We all know that he was a monster and that there were no redeeming qualities in him. Either his people had to have been really stupid or really evil to follow him into the darkest pages of history. But as you can see, old habits die hard.
I am sure there were defenders of Hitler in his day, and anyone who questioned him or his motives were considered traitors and unpatriotic. When confronted with the evidence that his henchmen devised a coup, there was an event that changed the game.
It was the Reichstag fire, an event that was created in order to send a message that the people needed an iron rule and militarized government. The Reichstag fire was like Germany’s Pearl harbor, their September 11th, attack.
Hitler was able to stealthily move through the republic and receive the confidence of the people. The reason was because at the time there was no effective, competently organized, ‘mainstream’ right-wing political party and as a result the economy in Germany had tanked. Germans feared the Communists and also hated the Jews. They created an “other” to blame for their troubles and it was the government that decided that the Jews and the Communists were responsible for the attacks on the Reichstag.
Does this sound familiar? Does this ring a bell? After 9/11 our New Pearl harbor, our Reichstag fire were we quick to pin the blame on an unproven enemy?
People believe that the United States is too great of a nation to fail. It is erroneously believed that there are too many safeguards to prevent a Hitler, Stalin, or Mussolini to rise up on American soil. We have blind faith that this country will never be steered in the wrong direction because we mistakenly believe that this system, that we are all a part of is based on the principles of God and God is on our side.. not on the side of heathen, the Muslim or Communist.
There is a frightening emotional investment that we put into things here in this country. I say that it is frightening because Nationalism never is a substitute for common sense.
What have we learned from the attacks of 9/11?
I know what I have learned. I have learned about what victimization does to logic and what mental torture does to the intellect. How it seems that we are so hopeful that things will change that we ignore that they really haven’t. How we are so attached to mythologies about the day that we have not bothered to demand that we investigate the attacks and realize that we have been betrayed and lied to by those that we hoped had our best interests at heart.
I believe that the reason why Hitler and the Weimar republic is often cited as an example of how a government can fail hard is because we as a people were just as proud, just as jingoistic, and just as ignorant about how fragile democracy is and how we can easily accept a Nazi like government without even knowing it. How we can easily call patriots terrorists if they decide to rebel against these philosophies as they creep in to American lives.
During his eight year presidency George W. Bush was considered a President with Nazi philosophies. Now, Conservatives claim that Obama is the Nazi, or the socialist, or even the Marxist.
Isn’t it obvious that the entire government is now corrupt, and that a Nazi / Marxist suspicion is really the ghost of good old fashioned fascism whispering in your ear that something “wicked this way comes”? Are you strong enough to admit that an emotional investment in defending the official government mythology of the 9/11 attacks has led us into the trouble that we are in now. Ten years of defending our victimization has made us all victims.
Can we see that the tributes, the celebrations, the bowing of heads in silence, and the candle light vigils ten years later give us more impetus to remain helpless?
It is time our nation, as a collective WHOLE, toughen our emotional skins and stop pretending whatever horrors are happening are going to change or go away soon. Otherwise, we will make
harsh judgments on our fellow man based on programmed prejudices of NATIONALISM … as opposed to how we truly are as free-thinkers. The government already has its hooks in you.
The question is if you will allow yourself to be reeled in.
Our mainstream thinking is that our home, our government, our system is too great to fail. We need to bring into perspective the reality those who place themselves above us, will soon see their end too. The whole machine is showing signs of corruption. This spans the entire political spectrum, from republican to democrat. Ambition ,while admirable, can also be detrimental if it has its foundation in lawlessness and uses the pain of others for unknown ends. This nation will eventually suffer entropy and we will no longer have the luxuries we once cherished.
On a sliding scale of anxieties, it has been reported that 75 percent white children and 65 percent of minority children believe that the planet will be irrevocably damaged by the time they reach adulthood. They also believe that there will be another terrorist attack that will e far worse than 9/11.
What kind of adults will there be in the years to come if they are constantly worried that there is another attack waiting to happen? Why must we continue to relive those horrifying moments of 9/11? Relive the grief when it is better to stand up and use what resources we have to correct the wrong that it brought to our country.
New statistics from homeland security can make one feel a little paranoid. Thet are now focused the new type of terrorism or the new enemies of the state. The new enemy is you.
The focus according to the new intelligence stated that right wing extremists and libertarians are likely to be your next terrorists. The others are disgruntled veterans and people who obsess over the details of the 9/11 attacks.
Questioning the official narrative of 9/11 makes you a borderline terrorist. You see, they want to hide something. They want us to just bow our heads in silence. They want us to keep remembering the pain and they need to keep reminding us of why we need them. Why we need to continually be punished for the events of that day.
We need to understand that the 9/11 attacks gave us the Patriot act, the undermining of constitutional rights. It enabled the government to bank on darker potentialities and projections for the future of America. These are projections that they are counting on happening. Projections that would warrant budgets for Homeland security detention centers, homegrown terrorism laws, food safety laws and recent statements from homeland security warning of extremists within our borders.
These fears are very real and are being used as conditioning tools to polarize our nation.
As per the Project for the New American Century, there needs to be a trigger event to set off the chaos. Dick Cheney has said that he believes that there is a guarantee that we will see more terror, more death, more destruction and more Americans in body bags in the years to come.
This comes from a man who knows firsthand what it means to be a war criminal and a liar. A man who can coldly tell a news reporter that he gave the order to shoot down a plane that they thought was heading for the White house.
We can easily perceive that a terror event or a “homeland” crisis is looming. We have been programmed for this since the days, weeks, months and years after 9/11. We can also read over many documents and facts that point to the possibility that what the future holds is a mass uprising and possible mega-death scenario that will create chaos in a country that already has been ravaged by economic debt and victimized by a terrorist event and the paranoia of an unknown enemy ready to strike. Threat levels exist in almost every facet of our lives.
Ten years after 9/11 we need to ask ourselves what is our government preparing for?
What could be so bad that we have to call in the military, have internment camps, need a civil police force, wire tapping, homegrown terrorism laws and new definitions of dissidents, subversives, and terrorists and torture? These questions need to be pondered. It just can’t be to “protect” us from terror attacks. This is much more profound and widespread.
If we learn anything about 9/11 after ten years, perhaps the greatest lesson is that we need to develop a thick skin. One that will be able to accept the fact that September 11th, has done nothing to benefit us. Nothing. It has done nothing to benefit the terrorists or those who we claim did this to us. The continued mythologies of 9/11 or even Ground Zero to be of a hallowed or sacred nature need to cease. There is nothing sacred about mass murder, nothing hallowed or special about a cold blooded attack that was well planned and permitted to take place.
There is nothing sacred about the flag that flew at Ground zero or the coincidental cross made from the girders sticking out from the rubble. They are all tattered and beaten icons for tragedy that was only expedient for greedy men who wanted to create a war fortress in the United States.
We need to stop committing ourselves to hating Muslim countries. They are our “other” similar to the Jew, gypsy, Communist or Slav of Hitler’s day.
We need to also understand that the only way to be safe is through a unified front against those who wield power in order to destroy our resolve. The idea of 9/11 being a crime committed against America needs to now move from the small groups and the extremist groups, to the public debate. No more to be used as a tool for manipulation but a guide as to what we no longer want, no longer need, and no longer will tolerate.
It is time to not remain silent. It is time now to speak up.
What have I learned from the September 11th attacks?
I have learned that we are stuck. We are still living that day.