Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Truth About September 11th

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

While reading the news, often times I see the term ‘raising awareness.’ A woman runs a 10-km run in order to ‘raise awareness’ of breast cancer. A scientist at a conference on global warming is quoted as saying that we need to ‘raise more awareness’ of the ramifications of carbon dioxide. An actor makes the rounds of the talk show circuit to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease.

It is well that celebrities, environmentalists, scientists and ordinary people are raising public awareness to a host of catastrophes and diseases that are threatening our very survival around the globe. However, this pursuit of awareness in the media may lead one to surmise that people in the western hemisphere must be  aware and knowledgeable about the most pressing issues facing us today, but is that really the case?

Some of the more urgent things we need to know before we self-destruct are:  Who is profiting from the uncontrolled proliferation and sales of armaments to both sides of those involved in civil wars and which corporate giants are profiting from the destruction of these same countries? Why do those who do try to expose the truth of government intervention and aggression, even against their own citizens, face social alienation, marginalization, ridicule and finally, labelled conspiracy nutjobs?

When questions have been raised as to who is responsible for the rise of sectarian hatreds and the resulting grisly killings in the world by ISIS, then the freedom that we think we have to pursue the answers to these questions get sticky. The right to question government actions might get you on the watch list.  Think Edward Snowden.  As more stringent laws are created in the future to curb criticism, we, the underclass and powerless, will be restricted to comments on those topics that those whom we serve deem appropriate. Pretty soon, critical comments on anything other than the size of Kim's ass may make us liable to arrest without probable cause, held against our will and charged as provocateurs, or worse,  terrorists.

One of the reasons for the catastrophic rise in conflicts happening around the world today is September 11. Oil. Invasion of Iraq.  However, the knowledge about the events of that day is not discussed rationally in the public arena, but scuttled off to one side and buried under the pretense of national security. Afghanistan and Iraq, two countries that had nothing to do with September 11th, were threatened and attacked and have been virtually destroyed, their cultural heritage in ruins, while Saudi Arabia, a corrupt dictatorship and a known paymaster and exporter of terror in the Middle East, was not. Oil. But didn't they invade because of weapons of mass destruction? Who believes that anymore?  Who believes the lies about 9/11?

If we want to truly raise awareness, why not ask questions about how and why September 11th happened, in order to get at the truth of the events of that day and carve out the bĂȘte noir, the cancer that lies at the center of the American government. Witnesses at ground zero, professionals who studied both the photographic and physical evidence and engineering experts who wrote detailed volumes addressing the 9/11 Commission’s inaccuracies, are mostly vilified and mocked by the press as conspiracy theory nutcases and hack scientists. Just mention the two words conspiracy theory and any discussion is over. As a result of their dedicated search for the truth, some of these professionals have been relieved of their university posts and isolated and alienated by their friends and colleagues.

If people want to raise awareness, focus on the events of September 11, an event that has led us to the brink of world war. Make 9/11 a ‘raise awareness’ topic because so many lies have hinged on this one big lie. We need to demand answers into the events of that day and bring whoever is responsible to accountability. It seems an overwhelmingly daunting task, but essential, in order to rescue the truth from the hands of those that want to rewrite history and lead us further down their darkened path. Do I believe that we'll ever find out the truth?  Did we ever find out who killed Kennedy?