Excellent review, thanks.
I would like to say this, however.
The palpable sensation that one had set foot in the backwaters of society was undeniable
My first exposure to the “9/11 Truth Movement” was on September 12, 2001, and far from consisting of the “backwaters of society” it mostly consisted of Cantor Fitzgerald employees and New York City firefighters. The “9/11 Truth movement” was started by the family and friends of the victims of the 9/11 attacks, as well as the survivors. Far from people generally considered “backwater” in places like Kansas City, these original 9/11 truthers were Wall Street traders, wealthy Republican widows of Wall Street traders, and various people who witnessed bombs going off on in the lobby of WTC 1.
The story of how these original “9/11 truthers” were replaced by the Alex Jones and Jeff Rense crowd is almost as interesting as the 9/11 story itself.
I also remember very high-profile Democratic party websites having a civil war over 9/11 “conspiracy theories” that got so intense many were even trying to ban mentions of the film “9/11: Press For Truth” – made in cooperation with the “Jersey Girls” – four widows of Cantor Fitzgerald employees that were credited with forcing the Bush administration to form the official 9/11 Commission itself. These women were all over the mainstream media in 2001-2004, they met with President Bush and numerous high level officials, and were a regular feature on the evening news. They were the original “truthers.” Most support the main “9/11 Truth” groups like Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
It’s astonishing to me how the actual victims and survivors of the 9/11 attacks have all but been written out of history and instead replaced with “conspiracy theorists” of the Alex Jones variety. But it’s no mystery – it’s called “Plata O Plomo” – “silver or lead.”
Some people took the money, other people wound up dead.
Some people actually fled the country.
The majority of Americans, and the majority of people who lived in New York City on September 11, 2001, are “9/11 truthers” to one degree or another. It’s also somewhat amazing that the “dissidents” – of the far left, like Noam Chomsky and Amy Goodman, or the far right, like, er, lots of the “White Nationalists” I read – are all quite hostile to 9/11 truth and slavishly support of official government line. It’s as if they are “dissidents” on every other issue, just not that one.
Meanwhile, people who aren’t particularly political – like Dr. Steven Jones, Dr. Neil Harritt, Dr. Griffith, etc. – not particularly political people and not the types of people usually considered “conspiracy theorists” – are the actual core of the Truth movement.
Orwell and Kafka could have hardly scratched the surface of the reality of 2015 America.
I will say this, Dr. Kevin MacDonald and his blog, TheOccidentalObserver.net, has published truthers – quite recently, in fact – this month – and has shown amazing courage that also-rans like Counter Currents and Radix Journal never have.
It’s what separates the men from the boys.
Recently yours truly and Herr ICA, R. Chlodwig von Kook, attended a presentation given by journalist Christopher Bollyn at one of his stops on the American leg of his “Solving 9/11 Tour”. Bollyn contends that Israel, allied with Jewish Zionists in America and their collaborators, were responsible for the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the cover-up which killed over three thousand people. Aside from the obvious extrapolation that Israel was the only state that seemed to benefit from the attack since it was used as a pretext for war against her enemies in the Muslim world, specifically Iraq, compelling evidence has been compiled by Bollyn that shows direct Israeli involvement. As Benjamin Netanyahu, cloven foot in mouth, famously said, 9/11 was “very good” for Israel.
I wholeheartedly recommend that readers check out Bollyn’s book Solving 9/11: The Deception That Changed the World or watch one of his many…
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