I Don’t Know What Happened on 9/11

towers_hitI’m on my way into Manhattan this morning, to live stream the 9/11 rallies happening today. Not the “Let’s kill those Muslim savages” type rallies. Not the “Hooray! Obama got bin Laden and dumped him in the ocean with no evidence!” type rallies. Rather, the rethink 9/11 rallies.

I say that I don’t know what happened on 9/11, not for lack of trying. I have heard the government’s story, and I’m pretty sure this isn’t the first thing the State ever told us the truth about. I’ve heard many other stories, usually dismissed as “conspiracy theories”, and while I’m sure there is truth in them, these stories contradict each other as much as they contradict the 9/11 commission report. I imagine some of this information is put out by the US government, some of it by foreign governments, and some of it is honest journalism.

I’m not a “9/11 was an inside job” type of guy at all, but I do know that our government is lying to us about 9/11. I also know that when people lie, it’s usually because they’ve done something worth covering up. So I get rather annoyed by people who say we shouldn’t be talking about 9/11 truth. Surely we’ll never really know the full story, but if you’re not asking questions about the excuse this government uses for everything from the war to the NSA to the TSA to the you name it, I really don’t know what you expect to accomplish in your activism. Without this lie, without this huge, obvious, catastrophic lie, the advances of State aggression over the last 12 years, some of the most intrusive usurpations in modern history, would have been impossible.

Ask questions. Demand answers. And shame on you if you don’t.

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  • “I’m pretty sure this isn’t the first thing the State ever told us the truth about” Huh?

    “Without this lie, without this huge, obvious, catastrophic lie, the advances of State aggression over the last 12 years, some of the most intrusive usurpations in modern history, would have been impossible” you mean *wouldn’t* have been possible?

    Not trolling, these literally made me do a double take. I understand what you mean, these are actually confusing typos though. (if they are, at least).

    -JT

  • voluntaryist

    False flag or not the most important “911 Truth” is that govt. creates and uses fear to rule. A perpetual state of fear is very useful when reason is your enemy. Appealing to emotion may short circuit critical analysis. In general populations it is all too often that a consensus based on a carefully constructed climate of fear is used by govt. to avoid rational argument.

    Later generations will wonder how the public allowed such absurd and dangerous situations. Emotion is transient. When the fear is forgotten, the facts can be evaluated clearly and the illusion created by govt. is exposed. However, the realization is long after the fact thanks to govt. secrecy. No lesson is learned based on the false assumption that history is not relevant to the present. So the lies (propaganda) continue to be used effectively, century after century, by govt. Mistakes are repeated and humanity continues to suffer from the illusion that brute force is the best social system. No one would believe it works for personal relationships but the unquestioned assertion by rulers that it is necessary and practical for groups survives in spite of the chaos and destruction govt. inflicts.

  • Gord Hicks

    Sorry Chris. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t say you don’t think the state had nothing to do with 9/11 (I’m not a “9/11 was an inside job” type of guy) on the one hand then on the other concede that someone lying has something to hide- (but I do know that our government is lying to us about 9/11. I also know that when people lie, it’s usually because they’ve done something worth covering up)

    You’re quite right. The government is lying to us about 9/11. And you’re quite right that the government is lying to us about 9/11 because it has something to hide. What you don’t seem to realize or care to admit is that the “something to hide” can only be complicity.

    Even if the government only allowed it to happen (MIHOP theory) didn’t actually execute the attacks, they are involved in the crime. Aiding and abetting the crime (by shutting down in this case all the nation’s defenses) makes the US government an active player in the crime of 9/11. That makes 9/11 an inside job.

    It’s worth noting here too that the law makes almost no distinction between the perpetrator(s) of a crime and those who help carry the crime out. An aider and abettor is criminally liable to the same extent as the principal.

    In other words you are basically drawing a distinction with a difference and you should have the courage to come out and clarify your position on 9/11 stating the US government was involved, that 9/11 was indeed and “inside job” (to some extent) instead of straddling imaginary conceptual fences