The truth about 9/11 is slowly gaining the status of common knowledge, but it's been a real and frustrating decade-long struggle to set the historical record straight. The are still many people who can't believe that the Bush administration, and powerful decision-makers in the U.S. security apparatus could, first of all, pull off such a treacherous fraud, and second, that they were able to keep it a secret from other members of the U.S. government, the media, the American people, and the world for such a long period of time. Such a denial of the truth about the 9/11 attacks can't be attributed to blindness, or the cowardly avoidance of reality, but an underestimation of the power of myths in shaping our lives and our thoughts, and influencing the way we register facts and events in our world.
People who still believe the official 9/11 story often make the mistake in thinking that if the Bush administration really did 9/11 then there would be leaks, or government officials would come forward and speak to the media. Former CIA officer Valerie Plame expressed the widely shared view that 9/11 couldn't be a big lie because the American government can't keep a secret when she was asked at a recent public event in the University of Florida about supporting a new 9/11 investigation. The Gainesville Sun's Nathan Crabbe reported:
Several 9-11 truthers — who believe the fall of the World Trade Towers was a conspiracy — questioned Wilson about whether she supported a new investigation into the event. She dismissed the idea that such a conspiracy could be kept under wraps.
"Having worked for the government, I know it's really, really hard to keep a secret," she said.
The view that America's secretive government can't keep a secret is wrong for so many reasons, especially considering the fact that an even more secretive and criminal cabal is working within the government, doing everything in their power to misinform and bamboozle the American people. Their ability to keep secrets among themselves is well proven. If it wasn't for the courageous and truth-seeking Tillman family and others, we would've never known the truth about the death of Pat Tillman. Top military officials deliberately lied, and kept the truth hidden in order to sell a public myth about Tillman.
This "government can't keep a secret" view overlooks the reality that the Bush administration operated more like a gang than a government. In truth, the U.S. government as we know it didn't attack America and then lie to the world about the event. Instead, 9/11 was done by a few, well-organized individuals who hijacked the White House in 2000, and abused the machinery of government to promote their own evil ends. This small, tight-knit group that was involved in the planning and execution of 9/11 are not interested in revealing the truth, but in keeping secrets. Why would they leak secrets? If they spilled their guts about how they caused and covered up the greatest crime of the century they would be charged, and most likely found guilty, and then killed and/or imprisoned for life.
Individuals who lend their support to heinous and immoral acts like 9/11 most likely believe that such violence and deception is necessary and justifiable in the grand scheme of things. They believe that rulers have god-like status and can kill innocent people. Such violence is committed for a greater purpose in their minds, and to achieve many new changes that previously would've been resisted by both members of the government and the public. The new changes that 9/11 caused is obvious, they include: 1) public support for a global war on terror, and American wars in the Middle East; 2) the acceleration of the destruction of America's constitutional government and the further rise and influence of the National Security State; 3) profit for a few connected corporations and individuals that are close to the military-industrial complex; 4) the creation of new federal departments like Homeland Security that are unconstitutional and function as a police state to repress the American people and keep them from making serious political change; and, 5) 9/11 caused a deep psychological change in the people, making them fear that "terrorism" presents an existential threat to their personal safety, and the safety of their country.Tear Down This Myth: The Cry For Freedom In Our Time
Dean Hartwell, author of "Dead Men Talking: Consequences of Government Lies," "Truth Matters: How the Voters Can Take Back Their Nation" and, "Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11," writes:
Most people believe the myth that Osama bin Laden planned and orchestrated the attacks of 9/11. Stating and re-stating this untruth has become a convenient way for our leaders to steer the public away from the real perpetrators of the crimes of that day and for continuing an unending battle called the "War on Terror."
Recognizing that the official 9/11 story is a myth, and not the truth, is a big challenge. But it has to be faced. It is a revelation that can change our entire world order for the better, and bring down the actors who are responsible for the construction and maintenance of the myth.
Tearing down the myth about 9/11 has not been an easy task, it is the psychological Berlin Wall of our era, but it is being teared down bit by bit. Richard Falk, a retired Princeton professor of international law, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories, has lent his expertise and credibility to the global effort to raise awareness about 9/11 truth, and has repeatedly called for a new investigation of 9/11. He recently wrote: "To seek further inquiry into the unanswered questions about 9/11 is surely not an unreasonable position." Falk has come under fire for his outspoken and fearless call for truth by UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon, and US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, who said: "In my view, Mr. Falk’s latest commentary is so noxious that it should finally be plain to all that he should no longer continue in his position on behalf of the UN."
Ban Ki-Moon, Rice, and other public representatives who denounce the truth will eat their words soon enough. It is clear to any one with any knowledge of 9/11 facts that Falk's presence in the United Nations gives that institution a great deal of dignity and credibility. He is a moral, wise, and courageous voice on the international stage. It would be a sad day for humanity and a serious blow to the quest for peace and justice in the Middle East if he were to be removed from the United Nations.
The Progressive's Matthew Rothschild is one of few in the media who supports Falk's right to free speech. He wrote on January 29, 2011 that a new 9/11 investigation "wouldn't hurt," and that "Falk shouldn’t be punished for a thought crime."
It is a matter of time before more journalists speak up about a new 9/11 investigation. The official myth about that day has caused incalculable suffering in Iraq and Afghanistan, and emboldened our Western governments to take away our rights and enact police state laws under the banner of protecting us from terrorists.
In the book "The French Revolution: A History" the Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle said: "Where thou findest a Lie that is oppressing thee, extinguish it." We should all listen to him in these times. Living with a Big Lie is not healthy. The 9/11 myth has destroyed our freedoms and transformed our democratic governments in the West into full-fledged police states. We must defy our current so-called leaders, not deify them. They don't deserve our respect and confidence. We must demand that they help us "Tear Down This Myth," or see their credibility crushed under the rubble of history.