September 6, 2011

The 9/11 Brand Is Losing Its Grip On The Collective Mind

The 9/11 Brand Is Losing Its Grip On The Collective Mind

Saman Mohammadi
The Excavator
September 6, 2011

"We are no doubt in the Great Age of the Brand." - Tom Peters
"From a marketing point of view, you don't roll out new products in August." --White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, on why the Bush administration waited until after Labor Day to try to sell the American people on war against Iraq, "New York Times" interview, Sept. 7, 2002 (Source). (Source:, 'Stupid Quotes About Iraq,' by Daniel Kurtzman).
"Nations have brands – in the sense that they have images – and those images are absolutely important to their progress and prosperity in the modern world. Countries with a powerful and positive image can export more products, more culture, more people, more services and attract more tourists, more investors, more immigrants and the attention and respect of other governments. Countries with weak or damaged images find it much harder and more expensive to achieve all of these goals. That’s why it is so important. I repeat: countries have brands, but they can’t be branded. Only new policies, new investments and innovations can change the image of a country – and it takes a very long time." - Simon Anholt (Source: Magazin Deutschland).
A brand name erases thinking because people believe they know what it is and trust it. Establishing a popular and trusted brand name takes hard work, but maintaining one is relatively easy.

Simon Anholt, a British government policy advisor, says countries have brands, which are very much tied to their policies. But propaganda also has a lot to do with branding a nation's image. It has always taken great marketers to build and destroy empires. Hitler was a marketer whose empire was both created and destroyed by mass marketing.

Since 9/11, Islam's brand has been destroyed by America and Israel, and it will take apocalyptic events for Islam's image to be rehabilitated, if it ever will.

It attests to the power of modern, industrial mass marketing that the brand that Muhammad and his successors built for 13 centuries was undone in one hour on September 11, 2001.

America's great brand was created by the wise founding fathers, made stronger by Lincoln's eloquence, and then became superior to every other nation when the greatest generation saved Europe from fascism. After WWII, President John F. Kennedy took America to the moon, where the American flag came to represent the aspirations and hopes of humanity. No nation can ask for a better brand.

Going into the third millenium, America had the best brand among all nations and the most powerful military in history. This terrific combination, along with the demise of the Soviet Union and the abscence of a great power, created a historic opportunity that was too good to pass up.

So, the neocons in the Bush administration, the globalists and the zionists came together on September 11, 2001 to exploit the trusted brand of America and its military might. They staged the attacks and in a move of marketing genius they blamed Islam and terrorism. The result was a new age of fear and terror, calls for war against Islam and terrorism, and the destruction of the American republic.

The 9/11 lie was sold to America and the world because it had presidential marketing as well as the full support of governments and media institutions around the world. Presidential marketing helped to cast a magical spell on the consumers of the lie.

But, ten years later, the 9/11 lie is losing adherents because of the heroic preservation of the truth by 9/11 truth activists, 9/11 first responders, fire fighters, scientists, engineers, scholars, and citizen journalists.

Not only has the official lie fallen apart but the image of the Islamic boogeyman, Osama Bin Laden, is now gone too. 9/11 is a brand that is based on the fear of terror, and the public's fear has been steadily decreasing over the last decade. Absent another 9/11, the fear of terrorism will vanish.

The policy makers, politicians, intelligence officials, securocrats, media institutions, and corporations that profit from public fear will have to stage new terrorist attacks sooner or later if their ship of evil is to survive the waters of popular discontent.

Of course, American society and the West has changed since 9/11. The people are less gullible today. An alternative media has blossomed on the internet, ready to take on the masters of universal memory. And true heroes like Alex Jones and Ron Paul, who are listened to by millions of people inside and outside of America, have entered the stage of history. They can use their voice to create alternative paths down history's road as well as counteract the sinister plots and conspiracies against the United States of America.

Thus, a new lie as big as 9/11 will not fly a second time. The hijacked U.S. government has lost a lot of credibility since September 11, 2001. The President's word is not good with the American people or the international community. Bush and Cheney killed Washington's reputation, and Obama quickly buried it when he became President.

President Obama was supposed to rebrand America, and move America away from the barbaric Cheney-Bush regime, but his administration opted for continuity. Even if Obama was sincere about his promises to bring transparency to the U.S. shadow government he can't deliver them because the President is only the chief marketer, not the CEO of America, Inc.

Obama's con trick worked for a year, but the American people soon realized that he wasn't interested in changing the radical policies of the power elite. As Anholt says, "Only new policies, new investments and innovations can change the image of a country."

The image of the American government around the world is worse than the Roman Empire and the Soviet Union. Once all the facts come out its image will rival Nazi Germany, which is now remembered as a regime that took the world to the depths of human evil and barbarity.

WMD lies, torture policies, and illegal wiretapping of Americans are the speakable crimes that have risen up to surface of collective history due to fearless reporting by brave journalists and public pressure. The unspeakably evil crimes that have been committed against the American people, Iraq, Afghanistan, and humanity lie beneath the surface of history.

These crimes, which are too horrific and shocking for people to talk about, include the state murder of 3,000 civilians on September 11, 2001, and the military execution of anti-war hero Pat Tillman in Afghanistan who thought America's adventure in Iraq was an "imperial folly."

A lot people naively think the evil system in Washington can be saved. But they're mistaken. Moscow couldn't be saved in 1989. Berlin couldn't be saved in 1945. There is no way to save high treason. Evil can't be reformed. Men who profit from greed and cruelty don't impose limits on their criminality.

The truth is Washington can't be saved. It is destined to burn down like Rome under Nero, the emperor of false flag attacks. The evil globalist conspirators and leaders of the Israeli state who are responsible for the 9/11 attacks are the most likely suspects if Washington is ever burned down. They were the arsonists on 9/11, so why not again?

American author Robert Anton Wilson said that the September 11 attacks marked the beginning of the end for the totalitarian regime in Washington. And that statement has proven to be true.

The rulers of the U.S.S.A, the United Sieged States of America, lost the legitimacy to rule a long time ago, way before September 11, 2001, but that news has taken many years to reach the American people because the media is controlled by Washington's psychopathic rulers.

When fear is a nation's top commodity, and its politicians are sociopathic salesmen, then that nation is spiritually and politically dead.

The moral bankruptcy of Washington is much worse than its impending financial bankruptcy. "War, or preparation for war," said Vera Brittain, a British writer and feminist who served in WWI as a nurse, "is not a policy: it is a confession of bankruptcy by the resources of the human mind."

Washington's imperial wars only have one outcome: economic bankruptcy. And the American empire's private money handlers who created the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913 wanted this outcome all along.

An empire in debt to private creditors is not an empire of might but the ultimate slave state.

American soldiers may see victories in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, but when they come home to America, if they ever do, they will not recognize the country that they left to defend.