May 8, 2010

9/11 & The Politics of No Return

"The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer." - Edward R. Murrow

"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." - George Orwell

On the morning of 9/11 a relentless will to power was set into motion, innocent life was taken, war was declared, a scapegoat was identified, history was made, a cursed shadow was cast over the sky, a parallel political universe was blasted open, a new world was born and dropped on its head in the same moment, an entire civilization was shaken to its core at its core, in the heart of New York City. The criminal masters of the United States executed their evil designs to the point of no return. A bold new course for the world was set in the aftermath of 9/11, and we haven't returned to the beginning of that day ever since. And because of our inertia, more than a million people have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we are all beginning to suffer the consequences of the War of Terror.

It's been almost nine years, and many have thoughtlessly accepted the official story given by the US government, but not all of us have registered the lies and war slogans. So it falls upon us, the politically awakened in every country, to direct our efforts collectively, and peacefully address our governments, and particularly, the US embassy in every major capital in the world, and ask government officials to face the uncomfortable facts about 9/11 and answer our questions. We cannot evade our duty as conscious citizens and intelligent human beings. We must as a global civilization revisit that morning, attend to the crime scene in a new light, raise the painful but necessary questions, re-investigate the murder, solve it, punish those truly responsible for the violent deed, and then learn to forgive the forgivable and move on.

II. The Age of the Assassinated

A Kingdom, defenseless and deceived, was attacked and conquered anew on 9/11; a generation earlier, the King of the Kingdom, President John F. Kennedy, was struck by a secret assassin's bullet. His head was blown to pieces, and in a flash of lightning, the political universe shattered, the prospects for future world peace collapsed, and American leadership took a dive into full-blown insanity and evil.

The prophet of the Kingdom, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the rebel, Malcolm X, and the reformer, Robert Kennedy, were all struck dead in a similar fashion following Kennedy's death, and their words and deeds were immediately forgotten. The tremendously powerful agency that operates away from public view, in the darkness of the American political machinery, most likely had its fingerprints on all four deaths, the King, the Prophet, the Rebel, and the Reformer, and of course, countless other citizens who also resisted the naked aggression by the powers-that-be were murdered as well.

This sinister conclusion about the nature of the current US government cannot be explained away as another rendition of defunct conspiracy theories. Eye witnesses and forensic evidence in the JFK assassination establish a narrative that counters the official government cover-up. The same is true for the murder of MLK. In 1999, a trial on the MLK assassination was held in Memphis. It was the first time that evidence surrounding Dr. King's death was analyzed and inspected in a court of law, and 12 jurors came to the verdict that Dr. King was killed as a result of a conspiracy, involving government agencies. Coretta Scott King said the following upon the conclusion of the trial:
This verdict is not only a great victory for my family, but also a great victory for America. It is a great victory for truth itself. It is important to know that this was a SWIFT verdict, delivered after about an hour of jury deliberation. The jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. Jowers, the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame. I want to make it clear that my family has no interest in retribution. Instead, our sole concern has been that the full truth of the assassination has been revealed and adjudicated in a court of law.
Mrs. King's words have not seen any light in the establishment media. The trial doesn't exist in the mind of most Americans, or most citizens around the world. Consequently, the trial never happened, the suffering of the King family doesn't matter, and the truth is not important for establishment journalists, reporters, and organizations.

III. Silence of the Scams

The silence about the 9/11 crime and cover-up, this unbelievably evil act, this epic treason, mass deceit, historical betrayal, fraud of the ages, in the corporate cable channels and on the pages of the national newspapers and magazines, speaks to collective ignorance, guilt, cowardice, culpability, fear of the unknown, fear of persecution, and it also speaks to the much larger crisis of modern science, government, media, and industry. As a result of the silence, liberty is at a standstill, and the truth has been dumped in a landfill.

The fact that 9/11 questions are only raised and spoken about in the outposts of the media landscape means that we who tell the truth are a political threat. Those of us who are trying to understand and make sense of the current historical situation must persist, persist, persist. We must continue to speak up, because speaking is a political act. Political theorist Hannah Arendt writes in her classic book "The Human Condition," that "whatever men do or know or experience can make sense only to the extent that it can be spoken about," (1). That is why freedom of speech is the first amendment in the US Constitution. Nothing is more important. Without speech, we're not citizens; without speech, we're not even human beings; without speech, we're mere slaves buried alive in a fear-filled grave.

Later in the book, Arendt writes that "a tyranny is always characterized by the impotence of its subjects, who have lost their human capacity to act and speak together," (2). Thankfully, there are voices like Alex Jones and others who are gaining mainstream attention. Not everybody is silent. Not everybody is deluded and hypnotized. But it counts for nothing if we do not also act.

IV. Treading Into The Darkness

What is keeping a lot of us from speaking about the 9/11 crime and cover-up, as well as the government assassinations, is the inability to think critically or too deeply about these events. The concept of "crimestop" in George Orwell's 1984 illustrates this psychological mechanism in a person who just isn't ready to hear the truth. The person will simply dismiss any evidence of the truth out of hand, for it raises political implications that are too devastating to accept. It's easier to self-censor and toe the party line rather than accept a reality that is beyond comprehension at first. Orwell:
"Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments. . . of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity." (3)
Speaking about the government assassinations of JFK and MLK, James Douglass, author of "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters," said in a June 2008 interview with Talking Stick TV that "Crimestop means you don't ask those questions because its inconceivable, inconceivable, that the government of the United States could kill its own president. Inconceivable!" Systematic evil, and systematic corruption are, indeed, inconceivable for people who live under such systems, and who are repeatedly told by the major voices in the society that their government is good, benevolent, trustworthy, and protective. But the inconceivable is quickly becoming the inescapable. A nation cannot evade the truth forever.

Plus, a worldwide political reckoning is coming. An economic crisis of vast proportions, spanning all levels of global society is already upon us. Trust of public officials in North America and Europe have diminished over the last several years, and will continue to diminish. International moral standards have been crushed by the United States and its allies in the War of Terror. Also, there seems to be no end to the barbarity and insanity in America's foreign and domestic policies.

The people of the world must tread these unnerving waters, and most of all, the American people. "If we go there, we go into darkness," says James Douglass, but better the narrow darkness of truth than the limitless darkness of tyranny.

1. Arendt, Hannah. The Human Condition. Pg. 4.
2. Arendt, Hannah. The Human Condition. Pg. 203.
3. Orwell, George. 1984. Pg. 220