October 16, 2012

The Triumph of Narrative Over Truth: The Link Between 9/11 And The U.S. Presidential Race

Obama and Romney both agree on one point: Do not debate 9/11.
"I'm aware that there are still some who would question or even justify the offense of 9/11, but let us be clear. Al-Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. The victims were innocent men, women, and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet Al-Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. They have affiliates in many countries and are trying to expand their reach. These are not opinions to be debated; these are facts to be dealt with." - President Barack Obama, from his speech in Cairo, Egypt, on June 4, 2009. [Video: Obama Warns Not To Challenge Official 9/11 Story].
Alternative presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein told more truths about American society and American politics in eight minutes on CNN than President Obama and Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney did in their first debate, which was over 1 and a half hours long.

The popularity of both Obama and Romney is dependent upon media propaganda and a brainwashed, enchanted public, which shows their political weakness as candidates. Their political bases are totally ignorant and have no idea that they're being betrayed because they fail to look past the polished surfaces of their chosen saviours. The personality and talking points of the candidates drive the political discussion, not their policies or lack thereof.

Imagine the disillusionment among voters if their favourite robot on the big stage does not win in November. Some of Obama's supporters have threatened to riot in the wake of an Obama loss. Of course, it is a mistake to concentrate on Obama's more violent followers because they are a fringe element, but it still worrisome that so many people are expressing their plans to cause chaos via social media if their Messiah is not declared the victor. After another meaningless presidential election, the last thing America needs is chaos and violence.

In a society with free elections and a multiple amount of candidates to choose from, people would not invest so much of their emotion in one candidate. The Stalinist evolution of the American political system and culture has ruined the country because it has prevented new voices from entering the mainstream political conversation.

The era of "Messiah Politics" in America, which has existed for decades, culminated in November 2008 with the victory of the first black President. The rise of Obama proved that narrative is everything and truth is nothing in the 21st century American political and cultural landscape.

Voters want a glorified and saintly image of their president, not a real person with flaws. Obama's failure to deliver the image of a robust, assertive, and confident president in his first debate with Romney did more damage to him as a candidate than his record of lying and killing in his first term in office.

The reason is because Obama's cult-like followers do not care about the morality, integrity, and honesty of their leader. They have fallen under Obama's hypnosis. They only care that 1) Obama is black, and 2) Obama is not Bush. 

It doesn't matter to Obama's mindless followers that Obama has deviously continued Bush's policies under the disguise of a black face, because they only concentrate on the face, and not what's underneath. It is the reverse of what the great Martin Luther King Jr. said, that individuals should, "not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Instead of judging Obama by the content of his character, his brainwashed followers are judging him by the colour of his skin. This is one of the most tragic twists in history.

What makes it more outrageous is that Obama feels no shame in exploiting the gullibility and ignorance of his followers. Politicians like him thrive on public ignorance. But not forever. Peter Suderman of Reason.com says that Obama's narrative no longer grips the American imagination. The reality that Obama is a con artist is becoming harder to hide. The U.S. media understands that its role to serve as a Soviet propaganda machine for President Obama can no longer be justified.

What does any of this have to do with 9/11?

Like Obama, 9/11 is not looked at by the ignorant segments of the public with a critical eye. The myth of 9/11 satisfies their curiousity as does the myth of Obama. Truth does not move their hearts to act; narrative does. The image is more convincing to them than the facts.

On an intellectual level, watching Obama and Romney debate is like watching the twin towers collapse in slow motion over and over again. Their credibility evaporates to dust every time they open their mouths. Their presence symbolizes the decline in the rhetorical power of the Democrats and Republicans over America's political discourse.

It is a national tragedy and a global catastrophe that these two con men are speaking for the great people of America. They have done significant damage to America's reputation. The world must realize that they do not speak for America. America is better than this. History has proven so.