Respected Scientists, Academics, and concerned citizens the world over are now calling for a new investigation into the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. Collectively, these individuals are known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.
This conference provides a unique opportunity for Australians to be informed about one of the most significant social movements of our time. We are invited to question the offical narrative of 9/11 and to reconsider the real motives behind the vaunted "War On Terror" which continues to this day.
This landmark event will be taking place:
March 14 -16 at the
Prof Steven Jones – Physicist, Co-founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice
Lt Col Bob Bowman – Former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development (USA)
G. Edward Griffin – Freedom Force International, Author & Film Maker
Barrie Zwicker – Media Critic, Filmmaker, Author of the "Towers of Deception"
Dave Von Kleist – Broadcaster, Filmmaker of "9/11 Ripple Effect"
Gillian Norman – Filmmaker of "ShadowPlay", Journalist and Co-Director of the Truth Now Tour.
Dr Frank Legge – Chemist, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice
Dr David Leifer – Architect, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
Ian Woods – Publisher, Editor, Global Outlook
Cosmos – Activist, Radio Host, Truth Revolution Radio and founder of the 11th of Every Month Campaign
Hosts of the tour will be Bayard Condon (“We are Change” LA) and John Bursill (Truth Action Sydney)
If you require more detailed information please contact John Bursill: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, let me convey my overwhelming gratitude to the founders of www.911blogger.com. For over two years now 911blogger has been my constant source of both inspiration and information. 911blogger is the first site I turn to in the morning and the last I visit before bed.
It has made the world a better place and made me a better person by example.
My best regards to all who value truth and justice,
By Bill Douglas
When I was young, I saw what I thought was a silly bumper sticker, that now I realize was perhaps the most prophetic statement I’d ever read. The bumper sticker simply said, “Everything you know is WRONG!” SEE BELOW SHORT VIDEO TRAILER:
“Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons that "Al Qaeda" is not really a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers used by the CIA and Saudis to funnel guerrillas, arms, and money into Soviet-occupied Afghanistan.”
-- Wayne Madsen Report
"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money."
-- French Officer, Maj. Pierre-Henri Bunel
In George Orwell’s famed novel, “1984,” the hero, Winston Smith, is a poor sap who like most of us is being manipulated a thousand ways from Sunday with fake news, fake elections, and popular culture meant to distract him and his fellow Party Members and Proletariat from realizing they are being lied to about war and their economy on a minute by minute basis.
At some point Winston Smith is contacted by someone in the underground resistance, who hands Smith a book that reveals all about how the population is manipulated by maintaining endless war, to keep everyone struggling and ignorant, by using a boogey man to terrify the masses. To quote,
“The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.”
“War is a way of shattering to pieces...materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and...too intelligent.”
~George Orwell – 1984
These above quotes are from a book by the government’s boogey man called Goldstein. Goldstein is all the things America’s enemies are, a zealot, a child molester, a rapist, a torturer, a war monger, who hates our freedom and our good life, etc. etc. You know the spiel. You’ve had almost 8 years of it yourself.
Goldstein’s face appears in hatefilled propaganda films for all the people of the nation to spit at and shake their fists at, everytime the govt. shows it to get the people whipped up, terrified, and hateful enough to give all their precious money to “the war effort.” Sound familiar? You’ve had nearly 8 years of it yourself.
Now, as 1984 progresses, what you discover is that this boogey-man the govt. created in Orwell’s nightmarish “1984,” . . . the evil Goldstein . . . NEVER EXISTED. Oh he may have at one point, but the man was never what his media image has made him, and if he did exist has been long dead.
Just before her death, Benazir Bhutto said something that very likely shocked the neo-cons’ created reality of our time. She said she believed that Osama Bin Laden has been dead for a long time. And that he’d been murdered by Omar Sheikh, whom the Sunday Times once described as "no ordinary terrorist but a man who has connections that reach high into Pakistan's military and intelligence elite and into the innermost circles" of bin Laden and al-Qaeda.
You see, the neo-cons depend on the image of Osama Bin Laden because he is the modern “Goldstein” who they use to keep us terrified enough to give away our rights, and give most of our federal spending for militarism.
Pakistan’s intelligence service is very tight with the CIA. If they had killed Bin Laden, we’d know about it. So, what is the story with Bin Laden?
Immediately after the attacks of 9/11, Osama Bin Laden actually denied any connection with the 9/11 attacks, and denounced them as a tactic:
Source: Khilafah.com, 10 Oct 2001
The Al-Qaidah group had nothing to do with the 11 September attacks on the USA, according to Usama bin Ladin in an interview with the Pakistani newspaper Ummat. Usama bin Ladin went on to suggest that Jews or US secret services were behind the attacks, and to express gratitude and support for Pakistan, urging Pakistanâ€™s people to jihad against the West. The following is the text of an interview conducted by a "special correspondent", published in the Pakistani newspaper Ummat on 28 September, place and date of interview not given.
THEN, two months later the infamous “Fat Bin Laden” video tape is supposedly found by the CIA in some house the Taliban forces had held in Afghanistan, and conveniently left behind for the CIA to find. This video has been analyzed by experts who say, exactly what your eyes tell you when you look at it, it is NOT Bin Laden. BUT, this fake Bin Laden DOES take responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. View the FAT Bin Laden at:
The Bush Admin, CIA’s Goldstein is born. The similarity between this manufactured Bin Laden and Goldstein in 1984, has not gone unnoticed. Steve Watson in an insightful article for Prisonplanet.com wrote,
“Spying? Torture? Illegal airstrikes? SHUT UP and hate Bin Laden.
The NeoCon use of Osama Bin Laden as a tool of fear and control is a tried and tested method whenever the going gets tough. It's predictable and it's tiresome, but the masses buy it every time and that's why he has reappeared once again.
Just as the NSA spying tidal wave gathers increasing momentum, as the media demand more answers on rendition and torture and days after the bizarre airstrike on innocent women and children in Pakistan, we all magically get a timely reminder of just why the government is spying on its own citizens and torturing and killing anyone it likes anywhere in the world.
Just like Orwell's ubiquitous Emmanuel Goldstein, Bin Laden always seems to pop up right on cue so we can disengage our minds from reality and join in the two minutes hate.
We are reliably informed by the mainstream media that this is because he is a very clever man and has an impeccable sense of timing. Yet if this is the case, why can he not work out that EVERYTIME he has released a video or a tape it has HELPED Bush and the NeoCon agenda tenfold?
Even the BBC lays this out in the open with the headline “Bin Laden threats may boost Bush””
Benazir Bhutto’s statement of Bin Laden’s death threatened to shatter the neo-con Goldstein like illusion of the boogey man they need to keep us poor, terrified, and sucking at the govt.s military breast for safety.
We saw what happened to her very soon afterward.
Beyond Pakistan, which is tied up in the intrigue of Al Qaeda/Bin Laden, ISI/CIA, the equivalent of Bhutto’s heretical insight of truth, is found in the burgeoning 9/11 truth movement.
Throughout the world, masses of people are waking up from the spell the neo-cons false flag attacks of 9/11 cast over humanity that would allow illegal wars, that conquered strategic energy areas.
In the last month or so, a former Italian Prime Minister wrote in Italy's largest newspaper, about his being convinced that 9/11 was an inside job.
Denmark's most popular television talk show had on a Danish 9/11 truth organizer to talk about the 9/11 attacks, and the fact that evidence points strongly to an inside job, by elements within the US government.
Danish 9/11 truth activists are now talking about "The Shell Game"s impending release: http://agenda911.dk/
This week a Japanese legislator, on national television, grilled the Japanese Prime Minister about why Japan has not investigated the 9/11/2001 attacks that killed a number of Japanese people. This courageous legislator was relentless, showing photos and explaining that the world was lied to by the US govt., and media regarding the attacks at both the World Trade Centers, and the Pentagon. Pointing out that explosives, planted in the buildings, brought down the World Trade Centers on 9/11, not just the plane strikes. (Thanks for the heads up PatriotsQuestion911.org and pilotsfor911truth.org)
Weeks ago a former Italian Prime Minister wrote in Italy's largest newspaper, about his being convinced that 9/11 was an inside job.
This week, Alan Miller of Patriots Question 911 (patriotsquestion911.org) released an oped announcing twenty five military experts had challenged the official 9/11 story. Read it at:
AND NOW even Canada’s MTV has a 9/11 truth commentary and promo for “Loose Change Final Cut.”
CANADA IS NOW GETTING HIP TO 9/11 TRUTH !
. . . However, the US media plays the role of the silly monkeys “see no evil” “hear no evil” and “speak no evil.”
How long can the US media keep up this charade? A TSUNAMI WAVE MAY BE BUILDING RIGHT NOW . . . THAT YOU CAN HELP BUILD . . .
On January 22nd, 2008 . . . what may be the equivelant of Orwell’s 1984 . . . will appear in the front, prime space, of bookstores and airports across America . . .
THE SHELL GAME, by New York Times best selling novelist, Steve Alten, will explode across the landscape of popular culture in America.
This edu-tainment novel takes the action fiction fan on a journey into the dark heart of what has happened to America in the last 7 years. False flag terror, stolen elections, wars for oil . . . and interspersed throughout the fictional narrative, placed as chapter lead ins are REAL 9/11 TRUTH RESEARCH QUOTES.
The millions of action fans who pick up “The Shell Game” at the book store or airport . . . will walk away from that book knowing they’ve been lied to BIG TIME.
Check out www.TheShellGame.net to see perhaps one of the best 9/11 truth websites.
So, for those of us who know we’ve been lied to about 9/11, and want the rest of America to learn what we know . . . we must be asking ourselves . . . HOW CAN WE HELP?
Get “The Shell Game,” urge everyone you know to get “The Shell Game,” post info and urging for everyone to get everyone to get “The Shell Game.”
The independent publisher who had the courage to publish this explosive novel, has purchased 90 days of prime real estate in bookstores, airports, etc.
THOSE WHO HUNGER FOR 9/11 TRUTH TO BECOME A MASS DEMAND, MUST ASK OURSELVES, “WHAT CAN WE DO TO KEEP THIS BOOK ON THOSE FRONT SHELVES?”
By doing what we can to help it break all known sales records, we will keep “The Shell Game” in the public eye.
In these first 90 days, this book thrives or dies, as far as its chances to explode into the public’s mind real 9/11 truth issues.
We can help . . . We must help!! We’ve seen that US corporate media will NOT help a book like this get the attention it deserves. IT IS UP TO US TO BECOME THE MEDIA !!! THESE ARE REVOLUTIONARY TIMES !!
Copy the URL for the 9/11 book trailer at the above site and email and post it EVERYWHERE!!
Authors Bio: By William E. Douglas, Jr., who is author of "The Amateur Parent – A Book on Life, Death, War & Peace, and Everything Else in the Universe." Bill has been a guest columnist for the Kansas City Star, The Business Journal, and other media worldwide. His past essays include, "Exposing the 9/11 Conspiracy Wingnuts," "The Explosion of the 9-11 Truth Movement -- US Media's Dirty Little Secret," "Good Night, and Good Luck - WMD, NIST, Popular Mechanics, 9/11 and Media Crimes" and also "Why the Jewish Community Should Demand 9/11 Truth."
Exposing the Australian government's lies about the East Timor massacres, the cover-up of the Bali bombings (including '93 WTC attack) and subsequent anti-terror legislation forced through parliament.
Another piece of the puzzle is, with intense insight, examined and exposed.
This extraordinary film is a must watch.
The tenacious creator of Fool Me Twice, Glen Clancy, has single handedly elevated the standards of political and historical film making in this country.
Brilliantly executed, an audience is delivered insurmountable research, thoroughly referenced material magnificently compiled. This film is of enormous importance to the present and future of Australia and its place in domestic and global politics.
Upon viewing, one can not remain untouched by Fool Me Twice.
Without restraint 911oz encourages the success of this film.
I need to make it crystal clear for readers that I feel that the promotion of "no plane" and "video fakery" theories are a one way ticket to oblivion for 9/11 Truth advocates.
In plain English: this is bad stuff. Don't be sucked in.
If you are on the fence or just curious I recommend very strongly that you first watch "September Clues" (if you can stand it):
then watch "September Clues - Busted"
then listen to this:
A comparison between what we are told and what we can see, with our own eyes. World Trade Center 7 collapsed after having been damaged by fire and falling debris, but the collapse looks very much like a controlled demolition.
There is something very heart warming about Kucinich's response to David Miller in this clip, and it is clear that Miller feels that here is someone who is actually listening to his concerns.
I have been very impressed with Mr. Kucinich on several issues, the most recent of which was his whistle blowing on irregularities in the New Hampshire primaries.
The aforementioned article provides the following shocking information:
Analysts at the Election Defense Alliance (EDA) have confirmed that based on the official results on the New Hampshire Secretary of state web site, there is a remarkable relationship between Obama and Clinton votes, when you look at votes tabulated by op-scan v. votes tabulated by hand:
Clinton Optical scan 91,717 52.95%
Obama Optical scan 81,495 47.05%
Clinton Hand-counted 20,889 47.05%
Obama Hand-counted 23,509 52.95%
The percentages appear to be swapped. That seems highly unusual, to say the least.
In addition, Kucinich's wife is a truly beautiful and fascinating person...
This really is essential viewing.
It will help you understand some of the greatest deceptions in history, and offers footage and information which I have never seen before.
Part 1 is concerned with the assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald and the web of deceit and murder which enveloped all those connected to the case.
Part 1: The Assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald
Part 2: The "Why" of it all referenced to Viet Nam and LBJ
Part 3: LBJ, Hoover and others. What so few know even today.
Part 4: The RFK assassination as never seen before
Part 5: The RFK assassination continued, MK ULTRA and the Jonestown massacre.
by Brent Jessop
Global Research, January 13, 2008
Information Operation Roadmap Part 4
The Pentagon's plans for psychological operations or PSYOP in the global information environment of the 21st century are wide ranging and aggressive. These desires are outlined in the 2003 Pentagon document signed by Donald Rumsfeld in his capacity as the Secretary of Defense called the Information Operation Roadmap.
More detail about the origins and purpose of this document can be read in the first part of this series here. Also, a description of the Pentagon's desire to dominate the entire electro-magnetic spectrum and their need to "fight the net" as outline in the Information Operation Roadmap were previously described.
What is a PSYOP?
A PSYOP is not specifically defined in this document but it does provide some insight into the wide ranging activities that are considered PSYOP.
"The customary position was that "public affairs informs, while public diplomacy and PSYOP influence." PSYOP also has been perceived as the most aggressive of the three information activities, using diverse means, including psychological manipulation and personal threats." [emphasis mine] - 26
"One result of public affairs and civil military operations is greater support for military endeavors and thus, conversely these activities can help discourage and dissuade enemies, which PSYOP does more directly with its own tactics, techniques and procedures." [emphasis mine] - 10
"PSYOP messages disseminated to any audience except individual decision-makers (and perhaps even then) will often be replayed by the news media for much larger audiences, including the American public." [emphasis mine] - 26
"A PSYOP force ready to conduct sophisticated target-audience analysis and modify behaviour with multi-media PSYOP campaigns featuring commercial-quality products that can be rapidly disseminated throughout the Combatant Commanders area of operations." [emphasis mine] - 63
"PSYOP products must be based on in-depth knowledge of the audience's decision-making processes and the factors influencing his decisions, produced rapidly at the highest quality standards, and powerfully disseminated directly to targeted audiences throughout the area of operations." [emphasis mine] - 6
"Better depiction of the attitudes, perceptions and decision-making processes of an adversary. Understanding how and why adversaries make decisions will require improvements in Human Intelligence (HUMINT) and open source exploitation, as well as improved analytic tools and methods." [emphasis mine] - 39
"SOCOM [Special Operations Command] should create a Joint PSYOP Support Element to coordinate Combatant Command programs and products with the Joint Staff and OSD [Office of the Secretary of Defense] to provide rapidly produced, commercial-quality PSYOP product prototypes consistent with overall U.S. Government themes and messages." [emphasis mine] - 15
"SOCOM's ongoing PSYOP Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration and modernization efforts should permit the timely, long-range dissemination of products with various PSYOP delivery systems. This includes satellite, radio and television, cellular phones and other wireless devices, the Internet and upgrades to traditional delivery systems such as leaflets and loudspeakers that are highly responsive to maneuver commanders." [emphasis mine] - 15
"PSYOP equipment capabilities require 21st Century technology. This modernization would permit the long-range dissemination of PSYOP messages via new information venues such as satellites, the Internet, personal digital assistants and cell phones:
- (U) PSYOP ACTD. Commencing in FY04, SOCOM [Special Operations Command] initiates an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) to address dissemination of PSYOP products into denied areas. The ACTD should examine a range of technologies including a network of unmanned aerial vehicles and miniaturized, scatterable public address systems for satellite rebroadcast in denied areas. It should also consider various message delivery systems, to include satellite radio and television, cellular phones and other wireless devices and the Internet." [emphasis mine] - 65
"Rapid, fully integrated nodal and network analysis providing Combatant Commanders with holistic kinetic and non-kinetic solutions for a full range of electromagnetic, physical and human IO [information operations] targets." [emphasis mine] - 39
"Capabilities such as physical security, information assurance, counter intelligence and physical attack make important contributions to effective IO." [emphasis mine] - 23
Third Party PSYOP
The Pentagon is also willing to use third parties for their PSYOP.
"Identify and disseminate the views of third party advocates that support U.S. positions. These sources may not articulate the U.S. position the way that the USG [US Government] would, but that may nonetheless have a positive influence." [emphasis mine] - 27
Under recommendation number 48 - "Create a Joint PSYOP Support Element" - is the following:
"Contract for commercial sources for enhanced product development." [emphasis mine] - 64
The use of third party advocates or front groups for the dissemination of US government propaganda is well documented. A couple of recent examples include the illegal payment of $1.6 billion for domestic fake news and similar activities in Iraq using the Lincoln Group among others.
Not only is the Pentagon exploiting new and old technology for aggressive behavior modification, they can also practice and refine their techniques in a virtual simulation of the entire world.
From an article by Mark Baard:
"U.S defense, intel and homeland security officials are constructing a parallel world, on a computer, which the agencies will use to test propaganda messages and military strategies."
"Called the Sentient World Simulation, the program uses AI routines based upon the psychological theories of Marty Seligman, among others. (Seligman introduced the theory of "learned helplessness" in the 1960s, after shocking beagles until they cowered, urinating, on the bottom of their cages.)"
"Yank a country's water supply. Stage a military coup. SWS will tell you what happens next."
"The sim will feature an AR avatar for each person in the real world, based upon data collected about us from government records and the internet."
How useful do you think your new MySpace or Facebook account is in helping the Pentagon develop a detailed psychological profile of you? Do you think they would be shy in exploiting such a valuable source of personal data?
PSYOP in the past, however, often was used to support U.S. Government public diplomacy and information objectives with non-adversarial audiences. These actions include counter-drug, demining and AIDS awareness programs in friendly countries." [emphasis mine] - 25
It is a minor point in the context of this document, but it is worth reflecting on why US military PSYOP were used for AIDS awareness.
Are There Any Limits to Information Warfare?
An obvious question arises from the description of PSYOP described by the Information Operation Roadmap, are there any limits? Can PSYOP be conducted on the American public or just foreign audiences? On adversaries or non-adversaries? Can they be performed during peacetime? My next article will attempt to show just how few limits there actually are.
Global Research Articles by Brent Jessop
By Bill Douglas
10 Jan 2008
In the last 48 hours, N.Y. Times best selling novelist, Steve Alten, author of, "The Shell Game," was recently shocked and dumbfounded that he’d become the victim of harassment, when someone not only put a map of his home and his personal private phone number and home address up on the internet, . . . but also either remotely accessed or intercepted personal private email between he and his publicist . . .
. . . and all because of the impending release of his new novel, "The Shell Game." http://theshellgame.net/ (See 9/11 truth links in the “911 Links” section of his site, to learn why this impending block buster novel may be causing such actions).
Having been a patriotic citizen working to expose the deceptions leading us to war, I’d personally become fascinated with Alten’s new novel, “The Shell Game.” I’d contacted him through his website after a high school English teacher told me about “The Shell Game,” because it dealt with oil, war, and deceptions leading us to war.
So, when I learned this novelist had become increasingly a victim of bizarre harassment, I suspected “why” this may have happened, and then decided it might be instructive to explain it to others. So I wrote this oped this morning. For this, in my opinion, represents yet another event in the chronology of a movement for truth that has been attacked and maligned for years now.
For the novelist who wrote, “The Shell Game,” it’s just a bizarre experience, for he’s just trying to write a good novel, and from his perspective, well if it happens to spur discussion of important issues, well that’s about as American as apple pie.
I think most people will think, if this novel has caused him to be targeted for such harassment, even before its release . . . well, it must have something “very interesting” to say. And in my opinion it does. http://theshellgame.net/
However, the bizarre harassment of this best selling author, from my perspective, is part of a long time pattern of harassment that those of us who’ve been working along side the 9/11 families who have demanded a new independent 9/11 investigation, have experienced over and over again. Even the Jersey Girls, the 9/11 widows who fought Washington to get the 9/11 Commission, were victims of it when Anne Coulter said they enjoyed their husband's deaths.
This best selling novelist may have set off to only write a good novel, but it has cast him into a world of intrigue and duplicity that many good people have lived in for years now.
So who does this story involve? The title of this OpEd, “What Do a Renowned 9/11 Physicist and a N.Y. Times Best Selling Novelist Have in Common?” actually would be more appropriately titled, what do a former Los Angeles Police Department detective, a N.Y. Times best selling novelist, a mild mannered respected physicist, an equally mild mannered and equally respected architectural design engineer, and concerned citizens demanding a new 9/11 investigation, all have in common?
This is the story of the 9/11 truth movement, and perhaps the story of how all great movements for truth and justice are deliberately sabotaged by those powers who have an interest in keeping truth from the mass public.
Let’s begin with the LAPD detective’s story, who’d become a research writer after leaving LAPD. Not long after 9/11/2001, researcher Michael C. Ruppert, a former LAPD detective, smelled something not quite right about the events of 9/11.
His nose eventually led him to call on sources he’d developed over the years as a researcher and author, with military and intelligence insiders, and discovered that mysteriously there had been many multiple war games . . . war games which do not happen that often . . . but coincidentally all were ordered by "someone" to be held on 9/11/2001. Yes, the same day as the infamous 9/11 attacks.
I personally became aware of Ruppert’s work when he did what the US media failed to do, he followed up on mainstream media’s initial insight that there had been mysterious “insider stock trades” in the days leading up to 9/11 that signaled that someone with “insider knowledge” of the coming attacks had profited obscenely by betting “against” United and American Airlines “before” 9/11, by placing put options (bets that a stock will fall) on those ill fated airlines in trades that vastly eclipsed activity on other airlines in those days. Ruppert’s research found that $5 million in “winnings” were made at a known CIA-connected financial institution called AB Brown Trust. AB Brown had been headed by the man who was the current Executive Director of the CIA, Buzzy Krongard, on 9/11. The current head of AB Brown, a friend of Krongard's, mysteriously resigned with no explanation immediately after the attacks on 9/11, and oddly $2.5 million of the winnings made against United and American Airlines by bets made the day before 9/11 . . . were never claimed.
As far as I know the man was never questioned about that, and the 9/11 Commission, led by Bush Admin. confidant Phil Zelikow, refused to look into the insider trades with any enthusiasm.
However, it was Mike Ruppert’s research into the mysteriously timed multiple war games of 9/11 that eventually evolved into his riveting research book entitled, Crossing the Rubicon. His book asks why were war games which had the effect of causing a US Air Force stand down all scheduled for 9/11/2001? Who ordered them? Was it Vice President Cheney, who appeared to have been in charge of a stand down order for our Air Force which allowed an aircraft to hit the Pentagon on 9/11, when there was still time to take it down and save many lives?
Transportation Secretary Norm Minetta’s testimony to the 9/11 Commission, for any investigator worth his/her salt, would have called for detailed questioning of Cheney, which never happened. Even more oddly the Transportation Secretary’s testimony was left out of the 9/11 Commission report. Left out by a Commission headed by Philip Zelikow a Bush Administration confidant, and co-author of a book with Condaleeza Rice, before his being forced down the throats of 9/11 family members who avidly protested a Bush Admin insider like Zelikow heading the Commission.
As Ruppert’s work dug into the underbelly of a web of intrigue regarding US intelligence connections, insider stock trades, war games, etc., the attacks on him became furious . . . but what is odd, is that many of these attacks came from a small but VERY VOCAL group of people purporting to be “9/11 truth activists.” Although the overwhelming majority of those seeking a new 9/11 were eager to hear what Ruppert’s research revealed, there were a very small , but again very LOUD and very AGGRESSIVE, number who slashed and tore at Ruppert’s reputation.
Which brings us back to the now publicly known cointelpro operations of the Vietnam War era, where undercover FBI agents pretended to be activists, in order to rip apart a movement that had much valuable information for Americans. They were used to create chaos within the peace movement, but also to spur it on to lunatic actions that would alienate the movement from the mass public. That effort in the 1960's will seem increasingly familiar to the last few years, as you read on.
Now, years after Michael Ruppert’s pioneering work investigating the events of 9/11, a mild mannered physicist, named Professor Steven Jones appears on the scene. Jones was a man dedicated to science and fact, a physics professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, who had not been a political activist in any real sense, although he had voted for President Bush in the election.
However, at the urging of others he began to examine the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11, from the perspective of a physicist. The first thing he noticed was that the global collapse of World Trade Center’s 1, 2, and later 7 . . . defied the laws of physics. The buildings should have toppled to the side, rather than falling down through all the tons of solid steel and concrete, following the laws of least resistance. But what then peaked Jones’ interest more was that the buildings all fell at near “free fall speed.”
Jones observed that the tops of Towers 1 and 2 should not have been able to fall through approximately eighty floors each at a speed that would indicate that all those many tons of solid steel and concrete "didn’t exist." Jones’ scientific mind, then led him to look at what could have made all the mass of those eighty some floors disappear from beneath the damaged tops of the buildings during the collapse. The most obvious possibility was that explosives planted within the building were detonated in a controlled demolition, just like Vegas hotels we’ve seen brought down on TV are.
Jones then asked publicly for any WTC debris samples anyone may have collected after 9/11 before the mysteriously hurried clean up that caused the collapse steel to be rushed out of the country to be recycled in India and China before a full forensics examination could be done (the most preeminent fire forensics journal in the country, Fire Engineering Magazine’s, editor cried foul. But, that’s a whole other story, and hopefully investigation).
Two people came forward to send WTC debris from the towers collapse, one a 9/11 family member who’d attended the ceremonies at ground zero and swept some up as a keepsake. What Professor Jones found when he analyzed these two separately obtained samples was indications of “thermate,” thermate being a patented control demolition steel cutting agent used to slice steel beams at an angle so that the building falls in on itself, just as the WTC towers all had on 9/11. Images in videos of WTC debris shows some steel columns cut at an angle, as thermate charges would have cut them.
Since then, Steven Jones has actually found traces of still active (un-ignited) thermite flakes in the WTC debris. Thermite is what thermate is made of, but becomes thermate when sulfur is added as an accelerant. Professor Jones work has proven that the most rational investigation of why those three towers fell on 9/11 would be a “controlled demolition” investigation.
Its worth noting here, that such an investigation would require examining and questioning those in charge of WTC security, because to plant the charges necessary to bring down the WTC buildings in the way they collapsed would take weeks, or at the least many days, to set up. A WTC security firm was Securicom. Securicom is a Kuwaiti based company that had two notable figures on its board. Marvin Bush, President GW Bush’s brother, and also GW’s cousin. Many reports by WTC employees of security anomalies including mass security grid shut downs preceded the 9/11 attacks. In fact New York Newsday reported that the normal bomb sniffing dog routines of 9/11 had been mysteriously “called off” right before the day of 9/11/2001.
So, Professor Jones opened up a serious can of worms by methodically examining the debris from the World Trade Centers and examining the pattern and speed of the collapses that day. As Jones’ work dug into the underbelly of a web of intrigue that appeared to involve WTC security issues, and exposing an increasingly unsatisfactory and even misleading NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, under the Bush Whitehouse) investigation, the attacks on him became furious . . .
In Jones' case, he was attacked by a few but very vocal people, who "claimed" to be for 9/11 truth, yet who bizarrely attacked Jones because he had found evidence of a controlled demolition of the WTC Towers. These "so called truth activists" attacked Jones because they said he was covering up something. These "activists" claimed that the WTCs were never hit by planes on 9/11, and all we saw were only "holograms" and that what actually brought down the towers were "space weapons."
FOR THE RECORD, the mainstream 9/11 truth movement knows this is insane, and that it is meant to distract and dissuade the mass public from looking at the real evidence of the events of 9/11.
Their bizarre assertions, coupled with their vicious attacks of real science based researchers and activists, like Jones, . . . harkens back to the cointelpro efforts of the 1960's. But again, what is odd and suspicious about the attacks on Jones, as it was in Ruppert’s case, is that many of these attacks came from people purporting to be “9/11 truth activists.”
Although the overwhelming majority of those seeking a new 9/11 investigation were eager to hear what Jones’ research revealed, there was this very small, but very LOUD and very AGGRESSIVE, number who slashed and tore at Jones' reputation. Jones eventually helped found "Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice stj911.org, which is highly respected by all those truly seeking a real 9/11 investigation
Which brings us back to the now publicly known cointelpro operations of the Vietnam War era, where agents pretended to be activists, in order to rip apart a movement that had much valuable information for Americans.
It’s worth noting here that the building fire and jet fuel in those buildings did not burn nearly hot enough to melt steel and in fact no steel high rise structures had ever collapsed in a global collapse the way those three WTC buildings had on 9/11 . . . before 9/11. Engineering history was made not once, but three times on 9/11.
This fact, plus Professor Jones’ physics analysis of the World Trade Center debris and collapse narrative, eventually inspired another equally mild mannered man of logic and science to examine 9/11.
Richard Gage, would eventually become the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth involving about 230 professional architects and engineers who believe we’ve been lied to about the events on 9/11, and that in fact NIST is involved in a cover up of facts that point to controlled demolition as the only reasonable reason for the WTC’s global collapses on 9/11/2001. Learn more at http://www.ae911truth.org.
Here is where the story of these three men coincides with experiences I’ve had as an almost full time 9/11 truth activist working in support of the 9/11 family members struggle for a new independent 9/11 investigation, and most of the other good solid activists as well.
When the 9/11 truth movement first began I and many other good citizens eventually started asking questions and demanding answers, and we came to call ourselves “9/11 truth activists.” We became 9/11 truth activists because of early research that indicated elements of our government, if not made the attacks of 9/11 happen, certainly criminally allowed them to, at the least. Now, building evidence and the bizarre lengths government agencies have gone to to covere up facts, point to the government, or at least some in government, having a large hand in actually engineering the events of 9/11.
But what I found as an activist from the beginning was that some odd and strange people I’d never known began to attack my character relentlessly because I wanted to stick to disturbing FACTS around the events of 9/11 and not embrace their crazy “Jews did it!” or "no planes hit the WTC" religions regarding the 9/11 attacks. I and other good solid researchers were harassed, endlessly, again from that small and noisy group "claiming" to want 9/11 truth.
For a while we just thought these were random nuts, but then patterns began to form that harkens back to the now publicly known cointelpro operations of the Vietnam War era, where agents pretended to be activists, in order to rip apart a movement that had much valuable information for Americans.
I began to suspect something rotten was occurring when a 9/11 truth activist, whom I respect greatly, approached MSNBC’s Chris Matthews at a book signing event, and handed him a packet of information about disturbing questions regarding the events of 9/11. Matthews, according to my friend, looked up and sneered at my friend, “What, are you going to tell me the Jews did it?” My friend was obviously stunned.
His mind was spinning with the same question my mind was spinning with as he told me this story, “Where the hell did that come from?”
The same people, the same small group of people, who’d mercilessly attacked us, the mainstream 9/11 truth movement, for months and years, had also poisoned the media’s mind so that Matthews would not ever LOOK at REAL and DISTURBING 9/11 related facts. This small group of so called 9/11 activists, had poisoned the chances of real 9/11 truth activists exposing the American public and media to real and important research being revealed by good solid people.
What does this have to do with Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (ae911Truth.org)? About a month ago, a spokesperson from the famed Simon Wiesenthal Center (which I've always been a supporter of. See below), dedicated to tolerance, testified before Jane Harmon’s Congressional Committee on Homeland Security. Something VERY bizarre happened on that day. Mark Weitzman, of the Wiesenthal Center presented a slideshow to the Congressional Committee, showing them slides of jihadist terrorist websites and organization, and while he spoke of them . . . sandwiched between these violence advocating sites, Mr. Weitzman oddly inserted a slide of the website for “Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth”?! ae911truth.org, a site involving men of science, who had no political agenda whatsoever, but a burning desire to get to the truth of why the three WTC’s had defied the laws of physics on 9/11, if the official explanation was to be believed . . . were smeared as anti-Semitic violent jihadists!
When I called Mr. Weitzman as a long time supporter of ae911truth.org, he insisted that he wasn’t talking about ae911truth.org when he was talking over the slide show about dangerous organizations. I told him that then he should make a public statement and issue a press release saying so. He hung up on me.
When I called back to the Center and complained, I was apologized to by others and promised an explanation, which never came. I contacted every Wiesenthal Center worldwide explaining that I support ae911truth.org’s work and they are not violent, or anti-Semitic, and that in fact my father was one of the first GIs to enter and liberate the Dachau concentration camp, and my father didn’t have an anti-Semitic bone in his body, nor would he allow such thought in his home. I was apologized to for Weitzman’s actions, and promised return phone calls. None came.
I am still a huge supporter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center's work, but as I told them, Weitzman who claimed to be speaking for the center performed a reprehensible disservice, not only to the fine people at ae911truth.org but to all Americans who care about a search for truth. His actions were beneath the dignity of the Center.
A couple of months before this disturbing Congressional hearing, I was watching a documentary on anti-Semitism, called “Protocols of Zion.” I stayed up past my bed time to watch it, because I thought it was an important issue, and was glad such a documentary on intolerance had been made. But as the documentary progressed something very disturbing appeared. A bunch of activists in New York City carrying red and white signs with black letters reading, “Stop the 9/11 Cover Up” were marching at ground zero where the WTC towers had been. Those iconoclastic “Stop the 9/11 Cover Up” signs were designed by myself and Jan another woman who’d joined me in working for a new 9/11 investigation.
Using these particular signs, which had become a symbol for 9/11 truth worldwide, in this documentary on anti-Semitism and racism was to me yet another obvious attempt to put a stake in the heart of the 9/11 truth movement. And by using signs I HAD CREATED. We’d designed them here at my home on my computer, and we’d raised funds to send them to cities across the country to help other good people working for truth about 9/11 to hold up in their cities.
In fact I went to NYC to work with some of those good people, and marched with them at Ground Zero where this documentary clip was shot. Many of the 9/11 truth activist organizers in NYC I had met, worked with, and became friend with WERE JEWISH, themselves. Yet, for some bizarre reason, this documentary shows people carrying our “Stop the 9/11 Cover Up” signs at ground zero while a dark voice over talks of the growing forces of hateful anti-Semitic groups worldwide. I was outraged.
I called the producers of “Protocols of Zion” and explained they’d made a serious mistake and had to take my signs out of the documentary, as they led people to believe that 9/11 truth activists were something that they absolutely were not. They refused.
So from the beginning a lunatic fringe, or worse, blasts the media with anti-semetic messages, and they claim to be “9/11 truth activists” thereby not only turning the media off from looking at 9/11 physics and engineering facts, and disturbing Air Force stand down issues of 9/11 . . . but also spurring defamatory documentary footage aired nationally to discredit good citizens demanding answers to questions we deserve . . . which eventually leads to a Congressional Hearing on Homeland Security that ties 9/11 truth seekers . . . TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS. Very disturbing chronology.
Which AGAIN brings us back to the now publicly known cointelpro operations of the Vietnam War era, where agents pretended to be activists, in order to rip apart a movement that had much valuable information for Americans.
So, in nearly seven years of 9/11 truth activism, which I wasn’t recruited for, or hired for or whatever . . . but like “most” 9/11 truth activists, simply got to a point where the official story of 9/11 departed too radically from reality . . . I’ve seen this movement evolve and grow.
I’ve seen patterns where lunatics (or worse), in my opinion pretending to be 9/11 truth activists have systematically attacked 9/11 researchers and also 9/11 activists at EXACTLY the moment they are poised to unveil significant information or achieve some major break through in exposing the mass public to 9/11 facts that may disturb them.
Of course its not only the faux activists who attack, they have allies in corporate media. We saw actor, Charlie Sheen, eviscerated by mainstream corporate media when he publicly questioned the events of 9/11. Rosie O’Donnell who’d made The View a raving success, mysteriously "lost her job" after questioning the events of 9/11.
Anytime any researchers, or activists have threatened to expose the mass American public to the fact that we’ve been lied to about the events of 9/11, there is an increasingly obvious multidimensional attempt to destroy and silence the growing numbers demanding truth . . . one at a time . . . or as a group.
What is odd now, and what spurred me to write this oped, is that now a "novelist," a fiction writer, is being harassed even before his novel has hit the book stores . . .
This should cause the average person out there in America, and any investigative media out there to ask themselves . . .
. . . what in the hell is in this action thriller novel, called “The Shell Game” that is causing a novelist to be harassed? http://theshellgame.net/
Personally, I have read it, and I know exactly what it is that threatens the powers that be. I won't tell you here. You'll have to read it yourself. BUT, you can see why it may be causing turmoil in some dark corners by simly
Personally, I’ve read it, and I know exactly what it is that threatens the powers that be. I won’t tell you. You’ll just have to read it yourself. BUT, you can see why it may be causing turmoil in some corners by simply visiting “The Shell Game” website, and viewing “911 Links. http://theshellgame.net/
Bill Douglas, average citizen who got thrown into nearly seven years of what is now called 9/11 truth activism, because the official government story of 9/11, just does not add up.
Authors Bio: By William E. Douglas, Jr., who is author of "The Amateur Parent – A Book on Life, Death, War & Peace, and Everything Else in the Universe." Bill has been a guest columnist for the Kansas City Star, The Business Journal, and other media worldwide. His past essays include, "Exposing the 9/11 Conspiracy Wingnuts," "The Explosion of the 9-11 Truth Movement -- US Media's Dirty Little Secret," "Good Night, and Good Luck - WMD, NIST, Popular Mechanics, 9/11 and Media Crimes" and also "Why the Jewish Community Should Demand 9/11 Truth."
"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"
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Re first hour that I have just enjoyed listening to. Hereward Fenton’s wrap-up of diverse reported facts on the recent spate of unexplained airline disasters is a gripping tale. His integration of these facts into speculation about repercussions leading to a push for new pilotless technology (elimination of ‘human error’) is interesting IMO, but where will it all lead? Such questions are valid reflection, not ‘conspiracy theory’. Mainstream media don’t want ordinary people to reflect too deeply and so try to nip this in the bud through their mantra of “conspiracy theory”. My subscription to TNRA is well worth it, because I am receiving a good “reflection service” by a commentator who is able to think the unthinkable unlike most people pacified by escapist free to air TV. And the most unthinkable event in our lives to date is that 9-11 was an orchestrated event engineered by secret and unaccountable government agencies for obvious political and military purposes. Like, fascism. Mainstream media won’t even entertain that thought! But, to quote Aristotle, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”. And another quote from Aristotle for you Hereward. It is about the human capacity for reflection, that you possess in abundance. I remember learning of Aristotle’s idea that the most noble thing a man (as in hu-man) could do, was to reflect. I think it comes from this of his quotes “The ultimate value of life depends on awareness and the power of contemplation rather than mere survival”. I get paid for provision of ‘engineering services’ but this robs me of time for researching and reflecting on news stories like the ones on which you comment here. So I am very happy to subscribe. You are providing ‘reflection services’ and that is a noble profession in which you excel. thanks for the show!
By Geoff McKee on 2015 04 27 - 06:54:44
From the entry 'What is the future of Australia?'.
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By Addieup on 2015 04 22 - 07:04:30
From the entry 'Schapelle Corby: drug courier or political prisoner?'.
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By Addieup on 2015 04 22 - 07:04:27
From the entry 'Schapelle Corby: drug courier or political prisoner?'.
John, haven’t you been listening to the actual podcast or done any research whatsoever into the science and facts surrounding this issue?
All the evidence supports the skeptics, there is no basis for the Alarmism which is politically motivated and not based in science.
By Aaron on 2015 04 22 - 04:25:15
From the entry 'Professor Bob Carter on the latest NIPCC report'.
Global March against chemtrails. April 25 2015
“Solar Geoengineering is the idea that you could in principle reduce the rate or climate change or reverse it by making the earth more reflective, by reflecting away more sunlight, for example by putting reflective particles “AEROSOL POLLUTION” if you like in the upper atmosphere” - Dr. David Keith Dr. David Keith is a Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.
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From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.
By srthjh on 2015 04 18 - 10:25:44
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.
fenton says a plane hit the pentagon… well dopshit.. wheres the bloody plane then?
your lies are so simple to disprove
By lygfoytf on 2015 04 16 - 12:49:37
From the entry 'David Chandler weighs in on 9/11 Pentagon questions'.
Great analysis! I think Pilger was right when he said the mainstream media have “sold their souls to the devil…” I sometimes wonder why they even bother going to Uni to learn “journalism” when all they do is reiterate whatever they are told. They’d learn more by watching the antics of a cocky in a cage.
I’ve affixed an article I wrote some time ago, entitled “Why I’m not a Marxist” ...you may find it of interest or you may not. I know its not “on topic,” but I think, broadly speaking, it is. Feel free to scrub it if you like. Its an attempt by me to define my position as a libertarian anarchist, in relation to Marxism. Which I think is extremely important. Any opposition to Marxism or the left, these days is often construed as reactionary, but as we both know, in terms of libertarianism, that is definitely not the case. I think its up to us to expose the underbelly of Marxist thought and action, and to show what a fascist, racist, reactionary ideology it really is. In the following article I’ve attempted to do that. Don’t know if I’ve been successful, but I guess its a start…
Why I’m Not A Marxist
(A libertarian anarchist perspective)
Mass Murder Et Cetera
Marxism is a theoretical system created by Karl Marx and others, in which all of society, all economics and all politics are combined into a perfect, classless, government-less system based on common ownership of all economic means of production. In pursuit of this preposterous ideal, Marx and Engels wrote the Manifesto to inspire violent revolution everywhere: The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of bourgeois supremacy and conquest of political power by the proletariat. The Manifesto of the Communist Party (first published on February 21, 1848). Marxist theory requires an intermediary stage of socialism called the dictatorship of (not by) the proletariat (the working class): Every provisional state setup after a revolution requires a dictatorship, and an energetic dictatorship at that (Part 11).
Built into this theory and demonstrated by history is an attitude of intolerance for the other - the hallmark of all totalitarian thinking and action - be they class, culture, race, political party or individual, who may be opposed to or disagree with Communist Party methodology on the road to Utopia - which is the raison d’être of the whole movement, an end which justifies the means, no matter how cruel and murderous. In the Rheinische Zeitung (May 19, 1849) Marx wrote: We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror. Some years later, Leon Trotsky, one of the primary architects of the Russian revolution wrote in the same spirit: Repression for the attainment of economic ends is a necessary weapon of the socialist dictatorship. L. Trotsky. Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Karl Kautsky (New Park Publications, 1975).
Several dictatorships and three centuries later, the question needs to be asked: what benefits have these dictatorships bestowed on humanity? The fact is, they have produced nothing but misery, the loss of individual and collective freedom, genocide and mass murder. To date, well over 110 million, mostly working-class men, women and children have been butchered by these regimes. Courtois, Stephane, Le Livre Noir du Communism (The Black Book of Communism) 1997). Stephen Wheatcroft. The Scale and Nature of German and Soviet Repression and Mass Killings, 1930–45. Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 48, No. 8 (Dec., 1996).
As R.J. Rummel, Harvard professor emeritus of political science and Nobel Peace Prize finalist, observed: The irony is that in practice, even after decades of total control, Marxism did not improve the lot of the average person, but usually made living conditions worse than before the revolution. It is not by chance that the world’s greatest famines have happened within the Soviet Union (about 5 million dead from 1921-23 and 7 million from 1932-3, including 2 million outside Ukraine) and communist China (about 30 million dead from 1959-61). Overall, in the last century almost 55 million people died in various Marxist famines and associated epidemics - a little over 10 million of them were intentionally starved to death, and the rest died as an unintended result of Marxist collectivization and agricultural policies.R.J.Rummel. Death by Government. (New Brunswick.N.J. Transaction Publishers 1994). Rummel’s primary concern is democide: his word for politically and ethnically motivated mass murder by governments. His other principle books are: China’s Bloody Century: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900 (1991), in which he calculates the lives lost in 20th Century China and Lethal Politics : Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917 (1990).
Marxism And Corporate Capitalism:
As most Marxist inspired revolutions have demonstrated, the dictatorships that follow have never been in the hands of the proletariat, but rather, military and corporate elites and the educated off-springs of the upper-bourgeoisie, which, in the case of Marxism, started with Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky. Marx was born into a wealthy family in Trier, what is today known as the Rhineland-Palatinate. Engels was born in Wupperal, the eldest son of a wealthy cotton manufacturer. Lenin’s father, Ilya, was elevated into the nobility for his work in the government bureaucracy. Trotsky was the son of an extremely wealthy kulak family who were an integral part of the rural bourgeois nobility. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. First published Tuesday 26 August 2003.
In his scholarly work, Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, (1981 by Arlington House Publishers, New Rochelle, New York) Professor Anthony Sutton demonstrates conclusively how pervasive not only banking support was for the Russian revolution, but also corporate industrial support. He observed that:
...both the extreme right and the extreme left of the conventional political spectrum are absolutely collectivist. The national socialist (for example, the fascist) and the international socialist (for example, the communist) both recommend totalitarian politico-economic systems based on naked, unfettered political power and individual coercion. Both systems require monopoly control of society. While monopoly control of industries was once the objective of J. P. Morgan and J. D. Rockefeller, by the late nineteenth century the inner sanctums of Wall Street understood that the most efficient way to gain an unchallenged monopoly was to “go political” and make society go to work for the monopolists — under the name of the public good and the public interest. This strategy was detailed in 1906 by Frederick C. Howe in his “Confessions of a Monopolist”. Howe, by the way, is a figure in the story of the Bolshevik Revolution…” (Chapter 1).
Consequently, one barrier to mature understanding of recent history is the notion that all capitalists are the bitter and unswerving enemies of all Marxists and socialists. This erroneous idea originated with Karl Marx and was undoubtedly useful to his purposes. In fact, the idea is nonsense. There has been a continuing, albeit concealed, alliance between international political capitalists and international revolutionary socialists — to their mutual benefit. This alliance has gone unobserved largely because historians — with a few notable exceptions — have an unconscious Marxian bias and are thus locked into the impossibility of any such alliance existing. The open-minded reader should bear two clues in mind: monopoly capitalists are the bitter enemies of laissez-faire entrepreneurs; and, given the weaknesses of socialist central planning, the totalitarian socialist state is a perfect captive market for monopoly capitalists, if an alliance can be made with the socialist powerbrokers (Chapter IV).
After the Bolsheviks seized power, the International Barnsdale Corporation and Standard Oil got drilling rights; Stuart, James and Cook, Inc. reorganized the coal mines; General Electric sold them electrical equipment; and other major firms like Westinghouse Dupont and RCA also aided the Communists. (Chapter VIII and IX). Add to this list The American International Corporation, Chase National Bank, Equitable Trust Company, National City Bank, Sinclair Consolidated Oil Co., White Engineering Co., (Appendix 1) and we have some idea of the scope and measure of support. Sutton’s book is chock-a-block with primary source documentation including reports, letters and newspaper accounts of the period. The extent of corporate capitalist support for the Marxists is examined in detail in his three volume epic work: Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development , Stanford, Calif. Hoover Institution, 1968, 1971, 1973. See also his National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union (New York: Arlington House, 1973).
In Wall Street And The Bolshevik Revolution, Sutton highlights the role played by Leon Trotsky in securing finance and industrial support for the revolution, and how his mission was assisted every step of the way by men in the highest echelons of bourgeois governments and business, including the president of the United States:
Trotsky traveled from New York to Petrograd on a passport supplied by the intervention of Woodrow Wilson, and with the declared intention to “carry forward” the revolution. The British government was the immediate source of Trotsky’s release from Canadian custody in April 1917, but there may well have been “pressures.” Lincoln Steffens, an American Communist, acted as a link between Wilson and Charles R. Crane and between Crane and Trotsky. Further, while Crane had no official position, his son Richard was confidential assistant to Secretary of State Robert Lansing, and Crane senior was provided with prompt and detailed reports on the progress of the Bolshevik Revolution. Moreover, Ambassador William Dodd (U.S. Ambassador to Germany in the Hitler era) said that Crane had an active role in the Kerensky phase of the revolution; the Steffens letters confirm that Crane saw the Kerensky phase as only one step in a continuing revolution. The interesting point, however, is not so much the communication among dissimilar persons like Crane, Steffens, Trotsky, and Woodrow Wilson as the existence of at least a measure of agreement on the procedure to be followed — that is, the Provisional Government was seen as “provisional,” and the “re-revolution” was to follow. (Chapter 1 and 11).
Sutton also demonstrates, how, contrary to the mindless claims made by anti-Semites and conspiracy theorists, the Russian revolution was not a Jewish conspiracy. He offers proof by naming the CEOs and individuals on the boards of major banks and corporations during the time when massive injections of gold and technology had been secured by Trotsky (Appendix 1). He writes: The persistence with which the Jewish-conspiracy myth has been pushed suggests that it may well be a deliberate device to divert attention from the real issues and the real causes. The evidence provided in this book suggests that the New York bankers who were also Jewish had relatively minor roles in supporting the Bolsheviks, while the New York bankers who were also Gentiles (Morgan, Rockefeller, Thompson) had major roles. What better way to divert attention from the real operators than by the medieval bogeyman of anti-Semitism? (Appendix 11).
Marxism, Utopia and Monotheism:
In the history of political and religious thought, Marxism and the utopianistic ideal upon which it is based, long predates the rise of the so-called communist movement of the late nineteenth century. In The Republic, Plato’s plan was also totalitarian: fully controlled lives void of individuality, with no more rights, only duties, the state being everything, the individual, nothing. In his book Open Society and its Enemies, (Volume 1: The Spell of Plato, Princeton University Press, Fifth Edition) Popper singled out Plato’s state as a utopia which was argued by Plato to be the destiny of all humankind. In particular, Popper thought Plato’s envisioned state had totalitarian features as it advocated a government not elected by its citizens.
In More’s Utopia (Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin Books, 1965), he describes a communist city-state governed by reason: In Utopia, where every man has a right to everything, they all know that if care is taken to keep the public stores full, no private man can want anything; for among them there is no unequal distribution, so that no man is poor, none in necessity; and though no man has anything, yet they are all rich; what can make a man so rich as to lead a serene and cheerful life, free from anxieties. Reasonably speaking, this statement is idealistic to the point of naivety! In The Undiscovered Self: (Chapter IV. Mentor Book, 1958) Jung presents us with a more sober, realistic view: In the power of the many there lies the power to snatch wish-fulfillments by force; sweetest of all, however, is that gentle and painless slipping back into the kingdoms of childhood, into the paradise of parental care, into happy-go-luckyness and irresponsibility. All the thinking and looking after are done from the top; to all the questions there is an answer; and for all needs the necessary provision is made. The infantile dream state of the mass man is so unrealistic, that he never thinks to ask - who is paying for this paradise?
In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (Second Edition, 2008) Mangel wrote that ...the term communism spread rapidly so that Karl Marx could entitle one of his first political articles of 16 October 1842, Der Kommunismus und die Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung. He noted that communism was already an international movement, manifesting itself in Britain and Germany besides France, and traced its origin to Plato. He could have mentioned ancient Jewish sects and early Christian monasteries too. The first attempts to arrive at a communist society leaving aside early, medieval and more modern Christian communities. Whilst in Socialism In Historical Christianity: VI Communism and Religion. Books\For Libraries Press. New York, 1972). Lewis, Polanyi and Kitchin observed: It was left to Marx to complete the process of restating the sentimental religious ideal of Christianity in the West in the form of a practical materialistic humanism. Thus, the Marxist sociology which forms the essential background to the special economic theories of modern communism is the end product of an historical process in which the essential human content of Christianity is maintained through a change of form. Or as Engels, one of the cofounders of 19th century Marxism noted: le Christianisme c’est le Communisme! ( The New Moral World: The Progress of Social Reform On the Continent. Pt. 1: France (3rd Series, Nos. 19 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, 1843. Transcribed in 2000 for Marxists.org by Andy Blunden).
But it was Nietzsche, more than any other philosopher, who clearly grasped the inward nature of Marxism, (preparing the ground for writers such as Orwell, Huxley and Arendt) describing it as: The visionary younger brother of an almost decrepit despotism, whose heir it wants to be; thus its efforts are reactionary in the deepest sense. For it desires an abundance of executive power, as only despotism has ever had; indeed, it outdoes everything in the past by striving for the downright destruction of the individual, who it sees as an unauthorized luxury of nature, and who it intends to improve into a useful organ of the community… Therefore, it secretly prepares for reigns of terror, and drives the word justice like a nail into the heads of the half-educated masses, to rob them completely of their reason. (Menschliches, Allzumenschliches: Justice vs. Power. German Publication. Translation H. Zimmern, Published 1909-1913. Aphorism 473 ) He understood the spirit of communism was in fact the old Christian ideal dressed up in new clothes which most freethinkers in the West falsely claimed to have rejected: Who among us would be a freethinker if not for the Church? It’s the church which offends us, not its poison…Apart from the Church, we too, like its poison. (Zur Genealogie der Moral: First Essay, Aphorism ix. Doubleday Anchor Books. New York 1956).
What Nietzsche succeeded in demonstrating, perhaps more than any other philosopher, is that Marxism is a product and outgrowth of a tradition which is monotheistic (a belief in the existence of only one god) and tied to the conviction that there is only one truth (Nietzsche’s poison), a truth single and unique, which postulates the idea of a single authority. The birth of Christianity, as Ehrman noted, brought with it an intolerance for the other: No one, that is, thought it was contradictory, or even problematic, to worship Jupiter and Venus and Mars and others of the great gods, along with local gods of your city and the lesser divine beings who looked over your crops, your daily affairs, your wife in childbirth, your daughter in sickness, and your son in his love life. Multiplicity bred respect and, for the most part, plurality bred tolerance. No one had the sense that if they were right to worship their gods by the means appropriate to them, you were therefore wrong to worship your gods. But then came Christianity. (D.Ehrman. Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture & the Faiths We Never Knew. Oxford University Press, 2005).
Thus were joined the conditions necessary to justify an absolute intolerance, directed against those who, not holding to the truth, have fallen into error - an error which is absolute, and against which, if need be, every form of constraint, exclusion and barbarism may be used. A belief that one holds a monopoly on truth, opens the door to inquisitions, show trials and massacres: occurrences, as history has demonstrated, over and over, common to the practitioners of applied Christianity - and Marxism. The roots of monotheism and monotheistic thinking and intolerance can be found in the Bible.
The Ten Commandments are often cited by religious Jews and Christians as the moral rock upon which their faith is built. But the First and Second Commandments have nothing whatsoever to do with morality, but are merely subserviant propaganda devises designed to illicit fear and obedience: Thou shalt have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:1-3) and the Second: You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I The Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love Me and keep My Commandments (Exodus 20:4-6 RSV). And was it not god in the Bible who set the example by unleashing a deluge on a humanity that did not repair its wrongs against him and abide by his law? Did not David engage in mass murder when he lived with the king of the Philistines, Achish? (1. Samuel 27:9) And Moses organize the extermination of the Midianite people? (Numbers 31:7) And Joshua massacre the Anakims? (Joshua 11:12, 21:22) In your goodness destroy my enemies says Jeremiah to Jehovah (Pslams 138: 19). In Deuteronomy we read: but of the cities of these people, which the Lord thy god doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth. (20:16)
But the massacres sanctioned and blessed by the church, from the Inquisition to the Conquistadors, pale into insignificance against massacres perpetrated by Marxist regimes against their own populations and anyone else who opposed the methodology of their bloody march towards utopia. To quote Professor Rummel again: The Khmer Rouge – (Cambodian communists) who ruled Cambodia for four years – provide insight into why Marxists believed it necessary and moral to massacre so many of their fellow humans. Their Marxism was married to absolute power. They believed without a shred of doubt that they knew the truth, that they would bring about the greatest human welfare and happiness, and that to realize this utopia, they had to mercilessly tear down the old feudal or capitalist order and Buddhist culture, and then totally rebuild a communist society. Nothing could be allowed to stand in the way of this achievement. Government – the Communist Party – was above any law. All other institutions, religions, cultural norms, traditions and sentiments were expendable. R.J.Rummel. Death by Government.
In the name of one truth and the equality of all men before God, Christian missionaries - backed up by the bible and loaded guns - went out and wanted to baptise the inferior races making them into the sons of Abraham. And if their propaganda failed, they sent in the soldiers. The monotheistic ideology of Marxism does not proceed any differently, as it exports, in the name of some absolute truth, a set of universal laws (dialectical materialism). This Marxian interpretation of reality views matter as the sole subject of change and all change as the product of a constant conflict between opposites arising from the internal contradictions inherent in all events, ideas, and movements, to which it claims the whole of human history, in fact, the universe, is bound and that it is only a matter of time before humanity is converted to this truth, by argument, propaganda - or repression and violence.
The Machine Requires a Maker:
The missionaries of the past believed they were bringing realization of the one true God and the promise of his kingdom, to the natives. The Marxists bring the same promise in the form of some abstract, utopianistic dreamtime, for which they have been and are prepared to go to any length. Apart from the goal of Marxism being metaphysical, the way forward, dialectical materialism (its methodology) is also metaphysical and mechanistic (machine-like).
Materialism in enlightenment thought was inherently mechanistic. It followed from the metaphor that the universe might be this gigantic machine and that its inner affairs - like those of a machine - follow a determined path. Machines are deterministic simply because we make them to be so. When we press a button, we expect the machine to function in a certain predictable way. Similarly, to Newton, the Universe was this machine and the one that had pressed the initial button was God. This monotheistic philosophical blunder existed since the inception of the kind of materialism Marx was raised with and is implicit in the underlying assumptions of Marxist doctrine.
But such ontological assumptions are pure apriorism. They demand someone to step outside the world and take a peek at it. But we cannot step outside the world, both physically and/or linguistically, so every ontological assumption is synthetic a priori and thus nonsense. Ontological assumptions are not something that can be proven true or false. In this realm you can say anything. Its like arguing about the existence of God - and requires someone to step outside the world to make such a judgement. So, when one is talking in these ontological terms he or she is not saying anything. Arguments about the existence or non-existence of God, or arguments about everything being material or immaterial, about invisible pink unicorns - are completely nonsensical. Second, the only way the metaphor of a corpuscular, mechanical universe would work (which is more or less what Marx’s materialism is - matter is determined by other matter ad infinitum) like a machine is if there was a God. Because if the universe is this orderly machine, rationally architectured for a certain purpose, then it MUST have been determined by a Mind.
Equality, The Other, One’s Self and the End of History:
In Marxist/totalitarian thinking, the other (the enemy, the bourgeoisie or whatever) are perceived as objects - abstractions which consciousness must interpret, or instrumentalize, working from data from an inanimate, subjective source (the doctrine). This leads to the interpretation of the other through a projection of one’s self - through the group or party one may belong to - which usually leads to the desire to eliminate everything that does not conform to the projection. The other is considered, most superficially, despite their genius, benevolence, individuality, compassion, loyalty, family, race, culture and so on, as a class - an evil driven by base intent, against which the good (the party, the doctrine) are mercilessly opposed. Only when all men are materially and culturally equal the propaganda goes, will humankind be free, happy and secure. This tendency of going through one’s self to interpret others is all the more absurd, when we consider that it makes impossible not only an understanding of the other but of one’s self, especially when we consider that one can only be fully conscious of ones own identity/class/religion/culture by contrasting it with the variation found everywhere outside it. We need the other in order to know how we are different from them. Rejection of the other is also a rejection of the process which allows self-building and self-transformation by a positive interaction with them.
This is why, in Marxist thinking, races and cultures amount to nothing - or are simply means to an end (e.g their support for ethnic minorities) – which are in real terms seen as impediments that stand in the way of the revolution and its goal, which, today, amounts to a one world government ruled by a military-industrial technocracy, where the mixing of races and cultures would be encouraged, and adherence to cultural norms discouraged, and in many cases, punishable by imprisonment and/or death. It is at this stage that the racist nature of Marxism becomes evident, in that it would destroy the particularities of cultures and races - and that these particularities must be destroyed if humankind is to achieve the ideal of cultural, social, political and economic equality, which again, in real terms, can and only begin, be maintained and end, in a red-fascist, totalitarian state, beyond which, as history has demonstrated, their can be no dialectical evolution leading to utopia, only repression, bloodshed and mass murder.
If one begins with a sufficient degree of ignorance of others, then one’s God, beliefs, doctrine, law, class, tribe will be the only true one - the only observable point of reference. And this is why monotheistic doctrines such as Marxism, at the same time as leading to a negation of the identity of others, also gives rise - in those who put them forward – to ignorance or unawareness of their own particular identity, one simply belongs to the party, to the class, to the state, to the struggle. Refusal to recognise the other, goes along with what would follow from such recognition: the evolution of peoples, tribes, nations and individuals, instead of which we have been given by the Abrahamic religions and their heir, Marxism, a narrow-minded, antiquated, fairy-tale theory proclaiming the end of history and the ushering in of utopia, the kingdom of heaven or whatever, which postulates the leveling effects of temporal and spatial homogeneity and an end of the movement of things set off by humankind’s diversity, a kind of obsession with purity that can be polluted by inferior elements; an obsession which sees impurity as a violation of the natural order, conformity to which is a condition of salvation.
Stagnation And Economic Irrationality:
In the old Soviet Union and in all communist countries, where the dictatorship owned/owns everything what sets in is not a zest for life and the future, but stagnation. As William Boyes Michael Melvin, Professor of Economics and a Dean’s Council Distinguished Scholar pointed out in Microeconomics (The Rights of Ownership). Seventh Edition. Houghton and Mifflin, 2008): If no one owns something no one takes care of it. Also it’s private property rights that count not public property rights. Incentive is the operative word here: In the former Soviet Union the government owned virtually everything. No one had an incentive to take care of anything. As a result, housing was decrepit and dingy, industries were inefficient and run down and the standard of living was very low…(Chapter 3).
In ideal terms, even after the state has withered away, how would such a society function, in terms of trade, manufacturing, distribution and government? When one considers these questions, the irrationality of the Marxist utopia is apparent. For example, how could there be any trade in goods if everybody owned everything, equally? Who would produce these goods? Who would sell them? Would they be given away? Who would decide who has what, and why? If a family required a bed or a house, would it be there for them to take? How would the concept of value be applied? How would the laws of society be framed? To quote Jung again: the infantile dream state of the mass man is so unrealistic, that he never thinks to ask - who is paying for this paradise?
The Brave New World (Marxism and the Corporate State):
Modern Marxists, unlike their classical predecessors, live in a different world. A world where capitalism hasn’t been superceded by socialism, where all the communist revolutions, have, in real time, failed, and failed spectacularly; where capitalism, not communism, has, if you like, dialectically progressed, from free enterprise to corporate, with the power to influence governments of both left and right-wing persuasions, between which today, there is little diference.
The reason for communist China’s success in both the commercial and industrial world, has little to do with Marxism and almost everything to do with corporate capitalism, which the Chinese party machine have embraced whilst still maintaining a stranglehold over the majority of its population, with little regard for human rights, democracy and freedom.
This is an extremely important development which illustrates that capitalism can function in cohabitation with the state and the party, an arrangement, thanks to Trotsky’s efforts, which first manifest prior to the Bolshevik Revolution and made the victory of such a revolution possible. As Huxley wrote in his Brave New World: The state or government of Brave New World is a mixture, a synthesis of capitalism and communism. Today, this is happening not only in China, but in the West, where the suppression of freedom, total survellance, higher taxes, extensive welfare and co-operation between government and corporate capitalist institutions (public-private partnerships) are at unpreidented levels and increasing, along with the steady erosion of democratic principles and forms of government. This development has brought with it a means whereby the political, military, media, bureaucratic and corporate elites - now have the technology, control the organs of propaganda and know how to stay in power, indefinitely. But that’s another story…
Opposed to this kind of monotheistic thinking, is an open, clear awareness of the diversity of humankind and the relativity of norms found in different groups/cultures/belief systems. The great thing about western democracy, and why, with all its dreadful faults, it has produced the greatest advances in human creativity and knowledge, are because the diversity of humankind and individuals was considered self-evident.
Yes, all men are considered equal, but not in the crass, ignorant ways depicted by monotheistic religions and ideologies, but equal in their rights as human beings, to grow and develop in a free society with others, regardless of their culture, race or creed - ideas all antithetical to Marxism, in theory and practice. If humankind is to survive, evolve and confront the very great problems it faces, it must do so in the spirit of democracy and freedom. If our leaders, in their wisdom, do away with democracy, freedom will follow, as history has demonstrated, like night follows day. If this is what they are planning, they do so at their own peril, and the peril of us all…
Eugene Donnini (2015)
By Eugene Donnini on 2015 04 16 - 11:51:54
From the entry 'The myth of metadata'.
with absolutely zero credible evidence to support his case, fenton tells anyone who will listen that a plane hit the pentagon. why anyone would chose to believe a word this pathetic liar says is beyond me.
By kityufityf on 2015 04 16 - 10:38:26
From the entry 'David Chandler weighs in on 9/11 Pentagon questions'.
Trust the truth for a nation all the best now citizens.
By OZE on 2015 04 15 - 16:41:47
From the entry 'Interview: Craig Isherwood of the CEC'.