By Adam Miller | We Are Change Minnesota | Jun. 16, 2011
Something is very wrong and you don’t need me to tell you this. You feel it instinctively and intuitively. It’s not something you feel in your conscious so much as your subconscious. Something is terribly wrong. You may not be able to articulate what it is too eloquently, you may not quite be able to put your finger on it but it’s there, digging into your mind like a splinter.
Whatever it is; whether you associate yourself with Communists, Socialists, Anarchists or Hippies; whether you consider yourself Libertarian, Republican, Democrat or Green; something is wrong. Regardless of your political affiliation or how you may choose to describe it, you are pretty sure you know what the problem is not, and you know for certain who doesn’t have the answer. “9/11 Truthers”! You will be damned if you’ll associate yourself and your activist friends with a bunch of wing nut conspiracy theorists, right? After all, you’d rather die in a plane crash than be forced to admit those freaks are on to something!
I am a 9/11 Truther and I’m not ashamed of it. To my own chagrin I’ve found that many of those involved in my own political affiliation, Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty, are outright embarrassed by us! Who could forget Peter Schiff’s disappointing comments on the subject during his unsuccessful bid for the Connecticut Senate, or Debra Medina forsaking us on the Glenn Beck program while campaigning unsuccessfully for governor of Texas?
This is something that’s bothered me for some time now and I aim to put an end to it right here and now. By the end of this short write up our detractors will realize that we are a credit to their efforts not a detriment! For 9/11 is the cornerstone of American foreign & domestic policy. We can all agree that since that fateful day, everything changed. Moreover, I don’t feel entirely off base when I say that it has served as a catalyst since the attacks, to expedite the passage of draconian security-based legislation (like the John Warner Defense Authorization Act) threatening the very foundation of American life. Hell, even the ACLU can agree with me on that!
I’m going to begin by addressing the myth that we are a detriment to the antiwar movement, as this has been surprisingly the segment of the population whereby I’ve encountered the most resistance. No matter which political affiliation they associate with, the antiwar movement has been among the most vocal to oppose the 9/11 Truth Movement while at the same time opposing these ongoing illegal and immoral wars. Today that ends.
Daniel Ellsberg, long lauded as a hero in these circles, has come out in favor of 9/11 Truth, defending its proponents. If you don’t know who he is you need to. His release of the recently declassified Pentagon Papers proved beyond a shadow of a doubt the corruption of key US figures before, during and after the Vietnam War. The documents are not the figment of anyone’s imagination, but never the less, you’d be labeled a “conspiracy theorist” in the past before this iconic whistleblower exposed the truth: The Vietnam War was crooked at the beginning, was crooked at its end and we were lied into this conflict via false flag attack just as is the case with 9/11. For any associated with the antiwar movement to regard this man as a hero in the past, only to label him a wacko today is the outright abandonment of reason. The proven false flag attack of N. Vietnam against phantom American warships resulted in a conflict that took the lives of over 58,000 Americans, and is arguably responsible for the financial crisis we face today, but that’s another story. My point is that there are people in America today who wouldn’t bat an eye in contemplating mass murder of fellow citizens, which is something nearly impossible for detractors to acknowledge. We know this to be true because it was true back then.
My point is that it’s time for the antiwar movement to grow up. People like Van Jones, Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, Rosie O’Donnell and Janeane Garofalo have all come out in support of 9/11 Truth. There are many others too. Are you just going to turn your back on their many contributions to the anti war movement simply because you’re embarrassed by them? Or are you going to research their claims for merit?
At the end of the day, the problem with the antiwar movement’s rejection of 9/11 truth is this: Once you’ve made headway in your cause, convincing a majority of the public that the war is immoral and is bankrupting our nation, it all falls apart the moment criminal elements within your own government and its intelligence agencies sponsor another false flag terror attack. End of story, case closed. All of that work, everything you’ve fought and bled for, kaput in the blink of an eye because 9/11 Truth embarrasses you and hurts your perceived credibility.
Oh, but then we have the Tea Party and the Ron Paul Movement! The former inspired originally by the latter has become a political force to recon with lately. Combining the logic and common sense of the antiwar left with the fiscal common sense of the political right, the Campaign For Liberty has experienced some moderate success in reaching out to Conservatives jaded by the recognition that the GOP is not and has not been “Conservative” for quite some time. Many supporters of Dr. Paul’s message of limited central government, abolition of the Federal Reserve and ending the wars have grown embarrassed of 9/11 Truthers as well, arguing that it will be difficult to reach out to people across the political spectrum should they be associated with such a “fringe” movement.
Outright fallacy! What about all of the 100’s of current and former military professionals who support 9/11 truth? If you are a conservative or a patriot who feels there’s no one creditable within the defense community who supports 9/11 Truth, what more do you need than testimony from the likes of 20+ year air force veteran Lt. Col. Bob Bowman? Lt. Col. Bowman flew 101 combat missions in Vietnam. Not good enough for you? Then scroll through all the other 100’s of military professionals listed in the link posted above! There’s former state-secretary of the German Defense Ministry Andreas von Bülow among many, many others!
There’s no excuse anymore for being embarrassed by 9/11 Truth when over 1500 accredited architects and engineers support a new investigation. It’s basic mathematics. Richard Gage (founding member of Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth) has made it clear that it is mathematically impossible for WTC 7 (the 3rd building to collapse on 9/11) to have collapsed as quickly as it did and as symmetrically as it did without the aid of explosives. He’s made it clear that 100’s even 1000’s of structural steel joists & other fasteners would needed to have failed, at the same time as one another within a time frame of approximately 1.8 seconds of each other, in order to provide a collapse as uniform as that which we all witnessed that day. Any of you really think office fires are capable of this? A plane did not hit WTC7. Whether you consider yourself associated with the perceived “right”, “left” or “middle” there’s no sense being embarrassed by 9/11 Truth. As the good people of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth have so aptly demonstrated, to do so is tantamount to being embarrassed by the ineffable laws and bylaws of mathematics!
Former Republican Congressman Curt Weldon had the courage to recognize that mathematics should not be and is not an embarrassment to any cause! Indeed 9/11 Truth is nothing more than a simple mathematics equation! Simply put, molten iron with temperatures exceeding 1200 degrees Fahrenheit were found underneath WTC 1, 2 & 7 through December of 2001. That’s 3 months people! Hydrocarbon fires don’t do that. Incendiary devices do! End of story. How these incendiaries got into the WTC is one of the many legitimate questions raised by the 9/11 Truth Movement. Remember, it’s math not speculation.
So do you want to know what the problem really is? I’ll tell you. The false left/right paradigm is what the problem is. Many of those same “conservatives” out there, due to the mainstream media’s abhorred failure at doing their jobs, feel that 9/11 Truth is a left/right issue. This is no different from the “progressives”. Just read this article to prove my point.
Like George W. Bush said, “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” Such black & white thinking is not suitable for a world that is most clearly composed of shades of gray. Somehow Americans have relegated themselves into the position of club membership. You’re either Republican or Democrat, you’re either Conservative or Liberal, etc. Enough already! Just look what happened to Van Jones when the Democrats became “embarrassed” by him! How do you suppose democrats who supported him felt when they realized that terms of club membership require you to reject him? How do you suppose Ron Paul feels when terms of club membership require him to support unending entanglements overseas that bankrupt our nation of blood & treasure? A basic Google search into the man will reveal that Van Jones is an entirely decent human being with many fine qualities worthy of my own admiration. Do I align with him politically on most issues? Hell no! But I’ll never be embarrassed to unite with him on what topics he and I would agree on. The aforementioned article is a microcosm for the left/right paradigm. You’re either a “Birther” or a “Truther”; a “Republican” or a “Democrat”; a “Conservative” or a “Progressive”; you are with us or against us… this mentality alienates good people, it abandons logic, it discourages critical thinking. It limits the outcomes of elections and supports perpetual war.
Today that ends. Today we call out the enemy for what it is. That enemy has many names and labels. For our intents and purposes, we shall call it the “left/right paradigm”. I am not a Republican. I am not a Democrat. I am not a libertarian nor am I a member of the Green Party. I am not now, nor have I ever been associated with the Communists, I am not a socialist either. I’m not a Tory, I’m not a member of Labour. I am an American, and I want my country back. I recognize that the key to this end is 9/11 Truth. Today the 9/11 Truth Movement declares in one voice that to be embarrassed of us is to be embarrassed of mathematics, in which case we are embarrassed to be associated with all of you! For to chose political party allegiance (which is an illusion anyway) over that of immutable mathematical law is the true embarrassment. Thanks for your time.