By Joel S.
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evidence that America’s political system is a criminal
conspiracy, open your mind to piles of new analyses that
prove beyond doubt that the official 9/11 story is a lie.
Years of a bipartisan cover-up of 9/11 lies make it much
more than one horrendous past event. It endures in infamy
as a symptom of a corrupt and dishonest government.
we pay for what 9/11 and its cover-up have burdened us with,
including the costly Iraq war and the erosion of the rule of
law and constitutional rights. Power elites have suppressed
the truth because they fear what will happen when the public
understands that 9/11 was not accomplished solely by foreign
sound analyses of what happened at the World Trade Center
have unequivocally shown that the official 9/11 story is not
Truth seekers have met their burden of proof; the government
has not met theirs. Simply put, controlled demolition
brought down three buildings, not fires from the impact of
planes on two of them. Not only was the US government
involved, it has also conspired to hide the truth from the
public. Why? Republican and Democratic politicians and
power elites fear that 9/11 truth will remove what little
public trust remains in government. The truth will produce
political instability, perhaps breaking the two-party
stranglehold on our political system. And it should. And
it must, if we are to finally obtain the deep political
reforms our nation desperately needs.
started before George W. Bush and his criminal
co-conspirators accelerated it with their blatant disregard
for the rule of law and our Constitution. It will continue,
even with a Democratic administration, unless we reform our
political system. We must remind Americans that our nation
was born in an insurrectionist, populist rebellion against
political tyranny – and that 9/11 teaches us that we need a
Second American Revolution. We must destroy the domestic
Axis of Arrogance of our plutocracy more than fear a foreign
Axis of Evil. How?
nationwide grassroots 9/11 truth movement is ignored by the
mainstream news media. Its success will be the catalyst for
renewing American democracy. It will produce a shock wave
that rattles the brains of all Americans: Shock therapy from
a truth so powerful and unsettling that Americans finally
see the decline of American democracy that allowed 9/11 and
mistake, the 9/11 truth movement holds the future of the
United States. We are not subversive “conspiracy theorists”
or enablers of foreign terrorism. We are patriotic warriors
working to nullify group delusion produced by government
propaganda. Dozens of books and websites reveal countless
technical contradictions and inconsistencies with the
official government 9/11 story and the laws of physics. The
weight of the evidence supports one painful verdict: Our
federal government played a role, probably through a large
“black op.” The “why” is obvious: To justify an unjust war
to serve corporate interests and greed.
Here is our
opportunity: To make 9/11 the tipping point for American
democracy renewal. Our enemies fear that if this movement
succeeds, their plutocratic, elitist cabal – the Axis of
Arrogance – run by the two-party duopoly will collapse.
Corruption keeps our political system stable – truth must
clean it up. Instability is the necessary price for
have sustained the ruling terrorism-threat paradigm. 9/11
truth must energize a new political-reform paradigm.
Patriotism framed as defending the nation against terrorism
must be replaced by patriotism focused on repairing American
status quo protectionists lie about us to defeat our
movement. Things will get worse as our movement draws
closer to bringing down the corrupt political system. And
we are getting closer. Only 16 percent of Americans believe
that members of the Bush administration are telling the
truth about what they knew about terrorist attacks on the US
prior to 9/11, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.
But what people say in polls is not the same as coming out
publicly and vociferously for 9/11 truth, or seeing the
roots of 9/11 in the decay of American democracy, not merely
the actions of a few evil people.
deceived public must be re-educated to see the arrogant
power elites running our national plutocracy as worse than
radical Islamic terrorists. Paul Craig Roberts captured the
essence of the problem: “Americans think their danger is
terrorists. They don't understand the terrorists cannot
take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, the
Constitution. ... The terrorists are not anything like the
threat that we face to the Bill of Rights and the
Constitution from our own government in the name of fighting
terrorism. Americans just aren't able to perceive that.”
9/11 is a
history lesson to inform the nation about democracy
decline. As John McMurtry asked, “So which goes - the faith
in America’s greatness and goodness in the world, or the
facts which disclose the opposite at the very top?” We must
always remember that Americans are better than their
government. They do not get the government they deserve.
They get the government that the rich and powerful impose.
That must end.
more than power elites. There is psychological resistance
of millions of Americans to painful 9/11 truth – a shameful,
“unthinkable” truth about their elected government. Even if
they have doubts about the official story, they
instinctively recoil and erect mental barriers to block out
the full truth. They want to keep believing that they live
in a great democracy. They want to believe that when the
Bush administration is replaced our democracy will be in
good shape again. Hard to accept that 9/11 truth could not
have been suppressed this long without the tacit or explicit
approval of Democratic politicians and power brokers.
It is as if
we are telling children that their parents are mass
murderers. Distracted, time-poor, depressed, political
disengaged, cynical and insecure Americans do not want to
hear that their government had a hand in 9/11. That for
years their two-party-controlled government has blatantly
lied to them. That thousands of good Americans have died
and been terribly injured in a war propped up by the
false-flag 9/11 fiction. In sum, that despite elections a
vast criminal conspiracy has been so successful for so
long. Such thoughts hurt.
political instability is scary to ordinary Americans. But
stability based on corruption and lies is destructive. Only
when Americans see 9/11 as a political attack (by Americans
on Americans) – not solely a terrorist attack (by foreigners
on Americans) – will they understand that revealing 9/11
truth must lead to major political reforms. Instability is
the cost of democracy renewal.
powerful messages: The collapse of the rule of law is more
important than the collapse of buildings. Countless more
have died because of 9/11 than on 9/11. The events of 9/11
ultimately are less important than the reasons for and
consequences of 9/11.
McMurtry said, “[9/11] allowed an illegitimate
administration to transmute into America’s patriotic
champion at war - above accountability and the rule of law.
‘Defending America from another terrorist attack’ became a
political blank check for corporate corruption of government
expenditures with impunity, war criminal acts and threats
across the Islamic and alternative third world, and attacks
on civil rights and commons at home.” All this persists as
9/11 lies persist.
record-low levels of public trust in Congress and the
president, too many Americans still believe that elections
are the path to major political reforms. Despite a solid
history of campaign lies from politicians, and overwhelming
belief that the nation is on the wrong track, Americans keep
hoping that they can vote their way into a better future.
Most Americans do not have a Boston Tea Party mentality.
They are unready to revolt despite revolting conditions.
Our truth movement must help Americans accept painful truth
and its political fallout. We must put all the technical
truth discovered by reputable scientists and engineers to
work for systemic reforms.
We must do
more than oust the official story and obtain a new 9/11
investigation that now has wide support by hundreds of
respected Americans (www.patriotsquestion911.com).
We must guide Americans into a more patriotic and courageous
mental state. We must help Americans become outraged and
rebellious, yet also optimistic about major political
against the power elites running and ruining our nation
requires building an army of Americans openly revolting
against the two-party corporatist state now in control. The
9/11 truth movement must use political strategies to defeat
the status quo political establishment. Here are three
detailed technical analyses unequivocally proving that the
official story is false, the movement can draft a bill that
might be titled The 9/11 Truth Act of 2008. This proposed
federal legislation should be delivered to every member of
the House and Senate early next year. It would clarify the
investigation: What its scope and objectives must be. What
reliable entity, public or private or a combination, must be
used. How the public must be given opportunities to present
information. What resources must be provided and what time
frame must be adhered to.
take the initiative and specify exactly what kind of new
official 9/11 investigation is necessary, recognizing that
professionals in the truth movement have limited resources
and cannot address all questions. The 9/11 truth movement
itself must define exactly what the first real credible and
comprehensive government sponsored investigation must
consist of. We can have no confidence in anything that the
political establishment might devise to silence our
movement. We must tell the public, the media and the
political world what is required to reveal the total truth
as to what caused, for example, the collapse of three World
Trade Center buildings, especially building 7 not even hit
by a plane.
and submitting this legislation must then be followed up by
all 9/11 groups urging their supporters to bombard Congress
with demands for hearings and passage of the bill. This is
the way to engage more Americans politically to obtain full
few politicians’ comments support the truth movement. A
rare statement came from presidential candidate Ron Paul.
In a radio interview in January, 2007 he said that the 9/11
investigations to date are “more or less cover-up and no
real explanation of what went on.” However, later in the
year when he became more visible he was asked about the
possibility of the official story being orchestrated by the
government. He said emphatically “absolutely not.” In
another interview, when asked whether he thought 9/11 was an
inside job that our government made happen, he responded
forcefully “No.” So apparently Paul sees a cover-up but not
about the involvement of our government. Would he support
legislation for a new investigation?
second critical political action is this: Proclaim that only
politicians that actively support passage of our legislation
will earn support in the 2008 elections from the millions of
Americans doubting the official 9/11 story. This threat is
an absolute necessity. If the legislation is not passed by
Congress and signed into law by President Bush, then we must
aggressively support a boycott on voting for all Democrats
and Republicans in the 2008 federal elections.
those committed to 9/11 truth should honor what the Founders
gave us in our Constitution in case some day Americans lost
confidence in the federal government, especially in
Congress. That day has arrived. 9/11 was that day. They
gave us the option in Article V for a convention of state
delegates to propose constitutional amendments. We must see
SYSTEM reforms as only achievable through constitutional
amendments that Congress will never propose nor achieve
through normal legislation.
and the entire elitist political establishment have
intentionally denied us a convention for over 200 years.
The one and only requirement in Article V has more than been
satisfied by over 500 state applications from all 50
states. Enough is enough. Our truth movement should join
the effort of Friends of the Article V Convention at
www.foavc.org by urging
truth group members to join FOAVC. The political
establishment fears both 9/11 truth and an Article V
convention. We must grasp that 9/11 truth can bring us to
the brink of political reforms and the convention is the
process to obtain them.
truth movement must also be a political movement – but not
in any partisan sense. 9/11 truth can help Americans take
back their country. 9/11 truth can end the criminal,
corrupt and conniving plutocracy that stole our government
and mutilated our democracy.
transform 9/11 from a catalyzing event for imperialistic
war-mongering to one for democracy renewal. We must convert
terrorist-transfixed fear into political reform enthusiasm.
of truth is not always the pursuit of happiness – not when
the truth hurts. The 9/11 truth movement is not about
finding immediate happiness. It is about rebooting American
democracy and, after accomplishing that, earning happiness.
full professor of engineering at the University of
Wisconsin, Madison, and then senior official with the
Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the
National Governors Association, Joel S. Hirschhorn is now an
activist writer and can be reached through
www.delusionaldemocracy.com. This article is based on
presentations given at a recent conference sponsored by
Boston 9/11 Truth.