Friday, June 16, 2006

9/11 truth conference

Okay, jumping ahead a few months...since March I quit my stupid part-time job and am happily teaching piano lessons.

I went to the 9/11 truth conference in Chicago from June 2nd to June 4th. It was great to be there and be around fellow thinking, fearless human beings. I met some wonderful people and had a good time. The presentations were mostly really good - informative, interesting, and in some cases, revelatory.

I picked up some multimedia stuff there, along with some print material, and a bumper sticker - "911 Ask Questions, Demand Answers."

I got to meet Webster Tarpley! We shook hands, and he gave me his card. I also had a lovely little chat with Carol Brouillet on the Sunday morning of the conference (the 4th). We were talking, and then Kevin Ryan and his wife came by to say hello to her. I didn't realize who he was, exactly - he worked for Underwriters Laboratories in South Bend until about two years ago, I think, when he was fired for asking questions about the steel in the WTC.

Carol was talking about how the League of Women Voters kicked her out of a candidates' debate in her district in California, for asking questions about 9/11. She was told that that was a "partisan issue," and that she couldn't talk about it. Interesting. I joked that her questions must have offended both parties equally. She and Mr. Ryan laughed at that.

Barbara Honegger talked at Jim Marrs' presentation, about her research into what happened at the Pentagon. This was fascinating. According to her information, a bomb went off there at 9:32am - she said there were hundreds of people who were eyewitnesses to this event. She referenced Jim Fetzer's article that mentions the two Sky Warrior Air Force planes that had been redesigned with remote control technology. This article is available on

This week I sent a packet of 9/11 information to Joe Donnelly, the 2nd district Democratic candidate for the House. So far, no response. I urged him to take a stand on 9/11 truth. I really doubt that he will take any kind of public stance on it until it's politically safe for him to do so. I'd love to be proven wrong!

Sunday, March 05, 2006

James Frey

Remember the recent flap about author James Frey and how he made up a bunch of stuff for his "memoir" called A Million Little Pieces? The media was shocked, shocked that someone had lied and gotten away with it! Jon Stewart made fun of this on his show. Everyone was so surprised and outraged, but this is what Bush & Co. have been doing to us all along! Where's the outrage about Katrina? Where's the outrage about 9/11?

I've always thought that James Frey should have published his book as fiction. He would have saved himself a lot of trouble.

But when do you think the 9/11 Commission Report will be moved from the nonfiction section of libraries and bookstores to the fiction section? Probably never. Nobody seems to care. We get mad when an author lies about his personal life, but we don't get mad when our government lies to us about a fake terror event that kills thousands of Americans.

Go figure.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

what lies beneath...

I'm always impressed with someone like Tarpley, who can see behind the scenes and stare the truth right in the face without blinking. A lot of people who talk about 9/11 only go so far in terms of their understanding of the whos and whys. And I was in that category for a while, too. I used to think Bush was involved somehow, and that it was all about oil. It's much deeper than that. Tarpley's book is a revelation in this regard, because it points out the existence of networks of moles, patsies, and professional killers that most likely made 9/11 happen, and the fact that these networks have been around for a long time. They go back to Iran/Contra, MLK, Kennedy, and even before that.

You have to scratch the surface and find out what lies beneath. I was reading part of James Loewen's excellent new book called Sundown Towns recently. At one point, he mentions someone who had tried to infiltrate the KKK, and this person had to make some sort of an oath involving abortion. The KKK was insisting that its members be adamantly anti-abortion, in order to insure the dominance of white people, just in terms of population. I read that and I thought, wow, okay, now I understand why so many people in the U.S. are 'pro-life.' It's not necessarily because they're so moved by the plight of the precious unborn. Maybe that's just the PR angle. Maybe the awful truth has more to do with racism. Maybe it's all about keeping white people on top. As if we have anything to worry about!

You certainly can't say you're a racist anymore, but you can say you're "pro-life,"' or you're for "states' rights," or whatever. And everyone knows what the Confederate flag means! You see that on someone's car, and you know they're not exactly happy about civil rights...

I guess my point here is that there are things we don't want to talk about or confront, but that we must, if society is going to improve. Just like we don't want to admit that there were and still are towns in the U.S. where black people are not welcome after the sun goes down, we don't want to admit that 9/11 was not the convenient myth that was peddled to us almost five years ago.

Those towns do exist. One of them is Anna, Illinois, where you can drive past a mailbox with a black donkey on it. Do you know what that means? It's code for "get your black ass out of town." You can also drive past signs that say "Lord Jesus, keep us clean and pure." Get it? And another one that says, "Pride goeth before destruction." And just a few miles away, in southeast Missouri, as you head into Cape Girardeau (the town where Rush Limbaugh was born), there is an enormous billboard on the highway that says "VOTE PRO-LIFE." Is this coincidence? I don't think so.

When you actually see this stuff, and inform yourself, you start to see things a lot differently. When you see the news footage on 9/11 that was never repeated, boy is that a revelation. When you read the books and articles and listen to the lectures, it all starts to come together. And then you can't believe what you believed before. You just can't. You know too much.

And then you get screaming mad, thinking about those poor souls who jumped out of the Twin Towers, and all the others who died that day, violently, needlessly. And the ones who keep dying in this endless "war" in Iraq.

This 9/11 truth movement is all about them.

Maxim magazine article

Maxim magazine's March 2006 issue has an article called "What Really Brought Down the Towers?" I went out and bought this issue, even though the article is on their website. The profound is surrounded by the trivial: the article is sandwiched in between an ad for Bud Light and a stupid article about dating, written for cavemen, who I assume make up the primary audience for Maxim magazine. Maybe this is a good thing...if the article had appeared in something more esoteric (which would be almost anything!), how many drooling frat boys would become 9/11 truth believers? Yeah, right. They're probably ignoring the article completely in favor of the magazine's generous amount of "spank" material. I think you know what I mean...

So anyway, great for Maxim magazine for having the balls to put this out there. The major newspapers? Forget it. The left-leaning monthlies and weeklies like The Nation, In These Times, The Progressive, The American Prospect? They won't touch it. The "left-wing gatekeepers," as Webster G. Tarpley calls them. Basically, the internet is the place to go for 9/11 info, and continues to have the most up-to-date, best info available.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bush's visit to Mishawaka

Mr. Bush will be in Mishawaka, IN tomorrow, at a fund-raiser for Congressman Chris Chocola. I'd like to take this opportunity to quote Webster Griffin Tarpley, from his book, 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA:

"This is an administration in which blatant lying has become part of the daily routine - in part because of neocon guru Leo Strauss's theory that truth is dangerous for the masses, and rulers therefore have to be esoteric, that is, lie through their teeth. But whether Bush is a cretin or a liar, his statements offer no sufficient basis for falling in with the neocons in their march towards endless war against the entire world." (p. 24)

"Knowing what we knew as of late 2004, no person of good judgment could ever accept statements from the current regime at face value. Nevertheless, otherwise intelligent people who would not dream of believing Bush about Iraq or other issues are content to swallow his biggest whopper of them all: his 9/11 story. This doublethink must end. The Bush regime is a castle of lies and fabrications, and the keystone of them all in the 9/11 myth." (p.24)

David Ray Griffin is going to be a guest on Mike Malloy's radio show tonight. I'm looking forward to that.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Richard Dreyfuss

Holy shit! This guy is on fire! Watch this video of him speaking to the National Press Club. I didn't realize how smart and politically aware he is...

Scroll down to the Sunday, February 19th links.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

"Keep us in the dark..."

This is a good article by Robert Steinback. Check it out...

Congressman Chocola's response

Here is Representative Chris Chocola's response to a letter I sent him back in November, asking him specifically about 9/11 truth issues. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of my letter to share with you, only his response. I asked the usual questions about commercial planes vs. military planes, controlled demolitions, explosions going off in the WTC, and so on.

Notice how he completely sidesteps the questions I asked him about whether or not the events of 9/11 occurred the way we were told! In fact, there's no mention of 9/11 controversy at all, just a bland, general response about the "war on terror."

November 22, 2005

Mr. Andy Schmidt

Dear Andy:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the ongoing war on terror. It
was good to hear from you.

I appreciate your letting me know your thoughts on this important
issue. As you know, the tragic events of September 11th, 2001 opened
America's eyes to the urgency of the task of confronting terrorism.
Under President Bush's leadership, America has taken the fight to the
terrorists rather than fighting America's enemies in our own cities and streets.

Toward that end, America has assembled a broad coalition of allies
comprised of 84 nations who share the goal of defeating this threat.
This war is being fought daily on many fronts. Diplomatic, military, law
enforcement, economic, and espionage tools are being focused on this
task. The newly-created Department of Homeland Security and other
federal, state, and local agencies, equipped with the much-needed
reforms enacted by the Patriot Act, are working to keep Americans safe at home.

As a result of these efforts, fully 70% of senior al-Qaeda leadership
and more than 3,400 lower-level operatives or associates have been
detained or killed by the United States and its allies. In Iraq, currently
the central front of the war on terror, the tyrannical regime of Saddam
Hussein, who for decades financed terrorism while torturing and
enslaving his own people, has been brought to an end with the dictator's capture.

This demonstrated success illustrates the need for continued resolve
in confronting the terrorist threat head-on. While they are weakened and
scattered, al-Qaeda and other associated groups have repeatedly
signaled their intent to attack the United States and its interests abroad.

I will continue to work in Congress to confront the threats facing
America and to help keep our nation secure. Again, thank you for your
letter. I hope that you will not hesitate to contact me again.

Yours truly,

Chris Chocola
Member of Congress

Please do not respond. This mailbox is unattended.

Osama bin Laden again

I go to almost every day to check up on the latest 9/11 news. So a few weeks ago, when I read in the South Bend Tribune that yet another Osama bin Laden "audiotape" had surfaced, I then visited 911blogger to see what it had to say. What a surprise - the tape may not be authentic. In fact, it probably isn't. Huh. How about that? Are we beginning to see a pattern here?

I wrote a letter to the Tribune's Voice of the People section about this audiotape. Here is the text of my letter:

"The timing of the new “bin Laden audio tape” is very
interesting. Just when things couldn’t go too much
worse for this administration, with numerous scandals
and declining popular support, what could be better
than the paralyzing fear of Osama to remind Americans
yet again that they should just shut up, not ask
questions, and support the “war” in Iraq?

For a while there, Osama was supposedly dead, or near
death. But now he’s back. Hmmm. That's interesting,
too, because Bruce Lawrence, a bin Laden expert at
Duke University, believes that bin Laden is actually
dead, and that this "new message" was faked by the

I guess bin Laden is sort of like Jason Voorhees, the
hockey-masked killer from the Friday the 13th movies.
You really can’t kill him. He has achieved mythic,
immortal status.

Alive or not, Bin Laden has become a fictitious
boogeyman, maintained and perpetuated by the CIA to
marginalize the Middle East and to strike fear into
Americans. Just in case we forget to be constantly
afraid, paranoid, hateful, and pro-war, there are two
things the neocons can say that will always help us
remember: “Osama bin Laden” and “9/11.”

Neither one works on me anymore."

I got a phone call from Terence Bland, one of the Tribune's editors shortly after submitting this letter. He wanted to verify my information, which they always do if they're thinking about printing a submission. I kept an eye out for my letter in the paper over the next few weeks, but it hasn't shown up yet. Then, I called Mr. Bland about a week ago, asking if he was still going to print it. At first he seemed interested, but I think the subject made him uncomfortable, and he abruptly ended the phone call.

So there we have it...another mainstream media pussy unable to cope with this issue. God knows what would happen if he read a letter about 9/11 truth.

On NPR today, Neil Conan was hosting a show about the Patriot Act. Every time someone mentioned 9/11, I wanted to reach into my radio, pull them out of the speaker, and shout in their face about 9/11 truth. They all spoke about 9/11 as if it really did happen just the way the government said it did. Hello? Are we all living in denial, or what? Any discussion of the Patriot Act, the Iraq "war," or anything else about what this administration does is basically meaningless without addressing 9/11 truth. It's as if these people are just talking inside their little bubbles, without thinking or caring about the larger context.

Why? Because it's too scaary to think about 9/11 truth...

I haven't posted to this blog for a long time...I guess I got tired of trying to pierce through the lies with nobody paying any attention. I'm gonna make another effort here, if only to vent my anger and frustration about the way things are going.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Tucker Carlson

You know this guy...the schmuck with the bow tie. He thinks 9/11 skeptics are all crazy. Well, get ready for a deluge of crazy people, Mr. Carlson! There's going to be a flood of 9/11 truth soon that will wash you and the rest of the mainstream media talking head zombies back into the sewer system. That's my prediction.

Why is it so hard for people to deal with this issue honestly? Just look at the evidence. That's all you have to do. Just look at it. Just have the balls to do it. What do you think made WTC Building 7 collapse completely at near freefall speed, into its own footprint, just like the Twin Towers? A couple of fires? Is it not suspicious that Larry Silverstein, the lease owner of the WTC made that comment about "pulling" Building 7 (standard demolition talk for demolishing buildings)?

What were those flashes coming out of the two planes just before they hit the Twin Towers (see for this video footage).

Where is the Boeing wreckage from the Pentagon crash? Did the plane magically "melt" into an 18-foot hole, with the wings (don't laugh, now...) folding up and disappearing inside? Skeptics of the skeptics claim that's why there was no wing damage to the building's facade. Yeah, that happens all the time. Plane wings, they just fold up like that.

And what about all the eyewitness reports (plenty of video, audio and transcripts of these reports) about bombs going off in the towers?

The truth is out there....