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Monday, September 06, 2010

So They Call You a Conspiracy Theorist? It Could Be Worse

I am making posts this week on 9/11.

I feel ashamed.

I feel ashamed that it has taken me nine years to write this post. It wasn't long after the events of September 11th, 2001 that I knew something was wrong with the story we were being led to believe.

Over the years I have embraced "The Coincidence Theory" as Michael Ruppert calls it. That is the theory that our leaders didn't have anything to do with 9/11 but they used it as a reason for Afghanistan, Iraq, the Patriot Act, etc. It was an amazing coincidence. Just when the neocons needed it, it fell into their laps.

Zbigniew Brzezinski (more on him to come) wrote in 1997 (four years before 9/11/2001) in his infamous book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives:

"Moreover, as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat."(p. 211)

What a coincidence that an external threat attacked the U.S. on September 11th, 2001.

I didn't really believe "The Coincidence Theory" put forth by the Coincidence Theorists but I was supposed to believe it. It is what a good leftist would believe. Because if you actually say what you really think, you won't be credible when you talk about important things like "Peak Oil" (which is hard enough to communicate anyway).

If you get tagged as a "conspiracy theorist truther" no one will believe you when you speak against the wars, advocate for gay rights, challenge theological beliefs, suggest a tasty entree at your favorite restaurant, or anything else for that matter.

So we who have known that something has been screwed up for some time speak in whispers to one another, waiting for someone big and important to tell the truth. But it never happens. The media doesn't care. Politicians? Ha!

And religious people? It is actually the clergy who are supposed to tell the truth. That is what we are about, at least as I understand my ordination vows. I never took a vow to a creed. I took it and still take it to the truth.

Big talk from me. I broke my vow. I didn't speak truth when I should have--a long time ago.

But now, nine years after the fact, yes, I am a truther.

I am ashamed that it has taken this long.

I am not the only one who bought "The Coincidence Theory". You probably did too. I think it is important for us to know the truth even though there will likely never be any further official investigation.

We should seek truth for truth's sake. We should also seek it for our future's sake. The reason for 9/11 still exists. Peak Oil is here. The grand chessplayers will do whatever they have to do when they need to do so. Maybe, just maybe, if enough people are willing to tell and hear the truth about our global situation, we can at least behave more decently than our leaders.

A few weeks ago I wrote a couple of posts about the rising islamophobia in our country, Is It Fair to Deny Baptists a Place to Worship Freely? and Crazy Hysterical Christians. As the ninth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the hysteria increases against Americans who also happen to be Muslim. It isn't right. It isn't fair. Muslims had nothing to do with it.

We have reached Peak Oil. Our leaders know this. They have known it has been imminent for some time. Our current president knows it. His predecessor knew it, and the one before him.

We have reached the limits of our consumption. In order for the wheels to keep turning, we cannot be told that. We have to buy stuff. It is not in the media's interest (because it is the corporate media) to tell us the truth. The media serves growth.

You can't grow unless you have energy.

We need 20 million barrels of oil a day. Every day. We produce six. We need 20. Our leaders (and the CIA) will do what it takes to get it. "The American way of life is non-negotiable." Wars, crashing other country's economies, military bases all over the planet, whatever it takes. Inconceivable evil will be and has been done.

Of course, our leaders can't just do that in the open. We would object. It isn't right to go and murder and steal. So our leaders make a deal with us. They will give us a bad guy so we won't have to look at ourselves. We won't ask any questions.

60% of the world's oil reserves are in the Middle East. The "bad guy" is the angry, evil Muslim who sits on those reserves. Look what he did on September 11th, 2001! We are outraged. We must protect ourselves. Patriot Act. War with Iraq. War in Afghanistan. Torture. Whatever. We give our leaders whatever they need to "protect" us. But they are really securing the remaining reserves under the guise of protecting us.

So we make a deal with our leaders that is mostly unconscious. We say:

"Keep the gas coming and we will believe your story about the evil Muslims and the orange terror alerts. We will believe the fairy tale that we are good and moral and our military bases around the world are for the world's good. And all the people all over the planet that we have pissed off hate us because of our freedoms not because we are greedy. We won't believe or at least we won't say and we will ridicule those who do say -- that it is about oil. We promise. We will of course believe your story about 911."
It has taken me nine years to finally be able to say publicly what I believe to be true.

911 was a false flag.

Yes, there was a hijacking. There were many attempts that were easily stopped long before 9/11 and after. On that day our leaders decided to stop the rest but let one plan succeed. Not only that, they helped it along.

For those who care to really look, you can go here and the best book on the topic is here.

We are actually good people and we cannot imagine that such evil would be committed. We cannot go there emotionally, psychologically, or spiritually. So even when confronted with truth, we immediately deny.

Those who are more conscious rationalize. Why look too deeply? Why open this can of worms? Does it matter? Is it worth it to talk about it? Should I jeopardize my own career, be called a "conspiracy theorist", and lose credibility on other issues?

These false flags have happened before throughout history. They are great tricks to keep the populace compliant.

All that said, more and more people are waking up. That would be bad for our oil habit.

So in response to the reality that more and more are waking up to Peak Oil and the geopolitics of it (including 9/11) the media maelstrom regarding the mosque at ground zero continues to reinforce the fable of 9/11.

It is a morality play. Like a religious drama that is repeated every year we need to continue to be indoctrinated that the evil Muslims are a threat. That justifies handing authority without question (or with token questions) to military escapades to secure oil reserves under the guise of protecting us from terrorists.

Here are some important books about 9/11 (that I have read):
Here are some good films about 9/11 (that I have seen):
You can view Zwicker's film on Google Video: