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Why I Don’t Speak of 9/11 Anymore

by Edward Curtin

Tuesday, September 11, 2001, was a non-teaching day for me. I was home when the phone rang at 9 A.M. It was my daughter, who was on a week’s vacation with her future husband. “Turn on the TV,” she said. “Why?” I asked. “Haven’t you heard? A plane hit the World Trade Tower.”

I turned the TV on and watched a plane crash into the Tower. I said, “They just showed a replay.” She quickly corrected me, “No, that’s another plane.” And we talked as we watched in horror, learning that it was the South Tower this time. Sitting next to my daughter was my future son-in-law; he had not had a day off from work in a year. He had finally taken a week’s vacation so they could go to Cape Cod. He worked on the 100th floor of the South Tower. By chance, he had escaped the death that claimed 176 of his co-workers.

That was my introduction to the attacks. Sixteen years have disappeared behind us, yet it seems like yesterday. And yet again, it seems like long, long ago.

Over the next few days, as the government and the media accused Osama bin Laden and 19 Arabs of being responsible for the attacks, I told a friend that what I was hearing wasn’t believable; the official story was full of holes. It was a reaction that I couldn’t fully explain, but it set me on a search for the truth. I proceeded in fits and starts, but by the fall of 2004, with the help of the extraordinary work of David Ray Griffin (see How Bush And Cheney Ruined America And The World) and other early skeptics, I could articulate the reasons for my initial intuition. I set about creating a college course on what had come to be called 9/11.

But I no longer refer to the events of that day by those numbers. Let me explain why.

By 2004 I was convinced that the U.S. government’s claims (and The 9/11 Commission Report) were fictitious. They seemed so blatantly false that I concluded the attacks were a deep-state intelligence operation whose purpose was to initiate a national state of emergency to justify wars of aggression, known euphemistically as “the war on terror.” The sophistication of the attacks, and the lack of any proffered evidence for the government’s claims, suggested that a great deal of planning had been involved.

Yet I was chagrined and amazed by so many people’s insouciant lack of interest in researching arguably the most important world event since the assassination of President Kennedy. I understood the various psychological dimensions of this denial, the fear, cognitive dissonance, etc., but I sensed something else as well. For so many people their minds seemed to have been “made up” from the start. I found that many young people were the exceptions, while most of their elders dared not question the official narrative. This included many prominent leftist critics of American foreign policy. Now that sixteen years have elapsed, this seems truer than ever.

So with the promptings of people like Graeme MacQueen, Lance deHaven-Smith, T.H. Meyer, et al., I have concluded that a process of linguistic mind-control was in place before, during, and after the attacks. As with all good propaganda, the language had to be insinuated over time and introduced through intermediaries. It had to seem “natural” and to flow out of events, not to precede them. And it had to be repeated over and over again.

In summary form, I will list the language I believe “made up the minds” of those who have refused to examine the government’s claims about the September 11 attacks and the subsequent anthrax attacks.

Pearl Harbor. As pointed out by David Ray Griffin and others, this term was used in September 2000 in The Project for the New American Century’s report, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” (p.51). Its neo-con authors argued that the U.S. wouldn’t be able to attack Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. “absent some catastrophic event – like a new Pearl Harbor.” Coincidentally or not, the film Pearl Harbor, made with Pentagon assistance and a massive budget, was released on May 25, 2001 and was a box office hit. It was in the theatres throughout the summer. The thought of the attack on Pearl Harbor (not a surprise to the U.S. government, but presented as such) was in the air despite the fact that the 60th anniversary of that attack was not until December 7, 2001, a more likely release date. Once the September 11 attacks occurred, the Pearl Harbor comparison was “plucked out” of the social atmosphere and used innumerable times, beginning immediately. Even George W. Bush was widely reported to have had the time that night to allegedly use it in his diary. The examples of this comparison are manifold, but I am summarizing, so I will skip giving them. Any casual researcher can confirm this.
Homeland. This strange un-American term, another WW II word associated with another enemy – Nazi Germany – was also used many times by the neo-con authors of “Rebuilding America’s Defenses.” I doubt any average American referred to this country by that term before. Of course it became the moniker for The Department of Homeland Security, marrying home with security to form a comforting name that simultaneously and unconsciously suggests a defense against Hitler-like evil coming from the outside. Not coincidentally, Hitler introduced it into the Nazi propaganda vernacular at the 1934 Nuremberg rally. Both usages conjured up images of a home besieged by alien forces intent on its destruction; thus preemptive action was in order.
Ground Zero. This is a third WWII (“the good war”) term first used at 11:55 A.M. on September 11 by Mark Walsh (aka “the Harley Guy” because he was wearing a Harley-Davidson tee shirt) in an interview on the street by a Fox News reporter, Rick Leventhal. Identified as a Fox free-lancer, Walsh also explained the Twin Towers collapse in a precise, well-rehearsed manner that would be the same illogical and anti-scientific explanation later given by the government: “mostly due to structural failure because the fire was too intense.” Ground zero – a nuclear bomb term first used by U.S. scientists to refer to the spot where they exploded the first nuclear bomb in New Mexico in 1945 – became another meme adopted by the media that suggested a nuclear attack had occurred or might in the future if the U.S. didn’t act. The nuclear scare was raised again and again by George W. Bush and U.S. officials in the days and months following the attacks, although nuclear weapons were beside the point. But the conjoining of “nuclear” with “ground zero” served to raise the fear factor dramatically. Ironically, the project to develop the nuclear bomb was called the Manhattan Project and was headquartered at 270 Broadway, NYC, a few short blocks north of the World Trade Center.
The Unthinkable. This is another nuclear term whose usage as linguistic mind control and propaganda is analyzed by Graeme MacQueen in the penultimate chapter of the very important The 2001 Anthrax Deception. He notes the patterned use of this term before and after September 11, while saying “the pattern may not signify a grand plan …. It deserves investigation and contemplation.” He then presents a convincing case that the use of this term couldn’t be accidental. He notes how George W. Bush, in a major foreign policy speech on May 1, 2001, “gave informal public notice that the United States intended to withdraw unilaterally from the ABM Treaty”; Bush said the U.S. must be willing to “rethink the unthinkable.” This was necessary because of terrorism and rogue states with “weapons of mass destruction.” PNAC also argued that the U.S. should withdraw from the treaty. A signatory to the treaty could only withdraw after giving six months notice and because of “extraordinary events” that “jeopardized its supreme interests.” Once the September 11 attacks occurred, Bush rethought the unthinkable and officially gave formal notice on December 13 to withdraw the U.S. from the ABM Treaty. MacQueen specifies the many times different media used the term “unthinkable” in October 2001 in reference to the anthrax attacks. He explicates its usage in one of the anthrax letters – “The Unthinkabel” [sic]. He explains how the media that used the term so often were at the time unaware of its usage in the anthrax letter since that letter’s content had not yet been revealed, and how the letter writer had mailed the letter before the media started using the word. He makes a rock solid case showing the U.S. government’s complicity in the anthrax attacks and therefore in the Sept 11 attacks. While calling the use of the term “unthinkable” in all its iterations “problematic,” he writes, “The truth is that the employment of ‘the unthinkable’ in this letter, when weight is given both to the meaning of this term in U.S. strategic circles and to the other relevant uses of the term in 2001, points us in the direction of the U.S. military and intelligence communities.” I am reminded of Orwell’s point in 1984: “a heretical thought – that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc – should be literally unthinkable, at least as far as thought is dependent on words.” Thus the government and media’s use of “unthinkable” becomes a classic case of “doublethink.” The unthinkable is unthinkable.

9/11. This is the key usage that has reverberated down the years around which the others revolve. It is an anomalous numerical designation applied to an historical event, and obviously also the emergency telephone number. Try to think of another numerical appellation for an important event in American history. The future editor of The New York Times and Iraq war promoter, Bill Keller, introduced this connection the following morning in a NY Times op-ed piece, “America’s Emergency Line: 911.” The linkage of the attacks to a permanent national emergency was thus subliminally introduced, as Keller mentioned Israel nine times and seven times compared the U.S. situation to that of Israel as a target for terrorists. His first sentence reads: “An Israeli response to America’s aptly dated wake-up call might well be, ‘Now you know.’” By referring to September 11 as 9/11, an endless national emergency became wedded to an endless war on terror aimed at preventing Hitler-like terrorists from obliterating us with nuclear weapons that could create another ground zero or holocaust. It is a term that pushes all the right buttons evoking unending social fear and anxiety. It is language as sorcery; it is propaganda at its best. Even well-respected critics of the U.S. government’s explanation use the term that has become a fixture of public consciousness through endless repetition. As George W. Bush would later put it as he connected Saddam Hussein to “9/11” and pushed for the Iraq war, “We don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.” All the ingredients for a linguistic mind-control smoothie had been blended.

I have concluded – and this is impossible to prove definitively at this time because of the nature of such propagandistic techniques – that the use of all these words/numbers is part of a highly sophisticated linguistic mind-control campaign waged to create a narrative that has lodged in the minds of hundreds of millions of people and is very hard to dislodge. It is why I don’t speak of “9/11” any more. I refer to those events as the attacks of September 11, 2001, which is a mouth-full and not easily digested in the age of Twitter and texting. But I am not sure how to be more succinct or how to undo the damage.

Lance deHaven-Smith puts it well in Conspiracy Theory in America.

The rapidity with which the new language of the war on terror appeared and took hold; the synergy between terms and their mutual connections to WW II nomenclatures; and above all the connections between many terms and the emergency motif of “9/11” and “9-1-1” – any one of these factors alone, but certainly all of them together – raise the possibility that work on this linguistic construct began long before 9/11….It turns out that elite political crime, even treason, may actually be official policy.

Needless to say, his use of the words “possibility” and “may” are in order when one sticks to strict empiricism. However, when one reads his full text, it is apparent to me that he considers these “coincidences” part of a conspiracy. I have also reached that conclusion. As Thoreau put in his underappreciated humorous way, “Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.”

The evidence for linguistic mind control, while the subject of this essay, does not stand alone, of course. It underpins the actual attacks of September 11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks that are linked. The official explanations for these events by themselves do not stand up to elementary logic and are patently false, as proven by thousands of well-respected professional researchers from all walks of life – i.e. engineers, pilots, architects, and scholars from many disciplines. To paraphrase the prescient Vince Salandria, who said it long ago concerning the assassination of President Kennedy, the attacks of 2001 are “a false mystery concealing state crimes.” If one objectively studies the 2001 attacks together with the language adopted to explain and preserve them in social memory, the “mystery” emerges from the realm of the unthinkable and becomes utterable. “There is no mystery.” How to communicate this when the corporate mainstream media serve the function of the government’s mockingbird (as in Operation Mockingbird), repeating and repeating and repeating the same narrative in the same language; that is the difficult task we are faced with, but there are signs today that breakthroughs are occurring.

Words have a power to enchant and mesmerize. Linguistic mind-control, especially when linked to traumatic events such as the September 11 and anthrax attacks, can strike people dumb and blind. It often makes some subjects “unthinkable” and “unspeakable” (to quote Jim Douglass quoting Thomas Merton in JFK and the Unspeakable: the unspeakable “is the void that contradicts everything that is spoken even before the words are said.”).

We need a new vocabulary to speak of these terrible things.

Edward Curtin is a writer whose work has appeared widely. He teaches sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. His website is http://edwardcurtin.com/

51 Comments

  1. Michael McNulty says

    The neo-cons must think America and the world is full of idiots. If the towers didn’t fall according to the laws of physics then they fell either by explosives or magic….and they’re the ones saying it wasn’t explosives.

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    • Yes – they are certain of it and the inability of the idiots to effect any change is the lack of power to more than commentate some footnotes to their capture of our minds – such as we have left…
      For it isn’t what is supposed to have happened so much as who asserts that it did – even though we know it couldn’t have. That knowing is suppressed from full expression by the broad spectrum dominance operating through the event and since.

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  2. jaques says

    I believe this is an interesting angel to look at ‘the attacks of September 11’.

    Once you accept that the entire event was a constructed state manufactured act of terror- a false flag attack- you must also accept that the planning for it began well before the day. But how long before?

    There is a side stream of 9/11 truth that examines 9/11 in popular culture- before the vent- and this is sometimes referred to as ‘predictive programming’. According to this theory the public was conditioned to accept 9/11 through hidden messages implanted into popular culture over many years prior to 9/11. The theory says that this process ‘readies’ the mind to accept the event when it occurs- as inevitable- and not something entirely out of the realms of possibility. I have never know what to make of the theory- but I must say I find the many references to 9/11 in cartoons, movies, advertising, etc prior to 9/11 deeply strange…

    In general I avoid talking about the symbolism of 9/11, the numerology, the references to the event in popular culture and other like fields- instead focusing on the physics, the architecture, the engineering, the politics and the vested interests. This is because if you talk about the occult aspects on 9/11 you risk alienating people and and distracting them from the more concrete evidence. However I do believe there is far more to the story of 9/11 than what we get from groups like AE9/11 (great as they are).

    What are we to make of remarkable things like this:

    The ‘Mega Powers’ will ‘demolish’ the ‘Twin Towers’ and bring them crumbling down…

    how about these cartoon references- if you really were preparing the populace for such an event- it makes sense that you would use cartoons- and controlling the minds of the most impressionable:

    there is a great deal more to this side of 9/11 truth – can it all be explained away as mere coincidence?

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    • During WW2 a mainstream paper crossword contained answer to clues that ‘revealed’ the codewords for then current secret operations. The crossword setter was taken into custody and eventually released.
      A remote viewer said that for him – things being kept secret shouted out more to be seen.
      All so called creative imagination receives information from a ‘higher’ mind but often this it is its own invention, discovery or patent.
      So while it is possible to assign such power to conspirators – and while they may be very grateful for your gift – if they had any awareness of gift beyond the belief they are in fact powerful – it is also possible to open a channel with ‘higher mind’ from a desire to align in true power instead of investing it in a negative worship.

      That ‘reality’ is not at all what it seems is not necessarily because OTHERS deceive you – if they do so FOR you or by your willing consent at a level you choose to overlook or remain unconscious of.
      Dubya fooled ya over and over and yet threw you a clue by inverting the truth as the ‘court clown’.

      Being fooled is an educative opportunity or would be if waking within to the nature of one’s own complicity or mind-set-up by which the ruse operated. Few care to uncover their own part amidst the targeted powerlessness and rage of the attack trigger – which is within you.

      IF you have a choice, and use it to play out as ‘real’ that you are deprived and denied choice – then true and free willing is lost to you while ‘playing away’. Isn’t that the theme of the ‘rejection from Paradise’? The insinuated thought that you were deprived and denied becoming MORE? and yet acting from that thought opened an abundance of LACK – and every kind of fig-leaf deceit to cover over, deny and escape… in fear of true being. Unforgiveness operates deceit by nature. It is the felt need to cut off and deny.

      One last point – 911 (US) is also the call for HELP.
      Is it possible that beneath ALL deceits born of fear and hate that a call for help cannot find voice or answer – because it seeks answer within the terms set by fear and hate of a deep and terrifying sense of lack.

      None of what I write is intended to justify or condone criminal acts – or to confuse the already confused in yet more mind-games. But the 911 event has operated a shift not only as a demonstration and declaration of broad spectrum dominance – but of the nature of the mind that generates ‘reality-distortion’ – rather than serving the recognition of reality.

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      • How funny is this – on coming back here – I caught the tail end phrase and responded to it as if to another…

        I notice this phrase:
        “of the nature of the mind that generates ‘reality-distortion’ – rather than serving the recognition of reality.”
        Here have you not the key to Everything?
        Regardless what your brother currently chooses – the mind or rather the minding (verb) that you choose to align with and embody – or manifest as your own reality-experience – transparent to being of distortions over being – is YOUR current acceptance of ‘self in relation to whatever you are the awareness of.

        The Choice is a choiceless choice – WHEN – the true nature of the choice is clear – but may not even be apparent as a choice within false framing of fear, guilt and projected denial.

        No one can coerce a choice – and yet that is exactly the nature of the ‘reality distortion’, but recognition and indeed love of freedom in being becomes the foundation of an active willingness to which fear, guilt and reaction are brought into question, enquiry or simple curiosity. This is not an intellectual construct – but a releasing or disinvesting of such constructs as they are recognized in our daily living, to embody the very nature of what we awaken to realize we do not want and do not freely or willingly accept – in the light of a clearer awareness.

        An intellectual understanding ABOUT this can become another way of not actually accepting the Choice – because it provides a role and an identity reinforcement for persisting in the delay and evasion of true acceptance – which can only be the generation of conflicts seemingly solvable or calling for resolution OUTSIDE your own true will – and therefore give willingness to trying to change the symptoms without healing the Cause.

        So the breakdown of the world-mind – of the capacity to operate private agenda, maintain the illusion of control, or indeed ‘manage’ reality in the manner that was generally accepted as ‘sanity’ which opens us to the (fear of) insanity – which beneath the masking presentation, was always the case. (When enough people get stuck in the same place, they defend it as reality). However, the question now is Is God Insane – or if you prefer – is the innate nature or Existence insane (meaningless, conflicted horror of an endless or inescapable torment that the mind can only recoil and invert to dissociate or escape in ‘death’? or is the insanity in my minding or thinking? In the temporary acceptance that the latter may be true, a shift occurs in which to become aware of thinking rather than identifying within its ongoing narrative. The shift is to a level of consciousness that the engagement in conflict had suppressed or ignored in its emergence-y that never really resolved or settled – because the lie or better the self-illusion has no peace in it.

        So I invite the consideration that the Awakening and reintegrating Movement of being aligns ALL things – regardless who thinks to ‘controlling’ or subjected – to serve the desire or willingness of awakening – which is not framed in plans of a personality goal or attainment or discovery – but a restored appreciation – and conscious function – as Wholeness of being instead of the reactive conditioned projection (and attack) of what we DON’T want – onto our brother and world – as if that is the way to get rid of it. It is the way to keep it – while temporarily ‘escaping’ (deferring or piling up) the guilt in personal terms.

        Likewise projecting what we believe we personally lack onto others and world and seeking to get or regain power, love or happiness in externalised forms of fake meaning – because love is recognition and acceptance – not possession. And so the value we seek to get, or seduce, or persuade, or simply rape the world for – evaporates to toxic debt -on any level of our psycho-emotional-physical interactions.

        In confusion we gave power to the idea of death as the limiting of Life experienced as overwhelm. It originated in the identification or love of self-image taken in place of the Living love of self-extending creation. Self image is a false or limited and limiting basis from which to extend definition as the recognition of true reflection – and conflicts with and is dissonance relative to the wholeness of the true movement of being. And so ‘choice’ was generated as a basis for ‘creating’ differently in what seemed an opportunity to ‘play’ in experience of limitation, competition, transformations of form shifting and taking on aspects of others and rejecting aspects of our self until – to condense aeons to a phrase – we ‘live’ as those who know not what they do – nor can know themselves truly until they release the guilted hate they hold against their brother/sister, their world, their Life, their Self.

        One may lead a horse to water, but cannot make them drink. Thirst for truth rises as the true need amidst the ‘breakdown’ of the false. It may seem that hate breaks in, and the intensity of the experience is a revisiting of the ‘overwhelm’ that triggers denial personality fragments to override – and so consciousness is ‘taken over’ by blind asserted re-enactments of past trauma.

        Here is where we need willingness for true – in all the way our lives have grown it. And here is where the value of a true kindness received – from any time or any where in our life, can bring light that unlocks or unblocks and heals – releases the old pattern and restores to a presence of appreciation. Living from this – is a different witness in the world – whatever we are moved to be and do. Each of us ‘teaches’ where we are ‘coming from’, all the time in all we do, and the primary learner is ourself – for others do not have to align in choices they do not recognize themselves in – unless they are already sharing the same ‘mind’ of definition.

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        • Inretrospect says

          Perception: Even though the deeds of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are opposites, reality and circumstance are the factors that will define what is right and wrong in the eyes of the beholder.

          Logical observation: The fragile aluminum alloy wings of a Boeing passenger jet cannot cut through steel-reinforced concrete walls (E.g. aluminum scissors won’t cut rock; a hollow-point bullet will not penetrate rock).

          Evidence: “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

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  3. Zabastovshchitsa says

    The terrifying, conscienceless destruction of the 3 WTC buildings were the US regime’s version of the Reichstag Fire: the manufactured excuse for all the crimes the psychopaths in power have committed since. It was a gift to themselves that just keeps on giving and will do so until we band together to put a stop to it and them.

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    • sabelmouse says

      though they do supplement a little with small staged ”terrorist” even’t. vans instead of planes, that sort of thing.

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  4. It is so obvious that even my neighbours cat knows it was a staged event As I get older I note that western way of thinking is easily manipulated it is scary. Lets look at all the historical events /false flags that have happened in the last 175 yesrs. Lincoln Assisination. Booth Known Rothschild agent. Mickinley Became the head of the Dems Ticket with the Proviso Teddy be his running mate. Teddy was a Rockfellear and Rothchild stooge. Mckinley assisinated by another cbalist agent and viola our man gets in Teddy who then plays his next card trick by busting the mono0plies so they let us believe . Meanwhile knowing full well that they would all turn up as shelf companies. Then viola Wilson Jekyl Island and the most dastardly act of the modern era The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 ghuaranteed that central banks would be run by a mafia like organisation and as a racket. Let us move on The Lousitania knowing full well and the Germans had been warning the USand Europe that if any ships suspected of aiding and abeting the war effort agaisnt us would be fair game and viola what better excuse to send our soldiers over to gauruntee the survival of anglo-zionismn Sykes-Picot/Balfour .War had not finished yet and these guys r dividing the spoils. Korean war knowing full well that the Korean Communist had won a popular mandate hence provoked them to initiate and fabricated that they were the agressors 5 million slaughtered. . Who funded Hitler and provoked him . POst Poish invasio0n Hitler wanted to cease any military agression he got his northern sea access and was content Churchill along with anglo-zionist masters said niet cause he will be usefull idiot to provoke the Soviets. Gulf of Tonkin and Nixon and Gold standard and the manufactured petro crisis /Kissinger known anglo-zionist created the petro dollar their new ponzi. So these masters of the universe have form and their rap sheet is 2 centiries long. In thelegal profession the term is CUI BONO. That will give you ur answer.
    Western cicvilisation has become bread and circusis. Sign of a dying empire

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    • Qui bono? – who benefits? Can this opens a way in to seeing differently than separate agents working private agendas from a perspective of private moral judgement or indeed competition.
      What ‘ideas’ are propagating and strengthening in the mind of energy and attention as a result of the way we see and interpret events?

      The idea ‘who’ is determined by accepted self-definition. The belief, motivation and appreciation of ‘benefit’ then follows on from what is accepted. Watching the mind is not ‘running within the thinking of the mind’.

      Because most everyone operates from a sense of who they accept themselves to be – without checking that in fact it is true – most everyone is phished by an identity theft as normal – as society – as the human condition – that is presumed and believed fixed and continuous as a result of persistent loops of conditioned thinking.

      Indeed without acquiring and learning the mask or persona of the personality construct, which is an internal model of an embodying and externalising sense of reality, we cannot participate within the human experience. But you are not the masks you made

      The private or segregative sense of self – set against the whole and against its ‘other’ is the identity given – and taken up – by an investment in self-image – that then seeks power and protection to ‘survive’ or persist as your invested self. Losing face can be a social embarrasment – but can also trigger murder – and often has.

      The weaponisation and marketisation of ‘reality’ is the development of a fearful self-possession upon the movement of our being – which operates as the recognition of worth extended for we ‘give’ reality to each other and to our world in the measure we receive or accept it – and without fear and division, a kindness operates unselfconsciously and as the natural communication among like kind.

      The development of a negative ‘Economy’, is a society, where everything is backwards – excepting from within the bubble of a reversal in consciousness – a bubble where effects are assigned cause and true cause is blanked, denied, mapped out, hidden – and feared.

      So I also see the historical pattern of events where it unfolded a negative agenda instead of a reintegrative appreciation or good, and see the reactions of heartbreak, hurt, disappointment, loss, anger, blame and hate, powerlessness and depression or numbness under the ‘human condition’ – but that the personification of my perception is my own – cast out – as it were – from or within my own mind. I can only interpret and ‘understand’ events through my self and life as I have opened to awareness of.

      The ideas that we accept and use as currency of reality for self and world are no less false currency than the system we call the Economy. Usurpation is the nature of a stolen or trojan identity whose name and nature are legion. The monopoly or ‘unipolar idea of power’ would be a state of conflicted paralysis should it realize its goal. Fantasies have to run upon something true to seem real and the fantasy of power as a private reality or personal possession is its own carrot and stick. The lure of a self-inflation and self-specialness and the pain and fear of loss of ‘self’ power and possession.

      While I attempted to – (or identified in the wish to) – change the world or the choices of others, I was successfully diverted from exposure and recognition of the nature of my own choices – running automatically from a sense of knowing who I am and what the world is, within the currency of mutual or social definition and agreements – often beneath the waking mind and yet operating as ‘narrative control’ of asserted and conflicted identity seeking unity or eradication of conflict by dominion – of a full spectrum dominance. But there is no spectrum of consciousness in subordinating all things to money or power.

      All the choices a fearfully and falsely driven humanity did NOT take remain open to the willingness to revisit and align in the true. It is believed that everyone else must align before this can occur. But that is because if an individual steps forth different from the official narrative – they will be vilified, penalized, outcast, persecuted and denied or even killed. When will it be safe to ‘come out’? Not when the lure of a self-specialness phishes premature action, but in an intimate recognition of the movement of being in which a wholeness of being extends naturally as action – or indeed as the desisting of re-action to being baited by false or divisive thinking.

      Reversing the reversal is through willingness – not coercion of wishful thinking. Recognizing the way the human world and mind have been trained to operate is different from running within the definitions, beliefs, perceptions and reactions of personal entanglement. No one can release what they yet refuse to own – but mistakes are part of learning – and not the offending of a ‘god’ of fantasy perfection in image and form.

      Aligning under ‘god’ of terror is a power symbol of our own making – but no less powerful that the power we give it by aligning in its dictate. Insofar as I notice the loss of a true consciousness for habit-reactions that are not aligned in joy and honesty in being – I have choice. Because I find joy and freedom in honesty of being, I naturally grow the desire to notice – despite the mind being predicated to defend against noticing – as alignment within power and protection as WAS found necessary in our past development.

      I offer this as acceptance of the ‘corruption of power in our world’ as a first step and not a conclusion in blame and hate that recycles mindlessly as a phished ‘mind’. If power corrupts – is that because it is NOT power but a tempt within fantasy to GET it and in that act – define oneself lacking and in need of the very same ‘hit’ to maintain and persist the identity of assertion – at expense of true reception?

      I watched Mercola’s recent interviewing of Robert Lustig on the ‘hacking of the American mind’ – and it offers a
      pathway of recognition for the conflation of pleasure and happiness (stimulus and relational presence) in biochemical and therefore psychological terms. I mention it here because the recognition of the nature of the error (corruption) has transfer value – or to put it another way – it is not in a compartment called politics – but pervasive and systemic – with it root in our individual response – ability to recognize the problem as it is – and not as its definitions displace it to seem – for all sorts of private and personal agenda.

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  5. Lupulco says

    A good article on 9/11 One of many on the subject.

    But the main outcome is TRPTB after getting the mass of the people to first accept this bullshit have now gone on to bigger a better bullshit. Knowing full well that unless one is directly affected nobody is really concerned.

    The mayhem in the Middle East who really benefits?
    Countries that had a reasonable living conditions and little or no debt raped?
    The rise of the migration of 100,000’s of able bodied men [migrants?] to Europe. For what purpose? To destabilise and create chaos?
    Again who will be the main beneficiaries ?
    I could rant on, lots of articles stating why’s and wherefores. But very little in the MSM.
    Again until the shit hits the fan, nobody cares.

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  6. I see the key issue to this article is the use of imaged symbol and language to ‘spell-bind’ a shocked or unsettled ‘mind’. A ‘shaped charge’ to serve a specified multiple outcome – yet like a booby trapped device – full of deceits and diversions to those seeking to ‘defuse it’.

    I’m not writing here on the twin towers – but on image, mind, division and conflict.

    The spell-bound or captured mind has to find willingness to work against its own (false) predicates of power and protection to ‘wake up’ to a true appreciation and discernment of from which true witness and true relation arise naturally.

    The use of manipulative deceit operates as self-illusion – that seeks agreement in collective illusion of mutual reinforcement – for otherwise it cannot (seem to) stand. The ‘war’ in consciousness is both (within) our supposed – but actually fragmented and dissociated individuality – and reflected interpretively and reactively as our personal and cultural experience of life in the world.

    The spellbound-mind arose from the first false-flag – a loss-cum-attack upon self that was assigned to an ‘other’ or outside agency, as a way of concealing awareness of Feared ‘truth’ – to the displacement defence against the demonized and hated ‘other’ as the way to evade revisiting the underlying trauma. It is the ‘lie and the father of the lie’ because nothing true can come of a foundation made in defence against Feared ‘truth’. Where Fear is in effect worshipped (given worth as power) and truth subordinated or sacrificed to such power of persisting in the original framing of the Self-attack. ‘Victimhood’ as basis for ‘righteous’ attack or hate ‘justified’ and accepted true.
    As they say in the movies when seeking to hack into a system – “you’re in!” – but like a full spectrum virtual reality experience – you forget that you are – for what your environment and relations reflects and conditions and defines you as.

    The nature of the sense of dissonance and disconnection arising from attack and pain of loss operates the patterns of self-defence that pervade the physical world as we currently see it – because we see with it and through it -as our reality and our self – and no other interpretation seems possible or perhaps imaginable. Everything else may be argued or fought over but this ‘foundation’ rules by terror pervasive yet generally masked or coded in various attempts to dissociate or escape. The war or struggle to keep a mind from terror is a running away from both the feared AND the true the feared seemed or seems to kill, interject or usurp.
    But the Truth remains true – and not as fear frames the mind in division that rules out true witness for an assertion of compulsive reaction.

    The internet has opened a greater realisation of being deceived – but such realisation isn’t complete until we recognize how we deceive ourselves or allow ourselves to be phished or hacked. ‘Fool me twice – shame on me’ – is a recognition of self-responsibility for learning from experience – not that I feel shame is the framework for learning anything excepting to drop it in exchange for awakened self-responsibility!

    So what is the self or Self-attack? Is it not inflation in self-image. The pride of false possession? The ‘attack’ doesn’t seem to come until the bubble bursts – along with its psychic emotional investment – but Reality cannot and does not attack illusions any more than a lie attacks the truth it passes off as in the mind that want it to be true.

    A lie does attack and undermine the capacity to recognize truth in those who share it – and a world of lies attacks and undermines the awareness of truth such as to believe there is no truth but attack and lies – or power and deceit. And so to that belief it is not lying but honesty, to seek power to be the predator rather than the meat – – and all the moral baggage is the lies people need to use to hide from stark truth of death and power – so why not give them lies that also make a way to use them to serve your outcome while they think they are making choices.

    The attempt to manipulate reality is an image-ic passing off as true – and the manipulator is possessed by the very act of seeking to possess. If you use others – you will live as if everyone is seeking to use you. You made it by wanting it true and believing it by defending against it. What goes around comes around,
    The call to war is the call to wake – seen from a different perspective. A world of lies is the recognition of need for true foundation. To live from – not ‘towards’.

    In UK we have 999 – so the 911 doesn’t carry any emergency association. Ground zero can also mean it did use a form of nuclear weaponry – but I also feel for the zero point from which a shift of perspective occurs. The call to war calls its own – as does the call to wake. I sense we are amidst The Choice as to who we accept ourselves to be – and that this determines the outcome we experience as our world. It is generally held that there is ‘one physical world’ that we all live IN just as narrative control presents a relative unity and continuity of ‘self’ over what is actually a multilevelled complexity that operates within and yet covering over awareness of being, or presence.

    Terrorism of the mind breaks the reality of the world as was be-lived – to unseat, fragment and capture its thinking. It’s an open secret that the official account is false and that what can be determined reveals a power structure of systemic corruption and deceit in place of what had seemed ‘real’. Appearances can be deceptive or indeed ‘buyer beware’

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  7. Just as over JFK where again strangely,or is it, Chomsky serves as an arguably deliberate diversion it would be highly unwise not to recognise that those forces behind this complex plot are not ready to shift the blame elsewhere altogether especially,towards another resources-rich country whilst admitting in consolation of public outcry in an apparent outbreak of honesty they took down T7 for safetys sake …..much was learnt from the Warren Commission Report and sewn into the 9/11 Commission Report…… much of the opposition is itself controlled

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    • Edwige says

      On the subject of the connections between JFK and the attack on the WTC, I’d point out the strange similarity between the layout of Dealey Plaza and the design on the outer steelwork of the twin towers. Both have a very distinct trident shape that’s difficult to see as being coincidental.

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  8. A couple of big questions I had at the time were the strange coincidences that occurred. One being the Secretary of Defense’s press conference the night before 9/11 where he discusses the $2.1 trillion missing within the Pentagon accounts. Secondly the destruction of a portion of the Pentagon that encompassed the accounting department and the records and accountants who were looking for the missing funds. Thirdly the destruction of WTC 7 which held the offices of government accounting and other agencies that were involved in various investigations which may have strayed where their political masters didn’t want them to go.

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    • rtj1211 says

      They are not coincidences, they are the two key strands of evidence which demonstrate the official line was lying propaganda.

      No plane hit WTC7, so it had to have been controlled demolition.
      Experts have shown it to be impossible for a jet airliner to have caused the damage to thevPentagon, much less an inexperienced Arab capable of flying such a precise line to even hit the target.

      The message is simple: we stole $2.1trn from you, the American taxpayer. We used it in part to plan, finance and execute the events of September 11th 2001. Oh, and by the by, we destroyed all sets of audited records so the truth will never be known.

      That takes supreme arrogance, contempt, psychopathy, callous indifference to mass murder and a willingness to murder anyone who attempts to set the truth free.

      You Americans need to face the truth: your leaders are not fit to rule anything, have minds as bad as the Nazis and your nation needs a new civil war for you to assert independence from warmongering genocidalists who rule over you and continue to try and rule over the rest of us…..

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      • following JFKs death the powerful Kennedy family even with RFK as A/G Iinstantly realised that it could get nowhere at all against the official narrative so much so that RFK accepted pubicly the findings of the Warren Commission whilst his own murder denied him the power of the Presidency deemed essential for any progress to be even launched, a reason he was assassinated…….Leaders know their huge limitations against the power of the deep state which has already knobbled Trump,that is if they havent already been brainwashed by the own advisors or counselled to stay far away from this subject………..its v hard too see how they cannot release WW3 as the elite move underground

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  9. 9/11 still was a seminal moment. Like the question “Where were you when you heard JFK had been assassinated?”, people will think about where they were on 9/11. I went for an early meeting at my son’s school. Stopped at a computer shop on way back. All the monitors were showing replays of the plane flying into the North tower.

    I had a friend in New York that day. She was going to apply for a job at a modelling agency near by that morning but cancelled. Got through to her and let her family know she was OK.

    Met and made many fine friends on the internet after that. That was the beginning of the real resistance movement, one that is anti-war.

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  10. Willem says

    Thanks for the post, and for giving the reader a bit of history about your son in law and how that relates to 9/11.

    Here is another classic word, straight taken out of WWII vocabulary

    Axis of evil=Country that ‘we’ would like to bomb back to the stone age, for that country’s own good.

    I can’t speak for others but the reason why I ‘believed’ in 9/11 in 2001 was that I just didn’t care about the truth at the time. 9/11 was televised spectacle, it did not affect me and the video’s from Bin Laden et al, and the Extremist Muslim schools, etc seemed… as if they came from another planet. 9/11 was not part of my world.

    That changed for me at 10/12 (Balibombings) where I was standing in one of the 2 discotheques that were bombed at the time and where I nearly got killed. That what was an experience that made me think about other people and other cultures and why people would try to kill me. It opened my eyes.

    The reasons why honest people still believe in 9/11 can (I believe) be summed up as follows:

    Gullibillity
    Because they think it does not concern their life, so they don’t think about it (like pastor Niemoller’s verse ‘first they came…’)
    Being flattered to be part of- or be an ally of- the indispensible nation who fights for ‘freedom and democracy’
    Fear

    For me 1 and 2 were much stronger reasons to believe in 9/11 than 3 and 4. But this may be different for others and I agree with the author that a lot of words (and images) have been spent to make 3 and 4 good reasons to believe the official 9/11 narrative. I once read a book from Benjamin Barber: Jihad vs McWorld, published in the 1990s that does precisely that: conditioning people for war against Muslims. Samuel Huntington with his ‘clash of civilizations’ (which I had to read and learn when I studied philosophy) did precisely the same thing and was also published long before 9/11.

    As for Chomsky: I have no problem with his ‘who cares’ argument about who was behind 9/11. If history learns one something, then it is that these events happen all the time and that the culprits are never found. So better would be to put your energy in the consequences of events like 9/11. That is what Chomsky is saying and with which I agree…

    Chomsky’s advice may be hard though for the direct victims and their relatives or others who can’t rest before they know the truth of who killed their loved ones and innocent people and for what reason. But for them there may be some consolation (it consoled me) in Vonnegut’s book: slaughterhouse 5, where the main character survived the bombing of Dresden and decides, years later, to ask the American Air Force why Dresden was bombed. Here is that conversation

    ‘I wrote the Air Force back then, asking for details about the raid on Dresden, who ordered it, how many planes did it, why they did it, what desirable results there had been and so on. I was answered by a man who, like myself, was in public relations. He said that he was sorry, but that information was top secret still

    I read the letter out loud to my wife, and I said, ‘Secret?’ My God – from whom?’

    The same conversation apllies to 9/11, MH17, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, and so on and so forth…

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  11. Sociologist Edward Curtin earns much respect for his relentless loyalty to the truth of 9/11, along with many highly credentialed and equally respected men and women across the Earth. With the recent formation of “Lawyers Committee for 9-11 Inquiry” (www.lcfor911.org), just as Towers 1, 2 and 7 on September 11, 2001 the criminals behind the greatest military false flag operation of the 21st century are about to crash to the ground.

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  12. It’s funny how they use the term Ground Zero, which refers to the point on the earth closest to detonation of a nuclear or other massive bomb, quite blatantly but they’re not so public about the FBI code name for the events of the day, PENTTBOM (Pentagon Twin Towers Bombing). In fact, the FBI lied to the Jersey Widows, in answer to their question of the significance of BOM, saying it was what they used in all their code names. However, the code name for the anthrax attacks was AMERITHRAX while the Oklahoma Bombing code name was OKBOM. Whether there were real planes or not (I believe there weren’t), the events of the day were bombings disguised as planes. As the staged event analyst, Ole Dammegard, says, the power elite feel they are justified in what perpetrate on us by the fact that they TELL us what they’re doing and if we’re too stupid to pick it up, it’s our own fault. Mark Walsh was just reciting a script that the language-control people gave him – “Ground Zero” was both the clue the power elite gave us and their little injoke at the same time.

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    • Chilean coup d’etat. It’s all in the numbers. Multiples of 11 are important ones (with 11 being the most important) so we have (US style) 11/22 JFK, 9/11 Chile, 9/11 US, 3/22 Brussels, 3/22 Westminster, 5/22 Manchester, etc.

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  13. Hi and thanks for the very clear rendering of the unspeakable. Certainly is unspeakable for most prominent so-called left opinion leaders.

    One would have thought that there were opportunities to be grasped by the revolutionary class warrior leaders.

    A lot of Marxists and peace warriors in Aotearoa New Zealand do not want to discuss the September 11 2001 attack on the planet’s inhabitants and noosphere.

    I’m as much fascinated by various people’s responses to the 9/11 truth as to the rabbit hole of evidence itself.

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    • wardropper says

      One of my greatest disappointments in life was to see how Chomsky – a man I greatly admire on pretty much ANY other subject – blatantly denied having a problem with the “official story”, or, at least, basically refused to discuss it.
      Not that I am sure I would have had the courage, in his prominent shoes, to do otherwise. What disappointed me is the fact that he has already shown great courage in speaking out on all sorts of topics, so I naturally asked myself, “Why not this one…?”
      I suppose wherever great evil exists, the big question always arises: “Am I willing to sacrifice my life and career in order to say it like it is…?”
      Even if it achieves nothing else, that is why a genuine Christ impulse has meaning for modern man. That impulse showed that it CAN be done, and the impulse behind the conscience and sacrifice of people like Snowden and Manning is essentially a truly Christian one.
      This, of course, has nothing to do with any church denomination or the like. I am not a preacher, and I don’t bet on horses.
      We should all be curious about this whole issue.

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      • Gotcha on the Christ logos thing…. the logos = the word = the Law

        And this post on the linguistics which is the whole of the study of the mind-language complex

        The thing that the internet did for us was level the playing field a little in democratising some of the tools and intelligence in the functioning monopolist’s empire.

        Opinion leaders are fine = where they remain true to the causal principle.

        However they do seem to arrive at the nodal point in the network and thus are targets for corruption, for journalistic opinion leaders such as George Monbiot, it is about being maintained in the style he prefers in order to do his work on environmentalism – however that requires him to be a gatekeeper on the 9/11 question… he is over the top in his employment of the “conspiracy theorist” slur.

        I love his stuff on the environment and rewilding.

        On that Nafeez Ahmed got shot from the Guardian for a piece on Israel pushing into Palestinian mineral rights in July 2014 – earlier articles and blogs by Nafeez point to his disbelieving the Official 9/11 Conspiracy Theory:

        http://www.medialens.org/index.php/alerts/alert-archive/2014/782-grievous-censorship-by-the-guardian-israel-gaza-and-the-termination-of-nafeez-ahmed-s-blog.html

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      • sabelmouse says

        it’s weird indeed. of course many of us have this regarding vaccines. it’s such a taboo and the slightest doubt gets you vilified. chomsky is maybe still sitting to pretty.

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      • I too admire much of what Chomsky says, but he has his brand to think about.

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  14. Given the dominance of US propaganda and the continual need to convert all to their culture, it isn’t surprising to read
    “…arguably the most important world event since the assassination of President Kennedy…”
    What they call 9/11 is akin to a religious cult, an American cult which those beyond their borders don’t necessarily see in the same light.

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    • But 9/11 is part of a continuum that crosses the globe. There was Operation Gladio in Italy from post-war until supposedly the 90s, however, since 1997 there’s been Gladio B and however these operations are defined, they’re probably much more octopus-like than we can ever know. 9/11 involved at a minimum, the US, Israel, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia but I’ve read Central Asian countries were also involved.

      And now we’re being bombarded with false-flag hoaxes in the US, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, Canada, Turkey and I believe there are false-flag hoaxes in Pakistan, India and the Middle East.

      When I communicate with 9/11 researchers they simply do not respond when I mention these recent false-flag hoaxes – as if I’m some crazy person. I think the continuum aspect is very important. If people feel that 9/11 was some event “in the past”, it’s dangerous. The power elite just keep going. They love what they do.

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  15. Anonymous says

    The 911 attack was not sufficent to implement the regime change plan. There were politicians who opposed the USPATRIOT Act. It took the (false flag) Anthrax Attack against key US politicians and key US media for them to change side and allow the passage of the Enabling Act. The Deep State operatives have no concern that people dabate the hows and whys of the 911 attack, but they clamped down on the Anthrax Attack and threw it down the memory hole.

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  16. 9/11 was an Israeli masterminded False Flag with help from traitors in the WH, the Pentagon, CIA, FBI and NSA. With generous help from the Lying MSM.

    http://www.911history.de/aaannxyz_ch11_en.html

    Until the real perps behind 9/11 are indicted, arrested, tried and have their sentences carried out, there will be no peace, only endless wars, an ever increasing police state and the dissolution of what’s left of our rights and liberties.

    With all the war mongering coming out about Iran–which Israel wants destroyed–it makes one wonder if ‘Lucky Larry’ Silverstein has any more asbestos-laced skyscrapers he wants remodeled.

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  17. Dead World Walking says

    I find it hard to believe that in a nation where patriotism is a religion for many that the attacks on September eleven could have been orchestrated by government agents or their proxy without one or two patriots spilling the beans

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    • wardropper says

      Well of course we DO have our patriots spilling the beans – people like Snowden and Manning.
      Despite the media’s best attempts to sweep their research and results under the carpet, they have by no means been forgotten.
      These, and others, are the terrifying nightmare of the real traitors to the American nation – as well as to world peace and to common decency worldwide.

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      • Tangentially – I have read that the Enigma coding machines were made for the Germans by a Polish factory and that the Poles secretly made an extra copy of every part – worked it out and listened in during the outbreak of hostilities – and were found out but believed to be squashed. But the means to break it was brought to Britain. No link but refined search would bring results. (Wikipedia has a slightly different version to what I first read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Enigma_double )

        In terms of the idea that big secrets surely would leak out – I used to think that but now I see that what we believe to be ‘thinking’ itself is subject to a largely invisible dictate – and that is how the ‘world’ operates.

        Truth rises naturally to a free awareness – but hiding or keeping secret, information associated within a device of a ‘holy mission’, confers a deep sense of self-validation – set against evil that cannot be understood or that would be misunderstood and must kept hidden – is part of ‘saving the world from itself’. Allowing doubts or questioning into that would let evil and terror come into the mind in place of the self-specialness or higher calling. At that level of confusion self-survival against terror kicks in. The world of the lie has to keep such terror out of mind – and does so as the ‘psychopathic’ capacity to pay or comply whatever is necessary.

        Even this sketch of attempt to articulate mind-capture uses terms of a conscious articulation. But the experiential pattern is where consciousness is stamped out and replaced by conditions of compulsion. Fear-possession operates a reversal in consciousness – as a secret truth that must be protected, masked, disguised, hidden, never said, never looked at. All ‘understanding and ability’ directs to the ability to live (within) the lie.

        But truth will ‘out’ as the eventual breakdown of the capacity to ‘live’ or maintain a lie- and what the lie served to suppress or hide rises from denial as the energetic OF denial coming home to roost. But truth is not in denial but acceptance. War with what is – can only be an investment in what is NOT – as IF it is – and with all the force such accepted ‘reality’ then compels. Holy Terror is a total oxymoron or co-fusion of contradictory terms because the true sanctity of Life is an innate innocence of being. But self-specialness or the inflation of pride in self image, wars with the true and unique Meaning that is – as truly and openly Is – prior to manufactured coverings of illusory fig-leaf thinking upon which to make the naked (emperor) present legitimate authority.

        But in the story of the naked Emperor – it was not only the King who feared an illegitimacy and self-invalidity would be exposed – but everyone in the Kingdom. Clever minds did not break the spell of universal self-deceit – but the spontaneous expression of an innocence restored the true by releasing the deceit of an otherwise hidden and well defended tyranny.

        Would you reveal a truth that would damn you in the eyes or minds of others?
        How much of what we call ‘reality’ is in fact a mutually agreed, but hidden or secret dictate, under which to live as such ‘reality’ rules out or allows?

        The demolition of the WTC is an ‘open secret’ framed in deceits that announce and operate terror on many levels – by which each aligns as they are willing to accept their self and reality to be and perhaps learn from their own choices. ‘Nothing is what it seems’ for some must be kept hidden. Who is going to unravel the complexity of the deceit of the world? Only the intent to persist in focusing there – AS IF – it will yield truth. Vengeance is not the basis of the uncovering of truth – but rather the attempt to be the determiner or framer of the exacting of vindication.

        Simple curiosity asks and is answered because it is free of the overlayering of complex conditioned emotional investments in outcome. It isn’t a ‘weapon’ against anything to simply want to know and trust that knowing can rise to a free awareness.

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    • There are people who spill the beans, but who is going to listen to them or report it, the media is controlled so hat’s an unlikely source, same as USS Liberty , The Lusitania etc all followed the government line , or lies I should post.

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  18. Florence says

    Anyone worried at all that N Korea have gone from having no nuclear weapon or working rockets to intercontinental ballistic missiles, with nuclear bomb development from lab to working bomb to hydrogen bomb to miniaturised technology that can be delivered by an intercontinental missile in less than a year? I am. It took every other nation on earth decades to go through that cycle.

    We are told there was a test of a hydrogen bomb in N Korea, that was detected around the world by seismologists, but none were brought forward to show their traces and explain how they showed a hydrogen bomb being tested in Korea. And so on.

    We are being lead to WWIII. And I am very worried.

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  19. maulynvia says

    Attending a conference in the UK on unrelated matters in the days/weeks (?) following 11SEP – I was struck by the way in which the hired “celebrity thought leader” referred to the events as “9/11”, before this had become established by the media – this is not how we use dates in the UK (we prefer Day/Month) and yet it felt like we were being “taught” to do this – I wonder who briefed our speaker that day. A minor observation, but consistent with some kind of linguistic programming.

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