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Ben Franklin said, " Those who would  give up  essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve  neither  liberty nor safety." How sadly prophetic those words were for our times.

Politicians and military and Security organization directors like Leon Panetta are telling us that things are better now. As the baby in the stock trading firm ad says, "What a pant load."

Eleven years after the attack, the US has clearly become far worse because of the attack-- far worse than was necessary, far worse than it could have been.

It has become a police state. Fear has taken hold of American voters, politicians, political parties, police and intelligence agencies.  Billions of dollars have been wastefully, misguidedly thrown at the homeland security budget. Local cops now look like robocops or fully armed and armored soldiers. Mainstream media have generated many TV series that constantly fuel the fear.


Photo at 2009 G20, by Bill Perry

The police state, the surveillance state, the anti-terrorist state  that the US has become is far more dangerous to democracy, to justice and freedom than terrorists ever were.  Fusions centers that combine federal, state and local police resources, that are exempt from laws requiring court orders for surveillance or invasion of property, are multiplying, a pox across the nation. We no longer have Habeus corpus, or posse comitatus. Already, drones are flying overhead and they will soon be like locusts, a blight upon the skies of America, as they already are in Pakistan and elsewhere.

Two overt wars have cost the US over 6,000 acknowledged lives, but many many more troops who have died from injuries, from suicide. Those wars have or will cost well over a trillion dollars, probably trillions. And what did they accomplish? They created recruiting grounds for terrorists. They disrupted the balance of power that kept Iran at bay. They allowed corporatist members of congress, ie., most of them, to funnel hundreds of billions of dollars to corporations like Blackwater, Halliburton, and the big military industrial complex corporations. Those billions could have provided far more jobs in the US if they'd paid for repairing and upgrading infrastructure and more, better education. 

I offer my  sympathy to the families of the people killed by the 911 attackers. But I also offer my sympathy to the millions of family members hurt by the damage that cowardly and/or exploiting leaders in government, police and the military have inflicted through their wars, attacks on freedoms, wasting of funds. 

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Instead of memorializing the people killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the jet that crashed at Shanksville,, we should honor them by challenging the misguided or corrupt or cowardly actions and decisions that were taken using those deaths as an excuse.  We should memorialize them by getting answers to questions that the original 911 Investigation commission failed to address or answer. And no, I am no 911 truther. But there are serious questions that were ignored. 

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Evil is as stupid does.   Stupid is as evil... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 10:30:02 AM
"What looks like a control demolition cannot be an... by Lance Ciepiela on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 10:58:51 AM
"What looks like a control demolition cannot be an... by Michael Rose on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 3:11:19 PM
If you agree that Building 7 had to have been a co... by Philip Zack on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:05:40 PM
You just said it, the charges were set beforehand.... by Jim Miles on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 9:37:04 PM
Well spoken Philip, bloody good question, it amaze... by Eddy Schmid on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 5:18:29 AM
it takes time to prepare a building for a controll... by Michael Rose on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 7:58:45 AM
I wondered how they could have gotten 19 people to... by Daniel Greenfeld on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:12:20 PM
From 9/11 Hardfacts  "Marvin P. Bush, th... by Deborah Dills on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 9:27:09 PM
The REAL perpetrators just have to keep their self... by Joan Mootry on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:43:30 AM
Please. You mean like Cheney-BushCo? There are mor... by Anna Van Z on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:35:04 AM
yeah. Who knows. That's why I changed the title.... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:39:03 PM
I'd suggest continuing your research, Mr. Kall. R... by Alan Donelson on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:36:08 PM
Obviously, if mr. Kall knew that 9/11 was a flase-... by Don Caldarazzo on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 5:06:51 PM
There is not much proof of anything as claimed by ... by Jim Miles on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 9:41:10 PM
know that.  What's your point?  Obviousl... by Don Caldarazzo on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:32:49 AM
Opednews has published well over 1000 articles abo... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 7:16:02 AM
That was my point.  I turned my mother, a tea... by Don Caldarazzo on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:54:55 AM
Every time a famous journalist or other public fig... by Maxwell on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 2:52:40 PM
We have the blackhead thugs... and they are better... by Tommy Wright on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:59:57 PM
movement should be included  into the general... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 4:44:21 PM
Yes, and there will be martial law coming soon, es... by Deborah Dills on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:35:52 AM
"But there are serious questions that were i... by Marika on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:13:43 PM
... of how corrupt the powers that be have become.... by Tommy Wright on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:45:11 PM
Shrugged leave the government controlled portion o... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:46:52 PM
How do we turn it then, short of violent uprising?... by Tommy Wright on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:56:16 PM
have to understand the rules, and then use them.&n... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 3:37:03 PM
I had his book about memorized. click here&nb... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 4:32:02 PM
What a heart-rending outrage your story is, sir. "... by Jack Flanders on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 6:30:13 AM
Ok, I'll check out ole Saul's 1971 book. No, I don... by Tommy Wright on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:17:29 PM
We need a strong president who would come out in f... by Marika on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:15:45 AM
We are the "Boomer Generation", and as such repres... by Paul Repstock on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:37:41 AM
that will be a visceral experience for the Congres... by Laura Stein on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 4:15:10 PM
We gotta do something this year. There is still ti... by Tommy Wright on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 5:37:13 PM
Bush and Cheney fought an investigation tooth and ... by Anna Van Z on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 5:41:51 PM
This was in reply to Marika's comment.... by Anna Van Z on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 5:43:52 PM
It was more responsible than anything else for Ame... by E. J. N. on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:29:15 PM
911 was an opportunity for America to attack itsel... by Mahlon Smith on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:43:48 PM
How strange that for a Christian nation, nobody th... by Simon Leigh on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:49:11 PM
The suiciding fools may be dead, but no matter wha... by Maxwell on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 3:20:32 PM
Osama died of renal failure in December 2001The US... by Michael Rose on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:52:40 PM
(probably) with your first two statements.  I... by Maxwell on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:12:50 PM
You should not say you are not a "truther".  ... by Maxwell on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 3:38:02 PM
Cowardly statement. You say you want the truth. Th... by Ms Nan on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 4:27:04 PM
Unfortunately, too many truthers, like you,  ... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 7:32:24 AM
Please stop pandering to the morally bankrupt Demo... by Gary Kutcher on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:02:17 AM
Please state where in my post I was obnoxious or c... by Ms Nan on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 1:19:16 PM
Of course the truly inconvenient truth that is bei... by Jeff Bell on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 5:13:29 PM
This is the "never forget" moment at the top of my... by Kathy Stuart on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 6:41:21 PM
 Well said. The CFRtv is broadcast on 6 stati... by Howard Lewis on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:17:53 PM
That is all there is too it.  Nothing of any ... by Don Caldarazzo on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:48:11 AM
when there is so much contradictory evidence with ... by intotheabyss on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:23:35 PM
If most of you know, but many don't, history alway... by Deborah Dills on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 9:10:36 PM
Thanks Rob for this subject. I have read the inter... by Nancy S on Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:40:24 PM
I sympathise and understand. However, you should k... by Paul Repstock on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:54:40 AM
You are correct Paul and thank you for your compas... by Nancy S on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 4:48:34 PM
9/11 in 5 Minutes-Explainedhttp://www.youtube.com/... by Deborah Dills on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:54:22 AM
9/11 dust cloud from helicopter 9/11 was the day t... by Lance Ciepiela on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 9:16:22 AM
Okay, here it is...Anybody with half sense and one... by Sheila Samples on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 2:00:47 PM
The inhouse-terrorist perpeTRAITOR is executive-or... by Michael Rose on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:38:00 PM
In 1995 I moved away from America and the first fe... by mike buchan on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:00:33 PM