Swept up in a furor of neo-fascist euphoria, the whole of America completely misses the point as they allow themselves, once again, to be swept up in the pseudo-reality of pageantry and ballyhoo.
Not one single mention of the validity of the assertion that 911 was an inside job was dared mentioned, in spite of reams of proof to the affirmative. In fact, much effort was made to imply the validity of the theory that 19 Arab terrorists with box-cutters stood down the most powerful air force on Earth in its most vulnerable corridor. A patently absurd notion on its face goes completely unchallenged in our corporate-owned media! The absurd “single bullet theory” of the JFK Assassination continues to hold because George Bush, Sr, is still alive and protecting the ghosts of LBJ and the Murchison Family. As long as the Originating Lie that kicked-off this latest fascist takeover continues to hold water, the rest of the media will continue to tow the line on the true origins of the 911 conspiracy – the latest in a long line of falsehoods designed to keep us all in fear and dread of stepping outside the dominant paradigm.
The silence on 911 from the Democratic Party has been deafening, quite literally.
“Conspiracy theory” is the abusive label we toss at scholarship and madness as if they were kin. Scholarship is easy enough to recognize and divine, madness much less so. In fact, one of the hallmarks of individual madness is that it cannot be freely shared…it is an alienating and isolating condition where belief comingles with values, perspective and, ultimately, perception. The majority of people can not relate their reality to the stated reality of an insane person because, quite obviously, somebody’s nuts. Off their rockers. Lost their mind’s. And no ONE person can ameliorate or reconcile the madness of another solely by themselves – they need to be dropped behind enemy lines, as it were, with a DSM-IV and boatload of professional indoctrination.
Right now, the Democrats believe they are on the right side of history. They are of the “right” mind. They believe they are sane. It is the Republicans, they argue, who are completely bonkers. Look at the evidence and that should tell you all you need to know, they say.
This would be a satisfying enough conclusion had I not been watching this two-party partisan freak-show for the last 40+ years, give or take an assassination and a right-wing coup-de-tat.
But the facts are there, if buried, beneath a sea of historical matters of fact: humans have always been at war with themselves, each side in the fight believing to their core that the other side was completely bonkers, necessitating their ouster from hegemony. That’s the cover story, at least, used by the victors to conceal their sponsorship of one side of the madness in order to secure the resources of the other side. The majority of humanity is obviously complicit in this storyline because it has always been more comforting to know that we were compelled to act against our own sanity, our own best interests, by a more powerful outside force, than to accept the fact that we do not wish to take responsibility for our own right-mindedness.
Individually and collectively, human beings prefer to scapegoat one another rather than accept the simple fact that in order to behave insanely, one must first be insane. Dropped behind enemy lines, as it were, with defective equipment, we marshal our forces and fight on in the blind hope that we will one day meet up with a side in the fight we can relate to, agree with, comprehend, or at least dominate into submission. We would rather die than do otherwise.
Most of us die.
And this sad state of affairs -- this unwillingness to accept our complicity in our own madness -- is precisely why we require pageantry and ballyhoo before we go off on yet another delusional war against ourselves. We sanctify in ritualistic celebration our utter cluelessness as to how next to proceed. We pick our sacrificial lamb wisely, as if in so doing we can conceal from our awareness our actual intent behind words like, “hero,” “genius,” or “a good man” and press on into the “Great Unknown.”
Which would be well enough if our futures were truly unknown.
But our futures are not unknown to us, nor have they ever been so. Our futures have always reflected our pasts because of this tendency we have to refuse to ask honest questions of ourselves and to then receive honest replies. Insane people meet with insane consequences because effects are known by their prior causes. It takes apples to make an apple pie, not pumpkins, but play with the words all you care to, to avoid the simple truth: causes are also known by their effects.
Was 911 an inside job?
The mere utterance of such a simple, honest and direct question will draw fire in polite company. It is akin to asking everyone in the room, “are we sane?” The first person to ask such a child-simple question is, generally, the first one asked to defend their sanity. “Of course we are, ‘sane,’ you simpleton, look at this heap of circularly-referenced, cross-referenced and deftly footnoted material we’ve cherry-picked to support our belief! You must be a conspiracy theorist!”