Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 2 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (3 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   1 comment

OpEdNews Op Eds

Today is September 12, 1984

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 3   Well Said 3   Supported 3  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Become a Fan
  (17 fans)
- Advertisement -

   9 11 changed everything.   Thousands of people were murdered in the biggest crime ever.   Families were left with void and neighborhoods were crumpled across all New York City.   And it changed the U.S.A., Afghanistan and Iraq in seriously deadly ways through the following war.   9 11 changed the world, forever.     

The crime scene was cleaned up.   The Patriot Act was instituted.   And everywhere is war.   The militarization of the police to better handle terroristic crimes was built up.   The war machine, private and public was built up and unleashed.   The U.S.A. government told the people to not change, to not let the terrorists win by being afraid and changing course and yet the U.S.A. government changed everything.   Laws have been instituted which eliminate the individual rights which made the U.S.A. great such as the ideas in Habeus Corpus and the aspects of the Bill of Rights, because of 9 11.

The worst result of the 9 11 cascade, besides the direct death of it all, is the fundamental shift in the collective American mentality.   It is psychotic to me that one would not question the biggest crime in U.S.A. history, the biggest event of the millennium thus far and probably the starkest point in all of our lives, forever marking the day everything changed.   It is psychotic to me that some people refuse to question 9 11, to the point they don't know what Building 7 is, while other people question the totality of the presentation so extensively as to find possibly nefarious discrepancies all across the board.   Of all the questions that arise when the presentation of the authorities is matched up with facts, the biggest question about 9 11 is what happened to Building 7?

9 11 divided the U.S.A. like no other event since Vietnam.   There are those who question the biggest crime in U.S.A. history and there are those who cannot, who will not and who criticize those who do.   9 11 changed the American consciousness.   No longer do we promote questioning authority, the spirit protected by the First Amendment and the act practiced by our founding fathers.   After 9 11, questioning authority, even with a measure of science and dash of history to back up the curious perspective, is scorned.  

It is as if the question is too big or too accusatory.   It is as if we have eliminated free speech, in being hyper critical of questions, as if in an Orwellian world.   If a truther is someone who seeks truth, well we should all aspire to be one.   If a truther is someone who starts off with a preconceived notion and then presents the storyline to back it up, that is not truth.   I question what happened.   We all should promote individual free questioning, especially of an event so big.

And yet sadly we have gone the very opposite route instituting the patriot act and more recently the dichotomous citizen's united decision.   The citizen's united decision makes us all united under whoever has the most to say, that is the most money.   It basically allows unlimited oligarchic funding of political campaigns.   Arguably this has already resulted in the elimination of Ron Paul by the oligarchs who backed Gingrich and Santorum during the Republican primaries.   Now Herman and Eddie Munster represent the oligarchy.

- Advertisement -

The citizen's united decision offers first amendment rights to corporations, while dichotomously the patriot act denies individual rights.   What happened to the spirit of the law?   The spirit of the First Amendment provides individual rights so that they can counter oligarchical tools, it is not meant to endorse and empower them.   What happened to the individual empowering infrastructure of the U.S.A.?      

We are now a nation of doublethinkers.   Individual rights have been taken from individuals and offered to institutions.   9 11 changed the U.S.A.   We now lend the benefit of the doubt to institutions and apply individual rights to institutions.   9 11 killed the spirit behind the laws.

     War is peace, to institutions.   Freedom for institutions is slavery for individuals.   Ignorance is strength, to institutions.  

- Advertisement -

 

http://www.amazon.com/Ethan/e/B0058V4P2U/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

About Ethan Indigo Smith:


Activist, author and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California. Guided by a keen sense of integrity and humanity, Ethan's work is both deeply connected and extremely insightful, blending philosophy, politics, activism, spirituality, meditation and a unique sense of humor.

The events of September 11, 2001 inspired him to write his first book, The Complete Patriot's Guide to Oligarchical Collectivism, an insightful exploration of history, philosophy and contemporary politics. His more recent publications include:

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

1984 And The Allegory of the Cave

Nuclear Experimentation Killed Free Power

The Failed Politics and Faulty Science of Climate Change

Swine Flu May Be Renamed; How about Fecal Flu?

GE + TEPCO = Fukushima/Entropy/Death Part II

GE + TEPCO = Fukushima/Entropy/Death

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
Very well said, Ethan. The Patriot Act infringed u... by Howard Schneider on Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 2:03:59 PM