This is the process that resulted in The Official Story of 9/11? And if you don't swallow whole The Official Story -- You are labeled a Conspiracy Nut!
Then and now -- I still can't believe we let them get away with it. What was even more amazing to me was the response from progressive journalists and historians about the vast number of anomalies that make up the Official Story of 9/11.
Matt Taibbi has written extensively on the financial scandals that devastated economies around the world. Taibbi maintains that "all of us, conservatives and progressives, are being bled dry by a tiny oligarchy of extremely clever criminals and their castrato henchmen in government."
Taibbi has built a career out of exposing Wall Street's lies. But for some reason the government's lies about 9/11 aren't compelling enough for him to investigate them. He wrote in an email exchange, "Of course we've been lied to about 9/11. Governments lie about everything. But that's a long way from complicity in the attacks."
Of course lying doesn't equal complicity. But lying about something as important as 9/11 warrants an investigation doesn't it? If only to rule out complicity.
Chris Hedges has said regarding 9/11, "I don't know we were lied to."
Noam Chomsky thinks the 9/11 Truth Movement is, "... diverting activism and commitment away from the very serious ongoing crimes of state."
One of the only writers I've found that took the 9/11 anomalies seriously is Pepe Escobar. His article, "Fifty questions on 9/11," published on September 11, 2009 in the Asian Times should have convinced other investigative journalists to look further into 9/11. But that was five years ago. The events of 9/11 are falling into a sepia tinted past where nothing more is known because The Official Story becomes history and turns to stone.
I don't care about the melting point of steel, why Bush continued to read The Pet Goat, or if Dick Cheney personally ordered United Airlines Flight 93 shot out of the sky over Pennsylvania. I have a notion that has been impossible to shake for the last 13 years. We've been blasted into another dimension where every effing thing the government has done that has turned The United States away from any semblance of what it used to be started the day after 9/11. That's why 9/11 is important.
John Kennedy was murdered over 50 years ago. Planes crashed into The Twin Towers and The Pentagon 13 years ago. Those things happened, we were never told the truth about them, so they stay unquiet in the dark. Sometimes the feeling of loss I have when I think about them is compounded with the thought:
It's not that the truth will never be known -- it's that if it is -- it won't make any difference.
The men who killed Kennedy and the architects of the 9/11 attacks took the world to where we, the survivors, still live. Cui bono? To whose benefit?
As Chomsky wrote,
"... in one of my first interviews after 9/11 I pointed out the obvious: every power system in the world was going to exploit it for its own interests: the Russians in Chechnya, China against the Uighurs, Israel in the occupied territories, etc., and states would exploit the opportunity to control their own populations more fully through 'prevention of terrorism acts' and the like. By the 'who gains' argument, every power system in the world could be assigned responsibility for 9/11."
By writing that, Chomsky effectively diffuses and deflates any motivation to pursue the truth about 9/11. There is no point to investigate further if every power system in the world could be assigned responsibility for 9/11. The problem becomes too large for any of us to attempt to solve.
And then I have another thought. I have heard the same thing regarding Kennedy's murder and 9/11:
We will never know The Truth.