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Once Upon a Paranoid Time (In America) - Part Two: None Dare Call it Coincidence

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Dedicated to: John Judge, RIP 2014.


Dateline: September 11, 2001 - Place: An elementary-grade classroom in Sarasota, Fla., USA - Time: The first lesson of the day (before the rest of the day).

The president took control and asked the teacher to begin the demonstration. From the very beginning... [he] smiles briefly and nods and even laughs aloud a few times, but there are cycles of fleeting, nervous facial expressions with eyes that seem hollow and cold, before he returns to the forced smile and rigid posture. Understandable: he's just seen a terrifying scene of an airliner burning inside the World Trade Centre. That's one consideration. Another is that he's sweating out the riskiest political move in American history, and if his involvement is exposed by a failure to execute the plan, an entirely different 'execution' would take place. His [own]. Philip Marshall, The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror

The masses have never thirsted for the truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master. Whoever attempts to destroy those illusions is always their victim. Gustave le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (1895)

Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed. Popular conspiracy theory and bumper sticker. Anon

If You're not Outraged, You're not Paying Attention. According to some, another "conspiracy theory"; definitely a popular bumper sticker. Anon.

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