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Analyzing South Park's 9/11 Show

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Last night I watched South Park in AMAZEMENT, as their character for the 9/11 truth movement wore a black shirt with "911TRUTH.ORG" in huge white letters that ALWAYS seemed to be facing the viewers. It got better, Cartman and his buddy actually got to the White House where Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al, confessed to the crimes of 9/11.

Then things descended, and it was all a hoax, and Bush et al said that actually they were the ones who created the 9/11 truth movement, to fool Americans into believing they controlled everything, and that all those tens of millions believing 9/11 was an inside job were fools manipulated by the smart Bush people.

So many possibilities emerge from this. One thing I've found over the last few years is that media will often write a "9/11 hit piece" and then weave within it many links and information that gets the reader curious about the fact that the official story doesn't really make sense, when you look at it. This harkens back to the old KGB run Soviet Union, where journalists would "hide" facts within stories, and the Soviet people were savvy enough to get the "real" message.

A few months after 9/11 a Canadian newspaper writer did just this, writing what looked like a 9/11 hit piece, but working major disturbing facts in it, and then giving my email address for those wanting more information. When I called him, he apologized for the hit piece quality, but said that's the only way he could get the facts to the public, past his editor. The result was amazing. I got hundreds of emails from angry Canadians who believed that 9/11 was an inside job, and who'd read past the Trojan horse hit piece aspect and saw the facts within the article.

I believe the makers of South Park may have been doing the same thing. The reason I say this, is because the "911TRUTH.ORG" organizer character was on the screen A LOT, with his chest, where the t-shirt said "911TRUTH.ORG" in huge white letters aimed right at the camera or the viewers. It was up on the screen for a long, long, long time. When I went to last night while the show was on it was slower than it had ever been. My educated guess is that this was due to MASSIVE traffic on the site, people watching South Park were running to their computers to check out this 911TRUTH.ORG. is one of the finest 9/11 truth websites, and a GREAT portal for new people to enter the 9/11 truth movement. Perhaps the South Park creators were savvy enough to do what the Canadian newspaper writer had done early on, get the message out "in any way possible."

Now, having said that, there is another aspect of the South Park episode, that bears dealing with. If we take the episode at face value, which as I've already said, I think their objective was more sympathetic to 9/11 truth seekers than what the surface suggested, we see another issue.

In the episode, at the end, the Bush White House was again actually the organizer of the 9/11 truth seeking movement and websites to make Americans think that they were all powerful, and would not want to challenge them. Its funny because this is a line I've heard from a few peace & justice organizers over the years, as I've desperately tried to get them to take on 9/11 truth, and the government's lies and cover ups regarding 9/11. They said their people would be overwhelmed, and "give up" if they thought the government was behind 9/11. In essence they thought they had to "protect their people" from the truth. These organizers greeted us with suspicion, and some said that by talking about 9/11, we were "distracting" people from the issue of war, as if they were thinking what the South Park episode had suggested that 9/11 truth seekers were from the government.

That is dangerous heady territory for human beings to enter, when they have to hide facts from the people they represent. And the fact is, it wasn't true. We, the 9/11 truth seeking movement, came together during the massive protests against the build up for war. We purchased and distributed thousands of "Stop the 9/11 Cover Up" signs at the major peace demonstrations in New York and San Francisco in the lead up to the war. The marchers were HUNGRY for them. Many putting aside their peace signs they'd brought for the march in favor of holding "Stop the 9/11 Cover Up". They saw the reality that until this lie is exposed, our people will be frightened into giving all they have for weapons and protection. They saw that the 9/11 lie was not just about war in Iraq, but war in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and wherever there was oil, as described in the PNAC document which called for an attack on the US homeland to frighten Americans into agreeing to this insane oil grabbing foreign policy.

The other aspect of the South Park episode that bears scrutiny is the idea that "19 crazy Moslems" as the South Park writers wrote, fooled the trillion dollar US air defense and intelligence behemouth and slipped in to fly hijacked planes for an hour and a half flying perfect bullseyes into three highly protected buildings, without one interceptor showing up until it was too late. Then in their story the Bush people acted like 9/11 truth seekers to "fool Americans" into thinking that Bush et al DID do 9/11, so that Americans would think the Bush people were all powerful.

Of course the initial obvious problem with this is that if the massive military industrial complex of the United States is so "powerless" that they couldn't have pulled this off, how are we to believe that 19 ragtag Moslems directed by someone in a cave with a cell phone could do it. It's insane on its face.

However, the most disturbing aspect of this is the idea that we accept this absurdity, and give up our power to actually look at the facts. That we accept this schizophrenic reality, and assume that our government is simultaneously powerless to stop 19 ragtag Moslems, and yet sophisticated enough to create a false 9/11 truth movement. This tells Americans that it's all way too complex, and you should just give up, sit back, and let the smart people like "Bush" and "Cheney" run things. Yeah right, let them run things right into the proverbial ground.

But, as I said, I am an optimist. I believe this South Park episode sent thousands and thousands of people to 911TRUTH.ORG where they learned a lot, and will share that with others. I believe there is great hope for truth, and our nation, and our world. It is always darkest before the dawn.

When Americans realize how they've been lied to, they will begin to question EVERYTHING. This will break the glass menagerie twinkling lies and reveal that a free energy electric economy has been possible for ten years, and covered up. (See "Who Killed the Electric Car."). They will see that we can export this and other renewable technology worldwide, creating jobs here, increased health, and a calmer less energy starved world.

I see great things for humanity. But, we'd need to kick our politicians and media in the butt to make a few things happen first. is a way to do that. Every morning people sit down with their morning coffee there, and begin the drum beat that will force our media and Congress to do their jobs. South Park sent thousands to's wonderful website. The truth is coming. It may not always look the way we thought it would, when it came out, but truth is relentless. Like the water that carved out the Grand Canyon. Truth keeps coming and will not go away.
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By William E. Douglas, Jr., who is author of "The Amateur Parent -- A Book on Life, Death, War & Peace, and Everything Else in the Universe." Bill has been a guest columnist for the Kansas City Star, The Business Journal, and other media worldwide. (more...)
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