September 12, 2010

9/11 - State of Emergency: An Era of Madness and Despair

"All passion is lost now. The world is mediocre, limp, without force. And madness and despair are a force. And force is a crime in the eyes of the fools, the weak and the silly who rule the roost. You are mediocre. Verloc, whose affair the police has managed to smother so nicely, was mediocre. And the police murdered him. He was mediocre. Everybody is mediocre, madness and despair! Give me that for a lever, and I'll move the world," (1). - The Professor, from Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent.

On September 10, 2010, President Barack Obama renewed for the second time during his presidency the state of national emergency that former President Bush declared in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Obama said in a letter:

"The terrorist threat that led to the declaration on September 14, 2001, of a national emergency continues. For this reason, I have determined that it is necessary to continue in effect after September 14, 2010, the national emergency with respect to the terrorist threat."

When governments declare, and redeclare a state of emergency, then look out. Human rights get targeted, dissent becomes criminalized, and the people lose all power. Michael Tennant gives a short history of how governments in the 20th century acted under a national emergency in his article, "Bush, Obama, and the Nine-year “Emergency”:

"So-called national emergencies are a boon for governments, and particularly for heads of state. The “national emergency” in 1933 Germany occasioned by the firebombing of the Reichstag spurred the German parliament to grant Chancellor Adolf Hitler supposedly temporary dictatorial powers; we all know how that turned out. Egypt has been operating under a state of emergency since 1967 (except for a brief period in 1980 and ’81). Its government has taken advantage of its emergency declaration to lock up thousands of political prisoners indefinitely, to create a kangaroo court system for those it bothers to try, to prevent criticism of the regime, and to suspend other constitutional rights."

All the freedoms of the American people that are being stripped by the U.S. government under this national emergency are rationalized because of the terrorist attacks on September 11. Finding out who really orchestrated that crime is an issue of critical urgency.

9/11 was not just a terrorist act. It was also a crime of passion. Nine years ago, we were told that jihadists, filled with passionate love for Allah and hate for America, rammed two planes into the world trade towers, and thereby declared war on America, the Western world, democracy, freedom, and all infidels. This story is easy to believe. Feelings of revenge and hatred often fuel men, and groups of men to commit great crimes. But why does the Al Qaeda conspiracy have to be the only explanation? Shouldn't the sudden collapse of Building 7, which was not hit with a plane, make any logical person rethink the government explanation that Al Qaeda was to blame for the 9/11attacks, and possibly take a look at other actors in the world that may have done this terrible crime? Aren't there other groups of people around the world who are also filled with passion, and hatred? Do the leaders of Israel come to mind? It should.

Allen Dulles, who ran the CIA from 1953 to 1961, said in his book "Germany's Underground: The Anti-Nazi Resistance":

"An intelligence service is the ideal vehicle for a conspiracy. Its members can travel about at home and abroad under secret orders, and no questions are asked. Every scrap of paper in the files, its membership, its expenditure of funds, its contacts, even even contacts, are state secrets. Even the Gestapo could not pry into the activities of the Abwehr until Himmler absored it. He only succeeded in doing so late in 1943."

I became aware of this quote after somebody named "N E" posted it in the comment section on the site A Tiny Revolution on August 7. John F. Kennedy knew of the undemocratic nature of the CIA, and he sought to completely destroy it. Other elected leaders like Frank Church were also worried about the secret powers of state intelligence services, and its subversive effects on the rule of law.

William Colby, the director of the CIA from September 1973 to January 1976, famously said: "The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." Colby didn't utter a "conspiracy theory." It was a statement of fact. For example: the earth rotates around the Sun. If you said that 1000 years ago you were of the devil, a witch, a demon-possessed lunatic, a non-Christian, a radical, a heretic. But truth-tellers like Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus, and Bruno helped changed that reality.

Nothing has changed since the time when Colby first made that remark. There are probably even more secret government agents in the popular press today. They infiltrated the news business, and conquered the American mind. It is really a great historical fact, and denial of it is childish.

It is immature to think that our government leaders are not capable of lying to us about an event as big as 9/11. They are not Great White Knights. And they are also not of the devil. They are somewhere in between: weak and pathetic men in high positions of power.

Too many people stick the label "conspiracy theory" on everything, and that puts people off from real, factual information about real conspiracies. It can be easily proven in court who did 9/11. Facilitating the discovery of truth is not difficult. Give subpoena power to a new 9/11 investigation, put Cheney and Bush on the stand, and the truth will unwrap from there.

A lot of individuals think too highly of themselves. They believe that they can't be fooled by government crooks on such a big scale, and for such a long period of time. What they need is not a reality check, but a superiority check. It's okay to admit ignorance from time to time. Socrates did it all the time, and look at how he turned out.

I don't know if people are suffering from a form of deep psychosis, but that would explain a lot of things. If you keeping suppressing certain truths in your life then you're bound to develop an unhealthy frame of mind, and the same goes for a society. The crimes of the deep state, a term that Professor Peter Dale Scott came up with, are so horrific that its natural that people deny them. They are unspeakable, as James Douglass says.

We are only beginning to tread the psychological depths of Mankind. Freud and Jung are the Galileo and Bruno of our age, along with 19th century novelists and philosophers like Dostoevsky, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. In their work they shed light on the unconscious realm of our brains, previously hidden to our understanding, and their insights opened a universe of knowledge that we are still learning about. Carl Jung wrote:

"It would be a ridiculous and unwarranted presumption on our part if we imagined that we were more energetic or more intelligent than the men of the past--our material knowledge has increased, but not our intelligence. This means that we are just as bigoted in regard to new ideas, and just as impervious to them, as people were in the darkest days of antiquity. We have become rich in knowledge, but poor in wisdom," (2).

Thomas Mann in his speech, "Freud and the Future," which he delivered in Vienna in 1936, on Freud's eightieth birthday, said:

"The analytic revelation is a revolutionary force. With it a blithe scepticism has come into the world, a mistrust that unmasks all the schemes and subterfuges of our own souls. Once roused and on the alert, it cannot be put to sleep again. It infiltrates life, undermines its raw naïveté, takes from it the strain of its own ignorance, de-emotionalizes it," (3).

What's stopping the growth of the 9/11 transparency and accountability movement is not the lack of facts. The fall of Building 7 clearly demonstrates that explosvies were used to bring it down. It collapsed in the same fashion as the two towers, and it was not hit with a plane, so the lie that planes can cause the implosion of buildings, the transformation of steel into pure dust, does not have the same impact on a person's mind when he/she watches the video of Building 7 falling.

Missy Comley Beattie, the aunt of Marine Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley who died in Iraq in August 2005, writes in a recent article called "Toward Justice":

"Americans need to know what happened that day. Why? Not just because we owe it to those who died and to their families but, also, because every single day, our country commits acts of unspeakable horror in the name of 9/11."

Her statement is echoed by everyone who is interested in finding out the truth about 9/11.

Unlike Bush, Blair, Obama, and the powers they represent, the great majority of the American people, and the people of the West, including government officials, value truth and justice as indispensable in a country of laws. 9/11 truth matters because the rule of law matters. We can't just swept aside the ugly facts that point to a conclusion other than the one we were all given after 9/11. We have to spread them obsessively. The struggle for truth is supposed to take over our lives. We can't just numb ourselves to the treason, and the lies, and the inhumanity. We can't stand for it, or shut up about it. Too much is at stake.

The Professor in Conrad's Secret Agent said that "madness and despair are a force," and nobody can disagree with that, the powers of chaos and terrorism know this force as a great weapon, but there is another force in the world that can't be ignored; the truth. We must have the same passion for the truth as those that commit acts of "madness and despair" such as 9/11. If we don't, then they will win. And so they should, because, if we don't have enough spirit to counter official lies, media propaganda, and acts of State evil, then what good are we?

"Clear, your mind must be if you are to discover the real villains behind the plot." - Yoda to Obi-Wan, Star Wars.

1. Conrad, J. The Selected Works of Joseph Conrad. Pg. 760.

2. Jung, C. The Basic Writings of C. G. Jung. Pg. 24.

3. Mann, T. Essays of Three Decades. Pg. 427.