Wednesday, January 25, 2006

9/11: How Gullible Are YOU?

The issue of 9/11 complicity is a great litmus test for awareness on the part of the American public. Ask any airline pilot if he could fly a 767 after having had just two weeks of flight training in a Piper Cub, and he'll laugh you right out from under your Coldplay-droning iPod. Or, possibly, he'll stare at his shoes and discreetly change the subject. Loose lips sink ships, or at least careers.

One morning, I answered a radio call in my cab for a man who was headed to the airport. I thought it was strange that he didn't have any luggage, and asked if he worked out there. He said, yes, and, in fact, he was a higher-up in security. I relished the opportunity of having this guy as my captive audience for the next 30 minutes, and immediately began drilling him on 9/11 complicity. We weren't half way there before I got him to admit, that, yes, something was rotten in Denmark. He had believed the official line in the beginning, but, over time, things didn't add up for him. Well, of course not. If he's savvy enough to be a point-man for security in a major airport, then he can see this for what it is. It weighed heavily on him, and he feared that it could happen again. I admired his straightforwardness, and his unwillingness to spin the truth. It made me wonder how many others in official positions are cognizant of this horrible reality, but keep their opinions down to a whisper for fear of reprisal. Many too many, I would say.

What riles me even more is the fact that the majority still swallow the official line, even those who would never accept this administration's word on any other issue, and that the time for exposure has seemingly come and gone. Why? Because, like the man said, a sucker is born every minute. The dumbing down of this country has become so complete that such a brazen act of treachery could be carried out in complete confidence. The majority have no sense of historical precedence, and miss the obvious parallels to the rise of the nazis and the burning of the Reichstag. Nor can they see past the "it can't happen here" zeitgeist that has long held this nation in it's grip. It sure as hell can happen elsewhere, but not in our own backyard. Americans want nothing more than to think they've woken up in the same world they went to sleep in, and the conditioning from the mainstream media and advertising is a lullaby that soothes the beast of uncertainty in a hostile world.

Worse yet is to know that, even if a critical mass of awakening occured and the natives grew restless, the elites have the means at hand to deal with an uprising. Posse Comitatus is now a thing of the past, and martial law and the deployment of U.N. troops could come to pass in a fortnight. Halliburton was just awarded a 385 million dollar contract to build internment camps for Homeland Security. That's a lot of barbed wire. If all this seems outlandish, then consider just how far we've come in the last five years. It has been a dark time, indeed.

If you are of the many who still don't feel the draft from having had your feathers plucked, I can assure you that the smoking guns are numerous, and that the research has been exhaustive.

There's no doubt that the 9/11 commission saw all of this information and more. But, being the good company men that they are, it was all sidestepped, and the official report said, "move along here folks, nothing to see." How very predictable.


Blogger Republican In Doubt said...

When the Neocons wrote the Plan for the New American Century, they called for a "new Pearl Harbour". It's right in there! I tell you, these people are from the devil.

I have always been a conservative, and I can now tell you that Bush and Cheney are anything but. It's all a puppet show, and Corporate Communism is the new deal. These weasels should be straight back to hell.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Jeremy Rosen said...

You guys are crazy. the PNAC does not call for a new Pearl Harbor.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Pissedoffcabbie said...

Read it and weep, Mr. Rosen.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Rosen said...

The funny thing is that everyone who thinks there's something in that PNAC excerpt has never read the document.

The phrase appears in a paragraph on about page 63 on cutting the Joint Strike Fighter from production. In fact, the entire 60 pages leading up to that and the rest of the document mention almost nothing about terrorism.

I read it before and I'm weeping for you now in being so gullible and not reading the damn thing yourself.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Pissedoffcabbie said...

Don't weep for ME, Jeremy. Weep for the hard times to come.

What makes you such a staunch defender of the neocon blueprint, anyway? I guess what I should really ask is, who do you work for?

12:39 PM  
Blogger Big Daddy Malcontent said...

Jeremy, opinions are like assholes - everyone's got one. But UNINFORMED opinions are like really stinky assholes.

The Pearl Harbor reference appears in chapter V of a PNAC-authored white paper titled "Rebuilding America's Defenses." (A funny title since America's defenses are already the most modern and expensive ones in the world.) Chapter V, titled, "Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force," deals with the development of new technologies - particularly information technologies - that will help the Pentagon establish dominance in "space and cyberspace." On page 51, the author cautions that, "the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor."

Hmmmm. What a coincidence, eh? Now flash forward eight years to the April 2005 issue of "The Nation," which has a lengthy article detailing the very transformation recommended in "Rebuilding America's Defenses."

Still not convinced, Jeremy? Visit this site, put together by a coalition (of willing) university students and professors who can no longer ignore the UNAVOIDABLE MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE that 9/11 was not the "surprise attack" portrayed in the media:

I realize it is difficult for many people to reconcile this painful truth with their fairy tale vision of a just and honest America, Jeremy, but, as the 12-steppers say, "admitting it is the first step."

5:58 AM  
Blogger AliWehrlie said...

"The love of money is the root of all evil."
It can't get any plainer than that, cabbie. These neocons...let's call a spade a spade: these fascists are using the blood, bone and brain matter of our troops to get more money. KATRINA lined their pockets, as well.Anything bad for we living humans is very good for the soulless fascists.

11:24 PM  

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