9/11 Was Just the Beginning...
How the Aftermath of 9/11 Revealed the Truth about Our Country's Leaders and Their Anti-American Agenda
It’s hard to believe that there are now adults who have absolutely no memory of 9/11 or of the world as it was before that infamous day. Even for those of us who remember where we were and what we were doing when we first heard the news, it can be difficult to really remember the pre-9/11 zeitgeist: that post-Cold War ennui, the American empire being, at the time, like a middle-aged man who had climbed the corporate ladder through ruthlessly Machiavellian office politics but who, once he had made it to the top, found himself bored with his own success.
For a very short time, the events of September 11th awakened America from her post-Modern slumbers. We weren’t just living for the next quarterly-earnings report to show that the latest round of layoffs had raised profits and boosted stock prices by another few cents. There was more to life than mindless entertainment and entropy. Our civilization was faced with an existential crisis, and Americans were suddenly on the front lines of this epic battle.
9/11 brought a powerful feeling of unity and purpose that had not been felt in America for a very long time. We were all in this together. There was no banker class on Wall Street vs rust-belt factory workers, no black vs white, no city slicker vs rural rube: we were all Americans, and we all could relate to each other, as Americans, that day.
But…as everyone now knows, that unity did not last.
First, there was the difficult task of putting 9/11 into perspective, which involved asking some pointed questions with some decidedly unpleasant answers. Why did the Muslim world hate America? Most of us were only dimly aware of what our military-industrial complex, CIA, and bankers had done around the world in America’s name. Then there were the far-out conspiracy theorists who claimed the USA had a Zionist Occupied Government (ZOG). In a post-Holocaust world, entertaining such theories was verboten, but when one honestly considered how completely one-sided America’s relationship was (and continues to be) with Israel, and how much murderous hatred America had engendered towards herself by arming and subsidizing Israel (to the tune of billions of dollars per year) and by openly backing this Jewish ethnostate in its perpetual conflicts with its Arab neighbors, one couldn’t help but wonder: why? What, exactly, were the American people getting out of this arrangement? And why was it considered ipso facto anti-Semitic even to ask these questions? Couldn’t you be cool with Jewish people and even Jewish culture but maintain a healthy skepticism about America’s peculiar relationship with a potentially parasitic foreign power?1 These were politically dangerous questions to ask aloud, and only a few brave souls, like Congressman Ron Paul, were willing to ask them.
And then there were the questions about the hijackers themselves. How did they get into the country in the first place, when they were already on a CIA watch list, and why didn’t the CIA alert domestic law enforcement once they were inside the country? Were the hijackers connected with domestic terror cells that had already been on the FBI’s radar for several years? How were they able to use America’s own resources and systems against her? How did they manage to receive training on how to fly a plane, but then blow off the training on how to land, and not trigger all kinds of alarm bells? How did they overstay their visas? And why did the INS mail notices approving two of the hijackers’ student visas six months after 9/11? Just how incompetent was our government, and what would be done to fix it? Or . . . what if . . . there was more than mere incompetence at work here? What if the military-industrial complex and intelligence apparatus knew something beforehand and decided to let it happen anyway?
But worst of all, the Bush/Cheney administration decided to use this tragedy as cover for its own diabolical agenda. The Neo-Con-artists took advantage of this once-in-a-generation moment of national unity as an opportunity to seize dictatorial powers, expand the surveillance state, and plunge America into an ill-advised and devastatingly expensive war in Iraq, which had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11, and whose leader, Saddam Hussein, was detested by the same radical jihadis whom we were supposedly fighting in the War on Terror. Why?
Well, we all know how things turned out…
In many ways, 9/11 is like the Kennedy assassination, in terms of its significance in the public imagination. Both events, in hindsight, seemed to signal the end of a certain feeling of childlike innocence about America and her role in the world. The 1950s and the 1990s are often remembered as times of relative peace, prosperity, and comforting banality following America’s triumph over her mortal enemies in World War II and the Cold War.
But these tragedies didn’t just signal a loss of innocence as in, “Oh snap! Bad things can happen here, in this land of milk and honey!” It was actually far worse.
Let’s analogize America to a family home: the citizens are the children, and the political and institutional leaders are like the parents. And let’s analogize Americans hearing the news about 9/11 and the Kennedy assassination to children waking up in the middle of the night and hearing an ax-murderer breaking into their home. The children run and hide in their parents’ bedroom; however, much to their horror and dismay, the children learn that it is their own parents who are actually the ax-murderers. That is basically what the American people learned about their political and institutional leaders after 9/11.
It has become crystal clear in the 21 years since 9/11 that the Clintons, Bushes, Obamas, and Bidens2 are just the smiling faces of a murderous, anti-human, practically Satanic regime that despises regular American citizens every bit as much as it pretends to hate Islamist Jihadis, Russians, the coronavirus, or whatever the enemy du jour happens to be this week.
We heeded our leaders’ calls to sacrifice because we thought we were all in this together, fighting the good fight against tyranny and terror. In reality, it was all a lie. They were not on our side, and they never had been. Our own leaders were the ones leveraging tyranny and terror against us, the American people, to distract us and ensure our compliance while they embezzled the fat of the land and sold out our country to our enemies, foreign and domestic. What a mindfuck the past two decades have been.
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The Jeffrey Epstein saga provides yet another opportunity to ask these questions about Israel’s influence over America’s elite: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200106-jeffrey-epstein-was-blackmailing-politicians-for-israels-mossad-new-book-claims/
What about Trump? Is he part and parcel of this line of Neo-Con-artists? Or was he controlled opposition? I don’t know, and I have simply suspended judgment about Trump after learning that much of what I thought I knew about him was actually a complete lie, invented by the intelligence services and the Hillary Clinton campaign.