Going against the Grain
A few years back I caught wind of the 9/11 Truth movement. At the time that I heard of the movement I was still very much caught up in the zeitgeist of the times and still very supportive of Bush and his subsequent actions after the events of 9/11. I was very supportive of the war in Afghanistan and the war in Iraq that followed two years later. Initially I supported the Patriot Act and any legislation or movement that I thought would make this country safer. I was very much a follower and not necessarily thinking for myself. At the time I thought that the history of Arab attacks against American interests and territories had simply continued with the events of 9/11. Then I started to at least ask myself some of the questions being asked by the 9/11 Truth movement.
I started asking myself how out of a fire so hot that it could allegedly melt steel a single passport could survive and fall to the ground in NYC to be found by the FBI. I asked myself how could the buildings fall at free fall speeds but yet the official story is as each floor collapsed the weight of the top floor forced the next floor to collapse and so on. I asked myself how come there are literally hundreds of eyewitnesses in and near the towers that day that heard explosion after explosion before the collapses. I asked myself how come Tower 7 blocks away could collapse from the impact when buildings directly adjacent from the towers didn’t even lose some of their windows. I asked myself why Tower 7 would mysteriously collapse hours after the twin towers collapsed.
I found it curious that Tower 7 would collapse while it housed the CIA, Department of Defense, IRS, US Secret Service, Citibank’s Salomon Smith Barney, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and many other financial institutions including the SEC. Of course the SEC is important because at the time the SEC was investigating the Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter IPO fraud cases for which all records were lost after the collapse. The cases against Enron and WorldCom were greatly affected by the loss of evidence in the collapse. The office of emergency management was setup specifically for the mayor of NYC to go in the event of such attacks exactly like 9/11, but on 9/11 Giuliani decided not to go to the office, which had a clear view of the Twin Towers, but instead set up a makeshift office at 75 Barkley Street.
I also asked myself why Larry Silverstein would purchase a multi-billion dollar insurance policy on the only three buildings he owned in the WTC plaza, the Twin Towers and WTC 7, less than 6 weeks before the events of 9/11 destroyed all 3. In a U.S. District Court in Manhattan a judge ruled that the Twin Towers collapses were two separate occurrences and that Larry Silverstein could possibly collect up to 4.6 billion in insurance money for the destruction of the properties that the Port Authority had been trying to demolish for years due to asbestos issues and lack of tenants draining the city coffers. I asked myself why the 9/11 Commission report fails to mention the total collapse of the 47 story WTC 7 building.
I asked myself what are the connections between the President and the fact that his brother Marvin and his cousin Wirt Walker III were principles in the company Stratesec, formerly named Securacom, that was in charge of security for the World Trade Center, with Walker being the CEO from 1999 until January 2002.
I asked myself how the most heavily surveillanced building perhaps in the entire world only has one very inconclusive video of the “plane” that hit the Pentagon. I asked myself how in pictures that the FBI used as evidence for the 9/11 Commission Report, there were offices exposed due to the hole in the side of the pentagon and there were still unchared papers still lying on desks next to unharmed computers on top of unharmed wooden desks.
I could literally go on and on for page after page listing the questions I have regarding the events of 9/11 but I won’t. I am not saying that I believe George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. I am not saying that the war in Iraq is definitely only for oil. I am not saying there were no terrorists involved with 9/11. I am not saying that 9/11 was a cover up orchestrated by elite individuals for preservation of wealth and power. What I am saying is the official story leaves gaping holes into the investigation and completely fails to ask very relevant questions regarding very relevant aspects of the events. What I am saying is that not believing the official story in no way whatsoever makes me or anyone a terrorist or guilty of treason or a friend of the enemy or a wacko conspiracy theorist. What I am saying is that there are some major aspects of the events on 9/11 that are very mysterious and deserve to be investigated more than a government sponsored commission. Because we all know that just like the Warren Report cover up, it wouldn’t be the first time that the government orchestrated investigations to correlate with their needs and interests.
All of the preceding rambling was the build-up to the real point of this post, the announcement of Jesse Ventura’s new show on TruTV. Jesse Ventura is a major voice in the 9/11 Truth movement and he has been widely ridiculed for it. Well he finally gets to express his opinions to a massive audience. Of course we will have to wait and see if the network will really give him free reign or if he will even present any relevant information. Either way, at least there is a network willing to give a platform to a dissenting voice.
Of course I must note that all of the articles and news stories I have read on both major networks and major publications to most blogs and comments are 99% negative and the reoccurring ridicule is that Ventura is a wacko conspiracy theorist and anyone interested in the show are all wackos too. So there is a lot of evidence that there isn’t a lot of free thinking going on in the country and the typical close minded, unwillingness to ask tough questions and unwillingness to leave the comfort zone opinions are still alive.
I understand that my position on this topic isn’t a popular one, especially here in the south, but I don’t shape my opinions and beliefs on what kind of friends I might get or might lose, so I cant wait for the show to begin.
I highly encourage everyone to abandon what they think they know and start researching for yourself. To get started all you have to do is Google “9/11 Truth” and you will open a Pandora’s box of different links, (some legit and some ridiculous) videos, and a compendium of other evidence and research behind the events of 9/11. Just remember to keep an open mind and even if the evidence leads you back to the widely accepted theory at least you asked some questions and didn’t just follow blindly.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein