The Importance of Including Truth Emergency and 9/11 Inside the International Progressive Anti-War Movement
By Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff
The international truth emergency is the result of fraudulent elections, compromised 9/11 investigations, illegal preemptive wars, and a continued top down corporate media propaganda. Glenn Beck recently was able to say on national Fox television news that 9/11 truth people openly supported the shooting at the Holocaust Museum. Beck claimed that 9/11 truth proponents see James von Brunn as a “hero.” Beck’s statement is completely without factual merit and represents a hyperrealist slamming of a group already slanderously pre-labeled by the corporate media as “conspiracy theorists.”
A truth emergency is predicated on the inability of many to distinguish between what is real and what is not. Corporate media, Fox in particular, offers news that creates a hyperreality of real world problems and issues. Consumers of corporate television news—especially those whose understandings are framed primarily from that medium alone—are embedded in a state of excited delirium of knowinglessness. This lack of factual awareness of issues like election fraud in 2004, and the increasing evidence of 9/11 Commission report inaccuracies, often leaves people politically paralyzed.
To counter knowinglessness, progressive activists need to include 9/11 Truth and many other issues as important elements of radical-progressive political efforts. We must not be afraid of corporate media labeling and instead build truth from the bottom up. Critical thinking and fact-finding are the basis of democracy, and we must stand for the maximization of informed participatory democracy at the lowest possible level in society.
Conspiracies tend to be actions by small groups of individuals rather than massive collective plots by entire governments. However, small groups can be dangerous, especially when the individuals have significant power in huge public and private bureaucracies. Corporate boards of directors meet in closed rooms to plan to how best to maximize profit. If they knowingly make plans that hurt others, violate laws, undermine ethics, or show favoritism to friends, they are involved in a conspiracy.
The first thing that critics of new investigations on 9/11, election fraud, and other issues do is to link all the questions—including some of the most hair-brained ideas— together in a crazy hodgepodge of irrationality that undermines legitimate investigations. We must not be afraid to openly discuss, research, and validate these issues.
Former Brigham Young University physics professor Steven E. Jones and some 700 scientific professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, and physics have now concluded that the official explanation for the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings is implausible according to laws of physics. Especially concerning is the collapse of WTC 7, a forty-seven-story building that was not hit by planes, yet dropped in its own “footprint” in 6.6 seconds in the same manner as a controlled demolition.
To support his theory, Jones and eight other scientists conducted chemical research on the dust from the World Trade centers. Their research results were published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal Open Chemical Physics Journal, Volume 2, 2009. The authors write, “We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples. The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.” Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of a metal powder and a metal oxide, which produces an aluminothermic reaction known as a thermite reaction and is used in controlled demolitions of buildings.
Progressive anti-war activists should openly support 9/11 Truth as an important component of building a new non-exploitative world based on democracy, openness, and human rights.
Peter Phillips, Professor Sociology, Sonoma State University, President, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored, 9/11 Truth Steering Committee
Mickey Huff, Associate Professor History, Diablo Valley College, Executive Committee, Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored, 9/11 Truth Advisory Committee