Joel S. Hirschhorn
evidence that America’s political system is a criminal conspiracy,
open your mind to piles of new analyses that prove beyond doubt that
the official 9/11 story is a lie. Years of a bipartisan cover-up of
9/11 lies make it much more than one horrendous past event. It endures
in infamy as a symptom of a corrupt and dishonest government.
we pay for what 9/11 and its cover-up have burdened us with, including
the costly Iraq war and the erosion of the rule of law and constitutional
rights. Power elites have suppressed the truth because they fear what
will happen when the public understands that 9/11 was not accomplished
solely by foreign terrorists.
sound analyses of what happened at the World Trade Center have unequivocally
shown that the official 9/11 story is not credible (www.ae911truth.org).
Truth seekers have met their burden of proof; the government has not
met theirs. Simply put, controlled demolition brought down three buildings,
not fires from the impact of planes on two of them. Not only was the
US government involved, it has also conspired to hide the truth from
the public. Why? Republican and Democratic politicians and power elites
fear that 9/11 truth will remove what little public trust remains in
government. The truth will produce political instability, perhaps breaking
the two-party stranglehold on our political system. And it should. And
it must, if we are to finally obtain the deep political reforms our
nation desperately needs.
started before George W. Bush and his criminal co-conspirators accelerated
it with their blatant disregard for the rule of law and our Constitution.
It will continue, even with a Democratic administration, unless we reform
our political system. We must remind Americans that our nation was born
in an insurrectionist, populist rebellion against political tyranny
– and that 9/11 teaches us that we need a Second American Revolution.
We must destroy the domestic Axis of Arrogance of our plutocracy more
than fear a foreign Axis of Evil. How?
A vast nationwide
grassroots 9/11 truth movement is ignored by the mainstream news media.
Its success will be the catalyst for renewing American democracy. It
will produce a shock wave that rattles the brains of all Americans:
Shock therapy from a truth so powerful and unsettling that Americans
finally see the decline of American democracy that allowed 9/11 and
Make no mistake,
the 9/11 truth movement holds the future of the United States. We are
not subversive “conspiracy theorists” or enablers of foreign
terrorism. We are patriotic warriors working to nullify group delusion
produced by government propaganda. Dozens of books and websites reveal
countless technical contradictions and inconsistencies with the official
government 9/11 story and the laws of physics. The weight of the evidence
supports one painful verdict: Our federal government played a role,
probably through a large “black op.” The “why”
is obvious: To justify an unjust war to serve corporate interests and
Here is our
opportunity: To make 9/11 the tipping point for American democracy renewal.
Our enemies fear that if this movement succeeds, their plutocratic,
elitist cabal – the Axis of Arrogance – run by the two-party
duopoly will collapse. Corruption keeps our political system stable
– truth must clean it up. Instability is the necessary price for
have sustained the ruling terrorism-threat paradigm. 9/11 truth must
energize a new political-reform paradigm. Patriotism framed as defending
the nation against terrorism must be replaced by patriotism focused
on repairing American democracy.
status quo protectionists lie about us to defeat our movement. Things
will get worse as our movement draws closer to bringing down the corrupt
political system. And we are getting closer. Only 16 percent of Americans
believe that members of the Bush administration are telling the truth
about what they knew about terrorist attacks on the US prior to 9/11,
according to a New York Times/CBS News poll. But what people say in
polls is not the same as coming out publicly and vociferously for 9/11
truth, or seeing the roots of 9/11 in the decay of American democracy,
not merely the actions of a few evil people.
public must be re-educated to see the arrogant power elites running
our national plutocracy as worse than radical Islamic terrorists. Paul
Craig Roberts captured the essence of the problem: “Americans
think their danger is terrorists. They don't understand the terrorists
cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution.
... The terrorists are not anything like the threat that we face to
the Bill of Rights and the Constitution from our own government in the
name of fighting terrorism. Americans just aren't able to perceive that.”
9/11 is a
history lesson to inform the nation about democracy decline. As John
McMurtry asked, “So which goes - the faith in America’s
greatness and goodness in the world, or the facts which disclose the
opposite at the very top?” We must always remember that Americans
are better than their government. They do not get the government they
deserve. They get the government that the rich and powerful impose.
That must end.
more than power elites. There is psychological resistance of millions
of Americans to painful 9/11 truth – a shameful, “unthinkable”
truth about their elected government. Even if they have doubts about
the official story, they instinctively recoil and erect mental barriers
to block out the full truth. They want to keep believing that they live
in a great democracy. They want to believe that when the Bush administration
is replaced our democracy will be in good shape again. Hard to accept
that 9/11 truth could not have been suppressed this long without the
tacit or explicit approval of Democratic politicians and power brokers.
It is as
if we are telling children that their parents are mass murderers. Distracted,
time-poor, depressed, political disengaged, cynical and insecure Americans
do not want to hear that their government had a hand in 9/11. That for
years their two-party-controlled government has blatantly lied to them.
That thousands of good Americans have died and been terribly injured
in a war propped up by the false-flag 9/11 fiction. In sum, that despite
elections a vast criminal conspiracy has been so successful for so long.
Such thoughts hurt.
instability is scary to ordinary Americans. But stability based on corruption
and lies is destructive. Only when Americans see 9/11 as a political
attack (by Americans on Americans) – not solely a terrorist attack
(by foreigners on Americans) – will they understand that revealing
9/11 truth must lead to major political reforms. Instability is the
cost of democracy renewal.
powerful messages: The collapse of the rule of law is more important
than the collapse of buildings. Countless more have died because of
9/11 than on 9/11. The events of 9/11 ultimately are less important
than the reasons for and consequences of 9/11.
As John McMurtry
said, “[9/11] allowed an illegitimate administration to transmute
into America’s patriotic champion at war - above accountability
and the rule of law. ‘Defending America from another terrorist
attack’ became a political blank check for corporate corruption
of government expenditures with impunity, war criminal acts and threats
across the Islamic and alternative third world, and attacks on civil
rights and commons at home.” All this persists as 9/11 lies persist.
levels of public trust in Congress and the president, too many Americans
still believe that elections are the path to major political reforms.
Despite a solid history of campaign lies from politicians, and overwhelming
belief that the nation is on the wrong track, Americans keep hoping
that they can vote their way into a better future. Most Americans do
not have a Boston Tea Party mentality. They are unready to revolt despite
revolting conditions. Our truth movement must help Americans accept
painful truth and its political fallout. We must put all the technical
truth discovered by reputable scientists and engineers to work for systemic
We must do
more than oust the official story and obtain a new 9/11 investigation
that now has wide support by hundreds of respected Americans (www.patriotsquestion911.com).
We must guide Americans into a more patriotic and courageous mental
state. We must help Americans become outraged and rebellious, yet also
optimistic about major political reforms.
the power elites running and ruining our nation requires building an
army of Americans openly revolting against the two-party corporatist
state now in control. The 9/11 truth movement must use political strategies
to defeat the status quo political establishment. Here are three actions.
detailed technical analyses unequivocally proving that the official
story is false, the movement can draft a bill that might be titled The
9/11 Truth Act of 2008. This proposed federal legislation should be
delivered to every member of the House and Senate early next year. It
would clarify the investigation: What its scope and objectives must
be. What reliable entity, public or private or a combination, must be
used. How the public must be given opportunities to present information.
What resources must be provided and what time frame must be adhered
We must take
the initiative and specify exactly what kind of new official 9/11 investigation
is necessary, recognizing that professionals in the truth movement have
limited resources and cannot address all questions. The 9/11 truth movement
itself must define exactly what the first real credible and comprehensive
government sponsored investigation must consist of. We can have no confidence
in anything that the political establishment might devise to silence
our movement. We must tell the public, the media and the political world
what is required to reveal the total truth as to what caused, for example,
the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings, especially building
7 not even hit by a plane.
and submitting this legislation must then be followed up by all 9/11
groups urging their supporters to bombard Congress with demands for
hearings and passage of the bill. This is the way to engage more Americans
politically to obtain full 9/11 truth.
few politicians’ comments support the truth movement. A rare statement
came from presidential candidate Ron Paul. In a radio interview in January,
2007 he said that the 9/11 investigations to date are “more or
less cover-up and no real explanation of what went on.” However,
later in the year when he became more visible he was asked about the
possibility of the official story being orchestrated by the government.
He said emphatically “absolutely not.” In another interview,
when asked whether he thought 9/11 was an inside job that our government
made happen, he responded forcefully “No.” So apparently
Paul sees a cover-up but not about the involvement of our government.
Would he support legislation for a new investigation?
second critical political action is this: Proclaim that only politicians
that actively support passage of our legislation will earn support in
the 2008 elections from the millions of Americans doubting the official
9/11 story. This threat is an absolute necessity. If the legislation
is not passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush, then
we must aggressively support a boycott on voting for all Democrats and
Republicans in the 2008 federal elections.
those committed to 9/11 truth should honor what the Founders gave us
in our Constitution in case some day Americans lost confidence in the
federal government, especially in Congress. That day has arrived. 9/11
was that day. They gave us the option in Article V for a convention
of state delegates to propose constitutional amendments. We must see
SYSTEM reforms as only achievable through constitutional amendments
that Congress will never propose nor achieve through normal legislation.
and the entire elitist political establishment have intentionally denied
us a convention for over 200 years. The one and only requirement in
Article V has more than been satisfied by over 500 state applications
from all 50 states. Enough is enough. Our truth movement should join
the effort of Friends of the Article V Convention at www.foavc.org by
urging truth group members to join FOAVC. The political establishment
fears both 9/11 truth and an Article V convention. We must grasp that
9/11 truth can bring us to the brink of political reforms and the convention
is the process to obtain them.
truth movement must also be a political movement – but not in
any partisan sense. 9/11 truth can help Americans take back their country.
9/11 truth can end the criminal, corrupt and conniving plutocracy that
stole our government and mutilated our democracy.
We must transform
9/11 from a catalyzing event for imperialistic war-mongering to one
for democracy renewal. We must convert terrorist-transfixed fear into
political reform enthusiasm.
of truth is not always the pursuit of happiness – not when the
truth hurts. The 9/11 truth movement is not about finding immediate
happiness. It is about rebooting American democracy and, after accomplishing
that, earning happiness.
full professor of engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison,
and then senior official with the Congressional Office of Technology
Assessment and the National Governors Association, Joel S. Hirschhorn
is now an activist writer and can be reached through www.delusionaldemocracy.com.
This article is based on presentations given at a recent conference
sponsored by Boston 9/11 Truth.]
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