Activist laments: “We live in a bifurcated media universe that produces misinformation and false narratives with impunity.”
A New York times opinion piece explains “how September 11 gave us January 6.” Other mainstream media have reported the same theme: Front Line, Washington Post, the Guardian. They have all issued media that blames the January 6 Capitol riot by right wing Trump followers on those who doubted the official story about 9/11.
The story goes that the ‘conspiracy theorists’ who have doubted the official explanation have sowed the seeds of conspiracy within the culture and this fostered a culture of disbelief, and this created the conditions for Trump followers to be manipu/lated with a ‘Big Lie’ to riot on the Capitol.
The theme is a semantic sleight of hand that acknowledges the skeptics of the official story, but it doesn’t give credence to those ideas, and makes no mention of Building #7, of course. It twists the claim of foreign terrorists attacking from abroad to domestic terrorists attacking from within.
However, the argument that September 11 “terrorism” begat domestic terrorism on January 6 is itself premised on the original lie of the false flag, that radical Muslims flew planes into the Towers and made the buildings collapse. It extends the skepticism about the 9/11 official story to the rioters, and notes that President Trump used doubts about the integrity of the election to make up the “Big Lie” of a ‘stolen election.
So, now on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and what should be a time of serious discussion about what really happened, instead the media spins a narrative at conspiracy theorists, who refuse the official report and connect them with Trump followers. The doubters become conflated with the terrorists themselves, and thereby impugned as accomplices for being disloyal to the state, and the official narrative.
The Big Lie has become a way to keep our eyes off the cover up, so we don’t seek the truth about the 9/11. Especially important is to avoid any discussion about controlled demolition. Silence about this, and refusal to investigate, shows the malfeasance by government people, like Cheney and the Federal Attorneys General, John Ashcroft.
Indeed, it was a surprise to hear Speaker Pelosi actually use the term “Big Lie” to call out Trump. Because, by using the term she acknowledges that ‘Big Lies” are a problem. Ironically, it is a term the 9/11 truth community has used to discredit the official explanation of the 9/11 attacks. But now it is being used by the Dems to discredit, even impeach, a GOP President, but it sets the stage for a closing narrative to 9/11 twenty years ago.
We know what a “Big Lie” is; it is the term coined by the NAZI, Goebbels, used in his remarks about how to control the masses. Tell a big lie, one so big, it is crazy to think it isn’t possible.
I think it is true to say ‘The Donald’ deployed a Big Lie to run his people into a national security dragnet; he served as a pied piper and led people to a certain doom. He played his followers and fed them to the Federal lions, giving credence to the claim that the country faces a domestic security threat from the hard right.
Significantly, establishment figures like Nancy Pelosi are using language, invented by a NAZI, that she disingenuously won’t apply to 9/11. The 9/11 ‘official narrative’ is a ‘Big Lie’ that is evidenced by multiple details, but most tellingly, the Building 7 free-fall rate of collapse, obviously imploded, and covered up.
The cover up of the truth about September 11, 2001, is the Big Lie that should be discussed on the 20th anniversary, but it isn’t; an alternative narrative is being spun: this manipulation of media shows how we are in an Orwellian moment where language is ironically bent to make a lie into the truth, and news that should be informative, in fact manipulates thinking to foster acceptance of a lie.
It is conceivable to me that Trump approached his attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 with a level of hubris that would have him think: ‘I can tell a better Big Lie than the boys that did 9/11’. Indeed, Cheney et al are the best at what they do. And so it is with some odd coincidence that Cheney’s daughter is one of the few Republicans willing to investigate Trump’s Big Lie.
We should consider that Liz Cheney’s role is to prove that Trump told a Big Lie so he can be totally discredited and the cover up of the truth about 9/11 sustained. But ask Cheney about her father’s Big Lie, and you will hit the wall of silence.
Now more than ever we need to push for the truth about the September 11, 2001 attacks to challenge the impunity of the deep state to cover up crimes against our democracy.
“Opinion: False, toxic Sept. 11 conspiracy theories are still widespread today”
“The birth of a conspiracy theory; Trutherism emerged almost immediately after the attacks.”
“In a variety of polls in the first decade after 9/11, Democrats were more likely than Republicans to believe in Trutherism. In a 2006 Ohio University survey, 51 percent of Democrats signed on to some form of Trutherism, while only 18 percent of Republicans did the same. The survey is imperfect — it doesn’t include a “somewhat unlikely” option, and other polls show much higher percentages that “don’t know” — but it demonstrates that Trutherism had a solid foothold on the left.”
“Law professor Evan Laine and political economist Raju Parakkal of Thomas Jefferson University studied what drove so many Americans to subscribe to the conspiracy theories that Bush was behind the attacks.”
“Truther communities cropped up online and believers met at conferences across the country. A new class of “experts” also emerged. Fenster explained that academics such as physicist Steven Jones and theologian David Ray Griffin, as well as longtime conspiracy theorists including Alex Jones, made the case for Trutherism in books, broadcasts and lectures. Within a few years, an entire Trutherism industry had formed.”
“Trump and the changing face of Trutherism:
After Bush left office, conspiracy-theory enthusiasts found new obsessions, such as Obama’s birth certificate. But in 2016, amid the rise of Donald Trump (and eight years of Obama as president), Trutherism became more prevalent among Republicans.
By the time Trump took office, the partisan divide on Trutherism had nearly disappeared.”
“Meanwhile, Trump embraced conspiracy theories around election fraud, Obama’s citizenship and other topics. And, although Trump didn’t endorse Sept. 11 Trutherism specifically, he tiptoed around the edges of it and elevated leading Truthers such as Jones.”
“Conspiracy theories existed in both parties before Trump became the Republican standard-bearer. But Trump brought conspiratorial thinking into the mainstream, encouraging his followers — explicitly or implicitly — to trust no one else and follow him down the rabbit hole.” “A new forever conspiracy theory?”
“Twenty years on, Trutherism remains substantial. One in 6 Americans — including 19 percent of Democrats and 14 percent of Republicans — believe in some form of the conspiracy theory.”
“To be sure, Republicans are currently more supportive of dangerous conspiracy theories, such as election fraud and fear mongering about coronavirus vaccines. But the data on Trutherism shows there is an audience for conspiracy theories in both parties. A sizable subset of voters are prepared to believe things for which there is no evidence. America will have to cope with that for years to come.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/10/september-11-us-reaction-forever-wars-rights-insurrection?utm_term=7540eaa62bb5577a6a1fcfbda9ac059f&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&CMP=GTUS_email “New books argue that lines can be drawn tracing the spread of disinformation on the internet and the direct challenge to democracy posed by Donald Trump and his supporters – culminating in the 6 January insurrection – all the way back to decisions taken in the febrile atmosphere that followed the attacks on New York and Washington two decades ago.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/11/yes-jan-6-insurrectionists-were-terrorists-george-w-bush-just-indicted-them/ “The 1/6 terrorists breached the building the 9/11 terrorists could not. Both the 9/11 terrorists and the domestic 1/6 terrorists sought to destroy our democracy in service to a crazed ideology of intolerance.”
“The press, the ecosystem of donors, activists and operatives, and even, to an extent, the Democrats all treat Republicans as a normal political party within our democratic system, rather than as the enablers of a “foul spirit” and violent extremism. They shy away from labeling Republicans as “1/6 truthers” when the GOP’s effort to direct blame away from the actual terrorists is no better than claiming 9/11 was an inside job.”
“The media would be compelled to drop its false equivalence between the parties. We would, in short, reach the inevitable conclusion that today’s GOP operates outside of and is a threat to peaceful democratic governance and a multiracial democracy.”
https://www.brasscheck.com/video/the-9-11-solution/?omhide=true Brasscheck in 9 minute video shows how the “official” false narrative was laid down in national news reports within the first two hours of the 9/11 attacks.