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Out-Thought, Out-Bought, Out-Fought: Why the '9/11 truth' movement failed

Never Forget
© Unz.com
Sometimes you have to lie to others to buy time to deal with a problem.

But never lie to yourself. -Lt. Gen Bernard C. "Mick" Trainor, USMC (Ret.)
I have cited my late friend "Mick" Trainor's words elsewhere, and kept them in mind since he said them to me in the late 1980s.They ought to be graven in granite in the minds of everyone of good heart in public life. They are also an indictment of the "9/11 Truth" movement as a whole, which tried to speak the truth about this atrocity to the people as well as to those in power, but increasingly lied to itself about the effect it was having. It finally ended in complete failure, lacking only a decent funeral oration.

An Overview

It gives me no pleasure at all to write these words. I personally came to the movement late in 2009, then met many excellent people and worked with many fine editors at a time when overt censorship was still minimal. The best of the "Truthers" shared one thing in common: they were right that the US Government explanation of the 9/11 attacks was singularly flawed, in whole and in all its major parts. But they - and I include myself here - were never able to convey that message in a politically significant way to enough of the American public to matter.

The net effect is that despite innumerable articles, speeches, seminars, videos, protests and the like by tens of thousands of activists, the 20th anniversary of 9/11 came and went with barely a whimper. It was preceded by the collapse of the 9/11 lawyers effort in New York City on which so many had staked their hopes, and the dismissal of Richard Gage - the founder of the seminal "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth" - from his own organization by his own board. It is tragic enough when evil triumphs, which is what the real planners and perpetrators of 9/11 did. It is even worse when the collapse of the efforts to expose them and to bring them to justice ends in farce.

Syringe

CDC Director: Fully vaccinated definition to be updated

CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky
© Today.com
Yesterday, in a press conference, the director of the CDC warned that they may have to "update" the definition of "fully vaccinated".

At the virtual presser accompanying the approval of "mix-and-match" booster jabs, Dr Rochelle Walensky told reporters that:
We will continue to look at this. We may need to update our definition of 'fully vaccinated' in the future,
The "updated" definition would potentially mean only people who have had the third "booster" shot would be considered "fully vaccinated", while people who have had the two original shots are no longer "fully vaccinated".

Whilst the warning might just be a ploy to scare people into getting their "booster" without forcing them to, it should be noted a revised definition of "fully vaccinated" has already been adopted in other countries.

Biohazard

Mosquitos from East Asia spreading throughout Europe could be vector for viruses - study

mosquito italy
© parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com
An invasive species of mosquito from East Asia is slowly spreading throughout Italy and could serve as a vector for viruses, according to a new scientific report.

An article in the Parasites & Vectors scientific journal last week claimed to have evidence that the concerning mosquitos, known as Aedes koreicus, have been expanding toward southwest Italy since being discovered in the north in 2011.

Comment: With the increasing harm to people's health from lockdowns and the experimental vaccine campaign, the situation is ripe for outbreaks of all kinds, and, in addition, it seems that the vast majority of people are oblivious to where possibly the most serious viral threat to humanity comes from: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Is The Government Hyping Shortages? And is 'Vaccination Shedding' Really a Thing?




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Breaking the News: How the first media moguls shaped history

Media Moguls
© Corbett Report
I'm sure you're familiar with the old adage that "you are what you eat." Well, here's a similarly important observation that you probably weren't told as a child: you are what you read. Or, to put it in terms that the "Netflix and chill" generation can understand: you are what you watch.

This should be a pretty obvious insight. Why do you think one of Jeff Bezos' first moves in his quest to become the real-life embodiment of a comic book supervillain was to buy The Washington Post? It's sometimes said that money is power, but Bezos' purchase of WaPo shows that owning a major press outlet is a way to leverage that power and stretch those dollars even further. Indeed, as I observed in How to Save the World (in One Easy Step!), narrative — the ability to shape people's understanding of the world through story — is the most powerful weapon in the world. It should go without saying that owning a major media entity is the most effective way of wielding that weapon.

I say "it should go without saying" because the history of mass media is the history of rich and powerful people trying to shape entire nations' understanding of the world. But, as usual, this is the type of history that is not taught in schools, so it's entirely possible that this observation in fact does not go without saying.

So today let's examine the story of some of the early media moguls and the effect that their control of the press had in shaping the history of the world in the 20th century.

Smiley

Infrastructure bill includes Capitol building expansion to hold Pfizer lobbyists

Satire:

Infrastructure Bill Includes Capitol Building Expansion To Hold All The Pfizer Lobbyists
Pfizer & Capitol Building
© Babylon Bee
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate leaders revealed today that Biden's "Build Back Better" infrastructure plan will include $86 Billion for a brand-new Capitol Building construction project. The Capitol will be expanded to hold 100 Senators, 435 Representatives, and 1,423 Pfizer lobbyists.

Attention

Google demonetizes climate skeptics and bans 'denier' ads

The only people worth silencing are those who are right.

Goolag
© Hacktivist Parody Google
Hacktivist Parody Google
Google is waging a war against skeptics because skeptics have the truth on their side and they win debates too easily. How do we know? There are plenty of wrong people on the internet, and acres of misinformation, but Google is happy to feed those creators. The Flat Earthers are not spreading fast on Youtube, they're not attracting millions of views. But no one needs to cut off their money supply because their arguments aren't persuasive. To stop those ideas from running amok, the world only needs free speech.
Google announces: ...a new monetization policy for Google advertisers, publishers and YouTube creators that will prohibit ads for, and monetization of, content that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change. This includes content referring to climate change as a hoax or a scam, claims denying that long-term trends show the global climate is warming, and claims denying that greenhouse gas emissions or human activity contribute to climate change.

Google demonetizes content creators who deny climate change

by Ian Miles Cheong, Rebel News
Arrogance knows no bounds:
The tech giant claims it will be able to differentiate between content "that states a false claim as fact, versus content that reports on or discusses that claim."
Who needs scientists anyhow - just Google the truth instead of doing all those experiments?

It's time for skeptics to hone their skills in satire and parody. Let's screw those algorithms!

For content creators who were relying on Youtube adverts, losing the monetization could kill the business, it's a cruel blow. Google's behaviour is grossly unfair and deceptive. It sold itself as a "platform" deceived people into watching and sharing their creative talents, and on November 1 could wipe them out. But good talent can still find a way — not only are there other, better video homes, but it's so much better to get a business model that doesn't feed or rely on Google. My advice would be to connect with your audience, set up a blog or a website, and ask for help and donations. Use Youtube while you still can, to set up a list.

Attention

The American police state's reign of terror continues ... With help from the Supreme Court

Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges. — George Carlin
SWAT Police
© A Government of Wolves.com/
You think you've got rights? Think again.

All of those freedoms we cherish — the ones enshrined in the Constitution, the ones that affirm our right to free speech and assembly, due process, privacy, bodily integrity, the right to not have police seize our property without a warrant, or search and detain us without probable cause — amount to nothing when the government and its agents are allowed to disregard those prohibitions on government overreach at will.

This is the grim reality of life in the American police state.

In fact, in the face of the government's ongoing power grabs, our so-called rights have been reduced to mere technicalities, privileges that can be granted and taken away, all with the general blessing of the courts.

This is what one would call a slow death by a thousand cuts, only it's the Constitution being inexorably bled to death by the very institution (the judicial branch of government) that is supposed to be protecting it (and us) from government abuse.

Court pundits, fixated on a handful of politically charged cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term dealing with abortion, gun rights and COVID-19 mandates, have failed to recognize that the Supreme Court — and the courts in general — sold us out long ago.

With each passing day, it becomes increasingly clear that Americans can no longer rely on the courts to "take the government off the backs of the people," in the words of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. When presented with an opportunity to loosen the government's noose that keeps getting cinched tighter and tighter around the necks of the American people, what does our current Supreme Court usually do?

It ducks. Prevaricates. Remains silent. Speaks to the narrowest possible concern.

More often than not, it gives the government and its corporate sponsors the benefit of the doubt, seemingly more concerned with establishing order and protecting government interests than with upholding the rights of the people enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

Rarely do the concerns of the populace prevail.

Every so often, the justices toss a bone to those who fear they have abdicated their allegiance to the Constitution. Too often, however, the Supreme Court tends to march in lockstep with the police state.

As a result, the police and other government agents have been generally empowered to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance.

Attention

The Sickness Cult - Getting ready for just in case

V for Vendetta Quote
© Dezignerz Blogspot
Some of of you have probably seen and listened to the speech given by the character V in the wonderfully inspirational movie, V For Vendetta - which bears re-watching if you haven't lately and is a must-view if you've never seen it at all.

The speech - given over government-censored airwaves pirated by the character, V - talks about how people gave in to fear - of sickness, ironically enough. And turned over power to an authoritarian government - or rather, submitted to it - out of desperation for a return to some semblance of calm and normalcy.

One of the specific things V touched on was the perfectly natural desire most of us have for the familiar things, the everyday routines and places - and how this can be used against us by psychopathic political types to leverage our submission. No one wants to put their life's work in jeopardy, much less their family's security. People cherish their friends and community; they love their homes.


It is very difficult to say good-by to these things.

But sometimes, it is the only thing to do.

Biohazard

West Nile Virus kills 10 people in Arizona since beginning of September, 200 cases detected this year

mosquito
© Getty
Health officials have confirmed the first death in Maricopa County from West Nile virus since this year's mosquito season began in May.
As of Sept. 27, the West Nile Virus has killed 10 people this month according to a report by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The majority of the deaths occurred in Maricopa County, with the first person dying at the beginning of September, according to ADHS public information officer Tom Herrmann.

Up until August 1, there were zero to three newcases reported each week in Arizona, according to ADHS data. Confirmed cases doubled from two to four in the first week of August, peaking at 24 to 25 per week in late August and early September.

Herrmann said there can be a delay in cases showing up in ADHS's data because of the time required for them to be reported and investigated. Someone who gets sick might take a week before testing and results take another two to three days before getting reported. Then it may take ADHS anywhere from a few to days to as long as two weeks before the case is counted because medical records are reviewed and tests confirmed if necessary.

Comment: One wonders what impact the experimental injection roll out will have on the numbers suffering from severe symptoms, because it has already been shown that the injection has a detrimental effect on the immune system, it would also make the situation even more risky for those who are already immuno-compromised; this same concern applies to all the other outbreaks we've been documenting in recent years:


Arrow Up

Australian doctors fed Ivermectin to primary school aged children to treat lice

Child in Kindergarten
© Mihail_fotodeti/Pixabay
Back in 2010 some 700 children were enrolled in a trial to control head lice in two schools in Canberra. The most lice infected school not only gave Ivermectin doses to 93% of all the children, but sent the drug home for their brothers and sisters too. The exact details are behind a paywall, but similar trials like this use oral doses of 200 micrograms per kilogram, which is, as it happens, the same dose the FLCCC recommends for adults to use for prevention against Covid.

At the end of the school trial, six months later, lice infestations were down by 87% and "No adverse events were reported. "

But wait, what about all the diarrhea, vomiting, seizures and coma that may have befallen all these poor children? Who would be so reckless as to hand out this drug hither-thither with just a "fact sheet"?!

This is, after all, what the experts at University of Sydney, one of our"top" universities, are saying about Ivermectin in 2021:
Thinking of trying Ivermectin for COVID? Here's what can happen with this controversial drug

Taking a scientific approach to misinformation about unproven and potentially dangerous covid 'treatments', Sydney experts explain that side-effects range from vomiting and diarrhoea to seizures and a coma.
This might be a clue:
What does it do to your body?

We know very little about what the drug does to humans, and the little we do know mostly comes from its use in animals.
Who were these fools, ignorant of 3.8 billion doses of ivermectin given to humans, plus a Nobel Prize, and the title "wonder drug"? They were Doctors of Pharmacology: Associate Nial Wheate, Professor Andrew McLachlan and Slade Matthews from the University of Sydney. Researchers who apparently slavishly adopt FDA twitter campaigns, but don't even know how to look up Wikipedia?