Jun 072019
 

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“In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany. She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public. “Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her. “Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia…. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

John Pilger

Feb 072019
 

By Kevin Barrett
Global Research, February 06, 2019
The Unz Review 1 February 2019
A Review of Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas by Cass Sunstein (based on an earlier paper co-authored with Adrian Vermeule); In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business by Charlan Nemeth; and Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them, edited by Joseph E. Uscinski

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On January 25 2018 YouTube unleashed the latest salvo in the war on conspiracy theories, saying

“we’ll begin reducing recommendations of borderline content and content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as videos promoting a phony miracle cure for a serious illness, claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11.”

At first glance that sounds reasonable. Nobody wants YouTube or anyone else to recommend bad information. And almost everyone agrees that phony miracle cures, flat earthism, and blatantly false claims about 9/11 and other historical events are undesirable.

But if we stop and seriously consider those words, we notice a couple of problems. First, the word “recommend” is not just misleading but mendacious. YouTube obviously doesn’t really recommend anything. When it says it does, it is lying.

When you watch YouTube videos, the YouTube search engine algorithm displays links to other videos that you are likely to be interested in. These obviously do not constitute “recommendations” by YouTube itself, which exercises no editorial oversight over content posted by users. (Or at least it didn’t until it joined the war on conspiracy theories.)

The second and larger problem is that while there may be near-universal agreement among reasonable people that flat-earthism is wrong, there is only modest agreement regarding which health approaches constitute “phony miracle cures” and which do not. Far less is there any agreement on “claims about 9/11 and other historical events.” (Thus far the only real attempt to forge an informed consensus about 9/11 is the 9/11 Consensus Panel’s study—but it seems unlikely that YouTube will be using the Consensus Panel to determine which videos to “recommend”!)

YouTube’s policy shift is the latest symptom of a larger movement by Western elites to—as Obama’s Information Czar Cass Sunstein put it—“disable the purveyors of conspiracy theories.” Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule’s 2008 paper “Conspiracy Theories,” critiqued by David Ray Griffin in 2010 and developed into a 2016 book, represents a panicked reaction to the success of the 9/11 truth movement. (By 2006, 36% of Americans thought it likely that 9/11 was an inside job designed to launch wars in the Middle East, according to a Scripps poll.)

Sunstein and Vermuele begin their abstract:

Many millions of people hold (sic) conspiracy theories; they believe that powerful people have worked together in order to withhold the truth about some important practice or some terrible event. A recent example is the belief, widespread in some parts of the world, that the attacks of 9/11 were carried out not by Al Qaeda, but by Israel or the United States. Those who subscribe to conspiracy theories may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law.

Sunstein argues that conspiracy theories (i.e. the 9/11 truth movement) are so dangerous that some day they may have to be banned by law. While awaiting that day, or perhaps in preparation for it, the government should “disable the purveyors of conspiracy theories” through various techniques including “cognitive infiltration” of 9/11 truth groups. Such “cognitive infiltration,” Sunstein writes, could have various aims including the promotion of “beneficial cognitive diversity” within the truth movement.

What sort of “cognitive diversity” would Cass Sunstein consider “beneficial”? Perhaps 9/11 truth groups that had been “cognitively infiltrated” by spooks posing as flat-earthers would harbor that sort of “beneficial” diversity? That would explain the plethora of expensive, high-production-values flat earth videos that have been blasted at the 9/11 truth community since 2008.
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Sep 162018
 

american trajectory divine or demonic?“David Ray Griffin has done it again. His new book should be read as a prequel to the seminal Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World. Supported by extensive research, Griffin thoroughly debunks the myth of an American Empire as a benign, exceptionalist, divinely ordained historical agent. Instead of Manifest Destiny, what reality- based Griffin charters is the ‘malign’ ways of US foreign policy since the 19th century; a trajectory founded by slavery and genocide of indigenous peoples and then imperially expanded, non-stop. ‘Malign’ happens to be a term currently very much in vogue across the Beltway—but always to designate US competitors Russia and China. Griffin consistently challenges Beltway gospel, demonstrating that if the US had not entered WWI, there may have been no WWII. He unmasks the lies surrounding the true story of the Pearl Harbor attacks. He asks: If the US was really guided by God, how could it ‘choose’ to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, knowing that ‘the atomic bombs were not necessary to end the war?’ Griffin also shows how the Cold War was actually conceptualized several years before the 1950 National Security Council paper 68 (NSC- 68). He revisits the origins of irrational hatred of Iran; the demonization of Cuba; the lies surrounding the Vietnam debacle; the false flags across Europe via Operation Gladio; the destruction of Yugoslavia; the decades-long evisceration of Iraq; and the ramifications of the Full Spectrum Dominance doctrine. This sharp, concise history of the American Empire ultimately demonstrates, in Griffin’s analysis, the ‘fraud’ of endorsing self- praising American Exceptionalism. A must read.” —Pepe Escobar, Asia Times/Hong Kong

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Dec 272017
 

See Nothing – Truth/Lie Dichotomy. Synopsis from roger morris on Vimeo.

Synopsis of the exhibition curated by Roger Morris http://www.rogermorris.nz

See Nothing – Truth/Lie Dichotomy.
15 December 2017 to 28 January 2018
Percy Thomson Gallery http://www.percythomsongallery.org.nz
The central theme of the exhibition is political in nature, begging the question ‘What is truth and what is lies?’ How is our reality shaped and how do we make sense or find truth behind local, national and global events that shape—or have been manipulated to shape—our thinking and view of the world?

Dec 132017
 

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See nothing invite FINAL

Truth/Lie Dichotomy
15 December 2017 to 28 January 2018

Curated by Roger Morris, the central theme of the exhibition is political in nature, begging the question ‘What is truth and what is lies?’ How is our reality shaped and how do we make sense or find truth behind local, national and global events that shape—or have been manipulated to shape—our thinking and view of the world?

More information here

Aug 012017
 

David Ray Griffin, the well-known critic of the official 9/11 story and prolific author, has written a new book that discusses the anomalies around the 9/11 attacks, called Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World. It has already been praised by some big names, including Mark Crispin Miller, James Douglass, and Cynthia McKinney.

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Order Book via Amazon here – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bush-Cheney-Ruined-America-World/dp/1566560616/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Was Americas response to the 9/11 attacks at the root of todays instability and terror? Because of various factors, including climate change, ISIS, the war in Syria, the growing numbers of immigrants, and the growing strength of fascist parties in Europe, commentators have increasingly been pointing out that the chaos in the world today was sparked by the post-9/11 attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq. At the same time, there has also been much discussion of ways in which the Bush-Cheney administrations response to 9/11 has damaged America itself by stimulating Islamophobia and fascist sentiments, undermining key elements in its Constitution, moving towards a police state, and in general weakening its democracy. While the first two parts of this book discuss various ways in which 9/11 has ruined America and the world, the third part discusses a question that is generally avoided: Were the Bush-Cheney attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq really at the root of the ruination of America and the world in general, or did the original sin lie in 9/11 itself?

Feb 222017
 

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Truth Walk: Part 1 is complete and you can view it NOW at www.qmamedia.com !

Please support the making of Part 2: Truth Walk – Higher Ground at the above link.

We walked some 440 miles, encompassing the sites of the crimes of 9/11, for the cause of truth – and this film has been over a year in the making.

Will you help us complete Part 2 by the 16th Anniversary for 9/11? If you appreciate this film please consider making a one time or monthly donation toward this effort, at the above link!

Yours truly,

David Meiswinkle, JD

and Pamela Senzee

Trekkers & Film Directors

Sep 062016
 

A big thanks to Roger Morris who has organised a free screening of Tony Rooke’s compelling documentary Incontrovertible at Everybody’s Theatre in Opunake, Taranaki to be screened on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 12.00 noon.  I am sure this will attract a good audience, and hopefully a few of our police and fire officers!    If you haven’t seen the film yet you can watch it online – here   In my opinion it is one of the best 9/11 films made.

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Feb 162016
 

Sunday Express: 911 relative questions unanswered

by Ian Henshall – Reinvestigate 9/11

A mainstream news outlet in the UK has given unprecedented coverage to the 9/11 truth issue.

The Sunday Express interviewed Matt Campbell – who is seeking a new investigation into the death of his brother in the 9/11 attacks – under the headline Brother of Briton murdered during 9/11 attacks calls for inquest to be re-opened.

The report in the Express emphasised the lack of hard evidence produced to support the official account of how suicide hijackers took America by surprise and flew two planes into the World Trade Center and a third into Pentagon.

Some experts argue that the symmetrical collapse at freefall speed of a third building, WTC 7, not hit by a plane, indicates the likelihood of a pre-planned controlled demolition. Others point to government reports indicating the alleged 9/11 hijackers were given cover by Saudi Arabian diplomats in the US and were actively protected from arrest by key officials in the CIA’s top secret Osama Bin Laden unit. Matt Campbell’s complaint is that the authorities refuse to offer hard evidence to support the official story.

Ian Henshall, author of 911 The New Evidence, interviewed in the Independent two weeks ago on 9/11, said today: “this is the most informative article to appear on the 9/11 attacks in the mainstream media in the UK since my book serialisation in the Daily Mail some years ago.

The Express also reports on the new play I.S.I.S running in Camden, London this week. The initials stand for Intelligence, Surveillance, Infiltration and Subversion. The play by Peter Neathey, said by one critic to be cleverly written and well acted, has attracted a positive feature in the respected local paper the Camden New Journal. It postulates a group of 9/11 sceptics who are infiltrated by MI5 as part of the Cameron government’s so-called Protect programme, which targets alleged conspiracy theorists as potential terrorists. The MI5 svengali is played by actor Michael Culver, widely known for his Star Wars role.

It follows the release of the hard hitting film Incontrovertible by Tony Rooke which has become an online hit. It focuses on the collapse of World Trade Centre Building 7 and features Matt’s interviews with a range of experts sceptical of the official story.

Contact:

Matt Campbell
mattcampbellreinvestigate911@gmail.com

Ian Henshall
crisisnewsletter@pro-net.co.uk

Peter Neathey
07957 391534

Tony Rooke
rookietone@hotmail.com

Daily Express link here

Independent article here

Camden New Journal article here

Incontrovertible can be viewed here or bought here