Three of us visited the Occupy Wellington Occupy Wellington: workshops and presentations on Labour Day today to share the scientific evidence of 9/11 with the Occupy protestors and members of the general public. http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=39583#more-39583
We arrived early at 10.00am hoping to get a time to make a presentation but unfortunately, we were advised by the organisers at the information tent that all of the time slots for the presentations had been booked and taken by other groups. We were given a space for a “workshop” later on in the morning and a space was provided for us away from the main area. We were also advised we could set up our banners in the lower civic square which was away from the main Occupy Wellington protest. We left DVDS and the ae911truth information flyers, the Whistleblower flyers and some 9/11 truth documentary combo DVDS (9/11 mysteries, Blueprint for Truth, Richard Gage Close Up) in the information tent. It was heartening to see that one of our group (thank you Sarah) had left information leaflets earlier on in the week which we saw displayed in the information library tent.
There weren’t very many people around at the time so we decided we would hold our own “Workshop” as we do on the street every 11th of the month talking to the public and giving away free information. We set up in the lower main civic square and were able to display our ae911truth banner and 911 +Lies = War Banner to great advantage. We had some long discussions today about 9/11 with other members of the occupy wellington group who were camped there and with members of the public.
Sadly, some of the Occupy Wellington people did not seem open to the information we were providing and one of the organisers thought our banner may offend and give out the wrong message to the members of the general public about the Occupy Wellington group. We had posted on the occupy wellington event site on face book earlier the consensus from the Occupy Wall Street group of the demand to reinvestigate the attacks of 9/11 – see http://coupmedia.org/the-sovereig…ate-the-attacks-of-9-11-2001.html And Sarah had brought up the 9/11 subject earlier on in the week when she visited, so it was disappointing to see this attitude towards 9/11 truth prevailing
Some of the people I spoke to asked why can’t we just let it go?’ and I could see , that some although accepting that the official account of 9/11 may not be true, did not share the need for a new investigation and perhaps viewed it as a case closed. I find this mind set of other activists the hardest to deal with and I have to continually remind myself that although I can see the relevance of 9/11 truth to anti-war and anti-corporate activism and to the activists concentrating on these issues; it apparently is often not so obvious to them!
I just reiterated that despite the real problems we have with the monetary system and corporate corruption and everything else, we must continue to seek an investigation so that we can PROVE that 911 was a crime legally, and bring the perps to justice.
At 1.00 pm the main group convened to the green area outside civic square where the main camp was set up to talk about where the group should go to demonstrate – the talking microphone technique was used. I think using a talking microphone is an effective tool for large groups to hear speakers when the use of amplification has been banned. However, I do not feel comfortable with the group consensus techniques used today ie the waving of hands to signal agreement and thumbs out to signal disapproval – IMHO the dangers of “group-think” I feel is dangerous . We stayed up on the bridge displaying our 911 + Lies = war banner. A group of men took photos and gave us the thumbs up. I am sure it got many people gathered there thinking.
Unfortunately we had to leave before the demo march took place but we were able to leave the 911 banner with the organizers at the information tent who promised to display alongside the other posters on the civic square pyramid. I plan to revisit over the next few days and replenish the information and hope to talk to more of the occupy protestors about 9/11.
As I was leaving I was able to give Professor Paul Morris, Professor World’s Religions after 9/11 at Victoria University http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sacr/staff/paul-morris.aspx a DVD and flyer. I have written to him in the past before but have never had a response. He thanked me and appeared polite and said he would view the information.
It was great to meet with other activists and get to talk to Sue and Don from the newly created www.PositiveMoney.org. They are showing the film” the Wizard of Oz” in Wellington at the Paramount on November 17.