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Aphex Twin: ‘If you believe the official 9/11 story you are absolutely gullible’

Richard James says he was shocked anyone would believe his views are ‘crackpot’, and posts tracks apparently made by his six-year-old son

Guardian music
theguardian.com, Tuesday 4 November 2014 07.48 GMT

Aphex Twin has returned to the theme of 9/11 in a new interview, saying those who believe the official story about the attacks on the twin towers are “absolutely gullible”.

In a recent interview with Q, Richard James had said he believed in conspiracy theories because they are more fun. Speaking to his friend Dave Noyze at Noyzelab, he went further when asked if there was anything he wanted to say that he hadn’t said in other interviews. “I keep forgetting that most people are totally friggin’ oblivious to how they are being programmed and controlled from birth upwards from your name, being a ‘citizen’, which basically enters you into a contract, it goes on from there.”

He continued: “Recently, when some journos were saying, ‘So you actually believe 9/11 was an inside job?’ attempting to paint picture of me bein’ a crackpot, I was totally shocked – they were intelligent people but still they didn’t get it … I’m really, really sorry to all folks who might be reading this but if you believe the ridiculous story that is being pedalled about 9/11 from the mainstream media then you are absolutely gullible … Not believing the mainstream media is very hard for some folk who have put their trust and faith in the state and press, breaking that faith will not be an easy process for many.”

James added that 9/11 was “just the tip of the iceberg … but how do you break this stranglehold on humanity? You have to start somewhere to break the illusion and 9/11 is a pretty big weak point in the illusion, but still so many are fooled.”

James also said his six-year-old son had made an album and posted it on Bandcamp. The album has since, apparently, been removed, but snippets from four tracks were posted along with the interview, and sound distinctly Aphex-like.

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