“Our media is dutifully reminding us that it was 19 years ago since the traumatic events of 9/11.
Here in Brussels, we usually have a solemn ceremony every Sept 11th in front of a large twisted metal beam from one of the top floors of the North WTC tower that is called the “9/11 and Article 5 Memorial”. It reminds not only about the strange things that happened to the WTC that day, but also that these events led Europe to join in the “War on Terror” that Pres. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld initiated on that day. I never go to that Memorial : it is situated in the same Commune as where I live, but on the restricted grounds of NATO, where even journalists are no longer welcome, due to that strange SARS-virus everyone is talking about.
To me, a simple General Practitioner in Belgium, this anniversary represents 19 years of media lies. More sadly for me, it also represents 19 years of complicit academic silence.
The urge to write this today comes fresh from arriving back from a large demonstration in Brussels of the performing artists and event sector, who are now in their 7th month of not being able to work due to the fears of spreading the new SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The talking points of our leaders, like Ursula von der Leyen, the UN and WHO has been : “There is no treatment against Covid-19”, and “We will not go back to normal until the virus vanishes or there is a vaccine”.
Major efforts are deployed to contain the spread of the new virus, including a tracking system that seems like the wet-dream of one of those IT-technofascists.
The government, media and academia keep hammering that these measures are necessary, as there is otherwise no way to counter this new virus.
But the people in the street do not believe what their government, media and academics are telling them.
Should we be surprised?
Every 11th of the month I take the day off, in protest against the complacency and complicitness of especially our media, politicians, lawyers and academics to not be curious about what really took place on September 11th, 2001.
One of those days of protest, back in June 2008, I found myself at a conference organized jointly by the Belgian Red Cross and EUropean RESources for victims of TErrorism (EURESTE). The full day conference was about how to communicate to a population during a catastrophe. The take home message was to make sure only one message was given, – even if it turns out later that this message is not the truthful one.
The take home message for a citizen should be: do not trust an anonymous authority – especially if it is speaking with only one voice out of some kind of sanitary crisis task force.
As we were discussing the events of September 11th during the conference, I brought up how the “Emergency Management Center”, ( just before evacuating WTC7 themselves) sent repetitious instructions not to evacuate the Twin Towers, even after the second plane had hit the South Tower.
We kind of had a similar situation here in Belgium, just as we started having an increase in Covid-19 cases, anonymous government experts put out recommendations not to use hydroxychloroquine to treat our vulnerable and sick patients. They also managed to confiscate most of the available pharmaceutical stockpiles and move the HCQ to a secure place, where it was kept as reserves for the Belgian Army, and handed out parsimoniously to hospitals respecting strict regulations of its use.
It is not that hydroxychloroquine is a dangerous drug: it has been in use for 70 years and has probably been sold in more units than any other prescription drug. What seemed to be so dangerous with the drug, was that if indeed it was a very cheap and effective way to treat early cases of COVID-19 in vulnerable patients, then the enormous “COVID-19 security measures” would no longer be necessary.
The big trouble is that once the government has closed ranks to defend its original message, a whole process of credibility damage management sets in, and the original erroneous messages need to be maintained.
We can also see this with September 11th 2001 : if you look up the event on a Wikipedia page today, you will read a tale about the tragic events of Sept 11 that closely follows the storyline that was penned in the New-York Times on Sept 12th 2001, or perhaps before that…
Through the magic of “The Great Wurlitzer”, this storyline went out to all the World’s newspapers and medias. Once the story-line established itself, it pancaked on more and more layers of professional spin so hardly any official media or academic institution challenged the story, even though any sane child above 10 years of age would understand that 3 enormous skyscrapers cannot pulverise to dust – and produce lakes of molten metal – by being hit by 2 airplanes.
Due to the collective trauma of the crime that was perpetuated on Sept. 11th, peoples sane and comfortable belief in physical reality was severely shaken. For a great many, especially the academics and the journalists, who are employed to be knowledgeable, could not face the cognitive pain of having to admit to themselves that they were perhaps wrong. I have been witnessing a process of 19 years of damage control to protect the original narrative that was set into motion.
This is why academia and main-stream news coverage and most politicians cannot be trusted today.
These people are engaged in damage control of their own reputation. In order to thrive in their ranks, you need to prove how blind, ignorant or careless you are towards certain talking points/realities. Like the politicians Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld, reality is no longer the place to be : the name of the game is to impose a reality like the builders of an Empire, for others to comply to.
If you would like to make a stand for Science, Truth and Justice in our society, it could have a lot of healing effect to actually also address this 19 year old cancer in our collective human psyche : This week is a great time to find out from some of the best sources what independent researchers have uncovered thus far : there will be a 3 day “Justice Rising Conference” from Sept 11th to September 13th. You can all join in while the conference will be streaming on http://www.AE911Truth.org . The conference is free, but of-course we hope many will be inspired to join in and help in any way they can to restore integrity to academia and science.
AE911Truth.org is also running an appeal, together with 9/11 victim families, to force the National Institute for Standards in Technology ( NIST) to review and correct the many errors in the 2008 NIST report that describes the cause of collapse of WTC7 on the afternoon of Sept 11th 2001.
The medical journal “The Lancet” had one of those NIST moments, when it was caught publishing flawed data that seemed to be tailor made to throw hydroxychloroquine in a bad light. The publishing of such clearly falsified material had serious consequences: many doctors stopped giving their Covid-19 patients hydroxychloroquine, and some of these patients died.
As you blunder into more and more horridly bad policy decisions, the stakes increase to maintain the original storyline, even though a reality-check will show that you have built your castle in quicksand.
This is where we stand today : we have the media, politicians and academia that we deserve, since we allow them – at least these last 19 ignominious years, to hide the obvious truth in plain sight, in order to be able to maintain their narrative.
This time, it is not an un-investigated mass murder leading to 19 years of multiple ugly and totally unnecessary war theatres in foreign lands. This time, it is about human society as we know it, being run by an elite that seeks total control over our body, and all our monetary transactions.
The time is ripe to invite human values and common sense back to the forefront of our daily lives.
It is time that we put our chosen politicians and media to a litmus test : do they have any credibility about understanding common sense issues like what really happened on Sept. 11th 2001, or why is it that we have a World Health Organisation that seems uninterested in treatments that work against Covid-19, unless it involves an experimental vaccine destined for 7 Billion healthy people?
The people who continue lying or push for well financed but extremely dangerous Big-Pharma/IT solutions, they do not deserve to be trusted.
The human race has an opportunity NOW to go back to common sense, or it can choose to believe “Dr. Tedros” and “Dr. Bill Gates” that there is no going back to normal – unless we all sign on to the digital currency trap, and perhaps accept that our genome will need quarterly updates like our omnipresent Microsoft computers and Windows systems.
I am sick of these last 19 years of media lies.
If you could help out to bring back common sense to our media, I promise I’ll go back to work, even on the 11th of the month!
Thank-you in advance for all who spread light, love, and common sense. A very heart-felt thank-you to http://www.GlobalResearch.ca for providing all these 19 years of independent journalism, that, much better than TNYT, helped me better understand the bigger picture as seen from diverse independent perspectives.”
“The cliché is that ‘power corrupts’ but it would be more accurate, and more telling, to rephrase this as ‘the ability to define reality corrupts’! If I have the power to define reality than I am pretty much untouchable; if I have the power to say what reality is and what it isn’t then I can get away with just about anything. How can I get caught out when ‘everything I do is right’ (or when ‘everything I do is eminently justifiable’) and you can be sure that everything I do will be excused in this way if I’m the one in charge of the ‘official validation procedure’!”
One thing we never properly understand is the true function of the power differential in society. We can of course observe, as did Alfred Adler, that there is this drive to obtain and exert power (which Adler derived from Nietzsche’s subtler concept of the ‘will to power’) which effectively incentivizes us to climb as high as we can up the social hierarchy. There are obvious benefits to this – from the biological point of view, having a high social status means (for males, at any rate) that we will have a better chance of passing our genetic material on to future generations, which is of course what the basic biological game is all about. In societies all across the world there are male hierarchies of power but the incentive to compete for a place in them is clearly not about having the precious opportunity to father more babies than lower…
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I was only doing my job
When his throat collided
With my innocent knee
And then wouldn’t stop
I just can’t understand
What all the fuss is about
I mean it was his own fault
He shouldn’t’ve been black
POTUS POOTS FORTH ANOTHER
“Wake up, Pop, you have to meet the press.”
“What is it this time? Why can’t I just tweet?”
“This Harvey thing’s too big. You have to meet.
And be careful not to look like you couldn’t care less.”
“Why don’t you go, Ivanka, in a slinky low-cut dress?
Distract ’em. Let your booty take the heat.”
“But you’ll be on TV, centre stage, comfy seat.”
“Well in that case … Oh no! Look! My hair’s a mess.”
Now he’s in make-up sat polishing his schtick
And figuring out ways he can stroll off with some big money.
“I’ll have him deported.” “I’ll make Mexico build a big wall.”
“I’ll nuke him.” “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”
Trouble is while thousands are suffering yer bumpkin’s so thick
He thinks “this Harvey thing” is an invisible six-foot bunny.
NOTE Any prurient innuendo or double entendre is fully intentional.
“Facebook has been complying with law enforcement to censor activists and human rights documentation, including videos of police violence.
Facebook’s videos and platform are powerful tools to document human rights abuses. And we’ll need them more than ever under the new presidential administration.
Sign now to tell Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Don’t censor human rights documentation, especially content that depicts police brutality.
Activists have reported various incidents of Facebook’s censorship or compliance with police, including: censoring accounts of activists covering the civilian uprisings in Charlotte, NC; the removal of live footage of water protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline; and reports that Facebook sent data to help police track and surveil protesters in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD.
This sets a dangerous precedent. Trump’s administration will no doubt increase law enforcement’s requests of Facebook. Facebook needs to stand firm now and be accountable to the public, including by clarifying its policies on removing content at the request of government actors. Facebook cannot be an arm of the police.
Sign the petition to tell Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Before Trump comes into office, address public concerns about Facebook complying with law enforcement to censor human rights documentation.
Facebook has come under fire lately for NOT censoring fake political news, which may have contributed to the awful results of the presidential election. However, real news, powerful news that depicts human rights abuses, is being broken and then shared on Facebook. The least Facebook can do is stop complying with law enforcement to censor such content.
Already, with Trump coming into office, movements against entrenched power are at risk of being silenced. Trump and his administration will not respect the First Amendment. Facebook must not assist them in violating freedoms of expression.
Now more than ever, we need all the tools we can to protect marginalized voices, particularly voices of people of color.
Sign the petition to tell Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Do not censor human rights documentation. Do not act as an arm of the police, especially under the new administration.”
Mara Schechter, Daily Kos
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You have had your fill
You are no longer welcome
Go haunt somewhere else
“… don’t just watch (one specific news channel) because the way to beat biased reporting isn’t to find the least biased one and put all your trust in that. First of all, they’re all biased, from the language they use and the framing down to the choices they make about which stories to report. The gap between the most biased news show and the least is pretty small, all things considered.
But more importantly, relying on a single source of information means you can’t critically evaluate it. It’s like you’re locked in a room and every day I come in and tell you what’s happening outside. It’s very easy for me to make you believe whatever I want. Even if I don’t lie, I can just tell you the facts that support me and leave out the ones that don’t.
That’s what’s happening if you’re getting all your news from one place. If you stop listening to someone the second you hear a word or phrase you’ve been taught belongs to the enemy, like ‘environment’ or ‘job creators’ that’s what you’re doing. You might be an intelligent person, but once you let someone else filter the world for you, you have no way to critically analyse what you’re hearing. At best, absolute best case scenario, if they blatantly contradict themselves, you can spot that. But if they take basic care to maintain an internal logical consistency, which they all do, you’ve got nothing. You’ve delegated the ability to make up your mind.” – Max Barry: Lexicon.
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Some song! Some performance! (Warning. Sexual content.)
NEXT – Jacques Brel
Naked a sin
An army towel, covering my belly
Some of us weep, some of us howl
Knees turn to jelly, but Next! Next!
I was just a child
A hundred like me
I followed a naked body
A naked body followed me, Next! Next!
I was just a child when my innocence was lost
In a mobile army whorehouse
A gift of the army, free of cost. Next! Next! Next!
Me, I really would have liked a little bit of tenderness
Maybe a word, maybe a smile, maybe some happiness, but Next! Next!
Oh, it was not so tragic
and heaven did not fall
But how much at the time
I hated being there at all, Next! Next!
I still recall the brothel trucks, the flying flags
The queer lieutenant slapped our arses
He’s thinking we are fags. Next! Next! Next!
I swear on the wet head of my
First case of gonorrhea
It is his ugly voice that I forever hear, Next! Next!
A voice that stinks of whiskey, corpses and of mud
The voice of nations
The thick voice of blood, Next! Next!
Since then each woman I have taken into bed
They seem to lie in my arms
And they whisper in my head, Next! Next!
Oh, the naked and the dead
Could hold each others hands
As they watch me dream at night
In a dream that nobody understands
And though I am not dreaming in a voice grown dry ‘n’ hollow
I stand on endless naked lines of the following and the followed
The Next! Next!
One day I’ll cut my legs off
I’ll burn myself alive
I’ll do anything to get out of life, to survive
Not ever to be next, Next! Next!
Not ever to be next, not ever
STATEMENT BY JULIAN ASSANGE ON VERDICT IN BRADLEY MANNING COURT-MARTIAL
Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offences for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ’espionage’. He now faces a maximum sentence of 136 years.
The ’aiding the enemy’ charge has fallen away. It was only included, it seems, to make calling journalism ’espionage’ seem reasonable. It is not.
Bradley Manning’s alleged disclosures have exposed war crimes, sparked revolutions, and induced democratic reform. He is the quintessential whistleblower.
This is the first ever espionage conviction against a whistleblower. It is a dangerous precedent and an example of national security extremism. It is a short sighted judgment that can not be tolerated and must be reversed. It can never be that conveying true information to the public is ’espionage’.
President Obama has initiated more espionage proceedings against whistleblowers and publishers than all previous presidents combined.
In 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama ran on a platform that praised whistleblowing as an act of courage and patriotism. That platform has been comprehensively betrayed. His campaign document described whistleblowers as watchdogs when government abuses its authority. It was removed from the internet last week.
Throughout the proceedings there has been a conspicuous absence: the absence of any victim. The prosecution did not present evidence that – or even claim that – a single person came to harm as a result of Bradley Manning’s disclosures. The government never claimed Mr. Manning was working for a foreign power.
The only ’victim’ was the US government’s wounded pride, but the abuse of this fine young man was never the way to restore it. Rather, the abuse of Bradley Manning has left the world with a sense of disgust at how low the Obama administration has fallen. It is not a sign of strength, but of weakness.
The judge has allowed the prosecution to substantially alter the charges after both the defense and the prosecution had rested their cases, permitted the prosecution 141 witnesses and extensive secret testimony. The government kept Bradley Manning in a cage, stripped him naked and isolated him in order to crack him, an act formally condemned by the United Nations Special Rapporteur for torture. This was never a fair trial.
The Obama administration has been chipping away democratic freedoms in the United States. With today’s verdict, Obama has hacked off much more. The administration is intent on deterring and silencing whistleblowers, intent on weakening freedom of the press.
The US first amendment states that “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press”. What part of ’no’ does Barack Obama fail to comprehend?