Earlier today I watched some 9/11 coverage and then had to stop. I just couldn’t do it. Watching people being duped and manipulated was pulling me one way. Sorrow for the victims was pulling me another.
Rituals such as the honoring of the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 are designed to help a community work through its grief (leaving aside the cabalistic aspect to them). But knowing what I (and we) know about the nature of 9/11 itself, it isn’t easy to be a part of what the great mass of society is participating in today, much of which involves a cover-up.
And I’m sure it’s not easy for Muslims either to be a part of it. I heard CNN discussing what Muslims have been doing since 9/11 and implicit in the discussion was the point of view that Muslims were responsible for that day’s events when we know they were not.
The CNN reporters were clucking their tongues about Muslims drawing together, becoming more religious since 9/11, etc. Why would they not draw more together given the way the rest of society has given them the cold shoulder and blames them for something they didn’t do?
But just the sham of it all was very hard to take. Here we are on the one day when people might be open to hear the truth, but I fear very few are. So it’s a day of great weight, high promise, and high peril. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, according to Matthew in his latest message, the cabal continues to pull society’s strings with further terror alerts, again representing Muslims as being behind the threat.
I actually watched 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out last night at a special showing put on by Vancouver Zeitgeist. Watching dozens of architects, engineers, chemists, physicists, demolition experts and others walk through the foolishness put out by the government, NIST, FEMA, and others was very strengthening and inspiring. Being among a crowd who was awake to it was also energizing.
Here in the film were people who had put their jobs and reputations on the line to step outside the circle of denial and subterfuge and give their assessments of what really happened on that day. These were level-headed people, not blaming others, not following a personal agenda, simply saying what’s so and what’s not. I was very impressed and reinforced by the thought that we’re not alone in working for the truth.
(Meanwhile in Toronto the international hearings into 9/11 are proceeding as we speak:
Later today, I may drop down to Robson Square where Zeitgeist has a 9/11 booth (see photo). In past years I’ve donned a George Bush rubber face and revealed to the crowd and passers-by what “I” really did on 9/11, seized by a need to confess. One year I was joined by “Condaleeza Rice” and the mummery was actually very enjoyable and very therapeutic. I didn’t even care that people whom I’d worked with at the Refugee Board watched me in the audience. I wonder what the buzz was the next day at work? “Mr. Beckow is a conspiracy theorist.” My stocks would fall to zero.
What does one do with one’s grief on a day like this, when the very ones saying they are ministering to it include some who caused it? This is a proving to be very hard day to get through.