Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Shame on Fox News

Inspector Finch, in the film V for Vendetta:

“What if the worst most horrific biological attack was not the work of religious extremists? What if someone else unleashed the virus and someone else killed all of these people? “Would you really want to know who it was? If it was someone working for this government? If our own government was responsible for the deaths of almost 100,000 people. Would you really want to know?”

Shame on Fox News.

Or, as Fox News writer Jeffery Scott Shapiro writes: “Shame on Jesse Ventura . . . . Governor Ventura has discredited himself, and dishonored and defamed his country by promoting these intellectually dishonest views.”

What “intellectually dishonest views” are being promoted by former governor Ventura”? They are that the Washington government has been lying to us about the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Mr. Shapiro would like for us to believe that such conspiracy mongering is un-American. In particular, Shapiro singles out the accusation, made by Ventura and other 9/11 truth seekers, that World Trade Center Building # 7 was brought down by controlled demolition, which was caused by explosives that were placed in the building by elements of the U. S. government well in advance of 9/11:

“Governor Ventura and many 9/11 “Truthers” allege that government explosives caused the afternoon collapse of building 7. This is false . . . Shortly before the building collapsed, several NYPD officers and Con-Edison workers told me that Larry Silverstein, the property developer of One World Financial Center, was on the phone with his insurance carrier to see if they would authorize the controlled demolition of the building . . . Many law enforcement personnel, firefighter, and journalists were aware of this possible option. There was no secret. There was no conspiracy . . . The myth that Building 7 was blown up by the U. S. government is false . . .”

Since neither the U. S. government nor the U. S. media has ever acknowledged the fact that Building 7 was brought down by design—either by Larry Silverstein or the U. S. government—are we to believe that what Shapiro is trying to tell us is that the 9/11 “Truthers” should be honest from now on by acknowledging the fact that Silverstein intentionally caused the collapse of Building 7 on 9/11?

The problem with this is that both the U. S. government and the U. S. media have denied—for the past nine years—that anyone intentionally demolished Building 7. Both have been telling the American people that the building collapsed due to fire (the building was not hit by an aircraft).

It now appears that Fox News intends to persuade and influence its followers and its adherents to believe that every school boy knows—and has known, for the past nine years—that Building 7 was brought down by controlled demolition.

What’s frightening to me is that those who are fans of Fox News will probably fall for this nonsense.

What’s even more disturbing to me is this:

I think that if the American people were ever told by their government that, in order to keep the American people safe from Islamic terrorism, it was necessary for the U. S. government to orchestrate the attacks of 9/11, pretend the attacks were orchestrated by al Qaeda terrorists, and that is was necessary to sacrifice the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people in the process, I think the overwhelming majority of Americans would simply say: “Okay, that makes sense to me . . . after all, our government knows things that we don’t know and they certainly know what’s best for us.”

I can see it—and hear it—now . . . probably on Fox News . . .

[flags waving in the background]

“Those who died on 9/11 are the real heroes . . . those who sacrificed their lives for the greater good of the American people in order to keep us safe and to keep our nation strong.”

[close-up of tear being shed]

But I don’t buy it. And I hope that the American people don’t buy it either.

Those who lost loved ones on 9/11 have been lied to by our government and it’s our government that is truly responsible for the deaths of their loved ones.

Our government has been lying to us about the events of 9/11 and, for the sake of those who died in the attacks and their loved ones, the lies of 9/11 must be exposed and the real perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks brought to justice.

Our government has become a corrupt, criminal syndicate that assumes it can get away with anything, because it assumes that the overwhelming majority of the American people will simply believe and accept anything it tells them.

Especially if it’s on Fox News.

Let’s hope our government is wrong in making this assumption. And let’s hope that the American people will demand to know the truth about the events of 9/11, as awful as that truth may turn out to be.

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