9/11 Truth and the Political Consciousness Waveform
"If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now." -Richard Perle
Richard Perle... what a character. 2006 might be remembered as the year America stood up and beat people like him back down into the sewers where they belong. I for one am glad for that. I personally do not believe they were beaten down far enough into the sewers. They still have far more power and reach than they should. But one must take whatever victory one can get. A win is a win, as a coach might say after a somewhat sloppy game.
There is a question that has been bugging me as of late. What role did the "9/11 truth movement" play in this election? It is really difficult to say with any certainty. No doubt the media could easily spin it as though 9/11 truth had no impact whatsoever on the elections. But you have to look at a couple of key facts.
1. It has been 12 years since there was such a large political shift. And unlike the 1994 shift, this one did not have the conservative media machine's wind at it's back. This shift was totally against the wind, against the current; a real uphill battle all the way. And this president is a lame duck, unlike Clinton in 1994.
2. Poll after poll shows more and more people refusing to believe the official story of 9/11.
3. Most of this administration's critical mistakes came before the 2004 elections, yet there was no measurable political shift in the 2004 elections. Coincidentally, the 9/11 truth movement was very obscure in 2004.
I believe that the 9/11 truth movement has had a critical role in this political shift. I think it had an effect that is comparable to Katrina. This is significant because while Katrina was for the most part an act of god, 9/11 truth was (probably) not. (But then again they always say the Lord works in mysterious ways. Since I can't figure what exactly the Lord was thinking with regard to Katrina or 9/11, it is probably pointless to contemplate such things. If ever one needs to underscore the absurdities of organized religion, I can think of no better way than to simply mention 9/11 or Katrina. If God has a plan, we are obviously incapable of understanding it, let alone following it.)
If 9/11 truth had an impact, then surely it must be measurable. So how exactly does one measure it? Perhaps the best way to explain this is to draw upon my knowledge of audio editing. I've been editing audio files for 10 years now. So when I look at politics and political trends, I can't help but visualize something that looks very much like an audio waveform. Consider this image.
I have taken a random sound clip and turned it on it's side. This is actually a very tiny slice of a sound clip. Curiously, it is also a very tiny slice of political history. It is in no way chronological, nor are the peaks and valleys drawn to their proper scale. It is simply meant to illustrate how political events shift the political consciousness back and forth from left to right.
Here is what you would see if you got all your news from Fox! Notice how, as far as you're concerned, the waveform is complete, even though it is really not. The next image more clearly highlights the effect of right wing bias. (This is what is called "clipping".)
Notice how the really successful right wing pundits reinforce the delusion by claiming that centrist views are the views of "the far left". Bill O'Reilly does this all the time. When you look at that image, you can see the world just like O'Reilly sees the world. The concept of the "self reinforcing delusion" is a very important key to understanding the systems of media control. People like O'Reilly are totally delusional in their deliberate ignorance of events that skew the political consciousness to the left. And then they reinforce that delusion by implying that centrist views are in fact leftist views.
So how does 9/11 truth fit into all of this?
The 9/11 truth movement is based on the fact that certain things are not discussed in the mainstream media. Nothing has been more effective at highlighting the bias in the media. The petty attacks, the straw men, the endless hit pieces. None of it has stopped the 9/11 truth message from going mainstream. And with it came a powerful indictment on the media. And it has helped many people to put things into perspective. Thanks to the 9/11 truth movement, millions of people have pondered questions like "if they're capable of misleading us into a war with Iraq, what else are they capable of doing??" Whether we're talking LIHOP, or MIHOP, it really makes no difference in the grand scheme of things.
Even former president Clinton has come out making very strong statements that implicate this regime in one way or another. ("At least I tried", the demotion of Richard Clarke, etc) Would he have done that if there weren't millions of people who were coming out and saying far worse things? Not a chance in hell... (Remember in the movie Jurassic Park III, when they stumbled across a T Rex? Click me. And me. Dr. Grant said "Nobody move a muscle!" And what did everyone else do? They took off running... That is precisely what would have happened to Clinton without the backdrop of 9/11 truth. Clinton would have gotten hung out to dry. The mainstream media actually did try to hang him, by calling it a "Clinton meltdown" or whatnot. But many more people rallied behind him and it ended up being yet another indictment on the mainstream media.)
The political infighting that occured between the Bush and Clinton camps is a direct result of the 9/11 truth movement. It is still relatively shallow, but I predict that as more and more people express LIHOP/MIHOP views, there will be more infighting and name calling going on at even the highest levels. Now whether it leads to anything is tough to say. But one thing I do know is that the pathetic media spin attacks are not having as strong an effect as they could have. The "Clinton meltdown", the "Kery gaffe", etc, etc, they still have an effect but clearly it did not cost dems the election this time. I do not believe that would have been possible without the 9/11 truth movement.
One thing is absolutely certain. "9/11 truthers" had no negative impact on the elections. Earlier this year, I made a Daily Kos blog entry that drew hoards of bootlicking establishment libs out of the woodwork to attack the "9/11 truth nutjobs". Their key argument was that 9/11 was a distraction from the "real issues". I knew that was an obvious farce. (It doesn't take much to spot a fallacious argument does it?) And I tried my best to argue that point. Now that the elections are over I think that particular debate is over as well. So perhaps those chicken-necked establishment dems will loosen up a bit. But I wont hold my breath.
And that leaves me with one final question: where does the movement go from here? The democrats may have had a good election year, but it was not such a great election year for 9/11 truth movement. Bowman lost his election in Florida. McKinney (D) and Weldon (R) have both been ousted, and they were about as "9/11 truthy" as any politician could be. Yeah that should be kind of worrisome, especially considering the fact that neither was ousted because of their actual political views. Then again, this is not the first time that McKinney has been smeared and ousted, so who knows... it may not be the last! The people within the 9/11 truth movement may have to accept the possibility that they will never see any direct effects or rewards for their work. Those who are looking for the spoils of victory are going to be disappointed. But luckily, life has never been about the spoils. If it was, then we would all be merrily dancing over the corpses of 20 million dead Iraqi "terrorists" while we watch the oil being pumped into our tankers. As long as such a thought turns our collective stomachs, then the battle is far from lost.