The 9/11 Truth Revolution by Kevin Barrett
"It feels like you and I have started the revolution, and God bless America." — Charlie Sheen
As 9/11 truth spreads, we are facing a revolution.
A revolution happens when the many at the bottom get together and overthrow the few at the top. At least that's the theory. In practice, it isn't quite that simple. The American Revolution was led by wealthy, well-educated deists, many of them slaveholders. The French Revolution involved the hungry masses, but the instigators were businesspeople, not street people. The Russian Revolution was led by a self-proclaimed vanguard. The anti-imperial revolutions that ended European colonization 50 years ago were led by the colonies' Euro-educated elites.
Today, thanks to the rapidly-spreading brushfire of 9/11 truth, we are on the cusp of a new kind of revolution — a real one this time, a revolution from below. As conservative columnist Paul Craig Roberts writes, "the real story is what the people are saying about 9/11." What Roberts means is that the powerful few and the institutions they control — the government, the corporations, the armed forces, the major political parties, the foundation-funded pseudo-left, the universities, the mass media, Hollywood — have imposed near-total silence on the issue of what really happened on September 11th, 2001. Worse, most of them have cranked out endless tape-loops of mind-numbing propaganda aimed at reinforcing the official Big Lie. And yet the people are speaking out loud and clear: 9/11 was an inside job — an act of high treason and mass murder by our own leaders.
In the latest CNN poll, over 80% of respondents agreed with Charlie Sheen that the official story of 9/11 is a cover-up. Earlier polls showed that half the citizens of New York, the city that was so brutally attacked, and Atlanta, the biggest city in the nation's most conservative region, believe their leaders guilty of high treason and conspiracy to mass-murder.
Despite the best efforts of the treasonous billionaires who control all of our major institutions, the popular groundswell for 9/11 truth is unstoppable. The people have refused to be cowed into silence by inane fear-mongering and cowardly name-calling. All across the nation people are rising up and talking truth. "Have you seen Loose Change yet?" "That Charlie Sheen is amazing — how could CNN let him say that?" "You've got to read The New Pearl Harbor — here's a copy, pass it on." People are burning hundreds of DVDs and passing them to their friends, who are burning hundreds more. If the video-makers were getting full royalties on every copy, they'd be richer than self-confessed WTC demolisher and billionaire insurance-fraudster Larry Silverstein.
The source of this revolution is the courage and intelligence of the people. The neoconservatives, who underestimate the intelligence of other people almost as much as they overestimate their own, apparently thought that their monopoly media could coerce the poor dumb masses into lapping up outrageous lies indefinitely. What they didn't realize was that new communications technologies, in the hands of smart, brave people, can spread the truth with absolutely no help from traditional top-down, one-to-many media systems.
The truth is that people in power are no smarter than the rest of us. They are just greedier. As the French saying goes, "plus haut qu'il mont, plus que se voit son cul" — the higher up he climbs, the more you can see his ass.
This is a moral revolution by ordinary decent folks against the greed-heads who will stop at nothing — not even the mass murder of their own countrymen in the service of a genocidal Big Lie — to gain even more wealth and power.
It is a revolution from below at every level, even in government itself. Dozens of honest agents and bureaucrats, stymied by their treasonous superiors, have spoken out. Colleen Rowley and the other Minneapolis FBI agents have made it abundantly clear that Dave Frasca, the mole and former head of the FBI's Radical Fundamentalism Unit, intentionally blocked their most intensive efforts to call attention to the "hijacking plot" before it happened. Yet the traitor and mass-murderer Frasca, who stymied not only the Minneapolis agents, but also the Phoenix FBI agents and others, was promoted after 9/11! The many thousands of honest agents in the FBI, disgusted with their superiors' complicity in high treason and mass murder, are a key part of our revolution from below, and will surely be dealing with the likes of Frasca one way or another.
It is a revolution from below in journalism as well as government. First it was the complete outsiders, the devil-may-care small-time bloggers, the folks at the very bottom of the journalistic food chain. (Note that some of these ultra-outsider bloggers, such as From the Wilderness and Global Research, have been outperforming the "real journalists" on key issues for years.) The outsider bloggers' incessant agitation put 9/11 truth on the radar screen of the more respectable bloggers and the occasional honest academic. When the highly respected David Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor came out, compiling and validating the bloggers' research, low-level people at C-Span began urging their company to report "the other side of the 9/11 story." The result was the nationwide broadcast of Griffin's landmark University of Wisconsin talk 9/11 and American Empire last year. Now it appears that the actual working journalists at CNN have followed their C-Span colleagues away from their billionaire bosses' fantasy land and back toward reality-based journalism, by giving Charlie Sheen a national platform for truth-speaking.
It is a revolution from below in religious communities too. More than a few independent-minded Jews have made major contributions to the 9/11 truth movement, while increasing numbers of evangelical Christians are waking up to 9/11 truth, as the many e-mails we get from them at MUJCA-NET attest. While the self-appointed leaders and Sunday morning money-leeches spew their hatemongering rhetoric at the alleged-WTC-destroying Muslim hordes, whispers are spreading among their flocks: "Wait a minute — look at WTC-7 collapsing, and Silverstein confessing. How the hell did Osama do that?" And in the American Muslim community, the silent majority has always known it was an inside job — but the academics, self-appointed leaders and spokespeople, perfect examples of the Qur'an-derided munafiqeen (hypocrites) who say whatever makes their lives easier, have managed to obscure that fact with their ongoing nicey-nice drivel that implicitly or explicitly accepts the 9/11 Big Lie. After the 9/11 truth revolution, I hope every one of these "leaders" will resign from their cushy positions and look for real work. Indeed, they might be better advised to crawl into a hole somewhere, for the silent contempt in which they are now held by most of their co-religionists will surely grow less silent.
The 9/11 truth revolution from below will overthrow a good part of the American power structure. Billionaires will have their fortunes confiscated and spend the rest of their lives in prison. Most, perhaps all of the current administration will be tried and, presumably, either hanged or given some kind of truth-for-mercy deal. Its supporters throughout the judicial and legislative branches will be forced to resign. The CIA and other covert-op apparatuses will be broken into a million pieces and scattered to the four winds, finishing the job that JFK was unable to start. The media monopoly that enabled the 9/11 cover-up will be shattered into hundreds of fragments as the mother of all trust-busting eras commences. The uniformed military, and especially the Pentagon, will be purged of neocon moles, as the venerable institution of the firing squad is revived. Every last member of Skull and Bones, starting with the whole Bush crime family, will be hunted down, jailed, and forced to recite his entire sexual history to his cellmates while lying on the floor of the prison shower. And after the troops have pulled out, Rumsfeld, Perle and Feith will be air-dropped into Fallujah as a demonstration of how an undermanned invasion-of-three can be welcomed by adoring crowds strewing flowers at their feet.
Ultimately, though, the 9/11 truth revolution is not about vengeance — it's about hope. The story of the triumph of the 9/11 truth movement, against such apparently insurmountable odds, is a story of ordinary people's heroism, a veritable Frank Capra movie for the information age.
And though this revolution is an American movie, with a cast of thousands of heroes and Charlie Sheen doing an Oscar-worthy job in Best Supporting Role, it's going to be a worldwide hit. You thought they liked Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 at Cannes? Wait till you see the world's reaction to 9/11 Truth: The Reality. Other nations used to admire certain things about America — like our relative freedom, integrity, and imperviousness to corruption — and this movie will bring it all back, and then some. Better yet, this is the one American film that could really rock the Casbah in the Arab world. Want to lead the region toward freedom and democracy? Try setting an example. Overthrow your own corrupt leaders, and maybe the Arabs will overthrow theirs. And if you're tired of being hated by Muslims, what better way to re-establish friendship than by exploding the 9/11 blood libel and calling off the Big-Lie-triggered war on Islam?
The global ramifications of the 9/11 truth revolution go way beyond ending the ersatz "clash of civilizations" manufactured by the fake-terror-mongers. Our American revolution from below will lead a cascading revolution around the world, as the globalist elites are jailed, trust-busted, and discredited, and corrupt leaders are overthrown like rows of rotten dominoes. In the place of the current top-heavy structure of world finance and governance, this worldwide bottom-up revolution will create a truly democratic, populist order to match the many-to-many communications revolution of the information age. This is the "Planetization Revolution" that was foreseen by de Chardin — a sort of "people's globalization" that will unite the planet freely and democratically, rather than under murderous globalist tyranny. For details, see the revolutionary manifesto "Declaration of Union" at: http://www.planetization.org/declarationofunion.htm
The checks and balances on abusive power developed in the USA and elsewhere will be re-instituted and fine-tuned, as the power structure devolves toward a bottom-up rather than top-down decision-making model. People will seize control over their own lives, with individuals, families and local communities — not nation states, banks or corporations — making the decisions. This model of governance, as proposed by theologian and 9/11 truth supporter John Cobb, is one of "communities of communities of communities." It will be realized after the 9/11-truth-triggered annihilation of the top-heavy institutions, and wealth-and-power-heavy individuals and families, that currently run the world.
9/11 truth offers the ordinary person of good will an unprecedented opportunity to change the world for the better. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and spread the word. When the time is ripe — and it is ripening fast — we will have the people, and the soul-power, to take to the streets.
© 2006 Kevin Barrett
This article previously appeared on the website of the
Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth (MUJCA)
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