Speaking to Left Gatekeepers

I believe it was Barrie Zwicker who said the left gatekeepers need to be woken up or exposed. Feel like ruffling some feathers? Here's a start, add your own nomination for a Truth Spanking in the comments below.
Danse says:

I compiled a list of prominent left-gatekeepers; perhaps we can get an email campaign going.

My advice for emailers, which of course you are free to ignore:

  • Stay away from “the illuminati”, the “NWO”, black helicopters and secret societies.
  • Remind them that the truth is paramount, and supercedes political bias.
  • Point out that 911 is unlike any “conspiracy theory” before or after and has the potential to mobilize huge numbers of people; it can also shatter a Bushbot’s paradigm overnight, potentially causing Bush’s base to crumble.
  • The peace movement has been unsuccessful. If they truly wish to stop WWIII they will have to dismantle the “big lie” that perpetuates these wars; doing so is not difficult – the lie is that transparent.
  • 911 truth exposes the massive criminality of the American state in a way that a thousand essays on wiretapping and Guantanamo cannot do. Terrified and angry, Americans will tolerate these abominations so long as the lie remains intact.
  • Remind them that WE are their constituency – not Christopher Hitchens or Allan Dershowitz. Sparring with these degenerates goes nowhere, they will NEVER achieve respectability in the eyes of the elite. However, they run a real risk of losing credibility in the eyes of regular people if they continue to ignore the elephant in the living room.
  • People are asking: if a regular guy or gal like me can see through the ridiculous official fairy tale, why can’t a smart guy like Noam Chomsky? People are starting to raise their eyebrows.
  • One need not make 911 truth the entire focus of their efforts, it merely has to be acknowledged and supported.
  • The blowback theory, however plausible it seemed at first, and however much America’s foreign policy encourages these types of attacks, is no longer tenable. Admit you were wrong – it’s a sign of character. If you truly want to stop terrorism, you must do more than eliminate the social and economic conditions that give rise to suicide bombers; you must also expose false flag terrorism engineered by the state. All the peace and justice in the world will not stop the state from engaging in these attacks against her own people and blaming it on foreign enemies. So long as ignorance of false flags is predominant, terrorism will continue – and war.
  • Fragile ego and booksales on blowback are no excuse for continued complicity. You know in your heart the truth about 911, and you also know that the elite is only a breath away from launching another false flag terror extravaganza, which will hurl us into WWIII. Will you allow your petty ego to stand in the way of peace?

Michael Parenti: mp@michaelparenti.org
Howard Zinn: hzinn2@yahoo.com
Mickey Z: mzx2@earthlink.net
David Barsamian: dbarsamian@hotmail.com
Adrej Grubacic: zapata@mutualaid.org
Alexander Cockburn: counterpunch@counterpunch.org
Arundhati Roy: assistant@davidgodwinassociates.co.uk
Micahel Albert: sysop@zmag.org
Amy Goodman: amyg@pacifica.org
Ward Churchill: Ward.Churchill@Colorado.EDU
Edward Hermann: hermane@wharton.upenn.edu
George Monbiot: g.monbiot@zetnet.co.uk
Greg Palast: palast@aol.com
Tariq Ali: tariq.ali3@btinternet.com
Christopher Cook: Christopher@dietforadeadplanet.com
John Pilger: pilgereditor@gmail.com
Ted Rall: chet@rall.com
Black Commentator: publisher@blackcommentator.com
Ron Jacobs: rjacobs3625@charter.net
Dave Lindorff: dlindorff@yahoo.com
Norman Soloman: mediabeat@igc.org.
Joshua Frank: BrickBurner@gmail.com.
Michael Neumann: mneumann@trentu.ca.
Christopher Reed: christopherreed@earthlink.net.
Noam Chomsky: Chomsky@mit.edu

Hey DBLS, this wasn't my

Hey DBLS, this wasn't my writeup, it was a fellow named Danse.

Anyway, we should organize this into a little campaign like we did for the Alex jones Call to Action thread...
somebigguy | Homepage | 08.19.06 - 9:13 am | #

Thanks for posting it anyway man it's great. And this is exactly what I was thinking to: "we should organize this into a little campaign".

I'm actually working on something right now dude, I'll mail you about!!

Hey DBLS, this wasn't my

Hey DBLS, this wasn't my writeup, it was a fellow named Danse.

Anyway, we should organize this into a little campaign like we did for the Alex jones Call to Action thread...

Stay away from the NWO?

Stay away from the NWO? Even when President Bush and others have mentioned in their speeches?

Even Dobbs used the term NWO last night referring to the NA Union. However, I would still avoid bringing it up - not necessary.

Although not directly

Although not directly related (and POSSIBLY counter-productive), I'd love to get lefties on the record as to what they think of the left gatekeeper phenomenon. To my way of thinking, avoiding the left gatekeeping phenomenon and CIA and military influence over the media is a red flag for being a left gatekeeper.

I wish activists would hit them up with questions along this line. Their answers may tell us more than we want to know about whether or not they serve hidden masters and hidden political agendas.

Point them to leftgatekeepers.com. A good opening question is: "What do you make of the funding diagram? Are these organizations getting influence for their dollars? What evidence, if any, can you produce for your answer to this question?"

AFAIK, Amy Goodman, et. al, never mention the left gatekeeper phenomenon. Why not?

Amy Goodman is by far the

Amy Goodman is by far the largest impediment to getting 9/11 truth out far and wide. We should focus most of our "anti-gatekeeping" energies on her and her pathetic show "DemocracyNow!".

Regarding the black

Regarding the black helicopters, they are quite real. Their use in military training consists of conducting warfare against U.S. citizens. The U.S. government had their 9/11 attacks planned for a long time.

"What happened in Kingsville, Texas, Monday night?--Residents report unmarked helicopters, soldiers dropping from ropes," David M. Bresnahan, WorldNetDaily.com, February 10, 1999 http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=16957

"Fear and loathing in Kingsville, Texas--Local residents fuming over Army live-fire exercise," David M. Bresnahan, WorldNetDaily.com, February 15, 1999 http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=16967

"Is the Army invading Texas?--Officials, residents concerned about rash of exercises," David M. Bresnahan, WorldNetDaily.com, February 15, 1999 http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=16968

"Army admits live ammo used--Insist explosives, gunfire only from ground troops," David M. Bresnahan, WorldNetDaily.com, February 17, 1999 http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=16973

"Yes, Texas, there are black helicopters--Army source says they are real, as exercise nears end," David M. Bresnahan, WorldNetDaily.com, February 18, 1999 http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=16977

"Press charges rough treatment--Latest fireworks in Texas Army training exercise," David M. Bresnahan, WorldNetDaily.com, February 22, 1999 http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=16985



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The U.S. government has been training its troops and foreign NATO and U.N. military for a long time (i.e., well before the U.S. government-staged 9/11 attacks) in putting U.S. citizens in concentration camps and for total gun confiscation.

Watch Alex Jones's first two Police State video documentaries (both published well before the U.S. government-staged 9/11 attacks) where you can see U.S. troops training with U.N. troops in disarming American citizens and putting them into concentration camps, and anouncing over their loudspeakers: "Be calm, there is food, there is water in the camp ... violation of camp rules will not be tolerated ..."

They had American role-players screaming back at the U.S. and foreign U.N. troops, "I'm an American! I'm an American! You can't do this to me! I have rights!"

On Alex Jones's first two Police State video documentaries you can see many more of these training exercizes conducted in other cities and towns. Below you can watch Alex Jones's first two Police State videos in full and for free:

Police State 2000 (published 1999):


Police State II: The Takeover (published 2000):


There have literally been hundreds of these type of training exercizes going on in the U.S. since the early 1990s. For example, see:

Operation Urban Warrior, Oakland, California 1999:


Australian, British and other foreign troops training with U.S. troops for total gun confiscation of U.S. citizens and in rounding up U.S. citizens into concentration camps at Operation Urban Warrior, Oakland, California 1999

For more on this subject, see below:

"U.S. Can Confine Citizens Without Charges, Court Rules," Jerry Markon, Washington Post, September 10, 2005; Page A01:


"Reagan Aides and the 'Secret' Government," Alfonso Chardy, Miami Herald, July 5, 1987:


"Martial Law Concerns," Congressman Jim McDermott, House of Representatives, March 11, 2003:


Below are some archives for mainstream major media news articles dealing with these gulag matters:

Primary Prison Planet Mainstream-Media News Archive on FEMA Concentration Camps:


FEMA Camps/Martial Law Archive:


Habeas Corpus Archive:

The below archived news articles deal with how the U.S. government can indefinitely hold U.S. citizens who have not been charged with any crime (as the U.S. government has already been doing), and how U.S. citizens in general can be tried by a secret military tribunal where they will not have the right to cross-examine their accusers, and they can be executed in secret:


Model States Emergency Health Powers Act (which has been passed on the Federal level) Archive:

The below news articles talk about how the U.S. government can quarantine whole cities and round U.S. citizens up to be put in concentration camps in the event of, e.g., a bio-weapons release:


Below are some additional documentation resources to learn more about the FEMA concentration/extermination camps in the U.S.:


"Concentration Camps in Okanagon County?," Associated Press (via KXLY News), February 25, 2003:



Interview of Okanogan County Commissioner Dave Schulz:


And see also:

"Foundations are in place for martial law in the US," Ritt Goldstein, Sydney Morning Herald, July 27, 2002:


"Secret FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers in Preparation For Martial Law: Nationwide initiative trains volunteers to teach congregations to 'obey the government' during seizure of guns, property, forced inoculations and forced relocation," Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com, May 24, 2006:


"Paramilitary Secret Police Kidnap, Detain, Torture Bilderberg Investigators: Interrogators threatened to 'cut off arms' during 6 hour marathon of hell," Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com, June 29, 2006:


"Terror Canadian Style," Joe Burd, TruthMovement.CA, [accessed June 28, 2006]:



"Man Raided By FBI, ATF, Canadian Law Enforcement After Handing Out 'Subversive' Alex Jones Material: Gun seller questioned on militia, ownership of George Washington speeches," Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones, Prison Planet.com, July 6, 2006:


I just sent this with the

I just sent this with the following...


Some of you may know me, and some of you may not. I have spoken with several of you in the past, and have since lost touch. My name is Jon Gold, and I am a proud member of the 9/11 Truth Movement. I recently wrote this article:

The Serious Side To The 9/11 Truth Movement

There is a new movie coming out that I hope you will take the time to watch. It is called, "9/11: Press For Truth". If you refuse to take action on the 9/11 subject after watching that film, I'm sorry to say, I will have lost respect for each and every one of you.

Very Sincerely Yours,

Jon Gold

Also mention the former high

Also mention the former high level government insiders speaking up:



Steven Jones has a new

Steven Jones has a new lecture coming up.

"Physics Department Colloquium at Idaho State University, Sept. 1, 2006, 4:00 pm: What Caused Not Two but Three WTC Skyscrapers to COMPLETELY Collapse on 9/11/2001?"

Alex Jones on Alan

Good list. I think Chomsky

Good list. I think Chomsky and Goodman deserve particular focus. But I think Greg Palast knows about 9/11. He's a regular guest on the Alex Jones show. I think he leaves it to others to discuss 9/11 so he can continue to work at BBC where he does lots of great work on related issues, real journalism, where he actually uncovers information.

ACLU vs. NSA Bush's goose is


Bush's goose is cooked! I always thought it would be 9/11 that finally took him down, but this will do!

I don't see them sucessfully appealing this! Certainly not before the November elections.

Based on this ruling, Bush is not been deemed in violation of his duty to protect and defend the constitution by a Federal court.


I meant Bush is NOW

I meant Bush is NOW deemed...

Anyone else notice that on

Anyone else notice that on the past Kevin Barrett appearence on the Hannity radio show and on today's appearence with Alex Jones on the Alan Colmes show that Sean and Alan have been pressing for names? During both these shows, Sean and Alan were very persistently pressing their guests to admit names of the perpetrators. Just curious as to why they'd be doing this.

"David Ray Griffin has done

"David Ray Griffin has done admirable and painstaking research in reviewing the mysteries surrounding the 9-11 attacks. It is the most persuasive argument I have seen for further investigation of the Bush administration's relationship to that historic and troubling event." Howard Zinn

Please don't lump Zinn in with the naysaying 'gatekeepers'. The dude gets it.

But has been 'deemed' to be

But has been 'deemed' to be in violation of constitutional rights on other topics (Guantanomo) and it's led to ..duh..duh..duh..dummmmm NOTHING. It's only huge if he can't get away with it.

Stay away from the NWO? Even

Stay away from the NWO? Even when President Bush and others have mentioned in their speeches? stupid..

I would add Ed Shultz to

I would add Ed Shultz to that list. Here's a guy that
continues to attack those that think 911 inside job.
His own poll shows his listeners disagree with him on 911
69% inside job 31% tooth fairy tale http://www.bigeddieradio.com/polls/index.asp

I'm surprised John Pilger

I'm surprised John Pilger still hasn't joined the 9/11 crowd, after his successful uncovering of the Chagos conspiracy. (see "Stealing a Nation" at http://www.indybay.org/uploads/stealing_a_nation.ram , about the secret expulsion of the Chagos Islanders back in the 1960s. See also http://www.chagossupport.org.uk )

What about Kean and

What about Kean and Hamilton's new book. Doesn't that deserve comment or study with these gatekeepers?

"What about Kean and

"What about Kean and Hamilton's new book. Doesn't that deserve comment or study with these gatekeepers?"

That is a question not unlike this one.

Judge Berates U.S. Failures As 9/11 Supporter Is Convicted

I have a really really really stupid question. Shouldn't the United States OF ALL countries want to punish those responsible for the attacks of 9/11? Shouldn't the United States OF ALL countries want to cooperate any way we can in order to hold those responsible, accountable?

Shouldn't Fox News Zombies be FURIOUS with this news? Logically, if you follow the "Official Story", finding out that the United States didn't cooperate during a trial for someone who helped "prepare the September 11 attacks", should make you FURIOUS.

2 I just collected these


I just collected these e-mail addresses from BuzzFlash left gatekeepers links ....hey i'm just doing what Barry Zwicker said to do the other day on CSPAN....

fair@fair.org ,
editors@washingtonmonthly.com ,
info@truthdig.com ,

I too noticed Colmes was

I too noticed Colmes was pushing Jones for names. I figured that Colmes was trying to put AJ on the spot. It is hard to figure. I am glad someone else noticed it. As far as Ed Schultz goes I wrote him a smoking e-mail chastizing him for talking teash about the scholars calling them a "freak show". I must have hit a nerve because he answered my e-mail with one of his own blasting me. Don't waste your time with this freak. He is a lost cause. He is scared shitless of the truth.

What about Al Franken, Keith

What about Al Franken, Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow, Jesse Jackson Sr. & Jr., Al Sharpton, Charles Rangel, Harold Ford, Bill & Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Howard Dean, etc...

These are all BIG left gatekeepers, are they not?

But has been 'deemed' to be

But has been 'deemed' to be in violation of constitutional rights on other topics (Guantanomo) and it's led to ..duh..duh..duh..dummmmm NOTHING. It's only huge if he can't get away with it.

Chance | 08.18.06 - 10:43 pm |


I think this indictment (pun intended) must be taken far more seriously. Not only does this dirctly affect the rights of a huge number of U.S. citizens, but also consider that Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ruled that Bush “has indisputedly violated” the Fourth Amendment. She also said the warrantless eavesdropping program violated the First Amendment, privacy rights, various provisions in federal law, and the separation of powers doctrine that dates back to the founding of the country.

This smacks of the worst dereliction of duty by any U.S. President in the history of the Republic. No sir, this is not another "Guantanamo".

Peter M. Johansen,

How it relates to our

How it relates to our cause:

President Bush authorized the NSA's illegal domestic spying and wiretapping program(s), allowing the agency to intercept international telephone and Internet communications, without a court order days after September 11, 2001. The case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), named ACLU v. NSA. In April several prominent civil rights organizations submitted an amicus brief (friend of the court brief) in the case.

Sbg that's a brilliant write

Sbg that's a brilliant write up man, I'm going to have a crack at sending some mails to a few of those ponks tomorrow.

I've got some amazingly good news;

Flight 93 'was shot down'

23:15pm 18th August 2006


^ This is MEGA good for the UK mainstream press, this is a BIGASS breakthrough.

"But a bigger mystery is why

"But a bigger mystery is why the engines went missing.

Considering their weight, they should have plunged deep into the earth along with the rest of the airliner.

Yet they weren’t in the crater and only a one-ton segment of an engine was ever recovered, again more than a mile from the crash site. The FBI said, unconvincingly, that it had ‘bounced’ there."



Ed Schultz now admits that

Ed Schultz now admits that there are numerous unanswered questions about 9/11/01 and is on-board with call for new investigation. He still claims that American would never "hit itself". In the last week or two, I've heard no callers mention 9/11. Is he now screening his calls?

Nothing new. Many people

Nothing new. Many people thought Flight 93 was shot down after seeing the crash site on TV.
I do not think this is a breakthrough at all.
Actually, after they came up with that bogus Hero fairy tale I've lost interest in the whole thing until 2 months ago. It was insulting to a rational mind.

I had "leftgatekeepers.com"

I had "leftgatekeepers.com" in my signature at the Randi Rhodes forum for about 2 years. Today, I received a PM from a moderator which said:

"leftgatekeepers.com posts and supports Anti-Semitism.

The Mods and I consider that website unacceptable, for the RRMB. Would you please remove the link in your signature line.

Thank you"

I replied that I would only remove the link if they insisted. Afterwards, I visited the site to see if I could get any idea what the heck they were concerned about.

Sure enough, there's a new article on the top of their list entitled, "CHALLENGE TO A DEBATE Can a Jew tell the truth?"

Although it's rather obvious from the offensive title, reading the article certainly underscores that fact that it is anti-Semitic, and Kaminski is irrational.

I subsequently fired off an email to the only email address on the "Contact Us" page, viz., janus@leftgatekeepers.com. I complained about the article and asked them why they tolerated it.

Guess what? The email bounced back, with a message "The following addresses had permanent fatal errors [janus@leftgatekeepers.com]"

I smell a black op rat. I have never heard of any other web site dedicated to exposing the left gatekeper phenomenon. (Furthermore, I take it as a red flag for left gatekeeping when a left-oriented media outlet consistently fails to investigate the subject.) Discrediting leftgatekeepers.com will be a big blow to the 911 Truth movement.

Is it just a coincidence that the recent efforts to have activists contact left gatekeepers and have them face up to 911 nearly coincides with this PM from the Randi Rhodes moderator? I THINK NOT.


Thanks for posting this.

Thanks for posting this.

If Tarpley is right that the "left-gatekeppers" are the biggest impediment to our efforts, we should all seriously consider firing out some emails. LOTS AND LOTS of emails, in fact. Forget the corporate media.

I've already fired off about a dozen.

I wouldn't bother emailing Chomsky; the only way he's gonna come around is if his colleagues do.

Just pick a few addresses at random and write something eloquent. Or pick a person or two you respect on other issues and demand they cover the story. Goodman would be a good choice, but I doubt she'll reply; others may.

Post your emails and the responses, if any, on this thread or in the one over at GNN on the same topic:


Also, I probably shouldn't have included Mickey Z, who has always expressed extreme skepticism of the official story (in fact he interviewed Sander Hicks at one point); my hope was that he take it the next level.

Good luck!

Got an email back from

Got an email back from Parenti:

1) Cockburn and Chomsky were not silent on JFK they repeatedly made outspoken responses supporting the Warren Commission or dismissing the entire issue in the most uninformed way--that was why I critiqued them.

2) Having correctly perceived that the bulk of America _should_ be turned around on 9/11, you incorrectly conclude that they will be. No, no more than with JFK, and the research done on JFK has been devastating, superior to any other officialdom conspiracy investigation. It even had a fine Oliver Stone movie (unlike the crummy one he did for 9/11).

3) I did write an endorsement blurb for Barry Zwicker's new book Towers of Deception. You might take a look at that before you start going on about how my silence is deafening.

Looks like Parenti is a truther, and doesn't have any problem admitting the 911 story is a fraud. However, he doesn't see it as worthwhile to devote his energies to the subject, which seems to be a common refrain. Still, I think he should be invited to the next 911 conference; it'd be nice to have some voices from the left.

I sent a letter back apologizing for the rush to judgement.

[quote][1) Cockburn and

[quote][1) Cockburn and Chomsky were not silent on JFK they repeatedly made outspoken responses supporting the Warren Commission or dismissing the entire issue in the most uninformed way--that was why I critiqued them.[/quote]

This is interesting. Left-gatekeeping was in full swing already in the 60's, with the same names.