Harvard Crimson Allows 9/11 Truth Comment on Political Op-Ed

OK, so it's a baby step, but since the Harvard student paper is a stomping ground for New York Times aspirants, it's a pretty encouraging baby step. Real Truther has been following the
Harvard scene closely and in addition to the ever more positive response his Truth antics have been receiving in Harvard Square, this media breakthrough might signal things about to take an interesting turn in this bastion of elitism. As Professor of History Ernest May, senior adviser to the 9/11 commission, continues to teach his course on the 9/11 report and the Islamofascist menace, the Harvard community is showing signs of waking up. This is big, folks!


Why don't we all give this Gustavo Espada fellow a hand and add our comments to the following joint Democrat/Republican op-ed announcing to students the outbreak of political fever on campus? Maybe then when Real Truther descends on Harvard Square with free 9/11 buttons, there will be many takers who will then take the truth into Harvard's dorms and classrooms. Just a thought...

A Season for Political Involvement

Published On Friday, September 29, 2006 12:19 AM


As the November elections approach, Harvard students can be assured that political fever will engulf the campus. The Harvard College Democrats (Dems) and the Harvard Republican Club (HRC) will compete to rally students to their sides, and intense partisanship will flare up. But that’s far from a bad thing—in fact it’s healthy and natural for students to express their political affiliation enthusiastically and take the initiative to support those candidates who endorse policies they support.

Civic involvement is always a vital duty, but this year campaigns are of particular importance. Although this is not a presidential election year, the stakes in national politics are almost as high as they were in 2004. The election will broadly impact our nation’s future, shaping everything from environmental policy to tax policy, from foreign relations to social welfare programs. Pollsters are predicting that there are enough races that are too close to call that one or both houses of Congress could change hands.

The state of Massachusetts’ future also hinges on the results of the November election. Almost all major state offices are up for reelection, most notably the governorship, which is a race between Democrat Deval M. Patrick ’78 and Republican Lieutenant Governor Kerry M. Healey ’82. These state contests will have just as large of an impact on Harvard students’ daily lives as the more glamorous national races. Among the many important decisions in the hands of state officials are how to deal with the Big Dig fiasco, whether to build roads or public transportation, and whether the state income tax, which affects all students holding jobs, should be changed.

Given that many students are Massachusetts residents, Harvard students can make a difference in these state races by simply raising awareness on campus and voting. Those who are more intrepid can volunteer for the campaigns. The Dems and the HRC are sponsoring several trips to aid campaigns: The Dems are going to the Massachusetts Democratic Headquarters every Wednesday night, and the HRC is leading a campaign trip to Cape Cod on October 7.

We at Harvard also have a unique opportunity to influence some of the most critical national races by aiding swing-race campaigns in nearby states. In Pennsylvania, for instance, incumbent Republican Senator Rick Santorum is battling a stiff challenge from the state’s Democratic Auditor General Bob Casey in a race that has tightened considerably in the past months. If the rest of the Senate races are returned to the incumbent or incumbent’s party, a victory for the Democrats in Pennsylvania would even the Senate at 50 seats apiece. Because of the closeness and importance of this particular race, both the HRC and Dems are planning October campaign trips to the Keystone State in order to support their respective candidates.

Beyond Pennsylvania, other Northeastern states are involved in intense battles. In New Jersey, the U.S. Senate contest between Democratic Senator Robert Menendez and Republican Thom H. Kean Jr. is being watched intensely, as is Rhode Island Republican Lincoln D. Chafee’s effort to keep his Senate seat in a race against Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse after narrowly winning his party’s primary. And who could forget the nationally spotlighted Senate race in Connecticut, which pits Democrat Edward “Ned” Lamont Jr. ’76 against former vice presidential candidate and incumbent Joseph I. Lieberman, now running as an independent, in what has turned into a referendum on the war in Iraq.

The nearness of battleground states whose campaigns regularly make national news means that politically active Harvard students have the opportunity to dramatically influence national policy. Having the opportunity to have such a far-reaching impact on national politics should motivate all Harvard students to greater political activism.

Some may say that even the best efforts of a group of students in a battleground state won’t change the course of an election. But past campaign efforts of the HRC and the Dems would suggest otherwise. Durring the 2004 Presidential campaign, the Dems made 22,000 phone calls and knocked on hundreds of doors, contributing to New Hampshire’s switching from voting for George W. Bush in 2000 to John F. Kerry in 2004. Kerry’s slim three percent margin of victory in New Hampshire, however, also testifies to the dedicated efforts of the HRC, which sent busloads of volunteers every weekend to campaign in support of President Bush, culminating in a three-day campaign blitz during the last 72 hours before election day.

Opportunities for political involvement at Harvard are plentiful, and both the Dems and the HRC are facilitating volunteerism in the upcoming election. Both clubs will be sponsoring both campaign trips for those who want to devote much of their time as well as phone banks for those who only have a spare hour or two. Even if you don’t have the time to campaign or join in formal debates, remember to vote. Whatever the outcome, on November 8th we can all be proud that Harvard students did their part to shape the national dialogue.

Kyle A. Krahel ’08 is a government concentrator in Adams House and the legislative director of the Harvard College Democrats. Colin J. Motley ’10 lives in Wigglesworth Hall and is a member of the Harvard Republican Club.


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RE: A Season for Political Involvement
As the political season approaches, Harvard students should remember the importance of looking beyond the two-party system, and beyond the issues sanctioned by the mainstream media. The reason is simple--both mainstream parties and the mainstream media are unduly influenced by the "root of all evil", namely the love of money.

Specifically, Harvard students owe it to themselves to learn more about the unanswered questions surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. A good place to start is the as yet unexplained collapse of World Trade Center building number 7. If, after researching the subject, you wish to know more about the issue that according to recent Zogby and Howard/Scripps polls are on the mids of between 36% and 42%, you might consider picking up a copy of 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out at the Harvard Bookstore. You'll find it next to the just-released comic book version of the 9/11 Commission Report.

The contrast could scarcely be more stark, or appropriate.

-Gustavo Espada '96

Posted by Gustavo Espada '96 | 9/29/2006 10:25:32 AM

Just did

let's see if it gets approved - it was very tame, basically just reminding of Harvard's grand motto - "Veritas".

I'm not holding my breath in these times of "compassionate conservatism", "collateral damage", "enemy combatants" and "terrorist surveillance programs". Doublespeak's going strong.

Awesome, they approved it.

Good things are happening. Thanks Bruce.


"Among the 'spider-man' skeptics are those who claim that no human can shoot web and stick to walls... They conveniently ignore the fact that he was bitten by a radioactive spider."

Daily Bugle editorial debunking the claims of spider-man deniers

Thanks RT

Kick some fascist ass today, brother.



Garrison Keillor

on "A Prairie Home Companion" tonight mentioned 9/11 "conspiracy" during his monologue. This may not seem like much, if you are not familiar with Garrison Keillor or the show, but he went into quite a bit of detail, and in his necessary way, said the explosives were "hidden in the plumbing". His mention is a good indication he may push further into the subject in the future. At very least, his loyal following has been subjected to the idea that the WTC was brought down with explosives.
For those unfamilar with "Prairie Home Companion", it is a live variety radio show on NPR every Saturday night @ 6:00 pm. Many stations re-broadcast on Sunday. (Public radio stations are the frequencies below 91.0 on the FM dial.)


My mom mentioned this to me and said that it sounded like a slam to her. I went nosing around the PHC site to see if I could download the show and noticed they had a FORUM. I thought, oh my, will the PHC fans be discussing 9/11 conspiracy theories?

Turns out they abruptly discontinued their forum last week.

It's interesting... maybe they think it's OK to mention...

because they really think it's not true. then when they see what happens inevitably--their forums and phones light up with truthseekers, they say "uhhhh... hmm. what have we done!" Those who have been misled into thinking "those CT people are nuts!" then turn their thoughts to the folks who so confidently assured them there was nothing to it, and wonder "er... wtf, why did they pretend this was a slam dunk?"

This is another little achillers heel--the fact that most supporters of the OT have no idea how false it is! That's why it's enough for us to just keep pushing the issue into people's faces, whether or not their first reaction is positive. Remember, plan A was to ignore us, plan B, now that plan A has failed, is to distract and confuse us. There really is no viable plan C--at the point where plan B fails, the last supporters of the conspirators falls away and they will be in full "flee and hide" mode.

Once out, the 9/11 truth genie can't be put back in.

"Among the 'spider-man' skeptics are those who claim that no human can shoot web and stick to walls... They conveniently ignore the fact that he was bitten by a radioactive spider."

Daily Bugle editorial debunking the claims of spider-man deniers

That guy in Harvard Square

That guy in Harvard Square was telling me about the molten steel that was found at Ground Zero..


  there's your liquid


there's your liquid steel.  also see appendix C of the FEMA report.  you guys are just wrong, and deliberately trying to mislead people.  I wonder why! 



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WTCdemolition.com - Harvard Task Force

911 Spoof

Did Kyle Krahel promise to go out with you in exchange for reprinting his article or are you studying him to become him?