Well the facists are at it again; using emotion to attack Kevin Barrett. I sent an email to Dr. Farrell who is proabably getting spammed by sheeple from Fascists R Us . The following is the content of that email.


Your Honor,

It has come to my attention that a campaign against Kevin Barrett is underway. There is even a website, http://capwiz.com/sicminc/issues/alert/?alertid=9089711&type=CU, set up proclaiming why it wants him withdrawn. Some of the reasons listed for wanting him removed include: he claimed the U.S. government planned the 9/11 attacks and he's "requiring" his students to read a book which has an essay by him comparing Bush to Hitler.

With regard to any claims Dr. Barrett has made regarding government complicity in 9/11, it should be acknowledged that there are serious factual discrepencies surrounding 9/11. Some of these problems are so glaring that one has to keep an open mind about all possibilities. To close ones mind is to potentially deny reality. It takes a special kind of mind to be open to different view points of the same situation. This mind set is critical for research. I feel after having read the available literature and Dr. Barrett's public writings on the matter, that he is sticking to the facts. Many of the people attacking Dr. Barrett are attacking based on their emotions not based on examining the facts.

For example, the aforementioned website includes the following statement: "A University of Wisconsin-Madison instructor named Kevin Barrett, who had already come under scrutiny for saying that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks, is now comparing President Bush to Adolf Hitler in an essay that his students are being REQUIRED to buy." The emphasis was theirs. This is an example of them using emotions and outright dishonesty. The course which is causing this ruckus is an elective. The definition of elective in this context over at www.dictionary.com is: elective (adj) 2: not compulsory; "elective surgery"; "an elective course of study". This class is in no way compulsory. The students voluntarily signed up for the course. If they disagreed with any of the class material then they did not have to sign up!

In science you must use facts to draw conclusions. Our understanding of 9/11 is constantly evolving as a result of this, just like any other studied phenomenon. I hope that Kevin Barrett would not lose his job for offering other theories about 9/11 based around the available facts OR over an elective course he is teaching. As a published researcher I support him. Thank you for your time.

-Jai Mann
Psychologist, B.Sc.