The Christopher Hayes hit piece posted on AlterNet and some thoughts on this weekend's Tea Parties
I'm sure most of you have read the Christopher Hayes piece "Is 9/11 Paranoia Bad for the Country?" that was originally in The Nation.
It was also posted on AlterNet where I used to waste way too much time. In the past 48 hours it has had over 700 comments posted on it, many more and much faster than I've seen there before. A great many of the comments on the article attack it for being the obvious hit piece that it is and there are the usual hard working shills and disinfo types trying to counter the facts stated in many of the comments.
What I find especially noteworthy is that the article states that the 9/11 Truth Movement is in fact a genuine political Movement and needs to be confronted as such. To me this is yet another signal that the MSM and thus the perps they work for are now starting to fully comprehend that we can't be ridiculed away and that they must fight us more openly before our numbers increase too much further and we reach the tipping point. I believe that there is a pretty solid third of the American population that have accepted either MIHOP or LIHOP and that we are now fighting the perps for the all important middle third of the American people.
As we enter this next phase of the Truth Movement we need to pay close attention to the tactics of the perps and counter them as effectively as possible. One of the trends I have noticed, and it is apparent in the Hayes article, is that they are taking a softer, more nuanced tone and are attempting to use a careful stating of certain facts to sway some of those who may have already started researching 9/11 on their own but who are still sitting on the fence. They still avoid the issue of WTC 7 like the plague and this will always be our quickest and most direct route to opening eyes. I also think that they are making a concerted effort to appeal to women and we need to counter this by pushing 9/11: Press for Truth more vigorously as I feel that this film is especially good for drawing women as well as 9/11 newbies of all ages and both genders.
I think it is safe to say that we are now considered a very serious threat and that the perps and their MSM will up the tempo and sharpen their focus on the Truth Movement. We need to do the same while making our points in an increasingly calm, rational and reasonable manner. Unfortunately, we can also expect to see some more meltdowns within the Movement and should be prepared for the beginning of a period of real dirty tricks. With several Truth groups holding Tea Party demonstrations this weekend we need to be especially aware of infiltration by strangers who will try to incite violence. Since all of our events should be video taped we should be wel prepared to identify and isolate these individuals. I feel that this is the single greatest threat to our public image at this time. If the perps feel that they can make us look like violent loonies and scare the bejeebers out of the middle third to keep them from joining us, they will pull out all the stops to make this happen. OTOH, if we can remain disciplined and peaceful and out these agents provocateurs from the beginning then this will swing to our advantage.
Finally, language is very important. Language defines perception and we are now in the phase where perception is everything. If we are to continue to make rapid inroads in our grassroots growth we need to be even more aware of how we approach and interact with people. The realization of 9/11 Truth is a tremendous shock to most people and it is very important to always be aware of this and listen carefully to those you are trying to persuade. Harsh confrontation is a huge turn-off to most people. The negative approach is the main tool of the perps, so we need to counter it by being unfailingly positive whenever possible. Counter fear with love. There will be times when we are confronted directly by those whose sole goal is to create conflict and the best thing to do is just quietly stand our ground or walk away. Always remember that we have truth on our side and keep peace in our hearts.
The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.