Gagging the Skeptics

In October 2001, George Monbiot wrote an article, published in the guardian, called "Gagging the Skeptics".

In it, he wrote:

If we are to preserve the progress, pluralism, tolerance and freedom which President Bush claims to be defending, then we must question everything we see and hear. Though we know that governments lie to us in wartime, most people seem to believe that this universal rule applies to every conflict except the current one. Many of those who now accept that babies were not thrown out of incubators in Kuwait, and that the Belgrano was fleeing when it was hit, are also prepared to believe everything we are being told about Afghanistan and terrorism in the US.

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical. The magical appearance of the terrorists' luggage, passports and flight manual looks rather too good to be true. The dossier of "evidence" purporting to establish Bin Laden's guilt consists largely of supposition and conjecture. The ration packs being dropped on Afghanistan have no conceivable purpose other than to create the false impression that starving people are being fed. Even the anthrax scare looks suspiciously convenient. Just as the hawks in Washington were losing the public argument about extending the war to other countries, journalists start receiving envelopes full of bacteria, which might as well have been labeled"a gift from Iraq". This could indeed be the work of terrorists, who may have their own reasons for widening the conflict, but there are plenty of other ruthless operators who would benefit from a shift in public opinion.

Democracy is sustained not by public trust but by public skepticism. Unless we are prepared to question, to expose, to challenge and to dissent, we conspire in the demise of the system for which our governments are supposed to be fighting. The true defenders of America are those who are now being told that they are anti-American.

What has happened to him since then? Now it is HIM who is gagging the skeptics.

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Thanks for that...

Blast from the Past...

Everyone should email it to him with the "What has happened" question... lol

Best wishes

Monbiot also wrote a book

Monbiot also wrote a book with the subtitle "A Manifesto for a New World Order";

Amazon link

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What made you question the government myth?

When did you realize the government story was bogus?

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Thought you were dead!

Your CIA pals get you in a cozy hotel, or you stuck in a cave again?

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LeftWright, thank you for

LeftWright, thank you for your kind words. They are much appreciated.

I knew almost from the beginning that the official story was doubtful, because I had access to a lot of alternative media sources.

But I have only started looking deeply now I've recently finished University, and I have quite a bit of free time.

Now not only am I convinced that 9/11 was a false flag operation, I actually know a lot of the evidence behind it, and can discuss this topic with others. It's not been one particular thing, but a lot of things which strengthen each other.

At the moment I am not involved in any 911 truth group where I live, but I do fully intend to join all of you who are striving in this cause and I fully intend to do my bit and work hard for the Truth. I have some ideas of my own about how I can contribute.