On 9/11: Is the Struggle for Truth Worth It?

An excellent opinion piece appeared yesterday in the Arizona Daily Sun. Tom Gorman asks thought-provoking questions, places the 9/11-truth movement in perspective -- and reminds us to keep sending Letters to local newspapers!

On 9/11 attacks: Is the struggle for truth worth it?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A recent poll cited on the MSNBC Tucker Carlson show indicated the one third of Americans believe the government was somehow complicit in the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 Truth activists are becoming more visible (HBO Bill Maher show) and stepping up their campaign in confronting candidates such as "9/11" Rudy Giuliani.

As the election year soon descends upon us, I was wondering why some citizens bother to seek truth and justice. In social movements of the past to eliminate slavery or apartheid, or for voting rights or civil rights, the activist vanguard are at first detested and scorned by the ruling minority and the public majority. Also, mass denial of the issues may make progress toward resolving inequalities or corruption a long and winding road with many detours and setbacks.

And there are certain individuals within social/political movements for change who detract from the effectiveness of the activism by using controversial or unethical tactics. Civil rights leaders were condemned when activism became violence.

The latest social movement -- 9/11 Truth -- is working tirelessly to hold the current administration accountable for the events before, during, and after 9/11/2001. Some within this movement for justice are ex-military and CIA, scientists, engineers, architects, and academics.

Some are credible sources and a few are wackos. In the 9/11 Truth movement, a few crazy conspiracy theories detracts and distracts from legitimate questions. But dissent within the ranks occurs in all social movements. Malcolm X lead an aggressive faction within the civil rights movement.

The important thing to remember is to stay focused on the issues raised, not the individual personalities.

Tom Gorman, now a Realtor in Flagstaff, received a degree in journalism and has written for newspapers in California and Oregon.

Note: I stumbled on this article while researching an article about suicides among military women in Iraq, e.g., http://www.truthout.org/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/66/23558

Is the struggle worth it ?

Good to see some MSM opinion. But to answer the author -
The struggle is worth it because next time it'll be you in one of those buildings.
Or your kids.
You also have decide if this is the false world you want to live in...

Of Course its worth it

This is the single most important issue of our time.
9/11 and the whole War on Terror is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated upon
Humankind and one of the greatest ever crimes.
The World cant move on until this is resolved and those responsible brought to

"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past"
George Orwell 1984

"worth it"

is an understatement.

Life will we worthless if we don't get this issue resolved!

Rumsfeld Lawsuit...

Lawsuit filed in France by Human rights group against Rumsfeld:-


"Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past"
George Orwell 1984

We Will Find Out

When public finally gets over the hurdle of cognitive dissonance, the truth about 9-11 may be akin to pulling on a sweater thread. Soon the whole fabric of our society may unravel. Large numbers of people will question authority in a manner unseen since the American Revolution. Perhaps that's what is needed, but what comes next? Do we continue on with the corporate corruption model, or use the US constitution as a framework for true social justice? In a century plagued with an overwhelming confluence of ecological and economic issues, is the nation/state idea outmoded?

If the deception of 9-11 proves anything, it's that what we're doing now is not working for the vast majority of humans.