Dr. Bob Bowman urges 9/11 activists to be professional, responsible and courteous, not obnoxious

Lt. Col. Bob Bowman, speaking on Kevin Barrett's "9/11 and Empire" radio show on WTPRN Radio Network, Dec. 11th, 2007 in Hour 1 of this 2 hour show.

Dr. Bob Bowman urges activists to "be as professional, responsible and courteous as possible, as opposed to obnoxious, if we're going to make more inroads!"

Partial transcript follows.

Kevin Barrett:
"The last time you were on the show, we talked about, the question of, how to get up in the faces of people in public, to raise the issues of 9/11 (and they are being suppressed everywhere) and since then, there have been all sorts of these events in which people, ranging from Bill and Hillary Clinton, to of course Rudy Giuliani (who gets 9/11 Truth people in his face everywhere he shows it) to even Bill Maher, who was interrupted on live TV. And in fact, I actually rather politely did question Amy Goodman about Building 7 on a very popular YouTube video. So, you know, last time you were arguing that people bullhorning Amy Goodman were barking up the wrong tree. Ah, can you sort of reiterate your thoughts on this issue, of how to confront people in public, given that this is the 11th of the month, and people all over the world have been out doing public actions for 9/11 Truth visibility ?

Bob Bowman:
"Yeah, I think we have to do public actions. I think we have to make our voices heard. But the establishment has tried to paint us as a bunch of kooks and wild-eyed crazies, and, we don't want to come across that way. And I think that, by being just as professional and responsible as we possibly can, and courteous, we're going to make more inroads than if we get obnoxious. Now, you know, I would be very tempted myself to get obnoxious with Rudy Giuliani, I think he deserves it. But I think for example that, to get obnoxious with Bill Clinton is a losing proposition, because, let's face it, he is a very popular guy, and I don't think we're gonna win friends that way. So I think we have to be very careful, very selective, and very thoughtful in deciding what actions to go forward with."

Sounds to me like he is advocating the 'Civil Information' activism over confrontations.

Thank you Dr. Bob. I could not agree more!

Audio Clip: http://mp3.wtprn.com/Barrett07.html
See: Tue., December 11, 2007 about 48 minutes into Hr 1

Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Ford and Carter. U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. (PhD in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Cal Tech). Former Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. 22-year Air Force career. Also taught Mathematics and English at the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, and Phillips University.

* Website: www.thepatriots.us


A Long Overdue Advisory

I hope some can see the value of good public conduct in attracting new supporters.

Capturing a public figure on film as they retreat from an effective question (or even obtaining a response from such people) is what makes documented 'confrontations' so valuable.

Turning a public figure into a 'victim' by calling them names or chasing them endlessly until a favorable reply is obtained - to the extent that law enforcement or security figures intervene - can so easily be used against us.


Very frustarting , trying to tell the world that 911 was an inside job,especially knowing the general public is not interested in knowing the facts.

trying to get the public to start listening is a serrous challenge.

A local talk show host told me years ago, "you sound like a sincere person and personallly I agree with your views, but I can assure you the american public wants to be Entertained, not Educated." A few weeks later he was taken off the airwaves, and replaced with sports talk radio. I though it was a conspiracy to get rid of him, but as I later found out he could not generate ratings, the sports shows have much better ratings.

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" The American public wants

" The American public wants to be Entertained, not
Sadly, truer words have probably never been spoken.

This should be

This should be self-evident.

The last thing we need are people shouting like Alex Jones, or the kids in the San Fran video posted recently.

And the message delivered should be considered.... appeal to your audience's sense of humanity.


I'm no Kook

Richard D. Brinkman www.edmonton911truth.com
Admittedly Ive been working closely with Wayne Prante of Fraser Vally (British Columbia) 911 Truth and ATC, peace and 911 truth activist Robin Hordon of Washington State over the past few months studying and polling from our members and general public here in Canada at what works best as a tool of getting the word out on 911 truth. The very word "civility" comes out front each time. Doctor Bowman views says it all about a progressive way of activism that works and we need to hear this by such mentors and leaders like Bob. There advise may lead us to nothing less than absolute success in our endeavors for the truth that surrounds the events of 9/11. I encourage other leaders with-in the 911 truth movement to study this approach of activism and if you agree then please share this with us with your support... Civil Information[ing]

Richard D. Brinkman

Richard D. Brinkman www.edmonton911truth.com

As we all ponder our goals for activism for 2008 consider for your group "civil information[ing]"

I just completed a page on the subject of civil information[ing]
all welcome to respond with comments to brinkman@edmonton911truth.com
"together we can put our best foot forward in solidarity for a new investigation 911"

Can anyone be more wild-eyed than Bush?

Barrett has tapped his Boston Tea Party resources to the benefit of his listening audience. This is another in a recent run of good interviews. I couldn't agree more that it's important to present yourself as mainstream and reasonable.

I get concerned, though, civil information may slump into ineffective civil information?

I'm in Omaha, NE . I found the shock of our recent Westroads Mass Murder, did make people more receptive to my general message that something is up and things aren't as they appear! I used the tragic incident as an intro into a closer look at 9/11 and what's happened since that watershed event.

I've recapped all the bizarre stories of 2k7: Cheney's April interview (nuke terror fear), Va. Tech mass murder in same week Kucinich introduces an impeach Cheney bill (also, VT a similar mass murder to Westroads in two people spotted?), Presidential Directive 51, B-52 flyover and several deaths associated with it, the possible missing nuke (and no investigation), Syrian nuclear reactor attacked by Israel in same period, Ohio Congressman Gilmor's death who was investigating options trading in September, CIA coming out with their Iran nuclear statement counter to the White House recently. I believe, you could easily add to this list as well. I've opened up several people as a result in the past week alone.

I'm just afraid that it's going to take a shock to wake people up and motivate them to think for themselves! I hope, the awakening occurs before we find ourselves in FEMA camps.

Again, I'm all for civil information but I believe there is an unfortunate human psychological dynamic at work resistant to anything counter to the status quo--it's called human nature.

Possibly, civil information at the right moment is key?

In the end, though, can anyone appear more wild-eyed than our President? I forecast, an even wilder 2k8 upcoming!

More and more reasons....

...don't believe them!

Good for the Goose and the Gander

People need to do some research about activism over the years and what has been done, is being done, and what has worked.

As merely one example. In the Civil Rights Movement, we had BOTH Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. (among others)

If you look at other movements, you will see similar examples.

You need "attacks" from both sides (far and near) and down the middle.

There is no one way to skin this cat.

And they all succeed in their own way. And none of them "destroy the movement" or "destroy credibility" or anything of the sort. (if that was true, we wouldn't have a Civil Rights Movement, or an Environmental Rights Movement, and certainly not an Animal Rights Movement, or all of the many changes and breakthroughs and advancements that have occurred over the years in all of these issues)

The best that can be said is, "I personally choose to do it this way", preferably without attacking others who are also doing good work in their own way. (that's what you see from the best leaders in the other movements)

There needs to be less re-inventing the wheel in the 9/11 Truth and Justice Movement, as well. In that respect, we should be much father along than we are. And one of the reasons we are not father along, is that people are ignoring the time-tested and valuable information that we can learn from the other movements, refusing to embrace the ideas and concepts, and/or not taking the time to do the hard work involved in educating ourselves and others.

We finally started seeing some of this increasingly over the last year, which is why there is (finally) some backlash about it.

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My personal take.

If you can get your message out by being responsible and courteous then I would opt for this.

I personally have no problem at all with We Are Change, Alex Jones, and John Conner. If we are the first in the theatre to see a fire are we going to be responsible and courteous or are we going to shout at the top of our lungs. Time is of the essence. We may not have another 4 years to expose 911. Now is the time.

MIght the "obnoxious" label be to divide and conquer. Make us wrongfully think we have the only right way and others are wrong.

To me the method is a secondary concern. THe primary thing is that people become aware that they should look into 911.

Bowman has the credentials where he can easily get people to listen to him, maybe he doesn't realize that it might not be the same with others.

And being that we are on the precipice of the NAU, WW3, a "Real Id" card, martial law, 911 TWO, gun control ... I think this is not the time to be shaming people for being aggressive. On the contrary.

And Bill Clinton needs to be confronted no matter if he is popular or not. Wasn't Hitler popular at one time. I don't agree with Bowman on this at all. Clinton might be popular with some but not all. And those that like him are not aware of the damage he did to this country.

Clinton was the choice of the Bilderberger Group (that says a lot right there).
He helped pass NAFTA (a bill that destroys the middle class which is one of the main goals of the ruling elite).
He helped repeal the Glass Steagall Act (which the elite had spent 200 million dollars to repeal it, which is responsible for some of the implosion of the economy).
Waco happened on his watch (a clear violation of the extremely important states rights -10th amendment).
He was responsible for the Serbia bombing (Serbia was none of our business and was targeted because they were a first world independent nation). And now the EU, NATO and US have illegally declared Kosovo a separate country...

Just my take.