I'm Calling a Town Hall Meeting

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Exposing the evidence which proves that 9/11 was an inside job is not enough. Believe it or not, that is the easy part.

Why? Because you can cite all the facts in the world, but unless the person you're talking with has some motivation to really listen, the facts will bounce off your listeners like bullets off a Kevlar vest.

Psychologists tell us that unless we give people a reason to want to know the truth about 9/11, they won't be open to changing their mind.

Indeed, some very smart people have said that propaganda is not aimed at actually convincing people, but of giving an excuse for people to believe what they want to believe.

Why Will People Want to Know the Truth?

The two basic ways to motivate people are threats of pain or promises of pleasure, or what's often called "the carrot and the stick". Everyone knows about this concept, but not many people have used it to understand how to more successfully spread 9/11 truth.

The Stick

Some people will want to know the truth about 9/11 in order to avoid the consequences of that false flag attack. Indeed, many 9/11 activists are motivated by the knowledge that false flag attacks are carried out in order to justify suspension of freedoms and liberties at home, imperial wars of conquest abroad, and consolidation of power in a small group of people. Many of us are motivated by the understanding that -- unless we expose the truth of 9/11 -- the perpetrators will be emboldened to carry out even bigger false flag operations to justify war against Iran (and other countries), to implement the Continuity of Government plans which will entirely bypass the traditional government, and will lead to even more overt suspension of liberty than we already have.

That's using the horrible consequences of not exposing 9/11 as a stick to motivate people to want to learn the truth. Its a good approach, and millions of people have become 9/11 truthers based upon this approach.

The Status Quo

Let's face it, America is not only the richest nation in the world, but the richest nation in history. While the richest handful of families own the lion's share of the wealth, many others are comfortable. And even those who aren't comfortable buy into the "American dream", and hope that they will one day strike it rich.

So many people want to maintain the status quo. But what is the status quo? Well, a discussion about war and murder by two CIA agents from the movie Three Days of the Condor pretty much sums it up:

Turner: "Do we have plans to invade the Middle East?"

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Higgins: "It's simple economics. Today it's oil, right? In 10 or 15 years - food, Plutonium. And maybe even sooner. Now what do you think the people are gonna want us to do then?

Turner : " Ask them."

Higgins: "Not now - then. Ask them when they're running out. Ask them when there's no heat in their homes and they're cold. Ask them when their engines stop. Ask them when people who've never known hunger start going hungry. Do you want to know something? They won't want us to ask them. They'll just want us to get it for them."

Many people are starting to realize that the status quo is to commit murder, launch wars based upon false pretenses, and carry out false flag operations in order to secure resources. Unfortunately, 9/11 was a part of that status quo (remember that false flag terror didn't start with the Bush administration; its been done for a long time).

9/11 truth threatens to overturn the status quo. So unless we offer people something better than the status quo, they won't want to hear about it.

What's Better Than the Status Quo?

I have asked conservatives and liberals, believers and atheists, economists and scientists, men and women what vision they can all rally around. Specifically, I've asked them "what vision is so much better than the status quo that it can motivate everyone to open to 9/11 truth?".

Both my progressive and conservative friends agreed on:

  • Re-establishing adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law by all branches of government
  • Re-establishing the integrity of our electoral system
  • Stopping new wars and false flag attacks

I, of course, agree with these goals. But I don't think they go far enough in inspiring people. I also think we urgently need to start a non-partisan dialogue to determine what we really want as a people.

Let's Try Democracy

I had an economics professor whose solution to environmental issues was brilliant. He argued that if someone wanted to build a new factory in a town, then everyone in the town and surrounding area should be polled.

People would be told very directly the number of new jobs which would be created by the factory, the effect on the local economy, the likely number of additional deaths per year from cancer, and the costs to clean up the water supply once it was polluted.

Then the people would vote, and make their decision.

That struck me as a very refreshing way to implement democracy on a direct level.

Similarly, we should engage in a very honest dialog. Let's get beyond this false left-right, democrat-republican, liberal-conservative dichotomy. Those terms, as they are used today, are completely meaningless.

Let's talk about what we want for America, and what we are willing to do to get that. What shared values can we agree upon? What shared vision can inspire us -- all of us?

And let's openly discuss what we are willing to do to reach that vision. Are we willing to commit false flag terrorism? To cook the intelligence? To torture innocent farmers who were at the wrong place at the wrong time (some of those tortured at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were innocent farmers caught up in sweeps or "sold" by others for a fee)? Are we willing to launch nuclear weapons which -- despite the propaganda -- will kill and injure alot of people?

Its time to openly and honestly debate these issues, and then decide for ourselves. With the power of the Internet, we could easily start such a discussion and keep track of what people want. The web is perfectly suited to hold a national "town hall meeting" to decide the direction we wish to take.

If we don't do this, America will be destroyed by people making decisions for us. Such people may think they are doing what's in our best interests. Or they may be horrible, greedy or even insane people. It doesn't really matter. What matters is that we are letting them do the deciding.

Unless we learn to act like people living in a democracy, and take responsibility for our country's decisions, then the people who are running things in our absence (in the vacuum created by our failure to participate) will destroy it.

Therefore, I would argue that figuring out what we truly want as a people is a key to moving forward. The 9/11 truth movement has been very good at the "stick" side of the equation. But we have to help people get in touch with and discuss their highest values.

Once we determine where we as a people really want to go, people will be willing to let go of the status quo of false flags, "cooked" intelligence, and treating the Constitution like a worthless piece of paper.

I don't have the answers. More importantly, the vision that inspires me isn't very important, because it is a shared vision that is necessary and incredibly powerful.

So I hereby call a town hall meeting to start the discussion. Together, let's figure out what our highest shared values are, and decide what we want our future to be.

If we can do that, we might find that the people who have been desperately clinging to the status quo and so closing their eyes to the truth are willing to open their eyes.

Let's "ask them" -- the people of America -- what they want, as Robert Redford suggested in Three Days of the Condor. But we have to do it now, while there is still time to create a positive future. As Higgins says, if the people delay on deciding what we want until later, it will be too late, and the "deciders" will create our future for us.

Let's "ask them" -- the people of America -- what they want, as Robert Redford suggested in Three Days of the Condor. Let's all figure out what "carrot" will motivate people to do things differently. But we have to do it now, while there is still time to create a positive future. As Higgins says, if the people delay on deciding what we want until later, it will be too late, and the "deciders" will create our future for us.

The Carrot of a New World.

I'd say I fight for 9/11 Truth because I want to see the day where people aren't screwed over by those in power to such a degree that they are today. I want a just and more peaceful world. I know that starving people could be fed. I work for a day that every house is capable of producing their own energy. The happiness...

End the oil monopoly

Energy is the largest business on Earth. Carbon fuels have dominated because they enhance the consolidation of social and political power. A world powered by inexpensive and nonpolluting energy is no place for the likes of Bush, Cheney and Osama Bin Laden. It is a place for the rest of us. http://www.peswiki.org

'Let's try democracy'?

Just remember to not violate the rights of the minority:

The majority should rule, yes, but not to the extent of violating the rights of the individual or a minority. So, a pure Democracy is not a good idea. But when you start putting legal and constitutional restraints on the will of the majority in order to protect the minority, they talk about something that we used to call the Republic. - G. Edward Griffin

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The Constitution Carrot

Certainly Americans of all stripes say they revere and respect our Constitution. Since it is under seige due to the "war on terror" stemming from a false flag attack, our first priority would seem to be RESTORING OUR CONSTITUTION. We can't cede or sacrifice this-- it must be a rallying point.

Secondly, almost everyone realizes on some pyschological level that our involvement in the Middle East and C. Asia is largely due to oil. And with the spotlight on global warming now, the creation and utilization of renewable energy is also a key. Let's remove the spoils of wars. More people need to set the example by using independent green energy systems. Let's roll out water cars, air cars, etc.

Also I believe the wishes of 9/11 victims' families can also be a carrot. If we can show how they were treated wrongfully by our government, and how they are still demanding answers, then many will honor that . What's not to like about having a real investigation?

Additionally, the increased exposure of our "Corporate Army" which now outnumbers US Troops is a bit frightening and can serve as another "Stick."

Watch out for people saying they are for the Constitution...

A lot of people will say this because it sounds patriotic, even though they have never studied it. For example, a lot of Democrats profess adherence to the Constitution but in the next breath say that they want to remove the right of the people to bear arms.

that and...

I'll join the meeting. Let's not forget the metaphysicians too. Invite Michael Lerner and the network of Spiritual Progressives, Star Hawk, Caroline Cassey, Julia Butterfly Hill, Jack Kornfield others.

The need to know the truth runs very deep in the human spirit. Because it has been so trampled on, it is now shrieking out for emergence. Here's my 9/11 truth prayer offered to all again. Everything starts with thought. Why not great thoughts?

The 9/11 TruthPrayer

Being that we are all intimately connected by our common inheritance of shared life on one planet and that our common shared higher intelligence governs life in both seen and unseen ways, and being that this common ancestry has its roots in cosmic intelligence or mind, and being that we therefore incarnate with this shared higher intelligence, we share its creative power as well. We are imbued with this creativity and its commonality.

As an outlet, voice, individual manifestation and aspiration for this cosmic intelligence, I claim the highest thought of calling forth truth telling on an unprecedented scale in the minds and hearts in high levels of government and other individuals. I call forth the energizing of personal courage where it matters the most to catalyze this movement of truth telling on a grand scale. I know that truth telling is at the foundation of healthy individual as well as a healthy societal life. I know that what has gone astray can be righted by a personal and public, fearless embrace of the truth, with safety for the truth teller.. The deepest space in the heart of all people knows this to be true and wants it revealed without delay. The refined and subtle physics for this is already in place and happening at this moment.

For this I give my deepest and profoundest thanks.
I release this prayer this intention this shared spark of light into the creative mind running through us all and through all of life. Happily, I know the glory of its fulfillment is accomplished already in ways unimaginable and realizable.

And so it is.

The New Way Forward

That is the meaningless, insulting euphemism for the murderous 'surge' in the Iraq War. The real new way forward will require more effort on the behalf of the Amerikan people. Admittedly not for everyone, my own version looks something like this:

1. VEGANISM - Total abstinence from all murder and exploitation. Compassion must begin with our diets. Vegetarianism is not enough. The politics of veganism tie in directly to the issues raised by the 9/11 Truth movement.

2. DECRIMINALIZATION OF ALL SUBSTANCES - There is more than enough evidence that the War on Drugs is a war on the people, especially the prohibition of marijuana. It is well beyond time to have a national, serious, adult conversation about this. The production of heroin is directly tied into the Afghanistan War, and was also a hidden motive of U.S. involvement in Viet Nam/Cambodia.

3. THE CONSTITUTION - Must be re-instituted ASAP. Only Congress has the power to affirm a war, and only when our nation is under attack. Right now the government is on the move - an enemy of ALL people, foreign and domestic.

4. ANTI-CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - No special interests, period. Lobbying must be considered bribery and punished severely.

5. GREEN ENERGY/SUSTAINABILITY - Must be the new Manhattan Project. The science of sustainability isn't a fringe position held exclusively by hippie enviro-freaks - it is a major industry, and one worthy of major investment. Energy is obviously the nexus of the Oil Wars. Alternative Energy is already here; it must be forcefully injected into the Western lifestyle.

5.5. PUBLIC TRANS - Must be regarded with the same level of enthusiasm as the combustible engine.

6. FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION - Must be made available, somehow.

7. OVERHAUL OF CORPORATE MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE - No, Hillary does not have the answer. Neither do I. But socialization of education and medicine should be a mandate here in the wealthiest nation in the world.

8. MILITARY SPENDING - Must be cut by at least 90%.

9. MANUFACTURING SECTOR - Must somehow be revamped. A service industry nation means that manufacturing is occurring under slave-like conditions in SE Asia, Micronesian provinces, Africa, etc. Amerikans should be ashamed of this, but of course are too brainwashed to even notice the labels in their own clothing.

10. DEP'T of (RE-)EDUCATION - Should be replaced with a DEP'T of PEACE.

Just some friendly suggestions, that some people might agree with. I'll be the first to admit that my vision of the world requires a little more imagination, auto-determination, and selflessness than the average McAmerikan is willing to put in, but such is life. I personally relocated to Vermont from a major urban area to more proactively live to my ideals, and YES it hard, but rewarding nonetheless. I am not off the grid yet...but sooner than later this will be the reality! The more Americans remove themselves from the corporate-government superstructure, the more rewarding our lives can be. Love, compassion, understanding, adherence to human-secular ideals, commitment to creativity, and laughter are very powerful tools. Militarism, state-sponsored terrorism, corporate media and governance, and corrupt religious superstructures are enemies of the people. There is a dearth of leadership in this world, but leadership begins with the actions of one local individual - YOU!

Good luck and PEACE!

Thanks GW.

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Free education--how's that to be accomplished?

I've heard people say that they're for free college education--but I'm really confused as to how that would ever work.

For example, how do you propose finding the enormous amount of teachers willing to work without pay that would be required?

Teachers would definitely be paid

I mean, teachers are underpaid under our system now! Better to be a teacher than trashman I suppose?

Perhaps we could pay these educators with the giant base of tax revenue that is currently being misappropriated on the 9/11 War$ and interest going to the Fed. I'm not even a socialist, and believe that doing away with the corrupted Dep't of ED would be a great way to go, but still...imagine a more educated America for 2 seconds. 9/11 couldn't happen in that kind of world, period.

Peace to you and thanks for your thoughts!

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

But's that not a free anymore

911truthmachine: OK, taxes would work to pay the teachers. But with that you've introduced a cost to the college education--I thought you're idea was for a free system?!

You're confusing me man :-)

Thanks, GW...

It strikes me that we the people are ultimately responsible for all of this -- the environmental situation as well as false-flag terrorism, which is the MO of our government these days.

How so? In a word, addictions.

Look at any freeway on any day of any week. Look up in the sky at the jet trails above, at any moment during the day or night.

We are addicted to a whole lifestyle that can only be sustained by horrific violence against oil-producing nations, now that we produce next to no oil ourselves. There is no realistic replacement for oil to do what oil does. So if we want those activities, we must be violent and, also, intentionally ignorant.

We the people know this fact. That is why we condone basically everything that this administration has done, from stealing two elections to continuing and widespread meaningless torture to 9/11 to the Iraq war, and their hopes and plans for an Iran war. Unless we subtract our parts in it, these plans are also our plans.

How to subtract our parts in it? Frankly, it beats me.

I drive a car like anyone else -- a hybrid, for what that is worth, which is not much. I am as addicted as anyone else, including our marvelous Decider in charge.

I also use propane to heat my home. What choice is there? Staying cold?

I long for a local and sustainable system for society, not based on metal and petroleum. But so far all I can do is long for it.

It is our habits that call for so much violence and dishonesty. Or so it seems to me.

True dat

Change does not come easy Student. We are all part of this paradigm shift, whether we know it or not. We just happen to know it. In 40, 50, however many years - we will all know it. Because the only oil left will be used for military. I do not look forward to those times.

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn