Another successful event in Bloomington
We had another successful 9/11 Truth event in Bloomington this week. David Ray Griffin spoke to a crowd of nearly 300 people at the Buskirk-Chumley theater on Labor Day. Dr. Griffin covered a number of points related to the question “Were we attacked by Muslims on 9/11?” and then took questions from the audience for over an hour.
The event was sponsored by a group of citizens from the local area, including myself, who are concerned about the urgent need for 9/11 truth. This non-profit Bloomington 9/11 Working Group brought Richard Gage and Steven Jones to town last year, and has also worked to submit a number of FOIA requests, receiving some good but limited information in response.
The student newspaper at Indiana University covered the event in the article below.
Unfortunately, the student reporter made several major errors.
It is not true that Griffin "attempted to prove that the United States was responsible for the [9/11] atrocities." The article also quoted a retired IU professor, who local residents noticed had slept through much of the lecture, by stating that - "Griffin provided absolutely no evidence that the Bush Administration was directly involved in 9/11." If the sleepy professor had stayed awake, he might have noticed that Griffin’s lecture was in no way focused on proving that the “United States was responsible” for 9/11, but was clearly focused only on evidence that America was not attacked by Muslims on 9/11.
Besides making several other simple mistakes, the reporter made a serious misstatement by saying that Griffin "contended that no difference exists between evil and patriotism." This is a complete distortion of Griffin’s position (as if he were saying that all patriotism is evil and that patriotism is the only form of evil). The point being made by Griffin (who has written books on the problem of evil) was simply that the fact that some act may be intended to benefit one's own country does not necessarily mean that the act is not, from a larger point of view, evil.
Apparently that is why the reporter is a student. But let’s hope that many more people around the world do not have to learn the hard way that remaining conscious is becoming increasingly important in our world.