Zinn: 9/11 Truth Is For “Fanatics”, Has “No Practical Political Significance”

Zinn: 9/11 Truth Is For “Fanatics”, Has “No Practical Political Significance”

In our previous article we analysed how other leftist luminaries such as Noam Chomsky have belittled the efforts of 9/11 truth activists and attempted to dismiss the political significance of asking questions and highlighting evidence of government complicity in the attacks, while at the same time clearly acknowledging that the truth remains covered up and withheld.

This cements commentators such as Zinn and Chomsky as intellectual cowards and allows them to be used as leftist gatekeepers by an establishment that even they admit has used 9/11 as a means to facilitate aggressive and monstrous foreign and domestic agendas.

What really happened on 9/11 is not a distraction, it is the key to everything:

Without 9/11 there would be no “war on terror”.

Without 9/11 there would be no “clash of civilizations”

Without 9/11 there would be no war in Afghanistan.

Without 9/11 there would be no war in Iraq.

Without 9/11 there would be no war in Iran.

Without 9/11 there would be no war in… (insert any country classified as part of the “axis of evil” or defined as being “with the terrorists”)

Without 9/11 thousands of U.S. troops would not have been sent to their deaths.

Without 9/11 hundreds of thousands of citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan would not have been sentenced to their deaths.

Without 9/11 there would be no inaction on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Without 9/11 there would be no civilian contractors in Iraq and the scandal that has followed them would have been averted.

Without 9/11 there would be no false military reporting (Pat Tillman, Jessica Lynch), and no crack down on the freedom of the press (banning photographing the returning coffins).

Without 9/11 there would be no Patriot Act.

Without 9/11 there would be no NSA warrantless wiretapping program.

Without 9/11 there would be no Camp Delta and no Camp X-ray at Guantanamo Bay.

Without 9/11 there would be no Military Commissions Act and no coordinated program of extraordinary rendition, indefinite detention and torture of those defined as “enemy combatants”.

Without 9/11 there would be no vast increase in secrecy and complete militarization of intelligence under the newly created office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Without 9/11 there would not be thousands of dead and dying emergency workers who are suffering crippling and fatal respiratory illnesses.

Without 9/11 there would be no vast increase in military and security spending that goes arm in arm with huge cutbacks in other key social programs (such as levees in New Orleans).

Without 9/11 there would have been no total abandonment of fiscal restraint, which has contributed to plunging the nation into an abyss of debt and looks likely to tip the world into a deep recession if not a complete depression.

And on and on and on.

Perhaps most importantly, without 9/11 there would be no “post 9/11 society/mentality”.

The ongoing ignorance of official 9/11 lies will continue to feed the fear and hostility that this post 9/11 environment is founded upon. If it is “fanatical” to attempt to pay attention to the man behind the curtain, so to speak, then every member of the 9/11 truth movement should plead guilty.

The definition of a “fanatic” is, in this writer’s humble opinion, much closer to the actions of the fawning audience at both of Howard Zinn’s afore mentioned lectures, who proceeded to inanely cheer their hero no matter what came out of his mouth.

Much more fanatical are the kind of pocket radicals who latch on to one way of thinking, stick steadfastly to one political paradigm, completely close their minds to the wider picture, proceeding to repeat adfinum to their friends in the “coffee revolution” shops what Zinn, Chomsky, Vidal and their ilk have said, in between conversations about the finer points of Jack Kerouac’s stream of consciousness prose, their understanding of the term ‘multiculturalism’ and the origins of Che Guevara’s seminal manual on the theory and practice of guerrilla warfare.

Such people can groan all they like when questions over 9/11 are raised, it doesn’t change the fact that every single significant action the Bush administration has taken over the last seven years, every attack on freedom and crime against humanity that they have committed stems from the events of 9/11.

Yes Mr Zinn, you have angered a great many politically minded people with your comments, but what do you expect when you state that you do not care about what really happened on the most historically significant day in our recent history, and in the lifetimes of many of us?

Indeed, this is the key to Zinn’s comments. To him, what really happened on 9/11 is not significant because it is HE who represents the past, it is HE who is wasting his time and it is HE who is politically insignificant.

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The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

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"Because we must decide: Mort Sahl's warning echoes for 9/11 activists"

Not forgetting the Zinn beginning entry with the very informative commentaries



Zinn continues to drink kool-aid

"We have enough information on what the Bush administration has done"

OK so why have they not yet been brought to justice? And wouldn't an additional reason help the case?

"They think we should drop everything and just concentrate our energies on finding out what happened on 9/11"

Who is "they". I don't know anyone in the 9/11 movement that is ONLY focused on 9/11. We are interested in peace, Ron Paul, environmental issues, ending the federal reserve, and a million other issues. What he has done is label people as fringe in order to prove his point, and kill the messenger instead of the message. Way to go Zinn.

Cold heart.

"And on and on and on."
Isn't the murder of 3000 innocent citizens in itself reason enough for the 911 Truth movement?? (Fanatics notwithstanding)
Would Mr. Zinn be so cavalier and dismissive if even one of the victims were a friend or loved one?
How incredibly insensitive and downright cold hearted.

Why would a fierce critic of the "system"

like Zinn (or a "structuralist" like Chomsky) not want to take up the one sword he has been handed with any real chance of slaying that dragon?

There may never be a better opportunity than the 9/11 false flag to expose the "system" for the inhumane, planet-killing fraud that it is. As Robin noted elsewhere, because of the technologies available to the public during this period, it has been possible for an informed, global "movement" to emerge. Never before, and--considering pending legislation and imminent censorship--perhaps never again. Now is the time. And yet Zinn, Chomsky et al are content to shrug and complain and enjoy their iconic status while the Orwellian "war on terror" rolls over humanity, consuming generations.

One does not need a PhD in History or Sociology to grasp the fact that the Bush/Cheney "neocons" have so far been and likely will continue to be protected by the "system" (including Congress, "intelligence" and the corporate media). Surely a celebrated Left "structuralist" would understand that this indicts the entire SYSTEM, just as the ongoing cover-up of JFK's murder indicts the SYSTEM.

The cover-up of 9/11 tells us that the institutional social covenant has been broken. This must be the reason for the ferocity of resistance to the truth of 9/11. But there will be no "change we can believe in" without it.

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson

This may have something to do with who

signs Zinn's paychecks.

Call me cynical, but I smell a rat bought for 30 pieces of silver. I know many of us are not for sale and would NEVER think of selling out our country / countries at ANY price.

Zinn is very smug in his self-righteousne$$.

The simple Truth is........911 Truth is the Key.

To a whole lot of skeletons in all kinds of closets. In High, High Places.

Time to break down those closets.

Its 55 yrs since JFK.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it