Unlikely Place for a Hit Piece

I just found this via someone else's blog: I don't remember it being posted here. This column is from the "sex & relationships" section of a women's website. Was written a couple weeks ago but we could still potentially reach a few people with the comments section. I just added one. I don't think this was a coordinated hit piece at the movement, just a column written by someone who happened to trash 9/11 truth in what is a larger article on relationships.

On a side note, I might as well add: As a single 30-year-old guy who occasionally feels frustration over not being in a relationship right now, I'm actually happy to have come across this column, because it reminds me of one truism: "Better to be alone than in bad company!" I'll be happy to be single for a little while longer, knowing that when I do settle with someone it'll be someone of a much more open mind than the woman who wrote this piece of trash column.


Love Lessons: Desperately Seeking Approval

When my boyfriend suddenly decided that the U.S. government had planned 9/11 to justify a war in the Mideast, I was alarmed, but not enough to ditch him outright. After all, I told myself, his penchant for questioning everything in his path was one of the things I loved about him. Surely he'd regain his senses soon.

So I refrained from rolling my eyeballs when he'd say things like, "I'm not sure the Pentagon was even hit by a plane — those photos could've been doctored!" And I kept my mouth shut when he'd futz around on the Internet all night, studying Bush's family ties to the Saudis and the melting temperature of steel. I even started attending weekly "truth meetings" in a dusty church basement, pretending to be very interested as he'd mutter, "Yes! Exactly!" to people's rambling diatribes.

Yes, I know it was nuts.

But it wasn't the first time I'd feigned interest in a subject in order to please a guy. Ever since high school — when I studied up on third-level Urdunnir dwarfs so I could converse with my Dungeons & Dragons — obsessed boyfriend — I've adopted a variety of interests that were not my own. I've taken Krav Maga classes; I've thrown batches of toast at the screen during repeated viewings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I've gone to Death Cab for Cutie concerts; I've hosted marathons of movies made by obscure Danish directors. I once seriously considered spending a week in the desert, unshowered, for Burning Man, with the arty, pot-smoking dude I was dating at the time.

I know it sounds a little pathetic, but I guess I just wanted whatever guy I was dating to like me. If he piqued my interest, I wanted to pique his. I wanted to be the woman who got all his pop-culture references ("I've never met a woman who's into prog rock," one carefully researched conquest enthused when I mentioned the band Genesis); I wanted to be a gal his friends thought was "awesome" — someone who inhabited his private world as comfortably as they did.

And yet, it was never a two-way street. Guys have been curious about my passions, sure, but they've never browsed my Gloria Steinem collection or bought pastry-making kits. Maybe it's because women, ever the multitaskers, are always trying a little bit harder to make things happen, to make things work. To accommodate. Men, not so much. I once attempted to bake a cake with the 9/11 guy. After it was in the oven and I started to whip up some frosting, he balked and said it was getting late. Then he stayed up until dawn watching conspiracy-theory videos.

That's when I decided enough was enough. Listening to Death Cab for Cutie was one thing; pretending that 9/11 was an inside job was another. Finally, I told my boyfriend I thought his theories were insane. After he accused me of betraying him and "the people," we broke up. Now I just need to get rid of that prog-rock collection.

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano has worked for Self, Ms., and Playboy.

kameelyun, you aren't alone


you aren't alone in your frustration but you are quite correct. I am happy to stay single until I find someone with an equally open mind.



one of the most difficult relationship challenges i've ever experienced.


Talk about a lonely, objectified, misguided woman. That is really sad that she can't find her own identity so she forces herself to adopt all these "interests" and, surprise, ends up unfulfilled. I guess the resume explains most of it, she wants to be the "typical woman" that those mags have portrayed as objects and pets instead of individuals and human beings with valid input and contributions to offer to the world. My girlfriend rolled her eyes at most of what I said for the first 2 or 3 weeks, then actually sat down and watched Loose Change with me and started doing her own research. Too bad she represents a sad amount of our lethargic and ignorant society. Oh well, we just need to find a way to post a column in "Ms." magazine to reach the masses...

could have made that a truth cake, man, jeez...

A good way to broach the subject on a date

I'm thankfully past all that relationship-searching stuff. However for a while I didn't know how to broach the subject of 9/11 truth. I did it moments after we had just watched a DVD of "V for Vendetta." I think that this put her in the right frame of mind, There just wasn't any cognitive dissonance on her part; it was easy to absorb. A while later we watched a DVD of The Reflecting Pool together....

Death Cab

"Listening to Death Cab for Cutie was one thing; pretending that 9/11 was an inside job was another. "

Yes, you should have punched him in the face for listening to Death Cab for Cutie.

Her story reminds me of two patients who thought

their boy-friend / husband was going insane when they started saying things like “Al-Qaeda is just a pet-false-flag-project of Western intelligence”. Both of them left their boy-friend / spouse around 2003 – 2004, and now, as it begins to dawn on them that their men were quite a bit closer to the truth than the bulk of the main-stream media, they regret having had senseless quarrels over these issues, and having wrongly judged the values and sanity of their ex-men. Both are alone now, and not any happier, struggling as lone parents.

This is a little reminder that perpetuating a LIE does have consequences that go deep into peoples private lives, and make them doubt reality, or the sanity of the other. Think of the damage done by air-heads like Anne Coulter. Do you think Autumn is a Coulter "wannabe"?

I listened to another “terrorism expert” on the radio today: they are still at it, bassooning out the proven lies of Al-Qeada, Bin-Laden, Al-Zarqawi, the whole “official story” down to its most idiotic detail: I do not believe these people can be so STUPID after more than 7 years of serious citizen research into State sponsored False Flag Terror: these people are paid to repeat and repeat a very stylised version of the official story in order to compromise their position, and win points with the hierarchy that they hope will promote them for selling their soul to promote the bigger lie. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OF THIS CRAP, call your TV and Radio station and tell them the person is a traitor, as he/she is doing his/her best to cover up the perpetrators of a crime against humanity which has been proven beyond reasonable doubt to have been pulled off by some organization vastly more sophisticated than “Al-Qaeda” who must have been able to rig the highly secure buildings WTC I, II, (6) and 7 with military grade explosives like sol-gel-nano-thermate.

Answers about who pulled off 9/11 must be searched from the scientific forensic evidence that peer experts can debate and agree upon. See the work of www.AE911Truth.org and www.journalof911studies.com . We must bring back the real Sherlock Holmes search for truth, primarily by asking ourselves who had the means, the motive and the opportunity to pull off this crime against humanity.

It is up to us citizens to stop this nonsense: see the letter that Harold Saive wrote to the Chief of the FBI and be inspired! : www.911blogger.com/node/19141

Truth is a good cause to pursue! There is NO FUTURE for those who stick to the lies. (unless your goal in life is to go out with a Ann Coulter "wannabe"! )

"unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory. If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man." (Harold Pinter)

Can't Take It Seriously

I doubt this really happened to her (if the author is even really a "her"). It's a conditioning piece, and a good find. Marie Claire- the Popular Mechanics for the ladies, LOL.

I agree with lakezoarian. It is a hitpiece.

Marie Claire is handled in the US by Hearst Corporation.


So it really is like the Popular Mechanics for a demographic of ladies.

Hearst seems to be so bent on propagating the OCT that one might suspect they have a vested interest in keeping the lid on 911 Truth.


You can't make this stuff up, folks!

Hearst Publications...


They are the fine folks that bring us the hit pieces on the History Channel, Popular Mechanics, and has been spouting propaganda to bring us into a tizzy for war since the 19th century. One more part of a disturbing puzzle of deception, I am willing to bet they do have a vested interest in keeping the lid on the truth and keeping us all in the dark so that profits may continue to roll in and issues of Cosmo and Oprah magazines keep flying off the shelves by a pre-occupied public with no real hunger for the truth.

Propaganda Mechanics

On a side note, 9/11 is not the only Bush administration tragedy to which Popular Mechanics has come to the defense. After Katrina, they actually had an issue with the cover story "Debunking Katrina Myths"


With Katrina (unlike 9/11 and Iraq), the MSM did its job, and very vociferously called the Bush administration to task. (Bush was quite unpopular at this point and the shock-and-awe of 9/11 had worn off, so I guess the MSM wasn't so chickenshit cowardly about being labeled "unpatriotic.") So I guess the MSM were the "conspiracy theorists" this time, with Popular Mechanics as the knight in shining armor coming along to correct all the MSM's "logical fallacies." (rolls eyes)

Read this juicy whopper which attempts to defend Bush's government:

MYTH: "The aftermath of Katrina will go down as one of the worst abandonments of Americans on American soil ever in U.S. history."--Aaron Broussard, president, Jefferson Parish, La., Meet the Press, NBC, Sept. 4, 2005

REALITY: Bumbling by top disaster-management officials fueled a perception of general inaction, one that was compounded by impassioned news anchors. In fact, the response to Hurricane Katrina was by far the largest--and fastest-rescue effort in U.S. history, with nearly 100,000 emergency personnel arriving on the scene within three days of the storm's landfall.

Hearst's defense of the federal status quo knows no shame.

Ah, yes, always 'bumbling'

'Bumbling by top disaster-management officials fueled a perception of general inaction...'

(Love their metaphors: Remember, if your perceptions are lacking fuel, a little high-level bumbling should do the trip!)

Yes, again we see that the Bush administration were really just a bunch of Keystone Kops--bumbling their way to a fortune from the Persian Gulf to the Gulf Coast.


This is a fake article

This article has a distinct ring of inauthenticity. It's a propaganda piece and a nasty one.

Editor - www.911oz.com

Thanks to what ROBinDALLAS informed us of

about the magazine being owned by Hearst, king of yellow journalism, I actually wonder if you're correct.

"It's a propaganda piece and a nasty one"

No question. Tag it and bag it.

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

This is domestic psyops

Target audience: "strong" women ("Gloria Steinem collection") and their potential male companions.

It threatens the indirect male demographic with "alienation of affection" if they persist in their 9/11 activism, beyond the stock psycho-social marginalization--"regain his senses", "nuts", "insane"--and caricatures of the obsessive, paranoid "conspiracy theorist"--"mutter", "rambling diatribes", "stayed up until dawn", "accused me of betraying him".

Most truth activists belie these stereotypes.

Is it likely that a strong, intelligent woman who was attracted to a man with a "penchant for questioning everything in his path", who had "attended weekly 'truth meetings'" would not have developed some questions of her own?

The piece also incorporates an attack on the credibility of internet research--"futz around on the Internet all night". Futz: "to spend time frivolously, lazily, or aimlessly".

I would not hold my breath waiting for confirmation from the "boyfriend" on this post.

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

Perhaps not that uncommon

When I started researching and uncovering the truth, I wanted to share it with my wife because it was so important. After being continually ridiculed to the point where she was also telling her friends that I had some sick infatuation with this "conspiracy", it did cause relationship strain. So this article may or may not be true but it can be a real issue when one's ideals and passion about a subject this important are discounted by your most significant life partner. This can obviously be very damaging to a relationship. My wife did eventually accept, in small doses, conversations about the subject but she thinks I should "move on" with life because we cannot do anything about it. Of course, given our entire country's direction was dictated by this false flag coverup, I will not move on without trying to expose the truth to others in the hope that it can help reverse our world's escalating wars of revenge.

Cyberfossil, wow, I dig that name !

Hello cyberfossil, yes, we are still only humans, with all our possible weak points.
The trouble is, most people are scared to let anything shine through how utterly inadequate, imperfect, and not yet correctly informed we can be in this complex world.

Even the top executives of our so-called most prestigious National and International institutions are feeling inadequate, in-fact they are scared stiff since they are actually supposed to be in the know, and there is just a bit too much that is completely beyond their comprehension… This is often why they are afraid to voice any opinion, except the one that the New-York Times and The Economist has already come to a consensus about. They rarely dare think for themselves, and if they do, they will keep their conclusions to themselves, and only say what they expect the Status Quo wants to hear from them. They were conditioned and selected in that way, and as they rise through the echelons, they discover that shit floats! A prime example was the trio Rumsfeld, Cheney and W. Bush: imagine these at the top of the pyramid, and the inadequate feeling turds below them aspiring to ascend: we are experiencing the consequences of this kind of selection pyramid. Actually, I know from my work that it is cold and lonely at the top where the sh_t floats. In the future, I hope we can joy ourselves in our quaint inadequacies of being only a homo-sapiens, and take support from the collective knowledge that we can debate and agree upon together through an honest cyber-forum debate.

Thank-you for sharing your personal experience cyberfossil! I think most of us 9/11Truthers have experienced similar strains, and felt it well worth to pursue this very large cause which will expose a lot of what has been wrong with our society for the last 50 years. I am sad, because there are a whole lot of issues I avoid bringing up with family that I am close to: it creates a little distance, and the most important ingredient in a fulfilling love relationship is a solid sense of connivance, which I mean in its European sense “connivence” which is not at all a plot to do something illegal, but much more that furtive twinkle-in-the-eye joy in participating in a tacit plan to achieve something together, often something that a prude stuck-up frustrated and inhibited person would consider inappropriate. It is the free and loving spirit of the sixties knowing that fossils like Rumsfeld will not rule the World for much longer, the cyber-knowledge-based revolution is on its way in, and it is good news for those who believe humanity will evolve towards the better!

It is also a much more enjoyable community to be part of than the Anne Coulter & Dick Cheney click.

Best regards from Brussels,

"unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory. If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man." (Harold Pinter)

Thanks Very Much

For your support, your humor, positive spirit and commitment to justice! Well said.