Who Am I, And Why Am I A 9/11 Truther?

Jon Gold

I see a lot speculation on the internet as to who I am, and why it is I do what I do. I've seen the idea that I work in a movie theater. I've seen the idea that I live in my mother's basement.

The truth is, I'm an American. My name is Jon Gold. I was born in Philadelphia in 1972. I am 36 years old. I'm a graphic designer and a web developer for a small company. I play the drums, I have a cat named after my Grandmother, I like comic books, I like music, I like movies, I like boating, I like eating out, I find things like Egypt (other ancient ruins), and history interesting, I live in an apartment, and I drive a reasonably nice car.

I was never political prior to 9/11. I had never even voted. After 9/11, I was glued to the TV set because I had to know what was going on. Unfortunately, I picked Fox News as my news source. I thought that the media would never lie. Not in this country, that's just unheard of. For a time, I had "right wing" thoughts. I remember going to a march in Washington D.C. in early 2003 making the argument that Saddam was a bad man, and we should take him out (a la Fox News). I thought that carpet bombing the Middle East was necessary. It wasn't until I saw over time that the Bush Administration was making it difficult to find out what happened that day, did I start to question things. I've mentioned a few things in the past. Cheney and Bush going to Tom Daschle and asking him to "limit the scope" of the investigation (depending on who you talk to, they may have asked him not to investigate the attacks at all). The release of the August 6th, PDB infuriated me. To think that Bush would have lied about any aspect of that day made me angry. The families rally in Washington D.C. I couldn't then, and I can't today understand why family members would have to fight for an investigation, and why someone like the President of the United States wouldn't want to know anything and everything about that horrible event so as to make sure it could never happen again.

Once I saw that the Bush Administration was covering up different aspects of 9/11, I started to read stories on sites like alternet.org, and truthout. I stumbled across an article called, "An Interesting Day" by Paul Thompson and Allan Wood. A good friend of mine and I went back and forth with regards to the information that was in that article, and neither of us could believe our eyes. I spent a good year and a half reading articles about things like the Iran Contra Affair, Daniel Pearl, and Sibel Edmonds. I read a book entitled, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" by Jack Herer after my friend showed me this article. The greatest man I ever knew, my Grandfather, passed away from Pancreatic cancer. When I heard that there may have been something out there that could have helped him, I became furious. It drove me to start contacting my representatives, and asking them to look into Dr. Guzman's research. I also started asking them about 9/11. Every time I would find an article, or gather a collection of articles, I would send it to my Reps, and each time, I would get a form letter in return. I would contact the media and beg them to cover this story, or that story, and they never would, and still don't today.

By the time June 2004 came around, I was addicted to C-SPAN. I would watch every session, and special I could. I used to stay up late to watch the 9/11 Commission hearings re-broadcasted. By chance, I stumbled across one of 9/11 CitizensWatch.org's press conferences. It was the first time I had seen other people question the official account (the media weren't doing their jobs surprise surprise). Immediately, I contacted Kyle Hence, and asked him if there was anything I could do to help. That was my first exposure to the 9/11 Truth Movement.

In September 2004, I went to the 9/11 People's Commission in Washington D.C. and helped John Judge with all of his materials. I also ran in and out to put change in the parking meter for him. Two days before that, the 9/11 Omission Hearings took place in New York City. Within days of both, audio was released of the New York Hearings. I heard this for the very first time. When I did, I cried, and cried. I knew what the anger was like from being lied to about 9/11, but I couldn't imagine having that knowledge on top of losing someone from that day. I swore that Bob and people like him would not have to go through this. From then on, I became extremely active in this cause, and have been to this day. Incidentally, Jenna Orkin also had an enormous impact on me.

When I decided I was going to do this, I dedicated my work to my Grandfather.

I don't want to be doing this. I wish I didn't have to. However, it is the right thing to do, and until this issue is resolved, I will continue to do my best.

I wish I had words of wisdom, or something that would inspire you. I don't. I just know that a great wrong has taken place, and it needs to be dealt with. If we don't, and allow the cover-up to continue, then in my opinion, we are no better than those who perpetrated the crimes of 9/11.


...... I feel your anger, outrage, and disgust. For what it's worth i want to thank you for your dedication to the truth.
It really does seem like 9/11 is part of a bigger picture. With people like you, and your dedication with help of the internet hopefully all Americans will learn the truth.
I am so disgusted no one in our obviously controlled media has the balls to address the real issues in our country.
P.S. Jon your more than just a 9/11 truther.........You're what a good American should be.

Victor Frankl and Abraham Maslow ON TRUTH MOVEMENT

Viktor Emil Frankl - Some Quotations....

On Success

"Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run - in the long run, I say! - success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it." from the Preface

On Discovering the Meaning of Life

"The meaning of our existence is not invented by ourselves, but rather detected." p.157

“A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how."”

"What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment." p.171

"We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways: (1) by doing a deed; (2) by experiencing a value; and (3) by suffering." p.176

“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”

On Truth

"We must remain aware of the fact that as long as absolute truth is not accessible to us (and it never will be), relative truths have to function as mutual correctives. Approaching the one truth from various sides, sometimes even in opposite directions, we cannot attain it, but we may at least encircle it."

On Choosing One's Attitude

"...We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way..." p.104

"There is also purpose in life which is almost barren of both creation and enjoyment and which admits of but one possibility of high moral behavior: namely, in man's attitude to his existence, an existence restricted by external forces." p.106

On Committing to Values and Goals

"Logotherapy...considers man as a being whose main concern consists in fulfilling a meaning and in actualizing values, rather than in the mere gratification and satisfaction of drives and instincts." p.164

"What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him." p.166

Humor is another of the soul's weapons in the fight for self-preservation. It is well known that humor more than anything else in the human makeup, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a few seconds.

If architects want to strengthen a decrepit arch, they increase the load that is laid upon it, for thereby the parts are joined more firmly together. So, if therapists wish to foster their patients' mental health, they should not be afraid to increase that load through a reorientation toward the meaning of one's life.

On Fulfilling One's Task

"A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any "how." p.127

"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life - daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." p.122

On Love

"A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth-that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and is love."

What is Wisdom??? http://www.wisdompage.com/tw-ch01.html

Abraham Maslow: http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/maslow.html
Metaneeds and metapathologies

Another way in which Maslow approach the problem of what is self-actualization is to talk about the special, driving needs (B-needs, of course) of the self-actualizers. They need the following in their lives in order to be happy:

Truth, rather than dishonesty.
Goodness, rather than evil.
Beauty, not ugliness or vulgarity.
Unity, wholeness, and transcendence of opposites, not arbitrariness or forced choices.
Aliveness, not deadness or the mechanization of life.
Uniqueness, not bland uniformity.
Perfection and necessity, not sloppiness, inconsistency, or accident.
Completion, rather than incompleteness.
Justice and order, not injustice and lawlessness.
Simplicity, not unnecessary complexity.
Richness, not environmental impoverishment.
Effortlessness, not strain.
Playfulness, not grim, humorless, drudgery.
Self-sufficiency, not dependency.
Meaningfulness, rather than senselessness.

Social movements happen one person at a time.

It's the only way they can.

good post Jon

Jenna Orkin also had a huge impact on me. Do you continue to read her and Mike Rupperts Act 2 blog? The comments section is often as important as Mike and Jenna's posts themselves.

Jack Herer's book was one of the first things I read that made me start questioning things. I guess you could have labeled me a member of the 'Cannabis Truth Movement' at the time ..
Then I discovered DISINFO's book "Everything You Know Is Wrong" .. after that, I was on an unchangeable path. Then I discovered Alex Jones, Michael Ruppert, etc.

And here we are today. Any closer to truth, justice, accountability, and reconciliation? I dont know. But I'm with you, in it for the long haul. One more 9/11 Truther.

OT --I noticed that you're a fellow drummer and comic book fan :) Are you looking forward to seeing Watchmen?


I've never...

Read the Watchmen. My favorites were the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, and Graphic Novels (Crisis On Infinite Earths, etc...)

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?


"Jack Herer's book was one of the first things I read that made me start questioning things. I guess you could have labeled me a member of the 'Cannabis Truth Movement' at the time .."

I can relate to your point of origin on your journey toward enlightenment. In 2001-2002 I became enlightened to the fact that pretty much all of the govt's anti-drug "facts" were really propaganda, and honestly, once I lost my cannabis virginity and started to consume it, I realized I'd been massively lied to my whole life about that subject. It certainly did make me wonder what else I'd been brainwashed into believing that was flat-out wrong. I was quite affected by Jack Herer's book also, and to this date no one has taken him up on his $100,000 challenge. For awhile, being an anti WoD activist consumed my political passion. Of course, today I feel that getting the truth out about 9/11 is the key domino, once it falls people will wake up to the truth about other things...

But yes, I was a "cannabis truther" myself and still am.

Your Grandfather would be proud, Jon.

Thanks for all you have done.

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


Like to think so. Thanks.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

I would...

Honestly like to read a lot of these type articles from people like the following:

George Washington
Col. Jenny Sparks
John Albanese
Nick Levis
Janice Matthews
Justin Martell
Mike Jackman
Michael Wolsey

And several others...

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?