The Public Mythology of 9/11 and the Global War on Terror - May 24th, 2009 - Walkerton, Ontario, CANADA
Hello Fellow 9/11 Truth Seekers,
I am a family doctor that has enjoyed working and living in Walkerton for the last 13+ years. I am hoping you will assist me in promoting and perhaps attending an event that will bring three respected Canadian University professors (two active and one retired) to Walkerton to discuss this topic of global importance. They are also very personable, approachable and willing to dialogue and interact with anyone but especially with fellow truth seekers, perhaps even plan future events and actions. Most of you have some awareness of professors Graeme MacQueen and Anthony Hall. Michael Truscello has attempted to humbly paint himself as the "3rd speaker" but as an active academic, just recently acquiring his professor title despite being warned by some fellow academics that his public ventures into 9/11 truth and University level class on the subject could jeopardize that title. He represents a great example of a youthful and brave academic who deserves our support. Obviously events such as these are intended to raise general awareness of the issue (wake some people up) but it is also an opportunity for those in the movement, be it centrally or peripherally, to meet and network. The hall is an historic building that has great acoustics and an intimate feel with orchestra and balcony seating for 300 http://www.vjhall.on.ca/. Unfortunately Walkerton isn't really close to many places but it also isn't too far from many ( I like to say it's in the middle of nowhere and everywhere ~ 2 hours from London, Toronto and Hamilton). As I reflected on in an email to local media, this sort of thing doesn't happen every day in Bruce County and am hopeful that many of you will find it newsworthy.
I am including the rest of the letter I sent to local media:
Some background --
The title for the event is The Public Mythology of 9/11 and the Global War on Terror. My interest in this topic began in earnest in February of 2006 when I came across one of the few mainstream articles regarding the subject from the Miami Herald entitled "9/11 Attacks: Avoiding the Hard Questions". That article led me to a view online a power point presentation by Dr. Steven Jones - a physicist-professor emeritus from Brigham Young University - regarding the unusual collapse of the third building to fall essentially into it's own footprint on that day, World Trade Building # 7. see www.wtc7.net or www.ae911truth.org . Shortly thereafter I became filled with an uncomfortable angst/excitement mixed with the naive certainty that surely soon enough, everyone would realize what was becoming obvious to me, that the official (government and mainstream media) version of the events of 9/11 was not possible. Three years and hundreds of hours of reading later, I am part of a growing movement of people (with prominent representation by academics,professionals, architects and engineers, politicians, military and intelligence personnel) demanding a serious investigation into the seminal event of our time. Critics of this movement would suggest that our minds are pre-wired to accept any conspiracy theory and leap to irrational conclusions. I would counter with a suggestion that those critics and many others have developed a strong defense mechanism involving denial, cognitive dissonance, belief in Western exceptionalism and fear of perceived enemies that protects them from disturbing truths. I suspect there is also an element of censorship to this topic. Those of us within the 9/11 truth movement are not asking people to simply believe what we have to say but to take a few moments to look closely at the evidence with an open and rational mind.
Within this movement there is a broad spectrum of ideas and political viewpoints. From liberal to conservative, socialists to capitalists to anarchists and libertarians. From religious (including Christian, Jewish and Muslim) to what might be interpreted as anti-religious. Whatever a person's bias or background, I greatly respect and appreciate all who earnestly seek the truth. I recognize my own faith as the primary inspiring and motivating factor for me in pursuing these matters. A faith that calls us to care for widows and orphans, to seek truth, peace and justice for the oppressed, to recognize (by the fruits of their deeds) and stand against without fear of persecution, the hypocrisy of some of those who occupy chairs of political, financial, military and religious power. A faith tradition that in the words of Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges there is a time when silence is betrayal. Perhaps most of all a faith that simply calls us to love our neighbour as we would ourselves. It is my belief that love should have a central role in any meaningful solutions to the problems we face.
If you'd like a little more recent background on the issue I'd encourage you to read the following link to a May 4th media release from celebrity/actor Daniel Sujanta http://www.911blogger.com/node/20013 and a recent article by one of the speakers - presented as the annual distinguished lecture sponsored by the Sociology Dept at the University of Winnipeg on March 6 2009 http://www.911blogger.com/node/19540 . A March 2008 lecture by professor Graeme MacQueen (another of the speakers) at the University of Waterloo http://www.911blogger.com/node/15793 .
For those that read through my entire email, I thank you and hope that you will look further into this issue/event and promote it widely. I'd be happy to meet with anyone at the White Rose coffee house in Walkerton to discuss it further - I'll buy.
Dr. Paul McArthur