Left Gatekeepers

9/11 Truth Crashes Left Gatekeeping Festival

Real Truther was on his way home from Truthing in Harvard Square when he happened upon a lively festival of leftist peace activists. Real Truther worked on antiwar stuff with a lot of these folks so it was a bit of a reunion since these folks had not been receptive to Real Truther's 9/11 outreach, no doubt in part because of their tendency to idolize the likes of Chomsky and Amy Goodman. It wasn't long before a pair of college freshmen approached RT to give hime a hard time. "You're insane" they said. "Why don't you kill yourself" they asked. You know the types.

Of course when RT asked them about molten steel, the said the fires melted it. When RT pointed out the difference of 1000 degrees between the maximum temperature of hydrocarbon based fuels and the melting point of steel, they asked about my engineering credentials, and why they should believe me on those simple facts. Again, experienced Truthers know what I'm talking about. Where is your evidence, they demanded. I then opened up my posterboard full of clippings from Painful Questions and Waking up From Our Nightmare. Photos and analysis of the explosive collapse of the towers and the implosion of building 7. They were not impressed. We don't care about your pictures. Where is your evidence they repeated.

Traitor Kos

Traitor Kos (rhymes with Trader Joe's)

Left Gatekeeper: (noun) Someone who pretends to be liberal or progressive in order to achieve credibility and a following among those holding views considered liberal or progressive. They then use their influence to discourage discussion or consideration of any information or ideas damaging to the ruling class, such as the truth about 9/11, thus drawing an artificial line that people will avoid crossing and controlling discussion of things that actually matter and could disrupt the status quo. Examples: Noam Chomsky, Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore, Amy Goodman, and of course, the Daily Kos.

 

From the Daily Kos FAQ:

Controversial 9/11 Diaries

DailyKos accepts that the 9/11 attacks were perpetrated by agents of Al-Qaeda. It is forbidden to write diaries that:

9/11: Pathetic "Left" Disinformation

The ravings of Alexander Cockburn / CounterPunch (among others) and the Limits of Permissable Discourse Concerning 9/11

The miserable depths of inanity are upon us. Rock bottom is in view over at the "left" and "alternative" press.

Not only has September 11th been completely covered up by a White House that would not allow an independent investigation for over a year, but they then rigged the investigation staffing such that no one could honestly apply the "independent" label with a clean conscience.

That's not a "cult" secret, is it?

Is such an observation only possible by the UFO "nuts?"

Given hundreds, perhaps thousands of incriminating facts, facts that cast suspicion on the Executive Branch, these alleged opposition journals will not touch it. More than that, they actively demonize, ridicule and childishly mock the 70 million or so of us Americans who are not satisfied with the government's explanation of September 11th 2001.

Alexander Cockburn's CounterPunch calls itself "America's Best Political Newsletter", but on 9/11 issues it amounts to little more than the hysterical fits of a toddler....

Continued...

A small bit of "The Shame of Noam Chomsky and the Gatekeepers of the Left" transcribed

Ok, I've just transcribed a small section on Chomsky from Barry Zwicker’s stunning book “Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11” which I strongly recommend everyone go out and kop, it's excellent. Find the Amazon link below;

 The Media Cover-Up of 9/11”

Left Gatekeepers: "Silence is Betrayal"

Left Gatekeepers: "Silence is Betrayal"
Written by Chris Rose

It's getting harder and harder to be a "left gatekeeper". The Hugo Chavez story is a good case in point. Notice how tentative the "progressive" media were about jumping on the Rangel Pelosi band wagon.

While many of these gatekeepers are "adept at playing the public mind", they do so while knowing and to a certain degree, suppressing the truth within their own minds. It's kind of like the habitual liar who starts to believe their own B.S. It becomes harder to keep track of the actual truth. Here, the progressive media have implicitly "agreed" to remain collectively silent on the "9/11 Truth" issue.

So when a story like "Chavez calling Bush the devil" breaks, the progressives tend to sit back for awhile to see how the story is being played by the MSM. Remember, they kept "silent" on Chavez when he was ranting about Bush and his involvement in 9/11 only a few days prior. How can they possibly comment on the "Chavez called Bush the devil" story without simultaneously revealing themselves to be hypocrites? Keeping in mind the fact that the truth of the first story (Bush and 9/11) tends to prove the truth of the follow-up story ("Bush is the devil"). "Oh what a tangled web" indeed. This phenomenon is not unlike that of trying to avoid stepping in one's own B.S.

Counterpunch Must Denounce Chavez as "Conspiracy Nut"

(thepeoplesvoice.org link swiped from Ray Duray.)

Dear Counterpunch,

How long will subscribers to the Counterpunch newsletter have to wait for the inevitable ad hominem smear job to be launched against President Hugo Chávez, icon of the Left? Let's face it, he's just beggin' for it;

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said Tuesday (9/13/2006) that it's plausible the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks...

...The Venezuelan leader, an outspoken critic of President Bush, was reacting to a television report investigating a theory the twin towers were brought down with explosives after hijacked airplanes were crashed into them in 2001.

''The hypothesis is not absurd . . . that those towers could have been dynamited,'' Chávez said in a speech to supporters.

``A building never collapses like that, unless it's with an implosion.''

''The hypothesis that is gaining strength . . . is that it was the same U.S. imperial power that planned and carried out this terrible terrorist attack or act against its own people and against citizens of all over the world,'' Chávez said.

Rebutting the Left Gatekeepers

In brief, this is a new article refuting some of our leading left gatekeepers, especially Alexander Cockburn's dismissal of our movement.

http://tinyurl.com/epm4m

[Snip]
Ten Questions For 9/11 Coincidence Theorists
by Andres Karger

I often visit the CounterPunch.org site because I enjoy reading the many interesting articles I find there. However, on my last visit, I was somewhat surprised to see Alexander Cockburn’s article on “The 9/11 Conspiracy Nuts,” which is a brutal assault on those who believe in the complicity of the Bush administration in the 9/11 attacks.

Not that I hadn't run across the “our-President-would-never-do-that” viewpoint before (which I do not claim are exactly Mr. Cockburn’s words). It’s just that the gullibility [1] of Alexander Cockburn and other such folks, and even more importantly, their total lack of inquisitiveness, about these criminal attacks are always a source of amazement to me.
[Continues at website.]

Kurt Nimmo tears into Cockburn

Gatekeeper Cockburn Attacks 9/11 “Conspiracy Nuts”

"...Half way through Cockburn’s article, we are provided with a glimmer of the source of his irritation with the “conspiracy nuts” and their “high priest,” David Ray Griffin. “My in-box overflows each day with fresh ‘proofs’ of how the towers were demolished. I meet people who start quietly, asking me what I think about 9/11. What they are actually trying to find out is whether I’m part of the coven. I imagine it is like being a normal Stoic in the second century AD going for a stroll in the forum and meeting some fellow asking, with seeming casualness, whether it’s possible to feed 5,000 people on five loaves of bread and a couple of fish.”

Cockburn is indeed a witty and talented scribe. However, when he attempts to explain away the demolition of the towers, he reveals himself as a flat-worlder, ignorant of the very laws of physics.

As you may guess, the towers went down, pulverized into fine dust, due to government and corporate inefficacy. “The demolition scenario is classic who-moved-the-stonery. The towers didn’t fall because they were badly built as a consequence of corruption, incompetence, regulatory evasions by the Port Authority and because they were struck by huge planes loaded with jet fuel. No, they collapsed because Dick Cheney’s agents methodically planted demolition charges in the preceding days. It was a conspiracy of thousands, all of whom—party to mass murder—have held their tongues ever since.”

Dylan Avery to Debate Davin Coburn of Popular Mechanics on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman

Big news coming in from the Loose Change crew..

About time - loosechange911.com

Ladies and gentlemen, a drumroll...

Democracy Now with Amy Goodman, 8 AM, September 11th, 2006. I'll be on debating Davin Coburn of Popular Mechanics, in studio, for broadcast on TV and radio.

How's that for a 1-2 punch?

An e-mail exchange with William Rivers Pitt

Friends,

I have had a rather interesting e-mail exchange with William Rivers Pitt recently that I would like to share with you.

If you don't know W.R.Pitt, he runs a very popular website called truthout.org. It is a progressive political news and opinion site but up to this point it has never carried any stories whatever supporting 911truth. In other words, William Rivers Pitt is a left gatekeeper.

He recently wrote an article in which, near the end, he ever so timidly dipped his toe into the 911truth waters. So I thought it was time I wrote him a note.

The following are the e-mails we exchanged. I have not received
the final reply, but frankly, I don't expect I will.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Sullivan
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 23:00:39
To:william.pitt@truthout.org
Subject: The greatest sedition is silence.

William,

" The passage of time will, in all likelihood, finally expose the truth
behind exactly what happened on September 11, and why." W.R.Pitt

As far as I know, that is the most you have ever said WRT 911truth.

I think it's past time you spoke up about 9/11 and the fact that is was
planned and executed by this corrupt administration. 911truth is the

Noam Chomsky: a great intellectual? a gatekeeper? a shill? Or all three?

 Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Even if it were true, which is extremely unlikely, who cares?”


Video of Noam Chomsky answering a question about 9/11 scepticism;

Speaking to Left Gatekeepers

I believe it was Barrie Zwicker who said the left gatekeepers need to be woken up or exposed. Feel like ruffling some feathers? Here's a start, add your own nomination for a Truth Spanking in the comments below.
Danse says:

I compiled a list of prominent left-gatekeepers; perhaps we can get an email campaign going.

My advice for emailers, which of course you are free to ignore:

  • Stay away from “the illuminati”, the “NWO”, black helicopters and secret societies.
  • Remind them that the truth is paramount, and supercedes political bias.
  • Point out that 911 is unlike any “conspiracy theory” before or after and has the potential to mobilize huge numbers of people; it can also shatter a Bushbot’s paradigm overnight, potentially causing Bush’s base to crumble.
  • The peace movement has been unsuccessful. If they truly wish to stop WWIII they will have to dismantle the “big lie” that perpetuates these wars; doing so is not difficult – the lie is that transparent.
  • 911 truth exposes the massive criminality of the American state in a way that a thousand essays on wiretapping and Guantanamo cannot do. Terrified and angry, Americans will tolerate these abominations so long as the lie remains intact.
  • Remind them that WE are their constituency – not Christopher Hitchens or Allan Dershowitz. Sparring with these degenerates goes nowhere, they will NEVER achieve respectability in the eyes of the elite. However, they run a real risk of losing credibility in the eyes of regular people if they continue to ignore the elephant in the living room.
  • People are asking: if a regular guy or gal like me can see through the ridiculous official fairy tale, why can’t a smart guy like Noam Chomsky? People are starting to raise their eyebrows.
  • One need not make 911 truth the entire focus of their efforts, it merely has to be acknowledged and supported.
  • The blowback theory, however plausible it seemed at first, and however much America’s foreign policy encourages these types of attacks, is no longer tenable. Admit you were wrong – it’s a sign of character. If you truly want to stop terrorism, you must do more than eliminate the social and economic conditions that give rise to suicide bombers; you must also expose false flag terrorism engineered by the state. All the peace and justice in the world will not stop the state from engaging in these attacks against her own people and blaming it on foreign enemies. So long as ignorance of false flags is predominant, terrorism will continue – and war.
  • Fragile ego and booksales on blowback are no excuse for continued complicity. You know in your heart the truth about 911, and you also know that the elite is only a breath away from launching another false flag terror extravaganza, which will hurl us into WWIII. Will you allow your petty ego to stand in the way of peace?