Dr. David Ray Griffin

Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11?

 

Part 18: American Exceptionalism and Nationalist Faith

[T]hey had better not publish anything that challenges the idea that America is fundamentally good, the exceptional nation, because this is the one religious belief that cannot be challenged." — David Ray Griffin

 

By Frances T. Shure

Editor's Note: Frances Shure, M.A., L.P.C., has performed an in-depth analysis addressing a key issue of our time: "Why Do Good People Become Silent — or Worse — About 9/11?" The resulting essay, being presented here as a series, is a synthesis of both academic research and clinical observations.

David Ray Griffin: How a Retired Theologian Became a High-Priest of the 9/11 Truth Movement

According to the theology of one of the leading experts of "9/11 truth," America is in the grips of a struggle with "demonic evil."

Alternet / by Jan Frel
July 18, 2012

 

David Ray Griffin holds high status in the 9/11 Truth community as its leading scholar and advocate. Over his career, Griffin has metamorphosed from a long-time professor of philosophy, religion and theology into a 9/11 publishing machine, selling well over 100,000 copies of a slew of exhaustively annotated conspiracy theory books, and writing many dozens of papers and articles. Griffin figures in two of the most-popular documentaries of the past decade. He is credited as a script editor for Loose Change: Final Cutthe best-known, most-watched 9/11 Truth film of all time, and has a starring role in what may be  the most-watched documentary series of all time, Peter Joseph's Zeitgeist.

Asked in a 2005 interview with the L.A. Times about his “role as a 9/11 dissenter depart from [his] life's work as a scholar and theologian,” Griffin responded, “At first glance it may seem strange, but the task of a theologian is to look at the world from what we would imagine the divine perspective, [which] would care about the good of the whole and would love all the parts. [So] 9/11, if it was brought about by forces within our own government for imperial reasons, is antithetical to the general good.”

Call to Action for Richard Falk

Call to Action!

TO: Citizens of the World Working for Peace

ACTION NEEDED: Protest the Condemnation of Professor Richard Falk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

WHY: Professor Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, has demonstrated courage in saying that there are “gaps and contradictions” in the official account of 9/11. He has been “condemned” for such conservative statements about 9/11 by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and US Ambassador Susan Rice, and Ambassador Rice has called for his removal from his unpaid post at the U.N.

Professor Falk has been devoted to world peace during his lifetime, and he is arguably the world's most qualified legal scholar in the Palestine-Israel issue in the UN where he is very much needed.

Write as a citizen (not part of a movement) to both U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to let them know you disapprove of their censoring statements to Professor Richard Falk, and that you call for an apology to him.

Five sample letters follow. Please do this as soon as you are able. Time is of the essence. And please forward to your peace and justice contacts and those working for peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

Link to Richard Falk’s blog on this issue: HYPERLINK "http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/?s=9%2F11+gaps&submit=Search" http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/?s=9%2F11+gaps&submit=Search

Links to related stories:
HYPERLINK "http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/01/un-sec-general-condemns-richard-falk.html" http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/01/un-sec-general-condemns-richard-falk.html

HYPERLINK "http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1316871&ct=9039887"http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1316871&ct=9039887

HYPERLINK "http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2011/01/25/ngo-says-richard-falk-has-zero-credibility-urges-un-chief-to-fire-him/"http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2011/01/25/ngo-says-richard-falk-has-zero-credibility-urges-un-chief-to-fire-him/

HYPERLINK "http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8281125/UN-human-rights-official-claims-911-was-US-plot.html"http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8281125/UN-human-rights-official-claims-911-was-US-plot.html

ADDRESSES:
Ambassador Susan Rice:
Hon. Susan Rice
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
799 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Or use the form at this link (go to “contact us”):
HYPERLINK "http://www.usun.state.gov/" http://www.usun.state.gov/

Or use this social media:
facebook: HYPERLINK "http://www.facebook.com/AmbassadorRice"www.facebook.ambassadorrice.com
twitter: HYPERLINK "http://twitter.com/AmbassadorRice"@AmbassadorRice

Secretary Ban Ki-moon:
Hon. Ban Ki Moon
Secretary General, The United Nations
Headquarters
New York, NY 10017

Or email: SG@un.org

9/11 Truth conference sparks review at UQAM

9/11 Truth conference sparks review at UQAM

David Ray Griffin on media resistance to 9-11 issues

I recorded this interview in San Francisco at the Marine's Memorial Club and Hotel on February 19, 2010. The occasion was Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth press conference announcing the group had surpassed 1000 signatures from licensed building professionals calling for a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings. Griffin was a keynote speaker.
 
Shawn Hamilton (S.H): “How do you account for the apparent psychological resistance even among members of the alternative media—who should know better—to even looking at the evidence?”
 

Prof. Griffin Requests Focus on WTC 7 (SCAD) Running up to the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11!

Please read the whole article here: http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20100527162010811

SCAD: State Crimes Against Democracy

Conclusion and Proposal of Prof. Griffin's Paper "Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight"

Through these and related means, the truth about the collapse of WTC 7 has been effectively hidden, even though it has existed in plain sight all these years. Even the bare fact of the collapse itself has been so effectively hidden that in 2006 over 40 percent of the American public did not know about it, and in 2009 a judge in New York City, upon hearing a reference to Building 7, asked: “Building what?”

David Ray Griffin Tonight May 7th at The Univ. Of Hartford, CT.

On Friday, May 7th Author, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee in 2008 and 2009, David Ray Griffin,
will be speaking at the Univ. of Hartford at 7:00 PM as part of a 15 city tour:

University of Hartford
The Auerbach Auditorium In Hillyer Hall (180 seats)
200 Bloomfield Ave. – West Hartford, CT 06117
7:00 pm
Admission Information: $10.00 Purchase at:

Univ. of Hartford Box Office 800-274-8587 or 860-768-4228

UQÀM (Montreal University) staff denounce 9/11 Truthers speech

So 700 people showed up to see Richard Gage and David Ray Griffin, and the response from the university is to try to change the rules so that 9/11 Truthers can't rent university rooms for their events.
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http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/04/montreal-911-conference-uqam.html

Administrators at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) say they will develop a formal policy for outside groups renting campus space for events after a controversial lecture about 9/11 drew fire by academic staff.

But the French-language university defended its right to have contentious speakers lecture on campus as part of free speech, saying it was appropriate to debate ideas, as long as events don't incite riots.

The Monday night lecture, hosted by World for 9/11 Truth, drew about 700 people who came to hear from two U.S. academics who deny the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were carried out by terrorists.

The researchers – David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage – believe the U.S. government played a major role in orchestrating the deadly attacks on New York City's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Cover article published on the Understanding Deep Politics Conference

This article by Byron Belitsos is now available in the May Issue of the Connection Magazine, Santa Cruz, CA. Thank you Byron for your thoughtful article, and thanks to the Connection Magazine for covering our event in your May issue.

Face the Shadow First:
Seeking the Hidden Dimensions of American and Global Politics

Probe Beneath the Surface of the Obama Era at the “Understanding Deep Politics” Conference
in Santa Cruz, May 14-16

http://understandingdeeppolitics.org/news-article

By Byron Belitsos

Some say it began with the invasion of Iraq. Others, with the inauguration of George W. Bush for his second term. Many point to the day of 9/11. But those in the know—including ten distinguished speakers headlining the “Understanding Deep Politics” Conference in Santa Cruz this May 14-16—trace the era of deep politics further back: some to JFK’s assassination; others, to the aftermath of World War II. And a few speakers in Santa Cruz will stretch us back to Hitler, Lenin, Weishaupt, or Machiavelli, from there to ancient secret societies, and even back to the dawn of human governance itself—in the belief that conscious political deception is an inescapable feature of human nature. But all agree on the general definition of deep politics: It refers to government in which two dimensions of action always coexist: overt and covert, or benign and utterly ruthless.

Just a Thank You Note

This past Monday, I had the great privilege, along with a spectator-filled room in Montreal, to attend Richard Gage and David Ray Griffin's presentations.

Even if I have been following on a daily basis for the past few years all the News available regarding 9/11, I still learned a few new things from these very efficient speakers. Which just goes to show how important work they are both doing, investigating and constantly reporting new developments regarding the events. They are, truly, OUR mainstream media.

The evening started out with a great introduction where the Maître D' asked the Radio-Canada crew (french equivalent to CBC) reporting the event to stay for the evening, instead of leaving 10 minutes into the first presentation... which they did anyway, of course.

Then DRG stepped up to the plate and delivered another of his precise and fact filed presentation about the legality of the wars going on and giving us an interesting glance at his next book.

UQÀM staff denounce 9/11 Truthers speech

Comments are permitted here: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/04/montreal-911-conference-uqam.html

UQÀM staff denounce 9/11 Truthers speech
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CBC News

Administrators at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) say they will develop a formal policy for outside groups renting campus space for events after a controversial lecture about 9/11 drew fire by academic staff.

But the French-language university defended its right to have contentious speakers lecture on campus as part of free speech, saying it was appropriate to debate ideas, as long as events don't incite riots.

The Monday night lecture, hosted by World for 9/11 Truth, drew about 700 people who came to hear from two U.S. academics who deny the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were carried out by terrorists.

The researchers – David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage – believe the U.S. government played a major role in orchestrating the deadly attacks on New York City's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Griffin and Gage are lobbying for an independent inquiry into the attacks, which killed 3,000 people. Their theories – part of the self-titled Truthers movement that formed after Sept. 11 – have been repeatedly discounted by scientists and civil engineering experts.

Griffin is giving a second lecture on the same topic at UQÀM on Tuesday night.
U.S. experts at UQÀM upset

Some professors at the school argue conspiracy theories have no place at UQÀM.

From the Gazette: 9/11 Skeptics to Speak at UQAM

9/11 skeptics to speak at UQAM

By JAN RAVENSBERGEN, THE GAZETTE

May 2, 2010

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/skeptics+speak+UQAM/2976659/story.html

MONTREAL – A double-bill presentation scheduled in this city Monday evening by two leading voices of what’s known as the 9/11 truth movement has triggered lively debate over freedom of expression – after one researcher at the university where the event is being held labeled skeptics unconvinced by official U.S. government reports as “liars” and “intellectually dishonest.”

Organizers said the evening will be “Canada’s largest 9/11 conference.”

One speaker, David Ray Griffin, is a retired theologian currently writing his 10th book analyzing 9/11 and related topics. Its immediate predecessor examined the late-afternoon collapse Sept. 11, 2001, of World Trade Center 7. Griffin called the final U.S. government report on WTC 7 “unscientific and false.”

An earlier Griffin work devoted 339 pages to “omissions and distortions” of the official 9/11 Commission Report.

Book by Barrie Zwicker....... Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11

website: http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Books.php/2010/05/03/towers-of-deception-the-media-cover-up-o-11

Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11
May 3rd, 2010 12:01 AM

Book by Barrie Zwicker

A dozen carefully researched books have exposed the official story of 9/11 to be a terror fraud. Yet the mainstream media have monolithically failed to ask elementary questions about anomalies in this story. So-called alternative media have been little better. Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11 explains why and prescribes actions to break out the truth.