[THS] Joel S. Hirschhorn: 9/11 Reconstruction: Mental Before Physical
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Fri Apr 2 20:43:26 CEST 2010
9/11 Reconstruction: Mental Before Physical
By Joel S. Hirschhorn
March 30, 2010 "Information Clearing House" -- The failure to rebuild the World
Trade Center site in Manhattan has received endless attention. But public anger
about this failed reconstruction should not been seen so negatively. After all, mental
reconstruction has also still not been successful and is surely more needed, with too
many Americans still accepting the official government story about 9/11. This,
despite a huge amount of compelling evidence that elements of the US government
played some role, despite a very large, active 9/11 truth movement, and despite an
impressive number of highly credible people demanding a new investigation as
documented at patriotsquestion911.com.
In the recent Angus Reid Public Opinion survey of a representative national sample of
American adults, 62 per cent of respondents disagree with the view that the Sept.
11 incident was a big fabrication as a pretext for the campaign against terrorism and
a prelude for staging an invasion against Afghanistan. Far more Republicans
disagree at 80 percent, compared to 66 percent of Independents and 55 percent of
Consistent with this is that two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) agree with the
government commission that investigated the events of Sept. 11, 2001, which
concluded that an attack was carried out by 19 hijackers who were members of the
al-Qaeda terrorist organization, led by Osama bin Laden. Though 12 per cent of
respondents reject the commissions findings, one-in-five Americans (21 percent) are
undecided. In particular, 35 percent of Independents and 34 percent of Democrats
do not accept the official version, compared to just 20 percent of Republicans.
These figures translate to about 100 million Americans that question or find fault with
the official 9/11 story, far from a trivial number and far too many to dismiss as
conspiracy nuts and part of the lunatic fringe. This is the important message that
merits public appreciation.
That the mainstream media refuses to acknowledge this kind of public sentiment
reflects on their lack of courage to dig deep into the role of the government and face
the truth. This behavior does nothing to improve American democracy and trust in
government. True patriots must acknowledge that government through the terrible
acts of some individuals can carry out hideous acts; there is a bipartisan history of
this. Truth is the best way to stop such behavior.
Clearly, Republicans have blocked out the painful possibility that the Bush-Cheney
administration played a role in 9/11. This may also explain why the large tea party
movement that results from strong disillusionment with government does not
embrace the 9/11 truth movement.
Here is my perspective: If far more Americans rejected or questioned the official
government story and demanded a new investigation, we would get the mental
reconstruction sorely needed to ensure that the government never again uses a false
flag operation to advance a policy (wars in Iraq and Afghanistan) that would not
otherwise receive public support, especially one that kills thousands of Americans,
both civilians and soldiers.
That the reconstruction at ground zero in Manhattan has still not succeeded
symbolizes that the wounds of 9/11 are not healed, which means that we still have
some chance of demanding and discovering the full truth, regardless of how painful
it is. The cost of a first-rate new investigation might be $50 million, far less than the
billions of dollars to reconstruct the Manhattan site.
In the end, truth is more important than new buildings. Worse than a hole in the
ground is a hole in our national soul. We need Congress to authorize and fund a
new 9/11 investigation. The highly fragmented 9/11 truth movement must unite
behind a political strategy to make this happen. The only reason to fear a new
investigation is the likely unsettling finding that, indeed, the US government was a lot
more than incompetent and negligent.
Contact Joel S. Hirschhorn through delusionaldemocracy.com .
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