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Twenty years ago today, neoconservatives blew up the Twin Towers and blamed it on Muslims. Since that day we have witnessed an ongoing erosion of public trust in political, scientific and journalistic authority. Nobody quite knows what to believe any more. But we do know what not to believe: anything the mainstream media tells us.

Some of my friends wonder whether anybody has really died of COVID. Why? Because the mainstream media keeps reporting huge numbers of COVID deaths. My friends’ logic is simple, way too simple: Whatever the media says, the truth must be the opposite.

You don’t have to be Hegel to know that if the thesis is 100% belief in the media, and the antithesis is 100% disbelief, the correct synthesis is somewhere in between. While the media is obviously paid to lie about a long list of extremely important matters, it also sometimes publishes or broadcasts accurate information, whether by accident or because the billionaires and security wonks at the top of the military-corporate power pyramid don’t really care about suppressing those particular nuggets of truthful information. The sum total of lies and truths told by authorities normally congeals into a somewhat vague and nebulous consensus reality, a set of “public myths” that most people accept and embrace, expressly or tacitly, and use to guide themselves in their collective actions.

The self-appointed creators and maintainers of public myths, people like Philip Zelikow, shot themselves in the proverbial foot with their 9/11 false flag operation. Designed to rally Americans, Westerners, and the rest of the world behind a pro-Zionist pax Americana, 9/11 wound up demolishing rather than intensifying people’s faith in their institutional leadership. Today’s COVID skepticism, including the extreme version that the media calls “denialism,” is the inevitable result of 9/11’s perversion of institutional authority.

Despite the media’s endless flogging of the absurd 9/11 official conspiracy theory (OCT), I keep randomly running into people who don’t believe it. This has happened now several years in a row: While in San Francisco for the 9/11 Truth Film Festival, I keep bumping into people in cafés, public transit, and on the street who know about Building 7, who know they have been lied to all their lives by the institutions they are supposed to trust.

The 20-year-old at the Starbucks in Union Square hands me my coffee with a smile and tells me how a family debate when he was 13 led him to look into Building 7 and discover it was a controlled demolition. A guy my age (early 60s) I run into looking at architectural monuments on Nob Hill turns out to be a truther and then some. He invites me to spend the afternoon of September 11th hanging out with his conspiracy group, which sometimes attracts many dozens, at the corner of a public park in the Mission District. Everywhere you turn, it seems like everybody with two synapses still firing is some kind of “conspiracy theorist.”

The media mind-manipulators and would-be public myth purveyors are aghast. Why do so many people reject consensus reality? And why are the rejections of media-fabricated consensus reality getting more and more extreme? JFK and 9/11 skeptics usually seemed pretty rational, if overly concerned with wonkish details about magic bullet physics and nanothermite. But now we have Q followers, COVID deniers, and all manner of other imaginative folks who seem to have come completely unmoored from anything remotely resembling rational-empirical method. Many of them are engaged in wild-and-crazy mythmaking, pure and simple. What’s up with that?

The answer is that people need myths to live by. When the standard public myths collapse, and trust in the high priests implodes, people start spinning new myths, counter-myths, to give their lives meaning and to orient themselves in the new chaotic landscape they’ve found themselves in. And once you’ve learned that the public mythmakers like Zelikow (and pretty much everybody in mainstream media) are evil, psychopathic liars, you’re likely to embrace a new myth built around that too-obvious fact. If they’re lying to us about 9/11, they’re obviously evil enough to sexually abuse infants and drink their blood in satanic rituals, at least until Q and Trump arrive to save the day.

Some of the new myths these people are generating are pretty wild. The guy I met on Nob Hill is a Tartaria enthusiast who thinks San Francisco’s greatest gothic monument, Grace Cathedral, was built by Tartars:

The Tartaria storyline is not directly related to the adrenochrome-harvesting Satanic-pedophile cabal that lies at the heart of QAnon… But it shares some of what Peter Ditto, a social psychologist at the University of California-Irvine who specializes in conspiracy theories, calls QAnon’s “cafeteria quality:” There’s no overarching narrative or single authorial voice interpreting events. It’s just a gusher of outlandish speculation; adherents can pick and choose which elements they want to sign on to. The overall premise is an alternative history. A vast, technologically advanced “Tartarian” empire, emanating from north-central Asia or thereabouts, either influenced or built vast cities and infrastructure all over the world. (Tartaria, or Tartary, though never a coherent empire, was indeed a general term for north-central Asia.) Either via a sudden cataclysm or a steady antagonistic decline — and perhaps as recently as 100 years ago — Tartaria fell. Its great buildings were buried, and its history was erased. After this “great reset,” the few surviving examples of Tartarian architecture were falsely recast as the work of contemporary builders who could never have executed buildings of such grace and beauty, and subjected them to clumsy alterations. (-Bloomberg)

There are kernels of symbolic truth in that outlandish theory. Look carefully at our built environment, especially in major cities with at least a couple of centuries of history, and you’ll notice that things have gone seriously downhill since around World War I. Beauty and spirituality were much more vibrant prior to the two mechanized mega-wars of the 20th century. The people who built the greatest buildings of the past, religious people, spiritually-developed people, represented a civilization that has been erased by today’s soulless atheist-materialist barbarian elite…the same psychopaths who are lying to us about 9/11 and so many other aspects of our history. So just as David Icke’s myth about bloodsucking space reptiles contains a kernel of truth about our psychopathic elite with its overdeveloped reptile brain and nonexistent mammalian compassion, and the Q Anon theory is right about our elite being rife with blackmailed pedophiles, likewise the Tartaria theory is at least metaphorically accurate…which is probably why people are attracted to it.

Mainstream discourse finds such theories endlessly deplorable. But look on the bright side. Ordinary people are waking up to the fact that this so-called civilization’s elite are a bunch of evil pathological liars. Red-pilled folks are using their creativity to spin mythical explanations of what is going on—legends that often embody nuggets of truth. And they are using those myths and legends to inspire and organize long-overdue rebellion.

I have often said that the only solution to the current civilizational dilemma would be a mass spiritual awakening. We may be witnessing the birth pangs of such an awakening now, as normal people, most of them not too smart but each with a soul and at least a spark of spirituality, rise up against the soulless psychopathic predators who inhabit the apex of this degenerate secular-materialistic civilization.

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  1. Franz says:

    Twenty years ago today, neoconservatives blew up the Twin Towers and blamed it on Muslims. Since that day we have witnessed an ongoing erosion of public trust in political, scientific and journalistic authority. Nobody quite knows what to believe any more. But we do know what not to believe: anything the mainstream media tells us.

    People don’t like being treated like idiots. So when 9/11 had its farcical official investigation, what people wanted to know was, where is the touchdown dance?

    Seriously, a terrorist act is meant to draw attention to a cause by avenging it part-way and then TAKING CREDIT FOR IT. So where were the all-channel communiques, the portentous manifesto readings and the up-your-butt I DID IT AND YOUR STUCK WITH IT?

    20 years ago we had George W. Bush saying “They hate us for our freedoms” and Sam Francis answering in his column “that’s a story for children.” Now, with no Sam, they treat us like imbeciles and do whatever they want.

  2. TG says:

    Well said – yes. Although I don’t think there can be a vast spiritual awakening, the non-elite are too fractured and lack the means to mass communicate with each other to reach a coherent consensus.

    It seems to me that I encounter more and more two kinds of people: people who, as you say, just don’t believe anything the authorities say, and people who demand that what the authorities say is correct – these latter get angry when when you try to argue with them or present contradictory facts. I suppose that’s a protective reflex, especially in government or academia. Heaven help any faculty member who fails to ‘celebrate diversity.’ Easier to go along to get along. At least until it all falls apart.

  3. A very good column by Prof. Barrett.

    Maybe people are in a flight from reality because reality is classified.

    And the public has no right to know.

    • Agree: Iris
  4. Rahan says:

    On the Russian-language Internets the Great Tatary thing is indeed a thing.

    The Russian News Agency (an “infowars meets unz” website digest) that monitors “the behavior of the psychopaths and parasites”, and their central paradigm pretty much rests of concepts like Great Tatary and the Hidden Khazaria and such. http://ru-an.info/

    Additionally, in a slightly more abstract sense, the post-Gumilev ‘Eurasians” also use the concept.
    https://www.gumilev-center.ru/velikaya-tartariya-est-glavnyjj-vrag-zapada-razmyshleniya-krasnogo-evrazijjca-2/

    Once you reach Siberian intellectuals, or indeed the Tatar and Bashkir federal republics, the Great Tatary thing becomes pretty much dominant in certain circles.

    One can imagine a political shift which would bring the Great Tatary concept to levels of official recognition comparable to how in Tajikistan today the official narrative is the the actual real Aryans of the world are the Tajik.

    https://news.rambler.ru/other/41275734-istinnye-ariytsy-pochemu-sebya-tak-nazyvayut-tadzhiki/
    They organize “Year of the Aryan Civilization” festivities and conferences n sheit. They waz kungz.

    • Replies: @Wim
  5. Notsofast says:

    “what’s up with that?” ….. much of it is misdirection, purposefully spread by the deep state to so bury the truth in bullshit that it becomes almost impossible to discern conspiracy from conspiracy theory. q imo is exactly this, a pied piper to lead the true believers off a cliff.

  6. There’s no such thing as authority in the positive sense. Authority is simply your willingness to allow someone else to rule over you.

    If you respect authority, then you are a slave by choice.

    • Replies: @Randy Dazzler
  7. @RoatanBill

    There’s no such thing as authority in the positive sense.

    Utter bullshit. It is an essential ingredient of civilization. It built the good life we have and has protected it countless times.

    It is true that authority has a definite tendency to veer toward the negative sense. Thus the need for it to be properly restrained by written law, and held accountable to that law.

    If you have read my postings, you have seen me use the term ‘Color of Authority’. This is a very important legal concept that every one should be familiar with, so do some research on it, right now. Today. Talk about it with your neighbors and friends.

    Rational discourse becomes a lot more difficult with bombastic statements such as this. You disturbed my nap.

    When you have to work or suffer severe consequences, then you are a slave.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
    , @Realist
  8. @Randy Dazzler

    Are you talking about the good life where the dollar has lost 98% of its purchasing power since the authority Nixon closed the gold window? Or do you mean the good life where authority is in the process of coercing people to get the jab or else starve for lack of ability to make a living. Are those the examples of authority you revere?

    Authority is always and everywhere brute force. It is not reason or debate but the threat of bodily harm or other form of violence against person or property wielded by the scum of the society.

    The very phrase ‘color of law’ can only exist because authority is abused by those in authority. I grant no one authority over me because I understand the mechanism of authority in its raw form; violence.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Ralph B. Seymour
  9. Paul2 says:

    I am still amazed that people can believe the totally absurd propaganda regarding 9/11.
    Once one sees some of the relevant facts (collapse of WTC 7, explosions on the faces of WTC 1 and 2) it should be obvious that the whole 9/11 thing is a scam.

    Then, again, I am amazed that people can still believe that “Covid” “measures” and “vaccinations” and “vaccine passports” are about the protection of health.
    Once one sees some of the relevant facts (fake PCR tests, nonsensical death “with or of” definitions, scammy statistics, mistreatments, suppression of postmortems, suppression of effective treatments, censorship and suppression of scientific inquiry, suppression of facts pointing out the extreme dangers and the uselessness of the so called “vaccines”) it should be obvious that the whole “Covid” thing is a scam.
    (B.t.w. that does not mean that there is no “virus”. Just as with 9/11 there were real victims of the synthetic terror attack, there are real victims of the synthetic pandemic.)

    I am even more amazed that people who see through the 9/11 propaganda can believe the propaganda regarding “Covid”.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Paul2
    , @eldorado
  10. You obviously didn’t read any of my earlier postings.

    I have read a lot of yours. You are clearly an ideological Anarchist, and indeed if everybody were as intelligent, upright, and self restrained as yourself, such a situation could exist. Like it does in the wild.

    Are you talking about the good life where the dollar has lost 98% of its purchasing power since the authority Nixon closed the gold window?

    I’m talking about a society where most people do not have existential worries hanging over them constantly, wearing them down spiritually until they are no longer really alive. Unfortunately, too many still are, the “Losers” you would likely call them. You know, weren’t born with your smarts. It is called ‘surplus labor’, what does an Anarchist do with them, except bunker down, not get any sleep, and have to defend your stuff. Or would you go out and hunt them down pre-emptively?

    So you see, the violence that would occur in the absence of government swamps the violence committed by agencies of the government.

    Get your facts straight as well, the 98% figure goes back to 1913. I’m working on a response to an earlier posting, where I also straighten you out with some deeper understanding.

    Or do you mean the good life where authority is in the process of coercing people to get the jab or else starve for lack of ability to make a living.

    You are simply reinforcing my definition of a slave, not yours.

    “Ability to make a living” = “Choice of available Slave assignment”

    Oh, none available? What do you do?

    Are those the examples of authority you revere?

    Actually, those are examples of abuse of power exercised under the color of authority. Proving my point.

    Authority is always and everywhere brute force. It is not reason or debate but the threat of bodily harm or other form of violence against person or property wielded by the scum of the society.

    That’s not how I define Authority. Many forms of authority fall way short of brute force enforcement. There has to be some enforcement mechanism for each, or there is no Authority, that is definitional, so swinging it like a club makes no sense. When authority is properly exercised, it falls within accepted bounds, and is rarely questioned by those designated to carry out whatever directives issued. When it is not properly exercised, it is the duty of the those designated not to carry them out. Examples of this are “Unconstitutional orders”, and the Nuremburg principles.

    The very phrase ‘color of law’ can only exist because authority is abused by those in authority.

    Absolutely true, except I would replace ‘because’ with ‘when’ to be more accurate.

    I grant no one authority over me because I understand the mechanism of authority in its raw form; violence.

    You don’t have a choice. The authority is there whether you grant it or not. The alternative is truly a lot less attractive.

    You are just a firebrand, playing into “their” hands, to cause instability, if not the collapse of this country. In short, you are shortsighted. You are being tooled.

    Read my stuff in order, or don’t. I actually explain a lot of stuff that it takes smarts and experience to understand.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  11. JLK says:

    The credibility gap is particularly high in the NYC area, because of the people personally affected, eyewitnesses, and the nature of New Yorkers to be skeptical.

  12. Wim says:
    @Rahan

    Sounds pretty based. Our best friend and greatest ally thinks Moses received the one true morality from a volcano so I’m calling it par for the course

  13. Realist says:
    @Randy Dazzler

    It is true that authority has a definite tendency to veer toward the negative sense. Thus the need for it to be properly restrained by written law, and held accountable to that law.

    But it never is held to account.

    • Replies: @Randy Dazzler
  14. @Realist

    But it never is held to account.

    It can sure seem that way.

    The crux of the solution is to identify those who should be doing the accounting to determine whether they are cognizant and/or compromised.

    I think it is charitable to assume neither, and that those so responsible aren’t situationally aware, and simply need their awareness raised. This is the purpose of my spouting here. This site is followed by those folks.

    Things have gotten so bad, that I think the cognizant but not compromised is unreasonable to assume.

    So in order for the hold of the compromised to be broken, if that is the case, something worse has to be threatened to get them to let go. I am providing this too. Simply by pointing out that if they don’t do it, they will be considered accomplices in a superior venue.

    • Replies: @Realist
  15. @Randy Dazzler

    The losers in the society are there because gov’t coddles them and provides for their numerical expansion. When the governor of Oregon, I believe, signs a bill that allows for absolute dolts to officially graduate high school, that is how the problem isn’t handled by gov’t but is exacerbated by edict.

    I have no responsibility towards the morons in the society and don’t care what happens to them one way or the other. I just want the theft by gov’t against me to stop reinforcing a losing lifestyle. Year after year, the US slides further toward 3rd world status and is now busy importing mental midgets from Afghanistan while allowing the southern border to be overrun by human trash. Gov’t policy at work.

    The violence that would occur without gov’t is purely conjectural. The 200 million people murdered by gov’ts in the 20th century alone is a fact. The bulk of the world’s population simply want to lead a quiet life and to be left alone. The criminals at the bottom could easily be eliminated before they attain any critical mass as they are encountered as long as people are allowed their natural rights of self defense, which gov’ts all over the world prevent for their own benefit. Gov’t is the organized criminal establishment that has institutionalized murder and theft as a way of life.

    The authority is there whether you grant it or not.

    That’s because those that wield authority rely on force to maintain their authority and is why I left the US to live in a jurisdiction that hasn’t resources to be as onerous as the US regime.

    • Replies: @Randy Dazzler
  16. Realist says:
    @Randy Dazzler

    It can sure seem that way.

    To me, it more than seems that way. I do not see anyone in power held accountable.

    The crux of the solution is to identify those who should be doing the accounting to determine whether they are cognizant and/or compromised.

    By the very nature of authority…they are in control and no one can stop them save by force. Getting the Deep State to give up wealth and power will be quite a challenge…it will not happen through talking or threats.

    • Replies: @Randy Dazzler
  17. JLK says:

    By the very nature of authority…they are in control and no one can stop them save by force.

    There are politics, reforms and changes of policy within any organization, including what we call the Deep State. Some of them probably aren’t happy about how transparent the flaws in 9/11 were and are. They won’t admit the plane crashes were augmented, but there may be internal accountability and a change of style. Force isn’t the only option, and it would be a dangerous and probably futile option.

    Let’s face it we need a stable underlying government that that doesn’t change tack from election to election or the fleeting opinions of the manipulated ignorant masses.

  18. @RoatanBill

    This one also says a lot about you.

  19. @Realist

    To me, it more than seems that way. I do not see anyone in power held accountable.

    There are plenty of historical examples. Marie Antoinette and Nicolae Ceausescu (ostensibly), come to mind. Generally the kind of accounting that occurs historically involves a complete breakdown of the system and the painful rebuilding of a new one after a period of horrific tragedy. Kind of my motivation for speaking out.

    By the very nature of authority…they are in control and no one can stop them save by force.

    Gotta disagree, they aren’t monolithic and most people are good.

    Getting the Deep State to give up wealth and power will be quite a challenge…it will not happen through talking or threats.

    Doesn’t hurt to try.

    • Replies: @Realist
  20. Realist says:
    @Randy Dazzler

    There are plenty of historical examples. Marie Antoinette and Nicolae Ceausescu (ostensibly), come to mind.

    What a list….you had to go back 228 years in one case.

    Gotta disagree, they aren’t monolithic and most people are good.

    But they are in control.

    Most people are stupid and/or insouciant…we didn’t get where we are through an intelligent populace.

    Doesn’t hurt to try.

    How would you do that?

    • Replies: @Randy Dazzler
  21. @Realist

    What a list….you had to go back 228 years in one case.

    Or about a week in my narrative:
    https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/why-have-embassies/#comment-4890289

    But they are in control.

    Control is a fickle thing.

    How would you do that?

    Maybe I already did and you are seeing the denouement.

    • Replies: @Realist
  22. Realist says:
    @Randy Dazzler

    Maybe I already did and you are seeing the denouement.

    It’s hard to take you seriously.

  23. It’s hard to take you seriously.

    I love you. Don’t. Read everything I’ve written like I am trying to fool you.

  24. Paul2 says:
    @Paul2

    After seeing this documentary (available only in Italian at the moment) one will never trust the health “autorities” ever again.

    Covid le cure proibite (video completo)
    Massimo Mazzucco
    https://luogocomune.net/21-medicina-salute/5774-covid-le-cure-proibite-video-completo

    Correct hyperlink to the Odyssee version:
    https://odysee.com/@Zarodinu:4/CovidCureProibite:7

  25. You have Life?  Good.  Then Life has you as well  All of you! Every organ, every drop of blood and, of course, your brain: your mind. But I have free will!, you say. Of course you do. Sort of.

    Now Life is normally quite placid. Even though Life lives on by consuming itself; the feasting is benign, as it is with all Life’s wards; with one notable exception. You.  And the rest of the human race. We are Life consuming gluttons extraordinaire. Think Gettysburg, Dachau, Hiroshima and …factory farming: ad nauseam.This is not new, of course. Our behavior is old news. Life has cut slack to humans because we have a uniqueness that has warranted observation over time. Time may have just run out.

     Humans now have the ability to destroy the biosphere. Our pernicious conduct may have convinced Life that without its prompt.interjection; it is inevitable.Enter Mr.Covid 19. Force Majeure of modern plagues. Sponsor of the blame game to end all blame games. Seven billion people have an opinion…and an asshole. The ones who have a microphone or a computer demonstrate both, daily. Think Life has a hand in all this? Maybe the plague is a worldwide distraction to give the Biosphere a little breathing room to heal from ongoing human assault? Hmmm.

    Millions are dead. Millions are becoming infected every day. The virus twists and turns and presents a new face constantly. We rush to keep up but seemingly always lag behind. How so? Is it out of our hands?Note: I appear to have become hostage to this topic. Could I be prompted by the Life force to do it’s bidding? Quien Sabe? 

  26. eldorado says:
    @Paul2

    The most remarkable thing about 9/11 was the Pentagon attack, live on national television day of, no sign of a plane … must have been vaporized.

  27. @dimples

    What does that mean? You don’t believe it?

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