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The 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 is a particularly somber one, not just because of the horrific nature of events of that day reaching its second-decade milestone, but because of how little we seem to have learned in that amount of time.

The fear and trauma generated by the events of 9/11 were used by the U.S. national security state and its civilian allies to great effect to divide the American population, to attack independent reporting as well as independent thought, to gut the anti-war movement, and to normalize the U.S. government’s overt and persistent degradation of the country’s Constitution. This, of course, is in addition to the illegal U.S. occupations and drone wars in the Middle East and elsewhere that were also born out of this event.

The true beneficiaries of 9/11

As a nation, the U.S. populace has failed to grapple with these realities, and many others, in the two decades since the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 fell. Far from bringing any benefit to the alleged masterminds of the event, the results of 9/11 instead overwhelmingly favored the ambitions of a powerful faction within the U.S. national security state that had long sought to bring the dissident-elimination efforts it spent decades implementing abroad – from the Phoenix Program in Vietnam to Operation Condor in South America – home to roost.

As a result, the response of the U.S. government to the attack supposedly launched by those “who hate us for our freedom” was to work to reduce our freedoms and civil liberties. Now, 20 years on, the sophisticated “War on Terror” apparatus has been fully turned into a “War on Domestic Terror,” with many of those who once opposed the war on terrorism abroad now cheering on the ratcheting up of its domestic equivalent.

Yet, the domestic terror apparatus being swiftly created and implemented very clearly targets individuals and ideologies on both sides of the political divide. It is also extremely vague, essentially leaving it up to those holding the reins of political power – whether Democrat, Republican or something else – to decide who is “terrorist” and who is not. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was Joe Biden back in the mid-1990s who introduced legislation that would have given the president sole and unappealable authority to define what constitutes “terrorism,” a fact that was omitted from media coverage of last year’s presidential campaign and the past several months of his presidency.

A crisis of courage

It seems clear at this point that one of the key reasons the U.S. continues to hemorrhage its remaining civil liberties, either as a result of the new “War on Domestic Terrorism” or as a response to COVID-19, is that it is undergoing a crisis of conscience and courage in grappling with not just the true nature of the events of 9/11 itself, but with the orthodoxy over the “official story” of those events.

Even two decades after the fact, it is still deemed too controversial or unthinkable to question whether the official story is an accurate portrayal of the events that transpired on and led to that day. This is despite the fact that the official story itself, presumably the same story told by the 9/11 Commission report, has been labeled incomplete, and unable to answer major questions about that day, by its very authors. In addition, the official story relies heavily on testimony obtained through extreme torture, meaning it is of questionable accuracy.

Many of those who have been quick and vocal to point out the lies of the U.S. government when it comes to the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and other consequences of the War on Terror have been unable to even consider that the official story of 9/11 may not be legitimate and may indeed have been dealt from the same pack. This may be for a variety of reasons, including a strong desire to not be de-legitimized by their peers as bearers of the “conspiracy theorist” smear and an unwillingness to face a political reality where U.S. government officials may have been complicit in a deadly attack on American soil. In those two examples, however, the failure of such individuals, particularly in media, to even consider that there may be more to the story boils down to a desire for self-preservation in the case of the former and preservation of a particular worldview in the case of the latter. Yet, in both cases, the casualty is the truth and the cause is cowardice.

By failing as a society to thoroughly examine the events of 9/11 and why those events occurred, the American public has shown the powers that be that their desire to preserve a “safe” worldview — and to preserve their own careers, in the case of certain professional classes — is enough to keep people from questioning world-altering events when they emerge. Those powers are well aware of this refusal and have been using it to their advantage ever since.

The poison remains in our system

Today, with the COVID-19 crisis still dragging on, we are similarly immersed in a situation where nuance and facts are being cast aside, militantly in some cases, in favor of the establishment narrative. Is everyone who chooses not to take this particular vaccine a “conspiracy theorist” and “anti-vaxxer”? Does it really make sense to so dramatically divide the public into groups of vaccinated and unvaccinated through a new ID system when the vaccine claims to reduce the severity of illness but not to stop disease transmission? Should those that question the motivation of politicians, powerful pharmaceutical corporations and mainstream media “experts” be censored from expressing those views online?

You do not need to agree with those who hold such views, but what is wrong with hearing what they have to say and debating their evidence with your own? We are losing the ability to have rational public discourse about these issues — and losing it swiftly, at a speed comparable to what took place in the aftermath of 9/11, when questioning the motives of the Bush administration,

U.S. intelligence agencies and other groups, as well as their proposed responses and “solutions,” was deemed “unpatriotic” and even “treasonous” by some. Calls were made to strip an entire class of Americans of their freedom for merely sharing the same ethno-religious identities as those we were told attacked us, and many went along with it. Freedom became treated as a privilege only for certain groups, not as a right, and this insidious fallacy has reared its head yet again in recent months in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine debate and also the war on domestic terror.

Our pandemic of fear

Though the failure to consider explanations for 9/11 that deviate from the official story can be called cowardice, the most enduring lesson 20 years on from 9/11 is perhaps that fear was and remains the most powerful tool that has been consistently used to whittle down our freedom and civil liberties. While the divide-and-conquer strategies have raged on from 9/11 to the present, the largest wealth transfers in history have occurred, creating an unaccountable and ultra-wealthy super-elite that dominates an ever-growing underclass.

The march towards this de facto neo-feudalism certainly didn’t begin on or after 9/11, but our collective failure to grapple with the narrative orthodoxies of that day have prevented us from fully understanding the big picture of that event as well as many subsequent and similarly consequential events. For too long, the desire to preserve our self-image, our reputation, and the worldview we are taught in school has all too often made hard, difficult truths a casualty.

In order to truly understand the War on Terror, the domestic surveillance state and our current reality, we must accept that we were lied to about 9/11. We must ask the hard questions and accept hard truths. We must put an end to the 20-plus-year-long pandemic of fear over “invisible enemies,” fear that has pushed us to surrender the very freedoms that we are told we are protecting.

The United States, and much of the world, is quickly becoming an unrecognizable and authoritarian dystopia. We cannot wait another two decades to grapple with the difficult questions and realities that arose after 9/11 and persist into the present. We will either be remembered as a country that took freedom and liberty for all seriously or we will be remembered as a nation of cowards who, driven by fear, were willing to deprive this group, then that group, of their freedom — before losing that freedom entirely.

Whitney Webb has been a professional writer, researcher and journalist since 2016. She has written for several websites and, from 2017 to 2020, was a staff writer and senior investigative reporter for MintPress News. She currently writes for her own outlet Unlimited Hangout and contributes to The Last American Vagabond and MintPress News

(Republished from Mintpress News by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Getaclue says:

    Anyone who heard the traitor Bush the other day on 9/11 knows what is up–

    The NWO Satanists intend to use all the tactics possible against US Citizens to destroy them and what once was the USA–Bush is a Skull & Bones Satanist as was his Father–this is who they are –networked “Elite” Satanists seeking “depopulation” and Serfdom for the Peons thru long planned out Medical Martial Law, Experimental Transhuman creating “vaccines”/poisons, “vaccine passports”, economic destruction, coming induced famine etc.–

    The sad part is the vast majority of Peons are cheering them on–even here on UNZ there are a number of these tools posting comments now, sad….

    • Agree: Kali, Gidoutahere, Richard B
    • Replies: @Richard B
    , @Irish Savant
  2. cassandra says:

    An incisive and pointed analysis; thank you for the black pill, Whitney.

    We have indeed been guided into neo-feudalist habits. Most of us are closely bound to corporate masters by economic chains, and our intellectual activities and social behavior are kept in line by psychological coercion supported by Ash Conformity induced by by universal mass propaganda. In those pesky cases where activities become dangeroiusly effective, political dissidents are hauled off to dungeons to face various punishments of our police state under exaggerated or fabricated accusations of terror, subversion or treason as you point out.

    In science, the analog of comiing up with “conspiracy theories” is called “exploring hypotheses”, where it is most favorably regarded. This admirable part of scientific back-and-forth is very human, not much different from a barroom discussion, except that it is hopefully carried out with more acumen and respect.

    Scientific free-thinking does share with its “conspiracy theory” cousin a subversive tendency which naturally challenges orthodoxy. “Loony” ideas that often undercut propaganda are welcomed, and respectfully sidelined only after they have been falsified by the process of critical examination rather than negative criticism alone. Sometimes, like continental drift, they are even kept in a kind of reserve for later examination. The term intellectual ferment well characterizes this process, since at its best, it’s a bubbling cauldron of ideas that rise and sink with percolating development. I don’t mean to limit this metaphor to science, whose simplicity lends itself to easy charaacterization, but to describe in this way all sincere and energetic intellectual activities, from the most immediate everyday crafts to the most ethereal mathematics.

    We seem to have forgotten that critical thinking alongside free thought arose in the medieval cities, havens where artisans and scholars alike had some opportunity to live lives “off the grid” of offficaldom. It was the free self-directed actiivity of these oddballs that was at least partly responsible for the eventiual rise of the best in western civilization. We are seeing their modern analogs brought into being throughout the internet, and the only question is whether they can be realized in some form in today’s political world. If not, instead of our hopes of expanding free thought to the entire world, the best hope of the west will be to pass the baton.

    • Agree: FreedomAndTruth
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  3. Mevashir says:

    Beautifully written appeal to an America incapable of thinking clearly and less capable of concerted public action, because all elected officials are servants of the financial overseers.

    Perfect description of our current Orwellian Reality Game Show Society better known as the Unconcious States of Awareness:

    As a result, the response of the U.S. government to the attack supposedly launched by those “who hate us for our freedom” was to work to reduce our freedoms and civil liberties. Now, 20 years on, the sophisticated “War on Terror” apparatus has been fully turned into a “War on Domestic Terror,” with many of those who once opposed the war on terrorism abroad now cheering on the ratcheting up of its domestic equivalent.

    Perfect summation of the challenges facing a brain dead mass entertainment lobotomized zombie society:

    In order to truly understand the War on Terror, the domestic surveillance state and our current reality, we must accept that we were lied to about 9/11. We must ask the hard questions and accept hard truths. We must put an end to the 20-plus-year-long pandemic of fear over “invisible enemies,” fear that has pushed us to surrender the very freedoms that we are told we are protecting.

    The United States, and much of the world, is quickly becoming an unrecognizable and authoritarian dystopia. We cannot wait another two decades to grapple with the difficult questions and realities that arose after 9/11 and persist into the present. We will either be remembered as a country that took freedom and liberty for all seriously or we will be remembered as a nation of cowards who, driven by fear, were willing to deprive this group, then that group, of their freedom — before losing that freedom entirely.

    • Agree: Miro23, Pissedoffalese
  4. A must watch is Glenn Greenwald’s recent video about the American Reichstag Fire (aka January 6th). Serious protests in the USA are now terror events, although silly protests like BLM and those by the mentally ill in Portland are fine. Opposition is Terrorism as former President George Bush proclaimed.

    • Thanks: Agent76, Thomasina
    • Replies: @Schuetze
  5. mephisto says:

    The USA and indeed the whole live in a permanent “Emperor Without Clothes” world. You know he is naked, but you can’t say anything. You know it’s fake but you can say anything, and even if you were to say something, no one hears you, or is too afraid to acknowledge. The result is a mass insanity.
    There will always be those in charge, who “know better and do for the greater good”. These assholes will always have something to hide , to suppress, and to kill to suppress.
    Wonder when it will all end.

  6. Miro23 says:

    A very good article. An additional problem is that the US has lost its industrial base (which also means the supplier networks and industrial expertise).

    This is in contrast to Germany and Japan after WW2. They were physically destroyed but still retained the human capital and industrial knowledge needed to resurrect their societies. In fact they had a better start because the Anglo-Americans also cleared out German and Japanese special interest elites.

  7. Whitney Webb

    How many Muslims do you want in America? How many legal immigrant Muslims a year would you import into America?

    Are you a supporter of the H-1B and L-1 B Visa Program because to oppose the H1B and L1 B Visa Program is to “divide and conquer”…

    • Replies: @moi
  8. Refl says:

    I suppose that the author stops at the US security deep state and does not go on to mention the entity that maintains a certain section of real estate in the Eastern Mediterranean for the simple and understandable reason to keep his article short and easy to read. There is at least one layer left of the onion to be peeled – but we all know it, so it is okay.

    I d’ rather point out this:

    For too long, the desire to preserve our self-image, our reputation, and the worldview we are taught in school has all too often made hard, difficult truths a casualty.

    Indeed, the main problem is to come to terms with the fact that the state, the media and any kind of authorities that we are bound to by necessity are betraying us. Thus, the false narratives will go on for decades. The narrative about the Kennedy assasinations have been around for sixty years nearly, about 9/11 for twenty, the narrative on the World Wars are so deeply enshrined that it would dismantle our civilisation as a whole to undo them.

    To understand about betrayal cuts too deep for most of the people. You need to have cut through the mist thoroughly on one occasion to at least be able to get a picture.
    Corona should be a turning point, for the lie is just to big, to poorly executed and it cuts into the lives of each and every one of us personally (literaly). But the bet is that human stupidity is stronger, so I don’t hold my breath.

    • Agree: FreedomAndTruth
    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  9. GMC says:

    Paul Revere only had to shout a few words or more , in order to get everybody’s attention. Whitney Webb took 1500 words and nailed it perfectly. It looks like the populace from Paul Reveres day , were a lot smarter than the populace – today.

    • Agree: Trinity, profnasty
  10. Unfortunately this article demonstrates that while Ms Webb has a variety of exceptional journalistic skills she is lacking in a greater perspective, that thus articles like this become a ‘throw away hand wringing” capitulation to an inner political despair and impotence.

    The relevant question for the likes of Whitney, relative to her article, is to start to ask the question as to why Lyndon LaRouche was the first to correctly forecast the conditions by which attacks were not merely predicted, but rather represented such necessary conditions relative a larger strategic understanding.

    Note that it was in January of 2021 that LaRouche warned that should John Ashcroft be nominated as Attorney General, that then one could look forward to a Reichstag Fire type event occurring that would usher in, to which the greater context was outlined in the presentation Storm Over Asia…
    that properly situated, and situates here in retrospect, that which 9/11 allowed…perpetual war in Asia designed to destroy Russia China India, Iran….productive peace among sovereign nations, which the British Empire hated and sought and continues to seek to destroy…Civilization.

    Here though it would be useful to reference specifically LaRouche’s comments on Jan 3 2001

    [MORE]

    Debra Freeman: The next question comes from the Congressional Black Caucus. The question is: “Mr. LaRouche, during your last seminar, you talked to us about the Southern Strategy of Richard Nixon. Now, since that seminar occurred, we have a nominee for Attorney General of the United States, who’s an inveterate Confederate, and a professed supporter of Jefferson Davis. We do not see how he can possibly uphold the Constitution, that he clearly rejects. However, we are not represented on the Senate Judiciary Committee. How do you think we should proceed?”

    Lyndon LaRouche: Two things. First of all, when Bush put Ashcroft in, as a nomination for the Justice Department, he made it clear, the Ku Klux Klan was riding again. That’s clear.

    Now, Bush, maybe Bush didn’t know what he was doing. But somebody in the Bush team. And a lot of them had the voice to say something about it.

    Ashcroft was an insult to the Congress. If the Democrats in the Congress, capitulate to the Ashcroft nomination, the Congress is finished.

    This is pretty much like the same thing that Germany did, in February 28, 1933, when the famous Notverordnung (emergency decree) was established. Just remember after the Reichstag burning, the Reichstag fire, that Goering, who commanded, at that time, Prussia–he was the Minister-President of Prussia at the time–set into motion an operation. As part of this, operating under rules of Carl Schmitt, a famous pro-Nazi jurist of Germany, they passed this act called the Notverordnung, the Emergency Act, which gave the state the power, according to Schmitt’s doctrine, to designate which part of his own population were enemies, and to imprison them, freely, and to eliminate them. This was the dictatorship.

    Now, remember, that Hitler had come into power on January 30 of that same year–less than two months earlier. He’d come in as a minority party, which had been discredited in the previous election. He was put in by bankers, including the father of President George Bush, the former President, Prescott Bush. Prescott Bush, as agent for Harriman of New York, worked with the British banks, to put Adolf Hitler into power in January of 1933. At that time, Hitler was discredited and about to be bombed out. He was stuck into power because that was the last chance to get him in power.

    Everyone said, “No, Hitler’s not going to make it, because the majority of the population is against him.” Then, on February 28, 1933, the Notverordnung act was passed, on the pretext of the Reichstag’s fire. And this established a dictatorship, which Germany did not get rid of until 1945.

    Now, I’m not suggesting that the case of Ashcroft is comparable to the Reichstag’s fire. But it’s a provocation, a deliberate provocation. And if the Democratic Party and decent Republicans do not combine to throw that nomination back in the face of the nominator, this Congress isn’t worth anything. That is, because it will have surrendered its dignity.

    If you give those kinds of powers, of a Justice Department, to that Ashcroft, and what he represents, under that flag, you don’t have any justice left in the United States. And any Republican [Democratic] Senator, who disagrees with me, shouldn’t be a Senator. He doesn’t represent the Democratic Party. So, it’s going to be up to the people to make sure.

    Now, what I would say is this: Members of the House of Representatives, do have some powers. They may not be the formal powers of the Judiciary Committee, but they have some powers. And if the Congress makes it clear, and gets some of the Senators, the Democratic Senators, also to make it clear, that we’re not going to put up with this Ashcroft provocation, we can stop it.

    But little protest movements are not going to do it. You’re going to have to jam the works up on this one. You’re going to have to make it impossible for Bush to get his nominations through, as long as that Ashcroft nomination is not eliminated.

    He’ll pull him back. You get the determination to make him pull it back, he’ll pull it back. You’ve got the strength–unless the Democrats want to sell out totally. So I think we need a resolution of the Congress, the House of Representatives.

    And, the Congress has some powers in this matter. Remember, the Congress has not yet certified the President-Elect! I think the question of certifying the President-Elect is also a question, this Ashcroft question, to be thrown on the table, on that question of certifying President-Elect Bush, so-called, as President-Elect. It’s an act that has to be done by the Congress.

    I would pull every string in the book that’s serious, as a legislative string, to make sure that Ashcroft is not made the Attorney General. And I think that members of the Congress, members of the Democratic Party, should act on that point, as if their life might depend upon it. Because the lives of many of them might just depend upon that.

    You don’t know–We’re going into a period in which either we do the kinds of things I indicated in summary to you today, or else, what you’re going to have, is not a government. You’re going to have something like a Nazi regime. Maybe not initially at the surface. What you’re going to have is a government which cannot pass legislation, meaningful legislation. How does a government which cannot pass meaningful legislation, under conditions of crisis, govern? They govern, in every case in known history, by what’s known as crisis management.

    In other words, just like the Reichstags fire in Germany, How did that happen?

    Well, a Dutchman, who was a known lunatic, was used to set fires, as a provocateur. And he went around Germany setting fires. And one night, with no security available for the Reichstag, he went into the Reichstag building, and set the joint on fire. And Hitler came out and said, “Well, let’s hope the Communists did it.” And Goering moved, and the Schmitt apparatus, that is, of Carl Schmitt, the jurist. And they passed the Notverordnung. And on the basis of a provocation–that is, crisis management–they rammed through the Notverordnung, which established Hitler as dictator of Germany.

    What you’re going to get with a frustrated Bush Administration, if it’s determined to prevent itself from being opposed–its will–you’re going to get crisis management. Where members of the Special Warfare types, of the Secret Government, the secret police teams, and so forth, will set off provocations, which will be used to bring about dictatorial powers and emotion, in the name of crisis management.

    You will have small wars set off in various parts of the world, which the Bush Administration will respond to, with crisis-management methods of provocation. That’s what you’ll get. And that’s what the problem is, and you have to face that. You’ve got to control this process now, while you still have the power to do so. Don’t be like the dumb Germans, who, after Hitler was appointed to the Chancellorship, in January 1933, sat back and said, “No, we’re going to defeat him at the next election.” There was never a next election–there was just this “Jawohl,” for Hitler as dictator. Because the Notverordnung of February 1933, eliminated the political factor.

    And that’s the danger you’ll get here. If the Bush Administration is determined to hammer its way through on this thing, it’s not resisted, and you allow it to do so, you will find it strongly tempted. And you look at, remember what George Bush’s specialty was, as I remember very well. Remember Iran-Contra, one of the biggest mass-murder swindles in the modern history, run by Vice-President Bush, under special powers, given to him under special orders, with the Executive Branch. He ran Iran-Contra, the biggest drug-running game in the world. And behind Bush–and I know these guys very well, because I’ve been up against them; most of my problems came from these characters–these guys, pushed to the wall, will come out with knives in the dark. They will not fight you politically; they will get you in the back. They will use their thugs to get you. That’s their method–know it.

    So, don’t sit back and be nice guys. When Bush makes some proposal, which is sensible, it should be treated as a sensible proposal. But when he tries to shove a provocation down your throat, like Ashcroft, no. No way, buddy, No way. This thing stops right now

    .

    In this context that it should be understood that LaRouche was the instigator of what is known as the New Silk Road and One Belt One Road initiatives of China and Russia whose proper understanding was to be a gesture to the western oligarchical financial system to stop committing economic and cultural suicide and murder due to the fictitious nature of monetarist gun boat policies of the British.

    It should be thus noted that Webb’s investigation of Epstein Maxwell speaks to an ‘eyes wide shut” operation designed….

    Thus it might be relevant to offer this classic from 1973 as published by Lyn Marcus in the Campaigner, called the Sexual Impotence of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party that would serve as a greater back drop to why certain political groupings, not just the Puerto Rican Socialist Party, but the 68ers in general would engender the fascism of today

    http://www.wlym.com/archive/campaigner/Campaigners1968-76/00TextFiles/SexImpotPSP00wfigs.pdf

    • Thanks: Sarah
  11. Sarah says:

    Magnificent presentation. Now you have to practice.

    To counteract this, people need to change their mentality. They are used to a Top->Bottom approach; they are passive and put all their hopes on the next elections, hoping each time that “things will change”. But every time, it is worse.

    You need to adopt a democratic Bottom->Top approach.

    You can start NOW, by stopping using so-called social media, such as FB and its subsidiaries WhartApp and InstaCrap, Twatter, biased search engines such as Crookgle or Beng from M\$ and pay other than through PaydPale with its expensive fees.

    You can start NOW, by getting rid of your TV, by stopping watching MoneyFlix, Disneycrap, AmacrapStream, Hollycrap, MSM, by stopping buying the products they advertise, by stopping buying from the giant retailers; for example AmaCrap doesn’t produce anything by itself: it gets rich on your back, by strangling its suppliers and by reducing its employees to slavery.

    GAFAM: Have you noticed that among these billionaires, there is only one that produces real products: Apple (Mac computers), all the others only produce virtual products; it’s just wind.

    Buy directly from the producers (many have their own website) or in small stores.

    To become free and live again requires a little effort and not to give in to the easy way.

    They have no power on their own; their power comes from the money YOU give them. Money is power

    Stop feeding those who work to destroy you.

    • Replies: @Andreas
    , @The Alarmist
  12. Oracle says:

    Culture arises from a people and Western Civilization arose with its intense creativity, ability to explore and to think freely because of the people who created it. Before Western Civilization, these capacities were not visibly demonstrated in other peoples/cultures. We have to consider that there will be nothing like a baton to simply pass on to other peoples/cultures. The world may just enter a permanent dark age.

  13. Andreas says:

    All well said.

    The United States, and much of the world, is quickly becoming an unrecognizable and authoritarian dystopia. We cannot wait another two decades to grapple with the difficult questions and realities that arose after 9/11 and persist into the present. We will either be remembered as a country that took freedom and liberty for all seriously or we will be remembered as a nation of cowards who, driven by fear, were willing to deprive this group, then that group, of their freedom — before losing that freedom entirely.

    There is no going back. The wave of freedom and liberty that once characterized the US is now well beyond the crest. And as nature dictates, only inexorably disintegration will follow. The authoritarianism we are witnessing is a desperate attempt by the ruling class to hold the unraveling social fabric together in an effort to preserve their own power through increasing levels of coercion.

    The very bad news is that such authoritarianism can persist for generations. But the natural order dictates that it too will disintegrate over time. But time is no longer on the side of the people.

    Therefore, I urge fully conscious and aware young people in the US to consider that there is no future for them here, unless they wish to submit and to serve the forces of fear and coercion that will drive this emerging authoritarian order. Look beyond the ever diminishing opportunities at home. Feel deeply within the darkness falling around you, that it is suffocating your spirit and know that it is real. Actively search for new emerging swells of human opportunity, freedom and spirit arising around the globe. Grab that surfboard before it is too late and go.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
  14. Cowboy says:

    Fear and loathing in America

    History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of “history” it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time—and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened..So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.

  15. Perhaps arresting the Dubya administration culprits as war criminals would be a good beginning.

    • Agree: carroll price
  16. anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    The US once had the appeal of being able to attain a good standard of living for the average person and also being able to stay distant from the clutches of dictatorial government types. Both of these have been fading away and government now has policies inimical to the average person. The US has gotten progressively more aggressive overseas where it now threatens the entire world. It’s gone from expanding and growing to being a cancerous growth worldwide. It has to double down internally as it ratchets things up externally.
    People who couldn’t grasp flying small propeller planes morph into being able to fly jumbo jets like stunt pilots? Three buildings collapse although there were only two planes? You know that was an inside job. Recent files released show Saudi Arabian involvement with and support for some of the officially named hijackers yet Bush was hanging around with Prince Bandar two days later, real buddy-buddy. And on and on, all sorts of goings-on. Note that these leaders were willing to allow thousands of ordinary Americans to die such horrifying deaths just to further their plans. This shows you what sort of people they are, how criminal and sociopathic they are. There is nothing they won’t do, nothing.

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  17. To stop the gov’ts current Covid madness and to start the necessary dialog to eventually bring war crimes charges against the criminals in DC that launched the ME invasion requires the anti vax folks to quit their jobs en masse.

    Wait until you hear the rest.

    If all the anti vax folks quit on, say, Oct 1, by Nov 1, the nations businesses will be ready to accept them back AND all the vax fatwas will be a thing of the past. Surely, the anti vax folks can afford 1 month of no income.

    If the portion of the population that is anti vax suddenly removed their labor and intellect from the society, absolutely everything would grind to a halt. Then terms for surrender could be given to the Fed Gov to restart the economy. Those terms include no more mandates, no more demonizing those that simply don’t want to be jabbed, dismantling the TSA and Homeland Security, the elimination of all gun laws to comport with the clear wording of the Constitution, a plebiscite on all new laws and a review of all statutes enacted since 9/11/2001, etc, etc, etc.

    The people have the ultimate power if they can organize and apply it simultaneously. We, the anti vax, can demand and get anything we reasonably ask for simply because we represent a force that no one can counter. I removed my labor and intellect from the US 16 years ago because I was sick of supporting a Fed Gov and US system that is amoral top to bottom. The decent people in the country of all kinds simply need to stop supporting their continuous subjugation by refusing to comply and demand their natural rights.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
  18. Andreas says:
    @Sarah

    They have no power on their own; their power comes from the money YOU give them.

    That is an axiom.

    If people could be made to understand AND act on this one principle alone, there would be hope for a turnaround. It would bring down the little snots like Zuckerberg and humble corporate power almost overnight.

    • Agree: Sarah
  19. Bro43rd says:
    @anonymous

    A mossad-inside job. And bushy-boy probably wasn’t in on it, more likely steamrolled by the part of his administration that likes to maintain dual citizenship for promotional purposes but is fiercely loyal to zion.

  20. moi says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    It’s not Muslims but Hindus taking over the country, especially hi-tech.

  21. Hardrock says: • Website

    Things will change when we have the ability to learn from the past.

    https://borderlandjournal.com/american-dreams/#911

  22. Agent76 says:

    Sep 10, 2021 Reflecting on 9/11 by Bring Our Troops Home

    September 10, 2021 The Bin Ladens and the Bushes: On 9/11 George Herbert W. Bush Meets Osama’s Brother Shafiq bin Laden

    Lest we forget, one day before the 9/11 attacks [as well as on the morning of 9/11, the dad of the sitting President of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush was meeting none other than Shafiq bin Laden, the brother of the alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-bin-ladens-the-bushes-and-911-a-former-us-president-meets-osamas-brother-not-subject-to-anti-terrorism-legislation/5582436

  23. Maddaugh says:

    The US has become a sad joke not only for the people living here but also for the rest of the world. If there is one connecting thread to this sad state of affairs is that the US is always declaring war against something.

    The War on Drugs, Cancer are some examples. In addition we have the war on Communism and external terror followed by the war on Covid. Americans worship winning and yet we have not won shit in decades.

    This new “War on Domestic Terror / White Supremacists” is another circus act in the making. It is another war looking for another LOSS ! In the meantime we have people exhorting the sheep to do something. Do what ? Someone has to put the bell on the cat but WHO ?

    In the meantime we are importing all these Moslems and Third World immigrants who dont add value to the country. On the contrary thy are here to bleed us dry.

    Prediction #1: Whites have too much to lose to stick their necks out. No Cracker is going to do a thing and put his savings, house and family on the line. Not for any principle, not for any right or to correct any wrong.

    Prediction #2: When the Moslem and useless immigrant population reaches a certain proportion there is going to be hell to pay. Why ? Because these people have nothing to lose !

    Like Paris back in the day, when 5M Moslems living in a no go zone in the US get pissed and rumble, the powers that be are going to wring their ears. What went down last year with Antifa, BLM and the other malcontents is going to be a firecracker compared to what is to come. The dog the elite felt sorry for will not feel sorry for them and will bite them. Fortunately many of these people have the resources to jump on a plane and skedaddle the mess. Some of us will be able to do the same. Some have already split the matrix. The rest, the majority will have to suck it up.

    This is where we are heading. Its seems clear to see but it looks like few are doing any seeing.

  24. anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:

    We’re not failing as a society. A third of the US public knows the 911 party line is bullshit – the educated upper IQ deciles. And authentic civil society has answered all the 911 questions. CIA did it. CIA scion Richard Blee ran it for DCI Tenet.

    https://covertactionmagazine.com/2021/09/13/the-twenty-year-shadow-of-9-11-part-2-why-did-key-u-s-officials-protect-the-alleged-9-11-plotters/

    We know what to dismantle. We know who to draw and quarter for command responsibility. If it doesn’t happen, that’s because the US is a weak state, diverting resources from protection to repression in order to perpetuate itself. The puppet ruler himself is censored now:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/watch-senator-demands-know-who-cuts-bidens-mic-we-need-know-whos-charge

    And here’s MacQueen telling you, in his conclusion, that SARS-COV-2 is the same guys up to the same shit again. CIA banned biological weapons and vaccine profiteering. Gates, Haines, Garry. Line em up and shoot em and the grabass stops.

    https://covertactionmagazine.com/2021/09/10/anthrax-attacks-directed-against-public-officials-following-9-11-had-all-the-markings-of-a-false-flag-operation/

    • Agree: Smashed Squash
  25. Tony Hall says:

    Is everyone who chooses not to take this particular vaccine a “conspiracy theorist” and “anti-vaxxer”?

    It seems so here according to the directors of Unz Review. The search for answers about what is really going on with COVID jab bioweapons is being regulated here including through censorship.

  26. Jim H says:

    ‘The United States, and much of the world, is quickly becoming an unrecognizable and authoritarian dystopia.’ — Whitney Webb

    Becoming? Unfortunately, it already is.

    Indeed, its foundations were laid by the Truman administration. Instead of demobilizing from WW II, Truman converted wartime intelligence agencies into permanent, unaccountable fixtures of government, with their own unaccountable black budgets known only to a [wholly unconstitutional] Gang of Eight in Clowngress.

    Presidents are now mere figureheads, in the presence of these Deep State actors. Four years ago, it was the politicized FBI, trying to nullify Trump’s election with dirty tricks, faked evidence and deliberate deception of the [wholly unconstitutional] FISA court.

    Now, this week, it emerges that General Milley felt entitled to call his Chinese counterpart behind Trump’s back and promise to share any emerging US nuclear attack plans, according to his personal judgment.

    Yet, as of this morning, Milley remains in his position of power. He has not been fired, much less prosecuted for insubordination and treason.

    Milley’s case is one of about three thousand documented reasons why one can factually assert that the US already is ‘an unrecognizable and authoritarian dystopia.’

    • Thanks: Trinity
    • Replies: @Alden
  27. @moi

    moi

    Muslims are highly represented on Engineering Faculties and Computer Science Faculties..and graduate student STEM Population….in the US…

    Both Hindus and Muslims are threat to the Historic Native Born White Working Class Majority. Both are highly racialized Democratic Party Voting Blocs that are allowed to come to America LEGALLY and enthusiastically vote the Native White Working Class into a violently persecuted White racial minority within the borders of America..A Muslim Federal Judge has sentenced 601 White Trump Voters to solitary confinement in Federal Prison in a RICO type punishment for Jan 6…

    Anyone who uses the expression “divide and conquer” is openly expressing their enthusiasm To import Muslims and Hindus to America LEGALLY…This is what I am accusing Whitney Webb of….But Whitney can explain here in the comments section of her post if I am wrong about this…

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  28. Whitney Webb fails to mention that the official story of 911 is a lie, a myth, and was done by Israel and traitors in the ZUS government and the false narrative is one of the biggest lies in American history along with the Gulf of Tonkin, and the covid-19 scam and psyop.

    • Agree: Agent76
  29. Richard B says:
    @Getaclue

    The sad part is the vast majority of Peons are cheering them on–even here on UNZ there are a number of these tools posting comments now

    Of course!

    The Satanists, or whatever one wants to call them, aren’t beneath employing trolls. They’re everywhere. And you’re right, it is sad. On the other hand, and no matter how bad it is, there’s nothing worse than succumbing to despair. Which is what they want. So, let’s not give it to them. They don’t deserve a thing from us. Even our despair.

    Though trolls abound, even here, there is sitll a lot of fine reporting and commenting. So, though I don’t want to ignore the Satanists or their trolls, it’s far healthier to direct attention to the writers and commenters willing and able to call them out.

    From the article:

    the official story relies heavily on testimony obtained through extreme torture, meaning it is of questionable accuracy.

    Just like The Nuremberg Trials.

    The book to read is The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed. Arguably the most important book in the Unz library for understanding the times we live in and what has brought us to this point of departure.

    • Agree: Herald
    • Replies: @Spender_CGB
  30. Phibbs says:

    Staring up from the bottom of every major problem in this country is the face of the Jews. The article should have mentioned that fact. The Jews knew the 9-11 attacks were coming but did not warn the U.S. because they knew the attacks would benefit Israel. Brit Hume exposed Jew complicity in a FOX News report that has,of course, been buried since it came out. Why? FOX — as with all the media — is Jew-owned.

  31. What are Whitney Webb’s views on the Zionist New World Orders ongoing and accelerating replacement mass migration warfare against all western European peoples? Didn’t 911 make all the “anti-terrorism” wars possible and open the floodgates for “refugees” to invade all western nations?

  32. @Refl

    It’s a sad state of affairs when even the nearest and dearest will not listen. And the state blackmails it’s own citizens and tries to hide existing cures for the virus. I say that as one who has had corona.

  33. gay troll says:

    We have attained to fully Orwellian discourse. Fascist propaganda is called “the Science” and science is called “conspiracy theory”. Liberty is called terrorism and tyranny is called safety. Study your rights and defend them in word and deed. It is the end of an age.

    • Replies: @Thomasina
  34. Schuetze says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Greenwald is a Jew, and no Jew is going to admit that unlike January 6th, the Reichstag fire was a false flag operation to discredit a party whose primary raison d’être was naming the Jew and cleaning up its corruption, whereas January 6th was a psyop set up by the Jew owned Trump administration against his “MAGA” supporters on behalf of his Judaic owners. In fact, Greenwald will surely never admit that he is just sugar coated Hasbara.

    Among other things, the Reichstag fire led to the enabling act where the NSDAP went after the secret societies, a majority of which were under Jewish control and were being used to set Germany up for a communist take over, just as had happened in France in 1789. Shortly after the fire, the NSDAP went after the Freemasons. Read about it here.

    “On April 7, 1933 Hermann Goering, one of Hitler’s top deputies (who had once considered becoming a Freemason) held an interview with Grand Master von Heeringen of the “Land Grand Lodge of Germany” and told him “there is no place for Freemasonry in Nazi Germany.”

    On August 8, 1935, as Führer and Chancellor, Adolf Hitler signed a decree demanding the immediate arrest and imprisonment of all persons who had not resigned from Masonic societies. All who were suspected of being Masonic leaders were executed, while mere members were jailed. The same evening of Aug 8, 1935 Hitler had announced in the Nazi Party newspaper, Voelkischer Beobachter, the dissolution of all Masonic Lodges in Germany. The article accused the Fraternity and World Jewry of conspiracy in seeking to create a “World Republic” (New World Order).

    “I believe today that I am acting in the name of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I’m fighting for the Lords work.” – Adolf Hitler – March 15, 1936

    Last week armed German police smashed their way into Berlin’s B’nai B’rith lodge, arrested the members, and cleared out the premises… ” – Time Magazine – May 3, 1937

    The NSDAP “smashed their way into Berlin’s B’nai B’rith lodge, arrested the members, and cleared out the premises”. This something we can only dream about today. It is no wonder Jews were so horny for the genocide of Germany afterwards. Just imagine all the spittle flinging by people like that homo Greenwald.

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  35. AReply says:

    This whole joint is full of right-wing libertarians. No opposition to an unaccountable and authoritarian elite is gonna be mounted here: The system is working exactly the way you want it to. Devil take the hindmost. If you are complaining you’re an idiot who foolishly is dependent on others and not fit to survive.

    So WTF with thiz author-or-representatives reprint of commie clap-trap?

    Is Unz feeling it prudent to temper the bigotry with a little regular-joe populism?

    As to effects of an authoritarian and unaccountable elite, he’s one of them! I’m sure he’s personally completely fine, except for the creeping attack of old age upon his mortal remains (Curse you fate!)

    [insert web photo of crane shot of Charlton Heston in rags on his knees beating the wet sand of a California beach with a voiceless Tuesday Weld look-a-like on a horse behind him as the camera rises high to reveal a buried model of the Statue of Liberty “…Damn you all to hell!”]

    Maybe the idea of a a public that’s democratically involved to take on the oligarchic excesses of empire is now so controversial that it needs to be reconsidered among libertarians? Just as a novel thought experiment?

    But what would Ayn Rand think? What a bunch of pansies!

    This article is part of a cybernetic cycle of mechanical pandering of an pseudo-intellectual huckster who wants to get a conscience merit badge, even though he’s never attended the matter that no part of his lifestyle demands any self accounting. …A vast blindspot of Unz editorial terrain that’s paradoxically similar to the oligarchy this article rails against.

  36. Thomasina says:
    @gay troll

    Good points. Just listened to a doctor describing “D”, the “dark” personality (psychopathy, sociopathy, narcissism), sometimes known as The Dark Triad. Our leaders are using the same handbook.

    – lack of empathy (cold, callous, sadistic)
    – selfishness (vindictive, entitled, deceitful, lying)

    You are viewed with contemptuous dismissiveness, as solely existing for their needs, as a piece of trash to be thrown out. You are written off because you are less than them.

    People had better realize that their behavior isn’t coming from a misunderstanding or a mistake. This is deliberate and intentional. If you are in the way of what they want, you are expendable, and so is the truth. Period.

  37. @Richard B

    I agree with about the Controversy of Zion, it is indispensible. But I would add that “All These Things” by A. N. Field should also be read in conjunction with it.
    Field gets into the financiall treason that took place in the run up, and during WWI.

    his book is available at archive org but is only a partial copy of the original. However the original is not hard to obtain.

    • Thanks: Thomasina, Richard B
    • Replies: @Richard B
  38. OnHigh says:

    With this article and the her other joke about the Dancing Israelis wherein she clearly tries to obscure facts that have long been known, (and most of the supposedly independent comments above) Ms. Webb takes her place right alongside Amy Goodman and Noam Chomsky. The creme de la creme of the progressive gate keepers for ‘a powerful faction within the U.S. national security state that had long sought to bring the dissident-elimination efforts it spent decades implementing abroad’ she feigns being opposed to.

  39. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Schuetze

    ((Jew)), Commie and Anglo materialists (Dickens wrote a lot about the type) were ready to turn the page on Christendom, and also on Western disciplines, values and culture, like science, logic, and critical thinking. All for Mammon and its Judeofascist bodyguard.

    ((Jews)) have long believed nothing matters but wealth, and everything can be bought, including “truth,” hence they use bought and paid for politicos, bureaucracies, and MSM to concoct fabulist narratives about 9/11, the “War on Terror,” and about miraculous Covid vaccines that are nothing but self-seving lies. They deliver those lies with a straight face, and are shocked — shocked! — when a minority of Western thinkers refuse to swallow their ((Jewish)) lies.

    Being psychopaths, they then turn homicidal against dissidents who counter the ((Jewish)) narrative.

    Whether historically selling the “Jewish Chosen” and “six thousand year old earth” narrative, or today selling the “all that matters is Mammon and its Judeofascist enforcers” narrative, psychopaths and fanatics don’t change their spots.

    They can conceal what they are for awhile with money, propaganda, state terror and lies, but they can never escape the critical Western gaze.

    And now the Chinese are on to their Zionist psychosis as well.

    The walls are closing in on the ((Jews)) and their sick flunkies. Expect these psychopaths to turn even more homocidal.

    • Replies: @Schuetze
  40. The permanent government sector is a cancer. It grows with each new cycle of thievery by rich liberals.

  41. Great article !
    There’re hundreds of well-known false-flag events in the history of mankind,
    before and after September 11, 2001, starting from 1666.
    But 9/11 is unique in many ways, and not only because of its scale and consequences.
    It was thrown in the face of humanity with practically open “because we can”, and it
    worked.
    Covid -19 is even bigger “because we can” from the same authors, but it hit already
    well-conditioned population – the population that, in its majority, just wants
    to adjust to situation, taking it as something given and inevitable.
    And as long as “those who can” continue to boil the frog slowly, and people continue
    to believe TV screens and in voting system, the only thing that can really change the
    tide will be Divine Intervention.
    And there’s a good chance it will come in the form of pushing “RESTART” button…

    • Replies: @Zarathustra
    , @Chris Moore
  42. Schuetze says:
    @Chris Moore

    You, Chris Moore, are an optimist. I don’t think China is “on to their Zionist psychosis”, I think they are playing their role in the big show and that Xi is in on it. Just like Russia. Just like the USA. Just like the EU. Just like the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    Just consider what the Jews and their Freemason stooges did to Russia, and then consider how Russians still worship the very people who destroyed their once great nation and people.


    • Agree: InnerCynic
    • Thanks: Sarah
    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  43. 9-11 was pure Hollywood. Im no “terr-ist, to use the mumbling Bush as an example, but if I were I could have killed easily 100k in one fell swoop or brought the nation to its knees in no time through sabotage. No terrorist does what happened that day but dramatists do.

    Fast forward to the current hysteria over the ‘rona and you have yet more drama in support of nefarious actors all directed against you. Again!

  44. Even two decades after the fact, it is still deemed too controversial or unthinkable to question whether the official story is an accurate portrayal of the events that transpired on and led to that day.

    Am still waiting to learn who did the killing on 22-11-1963, so I’m not holding my breath on this one…

  45. @Getaclue

    Agree 100%. And Grandaddy Prescott was a piece of work as well. I wonder what they spoke about around the dinner table?

  46. @Andreas

    It’s not just the USA. You think Australia, New Zealand or Britain are any better? It’s the same all over what we might call the Western World. I can’t speak for other regions but I wouldn’t be optimistic.

  47. @Abdul Alhazred

    “…she is lacking in a greater perspective…”

    Aren’t ‘we’ fortunate to have you, to paint the ‘bigger picture’ for ‘us’ doofuses…?

  48. @RoatanBill

    But they don’t have to quit. That’s the whole point! They (especially public sector employees) can just call in sick. ‘Injured my back, can’t move’. How can anybody prove otherwise, especially in the short time frame required to make the protest effective?

    The police did that in Ireland and the Government gave in to their demands. (Ironically, despite dire warnings, crime actually went down while the cops were relaxing!)

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  49. TheMoon says:

    We just need a test for sociopathy that works before a person is 1 year old. If their brain has that partucular fault, they get tagged to never be allowed to have any power over even one other person. Or make them permanent grunts in the military or something. I dunno, but the problem seems to be sociopaths.

    And spare me the trope about “oh, well, sometimes you need someone like that to make the tough decisions and blah blah blah.” It’s nonsense. That’s an alpha you’re describing, and it’s not the same set as sociopaths.

  50. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Schuetze

    I think they are playing their role in the big show and that Xi is in on it. Just like Russia. Just like the USA. Just like the EU. Just like the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

    Why, then, have they failed in WW3 against Islamofascism, with Iran now allying with Russia and China, and ZOG fleeing Afghanistan with its tail between its legs? Why has Russia successfully defended Syria from ZOG?

    I think, thanks to the Internet, the world has gotten wise to ZOG, and confidence in the ((Jewish)) confidence man is at an end. Maybe Putin and Xi were with them all along, maybe they were simply an association of mob bosses temporarily allied, who are now going their separate ways, having realized that ZOG is a mentally unstable mad dog.

    Certainly the general public has increasingly come to this realization (at least the general public not dumbed down and injected with ZOG “vaccine” poison), and so Putin and Xi have altered their survival strategy accordingly.

    Who wants to ally with a mad dog that attacks its own people to establish a pretext for war? Who can trust a mad dog like that?

  51. @Irish Savant

    I think the current situation is a bit more complex and infinitely larger than a bunch of cops wanting something.

    Quietly calling in sick will be portrayed by the media as anti gov’t anti vax lunatics and the bulk of the population (vaxed) will go along. If, on the other hand, the anti vax people openly defied the gov’t and openly intend to trash the economy, the gloves are off and the media’s attempt to demonize falls flat when the protest readily admits that their actions are exactly what they intend. Now, the gov’t has a serious problem on their hands because the protesters have a don’t give a shit attitude towards the media and the shallow thinkers that got vaxed.

    Besides, the gov’t will rewrite the rules for unemployment, retirement benefits, social security benefits, and all manner of things to try to crush the movement. It is only an in your face, fuck you attitude that can possibly prevail to not only get rid of the insane health passports idea, but to also overturn the idiocy of CRT, get the antifa and blm terrorists jailed, etc. Lots of things suddenly appear on the table when the people realize they have and always had the upper hand.

  52. “Far from bringing any benefit to the alleged masterminds of the event”

    I won’t pretend to know who were the “true” masterminds of the event, but I’m sure that Osama Bin Laden would get a riotous laugh if he could be with us here to see Joe Biden handling the retreat from Afghanistan. Are you really so sure that this brought no benefit to Islamic fundamentalism? In a way seems like they won really big from it. Of course the whole thing could still have been a Zionist conspiracy. Conspiracies often go wrong in strange ways anyhow. So who knows who the real mastermind was?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  53. @cassandra

    Excellent comment cassandra. Clear thinking.

  54. @Patrick McNally

    Islamic fundamentalism is a product of Western interference in the Islamic world, in order to destroy Arab and other nationalism and socialism, to install stooge regimes that would allow Western control of the Middle East’s hydrocarbons ‘..the greatest material prize in history’, do Israel’s dirty work of destroying its neighbours, as outlined in the Oded Yinon Plan, and, through the Evil Saud Mafia regime, consolidate the US petro-dollar as global reserve currency. Now it is also being used to destroy Africa and thwart China’s efforts to create economic wealth and a decent infrastructure system, there. Evil piled upon evil, in true ‘Western’ fashion.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
  55. Art says:

    We will either be remembered as a country that took freedom and liberty for all seriously or we will be remembered as a nation of cowards who, driven by fear, were willing to deprive this group, then that group, of their freedom — before losing that freedom entirely.

    Zionism Occupies America.

    We will be remembered as a country that challenged and defeated Zionism – or we will be remembered as a shallow people without a national cohesive strength of character.

  56. Alden says:
    @Jim H

    Milley claims he cleared the communication about Trump with the secretary of defense. Secretary of defense denied it

  57. @War for Blair Mountain

    We could shut down all immigration for 20 years and be fine.

    Immigrants from the Billion Plus Clubs (China, India, Affica) can rightly be called colonizers.

    Secession is the next logical step. Why should Red States continue to be yoked to failing blue shitholes? We don’t want mass internal migration of these locusts either.

  58. saggy says: • Website

    the horrific nature of events of that day reaching its second-decade milestone, but because of how little we seem to have learned in that amount of time.

    The fear and trauma generated by the events of 9/11

    This article is just complete BS. The US had been bombing Iraq for 10 years before 9/11, but was that ‘horrific’? Not to Whitney. Only when they bomb, wait, no they didn’t fly Mig 27 over NY dropping 888,000 tons of bombs (dropped on Baghdad in one month in 1991), that’s not horrific, they used boxcutters to hijack planes and fly them into buildings, that’s horrific.

    And, it didn’t generate one ounce of ‘fear and trauma’ in the country as a whole. That too is just BS. Instead it provided the Jews in the govt. a cover story to drop more bombs on the ME. Not that they really needed a reason. The US population has not batted an eyelash while the US has attacked and bombed country after country for the last 60? years (https://davidswanson.org/warlist/). All the attack did was provide another bogus cover story for the unending wars for Israel.

    This article is just more Zionism lite, part of the charade for the 1% who are paying any attention.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  59. E_Perez says:

    We will either be remembered as a country that took freedom and liberty for all seriously or we will be remembered as a nation of cowards who, driven by fear, were willing to deprive this group, then that group, of their freedom — before losing that freedom entirely.

    I don’t know where Mrs. Webb lives, but in the third world nobody remembers the US for taking “liberty for all seriously”. Not even in Europe where Wilson’s hollow liberty-and-self-determination principles caused the Versailles desaster.

    And whether the gringos deprive this or that group of their freedom before loosing theirs entirely leaves most people indifferent.

    As the comments regurgitating the Reichstag nonsense prove, this article does not go to the core of the issue.

  60. Richard B says:
    @Spender_CGB

    I agree with about the Controversy of Zion, it is indispensible. But I would add that “All These Things” by A. N. Field should also be read in conjunction with it.
    Field gets into the financiall treason that took place in the run up, and during WWI.

    First time hearing about that book. I look forward to reading it.

    Another one, also available here, is The Iron Curtain Over America by John Beaty.

    • Replies: @Spender_CGB
  61. @AB_Anonymous

    Divine intervention is coming (as it was planed by Divinity) in a form of Global warming.
    95 % of humanity will perish.

  62. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @AB_Anonymous

    Covid -19 is even bigger “because we can” from the same authors, but it hit already well-conditioned population – the population that, in its majority, just wants to adjust to situation, taking it as something given and inevitable.

    The Bible, to a certain extent, programs people to believe events are preordained and “given and inevitable” (just as does ZOG government).

    And yet the ultimate hero of the Bible, Jesus Christ, did not believe ZOG was inevitable, and in death went on to conquer it (until the contemporary ((Jewish)) Century).

    They of little faith are apparently unequipped to exist without ZOG, who sees it as his entitlement to kill them.

    Idiots? Collaborators? Scum? Or perhaps, more charitably, just victims of ZOG’s relentless programming.

  63. @Sarah

    They have no power on their own; their power comes from the money YOU give them. Money is power

    Money is secondary. Their power comes from the hesitancy of the populace to simply string them up on the nearest lamppost.

    • Agree: Mike Fridelle
  64. Great article. America will never heal until the puss oozing wound of 9/11 is cleaned. OR a new generation grows up with no memory of 9/11 and no burning desire for justice.

    As we all know History gets re-written, dissenting voices are silenced, horrific crimes are sanitized and a new reality is manufactured, groomed, and protected. Force Fed to the Masses like Soylent Green.

    The Universities, State Institutions and Mainstream Media, Congress, and our Military all adopt and protect the gangly, horribly disfigured, incestuous Fledgling LIE. The fledgling Lie finally grows legs and can stand on its own. Its disfigured inbred body is now cloaked in an American Flag. It appeals to your kindness, American Exceptionalism, and your Patriotic duty to always stand “United” ….AKA we all accept and embrace this disfigured little bastard of a thousand corrupt fathers. And so the Sheep are herded from one pasture to the next(Collapse, Let’s Roll, Never Forget, Islamic Terror, The War on Terror, Patriot Act).

    Twenty years later…we watch all these proud NYC Fire Department vets in their pretty uniforms…standing tall and proud and paying solemn respect to their lost brothers –ringing a stupid bell. But how many of these supposed heroes, over the last 20 years, have had the courage to publicly cry out and demand a new investigation. Sure they can squirt water on a fire but THEY too cow down and play stupid. I honestly do not respect these men. They are all COWARDS. They were there. They saw and heard the explosions. They are trained in Fire Science. They know steel is not melted by fire. All of them KNOW…steel skyscrapers do not COLLAPSE. And yet none of these feckless, Manly Men, had the courage to risk their retirements /pensions by speaking the truth.

    The insidious truth is that massive, crimes like WWII, JFK, Oklahoma City, 9/11 (done by your own Government) are carefully guarded -all documents sealed for 50,60…70 years —“In the Interest of National Security”.

    The Murderers play the Long Game. They literally wait until the entire generation affected by that crime DIES OFF. They themselves want to live long and happy, Scot-free lives. They count on American Christian piety not to hold their enriched family’s accountable and obliterate their family trees after they themselves die of old age –taking their secrets to the grave.

    I suggest States should begin succeeding from the Union. Our loyalty to this Government is completely misplaced. A civil war is long overdue.

    After years of studying the Machinations of the Jews, I for one have come to respect their brutality. I puke out the Christian religion that teaches, forgive your enemies – Love your Enemies as you would Love Yourself. I say horseshit. That is a doctrine of surrender. That doctrine has allowed a parasitical race to metastases inside our body and attach itself to our very brainstem. This parasitic infection is now inoperable by legal means.

    Our enemies must be OBLITERATED. Imagine what a beautiful world we could have if we just had the resolve of the Bolshevik Jews bayonetting the Romanov family in a dank basement (crippled 13-year-old boy included) or the Cheka torturing and slaughtering millions and ruling supreme over the Russian Gulags. Or the Jews standing in the Katyn Forest and systematically exterminating 20,000 polish elites-each of the victims judiciously received one shot to the back of the skull.

    This is the resolve and blood lust every American needs to save this country. Civility, Apathy, and Cowardice must Die. Christianity Must Die. To right this country…we must become like Monsters. We must bathe in the blood of our oppressors. We must learn from the Jew:

    “We have understood: Germans are not human beings. Henceforth the word German means to us the most terrible curse. From now on the word German will trigger your rifle. We shall not speak any more. We shall not get excited. We shall kill. If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted that day. If you think that instead of you, the man next to you will kill him, you have not understood the threat. If you do not kill the German, he will kill you. If you cannot kill your German with a bullet, kill him with your bayonet. If there is calm on your part of the front, if you are waiting for the fighting, kill a German before combat. If you leave a German alive, the German will hang a Russian and rape a Russian woman. If you kill one German, kill another – there is nothing more amusing for us than a heap of German corpses. Do not count days; do not count miles. Count only the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the German – this is your old mother’s prayer. Kill the German – this is what your children beseech you to do. Kill the German – this is the cry of your Russian earth. Do not waver. Do not let up. Kill.”

    Ilya Ehrenburg , July 24, 1942

  65. @Abdul Alhazred

    Webb reports the facts that the MSM suppresses. You can make up your mind thereafter. As for her reporting of Epstein/Maxwell, how on Earth was that ‘eyes wide shut’?

  66. @saggy

    Oh, please! Everyone is imperfect in comparison to you, are they not. Where are your articles, your research? As for 888,000 tons of bombs on Baghdad in one month in 1991-pull the other one. The genocide was horrific enough, the death-toll from the subsequent sanctions the worst of all, but getting your decimal points misplaced and equating Baghdad with all Iraq and Kuwait is no great advertisement for your veracity and accuracy.

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