Neojournalistic DelusionSeptember 12th, 2012

One thing about people being stupid: They’re not. If they turn in a certain direction and see things, they can’t help learning from them. Maybe that’s why the coverage of 9/11/2012 was long on memorials and short on the event itself. You didn’t see much film of it this year, but all three building collapses were recorded from every angle, and more and more people every day are seeing recordings of the event and catching on.

What they’re seeing is the first two instances ever of buildings being deliberately demolished with people inside. Mass murder before their eyes. They can see the telltale puffs from explosions on the lower floors, to make room for the pulverized material bearing down from above. They can see the mushroom cloud of debris, expanding with explosive power. They can see the incredible speed and symmetry of the destruction, impossible with natural forces. No comment is needed to recognize what was done.

Simultaneous with the censorship of all discussion of the collapse of the three World Trade Center buildings, a new book came out for the anniversary saying the Bush administration had several specific warnings over the summer of 2001 and before and didn’t connect the dots. The book-tour spin is that the White House was incompetent, but it seems just as likely that our leaders allowed the World Trade Center to be rigged to go off, just in case. People inside? Fuhgeddabowdit. A sacrifice to empire, and well worth it.

A good question might be how nearly universal censorship could have been accomplished for all these years. With only two or three exceptions, the mass media and the self-described independent, alternative media this year suppressed all discussion of unanswered questions surrounding the events of 9/11/2001. Case closed, they shouted soundlessly in unison. This can’t be explained except as mass hysteria. A conversion symptom. The power of suggestion. Maybe just the fear of losing an audience.

Neojournalistic delusion, as this might be called, seems to work for awhile, but the truth–and in this case Newton’s laws of physics–will out. One public television station in Denver, Colorado, allowed the science of the building collapses to be discussed this year, and events are taking their expected course. People are looking, and people are seeing. It’s not a pleasant prospect, and this would be news if anybody were disposed to report it.