Last night my mom and I watched the C-SPAN coverage of the Sunday panel discussion from the American Scholars Symposium on 9/11, with discussion by Alex Jones (Infowars and Prison Planet), Professor Steven Jones (member of SPINE: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine Eleven), Col. Robert Bowman, Professor James Fetzer, and Webster Tarpley.
Mom, though leftist in her views, would never previously consider the possibility that the 9/11 attacks had been perpertrated by our own government. However, after watching five authoritative men on television assert that, indeed, it was so, and cite hard evidence, she was moved. The next day, friends of mine who had also been skeptics were, on the basis of having seen the discussion on C-SPAN, trying to convince other skeptics to watch a tape of the show with an open mind. I imagine discussions like these are happening everywhere C-SPAN airs.
Young Dylan Avery, who directed and narrated the 9/11 documentary Loose Change (which you can watch in its entirety at this link), spoke briefly after the panel discussion. He invited people to gather on the morning of September 11, 2006 at the site where the World Center Trade Towers had once stood, to grieve those who died there, and to proclaim the truth (with signs?) about how the tragedy happened.
He suggested that everyone thus gathered be extremely polite, and only address people as “sir” or “ma’am,” and that if anyone in the crowd became rowdy or nasty, everyone with a video camera should immediately aim it at that person, advise him or her to calm down, and to say “You do not represent us,” so that right wing agent-provocateurs cannot gain control of the situation.
The 9/11 attacks have been used as an excuse for the invasion of other counties, causing the death and maiming of huge numbers of people (ours and theirs), the distruction of entire cities, and the wasting of billions of dollars of taxpayer money. The USA PATRIOT Act and the use of torture and imprisonment without trial are also rationalized by 9/11. Were it widely known that the attacks were perpetrated by the Bush administration, public support for these abuses would vanish, along with support for the tyrants who created them.