The difference it makes
CSPAN's decision to record for future broadcast a lecture by David Ray Griffin got me wondering what the United States would look like if most Americans knew their own government colluded in the attacks of 9/11. Then I realized, it wouldn't look very different at all. Since according to polling data, a good many already do. They know many other things, too, for all the good it's done.
Most Americans acknowledge, and have known for some time, that elements of their own government conspired to kill their president. But what difference has it made?
The decision of the Martin Luther King Jr wrongful death civil trial was for a conspiracy, which included elements of the US government. And what difference has that made?
The Iraq war was founded on a lie so brazenly wicked George Bush could even joke about it after the fact. ("Nope, no weapons of mass destruction under here!") What difference has the truth meant to America, and to Iraq?
Many Americans already suspect that those sworn to their defence actually conspired in the murder of their wives, husbands, children, parents, friends and fellow citizens on 9/11. And - so what? The bitter knowledge has simply become part of the great tapestry of American dissonance. It's joined the cottage industry of conspiracy infotainment, because High Crimes in the United States are simply fodder for dark amusement, not for solving. And certainly not for justice.
A testament to how bizarre the American experience has become is that the story of 9/11 as a black op was told even before 9/11occurred, in the pilot episode of The Lone Gunmen. There's no need to suggest that Chris Carter had advance knowledge. He was simply in tune with the I wouldn't put it past them zeitgeist informed by generations of murderous lies. Not only at the end of the day, but before the day, Occam's Razor cut in favour of complicity.
"Remote access; somebody on the ground's flying your plane."
The problem isn't that enough people don't know the truth. They do, and about many things. Enough people know enough. The problem is that too many people are still too comfortable to act upon it. So the knowledge is compartmentalized, filed away with a shrug and a "But what are ya gonna do?" And that's just how the High Cabal likes it: we know enough to know of what they're capable, and yet we do nothing. So we continue to play their game of intimidation, in which they tip their hand as a mechanism of control.
The system must crash, and the comfort level diminished, before justice will ever be done. The good news is that's what's happening. That's also the bad news.