JFK was murdered while I was in junior high, but two years later, by the time I reached high school, stories had already begun surfacing about possible CIA involvement in the assassination. Like almost all Americans, I initially had a negative reaction to these theories. There was no way I could wrap my mind around the fact the basic institutions of government might be severely corrupted—not in America, thought I. But the reality is most institutions either start out corrupt or eventually become corrupt over time. That’s just human nature at work.
So when 9/11 took place, I knew immediately this was a major operation designed to sweep us into war. I watched one of the Towers collapse from the roof of a building near Union Square, and then put my family in a car and high-tailed it upstate to Woodstock, where I remained for over a week convinced the air in Manhattan was not safe. Most of the toxic dust cloud blew directly east towards Brooklyn, but I was sure we were going to see tremendous health issues, and could not understand why the city made a sudden announcement that the air in Manhattan was safe. I knew that was just one of many lies being told.
In another twenty years, the entire 9/11 op will probably become transparent to anyone who cares to delve into the actual facts, although I am sure the media and government will hold to their cover story forever. If you control the media and you can tell a lie over and over, eventually, after a century or two, the lie becomes history. Today, most teens seem little interested in political realities and many swallow the official cover-stories unquestioningly, the opposite of my generation’s mindset in the 1960s.
For me, the truth in political conspiracies is revealed through the cover-up. When great crimes are committed, they demand great cover-up efforts. When the 9/11 truth movement appeared, I knew it would be heavily penetrated by disinfo agents seeding rabbit holes. In the early years, it was difficult to discern reliable researchers from the manufactured whistleblowers. The best way to tell these two camps apart is by realizing the fakes will be lionized in the press and put on the cover of Time magazine, while real researchers will always be ignored.
If you want to get a primer on where 9/11 research is today, I suggest watching the 5-hour documentary by Massimo Mazzucco (below). It’s helpful to consider the European perspective. The documentary examines the major disinfo artists in Europe who support the official version. After watching this film, it will be impossible to believe anything the Pentagon says about this event.
Hopefully, in another twenty years or so, we may have some real answers as to what went down that day. In the meantime, rest assured those buildings could not have collapsed without the use of explosives, and the maneuvers of some of the airplanes were impossible even by the best of pilots. There is also the photoshopped image of the Pentagon strike from a camera in the Pentagon parking lot, a photo that remains the only image released of the explosion. For some reason, the image of the plane was obviously removed.
Like the JFK cover-up, which was exposed recently in the documentary Evidence of Revision, you can see the distorting and fabrication of 9/11 evidence in the New Pearl Harbor. One thing I appreciated from watching this documentary was how much solid info Loose Change had collected early on, especially regarding explosions inside the Trade Towers. Those explosions actually began shortly before the first plane hit. I’d always mistrusted Loose Change because it came out so quick, but in retrospect, seeing how much footage from that documentary made it into New Pearl Harbor, I have to admit Loose Change did a lot of important early work.