Monday, October 18, 2021
  9/11 and the Banality of Its Evil Narrative  
The deliberate falsehood of the 9/11 myth
parasitic evil


From: The Daily Bell – August 30, 2011 – by Staff Report

9/11 and Al Qaeda: The price of victory … Is Al Qaeda finished? As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 nears, it would certainly be welcome news that the organization that carried out those attacks has been defeated. On Sunday, The Times reported that Al Qaeda's reputed second in command, Atiyah Abdul Rahman, had been killed in Pakistan, probably in a strike by a U.S. drone: A few weeks after [Osama] bin Laden was killed in Pakistan during a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs, some analysts suggested that Rahman, a Libyan, had emerged as Al Qaeda's leader. That didn't turn out to be the case – the leadership spot went to Egyptian Ayman Zawahiri – but it underscored how central a role Rahman has played. And what's the big picture? As the story says: Rahman's death is likely to lend credence to a view in some U.S. policymaking circles that Al Qaeda's defeat is within reach. – LA Times

Dominant Social Theme: Get 'em, and make sure they're dead. Then things will be all right again.

Free-Market Analysis: This blog opinion from the "Times Opinion Staff" offers nothing much new in this retrospective on 9/11. As the tale of 9/11 continues to "age out" such articles shall become more common. They partake of what was once called the "banality of evil" – as their starting point is the deliberate falsehood of the 9/11 myth itself.

This banality of evil is intensely dangerous. Inevitably, the lack of truth gives rise to subtle oppression, and then eventually to obvious genocide. Those leaders that have taken their countries down such a road cannot sleep well at night. They think of nothing but murder and retribution.

That's how the world works

Small, furtive murders become large and obvious ones over time. It is inevitable. It is human nature. Those who might have stopped it grow afraid. Those who are supposed to report on it, grow too frightened to do so.

Those who might challenge the broadening evil are two few and increasingly fragmented. Often they are imprisoned or even killed. Over time, such killings are taken for granted. An entire security apparatus is erected to eradicate a certain class of people – truth-tellers above all.

It is soon seen as inevitable and even unworthy of comment. What might have been exceedingly shocking to previous generations abides resignedly in the present. "That's how the world works," people mutter to themselves and their close friends. People's primary goal within this context is to stay out of trouble – to survive without getting caught.

What to compare this LA Times article to, then? One example that comes to mind is John Wayne Gacy, Jr., the serial killer also known as the Killer Clown who killed 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. He would regularly dress as Pogo the clown before finding his victims and luring them to their deaths.

Gacy was a banal man. Even his paintings, created on death row, are banal. This article, too, is banal, in terms of its wholehearted acceptance of the 9/11 myth. "Terrorists" commanded by Osama bin Laden and orchestrated from a cave in Afghanistan (that has never been found) attacked and brought down two of the most important buildings ever constructed in the West. Kerosene is said not to burn hotly enough to melt steel, and yet both buildings collapsed within hours.

The LA Times article is content to use the 9/11 myth as a jumping off point to discuss the reality of the modern terrorist evolution. But even a cursory examination brings up contradictions. The 9/11 Commission – many members at any rate, including the chief attorney – has become far less convinced over time of the narrative to which they signed their names. One has even written a book claiming the commission was lied to serially by military intelligence (FBI, CIA, etc.), the Pentagon and the Bush administration.

The BBC broadcast a report of the fall of a third structure, Building 7, a half-hour before it actually occurred; to this day the BBC has no explanation but has only reported that all the in-house video of the report has been inadvertently destroyed. The leaseholder of the Twin Towers seems to have spoken about "pulling" Building 7 before it actually came down. Building 7 apparently subsided into its own footprint for no apparent reason.

The fundamental lie feeds upon itself

One could go on for perhaps another 1,000 anomalies (there are lists on the 'Net). There is no reason to. That terrible day needs to be revisited by a Commission with the power necessary to investigate what actually DID happen. What is SAID to have happened obviously did not; or whatever did happen differs substantially from the official narrative.

By treating evident untruths as reality, the article (excerpted above) reminds us of how much America has lost – and Europe, too. The painfully gathered freedoms of the past millennia are gradually being destroyed as a result of the security arrangements deemed necessary as a result of 9/11. Here's some more from the article:

A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, federal and state governments are spending about $75 billion a year on domestic security, setting up sophisticated radio networks, upgrading emergency medical response equipment, installing surveillance cameras and bombproof walls, and outfitting airport screeners to detect an ever-evolving list of mobile explosives.

Which has some questioning whether that is money well spent: "The number of people worldwide who are killed by Muslim-type terrorists, Al Qaeda wannabes, is maybe a few hundred outside of war zones. It's basically the same number of people who die drowning in the bathtub each year," said John Mueller, an Ohio State University professor who has written extensively about the balance between threat and expenditures in fighting terrorism …

On the other hand, just from an economic standpoint, the effort has been a plus: Homeland Security spending has been a pump-primer for local governments starved by the recession, and has dramatically improved emergency response networks across the country. An entire industry has sprung up to sell an array of products, including high-tech motion sensors and fully outfitted emergency operations trailers. The market is expected to grow to $31 billion by 2014.

No reason to grow upset, the article counsels. Without the mounting oppression of Homeland Security, the US would be even worse off than it is. Of course, this a rehearsal of the "broken window" fallacy. The idea is that destruction reaps economic benefits. In fact, the economic wealth effect is not enhanced by reducing freedoms or by allowing the military-industrial complex to make death-dealing devices that no one needs or wants.

People do not benefit by losing their freedoms. Societies are not made healthier via oppression. When the elites choose to lie about something so fundamental as 9/11, the larger society becomes immediately at risk as well. A twisted narrative will take root to justify, institutionally, whatever it is that actually happened.

The fundamental lie feeds upon itself. Those in charge will grow so nervous and disturbed that they shall take counteractive measures of the most violent sort. What is predictable, in the end, is a state Gulag system dedicated to incarcerating and perhaps murdering anyone who might question the dishonest narrative.

Oracular omnipotence

We have already reported on such a system that has been constructed in the Middle East. There is no doubt that sooner or later, under some pretext, it will be imported into the West as well, especially to America which is already far-gone from a domestic freedoms standpoint.

Sooner or later, we would guess, one shall need a passport to travel freely within America's shores and certain types of government clearance shall be needed merely to pass freely from place to place or even to hold a job. This does not seem to concern the LA Times blogger, however. He sees positive connotations:

There are the permanent changes in the way Americans now live … Like the military-industrial complex that became a permanent and powerful part of the American landscape during the Cold War, the vast network of Homeland Security spyware, concrete barricades and high-tech identity screening is here to stay. The Department of Homeland Security, a collection of agencies ranging from border control to airport security sewn quickly together after Sept. 11, is the third-largest Cabinet department and – with almost no lawmaker willing to render the U.S. less prepared for a terrorist attack – one of those least to fall victim to budget cuts.

The blogger concludes on a patriotic note. "But when I think of the cost, what I see are the faces of our soldiers. Go here, to The Times' obituaries for California's war dead and read their stories. If we're safer today – and if Al Qaeda is crippled – we have these young men and women to thank."

We, too, do not question the patriotism of those who have given their lives in the fight against terror. It is a terribly sad thing. But we do question whether these youngsters were misled by the powers-that-be. We do wonder if they gave their lives for a cause – and a narrative – that does not truly exist.

Examine the history of al Qaeda; it seems initially at any rate a creation of the CIA – which was seeking homegrown Islamic fighters to counteract the invasion of the USSR into Afghanistan. Even the invention of Osama bin Laden is questionable, with many in the alternative media making the case that he too was a CIA operative.

Freedom is the first victim of institutional untruths. It is not up to critics of the 9/11 myth to explain what actually did happen. But whatever happened has not yet been fully explained. And the result has been a sizable and ongoing erosion of freedom in the West and especially in the US.

Now, as 9/11 ages into a full decade, we shall no doubt be bombarded by mainstream media stories that use the official narrative as a jumping off point. These articles shall be profoundly dangerous because of their matter-of-fact assumption that the official narrative is the correct one, when it is not.

Written as is this LA Times article, such articles shall adopt a tone of oracular omnipotence. They shall assume that the directed history of the recent past represents an actual reality when it does no such thing. They shall treat 9/11 as a crux event, turning America into something it never was. But they shall be wrong about the transformation – which was never inevitable nor perhaps even warranted.

After Thoughts

When we come upon such narratives, as we no doubt shall more and more often in the coming year, we will be reminded over and over of the banality of evil – nurtured amidst clichés, plausible deniability and ultimately the blood of thousands and millions of innocent victims. What is not corrected can evolve in terrible ways. 9/11 has never been forcefully revised within a mainstream context. And the danger grows.

If the sun be risen on him, there shall be blood shed for him; for he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. – American King James Version

Read 915 times

911

Prev Next

The High-Fivers

The High-Fivers It was the tail-end of a bleak November 2001: a pall of shocked numbness hung over the country, and a rising war hysteria had nearly everyone cowed. Americans were just beginning to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and focus on what had happened, and how to react. It was very early on the morning of the 23rd when, scanning the headlines, I came across a Washington Post story... Read more

9/11 Pentagon Footag…

9/11 Pentagon Footage Fraud I have been following this event for the past 10 years, but until today (September 14, 2011) I had never seen this footage in the video below which was taken by a helicopter flying over the Pentagon at the time of the impact on 9/11/2001. While OutcastUNO's analysis of the Pentagon impact video is interesting and another piece of evidence of the fraud, the clip from the helicopter... Read more

9/11 and the Banalit…

The Banality of Evil 9/11 and Al Qaeda: The price of victory … Is Al Qaeda finished? As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 nears, it would certainly be welcome news that the organization that carried out those attacks has been defeated. … On Sunday, The Times reported that Al Qaeda's reputed second in command, Atiyah Abdul Rahman, had been killed in Pakistan. … And what's the big picture? As the story... Read more

9/11: A Conspiracy T…

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory Click to enlarge Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes. A public service announcement by: the Friends of the FBI, CIA, NSA, DIA, SEC, MSM, White House, NIST, and the 9/11 Commission. Because Ignorance is Strength. Read more

Eleven enduring myst…

Eleven enduring mysteries of 9/11 Today, as the world pauses to remember the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States, it is also important to remember the inexplicable things that happened – and didn’t happen – that tragic day. After all, 9/11 is responsible for diminishing hard-fought US civil rights, as well as triggering wars around the world. Without wandering into the deep grass of conspiracy theory, here are... Read more

9/11 is the Litmus T…

9/11 is the Litmus Test Click to enlarge There is one thing that defines everyone over the course of these early years of this new century. That thing is the 9/11 attack. Everyone in government and every field of endeavor the world over is defined by their position on this event. It is not necessary to know the truth. It is only necessary to know the extent of the lies in order to... Read more

Collateral Damage: U…

Collateral Damage On September 11, 2001 three hijacked airliners hit three separate buildings with such precision and skill that many observers believe those flights were controlled by something other than the poorly trained hijackers in the cockpits. This report contends that not only were the buildings targets, but that specific offices within each building were the designated targets. These offices unknowingly held information which if exposed, subsequently would expose a national security... Read more

Katastrophic Treason…

Katastrophic Treason When historians mark the day when America's constitutional republic was hijacked from within and manipulated to violate the American people's best interests they won't point to September 11, 2001. The American republic was overthrown long before Bush Jr. stole the White House in 2000. The government-orchestrated 9/11 attacks merely marked a new stage that is part of a longer bipartisan plot to overthrow America's system of government and bring... Read more

The 9/11 Airplane Vi…

9/11 Airplane Video Composites I bring 22 data sets to test two competing hypotheses: The real airplane hypothesis – A real Boeing 767 airplane flew into WTC2 on 9/11. The video composite hypothesis – The jet crash was faked by inserting airplane images into otherwise authentic video footage. Each data set is considered under both hypotheses. I explore every explanation that has been offered by supporters of the real airplane. I apply... Read more