- The four year anniversary of the World Trade Center Demolition
occurs next month.
- Notice I used the word "demolition" rather
than attack. Buildings get demolished, knocked down, imploded, as do nations.
What happened on September 11th, 2001 was a clever yet diabolical demolition
to destroy several structures, a few tall buildings and a couple of nations.
Very likely we'll see more of the same--but different variations--in the
months to come.
- Looking at New York from outside the city, one could
be excused for thinking it the Capitol of The Clueless, the Epicenter of
The Uninformed. One could be excused for thinking badly of New Yorkers,
stupid sheep too dumb to know they got sheared by Man-of-The-Year, former
mayor Rudy Giuliani and wealthy cadaver, Larry Silverstein. Sheared and
sent to the slaughter, 3,000 of them, including 350 firefighters. Seems
like everyone but New Yorkers believes 9-11 was an
- Because how many New Yorkers have protested to their
- How many New Yorkers have written letters to the editors
of the New York Times, Daily News, Newsday, Post or Observer, as I have,
protesting the official (whitewash) version of the WTC collpase? Peruse
the pages of these newspapers and a reader may deduce an overwhelming
concern for the collapse
of aging retaining walls but little concern for the inexplicable collapse
of a 47 story building.
- Yo! New Yorkers: Get A Fucking Clue! Not one of your
vaunted architectural firms has written an intelligent rebuttal to the
official (whitewash) version of the mysterious collapse of WTC-7. By contrast,
a California computer programmer, Eric Hufschmid, using his own funds,
composed an intelligent premise for why it was a controlled demolition!
Am I to believe your architecture degrees from Ivy-League schools are
entirely bogus? Am I to believe your Masters degrees in Engineering allow
you no insight into the structural integrity of steel skyscrapers? Or is
it that your own integrity has collapsed, you pathetic and cowardly New
- As for your much lauded Columbia
School of Journalism, you are all accomplices to a crime, every one
of the so-called journalists who do not speak out. What do they teach you
there at Columbia? What sort of myopic professors instruct you? How many
of you have bothered to look critically--open your goddamn eyes!--and see
the obvious fraud of the WTC "attack." How many New York firefighters
are sitting at home, disgusted and chagrined and embittered, waiting for
some investigative journalist to call them and get their story? They witnessed
the murder of 350 of their brothers, they heard the explosions and saw
the demolition, and still you will not interview them?
- As for you, New York City lawyers: suppose your law firm,
your colleagues, your friends had been exterminated in the WTC? Would you
sit at home watching the Mets and Yankees? What sort of gutless frauds
are you? Is Stanley
Hilton the only man among you with balls? He filed a RICO suit while
the rest of you are studying your stock portfolios. Pompous asses, street
pigeons have more integrity than you.
- Tough guy New York filmmaker, Martin Scorsese,("Gangs
of New York"), took nearly three hours to tell the saga of Irish immigrant
street gangs in 19th century Manhattan but only devoted five minutes to
the bigger issue of anti-draft riots in NYC that opposed the Civil War.
Left to tough guy New York filmmakers like Scorsese, any film about the
World Trade Center demolition would undoubtedly focus on Man-of-the-Year
mayor Giuliani, some trapped stockbrokers, and the heroic firefighters
(betrayed and then slaughtered). Probably we would learn nothing about
the controlled demolitions,
put options, or those five dancing Israelis. Maybe tough guy New York filmmakers
aren't tough enough to tackle the really big issues of today. Maybe in
a hundred years some brave New York playwright or filmmaker might find
the courage to reveal what really happened on Tuesday, September 11th,
2001 and why. Until then, New Yorkers, like most American, remain distracted
by special effects.
- Obviously, four years later, the whitewash continues
intact. Not a single murmur of dissent is heard from the educated New
York "professional" classes--editors, publishers, lawyers, judges,
architects and engineers. I suppose all of the Yale grads, NYU grads,
and Columbia grads have better things to do than to question a massive
insurance fraud, a diabolical sabotage of their city.
- An objective observer can only conclude: maybe New Yorkers
have such a surplus of skyscrapers that the inexpilicable collapse of three
of the strongest ones ever built is of no great concern. Of course, if
I were a New York firefighter I might conclude that fighting fires above
the first floor was altogether unsafe. Tall buildings henceforth collapse
in the 21st century, don't you know?
- Yo! New Yorkers: get a fucking clue! No steel frame skyscraper
has ever collapsed before! Don't you get it? Your city is now the World
Capitol of Badly Built Buildings. Your architects are either bumbling idiots
or fools, your building inspectors either corrupt or incompetent, your
politicians either morons or co-conspirators. Either that or you have all
been duped by the nefarious Neocons. If I were an architect or engineer
in New York, I'd certainly want to investigate
how WTC 7 fell, simply to clear my reputation.
- Four long years later, we're still waiting. But as my
friend, the Scarlet Pimpernel discovered, letters to the editor serve no
purpose. And the Ivy-League-educated, professional class serves only itself.
Those of you who have little power, unlike the accomplices named above,
must either take to the streets or take to the courts. If the courts are
corrupt you must take to the streets, as SP did.
- How many of you have stood on a Manhattan street with
a sign, "WTC- An Inside Job? Honk If You Agree?" as the FreewayBlogger does almost everyday
in Los Angeles? If New York is the media center of the world, you must
bring your message to the manipulators down in the streets below. Guilt
the motherfuckers! Let them know you know. How many people stood on the
courthouse steps when Larry Silverstein argued his insurance (fraud) case?
A huge sign--Larry
Silverstein, WTC 7, "Pull It"--would have drawn a curious
crowd, local newsreporters, cops, CNN and a whole lot of discussion.
- Yo, New Yorkers: I love you; I love your city. I admire
all those who marched before the war, despite massive police harassment.
But sympathy for your plight hasn't worked. Now we need some tough love.
Remember, it's not a conspiracy if it's a fact. And if a "terrorist
attack" happened once before, without any dissent from you, another
will surely happen again.
- Amateur historian, USAF veteran and essayist, Douglas
Herman writes regularly for Rense. He is the author of the recent suspense
of Dallas, available online.