Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid . . .
By James Hufferd,
Coordinator, 911 Truth Grassroots Organization
I prefer to think that we Conspiracy Types (the best of us, anyway) are motivated by creditable chimera such as the wish that society-wide decisions, actions, and inactions should be driven and shaped by the desires and interests of the ordinary citizenry and that our country’s policies, both domestic and foreign, become crystal clear and worthy of our nation’s wholehearted pride and support. But we CTs are generally told that our main characteristic is paranoia – irrational fear of things we cannot prove.
And there may be something to that. I’m fairly sure that our leading politicians and what passes for our society’s news stories are, respectively, some agency’s puppets and the equivalent of shadows on the cave wall as reported by Plato. Indeed, in my ignorance of the exact flowchart of “New World Order” operatives and elements that determine all that happens here on earth, I sometimes feel like ancient man conjuring with gods of this and that moving the elements to manipulate rain, volcanoes, thunder, winds, and plagues, and sending down demon emissaries to further confound my life.
President Obama an ogre? Whether he is or not seems sort of immaterial, given the near-zero latitude he’s given to decide anything. (I feel he could do better by us, though, with that 0.1% or whatever it is he has. But better just might not be in the cards he has.) But, when it comes to 9/11 issues, I admit to struggling with my share of nagging fears, as well.
An article making the rounds today cites research by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that establishes that once an unshakable minority opinion reaches the threshold of 10% of the society subscribing to it, it goes viral and becomes part of the conventional wisdom of the society. I fear that we in the 911 Truth movement will never work hard enough to propagate what we know to get to the 10% level. That, in a nutshell, is why I’m working night and day to try to inspire and encourage all of you, my understandably lukewarm fellow, once-motivated Truthers, in that direction. Only Truthers spreading the word – not our super-investigators coming up with a new angle or chunk of evidence, not wishful thinking, not more clever slogans or repackaging, or a new organizational flowchart – will make that happen. If it doesn’t happen, the fault is ours. (And, if and when it happens, we did it!) Only our ingenuity and diligence and persistence in getting out there and spreading the word to the receptive and unreceptive, in every way we can, will do it. And it will!
The second thing I fear is that our American (read human) commitment to achieving justice has gone soft. The establishment of the truth about 9/11 as the conventional wisdom in our society must be our first and foremost goal, in order to trigger an unbiased official investigation. But insisting and demanding that prosecutions and appropriate legal sanctions surely follow for the perpetrators, once they’re outed, is just as important, lest our long battle for 9/11 truth AND justice be lost. In such case, our life as a civilization capable of restoring decency will be gravely lessened and cheapened permanently.
A third fear, I was going to say, was that our worthy movement could be rent asunder by dissention, as well as pettiness, involving all of the disinformation that’s come flying our way, lately involving mini-nukes on one hand, and on the other, the alleged scientific feeblemindedness and sophomoric bumbling of all the top thinkers and researchers in the movement. Indeed, there is more than one way of looking at things, and so what? Simply to know that officialdom and the attendant media told it very wrong, and caused wrong by so doing, is the only essential point, and I think that the vast majority of us get that.
And so, as we approach ten years, my hopes still trump my fears by a good many miles! Let it be ten years and counting… What are your thoughts?
P.S – Please note the appeal to attend the mass rally to demand a new investigation at Ground Zero on Semtember 11 following this article on our web site, www.911grassroots.org .
JH / July. 30, 2011