Exchange With John Judge On WTC Disaster
Steamshovel editor Kenn Thomas sent a note of concern to conspiracy writer John
Judge after the Pentagon plane crash, and got this response:
"I am ok thanks, I felt the Pentagon blast shake my windows and decided to take
a small trip to the Maryland suburbs until the situation calmed down. It was
heading fast to martial law early on here, and they were clamping the exits. So,
I packed a bag and went to see friends beyond the play zone. Nasty stuff.
The non-response (ground to air missiles -ed) as the Dulles plane flew over the
White House and turned to go into the Pentagon is inexplicable that late in the
scenario unless this was in inside job. I am sure there is a false sponsor ready
to be handed to us.
Now the global corporate/military state will divide the world into "freedom
loving free market people" and "terrorists" (meaning anyone who stands up to the
neoliberal takeover) and act in unison against them with impunity. The
Congressional consensus will be used to bolster Pentagon budgets, create
excessive security measures, limit civil liberties, unleash open CIA
skulduggery, and attack progressive movements here and abroad.
Retaliation militarily is the most likely and the worst possible response to
this, it will escalate it into a permanent war. Rumsfeld told the troops today
to be ready to make many more sacrifices for a while. The fraudulent and failed
missile defense will get funded I am sure.
But no one is asking the most basic question. If this is foreign in origin
(which I think it really is not), then WHY is it happening? It is not happening
in Canada, for instance (another large, relatively wealthy country of
"freedom-loving" people) who also have an international presence and policy. The
rationale for "terrorism" only exists when there is long term injustice and
oppression to a weakened people, and without that these activities would be
isolated without sanction or support anywhere.
The old saying is "If you treat people right, you can leave your door open". No
amount of military retaliation and advanced security measures can do anything
helpful because they discourage the self examnination necessary to begin to act
with justice to the world around us, to end corporate globalism and aggression,
and to stop making 75% of our "aid" to others in the form of weapons, not to
mention training and arming the likes of bin Laden to turn them around on us.
If we stop creating enemies then we don't have to be a fortress state of
frightened people. At some point, the chickens come home to roost.
Sometimes, we bring them."
> The old saying is "If you treat people right, you can leave your door open". No
That used to me true, but no more. No more kampung style.
There are people who are interested in what you have, eg. theives.
You didn't treat them bad, but they want your money anyhow.