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Question your government…it is your right and your duty

I don’t know if the so called proofs in this video are true or not. That is something else worth discussing. I don’t trust easily and in the case of media, I think that is a good thing. Information can be presented through media as facts and people tend to believe these so called facts without question.

My husband found this video and told me I needed to watch it. I almost didn’t because I thought it was stupid that anyone would think that the United States of America planned 9/11. As I watched the video I wondered…could it have happened like this? Should I blindly trust my government? Some of the points and questions brought up in the video were already on my mind since 9/11. And, a sick feeling came over me as I thought about what the “Government of the people” has done in the past…

Hmmm….Thoughts of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Japanese American internment, the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Weapons of mass destruction, Human rights in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq as well as many others came to mind. Should we take explanations by our government or any government at face value? I don’t think so.

I do think this video is interesting and that one of the points it makes is clearly true.

In a Democracy the Government is to answer to it’s people. I don’t think that America today is a true representation of what the Founding Fathers had in mind. Americans are led so easily and blindly by the Government of the United States. I only hope that Americans will wake up and start demanding answers from this Government. Americans must question their Government at all costs because it is their right and it is their duty.

Americans need to take back their country from those that would do her harm for the glory of power and greed of money. Americans must demand higher standards from those that lead America.

That means Americans must demand higher standards of themselves. We the people who elect our representatives…

That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate, that Governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.

Source: americanrevolution.com

This video made me think. I am still thinking about it. That is a good thing.

I am questioning the events of 9/11 like many people around the world. I think the Government of the United States did a poor, poor job answering those questions. The people that died that day, their loved ones, the American people and people all over the world deserved more than what was finally reluctantly agreed to by the Bush Administration. I don’t think that the 9/11 investigation answered all the questions. Do you?

What bothers me the most is that George W. Bush was so reluctant to have an investigation into 9/11. Why??? My first reaction was…what is he hiding?

People died and we, the people of this country (actually, the world), are entitled to know what happened. Right? Not only did the happens of 9/11 change America, this horrible day changed the course of history for the entire world.

Americans are not living on a little island that is disconnected from the rest of the world. Americans are responsible for our actions in the world and influence upon the world. It is a huge responsibility.

During the Presidential elections with Bush and Gore, my French husband knew more about and was more interested in the elections than I, the American. I asked him why he cared so much about the American elections when he is French. His answer made me see beyond my little world in Dayton, Ohio, US of A. He told me that the President of the United States of America was the most powerful man in the world. What he does in office will have a consequence upon the entire world including France. Looking back to this conversation some years later…the proof of my husbands words are easy to see. It is easy to see the influence George Bush has had all across the world, including France. Was it all worth it?

Don’t kid yourself by thinking that the U.S. government is the Freedom Fighter for the world. Nope. The U.S. is acting in it’s own behalf. Controling the world is not an easy job. But, someone has to do it??? I don’t know. I am just questioning. Too bad there never seem to be any real answers coming from the Bush Administration.

Americans should take their responsibity in and to this world more seriously. Demand answers. I, for one, would like to know why Americans were more upset over Clinton getting a blow job (private life, no deaths) than Bush lying about weapons of mass destruction (deaths) or Katrina (more deaths)? This scares me…Really, it does.

Whether or not the “facts” presented in this video are indeed facts, it is important enough to watch and to question.

Watch the video and think about it!

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  • kim March 9, 2006, 1:41 pm

    Hey there!
    I will send this link to my frenchie because he will find it so interesting, we have many discussions about this very topic and I will look at the video right now!

    Don’t you find it utterly amazing that your husband and other europeans know much more about our gov’t than we ourselves do, I have lately began to wonder, if we are purposefely kept ignorant about those things, because then we are more easily controlled??
    I often wondered why I was so clueless, but just chalked it up to bad memory about things that were boring to me, or whatever, but now when I look at what kids are learning in school, I notice, they really are not knowing the fundamentals.
    Well I guess it could be also where are priorities are as americans too…If you think about what normal conversation at a dinner party or with friends, its all personal stuff, politics are taboo for us, politics and religion..But in France, they are the subjects to talk about and debate, so I hear. hmmm..
    You will have me thinking and asking this question to my clients to get their opinions! I think its time we start avoiding the subject of politics in USA and start figuring out how to make our gov’t work for us. I’ve never been so ashamed of our gov’t in my life, and I know that my parents would say the same thing! You are very lucky to be where you are now, things don’t look so great here!
    take care!
    kim

  • Julie March 9, 2006, 2:39 pm

    I totally agree. The U.S. is controlled. I believed when the towers came down that Bush was behind it, and the CIA. In Afganistan they were saying that the CIA was behind it.

    I don’t watch TV. I read things like, The New American (warning – its a very conservative magazine, John Birch Society, etc.) There is also a book, JFK Conspiracy of Silence. The man who wrote it was a surgeon who tried to save JFK’s life after he was killed when they rushed him to the hospital. He saw and knew that JFK was not shot from where they say he was shot. He got threats that he’s better keep quiet. It was a very scary book. I believe it. My sister’s got the book right now, otherwise I’d grab it to see who the author was again. Some guy in Texas. Its really interesting.

    In school, I went to a private one, they taught us not to trust the government. Most people think my little town is nuts. But we definitley don’t let people pull crap on us. We think. And that’s just about the most important thing you can learn to do.

    Another crazy thing we believe is that Cancer is caused by bomb fallout. A Senator in the 50’s (I’m not sure if it was 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s) I think his name was Kefauver, questioned this. And they got really mad at him. But it makes sense. The terrible thing about fallout is that no one can escape it. Not even the scientists who invented the bomb. Its goes where the wind blows. And comes down when the wind does.

    I’d better stop now because I could go on forever. Almost my whole town goes on forever about this;-) It starts to annoy after awhile. Every time we have guests my Dad talks about how bad the government is. LOL

  • Thomas March 9, 2006, 3:35 pm

    Well I don’t know what is right and what is false here, but I am amused that you mentioned clinton… I am always asking Kim why clinton had to go on tv for national excuses for what a would consider a private matter, but Bush doesnt do the same, when it comes to Katrina, or the fact there are no weapons of mass destruction or any other scandall that are public matters.

    But well I guess that in a puritan America, where a nipple on tv is more shocking than iraqi kids full of blood, I guess Clinton’s affair is the most outrageous thing ever… I just dont get it

  • Pumpkin Pie March 9, 2006, 4:40 pm

    Well, I am American and I never got it either. I asked what was so important about the Clinton affair even before I knew my husband. I never got it. It was a private matter and frankly I never saw what it had to do with him being President. The fact that he lied…of course he would lie about what happened…he was married with a daughter and President of the United States answering questions about his personal sexual life. I don’t know many people that wouldn’t have lied in his place. He was only accountable to his wife in this matter. His wife should have had him on the stand. Not the American people. I think it goes to far when we are getting into the Presidents very bed.

  • Pumpkin Pie March 9, 2006, 4:45 pm

    Julie,
    It is always best to question. In my opinion.

    Kim,
    The funny thing is Americans don’t like to talk about politics in person or in public, but there are ALOT of political blogs by Americans out there. Kinda ironic isn’t it?

  • D March 9, 2006, 6:51 pm

    I only watched the first 5 minutes. I want to wait until my husband comes home from work and watch the rest with him. I would really hate to think that the US government had anything to do with that. Just the thought of it makes me sick.

  • samantha March 9, 2006, 10:27 pm

    Fab and I just watched this but had some trouble with the daily motion link…it kept stopping and starting. Here’s a link from google video if anyone else is having the same problem: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2023320890224991194

    I’m not sure what I think about all of this, or maybe it’s just that I’m having such a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that any government would do that to its own people. Plus, look at all the Micheal Moore movies – you can take pretty much any piece of information or video clip and spin it to make it seem how you want it to seem…

  • W. Shedd March 9, 2006, 11:17 pm

    I am sorry – but you people are nuts. I mean, if you want to play around with the idea of a conspiracy, that is one thing – but to start believing it is quite another.

    First, Bin Laden and Al Qaeda have claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. So unless you think he was working for the CIA, so that the US could have an excuse to spend trillions on war in Iraq and Afghanistan – none of these screwball theories work. It is not profitable, it is a drag on the US economy, and there would be no logical or sensible reason to initiate this path. If the US government actually BENEFITED from the attacks, that would be one thing. But there is none of that. In fact, French authors have benefitted more than the US, from these attacks.

    You would need to have every air traffic controller in the country in on the attack … all the personnel on those airplanes (which were registered commercial flights) … all the passengers … the list goes on and on for people who would have to be in on the conspiracy. Plus, there are video tapes of the people who actually did the hijacking and attack.

    Most all of the points made in this video are so totally bogus, as to be laughable. It is manufactured data, images with no scale, no documented schematics of the engineering details. The most laughable is trying to compare the impact of the plane on the Pentagon (hardened concrete building) to the WTC (glass and metal curtain wall construction – very light).

    After having lived in German for 6 years, and made multiple visit to Russia – I actually find that Europeans know very very little about the US or our government. It is shocking, because they are so quick to accuse Americans of how little they know of Europe. The only thing more amazing than that is the group of people here, who appear to know even less.

  • W. Shedd March 10, 2006, 2:26 am
  • Pumpkin Pie March 10, 2006, 7:13 am

    W. Shedd-
    I made this point at the beginning of my post
    “I don’t know if the so called proofs in this video are true or not. That is something else worth discussing. I don’t trust easily and in the case of media, I think that is a good thing. Information can be presented through media as facts and people tend to believe these so called facts without question.”
    And, then this point at the end.
    “Whether or not the “facts” presented in this video are indeed facts, it is important enough to watch and to question.”
    My whole point in doing this post was that it is easy to watch something and believe it and perhaps no matter what you are watching you should question it! I don’t think it is a good idea to follow the media and Government blindly. That is what my post was about. The video made me think…and like I said..I questioned some of the things before…like finding a paper passport on the streets that was one of the highjackers from one of the airplanes that hit the towers. Hmmmm…I don’t know about that. I think the Government lies to us so that we follow like good sheep. It has been proven time and again that GW Bush lies about just about everything and he still has followers.

    For me that is completely crazy! Much more crazy than this video.

    As far as the war goes…it was a nice in to Iraq for Bush but I think that has been covered already a couple years ago. The Vice President worked for a major oil company in the past…well, we all know the rest.

    BTW, instead of fighting communism we are now fighting muslims. Isn’t the war in Iraq strategic?

    Another thing…why is this administration so unwilling to give out information or allow stardard investigations? That is questionable. Don’t these guys realize that they are public servants…employees of the American people. Not more.

    Samantha,
    Again, I never said I believed this video but that it made me think. I agree that it is easy to twist things and that is part of the point of my post. I just thought the video was interesting and that the main point they were making was important. Not to blindly believe and follow your Government and to question. The final point of the video is that we are the leaders of America…the people. And, we need to be more active in leading.

  • Pumpkin March 10, 2006, 7:29 am

    W. Shedd,
    I reread your comment and even if you don’t agree with what someone is saying…that doesn’t mean they are stupid or crazy.
    I think all of the comments here were comments about questioning the Government and not really saying that the video was true or not.
    You need to reread my post and reread the comments here.

  • peepfrench March 10, 2006, 2:31 pm

    Pumpkin – I believe this is your best “thought provoking” post to date which relays to your readers your own personal concerns about the state of America and how its politics affects the rest of the world. I deeply respect and appreciate all the points touched on, in the article, which do indeed merit further discussion/ contemplation. I agree wholeheartedly that we (people) need to question our world leaders and the media more often than we do; We must learn not to rely on one single source to gather information. You clearly state in the beginning of your post that you cannot prove whether this 911 video is authentic or not, precisely the point of your post.

    We certainly lack intelligent, thinking individuals like yourself in today’s society…people who question, who in turn make us question ourselves (our actions) so that we can find solutions to resolve these problems that plague our world…a world that our children will one day inherit.

    I hope that you’ll continue to make us think.

  • Pumpkin Pie March 10, 2006, 2:37 pm

    Peepfrance-
    I will continue to post about things that bother me…maybe just not every week ;)

    Thank you for your comment.  It really touched me.

  • Richard March 11, 2006, 4:43 am

    The Shedd comments are worth thinking about. I looked at the PS article as my son is a nerd and has a subscription. I am as far as can be from an engineer so I don’t comment, though the building 7 stuff does not seem too strong.

    I’ve heard a lot of people say things like the odds of the towers falling the way they did is remote. Then I read an engineer who stated the odds of the building falling in any single direction were a longshot. I must caution anyone to try and get the other side of the story.

    A problem I had with the video is the music. A story that stands on its own needs no added drama.

    Before y’all start saying we got a Bush partisan, one should question whatever any politician or government spokesman says. President, legislator, bureaucrat, assume they are lying until proven otherwise.

    I abhor Bush and think his war was a lie from day one. Ah, so now you are saying he must be a democrat. Well kids, I’ve had dealings with John Kerry. I was in a meeting with him once during his first senatorial campaign. When he left we all looked at each other and said we’ve been lied to. In the words of Lily Tomlin “No matter how cynical I get, I just can’t keep up.”

    Oh, for you who think it was wrong to persecute Slick Willie for having sport with some dopey chick. Well, that was none of my business until he lied under oath. If you or I perjure ourselves we get to make license plates. Bill got a pass. It is always important to prosecute the crimes of the political class. Every time they get away with something, it separates them from us a little more and transfers just a bit more power.

  • Pumpkin Pie March 11, 2006, 7:48 am

    Richard, I agree with everything you said….even about Clinton…the part that he lied under oath. I just think he shouldn’t have been on the stand and placed in that position to lie about his sexual conduct…However, I am not sure many average Americans would be put on the stand about their sex life either.

    I think lots of fine lines have been passed and too many walls broken in Politics from all sides.

    I don’t like or trust any politican. I told my husband that Kerry wasn’t much better than Bush. So, when elections rolled around I found myself trying to choose the lesser of two evils.

    I wish that we would have a runner for President that loved the people of America and his country more than power and his/her pocket book. I am dreaming…I know.

    Thank you for your comment.
    I questioned things in the tape too. It is just too easy to make things seem so real or true…so factual. I wish people would look at these so called facts and question them as well like you said…”caution anyone to try and get the other side of the story.” People grab onto one story and don’t even bother to look for or listen to another side or dig into the so called facts.

  • carra April 29, 2006, 4:40 pm

    I found this article of yours in your site accidently yesterday. I read the article and the comments, and I watched the film twice. The conspiracy theory sounds quite believable to me, because of economy and financial reasons. US goverment needed an excuse to bomb Afghanistan and go to war with Iraq, because funny as it sounds the war pushes the economy up not down (learned myself by studying history). Yes I do agree if the war goes too long it can bring financial crash, but what was the chance of US loosing in Iraq or Afghanistan? (By the way do you remember who gave Saddam his soft chair?)
    The UK as well was more than happy to join the US in the Iraq war as both countries knew what kind of treaty they are going to get at the end(+before mentioned economical resons). Few hundred (or few thousands) of lifes is nothing to someone like G W Bush or T Blair, it’s not their sons that go to war. The conspiracy in any country is simply a reality of life unfortunately, and didn’t the JFK story teach us something? Did he want to go to war NO, did he die YES, did the US go to war nearly immediately afterwards YES. Is there any questions – yes, but way too many to be answered by anyone. The goverment that we normal citizens of any country of the world choose, is not looking after our interests but their own. I hope I am wrong, but my knowlege of engineering physics (my mother is a civil engineer) tells me otherwise, I never considered this conspiracy idea possible until I saw the film, but some information provided was too strong. I don’t trust the eye witnesses as people see what they want to see, but I do trust science. For the end I admit, I have never in my life been to US, never wanted to, that’s why I have very little knowledge of people’s upbringing and culture, everything I learned came from books so I am trying to avoid cultural subject, I can not say anything about B Clinton’s story at all, I simply don’t understand it, in my eyes it’s only a B-job. My point of view is based on history studies and general knowledge, as a person who comes neither from UK or US I can allow myself sit on the fence and try to look both ways. Now I can go back to my buble and pretend nothing bad happened, live my life as before without thinking about it, because there is no real point – no matter what, no one can answer all those questions.

  • Pumpkin April 30, 2006, 10:10 am

    I don’t know that the things presented in the video as proof are “proof” even if they say they have scientific backing. My point is that people can make you think something is true by showning you “proof” in video form and most don’t question it.
    My biggest concern while writing this post was that the government or people working for the government have done some pretty questionable things in the past. I still think that the whole pre- 9/11 investigation was crap. I think that more should have been done and the Bush shouldn’t have got away with trying to stop the investigation. I really think that man has some things he is hiding. Why else would he have been against it. He is not worried about our national security or safty since he did nothing to stop 9/11 even when reports were given to him and his people stating that something was up before 9/11. He continues to do nothing for the security and safty of the American people or the world. He didn’t protect the people of New Orleans but rather stayed on vacation. In my opinion he should have been kicked out of office and I am in amazement every time I see his face and someone saying he is the President of the United States, my country. However, he is not my President. He is a fraud and I wish that the people of my country would open their eyes to the power that they have. Look at the power that the French people show in the face of their government. The American government is working for the people of the United States and the President is just a public servant. His only job is to serve the people of America. Bush serves his own interest and cares nothing about the American people. I blame him for 9/11 because it is his fault when he failed to do his job and take appropriate measures to insure the safty of the American people when he was informed before 9/11 of a potential attack. He did nothing. Why?
    Thank you for your comment. I do agree that noone can answer the questions in the current environment of lies and cover up but some day if enough people scream out and take action and demand answers from men and women that are working for the people then we will have back the country that I love. Until then my America is a shell of what she was born out of and nothing more than a dream.

  • carra April 30, 2006, 11:12 am

    Pumpkin, maybe I expressed myself wrong, but when I was talking about scientific proofs I didn’t mean the video, I myself applied the engineering physics. And even as goverment admited (I read some kind of defence against the conspiracy believers) that the posibility of the towers collapsing the way they did was very low or near to impossible – then how come on the same day 3 buildings colapse the way that is near to impossible? Sounds weird to me. And another thing, on that against conspiracy site they mentioned something that made me think, firstly they said that the aeroplane that hit pentagon at the time of inpact was more like a melted mass of metal – I can accept that answer, but then one official says that he was picking through the debry ( I am not sure how to spell this word) and carrying body parts with bits of uniform and clothing left on them, if you apply common sense here and a little of physics, you realize that if an aeroplane turned into a mass of melting metal the bodies inside should’ve turned into coal and nothing else, there shouldn’t have been any body parts or uniform elements as they simply should’ve burned in the heat of the melting aeroplane. I wont even talk about the wings and engines of the aeroplane as that hard shell of the Pentagon shoul’ve left them outside. Now one of those facts released by the goverment (not that film) must be a lie because they do not match. Being honest since 9/11 I was trying to forget about it and didn’t pay much interest in it because it is tragedy (I have big problems sleeping after watching programs or reading about such tragic subjects). Now I started picking up bits and pieces of the information released by the US goverment and they do not match. I totally agree with you Pumpkin people of the US and any other country in the world have right to question the goverment because as you said they are supposed to work for us! They are there to protect OUR rights, to protect us from everything and I thought that national security is one of the most important things, but 9/11 and even London’s events (I was supposed to take my husband to a hospital appointment that day in London) prooved that the big and powerful goverments are working harder on attacking other countries than protecting their own. I thing I could continue here but once more I got to go back into my buble. Great post of yours, I think it made some people think. You should be proud of yourself.

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