These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ~~~ Thomas Paine, 1776

Why Obama Had To Veto JASTA

There's a new post at my main blog, in which I explain that

there are three very good reasons why JASTA cannot become law, but two of them cannot be discussed in public, lest the discussion jeopardize national security and undermine the war on terror.

Fortunately my readership is so small that my contribution to the discussion doesn't qualify as "public," so I can tell you things that more popular writers are required to avoid.

You can read the whole piece at my main blog.

As always, your comments are invited.

never question nine eleven

I write poetry almost as frequently as we change presidents. No matter how hard we try, we just can't seem to do it more often. Oh well. My newest "effort" is barely half-baked, but it's not likely to get any better. So here goes:

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never question nine eleven

never question nine eleven
paris, nice or seven seven
boston bombing? sandy hook?
crisis actors! please don't look

never question nine eleven
liquid bombs or seven seven
red alerts excite your fears
seven countries in five years!

never question nine eleven
holocaust or seven seven
zip your lip; live long and prosper
said the psychopathic monsters

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Your comments are invited

Freedom, Expression, and Danger: Race, Religion, and Politics

I've just posted a short essay on my main blog.

It's about race, religion, and politics, so it's called "Freedom, Expression, and Danger."

It starts out this way:

In a free country, certain choices are available to all people -- theoretically, at least. In practice, various pressures do limit the choices of many individuals. But the essence of a free country lies in the fact that certain options are legally open to everyone.

and of course it gets worse as it goes along.

You can read the rest here ...

... and, as usual, your comments are invited below:

Accessories After The Fact Go Splat!! Six Pathetic 9/11 Coverup Fails of 2016

As expected, 2016's "commemoration" of 9/11 included a barrage of failed propaganda from various accessories after the fact, all desperately trying to prop up their favorite indefensible fiction.

I've started a series on my main blog, celebrating six of the most pathetic propaganda fails of the weekend.

The table of contents:
Accessories After The Fact Go Splat!! Six Pathetic 9/11 Coverup Fails of 2016

Links to individual posts:

For writing as if the official story were obviously true, for readers who know better, and getting called on it, repeatedly:
Pathetic Fail #6: Robert Bridge and RT

For claiming to "disprove" all the major conspiracy theories, but proving nothing except how weak the official story really is:
Pathetic Fail #5: Jack Holmes and Esquire

For trying to explain the longevity of the 9/11 Truth Movement without even considering the possibility that the official story might be false, while describing evidence indicating that it cannot be true:
Pathetic Fail #4: Matt Kwong and the CBC

For trying to prevent an independent researcher from speaking in a public space:
Pathetic Fail #3: Sam Kestenbaum, Naomi Dann, and the Forward

For telling the world how and why Facebook misled its users about 9/11:
Pathetic Fail #2: Abby Ohlheiser, the Washington Post, and Facebook

It wasn't all pathetic:
Interlude: Three Encouraging Successes

There's more to come, and I will link to future posts as they come online.

As always, your comments are invited.

The Facts Of 9/11 Must Be Suppressed

For the first time in over two years, there's a new post at my main blog.

Here's an excerpt:

(1) The official story of 9/11 has been used to justify drastic military actions by the United States and its allies, actions which have brought death, destruction, and chaos to Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, and many other countries.

(2) The same story has also been used to justify drastic changes in domestic policy, in the United States and in much of the world. These changes have resulted in the persecution, incarceration, torture, and death of many innocent people, not to mention the erosion of civil rights and the perversion of the democratic process in every nation that once enjoyed such things.

(3) If it were widely and clearly understood that the official story of 9/11 is not only obviously false but a carefully crafted fiction, the military actions described above would be seen as unjustified acts of mass murder, war crimes and crimes against humanity; the policy changes would be seen as acts of treason; the people responsible for these actions might be in danger of accountability; and the new policies themselves might even be in danger of reversal, in which case the people who benefit from these policies might need to find a new way to feed at the public trough.

(4) If the official story were true, the facts of 9/11 would support it, and independent research would confirm it. Therefore the facts would be widely publicized and independent researchers would be encouraged. But none of this is happening, and that's because the facts of 9/11 undermine the official story, and the independent researchers destroy it.

(5) Therefore the facts and the independent researchers must both be suppressed. Otherwise the new policies would be in danger, the people who implemented them would be in danger, the people who profit from them would be slightly inconvenienced, and the perpetrators of 9/11 might actually be brought to justice.

You can read the rest here.

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