Sunday, September 11, 2011

"In the long run, as Milton once wrote, the winning side tends to be the one whose weapon is the truth.. As long as the alternate sources are there, the widespread recurrance of censorship and lies in the major media must be taken as a sign of the establishment's weakness, not its strength.

"It will be important to monitor whether the Internet remains free, both economically and politically. I believe that if it does, the American republic will be secure, despite challenges from above. Thus internet freedom is like a canary in the caverns of our modern mass society. It was indeed ominous when in December 2004 former CIA director George Tenet proclaimed: 'Access to networks like the World Wide Web might need to be limited to those who can show they can take security seriously.' That a former CIA director was proposing that the United States adopt the restrictive Web policies of China and Myanmar was barely mentioned in the mainstream U.S. press. But it was soon reported in fifteen hundred sources on Google, including sources in French, German, and Dutch." - Peter Dale Scott, The Road to 9-11, 264-5.

"The legend is your cover story.. the lie that holds together long enough to let you slip away.." - Daniel Hopsicker


  1. oooh Krugman's angry at his coworkers at the Grey Lady. Advice I can humbly pass on: proofread your own column if you want to diss Keller's editing staff (two spelling errors). And I never knew his column was called "The Conscience of a Liberal".. no comment as that revelation tells you how much I check in.. if you don't want to use your limited NYT logins (ie you read the sports) I'll paste it..

    The Years of Shame

    Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

    Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.

    What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

    A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

    The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

    I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

  2. actually Kerik is spelled right.. just the missing H in 'the'.. Keller's minion saying "Get the H out of here"