Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Do You Want to Overthrow the United States Government?

The following is fictional. It is dialog from an unpublished screenplay, in which a character named "John" researches 9/11 and questions the legitimacy of government. Please see this disclaimer.

If 9/11 doesn't make you withdraw support for the continued existence of the government, what would?

Most people support the official story of 9/11. That's a far cry from believing it. Some actually believe it, I suppose. But those people are simply stupid. For better or worse, half of all people are below average in intelligence. But none of the reasonably intelligent upper half actually believes the official story of 9/11. Not a single one. The details of the narrative range from far-fetched to physically impossible.

Q: Why do people support it?

A: Fear.

If the truth of 9/11 were to become widely acknowledged, it could very easily lead to a Constitutional crises or revolution of some sort. What form it might take is not knowable. A very volatile situation though.

Most people are afraid of revolution in any form. They don't necessarily like what "their" government and "their" media did on 9/11, but even those who are diametrically opposed to the endless war, nonetheless support the concept of continued government as such. I find that unfortunate, for the free market would provide all the same services as government, and would do so cheaper and more efficiently. I agree with a large body of literature which finds central government harmful and unnecessary.

But that is the answer to the human riddle of 9/11 story support. Fear of revolution. That explains why the engineers go along with the absurd gravity collapse theory. That's why so many alternative news outlets play along. They can put 2 and 2 together. If the revolution is to be avoided, the official story of 9/11 must be upheld.

I turn the question around. If you are a 9/11 truther, do you support a revolution?. Do you support the abolishment of the United States? So many truthers say the goal is "a new investigation". I find this laughable. Truthers elaborate: "A new and TRULY INDEPENDENT investigation". I laugh harder. A government is a territorial monopolist of jurisdiction and taxation. Thus government is a corrupt, criminal organization by definition. It is no more capable of investigating its own crimes than any other criminal organization is.

And people know this in their hearts. Yet they fear revolution. They have been so conditioned to equate "government" with "society", they imagine the world flying apart in the absence of an all powerful state running every aspect of their lives.

So people stop short. Somewhere along the line, nearly everyone stops short of the inescapable conclusion, that is that government must be abolished. It cannot be fixed. I would point out that the true founding document of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, makes it quite clear that "it is the right of the people to . . . abolish it".

If 9/11 doesn't make you withdraw support for the continued existence of the government, what would?

So I must confront a very harsh reality about people. People like 9/11. People like the war. Whether they benefit outright, like the defense contractors, or mistakenly BELIEVE they benefit, people like 9/11 and the war because they fear the alternative more. They are conditioned to believe in the goodness of government. They are wrong, but if 9/11 won't convince them, what will? Nothing I can think of.

So I must confront a very harsh reality about myself. I am unlike you. I'm different. What makes me different is that I am physically incapable of experiencing fear. This, owing to some bizarre nerve damage I suffered in 2002. This loss of fear allows me to contemplate the unthinkable, while most cannot. It also involves an escalating pain syndrome that is getting pretty unbearable.

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere. To be on a team. But I do not fit. I fully admit this. I am the different one. I do not belong among people.

2 comments:

Edmund Standing said...

Watch out for the Smith Act:

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

A Mid-Knight in B Block said...

Nice cover, not. Way to attempt to CYA.