Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Happy Passover

It was a time when the God of the Universe showed that he cared more about the poor and oppressed than he did about the rich and powerful.

May His kingdom come soon and His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

God Save the People

Sunday, April 13, 2014

List of Peer-reviewed Papers supporting 9/11 Truther Position

I think this would be most of them.

UPDATE:  What I just noticed was the earliest one dates to 2006, which happens to be the year that there was over a 500% increase in funding from the defense department for research at universities and colleges.  Mere coincidence?

Well, actually more like a 470% increase, from 2005 to 2006.

This paper from the Journal of 9/11 Studies provides what is probably a comprehensive list of peer-reviewed papers both for and against the official explanations of the collapses of the WTC buildings.  It includes papers from the Journal of 9/11 Studies claiming that they also are peer-reviewed, which I suggest that one take with a grain of salt...or two, and also from the Journal of Debunking 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, which journal also claims that its papers are peer-reviewed, which I also suggest taking with a couple of grains of salt.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Good Reference Book on Holocaust Denial

There in my public library was Denying History:  Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why do They Say It?, by professional skeptic Michael Shermer and historian Alex Grobman.  It was published in 2000, but from what I can tell, it's still up to date.  Depressing but necessary reading, at least for me.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Holocaust Denier Nicholas Kollerstrom's Auschwitz

From the man that people such as Kevin Barrett and Jim Fetzer look up to:


"Let us hope the schoolchildren visitors are properly taught about the elegant swimming-pool at Auschwitz, built by the inmates who watched the water-polo matches [6]; and were shown paintings from its art class, which still exist; and told about the camp library which had some forty-five thousand volumes for inmates to choose from, plus a range of periodicals; and the six camp orchestras at Auschwitz/Birkenau, its the theatrical performances, including a children's opera, the weekly camp cinema, and even the special brothel established there. Let's hope they are shown postcards written from Auschwitz, some of which still exist, where the postman would collect the mail twice-weekly. Thus the past may not always be quite, as we were told."

Holocaust Denial and 9/11 Truthers

Kevin Ryan wrote what I thought was a very good article, The Holocaust, Mind Control, and 9/11, part of it about the friendship he and his wife developed with a Holocaust survivor, and the other about a rather shadowy character who had been involved in carrying out government mind control experiments and now seems to be trying to infiltrate the 9/11 Truth Movement.   But then in the combox, we get to hear from a 9/11 Truther, Kevin Barrett, who has become a Holocaust denier.  And then while doing a little exploring on the internet I found out that another 9/11 Truther, Jim Fetzer, has also become a Holocaust denier.

Now I wish I could say that both Barrett and Fetzer are not real 9/11 Truthers, and that they just pretend to be.  I'm pretty sure that they occupy the fringe of the 9/11 Truth Movement (when you're in the fringe of the fringe, that can be pretty fringey.)   I know Fetzer, at least for a while, fancied Judy Wood's Directed Energy Weapons hypothesis.  And I heard part of an interview in which Barrett referred to Judy Wood with respect.  So maybe Holocaust Denial only appeals to people who are ready to accept really whacko theories like Wood's.

But what if it appeals to other, "mainstream" 9/11 Truthers, also?  For quite a while now I've just sort of glossed over the many anti-Israel, anti-Zionist comments at 9/11 Blogger, thinking it was just a few of the liberals from the Noam Chomsky camp who were willing to buck his authority, think for themselves, and become 9/11 Truthers.  But what if they start spouting Holocaust Denial?

So when anti-9/11 Truthers paint us with the broad brush of anti-Semitism or Holocaust Denial,  can I honestly say that the overwhelming majority of us are really good, and that it's only a few bad apples that are spoiling it?  To be honest, I don't know.

If  the 9/11 Truth Movement is or becomes merely another tool for anti-Semitism, then I certainly wish to leave it behind.  There are more important Truths that need looking after.

Meanwhile, I think President Eisenhower told us who to suspect for things like 9/11:


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Join the father of 9/11 victim in supporting new WTC7 Investigation

Bob McIlvaine writes:


Dear Friend,
Today is Day 5 of the High-Rise Safety Initiative's Matching Gift Fundraiser.
I just contributed $500 because I believe the High-Rise Safety Initiative represents our best opportunity yet to obtain a real investigation into the events that took my son's life.
Please join me by contributing what you can. Every dollar you give will be matched by two generous donors, doubling the value of your contribution.
Visit HighRiseSafetyNYC.org to learn more and make your contribution. A little bit goes a long way when we are in this together.
In gratitude,
Bob McIlvaine 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 9/11 Joint Congressional Inquiry and 28 Missing Pages: Only the Beginning

If 9/11 Whistleblower  Kevin Ryan is correct, then the recent demand that the 28 missing pages of the  Joint Congressional Inquiry on 9/11 be revealed falls far short of what also needs to be revealed about that Inquiry.