9/11 versus Covid: 20 Years of Wandering in the Fog after 9/11 Has Opened the “Gates of Hell”


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It is with a heavy heart that we commemorate the  twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. The attacks were most certainly terror, but the exact nature of that terror has been left intentionally ambiguous ever since.

Those attacks led us into, seduced us into, two decades of unending wars, and massive fraud in a monster created by the merging of government and multinational corporations. Even today, those attacks continue to serve as a justification for a massive increase in military spending in the United States, and around the world.

This new reign of “terror” came at precisely the moment that we should have committed all of our attention, all of our resources and all of our imagination to combat climate change, and to rebuild our shattered society.

The entire concept of “terror” has evolved into a basic pillar of foreign relations, and terror has become also the primary approach to governance in the United States. The scientific method, diplomacy and common goals other than preparing for war, or encouraging trade and finance, have vanished from Washington D.C.

The “War on Terror” became the “rule by terror.” The reason is simple. Ultimately, the war on terror was a war on the truth.

We have not been able to seek out the truth since that fatal day 20 years ago; the scientific method has vanished from governance.

The is plenty of terror in America, ubiquitous, free-floating, undefined terror. Terror is the reason why we see a massive military buildup, the construction of concentration camps for immigrants, and the hype of the COVID-19 bogus virus.

That terror is what makes it possible for educated people to ignore the rule of finance, the corruption of government and the climate catastrophe.

It would be wrong to say that 9/11 was the cause of the collapse that we see today; it was the inflection point. Now, on the 20th anniversary, we have reached a new inflection point.

The COVID-19 terror has been unleashed on us in precisely the same manner as the 9.11 terror. But this time, our intellectuals and opinion leaders have been softened up, our citizens have been dumbed down and we face the real possibility of mass enslavement and mass genocide.

There is only one question for us: will we start to think scientifically about our future, or will we dive even deeper into irrationality and mass psychosis?

We have spent hundreds of billions, trillions, of dollars because of 9/11. Yet we have not started to take even the first step towards resolving the psychological and spiritual terror unleashed by 9/11 within the United States.

The prospect today for renewal in the United States is grim. American intellectuals cannot even discuss the reality of 9/11. The United States has never permitted an international investigation of that horror, or of the terror behind it. The vast majority of Americans act as if those who continue to demand an investigation do not exist.

Now that science is dead, after the collapse of two skyscrapers in less than 10 seconds, all that Americans about with regards to security is their opinion. Republicans have this opinion. Democrats have that opinion. But all those opinions are merely a matter of emotions, associations, or distorted memories.

But our country cannot be run on the basis of opinions. We cannot plan for the future, or evaluate the past, based on opinions. The fundamental issue in policy and in politics must be the search for the truth.

The Book of John gets it right: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

But what exactly does John mean by knowing the truth? John is not suggesting that truth will make us wealthy, or healthy or even that knowing the truth will make us feel good about ourselves. He hints, rather, that at the deepest spiritual level only the truth can free us from the restrictive barriers to our thinking and to our actions that result from denying the truth.

There are plenty of opinions about 9/11, and plenty of flimsy explanations, floating around. Few are scientific, and few explain how 9/11 is tied to the radical fragmentation of our world due to the emergence of new technologies that connect likes with likes around the world.

Tragically, we have used 9/11 as an excuse to lose all our rationality. We have lost all freedom and allowed our emotions to be manipulated by dark forces. We permit our society to be run by technological systems rather than by people.

Imagine you have eaten a spoiled egg. The terrible feeling in the stomach is never going to go away. The idea of vomiting up the egg is repulsive, and that act will be deeply humiliating in the best case. The vomit will cover your clothes, and will spread over the floor. You will have to admit your foolishness.

But if you refuse to vomit that spoiled egg up, if you pretend that you never ate anything, those stomach pains will only get worse. Eventually, you will fall gravely ill and, in time, you will witness the cold face of death.

Similarly, many Americans live comfortable lives and they convince themselves they can just ignore 9.11. That it had nothing to do with them.

The result? Terrorism has taken full control, hidden behind corporate logos and flashy advertisements.

There is no part of our precious Earth that is free from this new terrorism. We must muster the bravery to uncover the global networks that feed terror. Those networks will be found in very inconvenient places.

That true terrorism is invisible. Of course, things called “terrorism” are shown to us on television, often described as random acts by extremists. But terrorism’s true nature, its logic, remains obscured, concealed.

Terrorism is carried out, organized and financed by people who look normal, very ordinary. Experts have tried to convince us that terrorism is a product of the Middle East, or of South Asia. But that clearly was not the case.

When President George W. Bush declared the “War on Terror” after 9/11, it was a stunt for television. He falsely accused Islam of being the source of all evil.

The struggle for a decent and transparent government, in the United States and around the world, has gotten harder since then.

We are engaged in a war unlike anything previously.

We cannot tell exactly what we are fighting against. It has metastasized into COVID19 now. The form, and the method is different, but the terror is the same and its true source remains obscure.


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Emanuel Pastreich served as the president of the Asia Institute, a think tank with offices in Washington DC, Seoul, Tokyo and Hanoi. Pastreich also serves as director general of the Institute for Future Urban Environments. Pastreich declared his candidacy for president of the United States as an independent in February, 2020.

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