Monday, July 11, 2005

You are BANNED

Evidently, some guy named Kos who has a mainstream Democratic site called, Daily Kos, has gotten the gonads to start banning posters who dare question the official view of 9/11 or 7/7. You can read his post explaining his actions here.

And I say, "Good for you, Kos." It's your blog and you don't want any of this crap on there. You go, girl. I might have ONE little suggestion, though. I wouldn't go about banning people because they are not of what you called the "reality based community." See, that term was used by one of Emperor Bush's people to explain that most of us just live in what we think is reality but is really just a construct created by our rulers. Here's the quote, and I'm sure you were aware of it (I pulled this from Buzzflash, but it's originally from NYT, I think):

The aide said that guys like me were ''in what we call the reality-based community,'' which he defined as people who ''believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ''That's not the way the world really works anymore,'' he continued. ''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''

See, that suggests that you and your followers are not only deluded, but, evidently, by using the term, you are PROUDLY deluded. Still, it takes guts to ban a chunk of your readers. Especially since you have advertising on you site and that's how you fund your website. So I will bravely follow your example. From now on:

  • If anyone of you readers post that the three World Trade Center towers all came down in a neat implosion purely from fire, despite the fact that this has never happened in such fires before or since...YOU ARE BANNED
  • Anyone who suggests that the US would not intentionally involve themselves in terrorist activities or supporting terrorist activities in order to further a political agenda...YOU ARE BANNED. By the way, did you see the article by Robin Cook in the Guardian? He says "Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians..." Cook is a former MP and Leader of the House of Parliament who resigned over the British participation in the Iraq war.
  • Anyone who suggests that the US does not intentionally conspire to overthrow governments in places such as, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Cuba, Guatemala, Chile, Iran, Iraq, Nicaragua, Panama, Haiti...well, just anywhere, really, YOU ARE BANNED.
  • Anyone who suggests that there is no way the 7/7 bombings might have been planned and carried out by the British government and that the fact that the exercises, being carried out at that exact moment by a private security firm, simulating bombs going off in those exact locations at almost that exact time was nothing but a coincidence...YOU ARE BANNED. (I link to Rigorous Intuition because the CBC link to this story may not be permanent. They have a partial transcript.)
  • Anyone who suggests that the 2004 elections were squeaky clean models of democratic practice....YOU ARE BANNED.
  • Anyone who suggests that's it's not unusual for people go commit suicide by TWO shots to the head...YOU ARE BANNED.

That's just a partial list. I'm just getting started. Don't MESS WITH ME! I will ban anyone who does any of the above. Well, okay, I don't actually believe in banning...but if you violate these precepts, I shall severely taunt you. And if you continue, I will have no choice but to TAUNT YOU A SECOND TIME. Don't test me on this people.

Oh, and one more thing. If you are interested in the debate over Mike Ruppert and whether or not he has some hidden agenda for his "Peak Oil" ideas, head over to this thread at RI. I'm the Dreams End who is questioning Ruppert's agenda. It gets bogged down a bit, as much of my concerns go unanswered, but it's a good debate. Don't feel a need to post there to support my position just 'cause you like me, but if you have anything to add, please feel free.


Blogger Mr Jones said...

I just surfed in here on the next blog button. I read with interest your blog, particularly the part I'm commenting on here. I even checked out some of the links. Liked the Buzzflash one I did. Man, I'm speaking like Yoda. Anyway, I've got my own little pet conspiracy theory. I'm in no way serious about it but two things (well, actually more than that) have come to bug me. The first is that Osama Bin Laden is taking refuge (it is rumored)in Pakistan. They're supposed to be our ally, but they wouldn't let us cross their borders to continue the war in Afghanistan when Al-Qaeda and the Taliban ran in there. You see, I do believe Al-Qaeda was behind the bombings. I believe the war in Afghanistan was justified. I was convinced we would have a problem with them one day before 9/11. I think it was when they blew up the Buddhsit statues carved into those mountainsides that I said to myself,"That's it,those guys are nuts." Well before than Osama had declared war on America, and it was pretty well known to the world by then that Afghanistan was his hood. So when the towers were hit, he was the first guy to spring to mind. Don't forget his organization had tried before. So when people were speculating about Saddam Hussein and others, I was saying to myself, "No, its that crazy rich Arab guy" (I couldn't remember his name, but I had been reading about him for years). I wasn't surprised at all that he would do such a thing. Maybe a little. As an aside, I'm reminded of how much I'm bothered by conservatives trying to pin the blame for 9/11 on Clinton. Back when he tried to kill Osama by rocketing some of his camps, I seem to recall many conservatives saying he was just trying to draw attention away from the Monica Lewinsky scandal. I bet you could find at least one who said that Osama was no real threat, etc. That aside aside, I'll mention the other little thing bothering me is the way that in this time of war oil companies, Georges family and friends, are making money out of every orifice. You see, the heart of my conspiracy theory is like the old Pearl Harbor theory, where information conscerning the suprise attack was ignored in order to facillitate going to war. I'm not saying the US government had any direct involvment in 9/11. They could have just let it happen. Then they proceed to war. Then they drag the war out and intensify it, by misdirecting the effort into Iraq and letting Osama take refuge in Pakistan. After all they need to keep the bad guy around. All the while oil prices skyrocket, and pockets are lined. That's a simple explanation. If I were a real conspiracy theorist buff I'd research it and stuff, but really its just a thought floating around in my mind. Now, to close with the kookiest comment, I seem to remember that in 1984 (the book) the government of Big Brother was involved in some sort of protracted never ending battle with a distant unknown foreign power of some sort, and this was part of the explanation the government provided for some of the Draconian measures it employed. Of course my recollection could be incorrect, but so could this whole comment.

11:46 PM  
Blogger Ty said...

Hello Mr. Jones.

As you can tell, I've been posting kinda sporadically. Thanks for your comments.

If you want to know about Bin Laden, you should probably research how the CIA trained him and thousands of "mujahadeen" to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. Former British Foreign Minister Robin Cook claims that Al Qaida - "the base" was simply that...the CIA database of "friendly" forces in Afghanistan.

Here's an excerpt from his article about this topic:

"Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden's organisation would turn its attention to the west."

That's as far as Mr. Cook went, but many of us suspect that relationship with the CIA never ended.

Oh, and as for Cook he died rather unexpectedly a month after this article was published. Probably the stress of speaking out against the war and all.

thanks for your comments.

1:20 AM  

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