Brian’s Column: The Foreword to After 9/11 Truth

The Death Star in Ashes, Humanity Rises

After_911_Truth_Cover_Front_ReducedHow’s that for a subtitle, eh?

Let me tell you that sometimes I wish I had never come on board the 9/11 Truth Team —rather, as millions of supposed patriotic Americans, I accepted the government’s story and not asked questions. For me the truth journey on 9/11 started in 2005, with the viewing of a shoestring-budget DVD entitled Where’s the Plane? It had a simple message: “Nobody has actually produced evidence that a Boeing 757, much less Flight 77, struck the Pentagon on 9/11/2001…” and as much as I balked at that conclusion, I had to agree.

Where’s the Plane led to more questions, then to a site called Center for an Informed America hosted by gadfly question-asker and citizen-researcher Dave McGowan. Dave presented evidence and analysis about the Pentagon, also the World Trade Center and other aspects of the official conspiracy theory of 9/11… that… JUST… DID… NOT… ADD… UP.  From there I discovered David Ray Griffin, the site 9/, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, etc., and I became a veteran advocate by 2008. Continue reading

Book Review: The Light of Alexandria (2005)

The first 1,000 years of science and how it helped to shape Greece, Rome, and the world, by James Maynard. 2005, Lulu, 171 pages

MAYNARDIt’s a real kick for me to review this fine work of art by a new friend of mine in the Free State.  In fact, James is the one who suggested I investigate publishing my own book, New Pilgrim Chronicles, using the independent publisher Lulu.

Although Light reaches a general audience of any educational level, say, beyond junior high school, it’s going to be more appreciated by those of us who went through some college prerequisites.  Back when I was a freshman and when CliffsNotes was young, I recall the Socratic dialogs. Continue reading

Movie Review: High Noon (1952)

Quintessential (and timely) story of moral courage __ 10/10

High NoonHelen (to Harvey): You’re a good-looking
boy: you have big, broad shoulders. But he’s a man. And it takes more than big, broad shoulders to make a man.

Helen: I don’t understand you. No matter what you say. If Kane was my man, I’d never leave him like this. I’d get a gun. I’d fight.
Amy: Why don’t you?
Helen: He is not my man. He’s yours.

Helen: Kane will be a dead man in half an hour and nobody’s going to do anything about it. And when he dies, this town dies too. I can feel it. I am all alone in the world. I have to make a living. So I’m going someplace else. That’s all. Continue reading

Guest Column: New Time, New Life

Waking up through the creative imagination
by Jon Rappoport

sunshine manThere are some people who hear the word CREATE and wake up, as if a new flashing music has begun.

This lone word makes them see something majestic and untamed and astonishing.

They feel the sound of a Niagara approaching.

They suddenly know why they are alive.

It happened to me one day in 1949 when I was 11 years old. I was boarding a bus in upstate New York for a full day’s ride back down into New York City. I was sitting by the window as the bus pulled out of a parking lot, and I opened the first page of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles, a perfect children’s book. Continue reading

Brian’s Column: 9/11 Truth-Letter Closure Campaign, Part 3 of 3

Final Process and Project Notes and the First-Cut Letter Template

Breaking_Free_w_911Continued from Part 2.

Before I get to the actual 9/11 truth letter template I’m going to propose as the central format for the entire project across the Truth Community, let me say a few more words about the preparation and process. This letter template is just that, a template, actually a suggestion to facilitate—by not requiring a lot of heavy lifting as a writer—individual action. Each individual should feel free to deviate from the template based on his own preferences or personal style. The important thing is to get cracking without too much prep time.

Process/Project High-Level

My vision for the project is that each activist/letter (email) writer begins and completes his or her own outreach in the span of two to four weeks. This period includes:

  1. learning about and buying into the project thru the “After 9/11 Truth” columns or my book of the same name.[1]
  2. making groupings or distribution lists of your contacts.
  3. sending the letters (typically emails).
  4. gathering data from the responses to feed the campaign.

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Book Review: The Shape Shifter (2006)

by Tony Hillerman
2006, Harper Collins, 276 pages

ShifterTony Hillerman started writing his series about Navajo tribal policeman-detective Lt. Joe Leaphorn with The Blessing Way in 1970. Later Leaphorn, the “Legendary Lieutenant,” retires and Hillerman replaces him with an equally deeply refreshing character, Officer Jim Chee.

The principal setting for the Leaphorn/Chee crime novels is the Four Corners, a large area of high plains and mountainous terrain encompassing NE Arizona, SE Utah, SW Colorado, and NW N. Mexico.  This area is home to the Navajo reservation, the Hopis, and other American Indian nations.

Over the years, Mr. Hillerman, winner of several awards for mystery writing, has attracted a dedicated following; each new novel appears regularly on the New York Times bestseller list.  The Shape Shifter is no exception.  Continue reading

Movie Review: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Light sci-fi yarn with fine actors all around
but parsecs away from quality of the original _ 5/10

The Day the Earth Stood StillProfessor Barnhardt: There must be alternatives. You must have some technology that could solve our problem.
Klaatu: Your problem is not technology. The problem is you. You lack the will to change.
Professor Barnhardt: Then help us change.
Klaatu: I cannot change your nature. You treat the world as you treat each other.
Professor Barnhardt: But every civilization reaches a crisis point eventually.
Klaatu: Most of them don’t make it.
Professor Barnhardt: Yours did. How?
Klaatu: Our sun was dying. We had to evolve in order to survive.
Professor Barnhardt: So it was only when your world was threatened with destruction that you became what you are now.
Klaatu: Yes.
Professor Barnhardt: Well that’s where we are. You say we’re on the brink of destruction and you’re right. But it’s only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve. This is our moment. Don’t take it from us, we are close to an answer. Continue reading