How Building 7 woke me up
by David Hooper
This column is as much a ‘Happening’ review as a movie review. The Happening is the actual debut of the film, occurring in Detroit, Michigan, at the Fillmore entertainment center (for most of its life, the State Theatre) on September 5, 2014. Mr. Hooper, producer and writer/director of the film, has pointed me to an early draft version of Anatomy for review purposes. And… I… am… so… glad… he… did!
Like David, I came to question the official story of the 9/11/2001 attacks several years after they took place. But unlike David, my frustration in not being able to get friends, family, and huckleberries to so much as look at the evidence did not lead to creation of a deeply personal movie as a way around these obstacles. The same may be said for the soon-to-be millions of 9/11 truth activists (and Gandhian Satyagraha activists) around the world. Despite mountains of evidence and persistent strong reasoning from objective reality, our collective batting average in convincing others to look at the evidence has been approximately 0.015… and that’s counting walks as singles.:)
Why Won’t They Look at the Evidence?!
Because they are afraid. Simple as that. It has nothing to do with logic and science, or the gargantuan, absolutely cartoonish holes in the official story. No. People just don’t want to know. One man told me, “Even if what you’re saying is true, I’m not going to believe it!” Which translates, “I have this deep anxiety that truth about the crime of the century—specifically that ‘my country’ had a causal role in it—will destroy ‘my country’ and, with it, me.” After decades of sophisticated mind control by the ruling class, millions of Americans see themselves basically as flag-waving consumer-puppets, mind-pawns who literally can’t function without some Wizard of HDTV pulling the strings.
Thus the average ‘respectable’ middle-class American—meaning those who have a stake in the system, who have been assured by teachers, employers, accountants, attorneys, anchormen, real estate agents, and establishment pols that “all will be well in the garden” so long as they don’t ask too many questions—is going to effin’ freak out when Toto starts wandering over toward the Curtain of Illusion. “Do… not… go… there,” is the hysterical refrain… accompanied by primeval, limbic-system hatred toward any truth-seeking Dorothy who neglects to keep her dog leashed.
Note: From my experience, the deeper you go into ‘the 99%’, meaning into the vast blue collar majority whose lives have been throttled, jobs lost, and who never got within sipping distance of a silver spoon, the more people are inclined to look at the evidence, to be open to the truth and arguments that 9/11 was an inside job. They have nothing to lose. Should the facts reveal that inner sanctums of the Western Oligarchy hatched and performed the horrific attacks, the common man will not be astounded. It merely confirms what he already knows: the 1% are mad dog murderous psychopaths who must be stopped. [Opinion polls corroborate that most people do not believe the official story of 9/11 for a New York minute.]
But as libertarian sensei and humorist Karl Hess once put it: “Everybody’s people.” Even after years inside the Matrix—with 1000s of hours of confinement in government schools and decades of pushing the fools-gold levers of Madison Avenue—most humans, most Americans anyway, still have a feel of their own enormous potential as individuals. They know there’s a set of spark plugs lying around somewhere that belong to them; that they are meant to think and do for themselves as individuals, make their own Bang-Bang free of the sad artificial High Definition Cage of Glitter-Flicker.
Creatively Encouraging People to ‘Look at the Evidence’
That’s what David Hooper does. In his own words:
“Even though, I didn’t know it at the time, work on this film started in February 2011. Back then I was a regular guy trying to live the American dream, with three kids and a wife, who was pregnant with number four!
“It started with an innocent question about 9/11. And that lead to more innocent questions. And after a while, I completely changed my opinion of the official story of that day.
“That was a very hard time in my life. It felt like my world was turned upside down. I couldn’t stop researching. I was unemployed. And I was running out of savings. I tried talking about it, but felt like no one was listening. At the time, my wife didn’t even believe me . . . nor did my friends and family. No matter what I tried, nothing worked.
“So, to preserve my sanity and save my marriage, I began putting this film together. I had no idea any of this would ever happen because I simply made it for my wife, my sister and a couple of dear friends. I made it to speak to them directly, to get them to open their eyes. And it worked, because just about all my friends and family that have seen it have changed their opinion about 9/11, maybe all by the time you read this!
“As time went on, I realized there are millions of people, like me, who’ve had a hard time talking about the truth of 9/11 with people in our lives. As I further understood that and continued getting requests to see the film, it began to evolve into a “bridge” for all us, no matter where we stand on 9/11.
“Mostly, the film is meant to be an effective introduction to the controversies of 9/11 for those of us who still have no idea there are any controversies. If this issue is going to ever get into the spotlight, it’ll need a catalyst and I hope this film can do it.”
And for that, for figuring out that the best way around refusal to see is to tell your own emotional story in vivid imagery, we in the 9/11 truth movement and the broader global Satyagraha are totally in Mr. Hooper’s debt.
A Brief Review of the Pre-Release Video
Note that the version I have seen, and what has been seen and commented upon by others, is what was prereleased in the spring of 2014. I’m told by David that It lacks many of the higher production-value bells and whistles that we’ll see in the launch version. And some of the content has been reinvigorated. Nonetheless, one assumed-to-be-common thread that strikes me is the energetic and Dragnet-style pace of the video: “just the facts, mam, so pay attention.” Hooper is not easily distracted: he’s like a bright kid who likes to play in the yard, but when he sees a butterfly emerging from a cocoon turns it into a science project.
It wasn’t until 2011 that Dave decided to do a modified limited hangout regarding the World Trade Center destruction. He discovered that WTC Building 7 had also come down in a manner that Dan Rather stated resembled a controlled demolition. Without having been struck by a plane. Further, the original 9/11 Commission Report had not mentioned WTC7 even in passing. This seemed very strange. It also just seemed wrong, very wrong, that the government had persistently ignored requests from surviving family members to conduct a true forensic investigation of what happened to the New York high-rises.
At this point, Dave was hooked, there was no turning back, like Alice in Wonderland, he was going to see this multidirectional adventure through to the end. He mainly describes the various evidence of controlled demolition for WTC7… let me be more specific:
- Free fall speed
- Symmetrical collapse
- Molten steel
- Neat rubble piles
- High-tech US military-grade thermite
… and half a dozen more, each of them thoroughly documented and supported by experts. He then recounts the blatant denials and lies of government ‘investigation’ officials such as the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) who go so far as to claim nobody (including several government agencies and hundreds of employees) even witnessed molten metal. Well, that pretty much made it a slam dunk that the official story was toast—further that the highest powers in government and corporate media were participating in a desperate coverup.
… not to mention a futile one.
As the Buddhist saying goes: “Three things cannot remain long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” With 9/11 and Satyagraha, the people will not be denied. We shall enter the New Paradigm of human society—peace, freedom, and abundance—riding high on the message that ‘our beliefs will be determined by knowledge rather than our knowledge determined by beliefs.’ Dave Hooper’s positive journey of discovery, shared successfully with his wife and friends and soon to be thousands and millions of others, is the unique personal touch that makes this film so vital to Satyagraha 9/11. He’s walked the walk and shows the rest of us how to gracefully lead others to look at the evidence; the world will never be the same. This is entertainment of the most intelligent, humane kind.
Relish the opportunity if you have it to attend the grand opening, the official launch of Anatomy of a Great Deception. A few of us on the Edge City of the movement were fortunate to buy our tickets through Indiegogo, which sadly is no longer active. But what you get for the purchase is a bargain at many times the price. If you are unable to attend yourself, share with your huckleberries, with your friends and Friends on Facebook. Also, buy the film and distribute widely. This is the ideal movie to hand to a huckleberry or to a loved one who just can’t let go of the Old World where Walter Cronkite, CBS, and the New York Times were demigods that walked among us… in Pleasantville. 🙂
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… which also features entertainment from:
and the illustrious Jeffrey Woodward.
Finally—fanfare—Mr. Richard Gage, heroic founder and director of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will also address the attendees. Let’s make this a night to remember. Let’s make this a night that leads to the imminent end of the lies about 9/11 and a bringing to justice of the Cabal of psychopaths who were so arrogant to think they could kill 3,000+ Americans and nobody would ask questions. Justice shall be done.
And there’s nothing like a good party to get things going!
 Gandhi argued that the global truth force or movement, which he called Satyagraha, was the spiritual requirement for overcoming the epic evils of misplaced power, that such power could not withstand the constant, nonviolent, grassroots assertion of humane truth. Ironically, he is supposed to have uttered this deep insight on 9/11/1901.
 Dave is a fellow Detroiter who has lived in the city and around it his whole life. I believe his origins and his work and play in the Detroit community add a special poignance to his creation: The Motor City, perhaps more than any other, symbolizes the American Dream: its humble blue collar appeal, its multiethnicity, and the aspirations of all of us to rise beyond our bootstraps and make something of our lives. With hard work and devotion to family, to country, and to whatever god(s) we hold dear. Real Detroiters, like real Americans, ask nothing of our public officials, no handouts, no bailouts: we only want them to work honestly, without favoritism or excess, and to accord us the simple truth of things.
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Very interesting but what would the motive have been for an “Inside Job”.
David Hooper left it open without comment.
Excellent review. I just finished watching this for the first time 10 minutes ago. What a tour-de-force of facts and expert testimony, well made and delivered in a sincere way.
It’s not easy having ventured down the rabbit hole. It seems no-one wants to believe the truth. This video will certainly make that a little less difficult, thanks to David Hooper.
Well written, Brian! Looking forward to meeting you at the launch party! Yours, Dave