Democracy Now? My Comments to Amy Goodman about 9/11.
I attended a Code Pink anti-war event in NYC on Sunday. I was meeting Dylan Avery, his Loose Change team and a gentlemen (Kevin) who along with his friend Marc are working on a 9/11 awareness campaign. Marc thought that the Code Pink venue would be a good place to test the water or perhaps hobnob with activists for the purpose of expanding public awareness about the real 9/11 evidence; you know the evidence that, oh, letâ€™s say differs from the official story, to say the least.
Cindy Sheehan was one of the speakers. The entire event, however well meaning, was another useless waste of collective time, money and energy. It was another example of good people with good intentions, an inability to see the real problem and a weak agenda. Their entire effort, if successful, will result in a huge stack of paper with a lot of signatures on it that will be ignored by every target of influence for whom they are intended. Itâ€™s like firing a gun without the bullets. Whatâ€™s the point?
The last speaker was Democracy Nowâ€™s Amy Goodman. She spoke eloquently about the importance of an independent media. She continually commented about being part of the reality based media. Ms. Goodman received thunderous applause from the crowd of people who think that Democracy Now is indeed part of the reality based community. I almost got up and yelled at her to set the record straight but I held my comments until I was able to meet her, again, face to face. As soon as the last speaker finished I headed for Ms. Goodman and I let her know how I felt about her concept of reality. I told her that I was a sentinel for the reality based community and I asked her to use her powerful platform to address the real issue as it relates to the political landscape of this nation which was the huge disconnect between the existing evidence and the official story of 9/11! She commented on how Democracy Now does address the 9/11 issue. I told her that all this Iraq stuff, and most of the stuff that she covers is fluff and means nothing if the 9/11 issue is not addressed the way it should be. I told her that they are addressing all of this as a political issue when in fact it is the issue is criminality, not politics. I let her know that I was not fooled by her claims of being part of the reality based world and I hope you are not fooled either.
A side note about Ms. Goodman: Some time back I met Ms. Goodman at a fund raiser for the well known independent journalist Greg Palast. I prepared packages for both Amy & Greg. I gave them samples of my writing, contact information and a cover letter offering them my cooperation for free. In other words I offered to work for them for free! I also gave them each a Loaded Deck; my informational playing cards created as a retort to the Bush administrations childish and embarrassing Iraqi deck of cards. (The Loaded Deck was the first of its kind with a copyright date only 2 days after the Iraqi cards were announced!). I offered to let Greg use my cards to raise money for his legal fees. The result of my gesture was interesting. I received no calls. My calls to follow up calls (to both Democracy now and Mr. Palast) were ignored and Greg Palast came out with his own deck of cards that were basically a rip off of mine down to the George W. Bush joker card. I called Palast, the artist who created the art for the cards and his office, to discuss the issue of the cards. No call back. No thank you for the idea. Nothing. Just plagiarism from an independent journalist.
It is one thing to be lied to and abused by the criminals who hijacked our democracy but to me it is worse when the people who are trusted good guys savor the spotlight more than they do their claimed mission. Think about it!