I don't have a lot of time to watch this site and contribute, so dori has been the main mod watching. I have time to read and post small items only. This is a Robert Fisk article from 2003 that nails the problem pretty well. He paints America and Britain as the co-conspirators and explains our priorities pretty well.
Indeed, many Americans don't even know what the chilling acronym of the "US Patriot Act" even stands for. "Patriot" is not a reference to patriotism. The name stands for the "United and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act".
This article also states the obvious about America ansd its self interests.http://www.counterpunch.org/gancarski01062003.htl
This America that eats its young and whores out its natural resources while focusing on such comic-book hooey as the "preemption of evil" is not any America to which I feel kinship. The young girls get knocked-up by boys who get trained to kill, one way or another. All of them seemingly locked into unattainable fantasies, into ideas that silicone tits or fiberglass cars can offer any salvation from the drudgery of their daily tasks. They live in some permutation of tense between a bleak present and a future of limitless possibilities, all of which must be underwritten by one corporation or another. Because that's all there is. But they don't think too much about it. Thinking ends up shutting you out of the good things in life -- the emergence of Michael Vick as the next great NFL QB, a sizzling steak at the Outback, a thongy lap-dance on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Better to just chill out and enjoy it, because things are pretty much OK. Those people that make you piss in a jar just to make money to spend on rent and watered-down beer, they'd never screw you over, would they?
Perhaps Americans only pretend to care about 9/11, but are too bored and self indulgent for instant gratification and easy living to really spend the time to research and investigate the truths about what that day really means.
Is there any examples of the pretense to freedoms and security that you have noticed since 9/11 that illustrates how full of shit this era we live in has become? Do you think there is an alternative to the "Patriot Act" and 9/11 memorials that would come out if the official conspiracy story were exposed for the cover up it hides?
What would ground zero memorials say if the truth about who was responsible for allowing 9/11 to happen was revealed? Who would America turn their hatred and revenge on? Knowing how people blame shift situations, like any fundie tries to do, can we expect our leaders to punish fully the perps, or will we just consider it business as usual and go on with our need for greed and war. Is slavery the option to truth that is awaiting us if we get the picture?
Personally, I think that they will never reveal the truth but continue their move towards world slavery of the people. Both sides of the house are in on the take. With the momentum of fear working so well and the perverted distractions of the pathetic masses programmed into their pleasure centers, there seems to be no resistance to authority, only self indulgent gratification at any cost.
Just as long as they keep food fast and plentiful, the price of gas reasonable, the TV going and the game is on, most Americans don't seem to care what happens.