Eighteen years after the most devastating attack on the Western world in peacetime in modern history, we can all see the destructive development against individual liberties that has been unfolding as a consequence: Never-ending wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and later Syria, Libya, and various other countries in the Middle East and Africa; the power of mass surveillance granted to the FBI and NSA through the Patriot Act; the acceleration of the trend towards a Police State with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and police contracts with the military; and the utter humiliation of citizens having their most basic bodily autonomy violated through patdowns by the post-9/11 created Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Looking back on this development, I find it at the very least warranted to reconsider and reflect more deeply on the justification that started it all: the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. As a timely contribution for such reconsideration of the event, conspiracy researcher David Icke published The Trigger: The Lie That Changed the World on its 18th anniversary, at about 875 pages in total. Many may say it’s a waste of time to read up on “conspiracy theories”, but with the numerous anomalies found in such events, which the official narrative ignores or underexaggerates, I consider it worthwhile to investigate perspectives that in fact do try to address these. After all, the term “conspiracy theory” was originally weaponized by the CIA, as outlined in Document 1035-960, to silence those questioning the official story about the assassination of John F. Kennedy by charging that
critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (I) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories.
The legacy of this we can clearly see today with the censorship of anyone criticizing the official story of what happened on 9/11, for instance with YouTube tweaking their search results to prevent “conspiracy theories” from showing up as recommended videos. “If you want to know who controls you,” as Voltaire said,