Our media is dutifully reminding us that it was 19 years ago since the traumatic events of 9/11.
Here in Brussels, we usually have a solemn ceremony every Sept 11th in front of a large twisted metal beam from one of the top floors of the North WTC tower that is called the “9/11 and Article 5 Memorial”. It reminds not only about the strange things that happened to the WTC that day, but also that these events led Europe to join in the “War on Terror” that Pres. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld initiated on that day. I never go to that Memorial : it is situated in the same Commune as where I live, but on the restricted grounds of NATO, where even journalists are no longer welcome, due to that strange SARS-virus everyone is talking about.
To me, a simple General Practitioner in Belgium, this anniversary represents 19 years of media lies. More sadly for me, it also represents 19 years of complicit academic silence.
The urge to write this today comes fresh from arriving back from a large demonstration in Brussels of the performing artists and event sector, who are now in their 7th month of not being able to work due to the fears of spreading the new SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The talking points of our leaders, like Ursula von der Leyen, the UN and WHO has been : “There is no treatment against Covid-19”, and “We will not go back to normal until the virus vanishes or there is a vaccine”.
Major efforts are deployed to contain the spread of the new virus, including a tracking system that seems like the wet-dream of one of those IT-technofascists.
The government, media and academia keep hammering that these measures are necessary, as there is otherwise no way to counter this new virus.
But the people in the street do not believe what their government, media and academics are telling them.
Should we be surprised?
Every 11th of the month I take the day off, in protest against the complacency and complicitness of especially our media, politicians, lawyers and academics to not be curious about what really took place on September 11th,