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9/11 Sixteen Years Later: Why do Bill Moyers and Robert Parry Accept Miracles?

Sixteen years ago when three buildings in the World Trade Center collapsed neatly into their own footprints, few people considered the possibility that the collapses were due to controlled demolition. Even in the days and weeks afterward, as the horror of the moment subsided, still few questioned or doubted the official story. Gradually however that started to change. And one of the first people who began significantly raising people’s consciousness on the matter is the man giving the talk in the video above.

David Ray Griffin is considered by some to be the father of the 9/11 truth movement. His books include The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration & 9/11 and Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics & Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory. Griffin is a retired professor of religious studies at Claremont School of Theology. The talk he gives in the above video took place six years ago–yet in it he examines a question that remains extremely crucial and relevant today: Why do so many choose to remain willfully blind to the truth about 9/11? And specifically he singles out two people in particular whose blindness on this matter has been quite striking: Bill Moyers and Robert Parry.

Both Moyers and Parry have been viewed, correctly to a large extent, as outspoken adversaries of the power structure in Washington. Both are known for their investigative reporting and both have been perceived as crusading journalists for the truth. Journalists are trained to be skeptics. You would think that reporters of this caliber might at some point have considered it odd that one of the collapsed WTC buildings was never even hit by an airplane and decided to look into it. You would think that they might at least have interviewed an architect, engineer, or physicist who could have explained how the laws of physics apply to steel-framed office buildings. Yes, Moyers probably would not have been allowed to air such a report on his PBS program, but Parry, who operates his own Consortium News website, certainly could have written such a story and published it. But neither ever did.

And not only have Parry and Moyers both failed to look into the truth of what really happened on 9/11, but both have attacked the 9/11 truth movement. And this is the focus of Griffin’s talk. He makes a point–and it’s a valid one–that for Moyers and Parry to accept the official 9/11 story they must believe in “miracles.” For yes, building collapses under the circumstances that were in effect on 9/11 could be nothing short of that.

The issue of why so many people choose willful blindness over truth–not only the truth about 9/11 but the world in general, and the nature of the people running it–is a question I’m actually examining in a new essay I’m writing. I hope to have the essay posted in a day or two. In the meantime, on this anniversary of 9/11, please enjoy Griffin’s talk. If you can spare the hour and thirty-three minutes to watch it all the way through, I think you’ll find it both informative as well as entertaining. But you may want to do so pronto. This is one of those videos that might end up getting removed from YouTube fairly quickly. And as you see when you click the button, there are already restrictions on it.

10 thoughts on “9/11 Sixteen Years Later: Why do Bill Moyers and Robert Parry Accept Miracles?

  1. The only answer I can think of as to why some people refuse to investigate 9/11 is that they are scared of what they might find as the most logical conclusions. It is so scary to some that it becomes the red line that they simply cannot cross.To entertain the thought that your own government was somehow involved with the killing of their own innocent citizens is impossible to contemplate for some.

  2. When the truth is too difficult to accept, too threatening or traumatic to consider or to face, many people choose to remain in a state of denial.

    The official story cannot possibly be the whole truth of the events of Sept. 11, 2001. We will never know the truth. Many unexplained deaths – of those who told a different version of the events that terrible day – have occurred. Will there be some death bed confessions or acknowledgements in the future? Do not hold your breath. Powerful forces at work here.

  3. Yes, SF, people are scared, but this fear of facing terrifying truths has the potential of bringing its own catastrophe on us.

  4. Yes, Larry, threatening and traumatic, but see my comment above to SF. The catastrophes we face in the future may be made worse due to this failure to open our eyes.

  5. I’m sure He does, just being in Noor’s grizzly mode for now, working behind the scenes as he always does.

    The good people of Shem, snoozing on their couches and in their churches won’t wake up until, until … I don’t really know.

    Gottes Muehlen mahlen langsam. (God’s mills grind slowly)

    But, I am Israel, the impostors occupying this sh…y little country everyone could do without, are not.

  6. They may be intelligence operatives. They’ll tell you 99.5% of the truth, but the .5% they leave out or refuse to address intelligently is the most important. This is the main strategy of the intelligence agencies, as far as I can tell. I don’t trust anyone in the media, including the “alternative.” Even many who are considered great “truthtellers,” such as, say, Paul Craig Roberts, will come out with some bizarre thoughts every now and again. Just when you think you’ve found someone who “gets it,” they write something stupid and illogical. It’s par for the course, and I think it’s part of the agenda. It’s all part of the “matrix.” Best to just ignore it all and go out and smell the roses. We can’t do anything about it anyway. They are much more powerful than us, they anticipate every possible response to their maniacal activities, and they have a legion of operatives to create confusion and to ultimately divide and conquer. Best to just ignore it all as much as possible. Orwell’s proles were free.

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