It was ten years ago today. We all remember it, for it is an even that has defined the young generation as much as the murder of JFK defined my own, and on this sad day, when so many needlessly lost their lives to the murderous intentions of a few evil men, I find myself, as I found myself on this day ten years ago, welling up with deep emotions, with ambivalences of feelings and thoughts. None of us in this "community" of alternative research are unaffected by it. For me, the events on that day were the culmination of a life-time of watching such events, and of the deep intuitive sense that the real reasons for them ran much deeper than the official stories. It began, for me, as a boy, watching a young president being murdered in Dallas, it continued through Watergate, Iran-Contra, BCCI, the Savings and Loan Scandal, Ruby Ridge, and then the ultimate bell-weathers, Waco and the Oklahoma City Bombing, the tattered edges of the official explanations of which dangle still, unresolved, raising questions about our society and who really controls it, questions that were slammed home with the full force of highjacked airplanes on 9/11, 2001.
At that time, I had just published my first book in this strange world of "alternative research," The Giza Death Star, about the potentials of a very dangerous physics for destruction, a physics relying on electromagnetic interferometry, standing waves of electro-acoustic stress in a medium. At the time, I was also working as the ranking floor manager on the graveyard shift of a large casino in Oklahoma. I had just come home in the morning from my shift, and had gone to bed, and a friend of mine was visiting at the time. We'll call him "Michael." As I lay in bed dozing and struggling to go to sleep, I heard the television faintly in the living room, and then heard him exclaim several times, "Oh my God!" I woke up, put on my bathrobe, and joined him in the living room, watching tv. On the screen, the north tower was already on fire. I asked him what had happened, and he informed me an airplane had run into it.
No sooner were these words out of his mouth, than we watched speechless as another airliner struck the south tower. Neither of us said anything...both of us knew what it meant. Then...the impossible happened...we watched in stunned silence as both towers seemed to unravel like bananas being peeled, as they turned to dust in, what appeared to me, an almost freefall mode.
I remember very well what I did next, as I listened to the news commentators all using the word "Collapse" to describe the event. I was already, I must confess, getting that sickening feeling that the event was being spun, and I stood up, and walked into my bedroom, leaving my friend to his own thoughts. What I had seen, I knew then, was not the signature of a normal "collapse", even by the standards of controlled demolitions. I had just written a book about it.
Two weeks later I received a phone call from a friend, who asked me if what had happened was possibly based on the kind of physics I had written about, and I said yes, but that I didn't want to talk about it. I still find it difficult to do. Fortunately, there was someone out there who saw essentially the same thing, and wasn't buying the various explanations - both official and otherwise - Dr. Judy Wood.
She began to compile all manner of evidence, the kinds of things one doesn't normally hear about in official replays of the "official line" that we're witnessing this week, amid stories of new threats, to remind us all that the "terrorism" game plan is still the playbook. She has been reviled, attacked, excoriated, and mocked by all and sundry in the 9-11 interpretive community, but her version of events will not go away, but I doubt they will be given their due until many years more have passed, for their implications are far-reaching, and one of them is that radical Islamic terrorists are only one level of who was involved. At a much deeper level there is someone lurking, with control of some very sophisticated technology.
None of this, on this day, really matters, for it doesn't erase the hurt those who lost loved ones on this day, feel. To them, our hearts must go out. But let us not turn aside from the effort to get to the bottom of who did it, and how. 9/11 was the act of desperate and evil people, and if there is a shred of truth in any of the alternative scenarios out there, be they the "Truthers's" version of events, or Dr. Wood's broader analysis, we need to know, for the policies of our own government since then have been the result of a version of events that I just do not find to be credible.