Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Libertarian Message For 9-11 "Truthers"

I could not have better articulated my thoughts for the 9-11 "Truthers" in the libertarian movement today. Please read all of this article by Jerry Salcido at the Campaign for Liberty.

Philosophy vs. Conspiracy
By Jerry Salcido
View all 9 articles by Jerry Salcido
Published 12/23/09

'Anyone who has worked in support of the liberty movement knows an unfortunate truth: it is all too often associated, rightly or wrongly, with "conspiracy theories" -- those all too often unsubstantiated, speculative viewpoints on various topics such as the assassination of JFK, the attempted assassination of Reagan, 9/11, the role of the Rockefellers and Rothschilds in modern world history, and the current doings of the Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations. The problem is that liberty's enemies are very aware of this association as well and they use it to their advantage. Too often freedom's detractors slander the liberty movement as being filled with conspiracy nuts and other wackos.

But you know what? In this regard, the dissidents have a point.

Now before any of you David-Icke-website-readers throw your latest edition of The Committee of 300 at your computer screen out of frustration, please know that I could care less if you believe that the Queen of England is the head of a vast secret organization hell-bent on making the United States English colonies again; or, that the Illuminati has been working for 300 years to reduce all mankind to slavery; or, that the Rothschilds have surreptitiously started every war since 1850 through their financing of national governments. Obviously, what you choose to believe is your prerogative and your right.

I can even admire many of the conspiracy theorists for their zeal in trying to bring to light corruption and some of the important questions they have raised (Why did Tower 7 fall anyway?) which poke holes in the "official" story. But at the end of the day, those same issues, no matter how entertaining or interesting, only become road blocks in furthering liberty, because no one wants to discuss universal healthcare, TARP, the deficit, or the War on Terror with someone who leads the discussion with "9/11 was an inside job" or "JFK was assassinated because he was going to get rid of the Federal Reserve."

More pragmatically, with regards to the furtherance of liberty, conspiracy theories, more often than not, are irrelevant. Most people are not concerned with whether there is a secret organization or two or three, etc. that controls the world's leaders and aims to bring every nation under a one world government. Most people are, however, concerned with their individual liberties and the governmental measures that result in their loss.'

Read the rest here.

2 comments:

Daryl said...

Amen! I worked closely with many Campaign for Liberty folks in Louisiana that wanted nothing more than to discuss crazy conspiracy theories.

If they want to believe that stuff, good for them. Maybe,based on the plethora of con-theories they believe, they might even get something right here or there. But when it gets in the way of furthering liberty, which it always does, keep it to yourself and your inner group of friends!

They are so concerned that the gov't carried out 9/11 that they fail to combat the liberty eroding policies carried out afterward. They care so much about the Illuminati that they fail to adequately lay out our positions.

W. E. Messamore said...

Yeah- I have friends here and there in the freedom movement who have a lot of questions and suspicions about 9-11 that I don't share. We are going to have to get passed a lot of hang-ups and disagreements that divide and distract us if we plan to effectively mount a national campaign to restrain and then reduce the size, role, and influence of government.

I may have offended or put off a lot of people with this post, but if you are one of those people, please understand that I am only doing what you say you are doing: voicing my deeply held conviction about something that I think is true and that I think others need to hear and know about.

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