Questions

Message below came this morning in an email from a friend.

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Care to add to this list or improve the wording? I believe that most citizens would ans YES to all and of course the ans is no to all . I’ll send this to all that I know and probably not get any response from anyone.

Questions

1. Did OBL appear on FBI most wanted list ? / 2. Were there Arabs on airline manifests ? / 3. Were there any bodies recovered from the towers ? (First responders not withstanding) / 4. Were there any funerals for the 2000+ victims? / 5. Were there any funerals for the 265 people on those 4 aircraft? / 6. Were any bodies recovered from any of the 4 alleged crashes? / 7. Were the airport security companies American-owned? / 8. Are there any identifiable witnesses seeing or hearing a passenger aircraft (767) traveling down the Hudson at about 1000 ft that morning? / 9. Are there any identifiable witnesses, 21 min later, of any aircraft flying over NY Harbor at 800 ft?

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— Bruce and Mark

A Valentine . . .

. . . for anyone who visits this site:

All You Need Is Love‘ *

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* Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Sung by the Beatles. Click on the title to hear them sing it.

‘Guess Who I Saw?’

In 2007 I wrote a short “citing” to go with a photo on the website Patriots Question 9/11* with thumbnail bios of and statements by 9/11 “truthers” segmented by occupation. It was a summary explanation of why features of the destruction of WTC2 (the South Tower of the World Trade Center), which are observable in videos of the event, show that the collapse of the skyscraper had to have been done in part with the use of powerful pre-planted explosives.

The 2007 citings have been included in part of a newer, more general website wanttoknow.info. That part, HERE,  shows the identities of and statements by more than a hundred emeritus professors mostly in nontechnical fields (theology, law, psychology etc.). There is some overlap between “Want to Know” and “Patriots Question.”

Over the weekend a friend emailed me a link to the 100-plus-professors page with the remark “Guess who I saw about 20 pics down!” I had completely forgotten about the whole thing.

— Bruce

* The website’s complete name is Military, Intelligence, and Government Patriots Question 9/11.

Book Wars

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.” — Thomas Jefferson  

“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” — George Orwell

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There are certain ways to think about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and death that are acceptable to mainstream newspapers, TV, radio, movies, magazines, opinion periodicals, book publishers, book distributors, and booksellers. These tend to be the ways acceptable to the populace in an increasingly manipulated, regimented, propagandized and spied-upon permanent-warfare state.

Try to find a copy of William F. Pepper’s comprehensive The Plot to Kill King: The Truth Behind the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. (2016) in a public library in central or western Massachusetts (CWMARS). None exists.

One may find Pepper’s two previous books: Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King (1995) and An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King (2003) — four and eight copies, respectively, in the region’s public libraries.

By contrast, at least 13 of the region’s libraries already have a copy of Killing King: Racial Terrorists, James Earl Ray, and the Plot to Assassinate Martin Luther King Jr., by Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock (2018), seemingly designed to appear around the 50th anniversary of King’s murder last April.

From the dust jacket of Killing King: Wexler “has long been considered one of the top investigative researchers on domestic terrorism and radical religious activities … lives and teaches in New Jersey, where he won the prestigious James Madison Teaching Fellowship in 2010.” Hancock “is considered one the top investigative researchers on [sic] the areas of intelligence and national security. Hancock’s books have received praise from former House Select Committee on Investigations staff members and the former Joint Historian for the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency.” Each is a previously published author.

Pepper* is a lawyer and a dogged investigator. In 1999, representing the King family, he got a Memphis jury to exonerate the small-time professional criminal James Earl Ray of guilt in King’s assassination, posthumously, finding involvement in it by governmental agencies. I found Pepper’s The Plot to Kill King, which builds on his previous work on the subject, first rate and compelling.

In late March 2018 The Washington Post featured Pepper in a Page One story, breaking with the rest of the establishment media on King’s murder. It probably helped that Washington is a majority black city where many of all colors in the federal government had long given up on the government/media coverup.

Pepper** is the real goods. But try to find a copy of his latest book in a bookstore or library. To me, Wexler and Hancock seem to be state historians, hacks. In the United States an author whose work conflicts with the wishes of the shadow powers who run things may get something published, somewhere, but getting it reviewed or read is another matter.

— Mark

* He is also a “truther” on the mass murder and destruction of Sept. 11, 2001. And since 2012 he has been contesting the conviction of Sirhan Sirhan for the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, 1968, contending that a second gunman killed Kennedy at a Los Angeles hotel that evening. Pepper is 81 years old.

** Pepper is one of 66 signers of a joint appeal announced this long weekend by the Kennedy and King families for new investigations into the assassinations of President Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sen. Robert Kennedy.

‘We Need All of You’

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lived from Jan. 15, 1929, to April 4, 1968. The quote above is from a speech he gave in Memphis on behalf of striking black sanitation workers the night before he was killed.

Here are some others:

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.”

A Talk

Last night’s speaker on “Constitutional Insights,” James Arpante, ranged widely — as did a few attendees at the hour-long Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum event. He quoted from pocket-sized copies of the Constitution provided for free by U.S. Rep. Richard Neal* for everyone there.

When Mr. Arpante said “Congress can add to your rights, but it cannot take away your Constitutional rights,” someone asked how Congress could pass the USA Patriot Act** of  2001 then signed into law by President George W. Bush abridging the First, Fourth and Fifth amendments,among other changes. His reply was brief and my notes don’t say what it was, but I’ll try to get clarification.

One of the handouts was a six-page “Constitution Day Bibliography” of nearly a hundred titles available at Berkshire Community College’s Jonathan Edwards Library plus the names of a dozen related data bases.

— Mark

* One of five Massachusetts’ ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “Yea” to approve HR 3162, the USA PATRIOT Act, on Oct. 24, 2001.

** Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism

U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution will be front and center tomorrow evening, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at 7 at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library*.

“You’ll be amazed at the foresight of our forefathers,” the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum say in an email about the event, “Constitutional Insights.” See announcement HERE.

James Arpante, adjunct professor of government, history, and business at Berkshire Community College, is the featured speaker and will lead discussion about the Constitution, its historical significance and why it matters so much today.

The presentation and discussion tomorrow night present an opportunity to be brought up to date on the U.S. Constitution and how much of it is still in effect.

Among the consequences of the mass murder and mayhem of Sept. 11, 2001, most of it at the World Trade Center in New York City, was the stripping away of U.S. citizens’ liberties by the USA PATRIOT Act** passed by a nearly unanimous United States Congress and signed into law by President George Walker Bush on Oct. 26, 2001.

Last year, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry successfully petitioned the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York to empanel a Special Grand Jury to examine evidence the Committee assembled pertinent to as-yet unprosecuted federal crimes in connection with the murder and destruction at the World Trade Center.

On its website, the Committee has posted a list of more than a dozen “Consequences of 9/11,” including loss of civil liberties under the USA PATRIOT Act; bulk data collection in a “surveillance state,” failure of government to uphold the United States Constitution, immunity of high-level officials from war crimes, and a constant fear campaign.  See the list HERE.

Does the Committee’s work have anything to do with reality? The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, and the New York Post think not. Either that or those four newspapers based within blocks of the World Trade Center are not free to express any interest by reporting on it.

Mr. Arpante or some attendees tomorrow night may have something to say about what has been called our post-Constitutional era.

— Bruce Riblet Henry and Mark Channing Miller

* Located at 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, MA.

** The Act’s acronym stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism.

Amherst

I died for beauty, but was scarce / Adjusted in the tomb, / When one who died for truth was lain / In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed? / “For beauty,” I replied. / “And I for truth, – themself are one; / We brethren are,” he said.

And so, as kinsmen, met a night, / We talked between the rooms, / until the moss had reached our lips, / And covered up our names.

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The above is from Emily Dickinson of Amherst (1830 – 1886), and also from a 2019 calendar. Amherst is, among other things, a town Bruce and I walked through part of* on Route 9 last May on our mostly-pedestrian way from Provincetown to the New York State line at Hancock wearing four “9/11 TRUTH” signs. (For pix of us, look around in http://boston911truth.org/.)

Warm under a Pittsfield roof as it snows outside some 17 years and four months after the mass murder and mayhem of September 2001 that transformed much of the world and goes on murdering every day yet whose perpetrators have never been prosecuted for their federal crimes — it occurs to me that a poem, HERE, that John Keats (1795 – 1821) wrote near the end of his life may have inspired the belle of Amherst to write hers.

Thanks to Steve, Osneyda, Emily, John, Joel, Ed, Paul, Tom, David, Mick, Bruce, Kevin, Al, Chris, and the Pelham or Belchertown road angel, among others, for all your help.

— Mark

* We got a considerable lift from a road angel in a small beat-up Toyota (guessing) who knows who she is and may even be reading this if she follows the blog. We were leaning against a split-rail fence forlornly waiting for a taxi that wasn’t likely to ever come, when she appeared. She did some research online for the best place to have us spend the night and, based on that and her own experience, deposited us there. After having the desk clerk take a photo or two of the three of us on her cellphone, she was off, perhaps back to Pelham or Holyoke or Chicopee.

Happy Epiphany!

A child is born.

Why?

Because its parents got together in a certain way and, nine months later, biologically it’s what happens sometimes.

Is that what it’s all about? In the United States of America? Really?

Keep your nose clean … play your cards right, and YOU … you can …

What?

That scenario could play out two thousand years ago. Or 2019 years ago. But here …

… here, in this country, in the United States of America, which we, helped along by Norman Rockwell’s pictures* were brought up to believe was a democratic republic, with liberty and justice for all?

Think about it.

— Mark

* Especially vivid in the minds of people in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and vicinity

Exhibit Ends Soon

Another event related to the murderous terror of Sept. 11, 2001, left out of our attempt at a 2018 summary a couple of days ago:

The multiple-artist show at The Met Breuer in Manhattan entitled “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy.” For links to eight reviews, click HERE.

Warning #1: The last day for the exhibition is this coming Sunday, Jan. 6, so if you can’t go yourself, tip off a friend who can.

Warning #2: Just reading the reviews was unsettling for this correspondent, who has not seen it. Actually seeing it may be more so. The exhibition was meant to be unsettling.

The Met Breuer, located at 945 Madison Ave., where the Whitney Museum of American Art used to be, has been a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2016.

— Mark