Narratives

Storytelling is part of life and this activity helps us make sense of the world, teaching us how to handle the hard days. Stories educate, inspire, and build relationships. — Glenice Robinson-Como

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My friend Bruce, with whom I walked across Massachusetts in the spirit of 9/11 truth last spring, is a Unitarian. I’m an Episcopalian. He’s an engineer and a onetime college teacher of math and computer science. I’m a semi-retired journalist (the “semi” because of this blog).

Countless times during the walk from Provincetown to the New York State line, Bruce would tell strangers, “You can’t pulverize concrete,” much less iron and steel. Except, in the case of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and Building 7, “with pre-planted explosives and incendiaries of the kind sometimes described as military-grade.

David Ray Griffin knows this. He’s the author of Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11 (2006) and eight or ten other books about the crime of the century. Bruce lent me his copy of the 2006 Griffin book the last time we got together and had brunch. Griffin’s books are never reviewed in the pages of such hopeless defenders of the executive branch’s 9/11 narratives as the New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media and most of the less-than-mainstream media.

Here’s where the Glenice Robinson-Como quote (up top) comes in. Stories do inspire and help people “through the hard days.” However, when concocted oh-so-carefully by a government bent on instilling fear to wreak havoc around the world, and buttressed by a fearful and compliant media, storytelling becomes part of repression and death.

One reason the truth of the mass murders of that clear September day nearly 18 years ago has taken so long to gain traction is that the executive branch of the U.S. government has divided and conquored — and big business including the military contractors, organized labor, organized religion, and just about everything else that can be organized, has gone along.

That is ending.

The mainstream media are putting themselves out of business with their lies and coverups.

“… No matter what problems we face, God in heaven will show up and show out,” writes Robinson-Como.

As it happens, she was writing, HERE, about a chapter of the Book of Daniel dealing with Daniel’s restoration of sanity to the realm of King Nebuchadnezzar. But her reflexion pertains as well thousands of years after someone wrote that story.

— Mark

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