Some Context

Because things have seemed quiet lately regarding 9/11 truth and Anthrax-attacks truth, before considering anything further about them it’s worth considering what has not been so quiet.

There’s a new Administration in Washington and a new Congress — the 45th and the 117th, respectively.

In the United States alone there has been (a) the huge, complicated hullabaloo regarding the outcome of last November’s presidential election, (b) the Georgia runoff elections on Jan. 5 for two U.S. Senate seats, both won by Democrats, (c) the usually ceremonial counting of Electoral College votes in the Capitol the next day, Jan. 6, (d) then-President Trump’s speech that morning encouraging supporters to march to the Capitol to dispute what he called the stolen election, (e) the “storming” of the Capitol with attendant deaths, injuries, and vandalism, (f) the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris on Jan. 20 to a greatly reduced audience in attendance because of Covid-19 restrictions and with National Guard troops on hand for extra security, (g) nominations and approvals of new Cabinet members, (h) House of Representatives vote impeaching former President Trump, (i) the House vote to strip new U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., of her two committee assignments, and (j) the matter of whether to bother with a Senate trial of the former president for inciting insurrection, and (k) current preparations for the trial.

Not to mention (l) a national economy ravaged by Covid restrictions, (m) the size of the latest stimulus package and who gets what, (n) arguments over the wisdom of it, (o) the questioning and defending of the restrictions, (p) the questioning and defending of the vaccines to quell Covid infections, (q) the accuracy of the toll of deaths attributed to Covid, (r) the rollout of the vaccines with attendant challenges, (s) the new strains reported entering the country, (t) the massive lawsuits by Dominion and Smartmatic against Rudy Giuliani … and, yesterday, (u) the welcome distraction of Super Bowl LV. 

All of that omits state- and local-specific concerns. It omits concerns that are personal, including keeping a roof over one’s head, the electricity and fuel coming, food in the refrigerator, keeping from going crazy from isolation. 

There’s always something.

If the subject of the September 2001 attacks comes up, the plentitude of worthy subjects competing for attention is a big factor in belittling “9/11” and the barely remembered Anthrax followup attacks. 

“Are you still going on about that?” 

“That’s been settled.”

“What’s Nine Eleven?”

“Do you mean Nine-One-One?”

Life goes on. New generations are born. Old generations die. The quiet, persistent, dogged, unfashionable work of “truthers” goes on. More about which tomorrow or the next day, here.

— Mark Channing Miller

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