“Loose Change Final Cut” is a documentary by Alex Jones detailing apparent evidence that the 9/11/01 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon may have been orchestrated by our own government.
Watch it and draw your own conclusions.
Here’s what I think about the possibility that 9/11 is a conspiracy:
It doesn’t matter.
Two reasons why it’s a red herring:
- Whether it’s true or not, there are plenty of known reasons that we should be preparing for difficult times and fighting for freedom.
- It’s more important to be prepared to replace conspiracies, incompetence, and injustice than it is to be fighting against them.
Dealing With The Knowns
We don’t know for sure if the Bush administration perpetrated a vast conspiracy in order to convince the American people to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
We don’t know about all of the back-room deals that happen in high-level settings that directly affect our freedom.
We often don’t know who we can trust in the media and the government.
But what does all that matter?
We do know America is heading rapidly towards bankruptcy. We know we’re swimming in pornography. We know that about 55 million babies have been killed since Roe v. Wade.
We know the 16th and 17th Amendments struck a crippling blow to the checks and balances of our beloved Constitution. We know the federal government has far more power than it was ever intended to have.
We know the executive branch is too powerful and that the judicial branch has begun legislating from the bench.
We know we’re dependent on oil from countries that harbor animosity towards us.
We know our education system is in shambles. We know the average American spends over $1.20 for every dollar that they earn, and that most of us consume more than we produce.
Aren’t the known factors enough to motivate us to prepare and to fight to restore the Republic?
What more do we need to tell us that we face serious trouble? How much more evidence is required to shock us out of our apathy?
Even if 9/11 was a conspiracy, it doesn’t change what you and I should be doing on a daily basis.
I don’t know how many conspiracies have cost us freedom.
But I do know that freedom cannot be perpetuated unless enough citizens have read and deeply understand the principles found in The Federalist Papers, Democracy in America, The 5,000 Year Leap, A Thomas Jefferson Education, Plato’s Republic, Aristotle’s Politics, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Les Miserables, War and Peace, A Tale of Two Cities, The Spirit of Laws, Hobbes’ Leviathan, Locke’s Second Treatise on Government, the writings of Shakespeare, The Wealth of Nations, The Prince, Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents, Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, and hundreds of other classics.
I do know that strong families and communities are the backbone of all free nations and that you and I must do all in our power to build them.
I do know that to maintain a constitutional republic requires that its citizens become constitutional scholars.
I do know that our love of God must be stronger than our love of entertainment.
I know we must spend less than we earn and produce more than we consume.
I know that you and I have individual, unique missions to perform and that the world suffers if we don’t live up to our potential.
I know that the integrity of a nation — or lack thereof — is a direct reflection of the integrity of its individual citizens.
Our duty to live these truths remains regardless of conspiracies.
Preparing For Replacement
Of those who spend their lives investigating and exposing conspiracies and being angered by them, how many of them actually have the depth to replace them with sustainable forms?
Of those who rail against the Federal Reserve, how many have a specific plan to replace it?
Of those who hated George W. Bush or hate Obama, how many have the character and ability to replace them as President?
Awakening to injustice is but the first step toward freedom. Preparing for and being worthy of maintaining freedom is a far more important and arduous process.
Those who hate oppression are a dime a dozen; those who have the knowledge and ability to instill proper forms of liberty are worth their weight in gold.
Whether our current difficulties are the product of conspiracies, evil-doers, apathy, or plain incompetence, the road to freedom remains the same: common citizens living private and public virtue, becoming liberally educated, and instituting proper forms of government, then being vigilant about maintaining them.
The possibility of conspiracies does nothing to change the fundamental nature of freedom and what it takes to maintain it.