SINGLE ISSUE ACTIVISM and LEFT OPPORTUNISM
Its History, Dude.
While participating in a 911 Truth street action a couple of years ago I heard a curt, yet memorable, comment from a passerby. Managing to catch the attention of a college student coasting along on a skateboard, I quickly asked, “Want to know the truth about 9/11?”
Dismissing my offer of a copy of Loose Change, he answered, “Its history, Dude” and continued on his way. I had to admit, in his own way, he was right. He saw no current relevance in 9/11. It was a succinct confirmation of something I had long suspected.
The 911 Truth movement is comprised of folks and opinions that span the political spectrum. One would think it has the makings of a successful and cogent mass movement. Dedicated individuals have documented indisputable forensic evidence refuting the government version. Grassroots groups have courageously engaged the public by way of local media and on the street. However, the movement remains marginalized and misunderstood. Years after the event, we are not much nearer to justice and closure for the crimes of 9/11/01 than we are for the lies of the Gulf of Tonkin.
Given the scope and diversity of the movement and its members, it is difficult to make generalizations. A subjective view based on personal experience, however, reveals a preoccupation with “single issue” orientation. Dedicated to a false flag event occurring during the Bush administration, it is held captive to a specific day in history. Arguably, keeping things “single issue”, and nonpartisan, has its merits: It’s about a crime and its resolution. It is about justice for the victims and perpetrators.
In reality, however, people have political and value based motivations for their involvement in the Truth movement. We are concerned about this government crime just as we are concerned about all government crimes, past and present. We are concerned about the world we live in today. 9/11 is only one example of staged terrorism used by the power elite to destroy freedoms and liberties. It is only one example of a rogue government paid off to serve financial interests contradictory to the welfare of its citizenry. It is only one example of government sponsored murder.
It is the quintessential window into the workings of the New World Order. It was the signal event, and pretext, marking the transformation from a republic to a police state. For some, public exposure and criminal charges brought against the secret players behind 9/11 would be an ending. For others, it would only be the beginning to dismantle the Orwellian global empire and restore our Constitution. It is the one test question we pose to politicians. Their response to the idea of reopening an honest investigation will define them as true patriots or as waffling quislings.
9/11 paved the way for two wars in the Middle East and laid the political foundation for a domestic surveillance control grid. It is no coincidence that the ruling elite now have a police state apparatus in place to control anticipated rebellion as they rob and enslave the population. With the connivance of their puppet governments the Anglo-American private banking cartel is in overdrive to consolidate its power.
One thing is certain. Keeping 911 activism single issue oriented also serves the interests of the ruling elite:
The objective of the corporate elites has been to fragment the people’s movement into a vast “do it yourself” mosaic. War and globalization are no longer in the forefront of civil society activism. Activism tends to be piecemeal. There is no integrated anti-globalization anti-war movement. The economic crisis is not seen as having a relationship to the US led war. Dissent has been compartmentalized. Separate “issue oriented” protest movements (e.g. environment, anti-globalization, peace, women’s rights, climate change) are encouraged and generously funded as opposed to a cohesive mass movement. This mosaic was already prevalent in the counter G7 summits and People’s Summits of the 1990s.
It would be folly to assume that the 911 Truth movement is surreptitiously funded by any globalist financial concern for the purpose of control. Logically, it does not wash. However, the working principle of keeping the movement “piecemeal” and not fully integrated into an anti-war, anti-globalist movement can be just as devastating.
De facto complicity
Solely focusing on 9/11 as a crime perpetrated by a Republican administration, not only isolates it from the pertinent issues of the day, but also allows it to be exploited by those that benefit from the left/right paradigm charade. During an almost seamless transition from the Bush administration servile to the banker cartel, to the Obama regime, equally as servile, many in the Truth movement chose to remain “single issue”, and by that, de facto complicit. The wars continue. The Patriot Act continues. The debt-slavery impoverishment of Americans continues.
Within the Truth movement there are proclamations of a general mission to “advance the insight that ending a world in which 9/11-type and other “synthetic” events dictate the agenda, requires the fall of.., secret government and hidden economics”. Some activists, however, noticeably avoid the related hot topics of today. In a time of unprecedented awakening to the New World Order (NWO), there are those who explicitly undermine attempts to place 9/11 outside of the phony left/right paradigm. My former participation in a local Truth group that was dominated by a left-progressive clique disclosed the true danger of single issue activism.
Typically, meetings were structured around a video and discussion solely focusing 9/11. Tangential subjects were barely tolerated. I remember one poor chap being admonished, “We are not here to talk about the Federal Reserve. You should go to other groups for that.” Facilitators were fond of the mantra, “Draw your own conclusions. We’re nonpolitical here.” Needless to say, the meetings remained meagerly attended.
Their style of street activism matched that of the meetings. In the fall of 2008, I was compelled to consider how many people I influenced to vote for so called Hope and Change by honoring the apolitical ideal. At street actions and tabling events I’m sure many people mechanically took a DVD or fact sheet and made more of a connection with ‘evil’ Republicans than with the real issue – a singular “bipartisan”, long-term agenda of incremental fascism.
All activities were noticeably accompanied with aggressive intel gathering on activists and sympathizers ostensibly for a contact list. True to form, the Left elitist penchant for information collection and control was in evidence. Drawing my own conclusions, when my efforts to frame 9/11 within an NWO context, democratize the group, and protect personal information privacy of participants, began to take up as much time and energy as actual activism, decidedly, it was time to give up on these people and move on.
The Left, who naïvely yearn for socialist paradise, can comfort themselves that 9/11 must be the result of “right-wing capitalism”. Single issue orientation allows them no need to think past the comfortable left/right modality. It allows them to demonize conservatives and, at the same time, wear the cosmetic of “non-partisanship”. A long history of false flag events, engineered by global financial elites pulling the strings on both capitalist and socialist governments, becomes moot. In the end, Left gate keeping helps the ruling class to maintain polarization and political impotence among the masses. In addition, socioeconomic structures based on Left ideology are necessarily top-down and elitist. Therefore, collectivists are more keen to portray 9/11 as a singular GOP deed than as a common device to herd a given population into compliance. Like pro TV wrestlers, elitists, and their agents, stay within a predetermined choreography.
Equivalent to Tea Party co-optation and sabotage by Neo-cons, the Left can seize leadership of the Truth movement in like fashion. Soul mates of the eugenicist, war making, fascist elite, left collectivists continually maneuver to posture themselves as the legitimate opposition. Caught between the ever unfolding corporatist agenda of the Obama administration and the burgeoning populism that defies the GOP/Dem dichotomy, the socialist Left will be forced to acknowledge NWO issues. Thus far, the most effective Left co-optation of the genuine Anti-NWO movement is the Zeitgeist Movement. Farsighted left totalitarians have scored a major victory in the propaganda war with Zeitgeist, The Movie (2007). The P.R. film for the Venus Project, a scheme claiming to solve war and poverty with a ‘resource based social system’, Zeitgeist is a factual exposé of 9/11 and the private banking oligarchy.* Along with a bashing of major religions against a thematic backdrop of Gaian-esque reverence for mother earth, the message is clear: Down with the New World Order, long live our New World Order! Making use of the 9/11 tragedy to promote global, hive-mind, communism as a cure for the ills of crony state capitalism becomes obvious.
Our goal is to not let 9/11 fade into the unforgiving prison of time. The planners and financiers must be brought to justice. By its very nature single issue activism does not address the system that enables and protects the perpetrators. For many, 9/11 is indeed history. It is the system of tyranny that is still with us and still very relevant. The victims will only see true justice when tyranny falls.
 Loose Change: http://www.loosechange911.com/
 Manufacturing Dissent”: the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites. The People’s Movement has been Hijacked, by Michel Chossudovsky. Full article here: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21110
 A major portal of activism, 911Truth.org, mission statement: http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20061014120445472#mission
 ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT AND THE VENUS PROJECT – AN ANALYSIS
© 2008 – 2011 by G. Edward Griffin. Updated 2011 March 23: http://www.freedomforceinternational.org/freedomcontent.cfm?fuseaction=zeit_addendum&refpage=issues
*As of this writing there are new developments regarding the Venus Project and the Zeitgeist Movement. An apparent falling out between the two has occurred. Read more: http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/Blog/?p=4317