Tuesday, 11 November 2008

No Year required

These last few days I've been immersed in reading Bill Ayer's "Fugitive Days". It's gotten me shifting in and out of a mental~emotional fugue affecting my language skills severely: tenses conflating into one another with ripped apart time references; jumbled memories of my own teen years in the clandestine resistance rising up gasping for air, registering themselves on the desktop of my self-perception's computer; forbidden memories; censored memories and lethal secrets bound by oaths sworn decades ago all getting mixed up with the present time....

When I get my head back together again I'd like to write a little about the experience of reading Bill's book. But it's too early yet.

I'm only able to read small doses at a time. The personal~political path Bill helps us traverse through the pages is so familiar, so unbearably familiar that it burns my eyes to read. I often stop to read a few sentences two and three times again - there's so much condensed in there - did I catch his meaning correctly here? And here? Or am I just projecting into his words fragments of meaning (or lackthereof) from my own insane past?

Last night I was ruminating again on what a tremendous time-twister, what a ripped up mandala this thing turned out to be when on September 11, 2001, the New York Times published an interview with Bill in which his book was first presented. With the sensationalist and deliberately misleading title of
"No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen", the interview was timed to coincide with the release of "Fugitive Days":

And then another weird thing about September 11, 2001, was that my friend and comrade Mitchel Cohen was - we hoped! - going to get elected Mayor of New York City on that day's Mayoral primary elections. Voting was postponed due to the horrendous events of that day, forever engraved in peoples' perception as the date without a year. The date "September 11" stands by itself. No year required.

And then again this morning I received an automatic notice from the facebook account of Christiana Voniati saying that my name, along with Bill Ayer's and a bunch of other people's names got jumbled up on a cartoon reference to 9/11...

Ok, it's a difinitely an omen, I thought, and it means I have to make a good centralized list of some of my articles about September 11. People are always asking me what I think of those events, and I'm usually reluctant to say "would you like to read my articles on it? I've got plenty!"

If you have the time and interest, I'd like you to read them. More so, I'd like to hear your thoughts, your feelings, criticism, feedback, questions, suggestions for improvement. Here they are:

911 Truth, Psychology and the science of Consciousness
Issues around September 11 denial, fear, resistance, the Psychology of repressing the Truth

Bittersweet Mandate

Demolition is an Understatement
What determines the Mind's Ability to Resonate with Truth?

More on the Fake Left
"Left is Right and Right is Wrong
Better decide which side you're on"
- Tom Robinson Band

Noam Chomsky and September 11
1. Open Letter to Kevin Barrett
with Comments, here:
2. Good News from Kevin Barrett

"We'll say we were only following orders. Right?"

9/11 from Day One
Quoting Casseia:
“...oh my gawd, one of the posts from September 12th, 2001, basically nails everything that the Truth movement was going to argue over and about for the next several years.
That link to the Entheogens group post - obviously, proof that for at least some people, ‘yer brain on drugs’ is considerably more perceptive than ‘yer brain on FOX news.’”
These arguments are by now known to everyone, but it's the date that matters:
"Twin Towers/ Pentagon disaster"

Bill Ayers, Ward Chuchill, September 11 and the struggle to restore democracy in
the US:

The Lobby Represents the Most Dangerous Faction of the US Ruling Class
In conversation with Seth Farber

Search: +"Petros Evdokas" +"9/11"


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