9/11 The Day America Ended

SUBHEAD: We built the Freedom Tower at the WTC site and denied ourselves the very freedom it symbolizes. 

By Juan Wilson on 11 September 2016 for Island Breath -

Image above: WTC2, the south tower of the World Trade center, begins its collapse to the ground after being hit with commercial jet. From (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/334321972311799824/).

Conspiracy theories abound. And they are like fractal geometries. The deeper you look the more complicated they may seem.
Fractal noun
a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures (such as eroded coastlines or snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence, and galaxy formation.
As a result I personally have found going down the rabbit hole of conspiracies useless. This began for me with the Kennedy Assassination. What I think is important is to question the 'authorized version" of evtents and to get a gist of who has benefited from the results of the disaster the conspiracy may have produced.

In the case of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon it is clear that it was executed for the Bush regime by the Saudi Arabians.

The Bush Team (Cheney-Rumsfeld-Rice) wanted and got their excuse for an endless war for American domination in the Middle East as well as the fascist takeover the the operation of the United States. Cheney, in particular, had business interests that could take advantage of our military response to 9/11.

Freedom as individuals in America has never been more threatened by our intelligence and security services as it is today. 

Bursting Bubbles
Often not linked to the 9/11 disaster was the crash of the DotCom Bubble. The over enthusiastic investment in the burgeoning commercial possibilities of the internet at the turn of the millennium featuring startups like GeoCities.com and Pets.com went sour. It seemed the American economy had been euphoric for a business model with yet no substance.

In less than a decade the DotCom Bubble was followed by the speculative Real Estate Bubble bursting in 2008-2009. The following The Great Recession still roils through our economy. We have not recovered from that and have been floating with only our nostrils above the water on a billowing bubble of debt ($20trillion or so). It's been provided by the Central Banks by way of Quantitative Easing, Zero Interest Rate Percent loans (ZIRP) to banks and now Negative Interest Rate Percent (NIRP) bank savings accounts.

But that Debt Bubble is about to burst now. With our current economic model growth and employment cannot be restored without destroying the planet. We will now face the consequences of that with either Hillary (and the NSA) or Donald (and the KGB) at the helm.

The strategy the banksters see going forward is to get rid of the cash economy. It provides too much cover for individual freedom of trade. It denies the banks a slice of every transaction. It can't be easily confiscated or devalued. It means not every step of your life will cannot be monitored.

One Little Grid Failure

It seems pretty clear that the Power Grid and Information Networks are as vital to our continuity as a working civilization as agriculture, highways, factories and ports that are the foundation of our infrastructure.

The power and information systems have become ever more crucial to our continuity as a nation. So much so that people cannot survive without them. 

Problem is they are so delicate that minor glitches can take them down and make our live inconvenient... and major interruptions can cause widespread havoc and chaos.

The "cashless" economy the Techno-Optimists dream of seems cool. Just tapping your iPhone for a Starbuck's coffee, or whizzing through a tollbooth with your EasyPass sticker seems convenient.

The downside of such dependencies exists too. Recently I went for lunch to a Kauai Island Brewery and Grill on the south side. They have great beer and like many restaurants today use networked iPads for orders and billing. Bills are paid at the front desk on an iPad using an attached SquareUp credit card reader.

The brew pub only a few hundred yards from the main KIUC main Port Allen power plant so a power grid failure wasn't likely. However, that doesn't protect them from irregularities of the internet.

As we were coming through the  door the staff, including head waiter, were focused around the card reading iPad at the entrance. It wasn't reading cards. The place was packed and many tables were set to rollover customers.  

The staff was realizing that many might be leaving without a way to pay their bills. They were only letting in new customers who said they could pay cash. We had cash. This lasted only about five minutes but as he seated us the sweat still gleamed on the head waiters forehead.

An electronic cashless economy will not persist for very long, even if it could be deployed. It's too delicate. More likely we will over time descend from a cash economy to a trade/barter/gifting economy.

This is totally lost on most Americans today.

We are is such deep self denial that we built the "Freedom Tower" at the site of the old World Trade Center as we denied ourselves the very freedoms it supposedly symbolizes.

Decentalize Now!

There is no way off this high and fragile branch we cling to, but we must climb down from this perch or to fall to our deaths. Getting down successfully means being reliant on yourself and local resources for all necessities. But in your heart you already knew that.

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