Why Is Washington’s Blog Defending the “Official” Version of 9/11?

The popular comedy show The Colbert Report is political satire. It is intended to poke fun at extreme positions.

And yet studies show that many viewers like the show because they think it is straight news reporting … and don’t even realize it’s satire. (The people who don’t realize it’s parody tend to hold the same views being made fun of).

As we noted in 2009:

Because some people are too stubborn or too stuck in dysfunctional thinking patterns to hear the truth even when it hits them over the head, I suggest that we try a different approach: parody.

When a comic, like Stephen Colbert, does satire — an exaggeration of what’s being said — it can wake us up, so that we can see the truth and laugh at how we’ve been acting. That can give us the freedom to stop doing the same dumb thing and to try something new.

We also pointed out:

Jon Stewart does more truth-telling than any other mainstream reporter ….

There’s a reason for that. Oscar Wilde said:

If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.

Jon Stewart makes people laugh, so he can also tell the truth without turning people off.

Like the court jester, funny people can say that the guy in power isn’t wearing any clothes, people will laugh, and then the the guy will go put on some clothes.

In fact, there is a well-known tradition thousands of years old – called “crazy wisdom” – which uses humor as a path for speaking truth and waking people up from their erroneous beliefs. and their coma of sleepwalking. (Famous rock and roll dj Wes “Scoop” Nisker wrote a great book on the subject, which I strongly endorse).

The movements for liberty, truth and justice must use humor to disseminate their points more widely. Otherwise, even though we have all the facts in the world on our side, not enough people will listen to actually make a difference.

Similarly, I occasionally write satirical pieces defending the official explanation of 9/11.

For example, I issued the following “press release” in 2008:

Government Urges Return to Stone Age

The White House and U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are urging Americans to return to the stone age for their own safety.

“After discovering that ‘thermal expansion’ of steel from a low-temperature fire led to the collapse of World Trade Center building 7,” said NIST spokesperson Noh Wei, “we started realizing that other metal objects might also be at risk”.

So NIST scientists tested other metallic objects using state-of-the-art computer models. The models predicted that every oven and barbeque in the country could disintegrate at any time, leading to a progressive collapse of entire houses.

“We also determined that car engines, airplane engines, and boat engines could all suddenly fail due to thermal expansion,” said Wei. “Indeed, we soon realized that almost all industrial processes could lead to catastrophic failure, other than, perhaps, those used in freezers.”

White House spokesman Phil Johnson agreed, saying

“Once you understand this principle of thermal expansion, you start to realize that even household showerheads and faucets are dangerous. The hot water flowing through them could wreak havoc. The President is committed to leading the way back to a safer time, and a return to proven, traditional materials – which may not be flashy like metal – but remain rock-solid even when warm.”

A Fact Sheet from NIST provides recommendations and safety guidelines based on the new thermal expansion discoveries:

Is Metal Safe?

While it was previously assumed that metal was safe, scientists have now discovered that steel and other metals can suddenly fail due to exposure to heat. NIST urges everyone to stop using metal, and to reassess possible replacements with stone materials.

Sunlight

Sunlight can warm up metal. Therefore, no metal should be used where any sun exposure is possible.

If people choose to continue using metal, we urge them to live underground, to protect against the dangers of sunlight.

(the Corbett Report has also done a good 9/11 parody.)

In addition, some larger websites – which are very hostile to 9/11 – post my pieces. They will not post essays arguing that 9/11 was intentionally allowed to happen or claiming that it was an inside job.

As such, I have to write pieces which leave obvious pieces of the puzzle unused, or the pieces won’t be posted. When I write such pieces – such as this one – I do so by “playing dumb”, pretending I don’t know the basic facts, with the hope that readers will fill in the missing pieces so that everyone can see how ridiculous the “official” story is.

Do you get the joke, or are you like the Colbert fans who don’t realize what’s really happening? I can’t break character and let anyone in on the punch line … I have to keep playing dumb and stick with the prank.

Postscript: Your job – gentle reader – is to point out what I am “too stupid” to realize! When you do so, please back it up with videos, links and hard facts. In other words, when these parodies appear on larger websites, play along with the joke by “educating” me.

You can even find the facts to rebut my “defense” of the official story on my own blog!

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  • I didn’t believe it for a minute, and the rest of you should know Mr. Washington better than that. He was exposing the lies of the official 9-11 story while most of you idiots were still swallowing the B.S. on FOX news.

  • Perhaps the best blog on the internet has license to use humor, dead serious material, parody, or whatever, to shake things up.

    Go WB!

    Pabulum three times a day is not the material of good protest songs, and we need material every day.

    Especially … mixed versions … to keep us alert.

  • The Jewish comedian Jon Stewart and his side-kick Stephen Colbert use satire to deliver their point of views – which are not based on the truth all the times. However, Americans, mostly being out of touch with the rest of the world, do buy Stewart and Colberts’ truths and lies while laughing their heads off. The Zionist elites know how to sell their lies. Charlie Chaplin was the first one to master this trade.

    Some of the truths, these two jokers have said in satire – could have got them fired if they had stated in plain English – for example, the 9/11.

    On the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York – the Jewish lobby group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) published its ‘investigating report’, on August 30, 2011. The report, entitled ‘Decade of Deceit: Anti-Semitism 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10 Years Later‘, claims that all those people who believe that Jews or Israel were behind 9/11 terrorist attacks – are anti-Semites.

    http://rehmat1.com/2011/09/03/adl-%E2%80%98blaming-israel-or-jews-for-911-is-anti-semitism%E2%80%99/

  • Rich H

    The first thing that crossed my mind was “This doesn’t seem like something that would be posted here.” Then I read the premise and scrolled down and noticed all the links (over 80). So I was duped, I certainly didn’t have the time to read all 80+, and assumed a post so heavily linked was done so in order to prove the author’s point.

    But I guess that’s what happens when you make an assumption.

  • asu

    some day, people, like Arianna Huffington and Bill Mahr and many many others will be the laughing stock for agreeing to the nonsensical story line we were given that day. Even military guys told me they’ve had long nights discussing the obvious problems about the official story.

    However, I doubt the perps will get the rope. What is likely to happen, when the majority knows something is up, the ptb will do what the Europeans do when someone questions the number of Jews killed in the Halocaust…..they will make illegal to talk about… 9/11 official conspiracy theory Denial will be against the law.

  • Mike

    I am so relieved that you let us in on the strategy. I guess I’m slow but I thought your seeming support for the official story in a post a few weeks ago was genuine, and criticized you for it. Sorry I can’t reference the post because I am about to pass out from sleep deprivation. Anyway, thanks for being such a warrior for the movement and for truth in general. Your understanding of the way media works is going to allow for way better penetration with these important messages. Regards,