In the aftermath of the massacre in Orlando this weekend, Justin Raimondo, Editorial Director at Antiwar.com, displayed his best schuck’n jive on 9/11 again, bobbing and weaving nicely. He wrote: “After all these years, we are still feeling the aftershocks of 9/11, and they will continue for quite some time. The task of libertarians and other advocates of civil liberties and a noninterventionist foreign policy is to resist the forces of unreason to the best of our ability, without hesitation or compromise – no matter which way the winds of public opinion are blowing – while still defending the security of the country and its citizens.”
Praise for Raimondo’s first sentence since, yes, we are “feeling the aftershocks of 9/11, and they will continue for quite some time.” OK but why must negative aftershocks continue for “quite some time”? They need not but the answer lies in applying a simple truth stated by Ayn Rand: “To act against the facts of reality can result only in destruction.” (Harry Binswanger, ed., The Ayn Rand Lexicon, p. 531). Nearly a decade and a half of action (aggression) based on false belief in the (impossible) official government 9/11 conspiracy theory has resulted “only in destruction.” More of the same is baked in the cake unless the Big 9/11 Lie is exposed by many more writers relying on facts.
The cause of destruction is even hidden within Raimondo’s second sentence. Most of us applaud resistance to the “forces of unreason to the best of our ability, without hesitation or compromise–no matter…public opinion.” Huzzah for intellectual courage, but does Raimondo display these virtues? On 9/11 he goes wobbly, passively accepting the prevailing conspiracy theory despite overwhelming facts to refute it. As I wrote at the end of last year on this site (“Cunning Pretexts…“), there is a long history of government frauds to produce wars and unless more writers like Raimondo strike at this familiar root of evil with evidence, the horrors of 9/11-derived destruction will continue.