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A Lie Can Run a Marathon Before the Truth Can Put Its Running Shoes on: (“Truther” Consequences)

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Truther Con­fer­ence: A Grass Roots Move­ment

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash dri­ve that can be obtained here. [2] (The flash dri­ve includes the anti-fas­cist books avail­able on this site.)

COMMENT: There is an old expres­sion; “A lie can trav­el half-way around the world before the truth can put its boots on.” In light of recent events, we might update that to present context–“A lie can run a marathon before the truth can put its run­ning shoes on.”

The news cycle in this coun­try is dom­i­nat­ed by cov­er­age of the Boston bomb­ings. This is pre­dictable. So is the ten­den­cy toward sim­plis­tic and/or one-dimen­sion­al analy­sis.

We’ve already heard the usu­al sus­pects with “The Gum­mint Did It!” 

Or “The Mus­lims did it!” (“with an assist from the Islamist/Marxist/homosexual from Kenya, Oba­ma”)

Or might it actu­al­ly have been “right-wingers’? (No such thing as a “fas­cist” in con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can jour­nal­is­tic lex­i­con.)

Gen­er­al­ly, we’re hear­ing: It was the “gov­ern­ment,” “home-grown domes­tic (i.e. right-wing, Aryan types) ter­ror­ists,” or “Islam­ic ter­ror­ists.” As links below will indi­cate, the divi­sions among these are not near­ly so sim­ple.

For the record, we offer this caveat: we have more ques­tions than answers and sus­pect there is more to this sto­ry than we have learned so far, or may ever learn. It is not sur­pris­ing [3] that the two sus­pects are deemed to be part of  a ter­ror cell.

We also note that one of the alleged per­pe­tra­tors appears to have been a “truther.” [4] This does­n’t sur­prise us in the least.

Jared Lough­n­er (the appar­ent shoot­er of Rep. Gif­fords and oth­ers) appears to have been influ­enced [5] by that par­tic­u­lar “fer­til­iz­er bomb” as well. 

“The Mind of a Ter­ror Sus­pect” by Charles M. Blow; The New York Times; 4/19/2013. [6]

EXCERPT: . . . . His pol­i­tics seemed jum­bled. He was appar­ent­ly a 9/11 Truther, post­ing a tweet on Sept. 1 that read in part, “Idk why it’s hard for many of you to accept that 9/11 was an inside job.”  . . .

COMMENT: In the con­text of the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of two Mus­lims from Chech­nya as the alleged cul­prits: