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A 9/11 Message

COMMENT: As many of you know, I must work a day job in order to sur­vive and, due to the pres­sures of the day job, I’m tak­ing a hia­tus from the pro­duc­tion of new For The Record pro­grams.

This will only last until the pres­sures of the day job dimin­ish.

In the mean­time, I will peri­od­i­cal­ly post Food for Thought posts from time to time, in order to keep things up to date.

Until orig­i­nal pro­gram pro­duc­tion resumes, I will be play­ing the pro­grams I record­ed about 9/11. That series, begin­ning with shows recap­ping mate­r­i­al broad­cast dur­ing the sum­mer of 2001, is exten­sive and, even at this dis­tance in time, should prove edu­ca­tion­al and illu­mi­nat­ing to stu­dents of the events of 9/11.

As Amer­i­can polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic dis­course comes under the sway of Grover Norquist and the Machi­avel­lian Karl Rove, we are able to mea­sure the sig­nif­i­cance of the fun­da­men­tal fail­ure to comes to term with those two vil­lains’ direct involve­ment in fos­ter­ing the inter­ests of ele­ments respon­si­ble for the attacks.

The For The Record pro­grams about the Norquist/Rove/GOP con­nec­tions to the ter­ror-fund­ing appa­ra­tus that  oper­at­ed in the U.S. pri­or to the 9/11 attacks remain crit­i­cal to a real­is­tic under­stand­ing of those events.

In addi­tion, the mate­r­i­al dis­cussing SICO and its links to the events of 9/11 remains large­ly unrec­og­nized, as do the Nazi and fas­cist con­nec­tions to the attacks.


32 comments for “A 9/11 Message”

  1. When I come up on the lot­tery, I shall make sure you have your own foun­da­tion. Until I do, I wish you well.

    Posted by Robert Francis | September 27, 2011, 1:24 am
  2. Well, Dave, I have to say, thank you, for being able to keep this going......and I wish you luck with your day job over the com­ing days, what­ev­er that might be. =)

    Posted by Steven | September 27, 2011, 1:58 am
  3. Do what­ev­er you need to do; a well-deserved break has been a long time com­ing.

    The past 10 years of shows, in the midst of a coup-in-progress, have been & are a lif­er­aft for me.

    I will be con­tin­u­ing to review the mp3s and vis­it­ing the web­site dai­ly. The past 10 years has been a tow­er­ing achieve­ment, but the past year in par­tic­u­lar has tak­en me a few more leaps beyond where my own lim­it­ed under­stand­ing & lim­it­ed vision would’ve led me on my own, in iso­la­tion & with­out the big­ger pic­ture.

    Almost all of the FTR mp3s are fresh­er than today’s head­lines, and are a dai­ly, vital part of my life. They con­tin­ue to help me make sense of the upcom­ing tragedy that is ready to hap­pen & on its way.

    Posted by R. Wilson | September 27, 2011, 8:22 pm
  4. under­stand­able, but we will be out here wait­ing for the next pro­gram. we appre­ci­ate the work, it is impor­tant.

    Posted by moringga | September 28, 2011, 4:37 am
  5. Thanks for all your hard work Dave. Best of luck on the Day Job and we’ll all be wait­ing, catch­ing up on read­ing and min­ing the web­site for the real sto­ry.

    Posted by Paul | September 30, 2011, 10:51 am
  6. Thank you, Dave, for all of your work up to this point. Thank you for the Truth. Tru­ly the pro­grams them­selves must be exhaust­ing to keep up with and a day job on top of that. Yes, it is a well deserved break indeed!

    Spit­fire has been my first stop every­day for the past few years but I have been lis­ten­ing to the series and read­ing the descrip­tions for about the past thir­ty years.

    Look­ing for­ward to the next. Until then I too will keep dig­ging into the past files.

    Posted by Sandra | October 1, 2011, 2:34 pm
  7. @R. Wil­son- “.....but the past year in par­tic­u­lar has tak­en me a few more leaps beyond where my own lim­ited under­stand­ing & lim­ited vision would’ve led me on my own, in iso­la­tion & with­out the big­ger pic­ture.”

    Same thing for me as well, over the past cou­ple of years.

    Posted by Steven | October 1, 2011, 3:57 pm
  8. Well, it seems that I am the only reg­u­lar lis­ten­er left not to have com­ment­ed on this post yet, so besides what I could have told you in pri­vate in a recent email, I wish you the best. For me too, the past years have been exem­plar­i­ly enlight­en­ing. I used to lis­ten to Alex Jones and oth­er folks but now that I know your show, there is not much any­thing else that can “make the cut” to be as infor­ma­tive, aware­ness-rais­ing, and right on the mon­ey. I don’t know what to say but thank you. Your work is unique not only on the web but any­where else in the media and acad­e­mia.

    Come back soon and in shape!

    Posted by Claude | October 2, 2011, 5:02 pm
  9. Dave: As a long­time lis­ten­er I feel com­pelled to par­tic­i­pate in this very encour­ag­ing atmos­phere. I learned about your work through Bob Mar­shall who was run­ning a late night radio show and went to vis­it him. I had already learned about Mae Brus­sel whose work also great­ly influ­enced my politi­cial view­point. Your work suc­cess­ful­ly expand­ed upon and made sense of her rev­o­lu­tion­ary approach. It’s only in the last cou­ple of years that I’ve real­ly recon­nect­ed with your work and I just want to express my appre­ci­a­tion for what you’ve accom­plished. I still lis­ten to the hun­dreds of tapes that I received from Archives On Audio! Thank you so much for all of your great work!

    Posted by brad | October 3, 2011, 4:50 pm
  10. Aw, shucks, Dave. It seems to me that there must be a radio sta­tion or net­work some­where that would love to pay you for your broad­casts. Then you could spend more time on this and still make a decent liv­ing.

    Posted by Dave Lebowitz | October 3, 2011, 10:40 pm
  11. @Brad: I’m a pret­ty devot­ed fan of Mae too. Fact is, she’s actu­al­ly the first one who real­ly woke me up, and it was because one of her old tapes that I learned about Dav­e’s site.......

    Posted by Steven | October 4, 2011, 11:43 pm
  12. I’ve been a fan for twen­ty years.
    Your con­tri­bu­tion to polit­i­cal dis­course is MOST nec­es­sary and impos­si­ble to over-esti­mate....
    Your ded­i­ca­tion and courage is inspir­ing...
    Thank you for keepin’ it going for so long, and I’ll try to keep up my men­tal hygene as I (as well as numer­ous oth­ers, I’m cer­tain) antic­i­pate your return.
    You are so much appre­ci­at­ed. Be well, Dave.

    Posted by greg harris | October 6, 2011, 8:13 am
  13. I came by to see what your take on the Occu­py Wall Street protests might be to find that you are tak­ing a hia­tus. I just want you to know that your insight will be missed at this time and place in our nation­al dis­course, but tak­ing a break to take care of your day job is total­ly under­stand­able. I hope you wrap things up soon, but not too soon, so we all can get back to hear­ing your infor­ma­tive and thought pro­vok­ing show. Take care and take some time for your­self on this hia­tus!

    Posted by Sherman Brennan | October 7, 2011, 7:30 am
  14. Under­stood Dave. I have always admired your hero­ic efforts to assem­ble so much infor­ma­tion. I start­ed lis­ten­ing to you when I first moved to Cal­i­for­nia in 1997. On your rec­om­men­da­tion I just read Gold War­riors and am rec­om­mend­ing it to oth­ers. Hope you return re-ener­gized.

    Posted by mike | October 7, 2011, 8:34 pm
  15. @Greg: ” Your con­tri­bu­tion to polit­i­cal dis­course is MOST nec­es­sary and impos­si­ble to over-esti­mate....”

    Isn’t it always, though? Too bad we don’t have more like him, though.

    @Sherman: Yeah, me too. I per­son­al­ly think the ‘Occu­py Wall Street’ protests are a won­der­ful thing, how­ev­er, I HAVE noticed that some shady & unscrupu­lous char­ac­ters have begun to try to infil­trate the move­ment, most notably, some of the Tea Par­ty orgs.

    @Mike: Got­ta get that book myself some­time!

    Posted by Steven | October 8, 2011, 3:51 pm
  16. If we ask and try to answer; “What’s Dav­e’s take...?” about direct action against Wall St. crim­i­nals, say...I think the ones he names {in the ‘Gold War­riors’show for exam­ple), can be found and stood in the way of...

    Posted by greg allen getty | October 10, 2011, 2:00 pm
  17. dave we have a lot of appre­ci­a­tion for your work ! return to air when­ev­er the time is right .. i am sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly study­ing through the archives and the read­ing list with immense grat­i­tude for your devo­tion, ener­gy and courage. thank you, thank mae, thank all who help you also .. Love and Bless­ings

    Posted by yes-I garvey | October 16, 2011, 2:45 pm
  18. @Greg Get­ty: I sup­port Occu­py Wall St. because they seem to be doing a real good job, but I do wor­ry that some peo­ple could try to co-opt their efforts(Kalle Lasn, Rocky Suhay­da) with assis­tance from the MSM.....and sad­ly, it seems to be work­ing, even Dave him­self fell for one or two of the lies(check the lat­est arti­cle. He def­i­nite­ly fell for the ‘Lasn start­ed it’ myth).

    With that said, he did do a good job of point­ing out the extreme right’s attempts at hijack­ing the anger of the people.......ever heard of Rocky Suhay­da? He’s just one of the crooks.

    Posted by Steven | October 16, 2011, 10:02 pm
  19. In any case, Dave, I do hope you come back soon, alive and well. We all appre­ci­ate what you’ve done.....=)

    Posted by Steven | October 17, 2011, 12:43 pm
  20. Actu­al­ly, folks, I apol­o­gize for my Oct. 16th com­ment; I did come off as a tad harsh. I had no inten­tion of offend­ing Dave, and Dave, if you do read this, I just want­ed to let you know, that I do apol­o­gize; I still do, and always will, appre­ci­ate all the hard work that you’ve done, as we all do. =)

    @Claude: TBH, I used to kin­da like Jones myself........but I got turned off because of all the fringe con­spir­a­cy stuff. He does some­times go in the right direc­tion, but in all hon­esty, Dave Emory could kick Jones’ prover­bial butt any day. =)

    Posted by Steven | October 23, 2011, 3:19 am
  21. You are an inspi­ra­tion to all who toil and dream. Your impact on our under­stand­ing of world his­to­ry is more than sub­stan­tial.

    Posted by Jim | November 1, 2011, 4:21 pm
  22. @Jim: Amen to that(pardon). =)

    Posted by Steven L. | November 2, 2011, 4:41 am
  23. I’ve been vis­it­ing the site look­ing for a new pro­gram for a cou­ple months now and just now noticed this post. So much has hap­pened since your hia­tus the Nor­way bomber, Libya, Occu­py Wall Street, the GOP’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, the Iran’s sup­posed assas­si­na­tion plot, the finan­cial melt down in Europe you’ll have alot of mate­r­i­al to work with when you return to reg­u­lar broad­cast­ing.

    Posted by Eurytus | November 11, 2011, 7:14 pm
  24. I’ve been mean­ing to post this bit of infor­ma­tion relat­ed to 9–11 for some time. It’s from ‘The Sense of Being Stared At’ by the pop­u­lar sci­en­tist, Rupert Shel­drake. This is a book that explores the para­nor­mal and things usu­al­ly unre­lat­ed to your field of research, Dave. On page 243, a woman describes her pre­mo­ni­tion about the event as fol­lows: ‘I was walk­ing down a street (in Man­hat­tan) that was cov­ered in swastikas that were spray paint­ed on the build­ing walls. The Nazis had invad­ed New York, but I was­n’t able to find any peo­ple at all.’

    Posted by brad | November 13, 2011, 1:27 pm
  25. @Brad: That, now, is one heck of a eerie premonition......Thanks for shar­ing. =)

    Posted by Steven L. | November 14, 2011, 1:24 pm
  26. Dave,
    As dis­ap­point­ing as it is to be denied new mate­r­i­al, I can cer­tain­ly relate with your cur­rent plight. I have been a lis­ten­er since 1989. I miss the old four hour for­mat some­times, but the half hour seg­ments must sure­ly be more eas­i­ly digest­ed in our cul­ture of imme­di­a­cy.
    Best wish­es to you. Keep your head down and your (fig­u­ra­tive) pow­der dry.

    Posted by Tom | December 10, 2011, 3:32 pm
  27. @Tom: I feel the same way...... =)

    Posted by Steven l. | December 11, 2011, 10:41 am
  28. Ah, seems I was last to know. Dave, keep up the good work, hope to see more of it here soon. A tru­ly unique and always inter­est­ing broad­cast.

    Posted by Mast | December 22, 2011, 1:07 am
  29. Dave we are all quite proud of you! No real­ly. The impor­tance of your work would be hard to over­es­ti­mate! Thank you!

    Posted by Johnnie Favorite | December 24, 2011, 1:26 am
  30. I’m glad to hear all this sup­port and encour­age­ment for Dave and I here­by add mine own. That’s offi­cial. The notary pub­lic sit­ting next to me is nod­ding her head.

    Posted by Dwight | December 28, 2011, 6:44 am
  31. @Johnnie: May I sec­ond that?

    Posted by Steven l. | December 28, 2011, 1:56 pm
  32. al jazeera and the tri­umph of tele­vised pro­pa­gan­da, by thier­ry meyssan(http://tinyurl.com/3evvssw)(http://www.voltairenet.org) atlantic coun­cil: is libya a glob­al con? by tony car­taluc­ci (cartalucci@gmail.com)(tinyurl.com/3twlces these two arti­cles are from nexusmagazine.com

    Posted by david raisman | January 1, 2012, 6:43 pm

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