Why I Don’t Speak of 9/11 Anymore



 Educated in the classics, philosophy, literature, theology, and sociology, Ed Curtin teaches sociology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. His writing on varied topics has appeared widely over many years. He states: “I write as a public intellectual for the general public, not as a specialist for a narrow readership. I believe a non-committal sociology is an impossibility and therefore see all my work as an effort to enhance human freedom through understanding.”   His website is http://edwardcurtin.com/ 

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I turned the TV on and watched a plane crash into the Tower.  I said, “They just showed a replay.”  She quickly corrected me, “No, that’s another plane.”  And we talked as we watched in horror, learning that it was the South Tower this time.  Sitting next to my daughter was my future son-in-law; he had not had a day off from work in a year.  He had finally taken a week’s vacation so they could go to Cape Cod.  He worked on the 100th floor of the South Tower.  By chance, he had escaped the death that claimed 176 of his co-workers.


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4 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Speak of 9/11 Anymore

  1. “They seemed so blatantly false that I concluded the attacks were a deep-state intelligence operation ”

    Why I never use the term “deep state” anymore : because the more accurate, more appropriate term is “ruling class” . Same people. Same unaccountable elitist social formations , but they are not an aberration or the result of some conspiracy, without which capitalism and bourgeois ‘democracy’ would function normally. The ruling class is a feature not glitch and it is evolving more and more toward its logical conclusion – absolutism. Bourgeois absolutism is replacing the absolutism of the monarchies it overthrew, long ago. This is where the “experiment in (bourgeois) democracy” ends. A new world is needed.

  2. I recall sitting with a crowd at Brown University a few days (it may have been more) after the September 11 attacks. Most were shocked… most were saddened… but I remember only one aberrant response to the horror.

    Those who were antiwar organized against the endless wars that began soon after September 11. We were completely unable to gain any support for our efforts and finally ended our efforts to counter the war. We had better “luck” with opposition to the war for regime change and oil in Iraq, but this was still an uphill and losing movement against that war.

    I believe that a group of well-funded religious extremists planned and carried out he attacks on September 11. Is it possible that other forces were at work in perpetrating the attacks? It’s possible. Certainly, the “intelligence” community, for the most part, was asleep at the wheel when information about the attacks was presented by subordinates to those in supervisory positions. The military-industrial complex would go on to generate trillions of dollars from the endless wars that would follow. Those interests would go on to take over national, local, and state governments because as rudimentary as the guns v. butter argument is, it really works and this society no longer makes things or develops cutting-edge innovations as it once did, but it does produce lots and lots of weaponry. An environmental objection could be made to the latter, but clean energy by itself would create an untold number of jobs and wealth, or at least a measure of comfort, for many.

    I recently read It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. The parallels between the contemporary destruction of of republican democracy here, and the fictional account of destruction that Lewis writes about in the 1930s, is uncanny! Who was responsible for the September 11 attacks? Again, the result of the loss of democracy and life have been the same no matter who the perpetrators were.

  3. I remember the TV reports of multiple explosions and people around the Pentagon reporting that they smelled cordite. I had forgetten them for a few years until the video re surfaced.

    A friend at the gym a day or two later said something to the effect of “We’ll nuke them all”. I told him it was suspicious that the United States knew who did the attack and no one had claimed it as theirs and that if we attacked Afghanistan they would attack us including using Anthrax. When the Anthrax came a little later he said “Dude! You’re freaking me out.” I NEVER believed anyone but the United States did this.

    Keep in mind George Bush never won an election for president. The first time the Supreme Court illegally appointed him. The second time the electoral college voted for him so that was legal but the vote was again rigged. I know this because I organized the teams in Ohio that took over 30,000 photos of 126,000 ballots, poll books and signature books and Dr. Richard Hayes Phillips analyzed them using, not statistics, simple math, and we could see how it was rigged. He wrote a book “Witness to a Crime: A Citizens’ Audit of an American Election”.

    It wasn’t just 911 that happened to us. People can’t deal with any of it. They just shut down. We were violated on such a deep deep level in multiple ways. The lies were too big. We shut down. Even activists of the day have most of it blocked out. I keep reminding them that most of what we see these days has happened before and they don’t seem to register any of it. Even if they were there, on the ground. There’s just a major disconnect.

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