Last week saw a letter in The Weekly Worker extolling the virtues of the 9/11 Truth Movement.
We believe the last thing the British left should be doing is getting into bed with this cult. See below the original letter sent to the Weekly Worker, and the 9/11 Cultwatch reply, sent on 6 April 2007.
Gordon Downie writes: “As the Bush regime prepares to fabricate yet more reasons to attack another Middle East state, one may legitimately question any time spent analysing the superstructural phenomena discussed here” (‘Soundtracks for a new American century’, February 15).
Isn’t it about time the Weekly Worker gave some view on the growing belief that 9/11 was an inside job, proved not least by the ludicrous claims that three super steel structures could defy the laws of physics and collapse at the speed of gravity through fire? Why the silence on such a burning question? Surely the cultural phenomenon of the 9/11 truth movement deserves some recognition or discussion. I have trawled your website’s search facility to no avail.
Tam Dean Burn via email
9/11 Cultwatch Reply
Beware The 9/11 Cult
The Weekly Worker (and socialists generally) would do well to give 9/11 conspiracy theories a wide berth (Tam Dean Burn’s letter, WW 5 April 2007).
A look at the UK 9/11 “Truth” Movement reveals an unholy alliance of ex-spooks, anti-semites, plus Muslims unable to accept the reality that there are some members of their community, influenced by Wahabbist ideology, who do indeed support, and in a few cases have carried out, bombings like 7/7 and 21/7, and the nuttier fringes of the green and New Age movements.
Add to this the bizarre cult-like behaviour of 9/11 “truth seekers” (where 9/11 truth advocacy is seen as some sort of “year zero” that trumps every other political cause, at all times) and you have a movement that should be avoided like the plague.
The Bush/Blair project can only be beaten politically. That means building progressive political alliances and carrying out serious investigative research into the work of our enemies – we have a web-site 911cultwatch.org.uk devoted to doing exactly that, and explaining why the 9/11 “truth” movement is a growing part of the problem, not the solution.
Sadly such concepts of research are alien to Mr Dean Burn and his cohorts.