A huge thank-you to everyone who responded to my query, Should I run for Congress? The results were a lopsided 60-23 victory for "yes" over "no" (with twenty or so that were neither yes nor no). More importantly, there were lots of good ideas and advice offered by folks on both sides.
Overall I think the "yes" voters had better arguments. Their best argument was that I should run in order to raise awareness of important, suppressed issues such as 9/11 truth. Anyone who runs for Congress gets a media platform, and I'm well-known in Wisconsin and would therefore get an even bigger platform than most 9/11 truth candidates can. This is critically important, because the traitors who run our mass media have learned the hard way that "any publicity is good publicity" for 9/11 truth -- they tried bashing us in 2006 and it backfired, so they've retreated into full censorship mode, at least here in the USA. (Globally, the media is gradually opening up to 9/11 truth.) So forcing 9/11 truth into the media by any means necessary, short of the Unabomber method, is a huge plus for our movement.
Alongside 9/11 truth are the many other most-important-yet-suppressed issues, which boil down to the one big issue: The American political system, and much of the world system, have been subverted by an obscenely corrupt amalgamation of the New World Order financier elite, the military-industrial complex, and the Zionist lobby. It was these forces that pulled off 9/11; and they rig our elections, murder anyone who seriously stands in their way, and are intentionally dumbing down our people and destroying our economy in order to create a world of a few masters and a great many serfs.
While running for office as "infowar by other means" against these forces is laudable, I do think many "yes" voters overestimated my chances of winning the election. In fact, those chances are slim; since a victory by someone as outspoken as I am would present a serious problem for the NWO, they would mobilize their tremendous resources to prevent it. Here, the "no" voters were more realistic. But this does not detract from the value of running in order to call attention to critically important suppressed information.
My decision had to take into account not only this informal plebiscite, but also two other considerations: The fact that we already have an excellent pro-truth, anti-NWO District 3 candidate (Eric Sayward), and the feelings of my family members. After conducting what we Muslims call a "shura" or consultation with my family, I discovered that there is some resurgent ambivalence. Splitting the ambivalent votes in half, it came out to something like 3 to 1 or 2.5 to 1.5 in favor of running. That isn't good enough. If I run, they get more stress and less of my time and energy. So, learning from previous mistakes, I decided it would have to be a consensus decision. Since the consensus isn't there, I'm not running.
I urge everyone who would have supported me to instead support two other 9/11 truth, anti-NWO candidates here in Wisconsin: Eric Sayward of We Are Change - Wisconsin http://www.wischange.org in District 3 and Mark Wollum eats_funny(at)yahoo.com in District 6. I will be doing everything I can to support them, and any other candidates who share the commitment to spreading the truth and struggling for justice.
I apologize for not getting back to most of you who commented or emailed me about this issue; if you have a question you want personally answered, please (re)send it.
Summary of plebiscite results -- for the full responses, read the comments at http://truthjihad.blogspot.com/2010/05/should-i-run-for-congress.html
Yes votes (total: 60)
Just plain yes. (23)
Run to win!
Run on a 9/11 truth platform - the mother of all issues. (2)
You could do well in Congress. (Because, like Ron Paul, you're a nice guy with radical ideas, ain't no politician, etc.) (3)
Run to beat the two-party system.
It's great to have at least one politician telling the truth.
Yes - and de-emphasize 9/11 etc., focus on the workingman's wallet. (2)
Yes - do it to raise awareness of issues like 9/11 truth. (11)
Yes - or consider running for State Assembly instead.
Run as a member of a new Zionist-free party.
Run as a Green Party candidate.
You might win the Democratic primary and then the election.
Run, because you finally answered my emails.
Run to get a bigger platform for your ideas, and then write a book about it.
Sure, you're no worse what what we have now.
We need principled/courageous/intelligent representatives. (3)
Run with a (third) party behind you.
Run if you think you have a realistic chance of winning.
Run as part of a new anti-corruption/unity party. (2)
No votes (total: 23)
Just plain no. (2)
Your health comes first. (3)
You're doing well as a writer and radio host, don't mess with a good thing. (4)
If you win you'll be marginalized, ruined, or, failing that, assassinated. (3)
Congress is terminally corrupt. (2)
You won't win.
You're a bleeping moron who belongs in the nuthouse.
You've been there done that.
It's pointless. We need a revolution.
It's pointless because Zionists control the entire political system.
Don't run because you never answer my emails.
People still aren't ready to vote for independent candidates.
You wouldn't even win the Libertarian primary (despite landslide victory last time).
I'm a Christian and you're a Muslim so I can't support you.