Explain to an average American that 9/11 was an inside job, and you can almost smell the fear.
Those of us committed to telling the most inconvenient truths are terrorists - truth terrorists. We do not shrink from the reality that our message will be greeted with fear.
But, unlike regular terrorists, our ultimate mission is to defuse the fear, not spread it. I try to use humor, outrage, passion, creativity, empathy, emanations of inner peace, and other such approaches to help people get past the fear that 9/11 was designed to inspire.
One of our greatest "truth terrorists" is the French comedian Dieudonné. He brilliantly conveys the deepest, ugliest truths, the ones that the New York Times considers unfit to print:
*That Zionism is genocidal lunacy, and the whole Western discourse on Zionism is a cascading avalanche of big and bigger lies;
*That the West is becoming a profoundly decadent, completely unfree, Orwellian nightmare of a culture that appears on the verge of total collapse;
*That the USA, with its culture of insane greed, genocidal extermination of "natives," obsequious enslavement to Zionism, mindlessly brutal warmongering combined with almost unimaginable cowardice, and unbearable shallowness, superficiality, and mediocrity, is leading the planet straight to hell.
You don't have to be an Israel-hating, America hating Frenchman to concede these points. Paul Craig Roberts, who wrote editorials for the Wall St. Journal until he started telling inconvenient truths, says pretty much the same thing in his latest op-ed:
"The hubris in Washington, fed daily by the crazed neocons, despite extraordinary failure in Iraq and Afghanistan, has now targeted formidable powers-–Russia and China. The world has never in its entire history witnessed such idiocy.
"The psychopaths, sociopaths, and morons who prevail in Washington are leading the world to destruction.
'The criminally insane government in Washington, regardless whether Democrat or Republican, regardless of the outcome of the next election, is the greatest threat to life on earth that has ever existed."
Here is Dieudonné's recent NY Times interview (in French):