Author implores Canadians
to speak truth to power
Kevin Barrett doesn’t care if you think he’s a conspiracy theorist.
He doesn’t care if you think he’s a loonie, or a nut, or if you roll your eyes when you hear the word “truther.”
If he cared about all that, he wouldn’t have staked his career on exposing the official story about 9/11. He would have simply put his head down like a good academic and shut his mouth.
Instead, he pursued his research, finding gaping holes in the U.S. government’s official version of the events on September 11, 2001.
As such, rather than earning tenure, he earned a “Scarlett T.” Rather than accepting an offer for a cushy post-doc at the University of California, Barrett joined the Scholars For 9/11, making him the subject of a witch hunt. Rather than bow to pressure from 61 Wisconsin legislators who signed a petition to remove him from the university where he taught, he wrote a book called Truth Jihad. And so, no, Kevin Barrett doesn’t care much if you think he’s a tinfoil hat-wearing, inside job-professing wacko.
What Barrett cares about is engaging with anyone who’s interested in questioning the powers that be.
“I think it’s the most important issue of the 21st century,” he said about the Truth Movement. “Anyone interested in participating responsibly in democratic governance needs to investigate this issue.”
Barrett, along with Canadian author and professor Anthony Hall, spoke to a Jasper audience on August 14 about his new anthology We Are Not Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11. In it, Barrett and 20 other leading public intellectuals argue that the murderous shooting spree at a French satirical newspaper office in January was not the work of Muslim extremists, as reported. He and Hall make the case that the Paris attacks—as well as the October 2014 Ottawa shooting—were “false flag” operations: set-up jobs to further the persecution of Islam and to justify enhanced national security legislation such as Canada’s recently passed Bill C-51
“The only way war mongers can convince ordinary people to participate in war is by creating mass deceptions with lies,” he said. “If you want people to go to war just tell them they’re being attacked.”
Barrett admits that when swimming against the current of the mainstream media, it’s not always easy to communicate his ideas. He admits that even if people aren’t totally comfortable with the official stories, it is still difficult to convince them that they are being lied to by their governments.
But there are smoking guns in almost every false flag operation, he said, be it the planned demolition of World Trade Centre building number seven, or in the Charlie Hebdo case, a recently-released video contradicting the mainstream media’s claim that a French national guard was shot in the head.
“You show people two minutes worth of video…it makes it obvious, so that nobody except those with their head deeply in the sand could deny it.”
Having recently visited Atlanta, Georgia, where Dr. Martin Luther King’s memorial pays tribute to the civil rights work that helped changed the world in the 1960s, Barrett was inspired to continue moving the truth agenda forward.
“It was inspiring to see that, to realize that there is this process with all these movements where the more resistance they get the more necessary they are,” he said.