The text of my speech at the Vancouver Art Gallery for the anniversary of September 11th, 2011.
Hello fellow truthers!
My name is David Malmo-Levine and I’ve been asked to speak to you today because of my reputation for having a low-bullshit threshold.
I am a cannabis activist – I help organize the cannabis farmer’s markets we have here at the Art Gallery twice a year. I defended myself on pot-dealing charges at the Supreme Court of Canada. I don’t believe the government’s lies about marijuana smoke causing cancer because the government has been unable to produce one person who has gotten cancer from smoking only cannabis. I don’t believe the government’s lies about pot smoke having no medicinal value because I have 100-year-old copies of the advertisements in the British Medical Journals for Grimaults cigarettes of Cannabis Indica. I don’t believe in punishing people for their intelligent preferences for cannabis over alcohol, tobacco, pills, caffeine and similar harder substances. Given how often the government has lied about marijuana, I’ve grown quite skeptical about the drug war in general. I don’t believe that police and jails are the best way to solve any medical problems. My skepticism regarding the government’s drug war rhetoric has caused me to be a skeptic when it comes to the government’s other global, infinite war – the terror war or the oil war or whatever you want to call it. So not only am I a pot activist, I’m a truther, too.
Some in the media use the term “truther” as if it was some sort of insult. I don’t see it as an insult – given that it appears that the alternative to being a truther is being a liar, a coward or a dupe. At least the truthers stand for something. If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.
You know who is a truther? Michael Moore is a truther. Moore told reporters, “I’ve had a number of firefighters tell me over the years and since Fahrenheit 9/11 that they heard these explosions – that they believe there’s MUCH more to the story than we’ve been told. I don’t think the official investigations have told us the complete truth – they haven’t even told us half the truth.”
Hunter S. Thompson was another truther. He said in an interview that “… the disastrous crashes – I’m still not sure who did that – I think there’s allot more to it than we’ve been allowed to know … I’m very disturbed about the civil rights implications of this – I think everyone should be.”
Everyone on planet Earth has a duty to seek the truth, and everyone on planet Earth should be very wary of what governments say is the truth – more often than not governments lie. I also don’t mind being called a “conspiracy theorist”, given the alternative to being a conspiracy theorist is being a “coincidence theorist”.
You know what the coincidence theorists believe? I’ll tell ya what they believe: It’s just a coincidence that three steel framed skyscrapers melted into mostly dust as a result of kerosene and burning office equipment only on 9/11 and no other day. It’s just a coincidence that all the steel from all three collapsed buildings was removed and shipped to Asia before any examination of it could take place! It’s just a coincidence that thermite – a substance used to cut steel – was found in the dust. It’s just a coincidence that the most guarded airspace on planet earth was – on that day and that day alone – left defenseless while six military exercises distracted and confused the Air Force. It’s just a coincidence that FEMA was in NYC practicing how to respond to just such a terrorist attack on 9/11 – the day such attacks happened – and that similar anti-terrorist exercises occurred on the 7/7 bombings in London. It’s just a coincidence that Karen Silkwood crashed her car the night she was on her way to expose the dirty dealings of the nuclear industry. It’s just a coincidence that a magic bullet exited out Kennedy’s throat, changed trajectory several times and then accounted for Governor Connally’s wounds, going through bone and still coming out of two men’s bodies nearly pristine. It’s just a coincidence that the sinking of the USS Maine was blamed on a Spanish mine – and allowed the US to declare war on Spain in 1898 – when actually the explosion occurred on the inside of the ship.
There are so many coincidences that just happen to be convenient occurrences for those in power that you really have to be as stupid as a sack of hammers, as timid as a mouse, or as honest as a politician, to believe in those coincidences any longer.
So I ask you to join me in coming out of the closet as a truther – there are more and more of us coming out every day! There are now about 1,500 out of the closet Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. These brave professionals have put out a new film: 9/11 Explosive Evidence. It will soon be online. Everyone should watch this film and post it on your Facebook walls and send it to your parent’s email addresses. It is the strongest argument yet that 9/11 was an inside job.
Sophocles said that the truth is always the strongest argument, and nobody dares debate the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth. Nobody even attempts to argue that you can get symmetrical skyscraper collapse from asymmetrical skyscraper damage. The Popular Mechanics people don’t mention the symmetrical nature of the collapse in their “Debunking 9/11 Myths” book. They don’t mention missing jet engine holes, or the missing jet engines, in the Pentagon either.
The history of war is a history of deception. It has been said many times that “the first casualty in war is the truth”. Most wars begin with false-flag operations – where a country pretends to be attacked so they can claim to be defending themselves – or a “let it happen” operation – where a country knows that it is about to be attacked and they let it happen so they can then whip up public opinion into a war frenzy.
For example, in WW1 the Germans attempted to warn the US public with 50 newspaper advertisements that the British Cruise Liner Lusitania – which had hundreds of US passengers – was a legitimate military target, but the US State Department prevented all but one of the ads to run. Churchill called the ship “45,000 tons of live bait.” It’s sinking by Germany is seen by many as the major factor which led to the US entering WW1.
Or take WW2 for another example. After the NAZI’s got rid of their political opponents with a false-flag Reichstag fire, they then performed another false-flag operation to justify the invasion of Poland. They dressed up some prisoners in Polish uniforms, shot them and then claimed these dead pretend Polish soldiers were attacking a German radio station. Google “Operation Himmler” or “Operation Canned Goods” to learn more about that false flag operation.
Gore Vidal wrote about Pearl Harbor in his book The Last Empire, how the USA had broken all the Naval codes and had goaded Japan into striking first. If you don’t believe that Pearl Harbor was planned, ask yourself why none of the air-craft carriers – the weapons that won the battle of the Pacific – were in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. Another lucky coincidence?
Or take the Vietnam War. The US attempts to paint the Vietnamese as the aggressor in the Gulf of Tonkin incident. The truth of the matter is that the US had been bombing South Vietnam – the area it claimed to be defending – since 1962. Google “Project Farm Gate” or look at the photos of fighter-bombers in the New York Times soft cover version of the Pentagon Papers or Google “bombing of South Vietnam” and “Chomsky” and learn how that – by 1961, the US puppet government in South Vietnam had already killed 80,000 people, who was really the aggressor in Vietnam?
Or Google “Operation Ajax” and learn about the coup in Iran in 1953. Google the video “A History of Oil” by Robert Newman or read “The Prize” by Daniel Yergin and learn how often oil is the main reason for many wars. Google “Operation North Woods” and learn about the planned false-flag operation to justify a US invasion of Cuba. Google the video “The Panama Deception” and learn how Bush 1 and Cheney used lies to justify their mass murder of 3000 Panamanians. Read the book “Killing Hope” by William Blum to fully understand how often the CIA organizes massacres that benefit corporate America. Check out the new Wikileak about Ambassador April Glaspie – no doubt acting on orders from Bush 1 and Cheney – giving Saddam Hussein the “Green Light” to invade Kuwait.
And even though Gaddafi is a murderous thug – up until he decided to stop accepting US dollars and instead insist on being paid in gold for his oil, he was America’s thug. The US Government hasn’t dropped 50,000 bombs on Libya because it cares for the Libyan people.
The US Government wants the oil and the gold to hand over to the oil companies and banks that finance the election campaigns of both the Democrats and the Republicans. If you already know all this, it’s your duty to inform other people about it. And if you don’t know all this stuff, you have a lot of Googling to do.
You all have a duty to fully educate yourselves, your families and your community about false-flags – not just to avoid being complicit in horrific war crimes, but also to be ready the next time some nuclear bomb is detonated or some bio-weapon is released and blamed on someone from an oil-rich nation. Unless we as citizens of planet Earth familiarize ourselves with false flags, the next one could be the one that removes our remaining rights away completely and results in us all being put into FEMA camps, like some say that fourth hijacked airplane – Flight 93 – was designed to do.
Some of you are deciding right now whether or not you should add the struggle for 9/11 truth to the rest of your daily struggles. When promoting this event on the Cannabis Culture .com website, CC editor Jeremiah Vandermeer and myself were attacked for attempting to deal with more than one issue at a time. “You gotta pick one infinite war and stick with it” our critics, in effect, argued. I expect that similar attacks will be levelled at anyone who attempts to circulate evidence of government war crimes and government false-flag operations. So I leave you with these words from Martin Luther King Jr., when he decided to speak out against the Vietnam War, from his speech “Beyond Vietnam”:
“The truth of these words is beyond doubt, but the mission to which they call us is a most difficult one. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy, especially in time of war.
Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one’s own bosom and in the surrounding world. Moreover, when the issues at hand seem as perplexing as they often do in the case of this dreadful conflict, we are always on the verge of being mesmerized by uncertainty; but we must move on. And some of us who have already begun to break the silence of the night have found that the calling to speak is often a vocation of agony, but we must speak. We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. And we must rejoice as well, for surely this is the first time in our nation’s history that a significant number of its religious leaders have chosen to move beyond the prophesying of smooth patriotism to the high grounds of a firm dissent based upon the mandates of conscience and the reading of history. Perhaps a new spirit is rising among us. If it is, let us trace its movements and pray that our own inner being may be sensitive to its guidance, for we are deeply in need of a new way beyond the darkness that seems so close around us.”