Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Godfather of 9/11

Many people have heard of the Project for a New American Century. But PNAC does not go far enough in explaining why 9/11 was carried out. This essay looks at the modern intellectual force who actually created the justification for 9/11.

Leo Strauss is the father of the Neo-Conservative movement, including many leaders of the current administration. Indeed, some of the main neocon players were students of Strauss at the University of Chicago, where he taught for many years. Strauss, born in Germany, was an admirer of Nazi philosophers and of Machiavelli.

So what does this have to do with 9/11? Well, Strauss believed that a stable political order required an external threat and that if an external threat did not exist, one should be manufactured. Specifically, Strauss thought that:

"A political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat . . . . Following Machiavelli, he maintained that if no external threat exists then one has to be manufactured" (quote is by one of Strauss' main biographers).

Indeed, Stauss used the analogy of Gulliver's Travels to show what a Neocon-run society would look like:

"When Lilliput [the town] was on fire, Gulliver urinated over the city, including the palace. In so doing, he saved all of Lilliput from catastrophe, but the Lilliputians were outraged and appalled by such a show of disrespect." (this quote also from the same biographer)

Moreover, Strauss said:

"Only a great fool would call the new political science diabolic . . . Nevertheless one may say of it that it fiddles while Rome burns. It is excused by two facts: it does not know that it fiddles, and it does not know that Rome burns.

So Strauss seems to have advocated governments letting terrorizing catastrophes happen on one's own soil to one's own people -- of "pissing" on one's own people, to use his Gulliver's travel analogy. And he advocates that government's should pretend that they did not know about such acts of mayhem: to intentionally "not know" that Rome is burning. He advocates messing with one's own people in order to save them from some "catastophe" (perhaps to justify military efforts to monopolize middle eastern oil to keep it away from our real threat -- an increasingly-powerful China?).

Moreover, since Strauss advocated "manufacturing" external threats, false flag terrorism seems to fit the prescription perfectly.

Is it any wonder that Strauss' disciples carried out 9/11? The cold war was over, so there was no real external enemy that was scary enough to maintain a stable political order. This is especially true given that: election fraud brought the neocons into office; their popularity was very low before 9/11; and they could only move the American public away from their traditional ideas of freedom and fighting only in self-defense if sufficintly terrified about a big, bad boogeyman.

The neoconservatives had to manufacture that external threat by "pissing on" New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvannia. They had to pretend that they didn't know that the planes were about to hit and that Rome was about to burn.

Strauss told them so.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This provides no proof that the neocons had anything to do with 911, or that they wanted it to happen. The only people who'll believe it are the people who are willing to believe anything bad about Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al. On the other hand, the only people who'll believe the propaganda produced by the neocons are their supporters, ie the people who vote for them.

This extreme polarisation of beliefs has to be overcome before any progress can be made towards solving the problems created by terrorism. As long as both sides instantly dismiss any statements by the other side, the people of supposedly free countries will remain divided and easily led. It's up to the people to get together and decide what really needs to be done, rather than sitting back and allowing the leaders of two intensely similar political parties to make all the important decisions.

It's up to us, people.

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Leo Straus was a jew but when the author says he was an admirer of Nazi Philisophers he doesn't mean that he was a Nazi more that the ideas he put forward were very similar to another philosopher Nietzsche. A philosopher that Hitler read, and twisted the ideas of. So before going off on some rant go read some of Straus/Nietzsche and see the similarities in their views.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Levi Strauss or Leo Strauss, guys and girls, the issues with considering people's religions or ethnicity lead to bad judgements.
The focus is on the actions: the international bankers, the industrialists, the military and the US government(s) are all having a bit of it. All of them are contributing to the current menace. I repeat: all of them are contributing to achieve tyranny on the people of the world. To make a survey on their religion or their ethnicity is fruitless, sincerely, how can it solve the conundrum we're in? It would just turbid what is already very limpidly defined. Trust me.
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5:01 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

excellent post. There is now peer reviewed scientific evidence which shows that thermite was used on 9/11. Why do Americans (yes I am one) not wake up and throw these murderers in jail to awair their hangings? It seems that a small but very motivated segment of the population is trying to bring this into the mainstream media but so far is failing but this will change. The neocons are trying to change our country without waking up the rich SUV drivers. They feel that as long as they don't rock the economical boat too much they can do anything they want, including the murder of 3000 innocent Americans on 9/11. They are dead wrong, the people that know the truth are highly motivated and we will see justice if its the last thing we do.

8:31 AM  

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