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14 December, 2008

Selling Books, Selling Wars

(Above: David Ray Griffin lecture from earlier this year on the 9/11 Commission Report.)

I recently had the good pleasure of attending a lecture by Dr. David Ray Griffin at a University of California classroom. His patient, evidence-based debunking of what he terms the official conspiracy theory (i.e., that Muslims conspired to attack us on 9/11) was a model of logic and clear analysis—and his point about the linguistic manipulation of the term “conspiracy theory” is superb. Naturally those like Dr. Griffin who propose an alternate theory, or question the government-media sanctioned version of events, are written off as “conspiracy kooks;” promoting a whole conspiracy story involving Muslims isn’t allowed to be questioned as a conspiracy theory at all. Such is the successful manipulation of the Group Mind by the Cryptocracy, although Dr. Griffin’s lecture was well attended, and his recent book has been noted by Publisher’s Weekly—a possible indication of a crack in the trance state.

One disrupter or plant in the audience behind me kept his cell phone ringing throughout the lecture, then stood at the end and mumbled something about a Chevy Corsica filled with Korans. His presence and point were more pitiable than profound, and he soon left.

A second man rose to state that he was “not convinced,” and that Dr. Griffin seemed to be saying that “everything has been faked.” Dr. Griffin responded that each point which the government and/or media has reported simply needs to be evaluated for evidence. The other man kept shaking his head, but stayed.

Unfortunately, I had to leave before I could speak with Dr. Griffin afterwards, but I hope to meet him at a later time. Over the weekend, however, I spent some time with relatives, one of whom told me that she also does not “believe in conspiracy theories.” When I asked her if she believed that Muslims conspired to attack us on 9/11, and pointed out that by definition such a story is a conspiracy theory, she was disturbed and tried to change the subject. Later she stated that the “people” who propose [alternate] conspiracy theories are simply “selling books.”

I replied that her side is using their conspiracy theories to sell wars. She has not responded to that point, and I doubt that she will.

I believe in looking at evidence, and following it wherever it leads, even if it means completely disrupting one’s psychological comfort structure. I would apply this approach to anyone on any subject, including history, religion, science, theism, atheism, or one’s own life. It is a monumental task, a constant process, and it can make a person unpopular. And yes, if an author uses the approach well, it can sell books—or lead to a boycott, depending on the topic.

On the other hand, the current government-media approach is to bury evidence, distort, lie, repeat lies, use technology and prestigious titles to sell the lies, and hypnotize the populace into blindly believing the lie of choice. There are plenty of books abounding which swim in this current, and note: they sell. In fact such books are far easier to sell, for people look for confirmation of the comfortable.

But in addition to selling books, this sold-out side sells something else: war. If nothing else leads someone to question official, media-sanctioned conspiracy theories, I would leave this one point for meditation, as a type of koan: why trust those who promote war? Do we need to remind ourselves of the actuality of war by looking at pictures of shredded mothers, fathers, children, and babies, some dead, some living an amputated nightmare existence? Shouldn’t we call into question everything which promotes such an outrage?

If such thoughts don’t crack the trance, then we are dealing with a zombie, and the only remaining course of action is to wipe the dust from one’s sandals and move on. Zombies will likely buy someone’s book, but the prostitutes promoting war via print are far worse than any hooker down the block. Those who sell war through their books have had their day. It won’t last; whores and wars have a life span.

Time permitting, I’ll continue to write, and use my pen to fight the sword of the war whores. If I sell a few books, I won’t apologize.


  1. Absolutely wonderful to read. I just finished Blood on the Altar by Craig and it is a MUST READ. I hope he writes more for us who are willing to "look at all the evidence" and follow it to the truth. People like Craig an Michael A. Hoffman II are voices crying in the wilderness of a land of zombies.

  2. Thanks to Craig for "Blood an th Altar". It is a MUST read. Truth is not an enemy, it will save you!

  3. "...Dr. Griffin's lecture was well attended, and his recent book has been noted by Publisher's Weekly-a possible indication of a crack in the trance state."

    Or, of controlled Revelation of the Method".

  4. Thanks, Leon. I suppose I'm doing well, although I've been dealing with plenty on the job and personal front. Fun fact about my life in the past couple of years: I was buttonholed by a Homeland Security dude at an airport who grinned and said to me, "Watch out for those Masons!" Take it as amusing, sinister, or Fortean, as you wish! And good luck to you in your endeavors.

    Thanks, Philangelus, also, for your generous remarks! Glad to see someone reads these posts!

  5. Hello ASE: yes, the Cryptocracy always banks on work against it as a potential trance-deepener. My interpretation of Revelation of the Method is in the context of my background in hypnosis; a "test" of a trance state is a potential wake-up signal, but if the stimulation does not arouse the percipient, then he or she goes deeper into the trance--and the hypnotist gets accurate information about the depth of the trance state. However, these gambles by the Cryptocracy can always backfire. I believe there is good potential for blowback, even where the arrogant Cryptos think they have everything locked up. Trance states can crack. The "other side" gambles one way, and we keep working, placing our chips to see if the ball rolls over in our direction. Time will tell.

  6. Well, this talk is interesting in light of a dream I had last night after falling asleep reading the books of David Ray Griffin on 9/11. I dreamed of a building that was crashing and when I woke up a half hour later I absolutely had no idea where I was, who I was, and I had a very real attachment to the building that had crashed. But 9/11 being the test of the trance state can also put you in a trance state.

  7. Yes, one "poison" can cure another; a "thorn plucks out a thorn," and a dream can kill a dream: but only if it leads past all dreams to a vivid state of awareness.

  8. No problem deserve it. I just found this post from Mr. Hoffman II, so big thanks to him and his work.

  9. Michael...totally devoured "Blood On The Altar".

    One of the best reads on the subject, I've come across in a long while. I passed it on to friend at work, and she absolutely loved it also. I wasn't aware of how many "degrees" beyond run-of-the-mill Freemasonry there are.

    Crowley, for being such a scumbag, is still a very intriguing figure to apply study.

    I might pass this book on to Bishop Louis Vezelis for his consumption.