September 11th 2009 has arrived. In addition to pensive reminders and tributes scattered among various media outlets, the date also seems to coincide with a healthy dose of the strange, for me at least.
For instance, today marks the day Dr. Stephen Greer will present a lecture to students and the general public at a University in Asheville, North Carolina, which is much anticipated here in my community. With all the whispers making the rounds about various political figures and their involvement with “911 Truth” websites, I find particular interest in the notion that Greer’s lecture happened to be scheduled for this weekend, and can’t help but wonder if he’ll have any insights regarding the most terrible American tragedy. According to some, UFO documents aren’t the only information being withheld by intelligence agencies, and regardless of one’s personal perspectives of the matter, the notion that some seek “disclosure” applies to a web of silence and misdirection that extends far beyond aliens and UFOs; if anything, they are only one piece of the puzzle.
Enough time seems to have passed by now… people have learned to breathe again. Nonetheless, a Post-911 America–as some call it–is certainly a different world from what it may have been had the terrorist attacks never occurred. This, we all wish, seems to be the general consensus: that it all could have been prevented. History, however, can’t be changed… it can only be re-written. In spite of the tragedy, are there still a few ways we are better for it? Does our heightened awareness of the dangers we face prevent us somewhat of becoming apathetic to legitimate concerns? It seems so; post 9-11 America has seen the publication of books like my pal Bill Forstchen’s One Second After, and although Bill’s book is fiction, it nonetheless serves as a grim reminder of what pure chaos might feel like.
For a few days back in 2001, I think most of us had a brief taste of it.