Friday, October 27, 2006

First-ever Local Showing

Today I emailed formal invitations to see this movie, and (of course) a glitch caused duplicate -- and triplicate -- copies to go out. If you were on the receiving end, sorry about the onslaught. If you didn't get an invitation, here it is: Come to the First-Ever Showing of 9/11 Press for Truth in Carbondale, Illinois, on Friday, Nov. 3, 8pm, at the Interfaith Center.

Of the people contacted, several have RSVP'd. Some will try to make it; some have other things to do; others have other ideas. ;-)

Recently SIUC-beat reporter Caleb Hale had other ideas for Bill O'Reilly in his Scribbles on the Ivy Wall column in the Southern Illinoisan about teaching 9/11 government conspiracy theories in the classroom -- going against O'Reilly who thinks universities should banish teachers like Kevin Barrett, the Wisconsin university instructor whose syllabus includes alternatives to the offical 19 hijackers version of 9/11 attacks.

Caleb wrote:
[P]rofessors like Kevin Barrett, the University of Wisconsin instructor currently under fire for his belief the U.S. government orchestrated the 9-11 terrorist attacks, can give college students one of the best higher learning experiences money can buy?

You won't hear that from a lot of people, mostly because on the surface it seems like a horrible thing to say. That is, until you understand it through the mode of higher education.
Although not espousing alternatives to the official 9/11 story, Caleb Hale still "gets it" -- the virtue of unfettered academic inquiry and debate. O'Reilly doesn't get it. You should hear Big Bill attacking Prof. James Fetzer (.wav 2mg) in the interview alluded to by Caleb. It starts out civilly enough. But someone is a 'nut job' alright, and it ain't Fetzer.

As far as I know, NO ONE has ever said that President Bush (peace be upon him) orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. That strains credulity, to say the least. But why did he take 400-plus days to empower a commission to investigate what really did happen, then set it up to ensure a whitewash?

That's the point of 9/11 Press for Truth -- not about the many anomalies of -- but on events leading up to -- and after -- the attack, that were suppressed by the Commission. It features questions from the four New Jersey widows of the attacks, substantiated by Paul Thompson's 9/11 Timeline.

I saw the producers on CSPAN this year on the 5th anniversary of 9/11 (part of my all day 9/11 coverage viewing). After viewing the movie on Google video, I purchased a copy and signed up with Brave New Theaters for promotional aid. BNT has offer film offerings, including current most popular Iraq for Sale.

If you can't attend the free screening of 9/11 Press for Truth at the Interfaith Center next Friday, but want to see the documentary. It can be downloaded and watched for free from Google Video at this link.

Now on with the show.

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