by Scott Creighton
I recently watched a video with Bob Bowman from a Public Access show in Boston I think. Everything was going great, till the host started going on and on about… “nanothermite”. The host said “Nanothermite is the ONLY way those buildings could have been brought down…” What a laugh the embedded Sunstein agents of the Truth movement must have had at that one. Unfortunately, this is a common misunderstanding held by many in our movement. It illustrates just how successful the cognitive infiltration efforts of the 9/11 Truth movement have been.
“We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing. (2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories.”
“We suggest a distinctive tactic for breaking up the hard core of extremists who supply conspiracy theories: cognitive infiltration of extremist groups, whereby government agents or their allies (acting either virtually or in real space, and either openly or anonymously) will undermine the crippled epistemology of believers (1)by planting doubts about the theories and stylized facts that circulate within such groups, thereby (2) introducing beneficial cognitive diversity.”
… government agents “might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action.” Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s regulatory czar
“Day by day and almost minute by minute the past was brought up to date. In this way every prediction made by the Party could be shown by documentary evidence to have been correct; nor was any item of news, or any expression of opinion, which conflicted with the needs of the moment, ever allowed to remain on record. All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.”
—1984  George Orwell
(1)by planting doubts about the theories – 9/11 Research – Jim Hoffman, Victoria Ashley, Gregg Roberts, Jan Hoyer – Since the very beginning, their site was committed to one thing and one thing only… to create doubt in the minds of every single Truth Advocate about any theory aside from the Official Conspiracy Theory about what hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11th, 2001. Their propaganda has been slick and relentless. Jim Hoffman’s job was to provide the credibility as the scientist, Victoria Ashley was the Amen Corner, Jan Hoyer the web designer and graphics, and Gregg Roberts was the brains behind it all…
Roberts is a technical writer and business analyst with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s-level study in social work, and earlier education in the “hard” sciences. 9/11 Research
A perfect disinfo team designed to steer a movement away from dangerous and possibly productive aspects of the unofficial investigation of 9/11 and focus them on circumstantial and ultimately unproveable aspects of the evidence of 9/11.
Their success has been a model for infiltration tactics. Most well-meaning Truth Advocates will ignore discussions of the Pentagon if they don’t automatically assume that Flight 77 struck the building, contrary to all physical evidence and logic.
note – A “disclaimer” posted on the 9/11 Research site informs the readers that even if they knew that the government was collecting IP addresses from those who visit the site and then targeting them, they still wouldn’t tell you because it would be against the Patriot Act provisions….
“The USA PATRIOT Act places restrictions on freedoms of expression guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — restrictions that have yet to be tested in the courts. It allows individuals to be placed under electronic surveillance without their knowledge or consent, and without a court order. We have no way of knowing whether people visiting this site are being monitored, and if we did know, it would be illegal under the USA PATRIOT Act for us to share that knowledge with our visitors.” 9/11 Research
They don’t erase their site because they know that they are baiting you into being added to the NSA watch list… instead they just make up excuses as to why they don’t tell you that you are now being watched, on some small little disclaimer on a buried page on their site…. curious, isn’t it? And this is what Gregg Roberts stands for…
does that sound like a real Truth advocate to you? or something else?
(2) introducing “beneficial” cognitive diversity – Steven Jones, Judy Wood, Morgan Reynolds, and many other smaller players – “beneficial cognitive diversity” is the notion that they should implant red-herring type “science” in the movement which serves to undermine credibility and once again, steer the unofficial investigation down unproductive paths that can never be proven.
The most successful of these was Steven Jones. Judy Wood and Morgan Reynolds came up with ridiculous claims that would paint Truth Advocates as crack-pots and or complete idiots… Wood offered up the “ray beams from space” stupidity and Reynolds suggested that “no planes hit the towers” or his “TV fakery” fraud. These met with some success, but the most productive of these plants for the cognitive infiltration groups, and therefore the most destructive to our cause, was by far and away… Steven Jones.
The New York Times once wrote that the most compelling mystery of 9/11 was what the RJ Lee report found to be massive amounts of “iron rich spheres” which could only have been created under massive amounts of heat and pressure. These sphere are in fact the missing trusses from the World Trade center which were melted instantly when the high explosives detonated under the 220 floor systems of the two Twin Towers.
There is no way those spheres could have been created by any means under the parameters of the Official Conspiracy Theory and their presence was proof that something other than jet fuel and gravity destroyed them. When the main stream New York Times made mention of them and the serious questions they presented, cognitive infiltration was needed to undermine the unofficial investigation.
Along comes Steven Jones to take up the cause. But instead of doing the obvious tests first, testing for commonly used high explosives residue in the Ground Zero dust, Steven Jones embarked the entire Truth community on a snipe hunt – thermite, thermate, superthermite, nanothermite… Of course its super secret military” connections that, again, can never be traced, can never be proven… and so there is no real way of continuing the investigation… a dead-end provided by a man who worked for the Department of Energy and then taught at a university that was dedicated to supporting the Bush administration. Jones was “punished” by the university by being placed on paid leave, which freed him up of course to run his cognitive infiltration project full-time.
When directly confronted about the possibility of testing for residues of high explosives in the Ground Zero dust, Steven Jones at first suggested there was no way to do that because there were no “taggants”. When I explained to Jones that I knew what taggants were and that they had nothing to do with testing for residual traces of exploded high explosives and I offered 3 different methods he could use to run the tests… he pretended not to receive that email and then suggested he had to ask Gregg Roberts for permission to run the tests… Gregg Roberts ultimately suggested that he didn’t want to run the tests, but promised to convey my suggestion to the rest of the Truth community he was involved with.
The fact that Steven Jones ultimately had to rely on Roberts, whose affliation with Jim Hoffman and Victoria Ashley stand as a testament to his lack of credibility in the movement, goes a long way to expose Jones himself. Then later, Jones’ little planned distraction at the AE911Truth Press conference (where he offered up a variation of Wood’s “earthquake weapon” as a means to discredit that event) proves even more that Jones, Roberts, and all the rest of them are simply parts of what Sunstein already described in his paper on the infiltration of “conspiracy theorist” movements.
It’s time we put them all behind us. It’s time we created the Truth 2.0 and ran the tests ourselves. It’s also time for members of the Truth Advocacy movement to contact real Truth advocates like Gage and Griffin and let them know what Jones and Roberts and Hoffman represent.
If we are to revive credibility in this movement, we have to get rid of the Sunstein agents who have already poisoned our efforts. Weeding those three out of the movement would be a great place to start.