Blowing the Whistle on the 9-11 Commissioners in San Francisco- Firsthand report
What happened, what didn't happen at our protest. The evolution of the idea, the possibilities for the meme being used through the RNC to support those who oppose the criminal behavior of the occupants of the White House.
Blowing the Whistle on the 9-11 Commission in San Francisco- Firsthand Report!
The protest was small in number, although we had great banners, lots of flyers, and did quite a few television interviews. The driver of the cable car even stopped to run over to us and pick a copy of "The New Pearl Harbor" by David Griffin which addresses the most disturbing questions that the official 9-11 Commission neglected to investigate.
That said, I must say that I have mixed emotions about the whole thing, having worked very hard (with little sleep) for over a week, trying to pull off the protest, so let me backtrack a bit, and speak from an organizers point of view, who has been working on this issue at the local, national, and international level. I've been marching, tabling in the streets, organizing events, the San Francisco International Inquiry into 9-11 Phase One, the printing and distribution of over 4,000,000 Deception Dollars. After the Toronto Inquiry, with Farenheit 9-11 looming on the horizon, I decided to take a vacation when my kids got out of school, confidant that the 9-11 Truth Movement would continue and grow without any help from me. After two months of travel with the family, we returned to California and I was refreshed and ready to get back to "activism." I just wondered whether or not to go to New York. When my Congresswoman emailed me about the special hearings and the urgency of H.R.4104 The Intelligence Transformation Act that she was co-sponsoring, I began organizing protests/rallies/marches. I made up a flyer and printed 1000 copies to pass out at the August 8th, "Books Not Bombs" Rally in Livermore. Then I received a call from Byron Belitsos, publisher of Inside Job- Unmasking the 9-11 Conspiracies by Jim Marrs, who mentioned that the 9-11 Commissioners would be in San Francisco. Obviously, we had to protest them! So, I only had about a week to try to do all the outreach/publicity/organizing...
On Tuesday, August 11th, I received this email-
"I had a brainstorm in the middle of the night, and I'm not sure if it was a dream or not - but the idea that rocked me was so powerful that I couldn't go back to sleep. I was asking my higher self what I could do to contribute to the actions that might possibly take place. This is what came to me in a vision (it was more than a vision, it actually had sound effects!) and I recognized the fantastic potential within the concept...
"BLOW THE WHISTLE ON BUSH" DURING THE RNC!!!!
PATRIOTIC NEW YORKERS, DEMOCRATIC AMERICANS, FREE-THINKERS & PAGANS, AND BUSHCO VICTIMS EVERYWHERE -
LET'S ALL "BLOW THE WHISTLE ON BUSH" THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN NEW YORK CITY!!!!
If you can't take part in the city-wide protests of the Republican National Convention, you can still get yourself a loud WHISTLE (like the famous Acme Thunderer) and protest your LUNGS out, either in affinity groups or alone from your rooftops and windows! Make your frustration and anger be heard for miles! Let Bush & his thugs HEAR us, loud & clear, that we're as Mad As Hell And Not Taking It Anymore!!!
HERE'S THE STRATEGY:
Every half-hour, on the half-hour, during the Republican National Convention, you can loudly protest everything you despise about Bush and his thug administration with the very breath of your life! All you need is a good WHISTLE (like the famous Acme Thunderer) and a watch that is accurately synchronized. Let's ALL coordinate with our personal sirens of protest, so they can be heard in every city all around the world - every half-hour, on the half-hour, for as long as the Republican Convention meets in NYC, we can Blow the Whistle On Bush! Won't that make a grand media event?? Just think about all the possibilities...
Here are just a few motivations for this action:
BLOW THE WHISTLE ON BUSH AND HIS UNWELCOME REPUBLICAN CONVENTION!
BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THE LIES AND FAILURES OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION!
BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THE 9/11 WHITEWASH AND THE BOGUS HOMELAND SECURITY SCAM!
BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THE FRAUDULENT "LIBERATION" AND "DEMOCRATIZATION" OF IRAQ!
BLOW THE WHISTLE ON BUSH'S RAPE OF THE PLANET AND PEOPLE'S DEMOCRACY!
BLOW THE WHISTLE ON EVERYTHING BUSH REPRESENTS AND VIOLATES!
It's cheap, safe and non-violent - it's a sure winner if EVERYONE blows their whistles at precise times during the day.
Visualize it...hear it...it can happen everywhere all at once, and the Gestapo police won't be able to stop it or prevent it!
Every half-hour, a loud screeching protest of pain, anger and spiteful resistance to Bush's encroaching Fascist totalitarianism.
Every half-hour, a union of hearts and minds all over the country in a WHISTLING explosion of Solidarity and Magikal Passion!
"BLOW THE WHISTLE ON BUSH!"
We can do this! It can be a wonderful protest for anywhere, not just in New York. Every half-hour, a minute of loud whistling will be heard coming from everywhere...it can become an historic event - The Whistle-Blowers Heard 'Round The World.
Pass this idea on to others...and then let's JUST DO IT!"
I agreed that this was a wonderful brilliant idea! On the same morning, I got another email from someone else offering me $5000 to place 9-11 ads in the paper. I thought that if we could use the whistleblowing idea at the 9-11 Commissioner's event- and have it covered by all the press that was going to be there- we could help jumpstart the idea. New Yorkers could use it- to voice their opposition to the RNC and their solidarity with one another, especially with the militarization of the police and their extraordinary efforts to keep people away from New York and make it as difficult as possible to protest safely, legally, meaningfully in NY. And all of us who couldn't be in NY, could show our solidarity with those who were there.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to place an ad in the paper before the protest. The best I could do was place a full page ad in the San Francisco Bay Guardian the day after the event. Besides working on the ad, our taxes were due, which meant one very sleepless night. The art for the ad was finished late Monday afternoon- past deadline. I meant to buy more tickets for protesters to get into the event, but they soldout just minutes before I called them.
We made half sheet flyers with the ad copy on them to pass out at the event, and I got 255 whistles to pass out. I gave whistles to all the 9-11 activists who went inside. I gave the one and only ticket I had to a good friend of mine. She had the courage, at some point, to stand up and challenge the Commissioners, and say that they were lying and covering up the truth! But she forgot to blow her whistle. Every single activist who went in, neglected to blow the whistle, so the opportunity for the media statement was basically lost. Outside, on the hour and the half hour, we blew our whistles loudly towards the room where the Commissioners were speaking, but I don't think they noticed.
I hope someone will blow the whistle on Ben Veniste next week when he speaks in San Francisco on the 24th, but I can't organize another protest; we have a big rally, march on Congresswoman Anna Eshoo's office on the 25th.
I keep hoping that this issue, this story, will break, but it seems that the stakes continue to grow higher. The beneficiaries of 9-11, those with the most suspicious links to the actual events, continue to be promoted to the highest positions of power. They are crafting the legislation restructuring the government in ways that benefit the military and surveillance/security industries at the cost of our civil rights, and in a way that is meant to crush, kill and intimidate any dissent or opposition.
I still believe our best hope is to counter the Big Lies with Truth, loudly, courageously while we still have the freedom to do so.
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