Do I obsess about 9/11? At least I try not to. In short: The official story of the "terrorist attacks" appears to me a fraud; the fraud has apparently succeeded in accomplishing its objectives; and so goes yet another small chapter in the endless history of the material world. But though I have better things to think about than 9/11, I do sometimes think about it, especially on the anniversary of the event, or when I'm subjected to extra searches by airport security, or when something about 9/11 I didn't know before comes to my attention as particularly striking. Today, two such special … [Read more...]
Articles about 9/11
The events of 9/11 as seen from a Krishna conscious point of view.
Three years ago, I published here the article A distant view of 9/11. Its theme, in brief, was that when freedom-hating Islamic terrorists struck on 9/11/2001 and the armies of American democracy struck back, the events rolled out in patterns so exquisitely neat and familiar as to suggest that the entire show had likely been scripted and staged by powerful hands within (and beyond) the United States government itself. Oh, paranoid conspiracy theories! The article further discussed the idea of divine and demonic traits of human character, a topic to which Lord Krishna devotes an entire … [Read more...]
September 11 will mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Nine days after the attacks, President George W. Bush, speaking to a joint session of Congress, said this about the attackers: We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions--by abandoning every value except the will to power--they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all … [Read more...]
This essay, read by Jayadvaita Swami, is available as an audiobook. Download (right-click - Save as...) The policy of wise rulers has always been to disguise strong acts under popular forms. Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859) History of England, Volume 1 When it all happened on 9/11, I was away from the United States—in the Middle East, to be more precise. I didn’t watch the catastrophe on television; I didn’t have one. (I almost never watch tv, and rarely read newspapers.) And I can tell you that from my detached and distant vantage point the events looked very different than … [Read more...]