Sept. 11 on your mind?

If the events of September 11, and the ramifications thereof, are of continued concern to you then there’s a Paragon Radio Suicide (audio collage collection including actual news footage, spoken word performance, and interviews) you might want to hear.  Simply surf into infowarts   http://www.infowarts.com/ and click to listen to # 100 – Suicide C – 9-11, Before the Spin Set In

Nothing stands alone. All things are connected. Just because human behavior  has been one way does not mean it must remain such. We  have choices. 

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14 Comments

  1. bigsurkate said,

    September 7, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Powerful images for a powerful subject, Eva. A nice reminder of what we have let loose ourselves. Great stuff! I hope all of us pay attention to this as 9/11 approaches, and the debate over the mosque continues, and the war in Afghanistan rages. The US is not an innocent here.

    • September 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm

      Hi bigsurkate. Perhaps one of the most important things regarding 911 was the awakening of many people who asked “WHY?” and then seriously sought reasons that lead them to discover just what the US has done in other countries and “why” not everyone loves “us” for being “us.”
      The Right to Self Determination may not lead everyone to the same state of living but everyone has the same right to live as they want. Who are we to dictate that just because we want their natural resources in order to maintain OUR lifestyle?
      Yes, war rages. Rage against war seems in order.

  2. slpmartin said,

    September 7, 2010 at 2:05 am

    A wonderful message to share….the images and song tell a power story.

    • September 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

      Hey slpmartin! Well I am very very tired of war war war and how people just seem to accept it as an acceptable form of behavior–even when it goes against their own moral standards. The host of KKFI’s Paragon Radio Program, Ben, often discusses 911 from a very curious and suspicous point of view. The audio collages that air on his Sunday/Monday through the night talk program are intense and invite all sorts of questions. I thought this post might be one way to share those suicides with other interested people. That footage is very powerful for its immedicacy of the moments of newscasting, air traffic controllers, firefighters and the words of many other people. The sounds of low flying aircraft is rather unnerving at times though, so be forewarned if you take a listen.
      –As for Cat Stevens’ “Peace Train”–well, was glad to find video of a live performance that showed the audience–their responses and faces. Other people want PEACE too! LOTS!

  3. Meg said,

    September 7, 2010 at 2:13 am

    The term collateral damage should be amended to Destruction of the Innocent. Thank you for sharing this. In the words of someone wiser than I – Om Shanti Om. Thank you Eva.

    • September 7, 2010 at 5:59 pm

      Namaste, Meg. Oh that phrase–Collateral Damage–what evil it represents! One of the reasons I included the long video on the bombing of Dresden was because of the references to the decision to wage war by terrifying and killing ciivilians. What are armies for but to wage war? I considered linking to the Collateral Murder video recently leaked online. Then considered how even though I was prepared, or thought I was, for viewing something awful–well–the video and audio exceeded my expectations. If people are interested in viewing that video they can do so in their own time. It raises MANY issues. None of them positive. I hope Reuters can eventually get the truth regarding the deaths of its photographer, Namir Noor-Eldeen, and his driver.
      Thank you for caring, Meg.
      Destruction of the Innocent–and Innocence–on so many levels.

  4. Posky said,

    September 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Intense intense intense intense.

    I really liked the imagery and the post.

    • September 11, 2010 at 11:54 pm

      Hey funny-bone tickler aka Posky. Thanks for reading and seeing–and leaving your tracks.

  5. lesliepaints said,

    September 9, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Oh my! You have taken me back to the late 60’s and college and the Viet Nam War and the riots at Kent State and I wore “Teaser and the Firecat ” album out right along with my “Bridge over Troubled Water” with Simon and Garfunkel. War is not an answer.

    • September 11, 2010 at 11:55 pm

      Agreed, Leslie. Agreed. War —well, it’s war and that means death, destruction and violence all around. Not a very appealing state to attempt to live in.

  6. artistatexit0 said,

    September 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Eva, A very emotional and personally touchy subject for me that has me measuring what I say to some degree. I abhor all violence and can’t find a justification for much of what has happened recently. I thought the only way we “knew” Sadam had weapons of mass destruction is that we sold him the goods to begin with. At what point are we satisfied with our “pound of flesh”? And why do the civilian casualties never seem to count for much. I really want to be proud of our country, but our history is a very mixed bag to say the least.

    • September 12, 2010 at 12:09 am

      Hey artistatexitO, I appreciate you making the effort to comment –and state your position even if it is in a ‘measuring’ state of mind. Your questions are excellent and I fear that so much is not thought out by many people. Which is one of the reasons I create such posts. I’ve come across a great deal reactionary violence and hatred and warmonging expressed online. Much of it is very scary all by itself.Some of it is reactionary from fear. Some just reveals distrubed individuals. A lot shows just how easily people can be manipulated. Much of it makes some of us just want to back away and stay out of the mess. The only problem is that when those of us who are NOT warmongers, who are NOT advocates of violence, who are NOT willing to sacrifice civilians and innocent people –especially since they’re NOT ‘our’ people–Well, when we are ‘silent’ then there’s no balance to the situation. So we who abhor war and violence just have to do the best we can to continue to say, “NO” to war and all the rest or things will never change for the betterment of everyone. Or so I HOPE. There are times when I do think we are a doomed species because of our self-destructive behavior. Perhaps we are. But, clearly we are NOT all so inclined and therein lies the seeds of hope for humans. Thank you.

  7. artistatexit0 said,

    September 14, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Yes we need hope and that is why my own project keeps pointing towards creativity as an engine for change. People need to feel personally empowered to do more than consume and destroy.

    • September 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm

      “…creativity as an engine for change.” Exactly. Good point about people needing ways to feel empowrered. I agree.


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