It’s been 17 years since the attacks in NYC and Washington DC. You can argue about who did it, how it happened, or why it happened, but the fact remains that this dark event was a turning point in history. It unleashed an unprecedented wave of surveillance, directly attacking our freedoms, and started a new volley of direct conflict and proxy wars in the Middle East, all in the name of “The War on Terrorism”.
We would be foolish to not have been awoken from our slumber with this. And really most people continued to stay asleep until 2016. At the time of the attacks the Deep State was truly a conspiracy theory. There are serious doubts that this was carried out the way the official narrative says it was. Knowing what we know now in 2018 this hardly feels like a stretch at all. As early as the Iranian coup in 1953 the CIA has had its tentacles all over the world, meddling. The 9/11 attacks were justification for the Patriot Act, gave rise to the FISA courts, and initiated military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Remember WMDs? More lies spun up out of this mess to justify wasting trillions of dollars spent in the Middle East. When you ask yourself who benefited from 9/11 you could make just as good a case for the US Government agencies benefiting the most.
Perhaps the biggest piece of information to come out of the meteoric rise of President Trump is the very real and active presence of the Deep State. You are no longer laughed out of the room by pointing them out as a real entity. The treasonous actions of many in the FBI, CIA, and Department of Justice against President Trump and for Hillary Clinton before, during, and after the election have thankfully awoken more people. The Deep State can no longer hide behind the conspiracy theory curtain.
But now we are stronger than ever. We have momentum, and we have the greatest leader of our time to uncover the rot within our government. Only a man of President Trump’s caliber, unable to be bought, or controlled, learning and growing in perhaps the most cutthroat industry in the world, NYC real estate, could handle the unimaginable pressure of running the greatest country the world has ever known while fighting domestic enemies more dangerous than ever once thought possible.
We are doomed to be victims of history if we forget it. Let us not forget. And let us be strong enough to not turn away, or be willfully ignorant because it’s easier that way. Edward R. Murrow put it best, “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves”. It is our ancestral duty to stop this.