Editor’s Note: This is but one excerpt from Cynthia McKinney’s website: Below this excerpt are other sub-titles from the same page.
Making Sense of the Nonsensical: The Rise of The Truth Movement
In my lifetime, the Truth Movement began the day everyone in the government subscribed to “The Magic Bullet Theory” in the murder of President Kennedy. People who have impacted me deeply asked important questions at that time of a government that was not forthcoming. For example, in 2013, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Cyril Wecht, who investigated the President’s autopsy report on behalf of the American Medical Association. He did not believe the official government narrative of what happened to President Kennedy after studying that report and did not believe it when I interviewed him fifty years later. Dr. Cyril Wecht became a member of The Truth Movement only after he had been entrusted to study important information as a result of many objections to the government’s narrative. Dr. Wecht became a source of information and inspiration for many important others.
Inspection of the government’s official narrative of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. also reveals certain anomalies that, at first, just don’t add up. For example, it was testified in the 1999 trial establishing that there was a government conspiracy to murder Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that the order was given by Jesse Jackson to have the local armed group, The Invaders, to leave the Lorraine Motel only minutes before the assassination. In order to make sense of all of the puzzle pieces individually and as a whole, each bit of information must be put into perspective by devising a completely new way of looking at it, even questioning “conventional wisdom”—whatever that is.This questioning of conventional wisdom or even what is taken to be the prevailing “common sense” at the time is what can produce break-throughs in understanding. Like connecting the dots in that famous photograph of the Black person touching Dr. King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motelafter he had been shot. According to testimony in the trial, that personwas Merrell McCullough, then-Officer with the Memphis Police Department, and infiltrator of the group, The Invaders, later, at the time of the 1999 trial, employed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Thus, yet another Truth Movement emerged around the murder of Dr. King. One of the popular street researchers in this area was Steve Cokely who proclaimed at one of his lectures, that his job was to translate the tedious minutiae of the 1999 trial into people-speak so that the average ordinary person who was impacted by the murder of Dr. King could understand what had happened and why it mattered. Truth Warriors like Steve Cokely are never rewarded by the state—or for that matter, the public at large—and suffer like the whistleblowers that they are—for their dedication to getting the truth out about these tragic events. At best, ignored by the special interest press, their daily labor is without recognition or award.
A powerful moment in The Truth Movement occurred when JFK researchers joined with MLK researchers and then began delving into the facts of the other important assassinations of the decade: Malcolm X; President Kennedy’s brother, Robert Kennedy, who, himself was poised to become the next President of the United States. The COINTELPRO Papers provided a treasure trove of information on the government’s orchestrated attacks on peace activists during the Anti-Vietnam War era, as well as social movement activists working the streets of the U.S. for social and economic justice for African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, American Indians, Mexican-Americans and their supporters.
The Church Committee went further and exposed assassination attempts on foreign leaders and the infiltration of every aspect of social, religious, and academic life by U.S. intelligence, including breaches of the U.S. Constitution. What would be surprising is if a Truth Movement did not arise from the revelations.
After September 11, 2001, all Members of Congress were told that we were hit because we were free and that we should tell that to our constituents. All over the U.S., Members of Congress dutifully repeated that official narrative. But not me. I couldn’t stoop so low when I understood that the United States had invested trillions of dollars in an intelligence and military infrastructure and on one day that infrastructure failed four times—including at the Pentagon, itself! September 11, 2001 created a new generation of Truthers because the U.S. government’s official narrative was so unbelievable. And as September 11th is the excuse for draconian legislation that snatches civil liberties from U.S. citizens and creates an illusion of support for U.S.-led wars all over the world, more and more people are heeding Paul Craig Roberts’s plea to people to just use their brains and think.
(snip – end excerpt. Please enjoy other writings on that same page.)
The Truth Movement as a Complex Adaptive System
The Deep State Reveals Itself
Preventing the Merger of The Deep State and The Public State in Order to Make A Peace State
Cynthia’s site: http://www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com/
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