Jazz singer Tony Bennett, a WWII veteran and pacifist, speaking about 9/11 and American militarism on the Howard Stern Show comments, ”But who are the terrorists? Are we the terrorists or are they the terrorists? Two wrongs don’t make a right. They flew the plane in, but we caused it … Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.”
Martin Luther King Jr. would have agreed with Tony exposing US history leading to 9/11.
As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his world shaking sermon, “Beyond Vietnam — a Time to Break Silence”, recounted to us the history of the lies, from 1945 onward, used to trick Americans into supporting the Vietnam war, today he would be exposing the lies that have concealed secret arrangements for CIA covert crimes against humanity in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere in the world since 1953 — arrangements that always originate within a dominant financial element that rules our society through ownership and manipulation of 98% of all electronic and print media sources of information.
The a few days later, on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher speaking of Tony Bennett ‘getting into trouble’, guest Michael Moore approved, “I think it’s a brave thing to say. If you have a pit bull in your neighbor’s back yard, and you go over there and keep kicking that pit bull, and then the pit bull bites you, you don’t say, Hey, I don’t know why that pit bull bit me!’ It’s ’cause you’ve been kicking the dog!”
Another guest on the program, Former Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), protested that though “under the First Amendment everyone has a right to say whatever they want to say, some, who are not in politics, maybe are a little more careless with some of the language, but let’s understand this, when it comes to 9/11 and the Holocaust, a lot of people take it very seriously”
Us very old folks who remember the Holocaust pre-history of nearly every major corporation and most wealthy families of America, with earliest Hitler backer Henry Ford, Rockefeller and Dupont leading the rest, heavily investing in a prostate Germany of low wages, making fortunes building the Nazi armed forces to number one in the world in full knowledge of Hitler’s intentions for Jews and plans to invade the Soviet Union.
While our parents barely survived for lack of investment in the U.S., America’s elite in collaboration with German industrial families, laid the groundwork for World War Two and the Holocaust that otherwise would never had been possible.
The Holocaust, like 9/11 has been sold as brought about by one bad man who made himself powerful without American help. Americans, even survivors of death camps, were strangely quiet when Joe Kennedy, once fired by FDR for pro-Nazi statements, was buying his sons’ presidential credentials and while disgraced Prescott Bush, who had his accounts frozen for trading with the Nazi enemy, was as a U.S. senator launching his three sons as presidential timber.
Folks, it has taken a beloved 85-year-old jazz singer to scratch the surface of the psyop control of most American minds exercised by investor-owned-and-managed media since World War One.
Our Tony Bennett made this writer feel good about being his fellow American musician. Yours truly didn’t feel this way performing in the Mostly Mozart Festival on stage at Lincoln Center every evening (morning in Vietnam), for knowing that at the same time our planes were bombing and killing Vietnamese rice farmers by the thousands. Our boys, back then, were putting the equivalent of a 9/11 on Vietnam every month.
Tony later apologized for upsetting listeners, but didn’t retract his words, because he is an honest caring person and perhaps therefore such an extraordinary musician. Other things he said to Howard Stern were, “War is the lowest form of human behavior. Weapons should be banished from the planet and those that make weapons should be arrested. Life is a gift, to be enjoyed.”
Let us tell that to our great speculating financiers needing as King said “wars to maintain unjust overseas predatory investments.” There is now an International Campaign for Awareness of King’s Condemnation of U.S. Wars and the “unjust overseas predatory investments they are meant to maintain.”
Article first published by OpEdNews, 9/25/11.
About the Author: Jay Janson, 80, is an archival research peoples historian activist, musician and writer, who has lived and worked on all the continents and whose articles on media have been published in China, Italy, England, India and the US, and now resides in New York City. Howard Zinn lent his name to various projects of his. GlobalResearch, InformationClearingHouse, CounterCurrents, DissidentVoice, OpEdNews, HistoryNewsNetwork, are among those who have published his articles.