"Fear" & "Insecurity" are powerful mechanics. If applied well, one can make lots of money using these mind-controlling device. (Look at sales of weapons, life insurance, anti-virus software etc). People do spend lots of money chasing the concept of "assurance".
Mention this 3-digit number to anyone on the street and picture his/her emotions. 911 is a brand of fear, wars and bloodshed. 911 is a brand that gave a superpower the rights to invade any foreign soils (which pose its national security). 911 is the brand that most government would like to associate itself with – using this opportunity to align itself with the greed-driven superpowers. 911 is the brand blur the lines of freedom fighters and terrorists. 911 gives authority the best excuse to implement anti-human rights act.
911 isn’t just a date for remembrance. It is a concept of branding. Making the man-in-the-street to believe that their lives are no longer safe and the world clearly needs a division between the good and the bad.
Back in 2001 when 911 happened, it took me quite a while to swallow the reality of "terrorism". Why would someone like Osama would launched a personal attack against an superpower? And if Osama isn’t a head of state of a nation, what gives USA the rights to invade countries like Iraq and Afghanistan without consulting the united nations? And what took a superpower so long just to locate one person? Come on, you found Saddam, didn’t you? (Question, Saddam didn’t send those suicide plane-hijackers or has any of those WMD, right?)
On the contrary, if you think like a businessman, you will realise some parties stand to gain more in the long term for waging this global war against a concept call "terrorism". For oil or other blood money (like sales of weapon – inspired by movie "Lord of Wars" by Nicolas Cage), this new economy may just do more good to the superpowers. Imagine other nations started spending more good money to stock-up their defence inventory. Isn’t that how some people suspect the anti-virus business – you released more virus so that people buy your anti-virus product. Of course, this is baseless…but such a possibility..may happen in reality.
Let’s think of the other extreme (like a businessman). It is common for big MNC to cut manpower to improve productivity and introduce new business model. If sacrificing 2 towers and 3,000 lives can propel sales, power and presence, why not just do it? After all, you need an excuse to justify an act of horror. Isn’t that one of the tactics in the Chinese’s 36 Strategies?
5 years have passed and no news of the man who gave 911 a whole new meaning (it should be listed in Oxford dictionary too). The governments around the world are using this beautiful excuses to terrorize their own subjects. If Osama killed 3,000 innocent people on 911. Then, I would say the superpower nation killed more people (including their own soldiers and other civilians) by raging this war on a global scale. What’s more, this gives them an excuse to penetrate any region and regain its dimming "Global Police" status. What’s next? Iran and North Korea? Overnight, our superpower nation is a global hero again.
People are a bunch of forgetful lot. Once in a while, a small bomb will appeared again… like a virus… And this create a reminder for you to renew your belief that you need a "big brother" in this world to protect your safety. You started paying money for the new "anti-virus" program (airport security tax, social support to send in more troops, the acceptance of unlawful imprisonment-without-trial etc). Osama can never be found cos’ if there is no virus, there will be no business. Question is: Who funded these activities and "virus-building"?
Like a staged-drama, SARS & bird flu appeared in a timely fashion when Asia was getting global recognition for its presence as the new Economy and Superpower. While the west was undergoing their activities on "terrorism", the east was undergoing a never-seen-before bio-threat. Are there more than it meets the eye? Surely, cos’ these bio-threats somehow slow down Asia’s progress of being the new leader of the new century. More money to be made? - weapons & vaccines. OR it may just be another coincident…
At the end of the day… it all boils down to "branding". You do not need to hard sell the cold facts to gain presence and money. All you need is a concept and a number – 911 – Celebrating its "5th Year of Fear of Ignorant Acceptance" this week.
I say, cut the bush, end this senseless war, fire Osama and stop killing innocent lives. The numbers just don’t add up. Just wonder why the 2 Bush Presidents so keen to rage wars with Iraq – Perhaps there is a deeper agenda behind that we all dun know. The war against Iraq may never be about 911.
True evil lies in the convincing face which you recognise as friend. (For 2nd view, go watch the other news network or the DVD Fahrenheit 9/11. Watch it with an open mind..dun trust all content. )
The Da Vinci Code may be just a fiction. The mystery about the "Bush & Osama" may be the greatest tale ever told.