Last week the nation observed September 11, 2001 as a Memorial. Yet, this week, we stand still on the edge of a conflict in Syria in which British imperialists have intervened once again to change our country’s historical honor into something unrecognizable, while creating a living hell for the inhabitants of Southwest Asia. They seek to trap President Donald Trump into a war to protect terrorists who fight under the banner of Al Qaeda but whom our delusional elites now call “freedom fighters.” The same people who have launched a coup against this President now seek to bend him to their murderous geopolitical strategies.
It is no accident that Robert Mueller, the Grand Inquisitor appointed to take down Donald Trump, was central to the coverup of the murder of almost 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001, a murder facilitated through the British Saudi asset. The President can blow up the whole game by declassifying not only the memos demonstrating the absolute treachery and perfidy of the CIA and Department of Justice in the British instigated coup against him, but also the Mueller suppressed documents concerning 9/11. While the former declassification process may very well happen this week at the behest of all of the President’s supporters in the Congress, the 9/11 declassification together with a full airing of Robert Mueller’s role in suppressing the truth of this matter would actually destroy the coup. It is crucial that we move boldly now with big ideas as the countdown commences to the crucial Midterm elections.
On September 11, 2018, the Schiller Institute held a concert in New York City to commemorate 9/11. We are publishing today Dennis Speed’s comments from that event because they summarize the deeper emotions upon which we draw at the moment in which history finds us. We have a President who could meet with Russia, China, and India and create a new human basis for economic and strategic relations in the world as he promised in 2016. That possibility is why the British and their American satraps went to war against him. In less than 60 days Americans will vote on whether the possibility for change that Americans voted for remains, or whether we once again entertain the war and economic immiseration propounded by the President’s enemies. Here are Dennis’ remarks to the Schiller Institute NYC Chorus 9/11 Memorial Concert at St. Anthony of Padua Church in New York City:
We are gathered here not to commemorate tragedy, but to avert it. Even as we gather here tonight, as was true 17 years ago, the drums of war are being beaten by a group of people in the world spanning various nations and agencies, that seek to induce the United States into an attack on Syria, a Syria which, together with Russia, and also with the assistance of the United States, has significantly reduced and cornered those forces, sometimes called Al Nusra, sometimes called Al Qaeda, but always appropriately called evil, which were part of the carrying out of the attacks here 17 years ago, attacks for which this church, and several other areas in this neighborhood, served as sanctuary, as makeshift hospitals, and, in some cases, as the place at which last rites were given.
And that is our situation tonight. It’s important to say that, because we are led to believe, in our world, that tragedy is a necessity. It is not. One American statesman, a state Senator by the name of Richard Black, has just recently in the last week returned from Syria, and he spoke directly to President Assad, and he is attempting not single-handedly, but very courageously to avert war. He’s a lifetime military man, combat Marine veteran from Vietnam, flew over 200 air missions there, and he has been integrated into the American intelligence process for many decades. And as he said in an interview that he gave recently, that as a Marine, he could not turn his back on his flag, the flag of the Marine Corps, to attempt to allow the United States to carry out, once again, a blind, wrong intervention. And in this case, the irony would be that such an intervention would constitute the United States acting as the air force for the very Al Nusra and Al Qaeda forces that participated in the 9/11 attack.
When will war cease? War will cease when humanity grows up. Beethoven, as we have sometimes cited, said: If people took my music seriously, there would be no war. And in the program that we composed for this evening, we tried to pull from, not really different genres of music, but we tried to pull from the Classical principle in music.
The Classical principle is one that does not accept that tragedy is inevitable. Yes, there are Greek tragedies, and they are Classical pieces; but then there’s the work of the poet Friedrich Schiller. And whereas, for example, in the Greek tragedy, as once quoted by Robert Kennedy, who, on the occasion of the assassination of Martin Luther King, said, “Even in our sleep, the pain which will not forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, at last, in our despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God,” and yes, that is one view, that was the view of Aeschylus. But there’s another view, and that’s the view of the poet Friedrich Schiller, who said, “A purpose, that higher Reason hath conceived, that men’s afflictions urge, ten thousand times defeated, may never be abandoned.”
The purpose of the establishment of the United States was to make Freedom, and freedom of thought, the premise of citizenship. And war, particularly war used by financial and other forces against humanity, is the bane of that Freedom. The purpose of the United States, and the purpose as that idea was perpetrated and adopted all over the world, means that America is not a place, it’s an idea. That idea is what we wish to reinforce tonight, because when we bring people together, and we use music to go beyond the mundane, the banal, the literal, the didactic, the ideological, then the better angels of our nature become poised and armed to overthrow even our own desire for ignorance and blindness.
As one man once said, there are no real mysteries, there’s only blindness. And blindness can always be overcome by Truth. But to fortify people of goodwill who perhaps have lost their way, sometimes that Truth must be sung, not said. And we hope that tonight, as we stand here in honor of those dead at the bottom of the World Trade Center, and those who have died since because of diseases and because of their valiant work that day, we hope that what we do here tonight to renew our commitment, and the commitment of the United States itself, to the ideal of Freedom, may proceed through Beauty, not war.