Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Letter of Resignation (Scroll Down for Newer Posts)

Below is my unaltered initial blogpost where I officially left the 9/11 Truth Movement. There is strong language, which some have even criticized me for, but I felt it was best to keep it in it's original condition to capture the mood I was in when I came to the realization that I had been duped. Please scroll down for newer posts:


My name is Mike Metzger, MikeyMetz for short, co-founder of 9/11 Truth UAlbany. I will not go on about my past accomplishments in the "truth" movement, but I invite you to check out the official site and our stuff on GoogleVideo if you're that interested in my background.

I figure the best way to start this all out is by reposting a Facebook note that explains my "sudden change of heart" to anyone who was interested.

Change of Heart?

I might be thinking too much of myself, but I'm sure some of you are already jumping to conclusions over my apparent "change of heart." I can hear it already. "Mikey stopped smoking pot, and now he's ultra-conservative all of sudden." Or, how about "Mikey's fuckin girlfriend changed him overnight."

If there's anyone who simplified my situation using one of these rationalizations immediately upon observing the obvious changes in my profile, I don't think it's too outrageous to claim that you're one who quickly jumps to conclusions. I don't mean to offend anyone (although, I know I am), but I think that statement is rather representative of the entire 9/11 Truth Movement.

My "change of heart" didn't happen overnight. This has been a process that has been eating away at me for the past month and a half. I wanted to act strategically as far as "coming out" as a means to perhaps transition the 9/11 Truth group on campus to one that was less focused on strictly 9/11-related issues (aka more truthful ones). However, I was exposed to something that truly angered me deep down in the wee hours of this morning, which I'll get to later. I was so outraged that I can no longer keep my mouth shut.

For whatever reasons at the time, I no-showed the 8/11 truth action our group was doing in Albany. Instead, I watched a movie called Screw Loose Change. I expected it to point out a few corrections in some minor details of the film. To my surprise, it contested just about every claim in the entire movie. I was a bit shocked.

I was a true believer of all this controlled demolition nonsense for a time. I never cared about the physics or the claims of pseudo-"experts." What always did it for me was the fact that there was never a decent response to any of these questions by the government. Even the hit pieces you'd see on 9/11 were always personal attacks. The mainstream never contested the actual "facts" movies like Loose Change presented.

Or so it seemed. After watching Screw Loose Change, I delved into the world of 9/11 Truth debunking. Among my favorites are the Screw Loose Change Blog and 9/11 Myths Finally, someone was answered all these pertinent questions with something that was a bit foreign to me... facts agreed upon by the experts.

There are no facts in the 9/11 Truth Movement. Just a lot of theories, which eventually break down to "hey, we're just asking questions" if someone questions the validity of such. No structural, civil, or any engineers agree with the truthers. Yet, most of my friends will try to explain the hard physics involved in structural collapses. None of these people are engineers, physicists, or even in a scientific field, for that matter. Someone's supposed to take their word over an expert's?

The truthers will just tell you that all the experts are "in on it." Yeah, sure. Every engineer in the world is complicit in the government's murder of 3,000 people. And so are the firemen, who apparently ordered Larry Silverstein to "pull" Building 7. The truthers' misrepresentation of Silverstein's quote is one of the most popular "facts" to spit out, but in doing so, you are effectively in agreement that firefighters were not only involved in the controlled demolition of WTC7, but they are also aiding and abetting in the government's cover-up. Yeah, every firefighter who was out there on 9/11 is going to be complicit in the MURDER OF 343 OF THEIR FALLEN BROTHERS! To quote Loose Change co-creator Jason Bermas, "the firefighters are paid off."

This is absolute horseshit, which brings me to why I've formally distanced myself from this sorry excuse for a movement. Loose Change, 9/11 Mysteries, Alex Jones, and all the other kooks out there are fucking lying about, distorting, and misrepresenting the facts to further their personal agendas. And what is their agenda, you ask? Money, in the words of Shaggy 2 Dope, "mutha fuckin bitch ass money." Not only are they desecrating 3,000 graves, but they are profiting off of it. That, my friends, makes me sick to my fuckin stomach.

Some may think that this is just a big personal attack, and that I'm not presenting enough facts. I honestly don't give a fuck because the information is out there. I love how all the truthers, myself included for a time, brag about how they've done all the "research." Well my friends, research doesn't involve looking exclusively at other 9/11 conspiracy sites! Research involves looking at things from both sides of the spectrum, and making your own decisions. Check out the links I've listed above, or google "Screw 9/11 Mysteries" and "Screw Loose Change."

Controlled demolitions: absolute bullshit. Now, I know there are some legitimate inconsistencies in the story that can't be proven false. My problem, and your problem as well, is that we have been blatantly misled by people who are only interested in selling dvds and t-shirts. This is supposed to be a truth movement. At this point, Alex Jones could pull every smoking gun out of ass that proves without question that 9/11 was an inside job, but it will never excuse the fact that he had lie so blatantly. Fuck you, fuck avery & bermas, fuck 9/11 mysteries, and fuck every true believer who goes out there and tells people that they've "done their research."


I don't know what the future holds for the student group. For the time being, I'm gonna continue to fill out the paperwork and other such presidential duties because I take my responsibilities and promises very seriously. But you won't see me hand out one more 9/11 pamphlet, or ever utter the phrase "9/11 was an inside job" ever again. I'd personally like to see the group transition away from fringe conspiracy theories and focus more on local issues (God knows, there's enough corruption in Albany, alone), but I might get outvoted by truthers. If that is the case, I cordially invite any of the truthers who think I'm totally wrong to step up and take the reigns. The group is, in part, my creation, but I'll gladly abdicate the throne if all everyone wants to do is continue the truther nonsense.

Oh yeah, what sent me over the edge today? I watched Screw 9/11 Mysteries, which basically adds comments to the original movie. Like Screw Loose Change, every single theory spat out is immediately disproven with formal citations from the NIST report, scientific journals, and the experts themselves. By the end, the whole controlled demolition theory is a complete joke, as the film can't even keep their own story straight.

9/11 Mysteries ends very tragically with a phone call from one of the victims inside the WTC. You may have seen it, it's the guy who's frantically describing the situation to a loved one, but then suddenly, the building starts to collapse and all you hear are his last words, agonizing screams. The creators of this propaganda movie did this intentionally, to play on your emotions right after feeding you all their bullshit theories.

But as I watched this film again, this time with the annotations, I knew that the creators of this movie used that poor guy's dying moments for their own selfish gains of selling dvds and perpetuating myths that do nothing but denigrate the lives lost on 9/11/01.

Change of heart? My heart's always been in the right place. I was just cheating myself of making an informed judgment on all the information available.

I'm done, thanks.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

First LCF, now Blogger

Hey guys, I'm back. Sorry, I just can no longer waste my time in this stupid internet debate.

Today, Justin Martell posted another blog entry about me on 9/11 Blogger. In it, he calls me out for not answering his big bad challenge. Took you long enough, Justin. I've been waiting for another front page Blogger story about me for about a month now.

Here was my response to Justin via email this morning:

Hello Justin
From: Mikey Metz
Sent:
Wed 3/19/08 12:27 PM
To:
martellj@franklinpierce.edu



Justin,

Great to see I'm still getting coverage on truther sites. As you can probably tell, I've grown tired of the whole 9/11 debate. It's essentially useless, considering that the "revolution" is relegated to a discussion on the Internet. I'm moving on with my life, rather than waste time on your non-movement. I'm glad my story helped many out there who were caught up in the lies of Truth Movement charlatans (unfortunately, you were not one of them), but that's really all I can do. Until the truth movement accomplishes anything significant at all, which looks to be never, I won't be doing much "debunking." I would still like to debate, however.

I will be free this Monday and Tuesday, the 24th and 25th all day, so I will gladly call into your radio show or whatever it is. Please give me a set date/time and a number to use to call in. And if I don't call in, then I guess you will be the ultimate winner of the "interwebz 9/11 truth debate."

And Justin, it's nothing personal really. I really don't feel any animosity toward friends of mine who are still caught up in 9/11 Truth. I do hold animosity toward the charlatans of this movement, however, who are using the tragic death of 3,000 people as a platform for dvd sales, speaking engagements, and internet fame. Justin, I think you have parted ways with reality long ago, and now desire to be one of those charlatans. Take that for what you will.

Sincerely,
Mikey Metz

P.S. Feel free to respond to this email on your beloved truther websites. You know I love the publicity ;)


According to Justin's comments later in the day, he hasn't checked his email yet. So, I spent a little while responding to questions directed to me on a blog post dedicated to me, and I seem to have got myself booted from Blogger. Took them long enough:

Yeesh.

Ok, Mikey, looks like Justin got your attention. I'm kicking this off the front page, and blocking your account. You've got plenty of places to spew your venom.

Justin, let us know if there is a debate.
Submitted by Reprehensor on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 9:29pm.


Yes, because those dashing internet revolutionaries are such beacons of free speech. If you really want to, you can check out my comments in the post to see if they were justified in banning me. I think you guys already know the obvious answer to that question.

As for the future, I don't know how much longer I'm going to waste my time on this stupid internet debate. I'll try to post some thoughts or something when I'm up to it, but we'll see what happens.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sorry to Burst Your Bubble, Justin

So Justin Martelll has challenged me to a debate. Since he's young, he assumed that MySpace would be the best place to lay out the actual challenge (despite me posting here more regularly), but I really have better things to do with my time than surf around on MySpace. I actually found out about it on 9/11 Blogger, which covers this as "news," although I never remember them covering my Letter of Resignation back in September.


Here's the challenge:
Would you be interested in debating Mike Jackman and I on a radio show next Friday? We promise to give you equal time, etc. The topic I'd like to discuss is whether or not the 9/11 Commission provided "the fullest possible account of the events surrounding 9/11," and whether or not the commission, along with individuals and departments within our government are participating in a cover up in regard to 9/11.

If this sounds like something that interests you please message me back. However, if you're just going to spend the hour attacking my character and making unfounded accusations that I have somehow been a incompetent leader of www. sst911. org then you need not bother.

I look forward to hearing back from you and hope you accept my invitation.

P. S. The station is 91. 3 WKNH in Keene, NH and has quite a few listeners...

Justin Martell
www. sst911. org "


For the record, Justin, I will gladly debate you anytime, anywhere, so long as it fits into my schedule. Unfortunately, I work on Fridays and there's no way of getting out of it. Perhaps we can reschedule. But, if you ever actually want this to happen, I suggest you retract all your BS about me being a coward from Blogger and wherever the hell else you posted it. That might show some intellectual integrity.

And also, it's going to be me vs. you, one-on-one, not because I can't handle the two of you, but more because I can't stand the sight of Jackman. Yeah, I know you want a little phone interview on your own turf, but I'd much rather do it in person. How about in neutral ground like NYC?

Damn Justin, do you have a life? You've spent the last 5 days screaming from the rooftops that I haven't accepted your internet challenge. Do you have a job? Do you focus on your schoolwork at all? Girlfriend? Friends, for that matter? What do you have to say now that I accepted your challenge?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Troofer Throwback Thursdays

It's time for another stroll down memory lane. There was only one really interesting comment from last week's video, written by none other than "Student Scholar for Troof" Justin Martelll:

Now I see why you left the movement. You spent a year making videos of yourself acting like a lunatic instead of spending time doing a single bit of research. So why, because you acted like an idiot for a year, do we have to listen to your narcissistic ranting about yourself?

Justin Martell


Haha, so I guess Martel now believes the "official story" of WTC 7 because he just called me a lunatic who didn't do any research after watching me parrot the troofer talking points on WTC 7. Maybe he's finally coming around.

Onto this week's edition-- One of my final troof actions (a.k.a. The usual small group of kooks on a street corner):



My bullhorn rant is from roughly 6:00-8:00, if you actually value your time ;D.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Delusional & The Defeated

Super Tuesday is in the books, and we got to see the Ron Paul REVOlution fizzle out and die on live TV! Don't tell that to the troofers and Paulestinians, though. According to beacon of "truth" PrisonPlanet.com, "Ron Paul Had a Great Super Tuesday."

Last night on Super Tuesday, Ron Paul won some modest second and third place finishes. But more importantly he remained in a GOP race that continues to be wide open.


So what he's trying to say here is that Paul didn't place dead last in every single race. Sure, he took last place in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (he even lost to Giuliani there), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia... but who's really counting anyway? I mean, Paul only finished dead last in 17 out of 22 possible states.

The other candidates are running out of money. Huckabee may push for his V.P. spot soon. Romney may reconsider his prospects and quit. McCain was bruised and battered yesterday despite his naked assertions that he is the front-runner.


Wait, I thought he just said the race was wide open? Okay, let's go with it, anyway. Huckabee and Romney may very well be down and out at this point. But, did he just say McCain was bruised and battered yesterday? Umm, perhaps I should list the current delegate count:

McCain: 680
Romney: 270
Huckabee: 176
Paul: 16

How much pot do you have to smoke to believe that these numbers suggest "naked assertions" that McCain is the front-runner? He has more than half of the delegates needed to win, gaining many of these delegates as a result of last night's primaries! Well, at least this guy looks at the glass half-full.

The rest of the Paulestinians are convinced that last night reeked of election fraud. Some posters at the Ron Paul War Room can't seem to comprehend that votes in online polls don't translate into actual votes. Just about everyone else is crying foul about the evil Diebold voting machines. Ah, denial-- the best defense against reality.

Surprisingly enough, the most optimistic development for sanity involves the Paul followers who now feel completely defeated. Check out this quote:

Tom Byron Says:
February 5th, 2008 at 9:57 pm e

I want my f**king money back!
Ron Paul proved to be f**king loser. His campaign team must be audited ASAP!
F**k you Alex Jones with all your bullshit about the New World Order and other stupid crap
This nation is on a verge of disaster, so I’m moving to Canada


I can't imagine what goes through the mind of a layperson checking out the Ron Paul War Room. Wait, I know-- a stunning confirmation that Ron Paul is indeed a loon magnet.

BTW, thanks to Pat & James over at SLC for the awesome plug!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Stupid Troofer Video of the Day

Here's another one from the creator of "Fool Me Twice," a CT documentary about the Bali Bombings of 2002. (Jesus, does everything have to be a conspiracy with these people?)



Of course we start out with football, bar-hopping, and other such activities normal people participate in. Unfortunately, troofers have no sense of humor nor any sense of satisfaction in their lives whatsoever, so they must demonize anything in life that's actually fun.

Then they attack the media, and say it's a conspiracy that all we hear about is Britney Spears. Have troofers ever heard of the concept of "supply and demand?" Can they, for once, comprehend that there is not some puppetmaster pulling the strings, and that the news outlets are pandering to the "infotainment" news that average people are actually interested in and will pay money for? It's a sad state of affairs, yes, but the populist troofers are just not in touch with majority of people out there.

At 1:15: "Do you think media owners strive to inform you, or sell you entertainment for profit? Are these distractions stopping you from questioning why politicians would deliberately lie..."

The very next clip is a NEWS REPORT (yes, from the "evil" media) about the latest Bildeberg Group meeting, probably taken right from "Endgame." We all know that troofers are walking contradictions, but this is getting ridiculous.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The REVOlution Rises from the Dead!

The newest "celebrity" endorsement for Rep. Ron Paul is none other than...



KANE!!! That's right, the WWF superstar who rose from the dead after his half-brother, The Undertaker, set his parent's funeral home on fire and killed the rest of his family! Kane is the son of Paul Bearer, who had extra-marital relations with the Undertaker's mother.

Kane's adolescence also came under fire back in 2002, when it was alleged he had been drunk driving and killed friend Katie Vick in a car accident after a high school party (Most thought he was still dead, at the time). This allegation was made by none other than Triple H, as he raped Vick's dead body!

Kane is just the latest pro wrestler to endorse a Presidential candidate. "Nature Boy" Ric Flair has endorsed Mike Huckabee and Hulk Hogan supports Barrack Obama.

Now, I know that the political endorsements of fake wrestlers hold much weight to the American populace, but I'm going to have to go with fake boxer Rocky Balboa's support of John McCain!

McCain '08!!!!!