In order to believe that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did not commit the Boston Marathon bombing crimes, one does not need to first discover who did.
I’ll say that again…
It is not required to know who committed what has come to be known as the Boston Marathon bombing in order to know the guilty party is not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
But what one believes about the bombing itself may well be predicated on one’s ability to study the known facts and draw logical conclusions, however uncomfortable or ridiculed those conclusions make you.
Was it a real act of terrorism with real victims of real bombs or a staged exercise with willing crisis actors? I say, if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it’s not a rhinoceros – it’s a duck and it’s time for some to get off the fence about this.
I’m glad I did not immediately embrace the staged-event-with- crisis-actors scenario. I’m glad it took me a significant amount of time to get there.
I once wholeheartedly embraced the belief that Dzhokhar was coerced by a controlling, fanatical, America-hating older brother, and because of this, I understand the hesitancy and knee-jerk refusal that still leaves some fighting to discredit the idea that the 2013 Boston Marathon was the site of a planned government-sponsored exercise with able-bodied and prior-amputee crisis actors who played set and scripted roles for money while the media reported the events to the public as a real terrorist attack.
When the trial began, I found it bewildering and more than a little irritating to follow along as a parade of witnesses took the stand and proved by their testimony that they had actually witnessed nothing at all that related to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
I kept asking myself why these people were doing nothing more than telling us what we already knew from watching TV. We already knew what happened didn’t we?
Gullible: easily persuaded to believe something, naïve, unworldly, overly trusting, easily deceived
From the Urban Dictionary: Generally speaking, to be naïve means you do not think enough. People who are naïve tend to believe in whatever they are told, without questioning whether it is right or wrong.
No one wants to see themselves that way. People want to see themselves as smart and sophisticated. It is embarrassing to admit you have been “had.” And when being “had” involves a loss of money, there will be anger as well.
Given what I know now compared to what I knew then at the start of the trial, I see that parading victims to the stand instead of actual witnesses accomplished three things: Playing on the emotions of the jury to secure a conviction and death sentence – sure. Creating a mountain of sympathy for the victims and those who claimed to have lost loved ones to silence any who dared challenge the official story –of course. Squashing any idea that what happened in Boston was nothing more than a staged event with prior-amputee crisis actors – absolutely.
Long before the trial, we were told a video existed that clearly showed Dzhokhar Tsarnaev bringing a backpack containing the second bomb to the marathon. We were told this video showed Dzhokhar setting the backpack down on the ground. We were told this video showed Dzhokhar running away from said backpack before detonating it from a safe distance.
When, I wondered, were they going to cut to the chase and just show that video?
What a stunner to discover that video did not, in fact, exist.
But other videos did and when I eventually discovered them and studied them out of bemused curiosity, I was shocked. I didn’t want to believe it at first, but my own eyes told me plainly: the bombs, the deaths, the injuries, the actions people claimed they took that day after the “bombs” exploded, what people said happened to them – it was all a lie.
The level of fraud, the perjury, the cruelty and injustice perpetrated upon Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – it was staggering and outrageous. To realize that those who took the witness stand and told their stories knew they were lying, knew when and how their injuries really happened, knew the young man sitting in front of them, recovering from terrible wounds himself, would be put to death if convicted by their words – to think they knew these things and stuck to the script anyway… To think how they continue the charade to this day… To think of the amount of money they continue to accept as they smile for the cameras. It is beyond sickening.
In the movie Mona Lisa Smile Julia Roberts plays Katherine Watson, a bohemian art history instructor from California who comes to upper-crust Wellesley College in Massachusetts for the 1953-54 school year. What she discovers is a repressive institution full of well-off, book-smart young women who have not yet learned to think for themselves.
The following scene has a message that is relevant to the subject of this post.
Betty Warren: “Art isn’t art until someone says it’s art.”
Katherine Watson: “It’s art!”
Betty Warren: “The right people…”
Katherine Watson: “Who are they?”
Giselle Levy: “Betty Warren. We’re so lucky we have one of them right here…”
Betty Warren: “Screw you…”
I’ve met quite a few Betty Warrens since beginning to speak out on Dzhokhar’s behalf and I’d be willing to bet most of them will choose to remain ignorant of the facts of what happened in Boston as long as those they consider to be the right people continue supporting the hoax along with them.