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9/11: The most popular French comedian ridicules the U.S. government
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quintal
2009-07-23 17:43:10 UTC
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http://www.voltairenet.org/article161141.html

22 July 2009
by Thierry Meyssan

Whereas the corporate media in NATO countries have sanctified the Kean-
Hamilton report of the government-appointed commission on the attacks of
September 11, 2001, French comedian Jean-Marie Bigard?s mockery of this
preposterous tale is a resounding success. Indeed, it is no longer
possible to sustain the government?s account of those events without
provoking hilarity.

While the wave of distrust in the government?s version of the September
11, 2001, events continues to unfurl worldwide, including in the United
States, the veil of silence imposed by western media gives no signs of
abating. An actual «iron wall» has been erected by NATO states and their
allies. Any question raising the slightest doubt is immediately ascribed
to the category of « conspiracy hallucinations » and the person concerned
is systematically discredited or ostracized. However, what is particularly
astounding in this era of globalized communications is not so much the
monolithic stance of the U.S. media, but their ability to continue to
conceal from their own public and the rest of the world the magnitude of
the 9/11 truth movement. Not a single word is ever heard about the
thousands of foreign dignitaries, including Nobel Prize laureates and
Heads of State, who have openly challenged the version of the Bush and
Obama administrations.

As we near the eigth anniversary of these criminal acts, the western media
are deploying their artillery to discredit the «heretics». One of the most
effective gambits is to equate critical questioning of 9/11 with Holocaust
denial. Then, social science experts file in to deliberate on people?s
psychological need to invent secrets behind events which they are unable
to comprehend. Next, a few fringe characters defending outlandish theories
are systematically interviewed and portrayed as typical representatives of
the truth movement. Last but not least, discredit is cast on the
information found on the internet where - as we all know - people can
write anything they want. But never have the media ever presented the
critical arguments raised by an increasing number of skeptics ... nor have
they ever attempted to refute them!

From the very outset, I questioned the version contrived by the
government, raising my challenge to the level of a global debate. I
travelled to all corners of the world ; I met numerous heads of State and
government ; I spoke at length on several television networks reaching
overall more than one billion people. I have paid a very high price for my
impudence. I have been insulted, stripped of my possessions, threatened
and tracked down. But today I am heartened to see that free voices
everywhere are rising to reject the deception and demand the truth.

In my country, France, where intellectual debate used to be exemplary and
a question of national pride, the television networks have again been
prohibited from giving me the floor on 9/11. Those who dared to express
their doubts on the subject have been harshly reprimanded and reduced to
silence. The Anglo-American order reigns among the editorial chiefs of the
Parisian media!

Nevertheless, free-thinking and courageous spirits have not died out. Last
year, the most popular of French comedians, my friend Jean-Marie Bigard,
manifested his skepticism during a television broadcast. The media
immediately unleashed a campaign which tried to ruin him by sabotaging the
promotion of his forthcoming show. He waited for the storm to subside
while holding his ground. Now he is back with a weekly video serial
relayed on his website. With a hefty and bawdy Rabelaisian humour [1] as
his only weapon, he highlights and ridicules the inconsistencies of the
Kean-Hamilton report. The thrust is enourmous, the tone is uncanny! Not
even the most rabid neo-conservative could resist a hearty laugh!

Here is Bigard?s first series of videos with English sub-titles. The
emperor is naked![2]

[ 4 youtube videos embedded on the webpage :
http://www.voltairenet.org/article161141.html ]


[1] François Rabelais (1494 - 1553) was a major French Renaissance
humanist and philosopher. As a writer, he is regarded as one of the
fathers of the French language and all French children study his works in
school. Therein he narrates the burlesque adventures of giants. In a
typically Gaulish literary style, he depicts pornographic and scatological
situations linking them to profound reflections on liberty and tolerance.

[2] An allusion to Hans Christian Andersen?s fairy tale The Emperor?s New
Clothes: Two swindlers pretend to make cloth which is visible only to
intelligent people. For fear of appearing stupid, no one, not even the
Emperor, dares to admit he cannot see the cloth. The Emperor then goes on
a procession through the capital showing off his new "clothes". Only a
small child, with no qualms, cries out, "But he is naked!"
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quintal
2009-07-23 17:54:10 UTC
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http://www.voltairenet.org/article161141.html
22 July 2009
by Thierry Meyssan
Whereas the corporate media in NATO countries have sanctified the Kean-
Hamilton report of the government-appointed commission on the attacks of
September 11, 2001, French comedian Jean-Marie Bigard?s mockery of this
preposterous tale is a resounding success. Indeed, it is no longer
possible to sustain the government?s account of those events without
provoking hilarity.
While the wave of distrust in the government?s version of the September
11, 2001, events continues to unfurl worldwide, including in the United
States, the veil of silence imposed by western media gives no signs of
abating. An actual «iron wall» has been erected by NATO states and their
allies. Any question raising the slightest doubt is immediately ascribed
to the category of « conspiracy hallucinations » and the person concerned
is systematically discredited or ostracized. However, what is particularly
astounding in this era of globalized communications is not so much the
monolithic stance of the U.S. media, but their ability to continue to
conceal from their own public and the rest of the world the magnitude of
the 9/11 truth movement. Not a single word is ever heard about the
thousands of foreign dignitaries, including Nobel Prize laureates and
Heads of State, who have openly challenged the version of the Bush and
Obama administrations.
As we near the eigth anniversary of these criminal acts, the western media
are deploying their artillery to discredit the «heretics». One of the most
effective gambits is to equate critical questioning of 9/11 with Holocaust
denial. Then, social science experts file in to deliberate on people?s
psychological need to invent secrets behind events which they are unable
to comprehend. Next, a few fringe characters defending outlandish theories
are systematically interviewed and portrayed as typical representatives of
the truth movement. Last but not least, discredit is cast on the
information found on the internet where - as we all know - people can
write anything they want. But never have the media ever presented the
critical arguments raised by an increasing number of skeptics ... nor have
they ever attempted to refute them!
From the very outset, I questioned the version contrived by the
government, raising my challenge to the level of a global debate. I
travelled to all corners of the world ; I met numerous heads of State and
government ; I spoke at length on several television networks reaching
overall more than one billion people. I have paid a very high price for my
impudence. I have been insulted, stripped of my possessions, threatened
and tracked down. But today I am heartened to see that free voices
everywhere are rising to reject the deception and demand the truth.
In my country, France, where intellectual debate used to be exemplary and
a question of national pride, the television networks have again been
prohibited from giving me the floor on 9/11. Those who dared to express
their doubts on the subject have been harshly reprimanded and reduced to
silence. The Anglo-American order reigns among the editorial chiefs of the
Parisian media!
Nevertheless, free-thinking and courageous spirits have not died out. Last
year, the most popular of French comedians, my friend Jean-Marie Bigard,
manifested his skepticism during a television broadcast. The media
immediately unleashed a campaign which tried to ruin him by sabotaging the
promotion of his forthcoming show. He waited for the storm to subside
while holding his ground. Now he is back with a weekly video serial
relayed on his website. With a hefty and bawdy Rabelaisian humour [1] as
his only weapon, he highlights and ridicules the inconsistencies of the
Kean-Hamilton report. The thrust is enourmous, the tone is uncanny! Not
even the most rabid neo-conservative could resist a hearty laugh!
Here is Bigard?s first series of videos with English sub-titles. The
emperor is naked![2]
http://www.voltairenet.org/article161141.html ]
[1] François Rabelais (1494 - 1553) was a major French Renaissance
humanist and philosopher. As a writer, he is regarded as one of the
fathers of the French language and all French children study his works in
school. Therein he narrates the burlesque adventures of giants. In a
typically Gaulish literary style, he depicts pornographic and scatological
situations linking them to profound reflections on liberty and tolerance.
[2] An allusion to Hans Christian Andersen?s fairy tale The Emperor?s New
Clothes: Two swindlers pretend to make cloth which is visible only to
intelligent people. For fear of appearing stupid, no one, not even the
Emperor, dares to admit he cannot see the cloth. The Emperor then goes on
a procession through the capital showing off his new "clothes". Only a
small child, with no qualms, cries out, "But he is naked!"
the english subtitles are easier to get on the original video hosting
site:
http://www.dailymotion.com/JeanMarieBigard
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Ian B MacLure
2009-07-24 05:07:39 UTC
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And when did Jerry Lewis go off the reservation?

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