Reframing the 9/11 Litmus Test

Commentary by Maxwell C. Bridges
April 18, 2010

"Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense."
~ Chapman Cohen (1868-1954)
In chemistry, Litmus paper turns blue in a basic solution and red in an acidic solution. The 9/11 Litmus test metaphorically turns the face of public figures the patriotic blue or red of the America flag depending on whether they are coolly repeating elements of the government's 9/11 story in order to justify national security measures and military actions or they are hotly belittling alternative 9/11 views as crazy, nutty, loony, conspiracy theories.

Acting in this manner, our public figures have to date seemingly passed their 9/11 Litmus test and thereby continued to reap the rewards that maintain them in their public place as "respected" politician, news anchor, political columnist, professor, etc. Questioning any aspect of 9/11 and specifically the government has been tantamount to failing the 9/11 Litmus test with consequences that include political or professional discreditation and involuntary job loss.

Math- and science-challenged Americans ought well remember that white is the third color both of their patriotic flag lapel pins as well as of the simple chemistry Litmus test. Namely, when the Litmus paper remains white in a given solution, (a) the solution may be neither acidic nor basic, or (b) the solution may be known acidic or basic and the test paper isn't Litmus paper.

When over 1,100 architects and engineers sign a petition to call for a new, independent investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Litmus reaction in the corporate mainstream media was: white. Or white out, clear, blank, and silent. It wasn't meaningfully covered (and Tiger Woods was).

Any 9/11 view that includes controlled demolition is political acid and should have resulted in red-faced commentators deriding these architects and engineers for 9/11 Truth as insane. Why didn't this happen and isn't it happening now?

The most obvious reason is that those rosy-cheek commentators -- despite their silver tongues, silver quills, and rhetorical eloquence -- did not have the scientific understanding to go toe-to-toe against these professional architects and engineers on their home court of Newtonian physics as questions are raised about the gaps, misdirections, and omissions in the government's scientific reports on 9/11.

Like any good Litmus Test, white out in the presence of this acidic 9/11 news indicates that the 9/11 Litmus Test that our nation has been applying is a fraud.

The faulty acid test has been hiding that it isn't the war on terror, but the war of terror that America inflicts on the world.

The faulty base test ("the base" = "Al Quaeda") has been hiding the distinct possibility of 19 pawns and patsies, Mossad and high-level U.S. government involvement, and any Al Quaeda growth and activity since 9/11 being blow-back and inspired by us.

The knee-jerk, red-faced, "kook" labeling of anyone who questioned the government's 9/11 version is just as fraudulent as the blue-faced government leaders continuing to justify wars (torture, rules of engagement, Predator drones, DU munitions, and other crimes against humanity and the Constitution) on the basis of national security and America being attacked on 9/11 by Al Quaeda. The world knows that the invasion of Iraq was predicated on lies that were foisted through fear on the American people, as were many other foreign and domestic policies to get us to surrender our civil liberties.
"There's a big difference between the trend lines and the headlines, and one of the things that you need to be able to do ... is to draw that distinction: to understand when you see a headline, if it's troubling or good, whether it's consistent with the trend line. And to know that it is your job as citizens... to try to build your trend lines." [May 2003] "Half the stuff that makes the headlines every day you know instinctively are just fleeting dross. They don't amount to anything. And then some things represent trend lines. They reflect things that show big underlying sweeping changes in society." [March 2007]
~ President Bill Clinton
As of this moment, the 9/11 Litmus Test has to be re-framed in accordance with a 9/11 trend line that is based on science and doesn't shirk from the truth -- where ever it may lead, whatever public figure is discredited for supporting and propagating lies, and whatever government institutions are scattered to the four winds of heaven in consequence of un-Constitutional, illegal, and immoral deeds.


The reframing of the 9/11 Litmus Test should begin with the 1,100 architects and engineers who are calling for a new, independent investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on 9/11/01. To these professionals, the math and physics in the destruction of these buildings do not add up.

The new 9/11 Litmus Test will include a buried passage in NIST's Final Report on WTC-7:
"In stage 2, the North face descended at gravitational acceleration as the buckled columns provided negligible support to the upper portion of the North face. The free fall drop continued for approximately 8 stories or 32.0 meters (105 feet), the distance traveled between times t = 1.75 and t= 4.0 seconds."
Scientific things to note:
  • Gravitational acceleration is another phrase for free-fall.
  • The entire roof line (or upper mass), not just the North face, can be observed in free-fall in this stage 2 from several videos.
  • Free-fall means that all of the potential energy of the upper portion was converted into kinetic energy (accelerating motion) and that no energy from the falling mass during that stage could be consumed by destroying columns and building content.
  • A damaged, buckling, or fire weakened column offers measurable support that impedes or slows downward acceleration.
  • Steel columns cannot transition suddenly from "measurable support" to "negligible support," unless an other energy source is added.
  • All columns, whether or not weakened, across the entire length and width of each of 8 stories were reduced to "negligible support" before the upper portion fell through their space, otherwise free-fall would not have been observable.

The new 9/11 Litmus Test demands not only that public and private citizens acknowledge the observable free-fall anomalies, but also that they openly discuss its ramifications in the observed WTC-7 collapse, in the entire 9/11 event, and in the larger political context that draws trend lines through these dots, PNAC mission statements, un-Constitutional domestic and foreign policies, military engagements, and American empirialism abroad.

Just a few of the ramifications of free-fall in WTC-7 are that:
  • Controlled demolition was the most likely extra energy source that suddenly transitioned supporting columns into negligible support to bring down WTC-7.
  • Controlled demolition could only be achieved with extended periods of access to the building.
  • The destruction technology used (nano-thermite) in this controlled demolition is something few on the planet have access to.
  • Thus, the circle of 9/11 conspirators was much larger than 19 hijackers and included insiders.
  • If one WTC building was felled with controlled demolition, they all were.
  • Some of those same insiders slowed and distracted our response to known threats, delayed our investigation, compromised the investigation, feverishly worked to cover it up, and continue to distract, disinform, and cover it over.
  • The unholy spawns of 9/11 (Afghanistan, Iraq, torture, USA PATRIOT ACT, etc.) and the deceit in their genesis need to be viewed through the lens of the new 9/11 Litmus Test, otherwise the purposes of a cover-up are served rather than of the open discussions needed in a free society.
  • House cleaning is requisite at all levels of governmental leadership and all secretive agencies, otherwise our republic will not survive.
Keep in mind that 9/11 is not a political pendulum swinging between progressive and conservative views. 9/11, having been built and predicated on lies, can only swing one way: towards the truth.

You may or may not have the guts to pursue your own objective investigation of 9/11 starting with the links provided. But if you value your contribution to the lasting legacy of these times, you can no longer be trying to pass the old 9/11 Litmus Test; you have to go with the truth.
"Though error hides behind a lie and excuses guilt, error cannot forever be concealed. Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error. Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast. Even the disposition to excuse guilt or to conceal it is punished. The avoidance of justice and the denial of truth tend to perpetuate sin, invoke crime, jeopardize self-control, and mock divine mercy."
~ Mary Baker Eddy

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