Sander Hicks to form 9/11 Truth Political Party

News tip to contact.ipr@gmail.com from Tom Blanton:

http://www.sanderhicks.com/truthparty.html

DEBUT OF THE TRUTH PARTY

This Sunday will be historic.

We are talking about starting what will soon become a major political force: something optimistic, smart, and savvy.

We will win elections. We will change the world.

As many of you saw from my blog, I have left the Green Party. But I learned a lot there, and it’s time for a new formation.

All good people are invited to an experimental, exploratory discussion and meeting, chaired by me, Sander Hicks, regarding the founding of a new political party. The working name of the party is currently “The Truth Party” but there’s also been some discussion of that name, see below.

WHERE: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, on 2nd Ave and E. 1Oth Street

WHEN: 6 PM, Sunday, May 23.

RSVP: sanderhicksdotcom AT gmail.com

MORE THOUGHTS ON WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:

I’m not talking about starting a “third party” or anything marginal like that. I’m talking about starting something that has great appeal, great politics, smart marketing, empowering culture, and a winning strategy.

The two big parties are going through twin identity crises: neither really understands what is going on with the global economic meltdown. Neither can tell you what they believe. So the GOP is doing this little dance with the Tea Parties, and letting unfocussed anger rule the day. Meanwhile, the Democrats have become the leaders of a bloody empire with wars too expensive to continue, with a dollar in decline, and mounting debts too big to service.

But our new party will be different. We are not going to be another “Left” sect. The Truth movement has taught me the power of organizing beyond the left/right divide. Now it’s time to take those politics into a new realm.

The mission of the Left is still inspiring: expanding rights, standing for peace, demanding economic freedom, and ending slavery. We need to smash the bonds that addict us to war, deception, and the systemic waste of the US Federal Government. But there are some lessons too to learn from traditionalist, right-of-center politics: the Bill of Rights is great because it protects our freedoms from an expanding Federal state.

Allow me to quote something I wrote earlier this week on my blog:

If we are positive about the positive aspects of the USA, we connect with a huge amount of people. We continue to refine the mission of the USA, as a country that was a creature of the Enlightenment. We were born in the pain of slavery, but we struggled, and we emancipated ourselves from slavery. Now we have to continue that mission.

The First Amendment is such a radical document, it could be interpreted as the first modern anti-war statement. The Founders saw that the combination of State and religious powers lead to endless wars in Europe. So, the First Amendment protects five freedoms at the outset. The free-flow of information is tied to the freedom of religious beliefs. If you give people free access to information, their essential goodness is allowed to flourish, and they can’t be manipulated into wars. The modern equivalent is to observe how the internet has empowered a movement that demands the truth about 9/11, Anthrax and the Iraq War. Without the free-flow of information, we are more susceptible to be manipulated into a false religion of “war without end.” Nothing could be less American.

TIME FOR YOUR COMMENT

I have been talking to a lot of people already about this, and here are a few comments I have gotten back:

“Not only is this NOT “tea party politics,” it is the antithesis of it! It is everything the Tea Party is not: principled, courageous, and focused on an actual issue as opposed to simply expressing existential angst (of which there is nothing wrong, but it is not a “platform”).”

–Rev. Ian Alternman

“A new party ought to be based on 9/11 Truth. With a large swath of the population already cognizant of 9/11 and the rest ready to be educated on it, such a party could dwarf the existing small parties, to the point of disrupting the Republican/Democratic balance…, Because 9/11 Truth is not a wedge issue and because the 9/11 censorship has been so universal, 9/11 Truth will potentially unite all people with a fair psychological hygiene, blow up the platonic cave it shows humanity to live in, and lead the human community as a whole towards a much brighter future.

— Dan Noel in Orange Co, CA

“9/11 does seperate the wheat from the chaff, doesn’t it. If your in politics nowadays and you do not at least want another investigation into 9/11 you are either:

A) an idiot

B) a scared little mouse

C) a complete liar and tool for the elitist agenda of war, famine, population decimation and full spectrum dominance.”

–Die Ratte mit ner Latte

NOTES ON THE NAME

I have gotten a little bit of advice (two people) who don’t like the name “Truth Party”

But no one has actually suggested anything better, yet. This is up for discussion on Sunday…..and I am convinced something great will come out of the group. It always does.

Personally, I like the name. But we need to indicate that we believe in the Truth, but do NOT claim to have exclusive access to it. We are searching for it. Don’t want to be too strident and claim to be perfect. We are all flawed. But we all share some great powerful ideas.

Variations to Consider:

The American Truth Party

The Peace and Truth Party

OK! see you Sunday?

WHERE Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, on 2nd Ave and E. 1Oth Street

WHEN: at 6 pm, on Sunday, May 23.

RSVP: sanderhicksdotcom AT gmail.com

32 thoughts on “Sander Hicks to form 9/11 Truth Political Party

  1. Cody Quirk

    What an idiot! Don Lake can start a political party better then this joke!

  2. Tom Blanton

    This Sunday will be historic.

    We will win elections. We will change the world.

    This guy has been taking political chutzpah lessons from Wayne Root.

    I know this new Truth Party is only a few hours old as I write, but already I sense that it needs to be reformed.

    Since the LP has so many experienced reformers, I’m thinking that maybe they should get in on the ground floor of the Truth Party so that they could begin the reform process early on.

    So, are there any LP reformers that are willing to help out with the Truth Party? They’ve been fooling around all evening acting like some kind of debate supper club and they haven’t elected anybody to office yet.

  3. Green Party Conservative

    This is silly writ large….

    The guy looses the Green Party nomination and runs off whinning to form another one man party…

    silly… Grow up, dude. Support the Green Party candidate that got the nomination…
    Try to behave just like real adults…

  4. Prop 14 Supporter

    This party seems like a good idea. The 9/11 truth movement needs to unite together, despite all their differences. Then it will become a third political force like the BBritish Liberal Democrats, counterbalancing the Republicans and Democrats, once Prop 14 is passed nationally. The greens, libertarians and Constitution Party are hopelessly inept and will never go anywhere.

  5. clay

    Is this guy a sore loser or what? Why do the Greens always hurt themselves so? What is it with the party that just alienates people. I had a brief flirtation with becoming active in their campaigns. But they just seemed to be bent on self-destruction.

  6. Andy

    I’m a big supporter of the 9/11 Truth Movement, however, I don’t think that forming a 9/11 Truth Party is the best way to go about things. 9/11 truth is an issue, but it is not a political platform or a complete political philosophy. Also, there are many major road blocks to starting a new political party, such as obtaining ballot access.

    Therefore, I think that the best way to promote 9/11 Truth in the political process is to support 9/11 Truth candidates and form 9/11 Truth caucuses within the exsisting political parties.

    Here’s the 9/11 Truth group which I started (and still want to expand when I get the time) for the Libertarian Party/movement:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Libertariansfor911Truth/

    Another way to use the political process to support 9/11 Truth is by supporting this organization that wants to put an initiative on the ballot in New York City that would create a new investigation into 9/11.

    http://www.nyccan.org/

    I know that they already did one petition drive to put this issue on the ballot but it was disqualified due to legal technicalities. I hope to see them work to clear those problems up and try again in the future.

  7. Prop 14 Supporter

    At 1, where is Don today anyway?

    At 11, problem is that the established political parties keep trying to discredit the 9/11 truth people in their own parties.

  8. Prop 14 Supporter

    At 9, the facts are that these parties have been around for several elections cycles and rarely come even close to winning.

  9. ragmop

    How about this 911 pledge: “I will not vote for any candidate of any party who does not express his or her unqualified support for a new and valid investigation of the events of 9/11.”

  10. Bill Wood

    Have they had a splinter group leave and form the Boston Truth Party,yet. 😉

  11. Soap Box

    Nice! Go with it.
    Visit Soap Box on Facebook for interesting discussions on pertinant issues..
    Good luck & sign me up. Thanks. Soap

  12. Robert Capozzi

    tb: Since the LP has so many experienced reformers, I’m thinking that maybe they should get in on the ground floor of the Truth Party so that they could begin the reform process early on.

    me: I’ll be sticking with the LP, but if you or, say, Hancock decided that Trutherism is the lynchpin for liberty and you sign up for this new effort, I’d be happy to advise you ex parte on how reform might be accomplished.

    Reform is a constant. Only the variables change.

  13. Tom Blanton

    Have they had a splinter group leave and form the Boston Truth Party,yet.

    After the Truth Party reformers claim that the government narrative of 9/11 is the truth because that’s what voters want to hear, a faction will leave and start the Boston Truth Party which will attract more than a few people wearing tricorne tinfoil hats.

  14. paulie Post author

    Bring it anyway, we don’t know yet what the deal will be. We may not know until we get there.

  15. paulie Post author

    oh P , I love your tinfoil pics , but i think the ones of cats in tinfoil hats are funnier!

    Future official candidate photo, from the splinter Naked Truth Party:

  16. Tom Blanton

    The photo @ 24 demonstrates that even fringe candidates can be persuasive. I think prisoners would find this candidate’s message particularly attractive.

  17. Rorschach

    I fully support the formation of this political party, not because I think that they have a point, or will even be remotely successful, but because it may help to draw these idiots away from third parties that would have an easier time being taken seriously if it weren’t for the large concentrations of vocal fringe-group whackjobs therein. Any effort that could help to isolate and marginalize Truthers and other nuts while at the same time allowing real third parties the opportunity to contrast themselves against them (“Look! See how sane we are in comparison!”) is something I think we can all get behind.

  18. Victronix 01

    The Green Party already supports a new investigation into the 9/11 attack and chose Cynthia McKinney as their presidential candidate in the last election — the one member of Congress who stood up to Rumsfeld on 9/11 (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eootfzAhAoU).

    Too bad Sander Hicks posted an attack piece on the NY Greens on his way out, which doesn’t bode well for any other effort he claims to be starting. See this comment which outlines the relevant claims —

    http://911blogger.com/news/2010-05-24/sander-hicks-form-911-truth-political-party#comment-232724

  19. Andy

    “At 11, problem is that the established political parties keep trying to discredit the 9/11 truth people in their own parties.”

    Yes, and this is why 9/11 Truthers need to work to build coalitions of support within their parties.

  20. Buffet at Sizzler

    Chelene Nightingale for governor is a birther and a 9-11 conspiracy beliver…I think this party better suits her “tastes.”

  21. Cody Quirk

    Prop. 14 supporter, how is this party going to do better then the CP, Libertarians, and Greens?

    Are you actually as stupid as Sander Hicks here? You think millions of Americans are going to automatically vote for these people if they get on the ballot…
    If they actually can in the first place?

    Oh, wait, you are stupid.
    I’m sorry I asked.

  22. Cody Quirk

    Chelene Nightingale for governor is a birther and a 9-11 conspiracy beliver…I think this party better suits her “tastes.”

    = Actually this party better suits your mom’s tastes.

  23. Marian Galbraith

    I think this new party is a great idea. Methinks Cody Quirk doth protest too much.

    I used to think it was crazy too, until I watched the Powerpoint presentation “9/11 Blueprint for Truth: the Architecture of Destruction”, available at http://www.ae911truth.org.

    This DVD presents the EVIDENCE, not “theories”, that prove explosives were present at the world trade center. It’s obvious to me now that fires and jet impacts alone could not possibly have demolished the THREE skyscrapers so perfectly. Everyone who watches this film sees the real truth immediately.

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