Saturday, 3 November 2007

9/11 Coincidence

I've been fascinated by the coincidences, synchronicities and pre-cognitive foreshadowings of the 9/11 attacks for a long time now. I've been planning on compiling an archive to preserve them in; having just stumbled upon the following nugget it seems like now is the time to begin:

'Elvis Perkin's elegy to his mother and father is mystical, finds PETER SHAPIRO:

'It's easy to get lost in Elvis Perkin's back story, but that would be a shame. Perkins, whose debut album, Ash Wednesday, was released this year, is the son of the Psycho star Anthony Perkins and the model/photographer/acress Berry Berenson, herself of noble lineage, including her grandmother, the fabled fashion designer Elsa Schiapperelli, and mother, the Marquesa Gogo Berenson di Cacciapooti.

On September 12, 1992, when Perkins was 16, his father died of an AIDS-related illness. His mother was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001.'

[Source: Times2, Friday November 2 2007.]

John Valentini and Vyzygoth have compiled a list of similar examples, many of which have turned up in several of Jake's videos. Steve Willner's films are filled with similar imagery, much of it drawn from children's cartoons and comic strips from the 1980s. The best of these are well-known and deeply weird. Think of the 'Drowned World' sequence in AI, for example; the collapsing tower blocks at the end of Fight Club; or The Lone Gunman episode from The X Files.

And several have been published in 'Beyond Coincidence' by Martin Plimmer and Brian King: a book which- despite its title- applies mathematical probability to events which turn out to be less mysterious or as significant as they might first appear. A mainstream book from a mainstream publisher, one might reasonably expect to discern faint traces of an 'agenda'; for example, in the decision to include the fact 'a US intelligence agency was planning an exercise simulating an aircraft crashing into a tower building on the very morning of the September 11 attack'- no mere coincidence, as should be obvious by the fact that the very same thing occurred in London on 7/7. In addition, they include the following:

'John Woods, a senior partner in a large legal firm, left his office in one of the twin towers of the WTC in New York seconds before the building was struck by a hijacked aircraft. It wasn't his first close brush with death. He had been on the 39th floor of the same building when it was bombed in 1993, but escaped without injury. In 1998 he was scheduled to be on the Pan-Am flight that exploded above Lockerbie in Scotland, but cancelled at the last minute in order to go to an office party.'

'In what appears to be an extraordinary example of prescience, the image of the devastating attack on New York's twin towers was anticipated on the planned cover of a hip-hop album due to be released just weeks after the September 11 tragedy. The artwork for the cover of the album Party Music by the hip-hop group The Coup, depicted the band with an exploding WTC in the background. It bore an uncanny resemblance to the graphic images of 9/11. A group member waves two sticks held between thumbs and forefingers as if 'conducting' the proceedings... The album was due for release in November 2001. In the event, the cover artwork was rapidly redesigned.'

'In the wake of the September 11 attacks, 38 year-old firefighter Michael Moran issued a challenge to the terrorists responsible. During a televised fund-raising concert at Madison Square Garden, Moran, who had lost his brother and 12 colleagues in the terrorist attack, said: 'In the spirit of the Irish people, Osama bin Laden, you can kiss my royal Irish ass.' He added: 'I live in Rockaway and this is my face.' At 9.14 a.m on Monday 12 November 2001, American Airlines Flight 587 took off from Kennedy International Airport in New York City, bound for Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. There were 260 people on board. Minutes later, it crashed in flames in the NY borough of Queens, coming down in the Rockaway neighbourhood. There were no survivors. Nine people living in the area were reported missing, feared dead... Many people in the district thought it a startling coincidence that their community, in which many policeman and firefighters live, should have become the victim of such a tragedy just weeks after Moran;'s defiant challenge to the terrorists.'

'In the wake of the WTC tragedy on 11 September 2001, a group calling itself The Two Towers Protest Organization began a campaign to prevent the second film of the Lord of the Rings trilogy being named The Two Towers. Although the film is named after J.R.R Tolkien's book, written and named more than 50 years ago, the protest organisation rejected the argument that the title was merely an innocent coincidence. The organisation... issued a statement which read: 'We believe that Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema's actions are in fact hate speech. The movie is intentionally being named The Two Towers to capitalise in the tragedy of September 11... We believe that the government should step in the stop the movie's production of to force a name change.'

Further contributions to add to this archive, which I will update periodically, are hereby requested.

2 comments:

Atlantean Times said...

wasnt the author of an expose of Clinton on one of the planes or was that a lie.

I was going out with the cousin of one of Irelands top hurling teams at the time of 911.

The Cork Hurlers had won the All Ireland and as a Bonus were given a holiday in New York, they played a couple of for show matches while there....
The whole team was due to have a champagne breakfast in the world trade centre on the morning of 911 in the sky view restaurant at 9.00am they decided late the night before the attack to delay the breakfast until the day after as they planed a heavy drink sesion for the night before the attacks...and knew that they wouldnt get up for the breakfast...

Typically Irish luck they were saved by the DRINK...true story...

Anonymous said...

I'd say the date/time change was due to some insider info from the 'Irish Church', ya know !!!!!!!!!!??