And John Judge Croaks
Bad week for the Troofers:
Our society has lost a great activist today with the death of John Judge. No one spoke more clearly, strongly, and informedly on political power, militarism, and activism for positive change. While John lived nextdoor to Dennis Kucinich -- and with one of the best views and one of the best collections of political books and documents -- in Washington, D.C., it was as staff person for Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney that he advanced numerous causes of peace and justice and accountability for the powerful on Capitol Hill. On impeaching Bush and Cheney he was there first. John's expertise reached back into history and across continents. From the Kennedy assassination to conscientious objection to how-a-bill-becomes-a-law, he was a person to turn to for information and wisdom who was never anything but helpful, friendly, cheerful, and energetic. He could describe the hiring of Nazis in Operation Paperclip and the creation of the Cold War and then suggest that perhaps the Nazis actually won World War II.Judge is kind of a "kitchen sink" Truther; he appears to believe in every conspiracy theory out there. from JFK to RFK to MLK to Pearl Harbor to 9-11. Here's a talk he gave in early 2002 that summarizes where the movement was at back then; it's the usual crap about 6 of the hijackers are alive and how his parents pointed out to him the locations of the SAM batteries at the Pentagon.
He claims that NORAD knew about all four hijackings by 8:45, which would be a pretty good trick as Flight 93 had taken off from Newark only three minutes earlier. In fact, the best evidence suggests that Flight 93 was hijacked around 9:29, while Flight 77 appears to have been hijacked about 8:54.
It is interesting that he was a staffer for McKinney, who is also a Truther moron; one wonders whether she just picked nutbar personnel or if he actually influenced her with his crackpottery.
He apparently died after a stroke. My mother always said that deaths tend to happen in threes; famous Truthers might want to be careful in the near future.