9/11 as Government Blowback Day

Some church in Florida is planning on celebrating 9/11 by burning hundreds of Korans. Perhaps this will be the launchpad for bonfires across the nation of any book suspected of Muslim tendencies.

There’s a different 9/11 celebration going on in San Diego. Lawrence Ludlow emailed me about “Government Blowback Day.” I don’t know if Lawrence and his friends are planning to burn copies of the 9/11 Commission Report.

From the press release:

San Diego Complete Liberty Declares Sept. 11th


11 Responses to 9/11 as Government Blowback Day

  1. Lawrence August 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    Hi, Jim. Thanks for posting our event. This may be a trial run for an event during the annual “worship machines of death and empire” event otherwise known as the Blue Angels etc. at the Miramar Marine Air Base. We’ll see how this one goes before anyone gets suicidal enough to face huge mobs of drunken chicken-hawk mouth-breathing men with carloads of kids a-wantin’ to see some kinda killin’ goin’ on in San Diego an’ show once-and-fer-all that Vietnam and Dubya Dubya II was saintly work.

  2. Aurielle Whitmore August 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    Jim, thank you so much for posting our event on your blog. My name is Aurielle and I’m one of the few women in the San Diego Complete Liberty Meetup group. I think it’s very important that events like these are shown for what they truly are. We want to encourage men and especially women to question and be curious about what is going on in our world today. Thanks again!

  3. Jim August 26, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Lawrence, if you do this during Blue Angels shows, make sure to pay up the life insurance first.

    Sounds like y’all are doing first-class hell-raising!

  4. Jim August 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    Aurielle – thanks for the comment. It’s great how you and Lawrence and the rest of the folks have the gumption to raise these issues.

    I hope y’all can get lots of folks thinking!

  5. Tom Blanton August 26, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    I thought every day was blowback day in Amerika.

    But, there won’t be any officially sanctioned book-burning in Florida because it is simply too dangerous to let citizens play with matches:


  6. Jim August 26, 2010 at 8:36 pm #


    It’s times like this that I’m glad I live many states away from FLA.

  7. Lawrence August 26, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    Of course, flag burning would be sacrilege for this Dove bunch. And even worse, they’ve even gone and sullied the good branding on those great ice-cream bars!

  8. Dirk W. Sabin August 27, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Nothing so cheers the hearts of the frustrated and obedient as a good old fashioned book burning. Maybe they can do a twofer and burn one of Dawkins anti-religious tracts at the same time.

    Bovard, don’t kid yerself that you are insulated by being a few state lines north of forida. It seems that in this day, we can all be found within an arms length of some angry patriot screaming “Ich Bin Ein Floridian” and happily burning books.

  9. Jim August 27, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    That’s the best “Ich bin” joke I’ve heard all year.

    I always hoped that some pro-government group would hold a public burning of some of my books – with TV cameras filming away. That would provide far better PR than anything my publishers concocted.

  10. Lawrence August 27, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    Jim, you’re absolutely correct about the publicity value. Perhaps in San Diego we can use a favorite tactic of government — using an agent provocateur. We’ll have someone dress in a military uniform and grab some of our flyers and your books and burn them for effect. This of course will drive the local trog crowd wild with happiness, but when we post it to YouTube, your book sales will skyrocket.

  11. Kraut September 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Why don