I Know a Lot about a Little
That is thirty-six years of books, movies, speeches, symposiums and anything else I could find. I could write about this murder, and the murder of his brother, Robert, which I have studied for approximately the same amount of time. But having offered my thoughts in Dead Men Talking, my second book, I chose not to go beyond making it clear that the alleged assassins did not commit the respective crimes.
Then there is 9/11. After believing the official theory for four years, I picked up a copy of The New Pearl Harbor, a book by David Ray Griffin, I became intrigued that a respected professor of philosophy would suggest that the events of that day were not what the public had been told.
So I read and read and read. And watched videos. And heard what others had to say. Over the next five years I focused upon the planes allegedly used and the passengers who allegedly flew in the event. I started to formulate conclusions and eventually locked myself in an office for a weekend and wrote many of them out. They formed part of the basis for Dead Men Talking, which came out in 2009.
I started to receive invitations to speak on podcasts, namely from Jim Fetzer, and discussed my thoughts. I discovered new information about the flights and came up with the best phrase I have ever come up with, Planes without Passengers, which became my third book in 2011. The second edition of this book became my best selling book the following year.
In subsequent books on the topic, I have determined that some "evidence," like the Social Security Data Index, have little value in assessing whether specific people actually died that day; the helpfulness of asking and answering a series of questions to form the context of an opinion; and the interest in reading the ideas of what people who allege friendships with the so-called passengers. I have steered clear of what exactly brought the towers down as I do not have much of a scientific background.
I have also tried my hand at writing an auto-biography of my earlier years, A Fan's Folklore, using professional sports players and games as metaphors of what I learned growing up. My discontent with the Christian religion, backed by my deep reading of the Bible and pro- and anti-Christian works, led me to write a novel about Judgment Day called St. Peter's Choice.
I love to write because I work without supervision. My bosses, if any, are my audience. My aim now is to find a topic that satisfies me and those who read my works.
I need expertise on the subject - and I have it with the Kennedy assassinations, 9/11 and critique of Christianity. Does anyone see a winning book thesis here?