September 11, 2010 – Hilo, Hawaii
Video by David Corrigan
It was a swap meet of conspiracy theories and alternative perspectives in the Hilo Lanes parking lot on Saturday, where the Aloha Uprising cast a skeptical eye on what most of the country now observes as Patriot Day.
Signs that read “9/11 Inside Job” and “9/11 Coverup” (a reflection of a growing, internet driven theory) adorned some a few booths at the event, while other stations presented Non-Partisan candidates for public office, Hawaiian Sovereignty activists, and cannabis freedom supporters.
Although far from a mainstream theory amongst Americans, the so called “9/11 Inside Job” has gathered a following in the years after the apparent terrorist attacks. In 2006, a Scripps-Howard poll of a little over a thousand adults found that 36% of Americans consider it “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that government officials either allowed the World Trade Center attacks to occur, or carried out the attacks themselves.
Organizer Gene Tamashiro said the Hilo event was held in the name of the pursuit of truth, and hoped to share information on a world that is “spiraling out of control” with policies of war and lies.
The peaceful event was scheduled to feature local music from Kaliko Guys, Margo Kimball, Jean Alena, Nanea, Old Habits Die Hard, Ismaila, Lisa Chaly, Rick Barbati, and Kava John.