Early in September 2021 AE911Truth issued a press release and an e-mail with an unrelated subject line to supporters which included this vague statement in the 7th paragraph: “…Richard Gage, organization founder, will no longer serve as the organization’s CEO.”
As you can imagine, this has raised many questions, which I decided to wait until after the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to address so as not to distract from the important 9/11 Truth Movement events activities.
Here’s the rest of the story:
As you probably know by now, we had been working with Spike Lee for months on what was a good opportunity that the 9/11 Truth Movement had to reach a mainstream audience. It would have been the final segment of his video documentary mini-series “New York Epicenters: 9/11 & Covid” that was aired by HBO on September 11, 2021. That 30-minute segment, which included interviews of myself along with family members and other technical experts unfortunately was never broadcast. This action by Spike Lee surely was, per Spike himself, due to enormous pressure from the powers that be, but perhaps also to my off-topic comments in a hallway interview at the Red Pill Expo in June 2021, quoted in Slate Magazine’s August 24th article.
Spike may well have been upset to see my comments quoted in the article, since the first two segments of his mini-series focused on Covid-19 in NYC, and in them he makes clear that he is invested in the official narrative of Covid and its “vaccine.”
Spike’s action was of course a great disappointment for all of us in the 9/11 Truth Movement and of course for me personally—to have worked so hard to reach that historic moment only for it to have collapsed—almost as fast as WTC 7.
In those moments of speaking off-topic, of which this was not the first time, I failed to remember that I represent architects and engineers who have signed the AE911Truth Petition which is only about the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 on September 11th, 2001—and nothing else. None of the many opinions that I hold about the Covid-19 issues, based on research that I do on my own time, had a place in an interview that I granted while attending a conference on behalf of AE911Truth.
Since my comments may have been a part of Spike Lees’s decision to pull the segment, I do offer my sincere and humble apologies to our 3,500 architects and engineers, to the 9/11 Truth Movement, and especially to the hard-working AE911Truth staff and board each of whom had a right to expect and trust me to focus solely on the mission in my public statements and interviews while working on behalf of AE911Truth.
Our board met and deliberated for hours in what was a very difficult debate for us all. In the end, the majority were somehow convinced by a publicity consultant that my comments had become a PR problem for AE911Truth and could continue to undermine future efforts to break into mainstream media. The board ultimately voted to remove me as CEO along with my employment with AE911Truth and as a board member.
While I and others argued against and vociferously disagreed with the majority decision, and even while AE911Truth chose not to disclose the relevant truth about the resolution, leaving supporters with the mistaken impression that I had voluntarily retired, I do nevertheless believe that the board members in favor of the resolution were acting with integrity and in good faith for the greater interest of AE911Truth.
I have made thousands of friendships throughout the U.S. and the world and realize that many of you may not understand or agree with the decision of the board—but this is now past. We must now come together and work harmoniously for the good of the 9/11 Truth Movement. The Truth Movement cannot afford to allow this unfortunate event to distract us from the significant work ahead or to cause any further fracturing within it.
I created AE911Truth and poured 16 years of my life into it. I care deeply about the organization and its survival, in this new phase with its new leadership under the acting CEO Roland Angle. I have confidence that the organization will continue to make even greater contributions to the 9/11 Truth Movement going forward.
I now speak publicly only on behalf of myself and our new organization—Richard Gage, AIA, Architect, an LLC, and RichardGage911—not on behalf of AE911Truth.
My wife and assistant Gail and I have a new website: RichardGage911.org. I hope that you will visit us there. Since I have never quit, nor will I, as a 9/11 truth leader, I’m also encouraging you to partner with me so that I will be able to continue to work effectively on your behalf. Please sign up today:
As I begin to create and accelerate my new role outside of AE911Truth, rest assured that I will continue to hammer on the wall of 9/11 Truth denial, and I will be joining you in sending people, petition signers and donors over to AE911Truth. I am not in competition with AE911Truth. The 9/11 Truth Movement needs all of us and we are all working toward the same goal.
Please work with me as I re-dedicate my efforts to achieve our mutual goal—getting a real, unimpeachable, WTC investigation—and exposing other false flag operations in the process.
Richard (& Gail)
Richard Gage, AIA, Architect