Thursday, March 4, 2021
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Thursday, February 18, 2021
9/11 Conspiracy Theorist to Rewrite Maui County Charter?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:19 AM :: 1490 Views :: Maui County, Ethics

by Andrew Walden

One of the nation’s leading 911 conspiracy theorists has been nominated to serve on the Maui County Charter Commission—and a Council Committee voted 7-2 to accept the nomination.

Appointed by former Council Chair Kelly King, Paul Deslauriers would be one of eleven Charter Commission members who “can propose an entirely new county charter, propose piecemeal charter amendments or maintain the status quo.”

Deslauriers, formerly of Massachusetts, is Chair and Treasurer of the Maui Pono PAC which backed King and several other councilmembers.

Two of the eleven Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor, the other nine by the Council.  The Council Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee on February 9, 2021, approved eight nominees without any opposition and one nominee by a 7-2 vote—with Mike Molina voting “with reservations.”  According to the Maui News:

Deslauriers was the only nominee with two votes of opposition on Tuesday — from Sugimura and Council Member Tasha Kama, who both questioned Deslauriers’ background after written testimony to the committee cited a 2007 newspaper article showing a photo of Deslauriers as part of the 9/11 Truth movement, which believes that attacks on the World Trade Center were orchestrated by one or more government agencies.

Sugimura, who said she had a friend who died in the attacks, asked Deslauriers if he believed in the 9/11 theory.

“At the time I believed it,” Deslauriers said.

“It was something as a concerned citizen I got involved in.”

Deslauriers said that he joined “an organization” from 2004 to 2007 as a way to give the community a voice and said it “may not been in alignment” with others but “it was just questioning.” He added that he was “no longer involved in any way.”

Wrong. 

Deslauriers is currently selling self-published 911 truther books online.  And his most recent “truther” tome --354 pages—was self-published from Maui in 2017.

Deslauriers wasn’t just a random “concerned citizen”--he was appointed to the National Steering Committee of 911truth.org, according to the group’s July 18, 2007 newsletter

Deslauriers wrote two books on 911 conspiracy theories, the first, “Bearer of Light: A Catalyst for Global Change”, 408 pages long, was self-published Dec 6, 2007 and the second, “Liberate: The Empowering Guide to Grassroots System Change” was self-published November 4, 2017 by NRG Publishing, POB 606, Makawoa (sic), HI – the same address Deslauriers uses for the Maui Pono Network.

According to his 2017 book (pg 29), Deslauriers’ “other” community organizing effort, Community Re-Start, “began in 2008 with 40 members of the previous 911 Truth group in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts.”  Deslauriers was eventually kicked out of his own group amid accusations of theft and failure to file 501c3 paperwork.  A 2016 email from a Pittsfield, Massachusetts pastor is a fun read.   

The only Amazon reviewer of Deslauriers’ 2017 book complains, “If I had known it included false flag and truther content, I would not have bought this book.”

Deslauriers told the Council Committee:    

“I do have concerns about the federal government,” he said. “That is why I think county governance is so important.”

In other words, his 911 trutherism is the reason he wants to be on the Charter Commission. 

Deslauriers did not reply to a Hawai’i Free Press request for comment.

The Council Committee of the Whole will vote on the nominees February 19, 2021. 

---30---

Total Coincidence: Sen. Gary Hooser campaign website linked to Holocaust deniers

Bonus Read:  9/11 Truthers Meet the Birth Certificate Brigade

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT