Denial, Cognitive Dissonance, & September 11
By Jonathan Mark – FlybyNews.com
In response to an editorial published May 5th, 2017 in the Recorder newspaper, Greenfield doing its part to educate youth on 9/11, I agree that we should help our youth understand more about September 11, 2001. But it is not just kids; I have found very few people willing to talk about it.
This was why I found Valley 9-11 Truth. The big question that came to us was why would 3 steel-frame high-rise buildings collapse symmetrically at near free fall speeds? By researching the facts we realized that it is really a matter of physics, truth, and integrity to question the official version. After years of discussions and watching documentaries we began to realize the significance of “cognitive dissonance.” That day changed everything, and from it the U.S. had created its longest (and ongoing) war that has contributed toward many conflicts around our world.
Frances T. Shure, M.A., L.P.C., has written an in-depth analysis in her article, Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11? In this excerpt she explains about denial and cognitive dissonance: “…When we are faced with information that is too uncomfortable to accept, we reject this information outright or we minimize its importance. This is the psychological defense mechanism known as denial. We resort to denial to avoid cognitive dissonance, that uncomfortable and sometimes disturbing feeling of losing our emotional equilibrium when faced with new information that challenges our worldview, or when we hold beliefs that are contradictory to known facts. The discomfort motivates us to either change our behavior, change our cognition, or justify our behavior by acquiring a secondary cognition. This dynamic is common to us all…”
The Editorial in the Recorder did not mention any of the conspiracies or unanswered questions. This has been the policy of schools, media, and most families. But if truth can set us free, then we need to understand what is behind what is described by two co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton. In their book, Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission, they described how the Commissioners found it difficult to ask tough questions about NYC fire and police department failures. And when they did, they were hammered by the media and public. They reported on significant discrepancies in accounts provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). On page 284 they wrote “…the obstacles to be placed before the Commission’s work had only begun. The president refused to give it adequate funding. Whereas the investigation of the Challenger disaster received $50 million, Bush promised only $3 million for the investigation of the much more deadly and complex disaster of 9/11…”
There is so much wrong about how these events were hushed up: steel beams sent immediately to China for recycling; no official tests for explosives though required by fire regulations. However, an independent researcher, Professor Stephen Jones received the dust found at the World Trade Center following the collapses, which were collected by four independent individuals. The WTC dust samples were scientifically analyzed with results published in the peer-reviewed Open Chemical Physics Journal. The title of the article sums it up: “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe.” I can almost understand why so few go down the rabbit hole and see the missing gaps in the official version. There are consequences to realize in that case. Our view of our world changes, our nation, its foreign policies..
The Towers were struck while I was working on a new issue for Flyby News regarding peace in space. With a false flag waving before us, President Bush increased threats to our Civil Liberties via the so-called Patriot Act. He also terminated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia to enable offensive weapons to enter outer space. As an independent citizen journalist I realized that peace cannot happen without truth or real justice. Litmus Tests for Truth & Transformation is an article I wrote that describes this and offers links to resources on a labyrinth of deceptions, and shares an idea on how we, the people, can reclaim our government and protect our world.
Instead of supplementing an educational experience that may continue a deception, our educators must consider ways to learn and show kids “how to critically think” and not through repetitive conditioning “what to think.” Questioning what really happened on September 11, 2001 and documenting the abuse since that tragic day could provide an opportunity to begin a healing process for our community and world, taking vital steps toward truth, justice, and peace.
26 May, 2017 – Youtube – 16:27 – Jonathan Mark
Denial, Cognitive Dissonance, & September 11