In Memory of 9/11 Researchers
Michael C. Ruppert and John Judge

in-memory of John Judge and Michael C. Ruppert
It is with great sadness that the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance marks the passing of two of the finest researchers into the events of 9/11 — Michael C. Ruppert and John Judge.

Michael C. Ruppert
was a former LA Detective, whistleblower and investigative journalist, and one of the first people to speak out on the inconsistencies of the official story of 9/11. In later years he wrote extensively about 9/11 on his website, From the Wilderness. He also wrote one of the most comprehensive books on the subject, “Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil.” Ruppert died on April 13, 2014, of an apparent suicide.

Here Michael is interviewed by Alison Weiner, Media Mayhem host on the subject of 9/11

Northern California 9/11 Truth singer-songwriter, Vic Sadot, dedicates the song “Blowback or Bloody Treason” to Michael Ruppert



John Judge
was one of the foremost researchers into the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers and MLK. He was the founder and director of Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA), a group dedicated to researching and exposing these events. Judge also spoke frequently on the inconsistencies of 9/11 to audiences around the country as an insider. Having grown up in a Pentagon family he describes details of missile batteries around the Pentagon and why the planes on 9/11 were allowed in restricted air space unhindered. Judge died on April 9, 2014, in what looks like complications from an earlier stroke.

Here John explains his background and analysis of events of those day:

For more about John Judge:
In Memory of John Judge – Godfather and Pioneer of Alternative Media

And, here Bonnie Faulkner from KPFA Guns and Butter Remembers both Judge and Ruppert:
https://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/102200

The Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Univeralists (at 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA) will be holding a film series on two separate nights in honor of both Judge and Ruppert. On Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, will be a film series in remembrance of John Judge Films shown are: John Judge in 1994: “The Hidden History of the United States: Who Really Runs America? – Part One: from The Eclectic Point of View (1:59:39). After a brief intermission, we will show the short (38:23) “Closing Remarks” by John Judge to the 50th Anniversary Conference on President Kennedy’s Murder , which was presented on November 24, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. The theme was “Fifty Years in Denial is Enough: Free the Files! Find the Truth!

…and, on Friday, May 23, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, will be a film series in remembrance of Michael C. Ruppert. Film show: “THE GREAT AWAKENING” (1:17:43) – The Great Awakening Speech empowers and invites humanity to change the way it thinks and perceives reality. On 9-11-2011 Mike Ruppert, the ‘tracker of truth’ , spoke in Seattle. He evoked a powerful, inspiring, selfless message of incorruptible truth and awareness; shining a bright light in an age of darkness and deceit.

Thank you for being speakers of truth in a time of lies. You will be missed.

Condolences to Michael and John’s families.

2014 9/11 Truth Film Festival

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The 2014 9/11 Truth Film Festival:
“Exposing The Greatest Fraud on Earth!”

Join Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance at the beautiful Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland for this one day film festival where we critically examine the most world transforming event of our times. What does the event of 9/11 mean for you and the world? Join others who are attempting to shine a light on this crucial moment in history.

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Why We Need to Understand: 9/11, New Enemies, and the Global War on Terror

Thanks for visiting our site and expressing interest in finding the truth about what really happened on 9/11. Before you dive into the details, we’d like to provide an overview, a frame that will allow particulars to make more sense. For many of you, much of what follows will draw on what you already know.

Historical scholarship has demonstrated that with the demise of the Soviet threat, neoconservatives, bankers, military contractors and other elites felt an acute need for a replacement, for a new larger-than-life enemy.

Although the particulars of this “enemy deficit” were new in the 1990s, the problem faced by ruling elites was not. First, governments seek to control their populations, and magnified outside threats have always served as a primary means of control. Like cowboys driving a herd of cattle while shooting at imaginary Indians, governments brandish threats to make their citizens circle the wagons and hunker down.

Secondly, everyday people aren’t eager to march off to war. Without a scary, often demonized outside threat, elites would face much more difficulty building public support for their militarism. Without wars, they wouldn’t be able to realize the profits they derive from seizing other countries’ resources, producing war materiel, or loaning huge sums to governments doing massive military spending.

Thus one of the time-honored ways to generate public support for wars is by provoking, simulating or reporting attacks attributed to defined enemies. In fact, neoconservatives were quite explicit about their desire for a traumatic event dramatizing a formidable new enemy. By 2000, the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) pointed out that it would be impossible to increase military spending and pursue America’s global-domination project, “absent some catastrophic event-like a new Pearl Harbor.” Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz were all members of PNAC when it issued this call; just months later, they held powerful positions in the Bush administration.

Patterns Under the Radar

But was Pearl Harbor a uniquely “catastrophic event” in American history? Let’s look at three other examples with an eye to connecting the dots:

  • the Mexican-American War of 1846 involved a provocative incursion into Mexico which caused the Mexicans to fire on troops under Gen. Zachary Taylor. As a result of its easy victory, the young Republic gained a vast area, including California and most of today’s Southwest.
  • Operation Northwoods, which was seriously considered as a way to launch an attack on Cuba in 1962, involved simulations of “Cuban” attacks. These were to be staged both over the Caribbean and in American cities. This classic “false flag” scheme was canceled by JFK.
  • the Gulf of Tonkin “incident” of 1964, in which North Vietnamese torpedo boats supposedly “attacked” an American warship, actually never happened. Nevertheless, this contrived attack prompted Congress to pass a resolution endorsing an agonizing, genocidal “police action” that raged for eleven years afterward. Nearly three million people died in the Vietnam War, and countless others were wounded physically, psychologically, or both.

These, of course, are only three examples among many. A review of the history will reveal that few if any of America’s major wars began without reliance on one or more of these schemes. Justifications for wars are particularly necessary in more democratic countries, since their wars require a higher degree of public approval of those of authoritarian societies. Contrived crises, then, are a typical tactic in a long American tradition.

Restorative Knowledge

Truth or ConsequencesUnderstanding this pattern—and how the attacks on 9/11 fit into it—is one of our best safeguards against still more unnecessary wars. Beyond helping to resist militarism, however, understanding 9/11 provides a window into how political systems function, or more likely malfunction. Learning about 9/11, then, offers full immersion in Realpolitik, providing an understanding of what actually is. With that awareness, we can imagine a politics that would better serve more of us.

This keen and critical understanding is also essential to restoring and renewing American democracy. Starting with the self-serving conceptions proposed by many of the Founders, our democracy has fallen far short of the exalted ideals of Jefferson, Madison, and Paine. Civil rights guaranteed in the Constitution have faced unprecedented attacks. And the critical thinking so essential to democracy has sunk to a low ebb.

This said, there is much to be gained from understanding what has gone awry. We need to comprehend the failures of democratic institutions implied by the power of “shadow-government” factors-from neocons to the intelligence apparatus to the financial system that has exerted so much influence on recent presidents. When banksters rule, poor people beg for bread.

Waging a Global War on Terror

The standard narrative of 9/11-that 19 Islamist hijackers commanded by a rich Saudi from Afghanistan underpins the open-ended War, which included a doctrine of preemptive strikes. Already the US has used this doctrine to attack two countries, Afghanistan and Iraq, both of whose governments had little if anything to do with 9/11. Washington has justified torture and “extraordinary renditions” as necessary responses to terrorism. Through the USA Patriot Act, it also moved into various violations of the Constitution, including electronic surveillance of American citizens.

To justify its invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Bush administration had to fabricate absurd connections between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Uruguayan historian Eduardo Galeano has observed that the war in Iraq “was born of a lie and has been generating more lies ever since.” True enough. But the same could be said about the conflict in Afghanistan and the events of 9/11 that made them both possible.

Magnified Threats

Fear mongering is tied to the Official Story of 9/11. From that time onward to the present, Islamic terrorism has been presented as the major threat to Western societies-and especially to the US and the UK. It’s often remarked that if Osama bin Laden hadn’t existed, governments would have had to invent him. Perhaps they have. At the minimum, they have exploited his potential to shock. Recall that one of the most menacing bin Laden tapes was widely broadcast just days before the 2004 presidential elections.

Bin Laden hasn’t just been a bigger-than-life boogie man; he and the trauma surrounding 9/11 have also served as convenient distractions. When 9/ll scholars trying to examine the institutional factors underlying the attacks, they’re often limited by public obsessions with al Qaeda. And when more thoughtful analysts point to other, much more foreboding threats such as the nuclear arms race, overpopulation, or global climate change, they have difficulty moving the discussion beyond the immediate fears generated by the horrific images of the World Trade Center. Given the magnitude of the “shock and awe,” then, 9/11 has proved to be the most effective psychological operation (“psy op”) in human history.

Beyond Media Failures: Being the Media

While many Americans are skeptical about this and other myths, the information they receive from corporate and government news outlets gives them little basis for informed, intelligent critique. Although nearly half of the US population has doubts about the Official Story, the mainstream and even much of the “alternative”/progressive media have not provided either the historical background or the contemporary contexts needed to critique the government’s mythic story. Armed with these, it’s not hard to debunk.

The failure of the news media to meet its responsibilities in a democracy have forced the 9/11 truth movement to rely more heavily on documentary videos, smallcirculation books, and web sites. These vary in quality, of course, so it behooves the truth seeker to select well researched books and videos by David Ray Griffin, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, and Richard Gage—plus reliable sites such as 911Truth, 911Blogger, AE911Truth, and sf911Truth. Such recommendations are hardly exhaustive, but they’re good places to continue your search.

Welcome to the quest for truth about 9/11. The questioning, critical thinking, healthy skepticism, and intellectual curiosity that probably brought you here will no doubt serve you well.

Noam Chomsky’s “Willful Ignorance of 9/11” by Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan Responds to Noam Chomsky Ridicule of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth founded by Richard Gage: “Willful Ignorance” in Dig Within Blog

Noam Chomsky recently engaged in a smear campaign against Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth by misrepresenting what their efforts are, what they actually say, and their size, which he called “miniscule”. After some 30 email  correspondences with Noam Chomsky, author-researcher Kevin Ryan has regretfully had to conclude that Chomsky has not availed himself of information about 9/11 that is readily available to everyone after these many years, including the information sent to Noam Chomsky by Kevin Ryan. That includes his new book titled “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”.

Kevin Ryan calls Noam Chomsky’s dismissal of 9/11 research a position of “willful ignorance”. In his Florida speech Noam Chomsky responded to a question about World Trade Center Building 7 by claiming that he did not to know enough about the basic laws of physics to evaluate the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11/01, saying that he would defer to the authority of people with credentials. 

In Dig Within, Kevin Ryan Ryan wrote that Chomsky made “an attempt to belittle, and downplay the sacrifices of, people seeking the truth”. Ryan reveals what Chomsky’s gate-keeper game is all about since he has a long history of dismissing deep political conspiracies going back to the JFK murder-coup of 1963. Chomsky supported the basic findings of the Warren Commission that Oswald acted alone. Kevin Ryan is co-founder of The Journal of 9/11 Studies and has a new book out titled “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”

Ryan states, “I’ve copied Chomsky on more than two peer-reviewed scientific articles in mainstream journals that describe evidence for demolition at the WTC… Chomsky acknowledged receiving the book in August and wrote to me that he was ‘pleased to have a copy of the book, and hope to be able to get to it before too long’.”

ANOTHER NINETEEN: INVESTIGATING LEGITIMATE 9/11 TRUTH SUSPECTS

The Huffington Post ran an article by Ashley Alman on 11-26-13 titled: “Here’s The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff”. The writer uses the video posted by the person who posed the question to Noam Chomsky, Bob Tuskin, without crediting him or covering his commentary at his video.

Bob Tuskin YouTube Channel, Oct 18, 2013 – Florida 9/11 Truth activist Bob Tuskin poses a question to Noam Chomsky. He and his movement get ridiculed by Chomsky, but no rational response to the question posed was given. Rather than discuss the scientific points made in recent years by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Chomsky calls AE911Truth a “miniscule group”.

This avoidance of questions and the use of a haughty anti-intellectual engagement of the matters under debate has been going on for a long time. Such methodology only leads to speculation about what Chomsky must really think and whether he is under threats or if he is simply a “Left Gatekeeper” used to make certain topics “taboo” to keep them out of legitimate analysis of pivotal events. 

 

Kevin Ryan, author of “Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects”. “Kevin Ryan is the co-editor of 9/11 Studies and a whistleblower from Underwriters Laboratories. He has contributed to many books and scientific articles on the subject of 9/11, and has made presentations around the U.S. and Canada. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Air America Radio, Pacifica Radio, C-SPAN Book TV, and Colorado Public Television.” Kevin Ryan’s blog is titled “Dig Within”.

Related links from N CA 9/11 Truth Alliance member, singer-songwriter Vic Sadot

BERKELEY CALLING ReBlogs Kevin Ryan at “Dig Within” Blog “NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE WILLFUL IGNORANCE OF 9/11” 

Vic Sadot Music Report: Noam Chomsky & 9/11 “BLOWBACK OR BLOODY TREASON” Questions – “NOAM CHOMSKY & The WILLFUL IGNORANCE OF 9/11”. Kevin Ryan responds to recent Chomsky remarks in Florida ridiculing Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth as a “tiny” group. Vic Sadot Music Report aimed a Broadside Ballad at Chomsky with a post of the BLOWBACK OR BLOODY TREASON music video from  TRUTH TROUBADOUR YouTube Channel featured in the post on the Kevin Ryan exposé of Noam Chomsky’s specious complaints about people who continue to look into 9/11 and demand accountability.

9/11 Truth Film Festival 2012 – An Exploration of Deep Events

2012 9/11 Truth Film Festival

Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
September 11
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM

9/11 was the most audacious false flag of all time, but it also fits into a long historical pattern of what this year’s film festival’s featured speaker Peter Dale Scott has termed “deep events”. Scott defines deep events as those that are “systematically ignored or falsified in the mainstream media and public consciousness.”

At our eighth annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival we will explore deep events related to 9/11, such as the Oklahoma City Murrah building bombing of 1995, revealed in the new film A Noble Lie. One of the film’s producers, Chris Emery, will be joining us to introduce the film.

We will examine questions regarding the perpetrators of tragedies such as 9/11 and Oklahoma City in the new film Fishead, which not only explores the roles of high functioning psychopaths in our governmental and corporate institutions, but also illuminates paths to solutions.

And as we have done in all our annual 9/11 film festivals, we will feature the latest 9/11 films, including highlights from The Toronto Hearings on 9/11 – Uncovering Ten Years of Deception, a DVD that documents the speakers from last year’s historic event; and the most recent, shorter version of AE 9/11 Truth‘s remarkable new film 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out.

9/11 Truth author Mark Gaffney will be joining us to present evidence from his new book Black 9/11 – Money, Motive, and Technology. Mark is also the author of The 9/11 Mystery Plane – And the Vanishing of America.

Professors Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff of Project Censored will join us again to look at the mainstream corporate media’s role in covering up deep events and marginalizing those that work to expose them.

We are again honored to have Bonnie Faulkner of Guns and Butter, serving as MC. Guns and Butter airs on KPFA 94.1 every Wednesday at 1:00 PM.

The 9/11 Truth Film Festival will be held once again at the historic Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, 94610. The film festival is produced by the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance – www.SF911Truth.org.

The Truth is not Enough: How to overcome emotional barriers to 9/11 truth

The Truth is not Enough: How to overcome emotional barriers to 9/11 truth

by Ken Jenkins
May 1, 2009

How many times has this happened to you? You are explaining to someone some of the rational, logical reasons why the official story of 9/11 can’t be true, perhaps explaining how WTC 7 fell in the exact manner of a professionally planned controlled demolition — a job which would typically take weeks to prepare — when out comes a ‘thought stopper’ phrase like:

“That’s just another conspiracy theory!” or …

“Do you also believe in Big Foot and tin foil hats?”

Or perhaps the person gets angry and/or agitated. Facts no longer matter at that point, and you can tell the person does not want to hear any more. For example, the following response came from someone after they were given a 20-minute summary of 9/11 Truth information:

“I wouldn’t believe that, even if it were true!”

That reaction defies all logic and reason. But it clearly illustrates just how irrational some peoples’ defenses can be. Here are a few more honest responses/defenses:

“As long as my wife and kids are fine and we can live the life style we have, the truth is, I don’t really care what happened on 9/11.”
“I would not want to live in a world where such a thing could be true.”
“You can’t expect someone to listen to information that turns their world upside down.”
“I’m not sure I want to know. If this is true, then up would be down and down would be up. My life would never be the same.”
“Look, I have to admit that I seriously resist anyone messing with my worldview!”

Why So Much Resistance to 9/11 Truth?

Such reactions are emotionally based. 9/11 is a very emotionally charged issue. The source of the denial and resistance is FEAR. The implications of 9/11 Truth are very scary for most people to take in. Given that a part of our government’s job description is keeping its citizens safe, it’s terrifying to consider that a secret rogue part of our government will do just the opposite — mass murder those very citizens, in order to advance dark agendas — like wars for corporate empire. To further consider that associated ‘secret teams’ would then put out corporate media cover-up stories, in the form of an elaborate fantasy story backed up with planted evidence, and to think that story was nearly universally accepted without question — this is the stuff of nightmares.

Then there is the difficulty of accepting the self-image shattering realization that we were duped by such cover story lies. 9/11 Truth suggests a very uncomfortable and disturbing worldview, especially to those new to such concepts. The intensity of fear brought up by these vast implications causes defence mechanisms to take over our rational thought processes. Such denial most often overrides rationality.

What’s a 9/11 Truth Activist To Do?

How can we overcome such powerful denial? What knowledge about these emotional barriers can empower us to be more effective in reaching larger numbers of our fellow citizens?

Start out by asking questions to find out what the person you are addressing currently thinks and feels about the 9/11 Truth message. Adjust your approach based on what you hear. Based on their responses, reach out and connect though empathy, to express to them an understanding of their difficult position. It’s not that hard to do — after all, most of us went through a similar process of conversion at some point, when we were in denial and uninformed about 9/11. Let them know about your own doubts, how you had a difficult time believing that the official story was false. Explain how upsetting it was for you to consider the alternative — those very inconvenient truths. Even for those of us who were not upset by the idea of 9/11 being an inside job, there was often a difficulty in wrapping our heads around the enormity of it all. Talk about your own difficulties in rejecting the official story.

Reasons for Resistance to the Truth

There are a number of valid reasons why many of us resist the truth of 9/11. What follows are some major ones.

A. The Big Lie: I’ll start with the ‘Big Lie’ because it was the main barrier that kept me from fully accepting the truth of 9/11 as I was researching it in the weeks after the event. The sheer audacity of pulling off something so outrageous in broad daylight, thinking they would get away with it, and the large scale of it all kept me doubting for weeks. My turning point was learning about what really happened at Pearl Harbor — the many warnings that were ignored, the Japanese secret codes that the US had broken, etc. This new understanding, that the attack on Pearl Harbor was clearly allowed to happen, was what finally had me fully accept 9/11 Truth. The comparable number that were deliberately mass murdered, the scale of the event, the audacity, and the 60 years of largely successful cover-up all showed me that a Big Lie had happened before, and worked to fool most of the public, and not all that long ago. It was only later I discovered these quotes:

“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” ~ J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI

“The masses indulge in petty falsehoods every day, but it would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths. … The bigger the lie, therefore, the likelier it is to be believed.” ~ Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

B. Major Paradigm Shift: Questioning the official story of 9/11 threatens the foundations of our society, or at least seems to. It challenges our fellow citizens’ belief systems regarding the nature of our government, and even the very nature of our nation. Such questioning is far more profound than, say, questioning a war. Accepting the truth of 9/11 is, for many, a major paradigm shift, an inverting of their worldview. Such shifts risk a period of chaos and uncertainty, which many find scary.

C. Blind Nationalist Faith: 9/11 Truth is a confrontation with the self-image that many Americans have — of their country and of themselves. The self-image Americans have been sold though our school systems and media is that we are the exceptional nation, the good guys wearing the white hats, the bringers of democracy and freedom. Such nationalistic faith can exceed religious faith in its dogmatic blindness. David Ray Griffin has an article on this subject elsewhere in this issue. [See article ps. XX-XX] and, Dr. Griffin also addresses these issues in a DVD titled “9/11 and Nationalist Faith.”

D. Projecting Parental Duties on Authorities: In his book As If We Were Grownups, author Jeff Golden’s thoughtful assertion is that,“We consistently elect [political] candidates who tell us what children would want to hear. Children want to hear that everything is okay, that little is required of them, that they can go out and play or watch TV, and that they’ll be taken care of and protected. In exchange, they are expected to be seen and not heard, to pay their taxes, to take their flu shots, and to not question the authorities.”

E. Admission of Gullibility: Anyone we are introducing 9/11 Truth to now has believed the official story for years. To accept 9/11 Truth they have to admit they were duped, deceived, and manipulated for all that time. That brings up questions of gullibility, naïveté, lack of perceptiveness, obliviousness, etc. Most of us have resistance to admitting such shortcomings. Astronomer Carl Sagan sums it up nicely:

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous [i.e. gullible].”

F. The Rabbit Hole Effect — Wider Implications: To believe 9/11 Truth, one also has to believe many other difficult truths, such as:

  • Parts of our corporate media must be incredibly corrupt to be complicit in such a massive cover-up;
  • There must be a powerful, secret, hidden government that is capable of planning and executing such a horrible and unthinkable act;
  • Some of our leaders are more corrupt and malicious than most of us would want to believe.

But one has only to remember the words of philosopher and statesman, Edmund Burke, to understand how corruption tends to prosper especially in good times:
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

G. Apathy and Complacency: Radio talk show host Mike Rivero sheds some light on why so many people are apathetic and complacent about changing their beliefs:

“Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”

H. PTSD — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: 9/11 was first and foremost a psyop, shorthand for a Psychological Operation. It is a term used by secret services like the CIA to describe a class of operations that are intended to manipulate the emotions of populations; it is a form of mind control.
The specific intention of 9/11 was to terrorize the American people into supporting the so-called “war on terror,” which is a replacement for the cold war’s “war on communism.” It’s a blank check for the US government and the American military-industrial-complex to attack anyone, anywhere they want, anytime they want — to support the empire.

The psyop initially worked for a vast majority of US citizens, and for many, it is still working.

The terror that so many felt during and after the attacks left many people, particularly in New York City, with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — PTSD. To revisit those events, as is necessary to expose the truth of 9/11, can retrigger that stress and add to the other discomforts that are already intrinsic to that same truth we are revealing. The desire to minimize re-experiencing that trauma causes people to back away. We need to go easy on those who exhibit such stress.

I. Lack of Knowledge of Historical Parallels or Patterns: While not strictly an emotional issue, the ignorance most people have about the many false flag events used to justify wars throughout history also has a psychological component. Our ability to conceptualize new information is dependent on having a frame of reference, that is, already knowing something similar, in order to be able to anchor a new thought. The lack of such historical reference points, therefore, can be yet another source of resistance. This blockage is perhaps the easiest one to deal with — by educating people about the long history of false flag events used for triggering wars.

The Awakening Will Take Time

These are most of the major reasons why so many people resist 9/11 Truth. By understanding them, we can meet people with empathy and understanding, and have more patience with them. Patience is so important because for most, awakening to 9/11 Truth is a gradual process, often taking weeks, months, or even years. In light of that, try to be sensitive when presenting evidence, so as to notice when a person is ‘full’ — when they have heard enough for the moment, and need space to digest and absorb the new, and often, disturbing concepts.

The good news is that with all that is happening now in our post-9/11 world, particularly with the public knowledge of the lies about WMDs and Saddam being linked to al Qaeda and 9/11 that led us into war with Iraq, people’s minds are opening wider every day. More and more people are waking up to the degree of corruption and deception that is routine in our government. Every day they learn more about how the corporate media have been complicit in lies and cover-ups. Trust in such corporate and governmental institutions is now at an all time low, and dropping. This makes people far more open to the 9/11 Truth message. In a very real sense, our job is getting easier.

The truth alone is not enough, but the truth plus strategic thinking, planning and educating is enough to convince most fence-sitters. As David Hutton, author of The Change Agents’ Handbook, says: “You do not have to spend a lot of time and effort on those who strongly resist change. You only have to help and protect those who want to change.” Understanding the various emotional obstacles is an essential part of such a strategy.

It’s been over seven years for some of us who have been working to expose the truth about 9/11. It will likely take several more years, but we will win — as long as we work smart and don’t give up. The truth will be revealed, and the resultant awakening will lead to the kind of deep changes that are so necessary to create a more positive future.