Cognitive Dissonance is a state of mind a person experiences the moment he or she realizes that their well held beliefs, or physical perceptions of the world, are directly challenged by new information which is contrary to these beliefs or perceptions. Actually, the new information is shocking. The subject basically freaks-out upon hearing or seeing the unbelievable (sometimes this is but a brief moment) and immediately will concoct justifications or even lies to defend his or her beliefs or perceptions.
A relatively few people are hearing the conspiracy theory that certain elements within the Bush administration may have been involved in planning and carrying out the Nine Eleven attacks. These relatively few people are using the defensive mechanism of cognitive dissonance. They are few because the major media are also experiencing cognitive dissonance and therefore not covering the issue.
An extreme but too common example of this challenge to the mind, is the wife who discovers that her husband is sexually molesting their daughter. The brain of the wife and mother launches into a strong defense mechanism of cognitive dissonance. She’ll convince herself she saw something else. She’ll convince herself her husband would never ever do such a thing. These rationalizations will seem perfectly reasonable to her and allow her to continue in her life without having a nervous breakdown, or murdering her husband.
There is a mountain of evidence that the Nine Eleven attacks were not solely, if at all, the result of twenty Arab hijackers. The physical evidence and the undeniable coincidences that implicate our own government are too many for a reasonable person to ignore. Still, many do, many upon hearings these amazing facts and questions without answers (that reasonably should have answers) immediately begin their own cognitive dissonance. I have been told that “those who think the government would have done this are just sick!”
Conspiracy is a word that should not be equated with irrational thinking, or wild ideas, or paranoid delusions. Conspiracy only takes two people at minimum keeping a secret about a plan. An easy measure to accomplish when considering the history of the United States government what’s conspiracies include, but certainly are not limited to; the Boston Tea Party, the wooden one man submarine the USS Turtle, the small pox blankets given to native Americans, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana harbor, the Cuban Bay of Pigs assault, the Gulf of Tonkin Vietnamese “attack,” the Tuskegee STD live experiments, the assassination with a “magic bullet” from a single shooter of John F. Kennedy, the Nixon “Plumbers,” the Reagan Iran hostage secret deal and the corresponding Iran Contra arms for hostages illegal dealings, the Mellon-Scaiffe backed framing of Bill Clinton throughout the nineteen nineties.
These and all conspiracies have several factors in common:
- Their goals would not have been legally permissible or publicly palatable if conducted openly.
- Each covers-up the truth. Deception is the foundation of its existence. In uncovering each conspiracy there is one truth and there is one conspiracy, but one can become the other, if the truth seekers are successful.
- The goals are determined to be worth significant cost and risk to those conspiring to carry out the actions.
- Often carrying through is deemed worth the loss of life of innocents. The ends justifies the means.
- No conspiracy is perfect. All are found to be suspicious by someone, either during the actions, or in the months and years following the actions. All leave clues.
- Disclosure of suspicions of all conspiracies always meet with disbelief from reasonable people.
- Prior to planning, the accomplishment of the goal is thought to be unlikely by those involved. This dismay is the motivating factor for secretive human manipulation of circumstances towards the desired goal. This doubt of the realistic lingers with the conspiracy for an indeterminate number of years.
- Every conspiracy begins with the desires of one person. A large or greatly influencing goal is always supported by power and money or both.
- Never is a conspiracy learned in full, or in part, by anyone with involvement, who does not have a need to know. Each will use unknowing participants when possible.
A great protection for a conspiracy’s principle actors is the ever present and reliable cognitive dissonance of the public. “Oh hell Winston, we’ve nothing to worry about! They’ll never believe it old boy!”
In the example in paragraph three (above) of a woman who is in denial (cognitive dissonance) that her daughter is being molested by her husband, cognitive dissonance could be broken down. But it would take radical actions. Someone would have to tie the mother up to a kitchen chair, tie the husband the same across from her. Make him confess aloud using a red-hot spatula. Then shake and slap the mother until she breaks down and cries and hopefully she shouts profanities and spits at her scumbag husband sitting across from her.
But how does the public get awoken from its slumber of cognitive dissonance? Repetition of consumable messages of short length in the media is the only way. Even little tid-bits of doubt, broadcast outward like grass seed that might not sow, might not sprout, but is broadcast anyway to be there just in case. When the public turns its busy head, perhaps in a quiet moment, the seeds of doubt will be there and truth will sow into the soil and begin its long journey to the forefront of the mainstream thoughts.
Why question this government’s official story of the events of Nine Eleven? Do it because of the incredible weight that this event has. The weight of this event versus all others in our history, or in the history of all governments and societies. Weightier than the J.F.K assassination, heavier in relevance than the Bay of Pigs secret revolution attempt, a boulder in importance to the grain of sand that was Iran Contra, or Watergate, or Gulf of Tonkin, sinking the Maine and etc.. For those events don’t threaten the integrity and existence of a nation. Those events didn’t begin a series of irrational war related decisions, killing and wounding tens of thousands more people who certainly would not have died otherwise.
Nine Eleven was a horrific event and it is not a surprise that the great majority of Americans want to put it behind them. But the event is so impacting, so life changing that if one or two questions remain, they should be answered. If the event was planned and carried out from within our government, than that fact would make the event a thousand times more impacting, more weighty, more important in its scope. Given that, each question is also a thousand times more important.
Far too many clues were left behind on Nine Eleven Two Thousand and One. Do not discount that as few as twenty people might have conducted this horror with full knowledge, but they could have used their power and money to involve as many two hundred others who unwittingly took part, whose careers or possibly even their lives were threatened by people perfectly capable of carrying through. Do not discount the power and ability of righteous indignation, religious fervor, extreme patriotism “for the good of the nation a few must die!” While investigating facts around the Nine Eleven events do not forget the tried and true axiom: The Ends Justifies the Means, because this phrase exemplifies the ability of the mind to rationalize, and to possibly do something awful.
Ignore the questions and accept the presidential appointed commissions answers and live comfortably with that knowledge and you may be allowing a heinous and massively important crime to go undiscovered. You may be allowing the next group of righteously indignant, power and money hungry conspirators, to get away with a similar crime in the future.
I won’t write about Nine Eleven conspiracy in any detail. That kind of exploration is best done on one’s own initiative. Suffice to say there are literally hundreds of reasonable questions to be answered. Many are questions that confront physical impossibilities offered by our government as explanations by the Nine Eleven Commission.