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9/11 Cognitive Dissonance and the Path to Healing

  1. lone77star profile image92
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    Trauma affects all who witness it. The trauma of 9/11 affected the world, not only emotionally, but economically and politically. Not only did 3000+ people die on that day, but tens of thousands of others have died as a direct result of actions taken by the American government because of 9/11. In fact, 9/11 continues adversely to affect our future.

    Finding out that the pillar of strength and protection -- America -- had a weakness and a vulnerability was traumatic in the extreme. It created a cognitive dissonance that was resolved only by learning a believable answer for why it happened.

    But when that "believable answer" is threatened, a new cognitive dissonance assaults our mental well-being. When we learn that 3 buildings collapsed in New York from controlled demolition and not 2 airplane crashes, we become frightened of the implications. Suddenly, the government that was meant to protect us is not just incompetent, but possibly complicit in murdering its own citizens. How do we deal with such a betrayal? How do we handle such an upending revelation?

    The following video covers this topic:


    World Trade Center Collapses

    The government committed a felony by destroying most of the crime scene evidence before an investigation could be carried out. In fact, truckloads of the debris were shipped out starting on 9/11 itself. And yet, the President blocked independent investigators and refused to start a federal investigation for over 400 days. And when the victims families made this impossible to continue, the President created a commission that even its chairman said was set up to fail. It was funded with far less than the investigation into Clinton's sexual problems. And this, the biggest crime in American history.

    Three (3) buildings collapsed in the World Trade Center at near free-fall acceleration on 9/11. Two were hit by airplanes; one wasn't. Simple physics tells us that the potential energy (PE) of an object which falls at gravitational acceleration is entirely used up by that acceleration (kinetic energy or KE). What is alarming about this is that far more work was done than merely falling at near gravitational acceleration.
    * An estimated 780,000 metric tons of concrete was completely and finely pulverized by the collapse. This takes an incredible amount of energy -- something approaching twice the original PE.
    * The bending or breaking of all of the previously undamaged steel beams. This would take more than 10 times the original PE!
    * The ejecting of the clouds of pulverized concrete to cover all of Lower Manhattan. This takes a great deal of energy -- perhaps a significant percentage of the original PE.
    * The heating of the clouds of dust as felt by nearby witnesses. Some thought that they might be burned alive if it got much hotter. This takes an incredible amount of energy.

    Add all of these together and you have far more energy consumed than was available from simple gravitational collapse. The only reasonable explanation is that additional energy was used to do most of the work -- explosives and thermitic cutter charges.

    Nano-thermites were found in the 9/11 dust by scientists, some with iron microspheres attached. Molten iron is a standard byproduct of thermitic reactions.

    The 9/11 dust contained at least several metric tons of iron microspheres. Because of the high melting point of iron, the fires in the buildings from the airplane crashes could not have produced these. Only thermitic cutter charges needed in controlled demolition could have produced this quantity of iron microspheres.

    Satellite imaging of the World Trade Center weeks after 9/11 showed hot spots at temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Even in all that time, something was still very, very hot in the basements of the 3 WTC buildings that collapsed. Thermite can continue to burn even when smothered, because it contains its own source of oxygen.

    All of these pieces of information, and much more, point to controlled demolition as the cause of collapse for all 3 buildings. All 3 buildings were highly secure. Security was run by a Bush family member, Wirt Walker III. In fact, in the years leading up to 9/11, Marvin Bush, the President's younger brother had been an exec at the same security company. Also, WTC7 had the CIA as one of its tenants. Controlled demolition in 3 buildings of those sizes takes weeks or months to set up, and Al Qaeda would not have had unfettered access to those buildings for the many weeks required.

    Thus, 9/11 was an inside job.

    For more information on this evidence, refer to the website for Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, where a growing number of scientists, engineers and architects have added their professional reputations and voices to the cause for a new investigation.

    How Does this Information Make You Feel?

    For 10 years I went along with the Bush conspiracy theory and didn't think much about 9/11, except how much it continues to affect our world and our future.

    Then, a year ago, a fellow Hubber asked me to read some information that opened my eyes. I felt sick and angry. How does this information about 9/11 make you feel?

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      Chasukposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Was 9/11 an inside job? The answer to that question is far from resolved.


      Personally, I suffered no 9/11 cognitive dissonance. Watergate and the Iran-Contra affair long ago disabused me of any notion that the US was a pillar of strength and protection.

      1. lone77star profile image92
        lone77starposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Chasuk. Good to know.

        The link gives some good information.

        Take a look at this video and let me know what you think:

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          Chasukposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I've seen it, and it is interesting, but I can conclude nothing from it. Experts have warred over the evidence for  -- a decade? --  and the battle lines have moved very little (in either direction).

          I am neither an engineer nor a metallurgist, nor an expert of any (relevant) kind, and this is a battle in which expertise matters. My hunches and my ignorance bring nothing to the table.  Therefore, I remain noncommittal.

      2. lone77star profile image92
        lone77starposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        There was so much evidence of explosions that day, and yet the official story was that there were no explosions. When asked if they checked for evidence of explosions, they said no.

        Even years later, they were find small bone fragments of the remains of people from 9/11 on the roofs of nearby buildings. Each bone fragment was less than an inch long. Collapsing buildings do not disintegrate bodies like that.

        So many fire fighters heard explosions. So many recordings and videos caught the sounds of multiple explosions.

        I dislike sloppy investigation as much as anyone, but as much as I dislike the idea of our government or corporations having anything to do with 9/11, I dislike covering it up or ignoring it even more.

        To quote the PBS showing (link above):

        === Quote: ====
        Why revisit 9/11?

        Our world changed that day...
        2744 lives lost in New York...and counting
        1 million lives lost in Afghanistan and Iraq...and counting
        6,000 US troops lost in the War on Terror... and counting
        $4.5 Trillion - War on Terror cost to US taxpayers... and counting
        Precious civil liberties removed by the
        * Patriot Act
        * Military Commissions Act
        * Department of Homeland Security
        * Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
        * National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2012)

        Today, Americans ca be...
        subject to search and seizure without a warrant...
        detained or imprisoned indefinitely...
        ...without charge
        ...without evidence
        ...without a lawyer
        ...without a trial
        ...or even tortured
        ...or assassinated
        ...merely by being accused of being associated with terrorism.

        Ignoring the World Trade Center evidence is no longer an option.

        === END: Quote ====

  2. jacharless profile image81
    jacharlessposted 4 years ago

    Cognitive Dissidence, lonestar.
    Mass media hypnotic suggestion as 6 billion watched -live- the execution of more than 3,000 people, for no reason. The global view expands and people believe in the greater good of their country. Especially the States, who's power is great and vast. Believing ones government is responsible for such an event shatters the global view and numbness sets in. A numbness that says, "This is the way the world is" or "Without empirical evidence, I cannot conceive such a thing" and such. And of course the "Let's move on, move forward, let it go and hope for better days."

    But, having eye-witness accounts by close friends who were with blocks, even feet -had debris fall on them, paints a different story. Especially the EMT, fire-fighters.

    Am going Tuesday across the bridge to pay my respects to those people and to be a shoulder to my good friend who is still reeling from the lose of his sibling...


    1. lone77star profile image92
      lone77starposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Bless you, James. A great many of the family members of victims want a new investigation, especially based upon the empirical evidence presented by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

      I would join you, but I'm about 10,000 miles away. But I'll be there with you in spirit.

      9/11 was used as an excuse to trash the Constitution. I think our founding document deserves far better than it's getting from Bush, Obama and Romney.

  3. lone77star profile image92
    lone77starposted 4 years ago

    One of the videos that turned me onto investigating all of this for myself was an interview of the late Aaron Russo wherein he tells of the Rockefellers knowing of 9/11 eleven months before it happened. In fact, it seems they were looking forward to murdering innocent civilians in order to forward their grandiose plans.


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      Chasukposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I admired Aaron Russo as a producer -- Trading Places is one of my favorite films -- but you do know that his "source" in the video you link is Nick Rockefeller, right?

      Do yourself  favor and google Nick Rockefeller.

      1. lone77star profile image92
        lone77starposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I did months ago. And your point?

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          Chasukposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          if you googled Nick Rockefeller, then you know that he is extremely unlikely to possess any Rockefeller family insider information.

          1. lone77star profile image92
            lone77starposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            But my dear Chasuk, I did Google him and I know nothing of the sort.

            How do you in your omniscience come to this superior knowledge?

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              Chasukposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              If I was omniscient -- which I am not claiming -- then my superior knowledge would require no explaining.

              Is there some reason for the sudden snark?

              Now, back to Nick Rockefeller...

              He probably fits somewhere into the Rockefeller lineage, but where? He shows up on the membership rosters of various Rockefeller-created or Rockefeller affiliated organizations,  but he doesn't show up any Rockefeller family trees -- official, or otherwise -- and his is almost indisputably _not_ a descendant of John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. (the founder of the Standard Oil Company). Maybe Rockefeller Sr. had a brother whom Nicholas Rockefeller descended from?