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Counterproductive activism

Spreading skepticism

That's what the truth movement is about, isn't it? Making more and more people question the official story - not only of 9/11.

When you try to reach out to another person with a message, especially of this magnitude, it's important to be able to put yourself in that person’s position. Ask yourself questions like "how does it sound to him/her, if I put it like this?" Remarkably few activists seem to be doing that.

Street action

Whenever a truth action clip gets posted here it gets about 90% positive responses, regardless of the manner in which it was carried out. Although quite understandable, since it's natural to support the ones that fight for your own cause, this is lack of objectivity.

"9/11 was an inside job!"
"Are you serious?"
"Yes, 9/11 was an inside job!"
"You're crazy"

This is the most common response to the phrase. Which means - it's ineffective. The same goes for posters and signs saying "9/11 was an inside job!”. This is because when pushing this message, you're jumping conclusions. You're too many steps ahead of the people you're trying to convert. They need to hear/see something that makes them doubtful of the official story first, something that makes them curious enough to investigate further on their own. It's then up to them to decide if 9/11 indeed was an inside job.

Which of course it was, WE all know that. But shouting it in the street is about as effective as shouting "Elvis is alive!", and you get the same reaction. People will think you're crazy.

This is where many of you will stop reading, vote me down, and move on to the next story. Please bear with me. This is important.