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Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11? Part 17: The False Self and Excessive Identification with the U.S.A.
"If a person’s false self includes identification with America as a country of unequivocal goodness, then to be exposed to information suggesting that America is in fact an imperialistic aggressor . . . is to have one’s self-image seriously challenged."
In addressing the question in the title of this essay, the April 2015 segment, Dissociation, explained that some individuals suffered severe developmental trauma in childhood that caused them to reflexively shut down their awareness of these traumatic events. This biological process is known as dissociation. Such repressed traumas can be activated by information conveyed by 9/11 skeptics — information that implies that forces within our government may have been involved in mass murder of its own citizens — causing these individuals to dissociate once again.
Tonight at 10PM EST/7PM PST: 9/11 researcher Chris Sarns discusses his latest series of articles examining the flaws in NIST's "thermal expansion" hypothesis for WTC 7. He also comments on the outcome of the WTC 7 resolution vote at the AIA convention in Atlanta last weekend.
To those in the Atlanta area, Richard Gage, AIA, will be giving his live multimedia presentation 9/11: Blueprint for Truth at Georgia Tech tonight (Saturday, May 16).
And if you’re not in the Atlanta area, you can LIVE stream it at this address: http://bit.ly/AEgaTechLive
Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney will be joining Mr. Gage at Georgia Tech on Saturday evening — and we hope you will too!
The Results Are In: Overwhelming Majority of AIA Delegates Make the Political Decision and Vote Down Resolution 15-6
“We are a professional – not a political – organization. But in this case, if we vote “no” on this resolution, we are making a political decision, not a professional one. Thank you very much.” – Daniel Barnum, FAIA, AE911Truth Board of Directors
...The vote came after a number of impassioned statements from supporters and opponents. It was evident that those who opposed the resolution did not fully understand the official explanation of WTC 7’s destruction for which they claimed such adamant support. One architect from New York stated that diesel fuel fires were responsible for WTC 7’s destruction, an explanation that even NIST itself has disavowed.
Read more >> http://bit.ly/AIAresults
Did you know 2013 was a breakthrough year in our efforts to hold NIST accountable?
For years we have known that Building 7 came down in free-fall and that the NIST report failed to explain why. We knew that NIST’s collapse model looked nothing like the actual collapse, and that NIST’s “probable collapse sequence” was anything but probable.
But in 2013, NIST’s explanation went from highly improbable to absolutely impossible, thanks to the discovery that NIST deliberately omitted critical structural features from its model – features that make the supposed collapse initiation impossible. With this new discovery, we have the evidence to prove definitively that Building 7 could not have collapsed as NIST says it did.
AE911Truth Teams Sweep Through Capitol Hill
"As the sun sets in Washington DC – let us not lose faith in the latent power of the American people to awaken and force their elected representatives to deal with the actual crimes of 9/11."
We reported back in October that we were Encouraging the Senate to ReThink 911 when we visited them during our September Action of the Month. We detailed Pamela Senzee’s visit with Ben Sundholm, Legislative Correspondent for Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). In this article we highlight the other actions we took to educate members of Congress while we were in Washington.
Wayne Coste, P.E., visited several Congressional offices the week before the DC911Truth Conference. We then invited conference attendees to join us in visiting their members of Congress. AE911Truth founder and CEO Richard Gage, AIA, hosted a group amounting to a dozen who traversed the honored halls the day after the conference.
We attempted at least two dozen drop-in visits, with a constituent, for each of these members of Congress:
Read more: http://bit.ly/19Cw53s
New Award-Winning Documentary Exposes Taboo, Challenges Intellectuals to Face Discomforting 9/11 Facts
Film Review: 9/11 in the Academic Community
The exciting new documentary whose upcoming release we announced in a September 8 article is now here. 9/11 in the Academic Community was released for purchase on October 8, after having won an award for “Documentary Achievement” at the University of Toronto Film Festival earlier this year. At a manageable running time of 75 minutes, with a title designed to appeal to its target audience, and by avoiding hot-button phrases such as “9/11 Truth,” the film has an excellent chance of slipping out of the conspiracy theorist jacket and making inroads into the American and Canadian intellectual communities.
This is certainly a film that needed to be made. With few exceptions, there has been a deafening silence in the classrooms of North American campuses regarding many obvious and undeniable facts that undermine the official account of 9/11. If the faculty and students at institutions of higher learning cannot question and even contradict what we have been told by media and government about the “crime of the century” without being called “conspiracy theorists,” then what has become of the academic community? Those who wrote the U.S. Constitution and defeated the British Empire’s dominion over the American colonies well understood that the spirit of free inquiry and an understanding of history were key to a properly functioning democratic republic. Even with those freedoms and values, Benjamin Franklin famously predicted that it would be difficult for us to “keep it.” Nothing less is at stake with regard to the issues covered in this film.
9/11 in the Academic Community is more watchable than most “9/11 truth” films. One of its biggest strengths is that all of its speakers express criticisms of the way that the 9/11 account was advanced and how it’s been treated in the 12 years since then – mostly without sounding angry.
The ReThink911 campaign is unveiling around the world! Support, share, help spread the word!
ReThink911 Times Square Billboard Is Here – Make This Historic Image Go Viral! At least one million people will see this gigantic billboard each day throughout the month of September, bringing unprecedented attention to the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7.
Check out the new website and sign the petiton at rethink911.org as well!
|AUGUST 7, 2013|
Dear Friends and Supporters of ReThink911,
We did it!
Yesterday, the ReThink911 campaign reached its fundraising goal of $225,000. Thanks to you, eleven cities and countless millions throughout the world will come to learn about the freefall destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 this September. Your commitment, generosity, and faith in our vision are what have brought us to this point. On behalf of everyone at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and all of the ReThink911 coalition members, I want you to know that we are eternally grateful for the very generous support that you have shown.
Our fundraising this past week was so successful that in just five days we were able to raise the final $25,000 we needed—and then some! The additional $2,300 we raised up through yesterday will now be used as the seed money for the next all-important piece of our September efforts: a new Public Opinion Poll to be officially released in the week leading up to September 11th.
Watch the Official ReThink911 Video and Make Your Own! As part of this massive global effort, we invite our supporters to create your very own short video showing your support for ReThink911. For inspiration, check out this fantastic early promotional video which features an actual video created by Niels Harrit and the Danish 9/11 Truth Action Committee
Please post your video to YouTube by the end of Sunday, July 14. In the video description, please include a link to http://ReThink911.org/. Email your video link to ReThink911@ae911truth.org, and we will post the five most inspiring videos to the AE911Truth and ReThink911 Facebook pages on Wednesday, July 17.
|JUNE 24, 2013|
New York to Learn Once and For All a Third Tower Fell on 9/11
|Make This Billboard a Reality in September|
The ReThink911 campaign is pleased to announce that this September’s global ad campaign will be spearheaded by a 50-foot billboard in the heart of Times Square. Towering over the surrounding blocks, this billboard will attract the attention of nearly one million pedestrians each day and set the stage for New York and the whole world to learn that a large 47-story skyscraper also fell on 9/11.
ReThink911 has put down half the money needed to purchase this billboard for the full month of September. Now we are counting on you to bring us the rest of the way. Donate now, and we will send you a free ReThink911 bumper sticker with your donation of at least $50.*
Or, if you wish to donate to one of the other cities where ReThink911 is placing ads, click here to find your preferred city and donate generously. Together we can make ReThink911 go viral this September.
The Ad that Will Be Seen Around the World
WTC 7 to Take Center Stage
with $600K Ad Campaign
Yes… you read that right: $600,000. ReThink911* (a.k.a. Operation Tip the Planet) has raised $300,000 in pledges to match every dollar YOU raise by July 31 for this massive September advertising campaign.
9/11 Truth Community:
We are looking for a WTC 7 mid drop higher resolution image. We currently only have a 72 dpi video capture from the west. Ideally, we would like a 300 dpi image, also from the west.
Thank you very much for your help with this.