The Carrot and the Stick of 9/11 Truth
Exposing the evidence which proves that 9/11 was an inside job is not enough. Believe it or not, that is the easy part.
Why? Because you can cite all the facts in the world, but unless the person you're talking with has some motivation to really listen, the facts will bounce off your listeners like bullets off a Kevlar vest.
Psychologists tell us that unless we give people a reason to want to know the truth about 9/11, they won't be open to changing their mind.
Indeed, some very smart people have said that propaganda is not aimed at actually convincing people, but of giving an excuse for people to believe what they want to believe.
Why Will People Want to Know the Truth?
The two basic ways to motivate people are threats of pain or promises of pleasure, or what's often called "the carrot and the stick". Everyone knows about this concept, but not many people have used it to understand how to more successfully spread 9/11 truth.
Some people will want to know the truth about 9/11 in order to avoid the consequences of that false flag attack. Indeed, many 9/11 activists are motivated by the knowledge that false flag attacks are carried out in order to justify suspension of freedoms and liberties at home, imperial wars of conquest abroad, and consolidation of power in a small group of people. Many of us are motivated by the understanding that -- unless we expose the truth of 9/11 -- the perpetrators will be emboldened to carry out even bigger false flag operations to justify war against Iran (and other countries), to implement the Continuity of Government plans which will entirely bypass the traditional government, and will lead to even more overt suspension of liberty than we already have.
That's using the horrible consequences of not exposing 9/11 as a stick to motivate people to want to learn the truth. Its a good approach, and millions of people have become 9/11 truthers based upon this approach.
But we've all been ignoring the other way to motivate people: offering them something to look forward to.
Let's face it, America is not only the richest nation in the world, but the richest nation in history. While the richest handful of families own the lion's share of the wealth, many others are comfortable. And even those who aren't comfortable buy into the "American dream", and hope that they will one day strike it rich.
So many people want to maintain the status quo. But what is the status quo? Well, a discussion about war and murder by two CIA agents from the movie Three Days of the Condor pretty much sums it up:
Turner: "Do we have plans to invade the Middle East?"
Higgins: "It's simple economics. Today it's oil, right? In 10 or 15 years - food, Plutonium. And maybe even sooner. Now what do you think the people are gonna want us to do then?
Turner : " Ask them."
Higgins: "Not now - then. Ask them when they're running out. Ask them when there's no heat in their homes and they're cold. Ask them when their engines stop. Ask them when people who've never known hunger start going hungry. Do you want to know something? They won't want us to ask them. They'll just want us to get it for them."
We're all starting to realize that the status quo is to commit murder, launch wars based upon false pretenses, and carry out false flag operations in order to secure resources. Unfortunately, 9/11 was a part of that status quo (remember that false flag terror didn't start with the Bush administration; its been done for a long time).
9/11 truth threatens to overturn the status quo. So unless we offer people something better than the status quo, they won't want to hear about it.
What's Better Than the Status Quo?
I have asked conservatives and liberals, believers and atheists, economists and scientists, men and women what vision they can all rally around. Specifically, I've asked them "what vision is so much better than the status quo that it can motivate everyone to open to 9/11 truth?".
I was, frankly, hoping that I could find some areas of agreement between these very diverse people. But -- other than exposing murder and lies and preserving liberty -- I haven't yet really found the answer.
[Continued in part 2.]