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In Search of Morale - Are Americans Too Broken for the Truth to Set Us Free?

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In Search of Morale - Are Americans Too Broken for the Truth to Set Us Free?

By BRUCE E. LEVINE

Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not “set them free” but instead further demoralize them? Has such a demoralization happened in the United States? Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further? What forces have created a demoralized, passive, disCouraged U.S. population? Can anything be done to turn this around?

Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not “set them free” but instead further demoralize them?

YES. It is called the “abuse syndrome.” How do abusive pimps, spouses, bosses, corporations, and governments stay in control? They shove lies, emotional and physical abuses, and injustices in their victims’ faces, and when victims are afraid to exit from these relationships, they get weaker; and so the abuser then makes their victims eat even more lies, abuses, and injustices, resulting in victims even weaker as they remain in these relationships.

Does the truth of their abuse set people free when they are deep in these abuse syndromes? NO. For victims of the abuse syndrome, the truth of their passive submission to humiliating oppression is more than embarrassing -- it can feel shameful; and there is nothing more painful than shame. And when one already feels beaten down and demoralized, the likely response to the pain of shame is not constructive action but more attempts to shut down or divert oneself from this pain. It is not likely that the truth of one’s humiliating oppression is going to energize one to constructive actions.

Has such a demoralization happened in the U.S.?

In the United States, 47 million people are without health insurance and many millions more are underinsured or a job layoff away from losing their coverage. But despite the current sellout by their elected officials to the insurance industry, there is no outpouring of millions of U.S. citizens on the streets of Washington D.C. protesting this betrayal.

Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the taxpayer bailout of the financial industry, yet only a handful of U.S. citizens have protested any of this.

Remember the 2000 U.S. presidential election? That’s the one in which Al Gore received 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush. That’s also the one that the Florida Supreme Court’s order for a recount of the disputed Florida vote was over-ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court in a politicized 5-4 decision, of which dissenting Justice John Paul Stevens remarked: “Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” Yet, even all this provoked few demonstrators.

When people become broken, they cannot act on truths of injustice. Furthermore, when people have become broken, more truths about how they have been victimized can lead to shame about how they have allowed it. And shame, like fear, is one more psychological way we become even more broken.

U.S. citizens do not actively protest obvious injustices for the same reasons that people cannot leave their abusive spouses. They feel helpless to effect change. The more we don’t act, the weaker we get. And ultimately to deal with the painful humiliation over inaction in the face of an oppressor, we move to shutdown and escape strategies such as depression, substance abuse, and other diversions, which further keep us from acting. This is the vicious cycle of all abuse syndromes.

Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further?

Maybe.

Shortly before the 2000 U.S. presidential election, millions of Americans saw a clip of George W. Bush joking to a wealthy group of people, “What a crowd tonight: the haves and the haves more. Some people call you the elite; I call you my base.” Yet, even with these kind of inflammatory remarks, the tens of millions of U.S. citizens who had come to despise Bush and his arrogance remained passive in the face of the 2000 non-democratic presidential elections.

Perhaps the “political genius” of the Bush-Cheney regime was fully realizing that Americans were so broken that they could get away with damn near anything. And the more people did nothing about the boot slamming on their faces, the weaker people became.

What forces have created a demoralized, passive, disCouraged U.S. population?

The U.S. government-corporate partnership has used its share of guns and terror to break Native Americans, labor union organizers, and other dissidents and activists. But today, most U.S. citizens are broken by financial fears. There is potential legal debt if we speak out against a powerful authority, and all kinds of other debt if we do not comply on the job. Young people are broken by college-loan debts and fear of having no health insurance.

The U.S. population is increasingly broken by the social isolation created by corporate-governmental policies. A 2006 American Sociological Review study (“Social Isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks over Two Decades”) reported that 25 percent of Americans did not have a single confidant in 2004 (10 percent of Americans lacked a single confidant in 1985). Sociologist Robert Putnam in Bowling Alone (2000) describes how social connectedness is disappearing in virtually every aspect of U.S. life. For example, there has been a significant decrease in face-to-face contact with neighbors and friends due to suburbanization, commuting, electronic entertainment, time and money pressures and other variables created by governmental-corporate policies. And union activities and other formal or informal ways that people give each other the support necessary to resist oppression have also decreased.

We are also broken by a corporate-government partnership that has rendered most of us out of control when it comes to the basic necessities of life, including our food supply. And we, like many other people in the world, are broken by socializing institutions that alienate us from our basic humanity. A few examples:

Schools and Universities: Do most schools teach young people to be action-oriented—or to be passive? Do most schools teach young people that they can affect their surroundings—or not to bother? Do schools provide examples of democratic institutions – or examples of authoritarian ones?

A long list of school critics from Henry David Thoreau to John Dewey, John Holt, Paul Goodman, Jonathan Kozol, Alfie Kohn, Ivan Illich, and John Taylor Gatto have pointed out that a school is nothing less than a miniature society: what young people experience in schools is the chief means of creating our future society. Schools are routinely places where kids -- through fear -- learn to comply to authorities for whom they often have no respect, and to regurgitate material they often find meaningless. These are great ways of breaking someone.
Today, U.S. colleges and universities have increasingly become places where young people are merely acquiring degree credentials -- badges of compliance for corporate employers -- in exchange for learning to accept bureaucratic domination and enslaving debt.

Mental Health Institutions: Aldous Huxley predicted, “And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude.” Today, increasing numbers of people in the U.S. who do not comply with authority are being diagnosed with mental illnesses and medicated with psychiatric drugs that make them less pained about their boredom, resentments, and other negative emotions, thus rendering them more compliant and manageable.

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is an increasingly popular diagnosis for children and teenagers. The official symptoms of ODD include, “often actively defies or refuses to comply with adult requests or rules," and "often argues with adults.” An even more common reaction to oppressive authorities than the overt defiance of ODD is some type of passive defiance -- for example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Studies show that virtually all children diagnosed with ADHD will pay attention to activities that they actually enjoy or that they have chosen. In other words, when ADHD-labeled kids are having a good time and in control, the “disease” goes away.

When human beings feel too terrified and broken to actively protest, they may stage a “passive-aggressive revolution” by simply getting depressed, staying drunk, and not doing anything – this is one reason why the Soviet Empire crumbled. However, the diseasing/medicalizing of rebellion and drug “treatments” have weakened the power of even this passive-aggressive revolution.

Television: In his book Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1978), Jerry Mander (after reviewing totalitarian critics such as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Jacques Ellul, and Ivan Illich) compiled a list of the “Eight Ideal Conditions for the Flowering of Autocracy.”

Television, Mander claimed, helps create all eight conditions for breaking a population. Television: (1) occupies people so that they don't know themselves—and what a human being is; (2) separates people from one another; (3) creates sensory deprivation; (4) occupies the mind and fills the brain with prearranged experience and thought; (5) encourages drug use to dampen dissatisfaction (while TV itself produces a drug-like effect, this was compounded in 1997 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration relaxing the rules of prescription-drug advertising); (6) centralizes knowledge and information; (7) eliminates or "museumize" other cultures to eliminate comparisons; and (8) redefines happiness and the meaning of life.

Commericalism of Damn Near Everything: While spirituality, music, and cinema can be revolutionary forces, the gross commercialization of all of these has deadened their capacity to energize rebellion. So now, damn near everything – not just organized religion -- has become “opiates of the masses.”

The primary societal role of U.S. citizens is no longer that of "citizen" but that of "consumer." While citizens know that buying and selling within community strengthens that community and that this strengthens democracy, consumers care only about the best deal. While citizens understand that dependency on an impersonal creditor is a kind of slavery, consumers get excited with credit cards that offer a temporarily low APR.

Consumerism breaks people by devaluing human connectedness, socializing self-absorption, obliterating self-reliance, alienating people from normal human emotional reactions, and by selling the idea that purchased products -- not themselves and their community -- are their salvation.

Can anything be done to turn this around?

When people get caught up in humiliating abuse syndromes, more truths about their oppressive humiliations don’t set them free. What sets them free is morale.

What gives people morale? Encouragement. Small victories. Models of courageous behaviors. And anything that helps them break out of the vicious cycle of pain, shut down, immobilization, shame over immobilization, more pain, and more shut down.

The last people I would turn to for help in remobilizing a demoralized population are mental health professionals—at least those who have not rebelled against their professional socialization. Much of the craft of relighting the pilot light requires talents that mental health professionals simply are not selected for nor are they trained in. Specifically, the talents required are a fearlessness around image, spontaneity, and definitely anti-authoritarianism. But these are not the traits that medical schools or graduate schools select for or encourage.

Mental health professionals’ focus on symptoms and feelings often create patients who take themselves and their moods far too seriously. In contrast, people talented in the craft of maintaining morale resist this kind of self-absorption. For example, in the Question & Answer session that followed a Noam Chomsky talk (reported in Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky, 2002), a somewhat demoralized man in the audience asked Chomsky if he too ever went through a phase of hopelessness. Chomsky responded, “Yeah, every evening . . .

If you want to feel hopeless, there are a lot of things you could feel hopeless about. If you want to sort of work out objectively what’s the chance that the human species will survive for another century, probably not very high. But I mean, what’s the point? . . . First of all, those predictions don’t mean anything—they’re more just a reflection of your mood or your personality than anything else. And if you act on that assumption, then you’re guaranteeing that’ll happen. If you act on the assumption that things can change, well, maybe they will. Okay, the only rational choice, given those alternatives, is to forget pessimism.”

A major component of the craft of maintaining morale is not taking the advertised reality too seriously. In the early 1960s, when the overwhelming majority in the U.S. supported military intervention in Vietnam, Chomsky was one of the few U.S. citizens actively opposing it. Looking back at this era, Chomsky reflected, “When I got involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement, it seemed to me impossible that we would ever have any effect. . . . So looking back, I think my evaluation of the ‘hope’ was much too pessimistic: it was based on a complete misunderstanding. I was sort of believing what I read.”

An elitist assumption is that people don’t change because they are either ignorant of their problems or ignorant of solutions. Elitist “helpers” think they have done something useful by informing overweight people that they are obese and that they must reduce their caloric intake and increase exercise. An elitist who has never been broken by his or her circumstances does not know that people who have become demoralized do not need analyses and pontifications. Rather the immobilized need a shot of morale.

Bruce E. Levine is a clinical psychologist and his latest book is Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007). His Web site is www.brucelevine.net

Good post loose nuke.

I used to say that there are very few "victories" in 9/11 Truth, and that every $1 donated for 9/11 First Responders counts as 100 victories. However, we have made a difference. It's only because of our efforts that so many people question the official account of 9/11.


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

Morale

"What sets them free is morale. What gives people morale? Encouragement. Small victories. Models of courageous behaviors. And anything that helps them break out of the vicious cycle of pain, shut down, immobilization, shame over immobilization, more pain, and more shut down."

This is why getting out in the streets, with your smiles and good spirits, and having fun educating people one-on-one, as well as advertising easy-to-remember resources for people on the move to learn about 9-11 Truth is critical to this movement. When others see a group of happy confident folks with well-crafted flyers, information cards, and massive banners vocalizing 9-11 Truth, then they can be empowered to take steps and begin their trek down the rabbit hole, and then later, once they realize truths about 9-11, continue to feel empowered to act.

Many people are becoming demoralized by Obama's obvious betrayal to his promises, and we must find ways to be encouraging to them, letting them know it's time to stand together.

I also suggest that those of us who have that energy to pursue truth and act on it, to put a bit of that energy toward pursuit of knowledge of common law, contract law, and commerce. Please begin that trek because there is nothing more empowering than walking into a court room without an attorney and having full confidence because you are in control of that court room, in control of the judge, and in control of how the case moves forward. This is how we become Neo in the Matrix and face agents with no fear. All of us live in fear of the justice system, the police, and the costs associated with both. This is truly the path to take the shackles of oppression off of our hands and feet.

With you in the struggle,
Bruno
WeAreChangeLA - http://www.wacla.org
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I work for the 9-11 First Responders, the 9-11 victims, and all those who are being slaughtered and tortured because of 9-11.

Great point bbruhwiler8 !!! ...and excellent article!!

"It is you who are the torch-bearers with respect to that truth.... ...Steel your spines. Inspire your children. Then when the moment is right, rise again...." W PEPPER

Time will tell

I dont think so my friend. If you look back in history its never happen to my understanding. I of course am thinking of the Bible. You had one of two things happen,
Either God wipes them out or, they fight back in rebellion. But remeber the story of the woman that was so infactuated she had to look back, and she was turned into salt.

I think there is more than just demoralization

I think there is more than just demoralization, but I always call upon the importance of seeing it. I have even imagined "morale officers" in the movement, whose job it would be to pass along supporting news and info.

Where there is thesis (above), there may be antithesis, and there may be synthesis. The powers that be have had to have the power to demoralize, by way of real actions. Those actions are also real, and so it isn't just a feeling, it has a real cause, and so where it is the thesis, there will be the antithesis, and I think that needs a little time, because this is a really hard question to ask, to ask wheher o rnot 911 was an inside job, for some, even if it was.

I think there has been some success with implanting real images of shame in the American people, and that they need time to figure it out for themselves. I would say "Don't underestimate people's ability to evolve out of the current situation". We've had a govt propaganda factory (or capitalist leaders factory) running for years, but I sense a general change in the American people. But also, people have to figure out what their real response will be.

I sense that more and more of Americans have transformed in their mental ability to shift in their point of reference to less trusting of the existing infrastructure on many levels. I think a number of bad parties have been identified, such as the Federal Reserve, which was not a problem entity for the majority of Americans 5 years ago.

Obama presents an interesting new twist over Bush, because it makes sense to try to root for the guy doing good things, in spite of what he has or has not done so far, and also by putting Obama into perspective - he's in Washington, what are the odds he's good? 1 in 50? And if he is good, he's surrounded by people who are not. It seems like we're adjusting to the lack of change with Obama. Take heart in the fact that other nations are much more willing to send troops to Afghanistan than to Iraq, and Afghan-US troop relations are better than in Iraq.

It takes a lot to raise the question of 911. If the very first question is, "Would you consider an inside job?", then we haven't gotten into any of the guts of it, because we're just asking the first question, which is whether or not we would even consider it. After the years that have passed (until now), even people who would not have considered it have probably also received collateral input from the truther's side. They have known people, or of people, who have been truthers, and time has passed on that count as well. But that ugly question still stands - would you question it, even if it were true?

I think the consciousness of Americans has to go through transformation in response to these kinds of grand stimuli. We have to know where we are to know what to think. I have not stopped transforming on the matter. For example, I found it solidifying, recently, to my anti-authoritarian stance, when monitoring developments in the Ukraine during its recent flu outbreak. There was something irreplaceable about reading of those events each day at that time, and I think that contributes to who I am today.

I have to get out of the bad things, and into the good - I have to find integrity. I need a picture of the world that works, and its been swirling as I haven't stopped learning new things. If I was to make a comedy sketch of where this movement is at right now, I'd say we need a bigger pair of glasses and to conclude, and in reference to current affairs, I would say, "It's pretty messed up".

So, how do we respond? I think over time our attitudes change. We are also building our own infrastructure, over time, by making videos, and having chats and blogs, and learning how to look at them. I think its one thing to have a blog, but another to answer the question of what does it mean to a person. It has to be weighed, with a little time and experience, to become a thing someone references with a certain degree of confidence, and not just enthusiasm. We're building our own infrastructure, really, over the past 10 to 15 years, and its new, and the information that is streaming is also new, and I think we need time to put it into perspective.

Where our perspectives come to be shared, by this internet-based enlightenment we are experiencing, then I find it interesting to consider what Gerald Celente has to say about a coming revolution or revolt. He also wondered "why the apapthy?", which I think so many have wondered, but I also think we've been buried in our own system, and not very wise as to its actual ways. It's going to take some doing to figure out a way around the obstacles we're identifying, I think because our world is also complicated, and we don't know how it works.

The things being identified in this article (above) for example, are a part of that information. How do we overcome the propaganda? Avenues for new messages, and information, such as video, music and information - HuffPost and GW Blog and OpEd news. The Daily Show. Bytestyle.tv. Fancast and YouTube. There are too many to name. We'll need a source of sources. I don't think we can deny that we are changing our sources of information. That is why I get so hot in particular on issues of restricting the Internet, since this is where we are able to create new worlds.

I digress. I think, like Bruce Levine says, we've been through a lot.

Cheers -
Mark

Coop Assembly

becoming paralized

My sense is one of the things which is operating is the notion that we are so small and cannot participate in global change. We see that only powerful people make things happen and getting there seems to require wealth and an inside track and special talents that have market value to someone.

We are told to act locally to change the world globally, but it's more a concept than something we can see manifest. So many retreat to their own worlds, their family and become paralyzed as a force for change in society. They simply allow the current to take them where it's going. Who can change the tides?

The net has connected and somewhat empowered some people. Look at someone like Jane Hamsher from the blog FireDogLake. She is a brilliant person who very few people knew of but has used the net to stand up a blog, gather supporters to the point where now she is penetrating the MSM and appearing on TV. Rachel Maddow has a similar trajectory. But these two and others are just a candle in the dark and we have a long way to go before we are bathed in light.

The 911 Truth movement faces enormous hurdles. But it shouldn't because as the heart it is only asking for basic honesty which is a core human belief/trait we all supposedly live by. How could the truth not matter? What IS the truth anyway? For one we've come to believe the truth is what they tell us. It's beyond our own investigative power. Truth comes from authorites. Who are the authorities? How does peer pressure stiffle the truth?

The capitalist bubble is bursting even if in slow motion. That is frightening in itself because people don't know what's next and what to demand and call for. They go into the mode where they trust that the guys at the helm know how to steer the ship and if we got into some troubled waters it is they who know how to get us out of them. Of course, this is a foolish expectation and these guys are steering this ship onto the rocks.

Many are waiting for the inevitable though few will declare it. It's better to shuddup and be hopeful and not get in the way. In any case we need to get rid of the bad stuff first before anything new can be tried. So we are trying to hang on and see if we can survive the storm and it's devastation and rebuild something when it passes: something we don't know about and something we don't want to think about. So many are just waiting for the end game of capitalism, it's wars of aggression and empire, slavery, greed, and complete disrespect for the planet.

Communism seemed to fail to for any number of reasons, and now it's capitalism which was left standing to self destruct as predicted by those who understood it to be a ponzi or pyramid scheme. Ponzi schemes work for a while but all collapse when there is no more bottom to slip into to support an increasingly large top. We're there. Economic measures taken are palliative at best - the patient is dying. We see it and most seek to dull themselves to the pain. We medicate or drug ourselves, we go into denial or cognitive dissonance and we become paralyzed. But some still rage against the machine looking for and fighting for truth and justice.

It would matter if this system could be reformed sufficiently to be sustainable. WOW what a concept. The environmentalist discovered that closed system MUST be sustainable or they consume themselves. Capitalism - read growth - is not sustainable. The alternative is something most simply can't wrap their minds around. And those that do refuse to accept it.

What would it mean to the world if 9/11 Truth was embraced by the congress? Might we save our democracy? Could it lead to a reformed sustainable capitalism? Is such a thing possible? You're talking paradigm shifting that is hard to comprehend and the mind numbs. We simply don't have the tools to envision the very different future that we must live.

Perhaps some selfishly believe that they can isolate themselves and let the others go to hell. This could in fact be the very strategy of the oligarchs - let the population be destroyed and leave a more sustainable planet for who and what remains. They could reason that it's the only way in a closed system. But you can't come out and say it and act on it. So the oligarchs are simply ushering it along in a way that the masses tolerate or finds themselves unable to do anything about.

They would be right about that.

Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Hallelujiah to that

"The capitalist bubble is bursting even if in slow motion. That is frightening in itself because people don't know what's next and what to demand and call for. They go into the mode where they trust that the guys at the helm know how to steer the ship and if we got into some troubled waters it is they who know how to get us out of them. Of course, this is a foolish expectation and these guys are steering this ship onto the rocks.

Many are waiting for the inevitable though few will declare it. It's better to shuddup and be hopeful and not get in the way. In any case we need to get rid of the bad stuff first before anything new can be tried. So we are trying to hang on and see if we can survive the storm and it's devastation and rebuild something when it passes: something we don't know about and something we don't want to think about. So many are just waiting for the end game of capitalism, it's wars of aggression and empire, slavery, greed, and complete disrespect for the planet."

That sounds like a perfect description of our calculated psyches.

Perhaps the drug abuse comes from living so much in our minds and also being challenged in having to do so, such as understanding the world we're in. We've smashed all kinds of traditional institutions, and we have greater freedom, and greater choice today, and less blanks filled in.

Not sure if we're going to do ourselves in, but our leaders certainly seem capable.

- Mark

Coop Assembly

Combining thoughts

Combining thoughts between what I've said and problems listed by Dr. Levine, such as TV and consumerism, away from human-to-human-ism. I should say, I think we've shifted in our ratio from real to imaginary in a given day. Everything is more imaginary now - more intellectual, and less real, such as by way of doing and interaction.

And here I am, espousing the virtues of the virtual realm.

Well, lately someone said that he had appreciated seeing young TV and video game junkies posting on what was going on in the Ukraine, as if while a little scared, he was also thankful. An interesting comment? That means we have to gain their trust. And I think I did. But the news was so wild.

I'll have to hold to this one question. What do you do? What do you ask people to do in response to 911? I think many who know it is true also don't see themselves being able to effect change. In other words, they would be more supportive if others would be, and others would be if they would be, and so its a closet contingent that comes on-line all at once. There is a practical question of what can the American people do about their own leaders? All of them! A shoe was thrown at Bush in Iraq - that was popular.

We can throw shoes at them, but they are in power. When we have protests, they don't get televised. There really has been opposition to the powers that be - millions of people, but to some wondrous or amazing degree, such as even when half the population questions the official story, we are still experiencing their power.

And so on I went regarding new information infrastructure, which is a little slow, but I think helpful.

- Mark

Coop Assembly

Excellent critique on personal and meta level

Thank you Dr. Levine, This is an excellent presentation of the paralysis of the human mind. I do believe that doing things will empower people and so they need to try try try and slowly they will self empower and wake up.

I would like to post this on Firedoglake with full attribution of course.

more than just truth

A major point is that people need morale, and that truth can be counterproductive. So perhaps the Truth Movement really needs to be a Morale Movement, meaning that we need to realize the limitations of the 'truth' top inspire people. What would inspire people would likely come post-truth, like taking action to change the true nature of things. But, at least initially, truth itself is a very painful, unappealing burden. Although we like to think that the truth movement only needs to be about exposing the truth, in light of the particular truths we seek to expose, it might be smart to reassess this assumption. The Truth Movement begs the question, after truth, then what? If we had a good answer to that, it might make our job easier.

The Holy Grail

http://911truthburn.blogspot.com

The Truth Movement's Holy Grail is of course, full disclosure about what really happened on 9-11.
Regardless of whether it attains its goal, it is in and of itself, enough reason for valued existence. I have met the best and brightest America has offered the world through this movement. Society will collapse, it's a matter of when not if. To stand for our principles is the greatest thing we can do. Stand for them no matter what.

I love your TRUTH sign. For

I love your TRUTH sign.

For the wimpies, I say that 911 truth only gets bigger, it doesn't get smaller. That's the only thing its done, and its the only thing its going to do.

And 911 Truth is in a position to bring out true leaders, and not that fake kind, and I have to agree with you, I see great people in this.

Cheers -
Mark

Coop Assembly

Thanks for saying that

It's true. The country needs more morale, and the most effective thing you can do is raise your own morale. It's time to move from anger to forgiveness. For more inspiration, read Rise of the Lightworker: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/04/rise-of-the-lightworker/