psychology

Real, and threatened, terrorism boosts self-esteem

These polls numbers provide data to back up what historians and social engineers already knew; a 9/11-type attack would rouse patriotic fervor and suppress dissent. It's not evidence 9/11 was allowed or made to happen, but it's evidence that many among the "elite" would have understood the likely effect of a 9/11 would be a license for war and draconian domestic security measures- and that with a few layers of plausible deniability, they could insulate themselves blame and consequences- if there were public and Congressional support for inquiries. FDR and LBJ were given similar license after Pearl Harbor and the Gulf of Tonkin, and "mainstream" criticism doesn't address FDR's plan to provoke the Japanese, or US foreknowledge of the attack plans (Stinnett), or that the Gulf of Tonkin 2nd incident never happened (NSA docs).

http://www.openleft.com/diary/12820/real-and-threatened-terrorism-boosts-selfesteem
Real, and threatened, terrorism boosts self-esteem
by: Chris Bowers
Mon Apr 13, 2009 at 14:36

How did you feel when you became 100% Certain that 9/11 was an inside job?

Hello community,

Often times, opponents of the 9/11 truth movement will try their methods of armchair psychology at analyzing 9/11 truthers, claiming that we WANT to believe that 9/11 was an inside job. They claim that we believe the "real" truth (official story) is just too boring. John McCain made this charge in his foreword to the Popular Mechanics propaganda book.

Over at JREF, an entire thread is dedicated to asking about the experiences of "former truthers," people who were briefly on our side but were then swayed back to official story belief after having read Popular Mechanics, 911myths(dot)com, etc. A forum regular there, Parky76, says the following:

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i remember how scared my mom was when i spouted all the conspiracy theories at her. she was not happy at all that i was saying all these things.

i text messaged my ENTIRE family: "i have seen a new video, which shows compelling evidence, that our own government was responsible for 9-11!!"

i got zero responses...=)

Educators and 9/11: Learning to teach the unthinkable

A symposium is being held in Jersey City July 1 on how to teach 9/11; while i pity the teachers that will attempt to teach the OCT to a generation avidly embracing the internet and wise to reality, critical thinking and the corporate govt/media conflicts and agenda, it is disturbing seeing well-funded attempts like this to indoctrinate the younger generations, the future of our nation, our posterity with evil lies. Similar to ABC's Path to 9/11 attempting to team up with Scholastic- they failed on the joint venture, i think- due to public outcry. Submit your comments if you have children and you care about the quality of their education, or if you don't have kids and just care about the health of society and the future of humanity.

http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-10/121471548749320.xml&coll=1

Educators and 9/11: Learning to teach the unthinkable
Sunday, June 29, 2008
BY RUDY LARINI
Star-Ledger Staff

It's right there, tucked away in the pages of newer American history textbooks, along with the American Revolution, slavery and the Civil War, two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement and Vietnam.

Overcoming Individual Denial to 9/11 Truth Radio Show with Carol Wolman, Ken Jenkins, Chuck Millar

(Part One of a Two Part Series on Denial, Part Two will be on Overcoming Collective Denial to 9/11 Truth)


Carol Wolman, MD


Ken Jenkins


Chuck Millar

Listen Monday, June 9th, 2008, 10 pm- midnight (CST) to Questioning War-Organizing Resistance on the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests- Carol Wolman, MD, Ken Jenkins, and Chuck Millar on Overcoming Individual Denial to 9/11 Truth.

Psychopaths, Ponerology, & 9/11: Laura Knight-Jadczyk on Dynamic Duo Friday 2/15

My recent essay Twilight of the Psychopaths http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2008/01/02/02073.html generated a whole lot of discussion. That conversation will continue on Dynamic Duo Friday, 2/15/08, 4-6 pm CT, http://www.gcnlive.com Network 4

I will be interviewing Laura Knight-Jadczyk, a pioneer in the application of ponerology (the study of political psychopathy) to 9/11.

Laura edited Lobaczewski's book Political Ponerology, which argues that the tendency of psychopaths to rise to the top of power hierarchies sometimes gets out of control, leading to the infection of the body politic and the development of a psychopathic state. That, according to Lobaczewski, is what happened in Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia; and, according to Laura, it is happening right now in Bush's USA. Check out Laura's interview: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/148141-The-Trick-of-the-Psychopath-s-Trade-Make-Us-Believe-that-Evil-Comes-from-Others

Laura has warned me that she is a controversial figure in the 9/11 community, which is fine with me--as you may have noticed, I don't shy away from controversy.

Call-in number: 1-866-582-9933

Democracy Is a Beautiful Thing

From: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19272.htm Democracy Is a Beautiful Thing
By William Blum

This is why it's so important for all of us to continue "preaching to the choir" and "preaching to the converted". That's what speakers and writers and other activists are often scoffed at for doing -- saying the same old thing to the same old people, just spinning their wheels. But long experience as speaker, writer and activist in the area of foreign policy tells me it just ain't so. From the questions and comments I regularly get from my audiences, via email and in person, and from other people's audiences as well, I can plainly see that there are numerous significant information gaps and misconceptions in the choir's thinking, often leaving them unable to see through the newest government lie or propaganda trick; they're unknowing or forgetful of what happened in the past that illuminates the present; knowing the facts but unable to apply them at the appropriate moment; vulnerable to being led astray by the next person who offers a specious argument that opposes what they currently believe, or think they believe. The choir needs to be frequently reminded and enlightened.

Another Tale from the Psychiatric Gulag

More and more psychiatrists and psychologists are recognizing that the government's 9/11 story is crazy, and its supporters are in deep denial: http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2007/05/psychiatrists-and-psychologists.html

And thanks to the free flow of information on the internet, more and more people are learning that they are being ruled by psychopaths: http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2008/01/02/02073.html

But despite these hopeful signs, the Soviet-style abuse of psychiatry continues as yet another American dissident and 9/11 truth supporter has been incarcerated because he thinks 9/11 was an inside job.

Last year it was Mike Cook, who spent most of 2007 imprisoned in various federal penitentiaries because of his belief that 9/11 was an inside job:
http://mujca.com/gulag.htm Mike is free and looking forward to a better 2008--he was my second hour guest on my New Year's show, 1/1/2008:
http://mp3.wtprn.com/Barrett08.html

The Carrot and the Stick of 9/11 Truth

http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2006/10/carrot-and-stick.html

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 Shock Doctrine

The Shock Doctrine

Here is a book and short movie on Naomi Klein's view of the psychology of the NWO and how they use it to control us. The movie clip is only 6 minutes but right on target in my opinion and about the subject we need to dominate...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kieyjfZDUIc

This film and book discuss the CIA’s experimentation with using electric shock to break people down. Yet, the more important point of these works is that a broader “shock” to the systems of a people as a whole, like say 9/11, can have the kind of impact the CIA was searching for in their tests, one that breaks down a whole society and makes them so fearful they are open to nefarious suggestions.

http://www.shockdoctrine.com
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/09/12/the-shock-doctrine/

Digg It... http://digg.com/politics/The_Shock_Doctrine_3

Thought From the Trenches: Get Them to Prove Something

I had a bunch of 9/11 truth debates recently, and there is one tactic I find to be useful that I wanted to share. It is simply trying to structure your debate so that your opponent has to prove a point. For instance, if the debate is all about you having to prove that 9/11 was an inside job, then they can just ignore you, or choose not to believe facts. If the debate is about them trying to prove something -- for instance, that bin laden did 9/11 -- then you can use your knowledge to shoot them down, and to prove that they are just a dumb sheeple who doesn't know anything and who needs to wake up ASAP.

Czech It Out! "Apocalypse of Coercion" Is Getting Around

Originally published in Global Outlook magazine and reprinted in Truth Jihad
http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Jihad-Epic-Struggle-Against/dp/0930852990
my essay "Apocalypse of Coercion"
http://mujca.com/apocalypse.htm
is getting a reputation as THE major statement on 9/11 as psy-op. It has even been made into a major motion picture--well, sort of:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6131142214433741484&q=apocalypse+coercion&total=1&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&...

Now it's making the rounds in Czechoslovakia:

Hi Kevin,

Greets from Venice, Italy. Good news: your article was published in the major Czech internet journal Zvedavec:
http://zvedavec.org/clanky_2167.htm?rok=2007
The audience is well above average and the rating is excellent 1.4 on a 5 grade scale.

Almost immediately it was adopted by the Czech movement "NO-TO-BASES", which is fighting against the building of the US army bases on the Czech soil:
http://www.nezakladnam.cz/index.php?id=236
The article was also adopted with several other journals and bloggers.
For example:
http://petkovastudna.blogspot.com/2007/07/pro-poslouchme-co-nm-eknou-o-11-z.html

Overcoming Psychological Barriers to 9/11 Truth -- a new article in the Journal of 9/11 Studies

The Journal of 9/11 Studies proudly publisheses a peer-reviewed article by Laurie A. Manwell, M.Sc., which deals with overcoming psychological barriers regarding 9/11 truth. The title is: Faulty Towers of Belief: Part I. Demolishing the Iconic Psychological Barriers to 9/11 Truth. http://journalof911studies.com/volume/2007/FaultyTowersofBeliefPart_I.pdf

A reviewer (Professor) from the University of Waterloo stated:

“This is an excellent paper. The material is convincingly
presented; the argument becomes increasingly intriguing and persuasive
as it moves along…. The real strength of this paper is that it lays out the
complex issues without flinching from the overwhelming differences that
prevent sane discourse on the "truth" of 9/11, while at the same time
maintaining such equanimity.
“The importance of this approach can't be overemphasized. Unless
we get beyond the problems so thoroughly identified in this paper,
how, for example, can we talk about the three towers of the World
Trade Center falling in so short a time, just as though they were a
nicely controlled demolition…?”

Fiction? Starts gently, ends with a motivational punch. Please Comment.

Liberty’s New Husband

At the end of an era there were two beautiful sisters, one named Liberty the other named Conscience. Conscience was not as strikingly beautiful as Liberty, but the little she lacked in beauty she more than made up for with intellect.

Liberty was wealthy, honest, and her incredible beauty radiated from within. She was courted by an urban cowboy who went by the name of Awesome Powers, but no-one knew who he really was. Awesome’s friends called him AP, and once Liberty and Awesome were married, Liberty called him AP too.

AP earned a modest income by clearing brush from the neighbours’ yards. However, AP appeared to have unlimited resources arising from business arrangements with his friends and his father’s connections. Besides AP’s brush clearing business, the group of friends controlled many other businesses and had all kinds of mysterious and complicated financial dealings.

Liberty thought she would live the good life with AP.

...continued

Debating the Debunkers and The Authoritarian Personality

Sorry if this is a repost!

My experience of the debunkers is that they appear to have this personality type in SPADES

Here's where you start on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authoritarian_personality

Here's a reading list on the Authoritarian Personality some directly about the affects of 911 on the right Wing Authoritarian Personality available from Academic Libraries

Baars, J. and P. Scheepers (1993). “Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of the Authoritarian Personality.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 29(4): 345-353.
This article provides a history of the theoretical and methodological contributions, particularly Erich Fromm's, of the sub-syndromes of the concept of authoritarianism and the relationship of his work to the classical study by Adorno, Frenkel-Brunswik, Levinson and Sanford.

Christie, R. (1978). “Authoritarian Personality - Adorno,Tw.” Human Nature 1(4): 90-93.