Psychologists Explain Why People Refuse to Question the Official Version of 9/11

Waking Times – by Alex Pietrowski

September 11th is the most polarizing event in modern world history. After looking at the aggregate of the accumulated facts and analysis that has emerged since the day itself in 2001, many people find it impossible to believe the official version of events, and since no serious government investigation is considering new evidence or professional analysis, people are left to decide for themselves if there is more to the story.  

Due to the sheer volume of information that defies the government’s explanation of events, to believe the official story it now requires some sort of trick of the mind, or some sort of subconscious unwillingness to even entertain a contrary possibility. Regarding 9/11 truth, people will say the most absurdly illogical things, such as:

“I wouldn’t believe what you’re telling me, even if it were true.”
“I don’t need to look at the evidence.”
“I don’t want to know the truth, or I’d become too negative.”
“If that were true, someone would have leaked it by now.”
“That’s ridiculous, there is no way our government would harm us.”
“What makes you think we even deserve to know the truth?”

So, why is it that people have such a hard time even questioning the official version, and why is it difficult for them to even look at alternative information about the events of 9/11?

“At this point we have nine years of hard scientific evidence that disproves the government theory about what happened on September 11th, and yet people continue to be either oblivious to the fact that this information exists, or completely resistant to looking at this information. So the question becomes, why? Why is it that people have so much trouble hearing this information?

From my work  I think we would be remiss not to look at the impact of trauma.” – Marti Hopper, Ph.D.

Trauma Based Mind Control Works

Firstly, it is critical to bring attention to the severity of trauma incurred when witnessing and processing an event of this magnitude. The nation, and much of the world, is still suffering from mass, collective PTSD, and as time goes by, our exposure to more acts of terror only amplify our attempts to bury this trauma within the psyche.

The darker and more horrifying the affront to our humanity, the more effective we are at burying it.The shock and awe theory of consciousness.

“Many people respond to these truths in a very deep way. Some have a visceral reaction, like they’ve been punched in the stomach. To begin to accept the possibility that the government was involved is like opening pandoras box. If you open the lid and peek in a little bit, it’s going to challenge some of your fundamental beliefs about the world.” – Robert Hopper, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Protecting Worldview Home

Psychologists highlight how the human mind has a tendency to look out for its own security, protecting itself from ideas that challenge core beliefs. When your worldview comes into serious doubt, it can feel like everything is crashing down, and that you’re being thrown into the great wide open with no security. Much as the body shifts into fight or flight mode when danger is clear and present, so too, the mind has tools of evasion from harm.

“When we hear information that contradicts our worldview, social psychologists call the resulting insecurity, ‘cognitive dissonance.’” – Frances Shure, M.A.

The mind tries to survive by allowing conflicting information to exist simultaneously, unconsciously choosing to bury that which causes the most disruption to the comfort of held beliefs.

In the case of 9/11, and other events where the media plays a critical role in creating a narrative of what happened, one cognition is always the official narrative which typically supports presently held beliefs about society, and the other cognition can be based on fact and evidence, but since it challenges to undermine the safety of such illusions, it is thusly over ridden.

“9/11 truth challenges the beliefs that our country protects us and keeps up safe, and that America is the good guy. When your beliefs are challenged, fear and anxiety are created. In response to that, our psychological defenses kick in, and they protect us from these emotions. Denial, which is probably the most primitive psychological defense is the one most likely to kick in when our beliefs are challenged.” – Robert Hopper, Ph.D

The result is disharmony, the collapse of a very important worldview and a source of psychological protection. What is left in its place is insecurity, vulnerability, and confusion, triggering a survival mechanism.

Cognitive dissonance

Final Thoughts

9/11 is a crime and a public trauma so grand, that for one to look deeply into it will require them to change or adjust at least some of their fundamental beliefs about the world. Cognitive dissonance, which can lead to the most bizarre reactions to controversially true information, is the mind’s way of hunkering down and weathering the storm in self-protection.

“The terror associated with our unstoppable annihilation creates a subconscious conflict or anxiety called cognitive dissonance. We try to cope with having to accept two contrary ideas. – Gary Vey

This is why the 9/11 issue is so important in our collective awakening. It is so big, and so well-documented that it can lead to a complete reevaluation of our entire worldview and social systems, and a huge leap forward in consciousness and awareness.

If we can think of our world view as being sort of our mental and emotional home, I think all of us would do just about anythign to defend our homes, defend our families…” – Dorothy Loring, M.A.,Counseling Psychologist

Take a look at the following presentation looking at why our minds tend to shut down when confronted with the alternate view of 9/11:

About the Author

Alex Pietrowski is an artist and writer concerned with preserving good health and the basic freedom to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and Offgrid Outpost, a provider of storable food and emergency kits. Alex is an avid student of Yoga and life.

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8 thoughts on “Psychologists Explain Why People Refuse to Question the Official Version of 9/11

  1. I am 60 years old. I have come decades ago to vegetarianism, providing my own food heat and home. I reject all external concentrations of power especially those involving a “god”. I have been through all possible scenarios trying to decipher why folks do not know what is factual instead focusing on fear and lies.
    The reason is conscious choice. Usually made in the dark recesses of an imprisoned and dying heart and rejection of Love. If you do not know you do not because you do not want to. There is an axiom in both law and life, “what one SHOULD know one DOES know. This is usually accepted as “ignorance of the law is not an excuse”. If one does not know that someone is screaming at you that they do not WANT to know and you try to impose knowledge where only the fruits of fear and lies which is belief are allowed to grow YOU become part of instilling that fear and those lies. No one can get through that impermeable wall and that wall removes all humanity, morality, sense of justice, compassion and empathy from the entity that looks human but has rejected humanity itself. Humanity can flourish only where no concentrations of power exist and that truth is overlooked by everyone including all trying to force comprehension of 9/11 and all government agents perfidy.

  2. Nice find, Hatr….. this is important information for people to grasp.

    “This is why the 9/11 issue is so important in our collective awakening. It is so big, and so well-documented that it can lead to a complete reevaluation of our entire worldview and social systems, and a huge leap forward in consciousness and awareness.”

    That “complete reevaluation of our entire worldview and social systems” is what we usually refer to as “waking up”, and that’s why 9-11 is still the mother of all issues. It forces people to question the media, and everything they know, and that process is necessary to understanding our world, and forming opinions based on fact rather than the media-created fictitious reality. (that’s the “huge leap forward in consciousness and awareness” mentioned above)

    Everyone who knows the truth is on our side. (without exception) Swell our ranks by spreading 9-11 truth. There are a lot of “big fat PUSSIES” out there who still refuse to accept it.

    Give them the scientific facts that can be confirmed in any library. Go to http://www.ae911truth.org/ collect all the CREDIBLE facts you need to prove your point.

    And remember: This is a PROPAGANDA WAR. Credibility is everything, so don’t let your credibility be shattered by being fooled into conveying disinformation. Spread verifiable, scientific facts that can’t be debated.

    1. Everything you said is true JR, but I can’t get anyone to LOOK at the information. It’s easier for them to just brand me a radical conspiracy theorist than for them to take time to research anything. That’s part of the problem.

    2. A Propaganda War, yes.

      In World War II, the Nazis employed The Big Lie. The Allies employed The Strategy of Truth. Who won that conflict, again?

      Oh, yeah. I remember. Truth always wins.

      Will Satan ever beat God? Nope. Sorry. Satan is under God’s Big Toe.

      1. “Who won that conflict, again?”

        It wasn’t the Germans, and it wasn’t us.

        The Zionist jews would be the correct answer to that query.

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