"A man of science bent on verifying a phenomenon is not called upon to concern himself with the interests his verifications may hurt. ... To belong to a school is necessarily to espouse its prejudices and preconceived opinions."
This reminds one of the situation here in the United States regarding the 911 truth movement.
On one hand we have professionals with the stones to scientifically examine the plethora of damning 911 evidence then truthfully report their findings to the public that the "official 19-hijacker conspiracy theory" our own government conjured up and sold to us CANNOT BE TRUE.
On the other hand sit their silent colleagues as they face ridicule , job loss and other name-calling - for committing a thought-crime by asking tough questions like How? Why? or Who? would benefit from this obscene mass murder?
Adding to the avalanche of media attacks such doughty champions must weather as they sedulously climb the treacherous slopes of Mount 911Truth - the Brobdingnagian task they face: Awakening and re-educating an American public systematically blinded by blizzards of endless psychological conditioning, misinformation, disinformation, half-truths, outright lies, intimidation ... the whole spectrum of info-war assets the U.S. Federal Government formerly relied on to dominate the mushroom-masses. Too bad for the tyrant-wannabes that the internet blogosphere changed all that. The word is out - our government has lied to us all about what really happened on September 11, 2001. But why?
I suppose we all have to be concerned with keeping our jobs. But at what point does a citizen decide their country and scientific colleagues need them now?
The 911 Truthers
What ever happened to good-old-fashioned scientific curiosity? I thought everybody liked a good "Whodunnit?" As I've followed and participated in the 911 truth movement it seems to me that the people "in the right" as far as truth-seeking-by-scientific-method goes are the "911truthers."
The opposition to the 911truthers are the "anti-911-truthers," those who oppose 911truth seem to hide behind time-tested propaganda techniques. Are the anti-911-truthers contributing to the uncovering of truth - or simply shouting louder to "win" by silencing their opponents? One must wonder what motivates an "anti-911-truther?"
Stephen E. Jones has been at the forefront of the controversy:
Now listen to a typical "debunker"- Greg Palast beating up on Prof. Jones:
Why is the man a "fruitcake?" Name-calling is so effective when it comes to mass media. Remember what Le Bon tells us on page 57:
"Given to exaggeration in its feelings, a crowd is only impressed by excessive sentiments. An orator wishing to move a crowd must make an abusive use of violent affirmations. To exaggerate, to affirm, to resort to repetitions, and never to attempt to prove anything by reasoning are methods of argument well known to speakers at public meetings."
Is this MIT engineer also a "fruitcake?" If so why?
Again we can learn from Le Bon what is easily fed to crowds vs. the scientific information the 911 truth movement is challenged to get out:
p 69: "Whatever be the ideas suggested to crowds they can only exercise effective influence on condition that they assume a very absolute, uncompromising and simple shape. They present themselves then in the guise of images, and are only accessible to the masses under this form."
Faced with the task of educating a public with facts that require study is an uphill battle. It is not a simple matter for the truth movement to point, shout, name-call, and laugh when complicated facts must be presented to a public that has been prepared with a story that is indeed absolute, uncompromising, and simple. Several Arabs with boxcutters flew planes into buildings - it doesn't get any simpler than that. But for those who dare to examine the facts which are available through many resources - there are many contradictions which beg for explanation.
ICH article Elizabeth Woodworth superb article
January 6, 2009 Good Paper from A&M on disinfo
Feb 25, 2009 Einstein was outvoted but not out-facted
Nice WTC7 article
French Professor sacked for 911 Conspiracy Theory
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