posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Nathan-D
Newly-uploaded and eye-opening video by A&E 9/11-Truth where psychologists look into the reasons why people still deny the overwhleming emprical
evidence contradicting the official story, 'exceptionalism' and 'cognitive dissonance' are a few reasons they cite.
You know what's ironic is that this pitiful excuse is itself cognitive dissonance. The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feeling of
discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in
order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance. The conspiracy theorists want to believe some sinister force over and above what we've been told is
reponsible for the 9/11 attack. Yet, the people giving us this alternative ideology- Alex Jones, Dylan Avery, Judy Wood, David Ray Griffin, Richard
Gage, and others, have been caught putting out false information time and time again to the point where it's beyond question there is a lot fo false
conspiracy information floating around. Truthers want to believe in conspiracies, but their sources of information have been shown to be incorrect-
there's a contradiction in beliefs and only one can be right, so they fall back on their 9/11 conspiracies and declare the accusations of lasers from
outer space, hologram planes, and missile pods are all true, and everyone providing information to the contrary are all really sinister secret agents.
It really doesn't matter who it is- even when it's revealed William Rodriguez said flames from impacting planes came down the elevator shaft, pushed
the elevator down into the basement, and severely burned the occupants, he spontaneously becomes a sinister secret agents as well. So, of course,
people who don't believe in these conspiracy claims simply can't be people who don't take liars, con artists, and college kids making internet videos
in their dorm rooms seriously. We need to be suffering cognitive dissonance and are too dull witted and frightened and inbred to accept the fact the
world is really being controlled by secret cults of Satan worshipping numerologists and shape shifting alien lizards.
This "we're suffering cognitive dissonace by not believing internet videos created by a bunch of college kids in a dorm room" excuse is pitiful. Just
plain pitiful. This isn't a psychological analysis, this is a sophomoric name calling stunt meant to sooth their bruised egos from not getting
anywhere with their conspiracy preaching, and is a mark of extreme desperation more than it is anything else.
BUT...if you really want to go this route, there's already an excellent thread that discusses the conspiratorial dissonance of the truther crowd-
ATS discussion thread on the psychological reasons for conspiracy beliefs
edit on 24-6-2012 by GoodOlDave because: (no reason given)