posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 10:07 AM
Those of us who are serious about conspiracy theory can empathize with these scientists. Long before 9/11 I had read enough to know that some US
Presidents and VPs had been involved with illegal activity. The 80's were a rough time for those critical of government. Right wing Republicans
dominated the political landscape and the media tagged behind like a lost puppy.
Telling people that Bush Sr, was involved in Iran/Contra and that Ollie North were exchanging guns for drugs and secretly dealing with Iran led to
some pretty harsh words. You were treated like a leper for challenging the established norms of thinking the White House could NEVER get involved in
things like that.
9/11 was the same deal, especially right after the event. It was as if everyone jettisoned their sense of logic for the sake of preserving a public
myth. Fortunately, most Americans and the world now recognize the OS is far from a truthful and complete accounting of what happened that day.
Sad fact is most people don't want to take the time to learn about things for themselves and are far too willing to accept the establishment view.
This is true in the sciences as well. As 727sky sagely mentioned there is often an economic stake in what the "truth" is thought to be.
Most people just want acceptance and are willing to cast aside any doubts in favor of not being isolated. It's a risky proposition to go out on a limb
and proclaim a new theory or to challenge the official version of events. Many of us know from personal experience, it can even isolate you from
family members. It's a large price to pay but there is no price too great to pay for the truth. Without it we are adrift in a sea of lies and
assumptions and we acquire the equivalent of seasickness - there is an ever-moving horizon and nothing solid beneath our feet. Some simply cannot live
that way, myself included.
Wonderful article! Thanks for posting it.
edit on 16-12-2013 by Asktheanimals because: corrections