By Randy Shahbazian | Fresno Bee
Originally published 2014-09-06
A few years ago, a local radio talk show host posed the question of why 9/11 still just doesn’t “feel right” each year we remember this tragedy. Most of the callers commented on the great resilience of the American people, the heroics of the first responders and how “everything changed” on that terrible day.
To answer the host’s question: 9/11 doesn’t feel right because we know on either a conscious or an unconscious level that we are being deceived. A careful examination of the 9/11 evidence reveals numerous anomalies when juxtaposed with the official 9/11 narrative from the government and the establishment media.
How did two jet plane strikes lead to the complete destruction of the Twin Towers with molten steel and pulverized concrete in the debris pile?
The 9/11 Commission Report did not explain the widespread presence of nanothermite incendiary residue in the dust found in Lower Manhattan, despite the fact that the presence of nanothermite was confirmed by the U.S. Geological Survey.
How did WTC 7, a 47-story modern skyscraper not struck by an airplane, collapse symmetrically to the ground in 6.5 seconds as a result of some office fires on several floors?
If Flight 77 actually crashed into the Pentagon, where was the wreckage of the wings, fuselage and massive steel and titanium engines? Why were we not allowed to view the full Pentagon surveillance videos?
The implications of this obvious deception are so disturbing that many people simply psychologically shut down due to the severe level of cognitive dissonance. They may think to themselves, “America is the beacon of liberty and honor in this crazy world. But this 9/11 Truth stuff is inconsistent with my positive view of our system and its leaders, so I‘m just going to ignore these facts because they don’t fit in with my view of America.”
The 9/11 Truth movement began in relative obscurity with lone voices like Professor David Ray Griffin and radio talk show host Alex Jones. The early Truthers endured harsh ridicule and accusations of being unpatriotic. They were derided as “conspiracy theorists” and wearers of “tin-foil hats.” Being a 9/11 Truther certainly was not a popular activity during the initial aftermath of the attacks.
Yet the 9/11 Truth movement did not fade away. New individuals offered their observations and analysis. Architect Richard Gage, while driving in his car one day, happened to hear Griffin on a radio talk show discussing the substantial inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the official 9/11 story. Gage was so astounded by this information that he founded Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which has become the premier 9/11 Truth organization.
The AE911 Truth video documentaries are particularly powerful as a result of their focus on the scientific evidence of the collapses of the Twin Towers and Building 7. They do not speculate about who might have perpetrated the attacks or why they might have done so; they simply demonstrate that the collapses could not have happened the way the government says they did.
Regardless of one’s view of the official 9/11 narrative, this event has been and continues to be used to transform our society. We have spent trillions of dollars and lost thousands of American lives in overseas military operations. The unconstitutional federal bureaucracy known as the Department of Homeland Security is quietly federalizing and militarizing state and local police in the name of fighting terrorism. Furthermore, the federal government increasingly views American citizens as domestic terrorists or enemies of the state for supporting Second Amendment rights or individual sovereignty.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands even if there be no public support; it is self-sustained.”
Truth-seekers must not allow themselves to be labeled as right-wing crackpots, America-haters, hippie-liberals or any other categorization that forces them into a defensive posture. The truth must be of paramount importance, regardless of where it may lead.
A huge number of intelligent, patriotic, critically-thinking people now consider themselves to be part of the 9/11 Truth movement. Until the complete uncensored truth about 9/11 is made public, the 9/11 Truth movement will continue to thrive.
Randy Shahbazian is a psychiatrist residing in Fresno.