This post is dedicated to my father. He and and I have been through many arguments over our competing versions of 9/11, mine 9/11 truth, his the official narrative. I can't describe all the effects this has on our relationship, but suffice it to say that I am misunderstood and, as a result, underestimated by him. I've gathered this much: he thinks he has a son who believes in crazy conspiracy theories, I'm just a malcontent, and I can be dismissed as crazy (thanks, MSM :-) Well, I won't let false illusions hold me prisoner any longer. I have felt the pain of loneliness, being ostracized, ignored, disrespected, and have fought internally with how to deal with this subject, 9/11 truth. It became apparent to me in 2009 that I needed to address the subject with writing and connecting with others, a main reason for this blog. But the inertia I experience with the subject, the neurosis from not effecting real changes still overwhelms me and dashes my confidence. Believe me when I say I have no qualms representing 9/11 truth, but I need to learn the tools to be able to deal with such activism: I need empathy, patience, and perseverance. If I am dealing with the subject of 9/11 truth, I have to better reign in my emotions and let pride, anger, and intolerance dissipate in favor of empathy, listening, and openness. I need to foster these attributes. I understand how seminal one's understanding of 9/11 is, how it affects worldviews and actions, both consciously and subconsciously. By adopting the Christian ethos, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do," I hope to resolve my internal struggle over this issue, for I cannot blame people such as my father for not understanding 9/11.
Here are two resources for understanding the psychological effects of 9/11. The first comes from the newly released Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth video, "Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out," the second is a presentation given at the Toronto Hearings by Laurie Manwell on State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD's) and psychological resistance to alternative accounts of 9/11: