The Pyschology of 9/11 “Truth” Denial

Various psychologists talk about the different reasons why people accept the official version of events surrounding 9/11 as opposed to the theories of those who dispute the now generally accepted narrative.

While not subscribing to any particular conspiracy theory advanced by “truthers” about the events of 9/11, I remain highly skeptical about the issue. In addition to all the unanswered questions and contradictory evidence concerning what happened on that fateful day, it’s not in the least bit difficult for me to believe that a government would lie to its people – in fact, in ways both great and small, it happens all the time.


11 Replies to “The Pyschology of 9/11 “Truth” Denial”

  1. To what degree the government was complicit in the event I have no way of knowing to but to believe that their hands were Ivory Soap clean is to stretch the imagination further than I’m willing or able to go.

  2. I don’t for a minute believe the Truther’s conspiracy theories at face value, but likewise I try to keep an open mind to the contradictory evidence about 9-11. And there is some historic precedence. More and more evidence is being found that the FDR administration had at least some knowledge of the Japanese plans to hit Pearl Harbor prior to the attack (all the aircraft carriers being absent was always suspicious). And then there is always Operation Northwoods, proof the USA isn’t above committing terrorist attacks against their own citizens, just to create public support for a war against Cuba.

  3. Taking profiteering crackpots and serial liars like Griffin, Gage, the Loose Change punks, Alex Jones, William Rodriguez, and other 9/11 “truth movement” luminaries seriously is part denial of what happened on 9/11 and part plain old stupidity.

  4. Albury: Agreed and I heavily discount the folks you’ve cited, but what about all the Architects and Engineers who disagree with the official story on what seem to be quite legitimate grounds?

  5. Red, before you allow yourself to be drawn any further into this murky world, you owe in to yourself to read Jonathan Kay’s Among the Truthers. It’s really very good and quite disturbing–proof positive you don’t have to be certifiably crazy to be nuts.

  6. Albury: Thanks for the links. I started watching the previous video link you sent, but it’s fairly long and haven’t had time to finish it yet.

    To be honest, this isn’t a subject I’m especially curious about, certainly not the point of chasing down every rabbit hole in search of “the truth” as I suspect that way madness lies.

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