I recently had a spirited conversation with a good friend of mine and
two terms came up: willful denial and violent denial.
This was a profound discussion, not because of what was said but because
of what was revealed about human nature.
There is willful and violent denial in our society today. These forms
of denial are typically associated with that of cult brainwashing but
can also be attributed to a defense of core beliefs.
A core belief is a foundation of belief that other assumptions and
beliefs grow out of and are supported by. It is a tree of beliefs supported
by these root assumptions.
Our conversation was about 911 and his core belief was, like 58% of
the population, that there is no conspiracy (apparently anywhere) and
basically that the government wouldn't do that to its own citizens.
This is a core belief in most Americans.
But our history is rich with examples of devastingly wrong core beliefs,
like the universe revolves around the world. And the world is (observationally)
If you never saw a globe or heard that the world is round, you would
violently defend your position of a flat world because for all intents
and purposes, the world most certainly looks flat. Anyone who opposed
it, you would immediately label a lunatic or a tin-foil hat wearing
conspiracy theorist wingnut. Fortunately, enough surviving wingnuts
got together and proved that the earth was round.
This is a core belief of a visual assumption. But it is also a profound
lesson about human nature. The people of the time didn't ask to be proven
wrong. They didn't ask to see the evidence. And they violently cursed
the truth - the earth is flat! And basically they started killing anyone
who disagreed with them. Mind you, they didn't ask or want to see the
evidence. They were killing to protect their core belief, because it
supported an entire tree of other beliefs. Their very foundation, their
People killed to protect their beliefs.
But there is another element in society today called propaganda (a
nice way to say brainwashing or mass manipulation). It is a Chinese
water torture of constant and consistent dripping of propaganda on society.
It is a "love bombing" or inundation of information overload.
And it is a by-the-book standard cult brainwashing technique. All of
which have been extensively studied by the CIA and other black op agencies.
Spearheaded primarily by the Nazi's, neurolingustic programming and
the covert, brainwashing, MK Ultra program was later perfected by our
And when they use this core belief of "trust the government"
and mass manipulation together, it is a deadly combination. Northwoods
and other false flag operations prove that they eagerly use these techiques
with devastating loss of life and global effect.
Similar to the Branch Davidians, if the government told you to drink
Kool-Aid, or take a vaccination, even though your friends and family
were dropping dead around you, you would gladly do it willingly. (get
ready for Bird-Flu)
People will die to protect a false assumption.
The epiphany about our conversation was that he wasn't asking for proof.
In fact, he didn't want to have anything to do with it. He was violently
defending empty beliefs in the face of truth. It was very similar to
FOX news and their absolutely one-sided thinking and degrading remarks.
They're not asking for proof. And they're certainly not looking for
Another profound surprise, even though I offered impirical
proof (ie. Newtonian Mechanics, physics, and thermate) (I told him
I'd like to see him run through that wall as fast as running through
thin air :-) once he started to digest the implications, he dismissed
the whole. Once this hard evidence implicated the government and an
inside job, the hard-evidence was dismissed. In other words, he was
O.K. with me proving it was a demolition until the implications conflicted
with his core beliefs.
While he agreed that "I" shouldn't believe everything I read,
this didn't seem to apply to him. And if he truly believed that, then
he would be open to hearing evidence. No, this was an all out offensive
operation of denial. Willfully denying truth to protect his core beliefs
at what-ever the cost.
The human defense mechanism is truly fasinating.
I said all of that to say this:
Please stick to the evidence. Don't offer theories. They are defending
their core beliefs and will dismiss even facts. But facts have a way
of finding their way to rational, objective thought and common sense.
The world did not become round overnight. It took decades.