Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stubborn Truth

"Truth is stubborn and not relative

There are a lot of people among us, who have become really frustrated about the present state of affairs in the world around us. Realizing how truly ruthless and evil large parts of our economic and political elites are, can be devastating.

After all until quite recently most of us believed, that we were living in a democracy, where our rights and freedoms are well protected. And while our governments were not without flaws, they were at least relatively benign, doing their best to their imperfect knowledge.

A supposedly democratic government attacking their own people, killing arbitrarily loyal citizens in an act of pre-planned mass-murder was beyond the wildest imaginations of most of us. It´s a disconcerting realization, to say the least.

But still the truth was so pervasive it made it through our emotional barriers and protections, and here we are today.

But not everybody around us has come to this point yet, and that´s often frustrating, as well. People ask themselves, if they are able to see through the lies, why can´t all the others around them.

Paul Craig Roberts quotes Hitler´s “Big Lie” Theory:

“In the simplicity of their minds, people more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have such impudence. Even though the facts, which prove this to be so, may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and continue to think that there may be some other explanation.”

Then Roberts goes on to say:

What the sociologists and Hitler are telling us is, that by the time facts become clear, people are emotionally wedded to the beliefs planted by the propaganda and find it a wrenching experience to free themselves. It is more comfortable, instead, to denounce the truth-tellers than the liars whom the truth-tellers expose.

And finally Roberts explains, why this is happening to us, why human beings are by their very nature prone to cling to their beliefs, no matter what.

The psychology of belief retention, even when those beliefs are wrong, is a pillar of social cohesion and stability.

This part of human nature, which the sociologists call “belief retention”, protects human society from chaos and destruction.

Human beings are social creatures. We need one another to survive, to have children and raise them. In order to create a safe environment for raising our children, we need a society. And since humans, unlike animals, don´t live by instincts, our societies need commonly accepted rules and values.

All societies have some kind of structures and some people with more authority to protect the rules of society and its fundamental the structure.

In a democratic society those individuals are supposed to be the ones, who are the most trusted and respected members of society. And electoral processes should normally make sure, that all the people have a say, about who among them they trust the most in these issues.

And no matter how many checks and balances societies tries to install to prevent authorities or ordinary citizens to get out of control and hurt everybody else, a lot of things can´t be checked upon all the time. (And actually they shouldn´t or we will end up in a total police-state.)

We therefor as people have an urgent need to trust one another to live by the rules and values, society has set, and to tell one another the truth about the most important things.
When we can no longer trust those around us in at least the most important issues, everything will break down, and total chaos ensues.

Truth often hurts.

When I first realized that 9/11 was an inside job and all western media and governments were covering it up, it was like the bottom had fallen out of my world.

My most fundamental trust in my own society had been destroyed. I was down and out for a while.

Others when they have come to that conclusion become very, very angry.

In both cases one isn´t very close to reason. But reason is necessary for things to go on.

People need to recover, replace the trust they lost with trust in something else, in order to rebuild their ability to act reasonably.

For me, it was the media, that had lost the most trust, and I now replaced the mainline media outlets with the internet.

Of course, I had to pick and choose. Not everything you read on the internet is true.

Your experiences on the internet teaches you to engage your own reasoning capabilities.
In the end I found sites which seemed the most informative and, over all, the most trustworthy, “Global Research” became my new “Spiegel” and “What really happened” became my daily “Frettir”, the Icelandic news-show on public TV.

I still check on the mainline news, of course, especially the Icelandic ones to get the local news, but all the tell me in foreign news, I´ll confirm with what is to be learned on the internet, before I believe a single word they say.

And because of Professor Chossudovsky, Alex Jones, Mike Rivero and because of all those people in the truth-movement, the anti-war and the pro-Palestine movements, I have come to trust, there – in my mind at least-, is still sanity left in the world, and hell is not upon us yet (and I´ve come to believe it won´t be any time soon).

Everybody who learns the truth has to go through similar processes, has to rebuild his trust in the world and in the people around him or her somehow. It takes us a different amount of time to do so, but eventually most people will get there and they can figure out, where to go from here.

Human nature, or the psychological phenomenon of “belief retention” protects us and society to all break down at the very same time.

People will accept the truth in their own good time. And they will learn to cope with the hurt and the consequences slowly but certainly. Most people are resilient and far more clever than the elites want to believe – and want us to believe.

Truth is accumulative.

Every day more people will wake up and they will talk to others. The more often you hear the truth from more and more different sources, the more familiar it will become. It will also become less scary to listen.

When they hear the truth about 9/11 the first time, a lot of people will be unable to actually pay enough attention to take in the details. The inner barriers are too strong, the fears to big. They will be far more busy to figure out in their mind, how to discredit the truth-teller, than actually concentrate on listening to the argument.

When the truth becomes more familiar, because one has heard it often enough, the defense mechanism against it, will become weak and the barrier in one´s mind is broken. The person will be able to listen, actually listen, and examine the evidence, and then he´ll come to know the truth.

This happened to you and it happened to me and in everyone else´s own good time, it´ll happen them as well, you´ll see.

For truth isn´t relative, it´s absolute.

Interpretations change, perceptions change, knowledge accumulates and grows, but the truth, the real underlying fundamental truth stays the same.

At the time, when the people still believed the earth was flat, the people had no way to figure it out, since communication was slow and traveling around the world very hard. But no matter what the people believed, the earth was still sphere and rotating around itself and the sun.
In time technology improved and some people started to figure out the truth. It took a while for everyone else to catch on and accept the truth, adjust their belief-systems, but in time people did, in the end even the Church did, and so it goes.

But all the time, before and afterwords, before even life on earth began, the truth about the earth and the sun was there and stayed the same. And since the arrival of intelligent man on the scene, this truth was there for man to discover.

The truth about what happened in reality on the real September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington, this truth also stays the same, for everyone to uncover, recognize and accept.
Afterwards everyone has to adjust his or her belief-system about the world around him to the new found facts, and then decide where to go from there.