But, that is NOT the case for 9/11. With 9/11, everybody has seen the photographic evidence. Everybody has seen the Towers collapsing, falling straight down into their own footprint at free-fall speed.
It means that the top of the building reached the ground in the same time that it would have were there nothing between it and the ground but air. But, there wasn't nothing but air between it and the ground. There was 90,000 tons of structural steel between it and the ground. And yet, it fell at the same speed. Here is Richard Gage, the head of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth demonstrating how absurd it is.
And, I can tell you that he does let go of the blocks to show what happens to each. And, I think you know, without seeing it, that a very different thing happens to each. But, watch it anyway.
When it comes to steel skyscrapers, 95 stories below are always going to support 15 stories above- no matter what. And that's because those 95 stories are ALWAYS supporting the 15: that's 24/7/365, decade after decade after decade.
But, everyone has seen the images of the towers collapsing. They haven't seen the Altgens photo, but they've seen the towers falling straight down- the whole buildings- into a rubble pile on the ground in less than 10 seconds.
It's insane to think that that could happen from fires, especially when it wasn't the whole building that was on fire. The lower part of the building wasn't on fire. So, why would it collapse? It wouldn't. Just because the top was falling down on it? So what? The top was always falling down on it.
Since everybody knows about it and has seen it with their own eyes, why isn't everyone a 9/11 truther? That's what I want to talk about now.
There are several reasons, but the most important is that many people defer their perception of reality to authority. And in this case, authority is the government and the media. Yes, even the media is, psychologically, an authority. It's usually the media that speaks for the government. It's the media that presents the government's ideas and claims. And when the media tells you something, (and by media, I mean ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, etc.) they do so authoritatively. They go about it categorically. It's all and always matter-of-fact. So, if the authorities (government and media) tell us that the towers collapsed because of office fires, many believe it because of who said it.
And related to that element is the element of fear: the fear that if the government is lying to us about 9/11, then it means that the nightmare of 9/11 is an even worse nightmare than they realized. They don't want to go to that mental space. They will cover their ears and close their eyes- if they have to- because the world in which we live can't be as bad as that.
The same thing happened after JFK. When people heard that it was all the work of a lone deranged gunman, it was a tremendous relief. It was the very best news they could have gotten. Thank God. It wasn't the Russians; it wasn't the Cubans; it wasn't some rogue government agents. It was just one solitary guy who was evil and twisted. That was the most soothing thing the people could have heard. Thank God it was just that. It means that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Ship of State on which we all depend. Johnson was taking over, and everybody was supporting him. Everybody who worked for John Kennedy was staying on and supporting LBJ- including JFK's own brother. It meant that, sad and tragic as it was, especially for the Kennedys, that life was going to go right back to normal for just about everybody. Here is a picture from the 1964 Rose Bowl. It was January 1, 1964, so just 5 weeks after the JFK assassination.
Look at the size of that crowd in the stands. Look at all those people having a good time. Their minds were on the game. They weren't thinking about Kennedy or Oswald or Ruby or any of the other stuff. They were enjoying the game.
So, the biggest thing is: having faith in authority and the desire and hope that the system in which we live is secure and safe and sound.
There is also the undeniable fact that many people don't have the time or the wherewithal to get involved in disputing what the government says. They're working people. And they may be struggling to get by. And they may have problems: illness, the illness of close family members, debts, conflicts, legal problems, and countless other hassles that make JFK-ing or 9/11-ing a luxury they can't afford. In other words, if you try to tell them about it, they may respond by saying, "And all this is going to solve my problems how?"
And that element may be especially prevalent today because there are a lot of people out of work, and over 45,000,000 are on food stamps. And there is talk now of an economic collapse. In such times, the JFK assassination and even 9/11 may seem like ancient history.
But, despite all that, there is certainly a robust community of 9/11 truthers. Just go on Youtube. Look at all the 9/11 videos. And of course, there are a lot of JFK videos on Youtube as well. And there is some irony in that because Youtube is owned by Google.
I've said before that we have pretty-much a fascist system in this country where the alliance between government and the corporate world is very strong and has never been stronger. Look at all the information that companies like Google and Facebook provide the government. The corporate world supports the government and recognizes its legitimacy and moral authority. Isn't the corporate world extremely patriotic? That's why it's ironic that Google, which is practically an arm of the government, is providing a venue for anti-government activists to vent their beliefs and accusations- about JFK, 9/11, and so much more. You certainly didn't have that in Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia.
But, I only see it as irony. The powers-that-be are stuck with the long tradition we have of freedom of speech, and to whatever extent they can fight it, they do.
The most promising thing- like the light at the end of the tunnel or the rainbow that follows the storm- is the fact that none of the evidence for JFK truth and 9/11 truth is going to go away. It's here forever. The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth aren't going to go away, and neither is the Oswald Innocence Campaign. The Altgens photo isn't going to disappear, and they can't take it away from us or stop us from showing it. The only thing in question is how long before the official lie collapses completely and the truth becomes mainstream. I don't know, but it really doesn't matter, and that's because: it is definitely going to happen.