Summary/Editor’s Note: Frances Shure, M.A., L.P.C., has performed an in-depth analysis addressing a key issue of our time: “Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—About 9/11?” The resulting essay, being presented here as a series, is a synthesis of both academic research and clinical observations.
In answering the question in the title of this essay, last month’s segment, Part 8, reported on some of the brain research that shows we humans have differences in our brain structures, and these differences help explain why some of us are more open to new ideas and can handle ambiguity better than others. Additionally, the research, which demonstrates the brain’s tenacious hold on belief, despite contrary evidence, helps us understand why the task of educating people about 9/11 becomes as much psychological as it is evidence-based.
We continue Ms. Shure’s analysis in Part 9: Brain Research, Part 2, which examines the interface of brain research and moral psychology.
Part 9: Brain Research, Part II – Moral Psychology
How do we acquire our values and our morals? Through reasoning, through emotion, or both? Do conservatives and liberals differ in their values? Does morality vary across cultures? Does our neurology affect our morality?
These are the types of questions that moral psychologists and neurologists are trying to answer, and recently, research in moral psychology has increased voluminously. It is a hot topic.
Last Year It Was WTC 7; This Year It's the Twin Towers
Help Us Take On The New York Times with a New ReThink911 Billboard
New York Times billboard Ad for September 2014, to be placed directly across the street from the Times building.We at AE911Truth are thrilled to announce the first of our 13th Anniversary projects: the September 2014 New York Times Billboard!
With your support, this billboard – which features the explosive destruction of the North Tower along with our rebuke to New York Times chief correspondent David Sanger's jaw-dropping comments last year – will stand directly outside The New York Times Building throughout the month of September, including on the 13th Anniversary of 9/11.
Like us, you were probably flabbergasted when you heard Sanger say on C-SPAN, "We've not found any evidence so far to suggest that the building collapses were caused by anything other than the two airplanes." The following day, more than 1,000 AE911Truth supporters contacted the Times and Sanger himself to say, "Clearly, you haven't been looking."
Now we are sending the message even more loudly with a billboard the newspaper's employees and the public cannot possibly ignore. Like last year, this 29' x 13' billboard, standing just across the street from the Times Building and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, will be seen by 100,000 people each day. With the image of the North Tower grabbing the eyes and the minds of everyone who has a clear sight line , this one is sure to get the attention we all know it deserves.
What will it take to reach 100,000 people each day and make a statement that will have every Times staffer wondering about the evidence of controlled demolition? It will cost $30,000, and we can raise that money in no time, if those of us who want this billboard chip in today. Will you help us reach our target by this Wednesday?
Think about it! At 100,000 people each day and a cost of $1,000 per day, each dollar you donate will reach 100 people. With a modest donation of $10, you will personally reach 1,000 people. With $25 you'll reach 2,500 people, with $50 you'll reach 5,000, and so on.
Below is a summary of information that we feel you need to know regarding the events of September 11, 2001, in New York City.
AE911Truth has carefully studied the publicly available information on the destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7. This evidence includes video and audio recordings, photographs, eyewitness accounts, and physical evidence.
As building and technical professionals, we research and comment on only this forensic and recorded evidence, which has led us to the inevitable conclusion that the three skyscrapers were willfully destroyed by controlled demolition using explosives and incendiaries. That is why we have concluded that the hypotheses for the buildings' destruction given in the official reports published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an arm of the U.S. government, are seriously flawed and scientifically impossible.
AE911Truth's - Blueprint for Truth - The Architecture of Destruction (33-min. version)
This 33-min. version of the original two-hour AE911Truth film, presented by Richard Gage, AIA, takes the viewer through the most of the scientific evidence that proves, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the destruction of the World Trade Center was accomplished with explosive controlled demolition.
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For a limited time, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is offering “The Anatomy of a Great Deception” at a phenomenal pre-sale discount rate with a guarantee of early delivery before the DVD even goes on sale to the general public!This September will see the release of the perfect new tool for your personal outreach to friends, family, and co-workers: "The Anatomy of a Great Deception," a deeply moving and informative film that follows one man's personal journey of 9/11 discovery. The result is a fast-paced docu-thriller which has become an effective "red pill" for those fortunate enough to have seen it in early screenings.
I have seen it and I like it – a lot, and not because it includes dozens of clips from 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out (which it does!), but because it subtly undermines the denial mechanism that we humans use to defend our worldview wKhen it is challenged.
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is offering credentialed building professionals a 9/11 Debate Challenge — an opportunity to publicly endorse the National Construction Safety Team Act Report 1A (NCSTAR 1A), titled Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) and published in November 2008 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
By issuing this 9/11 Debate Challenge, AE911Truth hopes to further educate fellow building professionals and the public about NIST's collapse initiation hypothesis and its assertion of subsequent structural failures. AE911Truth, as the "Challenger of NIST," trusts that such a debate with the "Champion of NIST," whoever that may be, will allow the evidence for the explosive controlled demolition of WTC 7 to be presented side by side with videos and other forensic evidence obtained from NIST's own files.
Why is AE911Truth issuing a 9/11 Debate Challenge? Ever since 2006, when AE911Truth founder Richard Gage, AIA, started a petition calling for a new, independent investigation of the WTC destruction on 9/11, detractors have claimed that the "small minority" of architects and engineers who have signed it — 2,216 to date, and counting — "do not represent" the prevailing sentiment of either the architectural or engineering professions.
CHICAGO AIA CONVENTION ACTIVISTS NET OVER 120 MORE A/E PETITION SIGNERS
BUILDING PROFESSIONALS CAUGHT OFF GUARD ON WTC 7
Experience has proven that, when presented with indisputable evidence, the people who design and construct buildings for a living quickly grasp the cause of the third worst structural failure in history.
Of course we're speaking of the 6.5-second demise of the 47-story, steel-framed skyscraper in the World Trade Center known as WTC 7.
But what if, in fact, most building professionals have never even heard about the collapse of this high-rise on 9/11?
This incredible reality — that the majority of our nation's architects and engineers are oblivious to WTC 7 — is one of the primary reasons that AE911Truth headed to the Windy City last month for the 2014 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects. It was the fifth time since 2008 that our non-profit organization has attended this annual event, which this year was held at Chicago's McCormick Place on South Lake Shore Drive, the largest convention center in North America. The nearly 800 exhibitors and more than 15,000 architects in attendance had an opportunity to hear AE911Truth sound a wake-up call about the impossible claims of the official story of collapse by fire of the three skyscrapers on 9/11/01.
Our volunteers are so passionate about educating the architectural world that that they came from as far away as the UK and from as many as a dozen states in the US to help out in our booth at the Chicago convention.During the three-day convention (June 26-28), Richard Gage, AIA, and his team of volunteers staffed a 10' x 10' evidence-packed booth, where attendees dropped by to learn the compelling facts which demonstrate that the Twin Towers and a third, new-to-them building were all destroyed by explosive controlled demolition.
In addition to explaining evidence, answering questions, and handing out the AE911Truth petition for architects to sign, they gave away hundreds of 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out DVDs to those who visited the booth. "Most everyone said that they would be quite willing to receive a call from us in a couple of weeks to ask what they thought about the DVD," notes AE verification team leader Laura Nieboer. "We have our follow-up work cut out for us."
Representatives of the High-Rise Safety Initiative — Ted Walter, NYC CAN Executive Director (left) and 9/11 family members Valerie Lucznikowska, aunt of Adam Arias, and Bob McIlvaine, father of Bobby McIlvaine — stand in front of the City Clerk's office on July 3, 2014, before submitting 67,192 signatures.Representatives of the High-Rise Safety Initiative submitted over 67,000 petition signatures on July 3rd to the New York City Clerk's office, the New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) announced. This is 37,000 more than the 30,000 signatures needed for a charter amendment to be submitted to NYC voters at the November 4 election. If passed by the voters, the charter amendment contained in the petition would require New York City's Department of Buildings to investigate the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 — which collapsed into its own footprint at 5:20 PM on September 11, 2001 — as well as any other future high-rise collapses.
The next step for the Initiative is to gather an additional 33,000 signatures (the requisite number is 15,000) to submit to the Clerk on September 4th, according to NYC CAN. That move will place the proposed charter amendment onto the ballot in the event that New York's City Council fails to take action on the petition or votes against the proposed charter amendment. Meanwhile, the City has until August 4th to review the petition and indicate whether or not at least 30,000 of the 67,192 signatures submitted are valid signatures, as well as whether the petition complies with all the requirements of the New York's Municipal Home Rule law, pursuant to which the Initiative was undertaken.