Comment: Why do people believe the official story?

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Why do people believe the official story?

I suspect a big part of it has to do with the implications of NOT believing it. It forces people to have to reconsider their entire reality. I accepted the official story for quite a while because of those implications. I never looked too far into it or just kinda dismissed oddities because it was just easier to not know. Additionally, I had been taught all throughout my lifetime that the government was, for the most part, good. That the intentions of our "leaders" were, for the most part, pure. They wanted the best for us and even to protect us from *those people*, whoever they might be, who may want to do us harm. That whole notion of American exceptionalism which leads us to assume that because ours was a nation founded on something entirely different, the first of its kind, that we would forever remain the most free and righteous by virtue of merely continuing to exist. So why ever question that they might be intentionally lying to us? Sure, sometimes politicians could be individually selfish or scheming, but not to this degree and on such a large scale. And surely if they were somehow involved someone would have said something. The news would be all over it, right? Right?

But then it got to a point where there was just too much evidence to dismiss, and the further I looked into it the more convincing it became to me that the official story was a total fabrication. Accepting this is what woke me up from the whole left/right paradigm. Everything that didn't make sense to me regarding the world and our government suddenly started to become more clear. The pieces began to fall into place. The implications were far reaching and terrifying.

It's hard to have to consider that we don't have as much control or input into our government, our world, our life as we might originally think we do. It's difficult to accept that there may me a large group of sociopaths orchestrating much of what happens in our world. It's frightening to think that 1984 may not just be an interesting work of fiction, but possibly something very similar to our reality. The illusion is just convincing enough for most people to never see the reality. I guess I can't really blame them.

So, are people responsible for their beliefs? I think the answer is that ultimately yes, they are. However, we should have some patience and understanding when trying to persuade them to reconsider those beliefs. Reevaluating what one has held as true for so long is an internal process that requires one to divorce the personal attachment one places on their beliefs. They may feel that their entire identity, or at least a part of it, is structured around these beliefs and that letting go of those ideas is letting go of a part of themselves in a way. And when it comes to 9-11, denying the official story is having to wake up to the notion that much of what you see everyday is one big fat lie. I think people who accept the official version know this, and it's easier to just say that a lie of that size could never be than to accept that it might very well be.

I'm reaching up and reaching out.
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out.