A caller asks Michael: Why do people laugh at and ignore truthers?

“Well, the people you’re dealing with there, if they’re not somebody’s undercover asset, and we know the FBI has got a network of informants in this country that would make the Stasi [secret police of East Germany] envious.

You still have a lot of Americans who are trapped by their desire to see our nation and our government as good, because then that removes the necessity for them to decide whether they’re going to do something about it.

And it’s a little bit of self-deception, because we all like to think that we are brave, heroic individuals. We see ourselves as the heroes in movies about having the courage to stand up to corruption and injustice. And it’s a pleasant fantasy.

But when you’re actually confronted with injustice and corruption you have to make some very difficult choices, because speaking truth to power, standing up to corruption has a heavy price tag on it. And most people don’t want to pay that.

And worse, most people don’t want to admit that about themselves. And so they will gratefully accept whatever propaganda is being handed out to them, to reassure them that ‘yes, you’re a good person; you’d stand up against injustice. There’s just no reason to do it right now.’

And they cling to that propaganda so they can cling to their self-delusion that they’re a good human being.

That’s why most propaganda isn’t designed to survive critical analysis. Most propaganda is just there to give people who don’t want to think about what’s going on an excuse not to think about what’s going on.”

– Michael Rivero minute-33

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske

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[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VXi7YF4Tw4]What Really Happened Show: Michael Rivero Thursday 3/10/16: (Commercial Free Video)

Ron Gibson


Truth Deniers Put Their Conscience On Hold – Truthers Refuse To Ignore Their Conscience — Power to the Peaceful: “Obey your conscience!”

[FreedomQuote] “It’s hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.”

“Putting your head in the sand will not save your backside”

Willful Ignorance: Actively Resisting the Truth & Truth-tellers

[FreedomQuote] ‎”I Would Rather Know The Ugly Truth Than A Beautiful Lie”

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic” – Dresden James

[FreedomQuote] Patrick Henry: “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” — I’ll take the red pill, thank you, to totally live in reality no matter what! FREEeeeeeeeeeeeeee——————DOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why Do Good People Become Silent—or Worse—about 9/11? — “If what you are saying is true, I don’t want to know!” | FEAR of being shunned or banished by friends and family, fear of looking like a fool because we bought the official account so thoroughly| Most people will give up their need to be right or free if their NEED TO BE LIKED is threatened. We need to feel connected to others | Many unconsciously relate to our governmental leaders as PARENTAL FIGURES on whom we project our (often unmet) needs for a protective parent. | If we are committed to psycho-spiritual growth we do not let fear dictate what we do!

From Willful Ignorance through Cognitive Dissonance to “Could I Be Wrong?”

Psychologists Explain 911 Denial: Fear, Pride, Exceptionalism… (Why aren’t most people willing to even look at what the Bible really says about who goes to heaven — the most important issue?!)

[Willfully ignorant] Dr. Doug Rokke: People won’t acknowledge what the US has really done because the foundation for everything they’ve believed and what they’ve trusted literally collapses…Gandhi: Widespread Belief Doesn’t Make an Error True

HeartQuotes: Truth — “A thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many” – Spinoza

“Truth … lies in the depth where few are willing to search for it.”

[WordPOWER!] 2 Peter 3: BEWARE, in the LAST DAYS People Will Be WILLINGLY IGNORANT

Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it WAS PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”

“For The TIME WILL COME when THEY WILL NOT LISTEN to the sound doctrine, but, having itching ears, will heap up for themselves TEACHERS AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS; and will TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, and turn aside to *FABLES*” (2 Tim. 4:3-4)