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Sorting through the psychological aftermath of 9/11. by Michaelson/Bigstockphoto

Legions of people around the world still cling to the belief that powerful individuals in the United States government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. More than ever, we need to discern what's real and true about the events and circumstances of modern life. Unresolved emotions can clutter our mind, obstructing access to objectivity and wisdom.

Studies have shown that various beliefs can be strongly influenced by our emotional issues ( here , here , and here .) These issues, often relating to inner fear, are usually unconscious. People often aren't aware of how, for emotional reasons, they can unwittingly be discounting or misreading relevant evidence while at the same time elevating the significance of marginal evidence.

Conspiracy adherents have evidence that they say supports their claim. Obviously, varied hypotheses can be drawn up from inconclusive evidence. Selected evidence can produce many logically consistent pathways through the maze of a complex event, yet only one of these pathways might lead to the truth. The remaining paths, though believable or plausible, lead to wrong conclusions. I want to present more evidence--psychological evidence--that conspiracy theorists have not included in their assessments.

Many of us experienced emotional disorientation and a sense of helplessness as we unwittingly identified with the thousands of victims of the calamity who were trapped in the targeted buildings and in the four airliners used in the attack. To cope with these feelings, some people desperately seek a compensating sense of power or orientation. Based on the proposition that knowledge is power, conspiracy adherents can proclaim: "I know what actually happened! I know the truth! I embrace the truth!" This "knowledge" produces an impression of power and a sense of orientation. It backfires, however, and becomes self-sabotage because it bestows pernicious power on the faceless government officials who allegedly orchestrated 9/11. In locating such horrendous evil in their backyard, conspiracy buffs feel even more at the mercy of powerful malicious forces and hence more "reason" to feel helplessly oppressed.

As one of the larger conspiracy websites indicates, conspiracy adherents continue to protest against "a nightmare scenario" in which they feel oppressed by the fallout effects of 9/11. Indeed, some of those fallouts have an oppressive quality--for instance, the global war on terror, the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, warrantless phone tapping, and so on. Yet for emotional reasons, conspiracy adherents are tempted to magnify their sense of oppression and to feel overwhelmed and even impotent in the face of it. This leaves them less likely to engage in vital activities that could help the world get to a better place. Obsessing in this way about 9/11 becomes a form of psychological resistance, a way to avoid becoming truly effective and powerful.

Looking deeper still, we uncover the appeal of the uncanny. People enjoy a sense of the uncanny while watching horror movies or reading ghost stories and thrillers. According to classical psychoanalysis, this enjoyment is a tension that stems from the "libidinization" of inner fear. People actually enjoy spine-tingling thrills and the mild shock of fright. Though they feel distress and anxiety on a conscious level, they unconsciously indulge in the titillation of the uncanny. An early sense of the uncanny was encountered in childhood through the mystery of parental sexuality. Our tendency to libidinize fear gives terrorism a certain uncanniness, along with an added jolt of menace and power. (Another version of the uncanny is at play in the zombie craze now infecting popular culture.)

The events of 9/11 released repressed instincts of rage in the psyche of many people. Conspiracy theorists often feel rage against the government. They also tend to scorn people who challenge their beliefs. Out of a sense of helplessness, people can be quick to feel rage toward others. Anger and rage can feel like power. When children feel helpless or forced to submit to parental authority, they can erupt into temper tantrums and rage toward parents. The government is a pseudo-parent. Some people, particularly those on the Right wing, can feel rage toward the government for allegedly being too powerful and controlling. On the Left Wing, the rage can be directed toward "all-powerful" corporations.

It's possible to go still deeper in this search for psychological understanding of the hidden appeal of the conspiracy position. We're all born with considerable self-centeredness. All we know as infants are the sensations of our own existence. It can feel as if everything we see around us is just an extension of us. Classical psychoanalysis says we are born with a primitive megalomania along with a sense of omnipotence. The baby's impression is, "Whatever happens is what I myself wished for." These irrational impressions linger in the psyche of many of us, accounting for much of the egotism and narcissism that exists in the world. Under this unconscious influence, people can project great (even absolute) power on to some faceless entity.

A male child tends to experience his father as a powerful competitor for mother's affections. A few years later, the boy has begun to identify with the father, and projects a sense of absolute power on to the father-figure. As adults, people can easily enough project lingering infantile megalomania on to some allegedly all-powerful entity, particularly when the entity is a father-figure such as the U.S. government. This projection can interpret the entity as either a benevolent or a malicious force, depending on other aspects of the individual's psychology. A nationalist or patriot, for instance, can identify with the government as a powerful, benevolent force.

Conspiracy adherents are engaged in a modern, secular version of the bygone devil fixation: the individual projects lingering megalomania and his unrecognized dark side on to an imagined sinister entity while cultivating, through unresolved inner fear, a feeling of being at the mercy of that entity.

A person's tendency to project malice on to others or on to some entity is also influenced by inner dynamics involving the inner critic or superego. In our psyche, we tend to be on the receiving end of malice (criticism, harassment, and mockery) from our inner critic. When we're unaware of this inner dynamic, we can't locate where the sense of oppression or malice is coming from, and we end up identifying false sources.

Our intelligence is much better equipped to discern truth and reality when we become more conscious of psychological dynamics. Now our intelligence weighs the evidence more astutely. Isn't it evident that no government or private entity in the United States could remain undetected after killing thousands of Americans by flying four airliners into skyscrapers and the headquarters of the world's most powerful military force? To do so, such an entity would have to be both evil and all-powerful. Fortunately, there is no such thing on the face of the Earth.

comment by Rob Kall

Over the years OEN has published thousands of articles on 911.   Almost all have questioned the official 911 Report. Every editor at Opednews believes that report was anywhere from flawed and incomplete to a major cover-up. So we have, at Opednews, covered the questions over and over again, until we reached a point where we set some rules that we would only publish new perspectives. 

THIS article offers a new perspective, putting the psychological dynamics of conspiracy theory, in general, under a microscope. 

There are all kinds of conspiracy theories. Some, like the JFK assassination,  are now accepted as truth by a majority of the population. In many nations, the majority of people see the 911 theory that the government or others of power were involved as truth. Here in the US, about 40-45% do.


Actually, because I personally believe that there are major problems with the official narratives of 911 and because I believe there are plenty of events that have proven not to be conspiracy theories   ( assassinations of JFK, RFK, Martin Luther King, and others; the Lusitania, The Maine, the Gulf of Tonkin and USS Liberty attacks)   I wish the author would have written this article focusing on some of the far out conspiracy theories. 

There are a plethora of new theories emerging almost every week-- and some of these are woefully unsupported. Then there are other conspiracy theories that are, at least for me and most people, very problematic-- like the idea that ALL vaccines are dangerous and come from malignant sources with malignant intentions, that there are evil intentions behind HAARP or Chemtrails or that every new mass shooting was a false flag by the US government, to take away second amendment rights.  Then there are the  right wing conspiracy theories . These are the ones that have 44% of Republicans ready to engage in violent rebellion to preserve their rights. 

This article offers an interesting and potentially useful take on the psychodynamics involved in people embracing the wildest theories. If you take out 911, and apply it to the wilder claims, this is not crazy, not accusing people of being crazy. It says, " Our intelligence is much better equipped to discern truth and reality when we become more conscious of psychological dynamics."

I think there is truth in that statement for all of us. 
Rob Kall

 

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A lot of people were very suspicious from the star... by Richard Pietrasz on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 3:44:48 PM
I read your blog entry 5 years ago, liked it then ... by Maxwell on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:29:36 PM
The reaction to this article is beautiful to behol... by J. Edward Tremlett on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:00:49 AM
  I'm just amazed how you can't see it. Some ... by Bob Gormley on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9:59:47 AM
I'm sure you do, Bob. Truth be told, I actually DO... by J. Edward Tremlett on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 6:31:24 PM
"the critique hit too close to home. "No.  I ... by Joe Giambrone on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 12:47:14 PM
The last time you and I got into it, Joe, you were... by J. Edward Tremlett on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:37:42 PM
To be fair, some may well argue  refusal to f... by Maxwell on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 2:32:34 PM
And you should surely see that this means that may... by J. Edward Tremlett on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 4:37:30 PM
We're predictably seeing the same arguments hashed... by Maxwell on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 8:09:35 PM
"And now please refute these points, and provide s... by J. Edward Tremlett on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 9:40:13 PM
Just don't accuse me of wasting your time again.... by Maxwell on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7:16:11 AM
Those questions WERE a waste of my time, Maxwell. ... by J. Edward Tremlett on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 5:18:58 PM
Nothing I've said is remotely as ludicrous as cons... by Maxwell on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:21:03 PM
"the sheer unlikelihood of suicide hijackers launc... by J. Edward Tremlett on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 10:08:57 PM
Your view seems hopelessly narrow and chock full o... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:31:59 PM
Concerned about your claim of being a psychotherap... by Kim Cassidy on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:48:44 PM
Another brainless psychobabbler more obsessed with... by Joe Giambrone on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 12:37:30 PM
The skeptic examines the evidence.... by Joe Giambrone on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:22:42 PM
I support Senator Graham's call for more investiga... by Natalie Oberman on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 8:44:44 PM
You're saying that if we duly consider psychologic... by Maxwell on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 2:22:01 PM
The last was gun control (you being pro-gun contro... by MadAngel on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 2:43:01 PM
I'd like to see a psychological analysis of how it... by Maxwell on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3:06:37 PM
To those who scold Rob for publishing this article... by Maxwell on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 7:15:39 PM
What happened to the other 114 comments? Were they... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 8:47:03 PM
What is going on here? This does not make sense.... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 8:51:41 PM
I'm certainly seeing as many as I can read in one ... by Maxwell on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 9:12:07 PM
There were only 44 being displayed.... by Kim Cassidy on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 10:24:00 PM
Rebut what? This article did not rebut a single fa... by Will R. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:30:04 AM
My concern with these types of pissing matches kee... by Burl Hall on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 5:15:54 AM
The comment I posted Friday has disappeared. ... by Alan 8 on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 9:32:15 AM