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Fearful Thinking
July 16th, 2009 by Syd Walker

We’ve all heard of  ‘wishful thinking‘ – the very human tendency to believe what we’d like to be true. Wishful think has been around a long time.

More recently, eminent theologian and 9-11 sceptic David Ray Griffin has coined the term  ‘fearful thinking‘.

He believes it’s key to understanding what prevents otherwise rational people from recognizing the obvious about 9-11.

As Griffin describes it, fearful thinking is when “you won’t believe what you actually fear to be the truth”. Ironically, the more common expression for this phenomenon is to be in a state of ‘denial’.

Professor Griffin, a scholar whose academic career has delved deeply into the intriguing field of ‘Process Theology’, has performed an enormous service to the world by devoting himself almost full-time, since 2003, to the ‘9-11 Truth Movement’. It can’t be fun for a man with his sights on the higher planes of human existence to spend years analyzing the cesspits of murder and deceit.

David Ray Griffin

David Ray Griffin: A clear voice of reason on 9-11

Since 2003, his output of books about 9-11 has been prolific (and he’s even managed two remarkable new books about philosophy in his spare time!).

Griffin is a calm, reasoned voice in a debate that easily gets over-heated. He’s hard to discredit and sideline. Because Griffin is so hard to knock over, the main reaction of the mainstream media has been to ignore him.

David Ray Griffin plays an admirable role as a unifying figure in the 9-11 Truth Movement. He directs his critique, diplomatically, against ‘The American Empire’. In my opinion, he understates the role of Zionists in the atrocity and subsequent cover-up.

Like a true religious man, he’s charitable to detractors. In the video above, Griffin gives Noam Chomsky the benefit of the doubt over the latter’s dissembling nonsense about 9-11.

The rest of us don’t need to be so quite so kind. Noam Chomsky is highly suspect. His bizarre and irrational approach to facts about the Kennedy Assassination has long been suspicious. His analysis of  Israeli-American relations, over the years, has been selective and misleading. Now 9-11…


Noam Chomsky: Bernie Madoff of the left-wing intelligentsia?

If Noam Chomsky isn’t a Zionist mole, he does a convincing imitation of the role.

An increasingly popular term for people like Chomsky is ‘left gatekeeper’.

The job appears to be misleading the politically progressive masses over a small number of topics crucial to Israel’s survival. Beyond those few topics, Chomsky is a hard-working and often insightful author, who’s done fine work for many progressive causes over many decades.

But Chomsky’s blind spots and occasional lies necessarily impair his overall credibility. Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus

Likewise, I view Alexander Cockburn and George Monbiot with deep suspicion since their well-publicized comments about 9-11 (and in Cockburn’s case, on the Kennedy assassination also). When they’ve written about 9-11, it’s been to waffle and dissemble. Like Chomsky, they avoid strong arguments that damn the official version of events and parody the Truth Movement’s more flaky side. That’s intellectual dishonesty. It’s also covering for mass murderers.

As Griffin says, most people don’t like to think about evil on a vast and well-orchestrated scale.

It’s just too fearful to think about.


See also The Shame of Noam Chomsky & left gatekeepers by Canadian journalist Barry Zwicker.

9 Responses  
  • Ron Hall writes:
    July 17th, 20096:33 amat

    You can add Greg Palast to the list of left-gatekeepers as well. His outspoken support for the “official 9/11” culprits plants him into the same company.

  • A. Patriot writes:
    July 17th, 20097:02 amat

    David Ray Griffin is a true patriot in every sense of the word, and his work to get the truth out about the scum and villainy that is in charge of the world. In particular, U.S., Britain, and Israel, who all conspired and carried out the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the 7/7 London Train Bombings, and these two most recent ‘false flag’ ops, were done to achieve a particular political goal: “to steal and loot the OIL and GAS resources in Iraq and Afghanistan, and soon, Iran”

    Griffin’s work is immeasurably important, as are a number of active, vociferous, and effective speakers such as Niels Harrit, Steven Gage, and Architect Richard Gage, as well as Mr. Kevin Ryan, and Mr. Rodriguez, the building maintenance person in the WTC towers that day who is an eye and ear witness to HIGH TREASON.

    It’s an honor to be a part of such a movement

    By he way, Noam Chomsky should not be pictured on this page without a Preparation ‘H’ advert next to his denying, protect his own zionist tribe, face.

  • robertsgt40 writes:
    July 17th, 20097:20 amat

    Right on target. I don’t know who I’m more angry with..theperps or those thatstick their head in the sand. You don’t have to be that intuitive to grasp what’s going on. I have a brother and several friends that refuse to look at any evidence. I ask them about bldg 7..what bldg 7? I think at the heart of all this is people’s faith. Ibelieve you put faith in God, not man. A casual reading of the Bible(especially the Gospel) is a good start. People are going to be in for a rude awakening..and soon. I think their motto is “ignorance is bliss”. No one wants to believe their govt could be so evil. When they confront thepossibilty of this they short out and shut down any further thought. They’ve reached their pain threshold

  • Ken Hulet writes:
    July 17th, 200911:23 amat

    Very nice. I am in total agreement. There is NO ISSUE bigger than 911 Truth! Thank you David Ray Griffin!

  • medicis writes:
    July 17th, 200911:40 amat

    In addition, Monbiot is a rabid supporter of the new world order and web censorship. Not a nice person at all.

  • Truth Movement America writes:
    July 17th, 20095:06 pmat

    Indeed, “Denial” is the infectious dis-ease that swept the country years ago. Whose immune system is strong enough to avert it’s effects?

  • Jack writes:
    July 17th, 20096:49 pmat
  • nota writes:
    July 17th, 20098:21 pmat

    “I view Alexander Cockburn and George Monbiot with deep suspicion since their well-publicized comments about 9-11 (and in Cockburn’s case, on the Kennedy assassination also).”

    Recently I was reminded of the Monbiot and Cockburn rants by the one by TalkingPointsMemo against people who do not believe in global warming:–Shouldnt-we-start-punishing-them-now

    What struck me was his really-going-over-the-top, just like Monbiot and Cockburn did about 911. Monbiot of course is these days going after the GW deniers as well. Haven’t really followed up on Cockburn but I am sure which side he will be on…. 😉

    But he’s not the only one. Take these two Nobel Prize winners, for example: Al Gore has called GW deniers Nazis (, Paul Krugman has called it treason (

  • mark hope writes:
    June 25th, 20102:00 pmat


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