Introduction to the serial essay “Why Do Good People Become Silent — or Worse — About 9/11?” by Frances Shure
Most of us were traumatized by watching the events of 9/11 — by watching the horrifying destruction of the Twin Towers, knowing there were thousands of our fellow human beings being killed in that moment, only to be followed by a commercial airliner crashing into the Pentagon. And a few days later, as though delivering a one-two punch, anthrax powder was sent in the mail to select journalists and congresspersons. Our world was being turned upside down. America was not the safe haven we had believed.
Some of us were again deeply shaken when we discovered evidence suggesting that 9/11 might be a false flag operation — that these attacks may have been allowed or orchestrated by elements from within our country, not an attack by foreigners who hate our values. Now our world was crumbling.
As I talked about this evidence, I encountered a deep resistance in many people. Seeking to understand these reactions from the perspective of my background in psychology became the backbone of this serial essay.
Frances Shure is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is now retired from her private practice and work as an adjunct instructor at Naropa University at Boulder, Colorado. She holds a B.S. (specializing in biology) and an M.Ed. (specializing in vocational rehabilitation counseling) from the University of Texas, and an M.A. (specializing in community agency counseling) from the University of Colorado.
In her 20 years as a psychotherapist, she focused on "depth psychology," which involves both the psychodynamic and transpersonal aspects of psychological healing.
Shure co-founded Colorado 9/11 Truth in 2004 and is a member of the 9/11 Consensus Panel as well as the Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth. Shure has brought her expertise to the study of 9/11 by authoring the groundbreaking series,
"Why Do Good People Become Silent—Or Worse—About 9/11?"
Rumsfeld on the morning of 9/11, prior to the attacks: "let me tell you, I've been around the block a few times," he told Representative Cox. "There will be another event." When did Cheney enter the PEOC beneath the White House? Why did the Secret Service leave President Bush exposed and vulnerable in the classroom at Emma Booker Elementary for more than 10 minutes after they knew we were under attack?