1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Not exactly a "former believer", however Adam Taylor, who has written a lot for the 9/11 Truth Movement is withdrawing from the movement, and closing his blog:

    http://adamtaylor42.blogspot.com/2017/09/why-10-years-at-least-for-me-is-enough.html


    Interesting is his account of how he kicked the habit:


    I think this kind of conspiracy fatigue is a way of exiting the rabbit hole for many people. While they don't give up their conspiracy beliefs, the lack of progress leaves them disinclined to do anything more about it. They don't need to watch conspiracy videos every day. They take a break, and when they return they see the movement a little more for what it really is - a stagnant mess of suspicion and contradiction - generally well-meaning, but directionless and error-prone.
     
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  2. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    I think the same could be said for some "debunker movements" or maybe "anti-truther groups" rather, would be a better term. Total obsession with any topic is not only not healthy, but I think people lose their clarity of mind, lose perspective.

    I'm not talking about general debunkers, but rather those who obsess with one particular topic only.
     
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  3. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Good job I branched out from chemtrails :)

    You see debunker fatigue too. I nearly gave up, and I've lost interest several times on some topics (like my model building). Here's 9/11 debunker Mark Roberts who pretty much gave up in 2008.
    https://sites.google.com/site/wtc7lies/
     
  4. DasKleineTeilchen

    DasKleineTeilchen New Member

    I have a pretty esoteric background (went with my mother as a child to poona, was a sanyasin and in a end-of-the-world-group around a nutty "enlightend" guy in 1999) and was a 9/11-"believer", too. a pretty hardcore one, but after a online-discussion in 2014 with somebody patient enough to tear apart my "arguments" inna kinda pragmatic and honest way (most like mick ;)), in particularly about WTC7, I started to *really* read the "other" side and reflecting my motivation, why I was beliving in this CT-nonsense...well; the digging back out of the rabbit-hole wasnt easy but absolutly worth it. your kind are so much needed, mick. thank you so much for your effort and this wonderfull blog, which I follow now for almost a year and cant get enough of it. thank you so much again for all of this. same applies to deirdre, too.

    (if my grammar sounds a bit odd/off, english isnt my first language)
     
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