We returned to our familiar haunt of the Wellington Railway Station underground. There were three of us with DVDs, flyers and the multitude of signs that were stretched along the walkways. We had an unfortunate musical accompaniment, a very loud saxophonist, who was there the entire time. I think that encouraged people to speed through the passageways as quickly as possible, unlike the dulcet tones of the violinist who was our unplanned accompanist late last year.
It took about a half an hour to distribute our 100 copies of the latest AE911Truth DVD, “Experts Speak Out”, after which we distributed older compilation DVDs. We lost count, but we passed out well over 200 DVDs and flyers. Many passers-by told us that they already had DVDs we had given them, but unfortunately these people seldom stop to talk about their reactions.
We had the usual mix of reactions, with some people uttering disparaging remarks while lacking the courage to stop and discuss their views. One of our members had a lengthy conversation with two young men who had done extensive research in a effort to bolster their quasi-religious belief in the official conspiracy theory. Cognitive dissonance was oozing from their pores while they held fast to their convictions.
The people who don’t take DVDs fall into five groups of people who:
1. have already taken DVDs;
2. look at us and say, “no, thanks”;
3. are in their own little worlds, taking no note of their surroundings;
4. studiously ignore us, staring intently ahead;
5. react negatively. This is by far the smallest group.
We detected that the people in group 5 were more surly than in the past. These people, staunch defenders of the Establishment, have heard a lot of news lately that challenges their faith in the powers that shouldn’t be. Mainstream news polls now offer the choice of “the government did it” in their list of choices about the Boston bombings. We are having an effect, however gradual.
Here’s a quote from one of our members:
From my point of view, last evening was a success. I gave away about 50 ESOs to the defence people (none in uniform but some support staff and one or two ‘suits’). One suit laughed at the street signs and another said something derogatory to me.
A sophisticated well dressed woman (a Sue Kedgley look-alike) asked me what we were on about. I gave her an ESO DVD and she exclaimed “Oh I see, its about 9/11 – I know all about that s**t!” I was shocked that such a refined woman would say that ‘word’. She told me that she was an activist opposing the Trans-Pacific-Partnership. She asked me did I know about it. I said that we were also activists and knew all about TPP. She took the DVD and thanked me. Made it all worthwhile. I did not feel up to arguing with the 2 lads who desperately wanted to believe the ‘official’ story. The elder one had studied a lot about 9/11 and corrected me on minute detail.
As I mentioned above, this is the behaviour of someone seeking to support a religious belief, not someone interested in discovering facts.
Till next time!