Perhaps the most difficult aspect of recent postings here is an attitude that I regard a “studied ignorance.” Mindsets are like prisons, and the bricks and bars are held in place by egos. The cell is a secure environment.
There is a Catch 22 involved here too: When told of the massive scam that has been perpetrated on the American people (the rest of the world is far less fooled), the automatic response is “no one could keep a secret like that.” But people on the inside looking out can and do keep secrets, as they and their loved ones’ lives are at stake. As was made very clear to people who immediately knew what was up, via the anthrax scare, the game is real and deadly, the people behind it cold-blooded murderers.
But the mass of easily uncovered evidence of that day was bound to make its way public. Most of it is hidden in plain sight. Supposed hijackers were still alive, flight manifestos for the two flights that actually took off had no Arab names. The video of two hijackers allegedly making their way to Boston was not date and time-stamped. There was no identifiable wreckage anywhere to be found. Aluminum wings that cut through steel in New York bent backwards and were sucked into the round hole in the Pentagon. One of the alleged hijackers packed his last will and testament in his luggage that he intended to take with him on a doomed flight. The “plane” that hit the Pentagon evaporated, but corpses survived. Not one toilet, computer screen, printer or telephone survived the Ground Zero inferno, but a hijacker’s photo passport did.
This is all insane, of course. What sort of person believes all of this nonsense? Only prisoners sealed tight in their egos.
But the Catch 22 is this: All of the above and much, much more evidence has come out, and yet the prisoners will not go near it. The reason? It’s a “conspiracy theory.” This is perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the American indoctrinary system that I have encountered. The word “conspiracy” has been sheepdipped, and all real world intrigue surrounding it removed. What is left is only fantasy. If it is a conspiracy theory, it is false.
Simple fact: Powerful people, even regular people, engage in secret activity. In an oligarchy where politicians receive private bribes to stay in office it is more the norm than exception. By definition money carries with it a hidden agenda, so that most business and affairs of governments are done in secret. How then to protect information that inevitably becomes public knowledge? Merely scare people away. The weapon that frightens the prisoners is ridicule. For the journalist (or any public person) it spells end of career. For anyone else, it is mere disdain of peers.
It is indeed fascinating to watch as Sir Isaac Newton is set aside, easily seen video forgeries are accepted as real, and a plot so farcical as to be part of the movie Airplane is treated with utter stone-faced seriousness.
If you are a prisoner, if I speak from the outside looking in, the most important key to this whole puzzle of the human psyche: Your cell is not even locked. You are free to go. It’s a big scary world out there, and nothing comes easily, especially “truth” or even information. Insecurity is the norm. We never know who to trust out here. It’s a damned hard row to hoe. It takes chops to live outside that cell. The question is, do you have it in you? Do ya, punks?