Delicate Truths

October 2, 2008

We are all guilty of dereliction of the basic duties of citizenry. 

The War on Terrorism has consumed the modern age.  It is a war without boundaries, limitations, ethical considerations and a war that may be fought in perpetuity.  It is a war in which we have given blind faith to our government, to act ceaselessly, without question, so that we may feel secure in our own homes.  

Like most people, I do not put much faith in our government.  They exist because without their existence there would be chaos, but the illusion of security they provide is not reason in itself to unabashedly trust their actions.  

Like most people I believe we will never know the full story behind 9/11.  We know the highlights, we think we know who to blame (sadly more than a 1/3 of this country still believes Iraq had something to do with it.)  But people somewhere, within our government are lying, still actively trying to cover-up small details that threaten to unravel the web of deceit… 

PBS is due to release a documentary called ” The Shadow Factory,” in a matter of days.  It’s uniquely topical in our neo-fascist state by elaborating on the eavesdropping techniques of the national security agency.  What is uniquely interesting about this documentary is that the FBI prevented two active agents from explaining to James Bamford, the documentarian, how the CIA deliberately withheld information from the FBI prior to the 9/11 attacks.  

It is well known that the ball was dropped somewhere within our government and that many individuals deserve to be reprimanded for dereliction of duty, yet none have been punished.  Instead the government continues to actively conceal the truths through intimidation and coercion.  

It is a frighteningly fascist path… their plan is… “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” 

It’s analogous to the recession.  For months as our economy suffered through a recession our government refused to call it a recession, believing that they could spin it… it’s now “a crisis that could lead to a long and protracted recession” to quote the President.  The government’s function is to continually lie about basic circumstance… to provide the illusion of security.  It’s not a conspiracy theory because we are all complicit… we believe the big lies. 


“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” – Adolf Hitler