Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Can government keep a secret?

Time for a little something different.

It's often said by those who scoff at conspiracy theories that one or the other major cover-up couldn't have happened because it would be too big a secret to be kept by and among frail humans. There would be a leak, etc.

1. Well, there are leaks. You can find these in many places, even intentional leaks, but so what? People go right along with their lives, figuring there was some good reason for having heard something unsettling. That they won't be affected. So things die down. Any smart conspirator has already thought all of this out. They know they can accept a few slip-ups and they have damage control techniques in place. One way to manage loose tongues or pens, among many, is a discrediting campaign for the offender; hardly anyone is inexpendable... Someone give me a recent example. On the other hand, right now in the major media, something called the New World Order is being admitted, sometimes with psychosemantic high-subtlety and sometimes with righteous directness.

2. Well, they can keep secrets. Just one example was the Manhattan Project. But did you know that the banking crisis was planned? If you do some googling, you'll find there were people who knew it was coming and was exactly manipulated. Those from whom it was kept a secret were you and me. Others were warning about it, but we weren't listening or weren't hearing. It was as good as secret to us. Now one good deterrent to divulgence is threat of death or loss of employment...

3. But another thing to consider: The burdensome "energy" of secret knowledge can be dispelled through speaking around the issues. When an official spokesperson is thrown to public or media scrutiny -- and I mean one to whom the secrets in question are vouchsafed -- he or she gets a chance, and the conspirators get the same chance by proxy, to "play with" the truth without revealing it. To engage it in apparent honesty (if they're good actors) and even to create new "truth" on the spot -- in other words, to mythologize or deceive. To spin. In this way, suspicion is addressed yet secrets are contained. The fact that some get too euphoric in their play, well...? That'll probably qualify them for anything from mild rebuke, to public apology, to the of course unfortunate accident from some 50-story window.

Just a little something different.

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