reply to post by jimmyx
I will address your last point first. The idea that “aliens” are here…it’s absurd.
My point, from the beginning, was the panic didn’t happen. It MAY have, it MAY NOT have. The way they went about things…we didn’t find out.
They made the right call.
People think we have this right to know everything…sorry, but we don’t.
I don’t know this has anything to do with being “scared of your own shadow.” We elect these people not only to represent us, but we also elect
them because we trust their judgment, their wisdom. We are saying, “Here are the keys to our safety.” It is the job of the federal government to
“provide for the common defense.” That does not only refer to other nations, it also may at times mean protecting us from ourselves. You may be a
parent, so you would know exactly what I mean. (I am not suggesting the Federal Government should act solely like they are parents to us)
You also think the vast majority of people are adults…by and large society is not filled with adults. Flip on the TV and you will see the “vast
majority” of things out there are geared towards an 8th grade or lower education, but they are viewed by adults. No, most people are not adults.
If anything, what makes people scared of their own shadow…is the ridiculous rumors and countless conspiracies. Alex Jones and Michael Moore (I am
not saying your are a fan if you are not) are nothing more than bloggers at their roots. Through selling snake oil to people, they have gotten
followings and made INCREDIBLE amounts of money. But that is never looked at as reason for what they do. They are these altruist men who have
nothing more than our best interests at heart…..it couldn’t be more laughable.
Watergate wasn’t able to be kept a secret and there were very few people involved. However, somehow, someway, people are so ready to believe there
is this huge network of the elite who can covertly plan and perfectly execute all the evils in the world. It is not reasonable. If it wasn’t Bush,
because he is this said idiot, then it was Cheney. If it wasn’t them, then it was a certain but unknown master at work…Like I said before, it is
too convenient a way out. Like the child who, trying to escape blame, points to his classmate and quickly blames him for stealing something.
It’s people forcing blame where it doesn’t belong or fabricating ideas that fit an anti-government agenda. So, no, I don’t think many people
are very adult about it or life in general at all. Age has no meaning.