Continuing on with my argument.
Coinciding with my arguments in my opening post I believe it is clear that this supposed ‘book of secret’s’ has been systematically inserted
into popular culture through cinema. The fact that National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
revolves around this supposed object, diminishes the
plausibility of it’s legitimate existence. Let’s hypothesize for a second; why would a movie revolving around such a secret and powerful item be
allowed to operate in mainstream media?
The answer? It is because no such object exists, Walt Disney have simply used a very vague conspiracy theory and manipulated it into cinema. It is
certain that the ‘book of secret’s’ has garnered so much attention in recent years due to the movie. Of course i would not slam down the
possibility of a legitimate investigation type movie based on the mythical ‘book of secret’s’ if it were at least distributed by a company other
than Walt Disney. To illustrate my point, let’s examine some of the titles Walt Disney has distributed in year’s prior and post the release of
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
-Your Friend the Rat
-High School Musical 2
-The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
-The Chronicles of Narnia
-The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert
-Hannah Montana: The Movie
Need I go on?
My point is not to trash Walt Disney as I have been a fan of some of their productions, such as the 3D animation Wall-E, but it is to diminish it’s
stance as a company which pushes forth fictional and serious material. It is the movie that has pushed forth this falsified theory to and end where it
has somehow managed to lose the credibility it never had. If there is indeed a ‘book of secret’s’ which only the President can see than it would
certainly not be:
Known throughout the public to be in existence
Allowed to be popularized through cinema
Moving aside from the myth of the ‘book of secret’s’ that has been perpetuated through cinema, I will demonstrate the illogical supposed
‘history’ of its existence.
As the legend goes, each President, upon receiving and reading the book hides it in his personal private location which he believes to be most
suitable. Again, we are exploring the falsified stories that have been pushed through popular conspiracy theory, but this relates to what i have
stated in my opening post. How secure is this really? If such secret information would be stored in such a secret location, what are the chances of it
getting lost? Not high, unless of course the only one to know where it is, dies.
Let’s take James A. Garfield as an example, who was the 20th POTUS. Upon his assassination by Charles Guiteau in 1881 the knowledge of the hiding
place of the book would surely have died with him since ONLY the President is meant to know of it’s location. Further, according to the legend, the
creation of the book commenced before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. So back to the argument:
*Let’s say that the ‘book of secret’s’ was real, did in fact exist before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and only Lincoln knew of it’s
location before he was killed. The book SHOULD have been lost in 1865 and therefore there is no way it could be in existence today and could have the
power to ‘change the world’.
*In looking at the above point, it becomes a matter of logic to conclude that the book never existed at all, and if it did, it surely held no
‘secret’s’ that would be relevant to today.
I really have nothing more to add to my argument at this stage, so in surmise. It would be a fundamental failure of the government of the United
States to allow for the existence of such an item which supposedly contains such vital information. Therefore it is illogical to conclude that the
book really exists, because even if it did at one stage, it would by now have been destroyed, lost, or forgotten.
I would like my opponent to answer the 3 questions in my opening statement:
Socratic Question #1:
Would you, dizziedame, be comfortable with the existence of such a ‘book of secret’s’, knowing that it’s mere
physical existence would, however unlikely, be an item that could be stolen by an opposing faction which seeks information for use against the
government of the United States?
Socratic Question #2:
Knowing the advanced level of information technology in use today, would there not be a more secure mean’s of storing
such valuable information that has supposedly been passed on from President to President than a book?
Socratic Question #3:
Taking into account the personal lives of the President’s who have supposedly written the secrets of their government
and their own lives in this book, how reliable do you think the information held inside could possibly be? Surely you would not take bias information
as fact without at least questioning it; you don’t need to go far to see George W. Bush’s alcoholic past which may very well have had after
effects during his presidency.
Also, adding one more here that is a surmise of the argument in this post:
Socratic Question #4:
To what extent do you think the movie (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) has perpetuated and fueled the legend and do
you think that it in any way subtracts from the legitimacy of its existence?