posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:14 AM
One of these days I'm going to finally write a post about this, but I feel compelled to chime in on this topic because it hits on the same ideas that
have been swirling around in my mind for a while.
I am of the opinion that every government, regardless of the country, does nothing without some self-serving reason. Some governments are more blatant
about it than others, but deep down I am certain that no piece of legislation, no law, nothing is done without some form of profit for those who are
responsible. That profit can come in many forms: votes, money, an IOU of some kind, legal leverage, and so on.
With that in mind, consider some of the things that the US government does that seem like acts of goodwill. One that comes to mind for me is the
occasional "Tax Stimulus" checks that are sent out to the citizens in order to help them out and give the economy a little pick-me-up. On the
surface it might appear to be completely self-less, and a great way to help people out. But I'd be willing to bet that their primary motivation is to
do it to boost ratings and garner votes for the next election, and the fact that it helps people is just a bonus.
For me personally, when I hear about new developments in the government, I always ask myself, "Why are they doing that?" Because I am confident that
the sweet sounding legislation is just a smokescreen to distract us from the behind the scenes handshakes, deals, and other profiteering that takes
As far as the question about how so many people could be involved, that is something I too have often wondered about. I honestly can't give a good,
definitive response. But I have thought of an explanation that makes some sense to me, and it involves three pieces: the innocent bystander, the
ignorant citizen, and the bastards who know what is going on.
The innocent bystander is, for example, an employee who takes part in, oh, how about some sort of scientific research? Maybe this person is involved
with finding a safe chemical compound which could be used to reduce blood pressure without any serious side effects. In the process of doing their
research and due diligence, they happen upon some interesting results - one of their test groups, the first to trial an inhaled form of the chemical,
is stricken with a side effect which causes them to suffer severe headaches which are so intense that they literally cannot function until the ill
effects wear off. Obviously the company sees that that trial went poorly and goes in a different direction. However, somehow word of this
incapacitating compound reaches certain ears within the government, and they somehow manage to obtain a small amount of it.
My point is that I believe that they, the government, use the work and effort of those who mean well, but they use it for their own less innocent
agenda. So the innocent bystander is completely unaware that their energy may have been used for something hurtful and, possibly, sinister.
The ignorant citizen is, well, an ignorant person who is just living their life. They trust that the government and corporations have our (peasants
like you and me) best interests in mind. Rather than "digging a little deeper", they take everything they hear, read, and see at face value. It is
these people who make all of the hidden agendas, questionable motives, and other bologna possible because they don't know what is really going on,
they don't care what is really going on, and because the media (a.k.a. the only way to get good, trustworthy information) tells them what to
And lastly are the folks who are well aware of what is going on. I don't know how they are kept quiet, but I'd love to find out how they are
suppressed. Maybe the government has actually managed to whittle down this crowd to a small enough bunch that they can buy their silence with money,
material possessions, and other wealth. Who knows? But there must be people who do know the truth, who are faced with moral dilemmas, and who are
afraid that if they go public, they'll be hung out to dry in a way that scares the living daylights out of them. So they are forced to keep quiet.
Maybe I am way off base, but I too find it hard to believe that there are millions of people who are in the know on the more sinister things our
governments do in places which are inaccessible by the public. So this is how I've come to explain it in my mind. I hope was able to convey those
thoughts in a way that made some sense.