posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 08:09 PM
I don't know about you... but I'm tired of watching endless conspiracy theory documentary after endless conspiracy theory documentary about how many
Americans don't know the truth, or, they don't understand. And, I'm also tired of watching all of these intellectuals always saying that people
don't know what really is going on.
I think most people in America do in fact know the truth. They know that our world is filled with problems. Allow me to present to you a not-so
radical hypothesis. I think that the truth has been vastly sensationalized. Hollywood elitists have let the truth be known to mass sectors of the
population via the movie industry and they've made the truth seem like entertainment.
I think it's fine to have entertainment. That's part of what a free society has. Entertainment, however blurs the line between fantasy and reality
and opens up more what-if questions. It's all fine when it's done ethically. It's not a problem with capitalism. I don't think capitalism is at
fault here. I think that the people who write these scripts about the CIA chasing bad guys, and, how the bad guy ends up actually being a good guy
wishing to expose what the government did... like with the Bourne films- they all make it seem so fantastic, and it's so out there.
They have these films like Mr. and Ms. Smith- where it portrays a real situation where ex-CIA agents or ex intelligence agents are operating within
the confines of the business worlds and former CIA agents are paid for their business. This actually happens in reality. But rather than show all
the ethics violations and all of the implications and what it means- they make it out to be like it's just one big game- where you either lose big,
or you win big, and it's all done innocently.
They have films like Avatar- another truth as entertainment film. In the film the Avatar people relate to it because it's like the military invasion
of Iraq in 2003, or, it's like any other anti-colonialism film out there. What this film does- is it gets people excited about future technology.
So rather than the film bringing up questions about how negative imperialism is- well there was part of that, the main character fell in love with a
women from the indigenous population... and it showed the effects of the invasion on the native land. Rather than doing that- what's left in most
people's minds, is the question about what invasions of other planets in the future will be like? The truth once again is lost as entertainment.
There are also films like the National Treasurer, the Davinci Code, W, and Angels and Demons. In Angels and Demons- which I haven't seen yet, the
illuminati is portrayed as a group of enlightened men rising up against the church, which they were oppressing before. It is the Illuminati that are
the good guys. It is true that the church has opposed scientific advancement in the past... but this film makes it seem like the illuminati was
working for the betterment of everyone- which it may have been, but that's not what most people would say about it.
In the National Treasurer- the whole movie is about stealing the declaration of independence- and it has a back story of the freemasons and the
knights of templar. And all their real aim- is just to get gold. Freemasons were involved with the making of the constitution. That is true. But
who would believe that after watching a movie like the National Treasure? It makes the truth look like a whole joke.
I won't even get into the Davinci Code. But, I think I've made my point. People know the truth. The problem is- my hypothesis is- that the truth
has been oversensationalized. Lots of people know that the government is corrupt. They know that politicians are liars. If you talk to someone you
can get a pretty good conversation about how corrupt Washington is.
I think political talk shows do have some influence on this. But I think most of the blame can be placed on the entertainment industry- which- can in
my mind isn't all evil. But, I wouldn't say that's the real issue here.
Everyone seems to agree that our government isn't that perfect. The problem is- that they have been conditioned not to see the truth, again, I'm
not blaming capitalism with this thread that's not my intent... I just want to propose a new hypothesis here to counter the idea that people don't
know the truth. I just think that people can't see the truth because they've been conditioned to see anything truth-oriented as fantasy, and, hence
they would tend to discard it, or they believe in an over-sensationalized version of reality.
[edit on 25-3-2010 by Frankidealist35]
[edit on 25-3-2010 by Frankidealist35]