posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:30 AM
Originally posted by Regenmacher
reply to post by Fractured.Facade
I believe in honesty is the best policy, unless your a criminal. An empowered society is best served by truth, whereas deception has serious
consequences and blowback potential. These radiological cover ups have no place in building a better civilization. Cover ups do not teach the people
how to be self sufficient and do not let them develop adequate coping skills for future events.
I would want to be told if I am being exposed to radiation and the probabilities of a meltdown occurring in my region.
edit on 13-3-2011 by Regenmacher because: (no reason given)
I agree. By keeping the reality under lock and key you'r
ensuring that the public is not aware of the real problems and thus when the government legislates the people will not be able to make the right
choices. How can they make the right choices when they're shielded from the truth?
It also means that IF the truth eventually comes out, the people will lose trust in the government.
And that's the blowback. The government has incentive to continue to lie.
It leads to this:
a) The government shields the public from the truth to prevent panic and disorder from spreading
b) How can people make the right choices if they're shielded from the truth.
c) If the truth is eventually told, the people lose trust in the government.
d) The government has incentive to continue to lie to maintain trust
a -> b -> c -> d -> b...
The result will be a public that is increasingly uninformed about reality.
The question is what does an uninformed public lead to?
The reality is probably some combination. Reality rarely behaves like it does on paper. So what we have is probably a mixture of disclosure and lying
and honesty, not an either/or situation.
Put in other words... we have incentive to lie on a daily basis just as individuals. The incentive is you get something for nothing. But we don't lie
every time we deal with others. So even though I can say there's an incentive for government to continue to lie, the reality is that it won't always
It's slippery slope thinking that leads to either/or. Desire does not equal intent.
edit on 13-3-2011 by jonnywhite because: (no reason