Many alternative media outlets insist that if only America knew the truth about the shadow government and the machinations of the ruling elite, they would rise up and fix it.
I am a big fan of the truth, aren’t you? I mean what good can come from living a lie?
But can the truth destroy a nation? Would it so traumatize and dishearten us that we would fall apart? For example, if it was proven to be indisputably true that elements of the ruling elite, including some in the government, facilitated the tragedy of 911-what would be the response of Americans?
Arrest those responsible and place safeguards against such a thing ever happening again? Would we fix it? Would we writhe in agony because we had been so deceived? Would we gaze in horror at the wars we fought “against terrorism,” based on a false flag deception? Anger, shock, sadness, disgust, and something akin to national PTSD?
Has anything like that ever happened before? Yes. In 1956 Krushchev gave a speech to the 20th congress of the Communist party. In this speech, he revealed the horrors of the Stalin era.
“At present, we are concerned with a question which has immense importance for the Party now and for the future – with how the cult of the person of Stalin has been gradually growing, the cult which became at a certain specific stage the source of a whole series of exceedingly serious and grave perversions of Party principles…”
He revealed that Lenin had not wanted Stalin to be his successor, and listed many of Stalin’s atrocities, including assassinating loyal party members. The recorder of the speech notes the reactions in the hall: Indignation, commotion, movement, tumult, laughter, applause-but mostly indignation. The speech was meant to be kept secret, but US spymaster James Jesus Angleton got a copy from Israel’s Mossad and beamed it back into Russia, so all the people found out the truth.
This was a national body blow, a trauma, but still, Lenin was held up as a hero and Stalin as the aberration. Then Gorbachev came along with his policy of Glastnost (openness) letting the people know the truth and letting them talk freely. Lenin came to be seen in a clearer light and the people became angry and disheartened. Was everything that gave Russia meaning for the past decades a lie? For what had they been sacrificing, then?
The USSR did not survive this assault by the Truth. Perhaps if it hadn’t come so abruptly, if steam had been allowed to escape gradually, the pressure cooker would not have exploded. People have to have something to believe in.
A similar malaise hit America during and after the Vietnam War. The war had started on a lie, it had violated many values Americans hold dear, it had been exposed as an immoral, savage boondoggle. Then the lid was lifted on Nixon’s septic tank and then the Iran-Contra scandal was exposed. Not Ronnie Reagan! Look into his sincere, puppydog eyes! It’s all too much to take.
And maybe the alternative media, by letting off steam gradually, will ultimately save America from exploding, even though the elite are pushing back HARD to silence them, to control the storyline, to clamp the lid on ever-tighter.
The Truth is a double-edged sword, it cuts both ways. Still, I think we have the courage to face it. Right?