The famous meme taking a line from a stupid movie — “You can’t handle the truth!” — had nothing to do with whether the truth was so mind-blowing, but that the person demanding the truth was so lame. It reflects a fundamental American obsession with objective fact as if it were the truth.
There are two false assumptions here. One is that we could, in theory, actually know the objective truth about everything. Two is that it would make a difference if we did. This is all a fraudulent waste of oxygen.
Will it change your life if you can finally pin down once and for all whether Elvis is still alive in hiding or Paul McCartney died in the 1960s and was replaced by a double? In one case the music stopped; in the other case, it continues. Does it make any difference who killed JFK? The system opposing him would have destroyed him one way or another. Does it make any difference whether it was an airplane or a missile that hit the Pentagon on 9/11? Either way, our government lied about the whole thing, and used it as an excuse to avoid accountability — that much is painfully obvious. There are a whole bunch of mysteries like that where it’s obvious the government lied and there’s nothing to gain from proving this or that fact.
There are a bunch of secretive insiders in government doing awful things and there is nothing we can do to hold them accountable on our level. Bringing out the hidden facts will not magically force anyone’s hands. There is no authority capable of demanding accountability from these government officials. The population sure as Hell isn’t going to revolt over something like that. And if there was a real revolt, the government we come up with to replace the previous one would hardly be different for more than a few days. The real problem with government is that we don’t have a clue how to do government.
The issue is not getting at “the truth” because people don’t act on the truth. They act on their perceptions regarding a host of petty personal interests. That’s the real problem we need to focus on right now. Until we get somewhere with that, nothing else really matters. The American people are culturally disabled, and it doesn’t matter whether that is also a massive secret plot by hidden government agencies, because telling them the facts won’t heal them.
It’s the wrong “truth,” and they can’t handle it until they know what matters.