Memes (an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means), like this one here, are ten a penny and while many of these iconic messages try to share information, it is just as easy for them to be used to debunk or ridicule what might otherwise be a serious matter.
Anyone who questions a message put out by the government will be subjected to such ridicule and the vehemence of these messages will be determined by how much the government (or organisation) wants to debunk those who are asking the questions and this should be a clue to how serious the subject might be.
By why should asking questions be considered a joke? Of course, there are a load of nutters out there who go above and beyond all reason and include alien abductions, witchcraft, satanic rites and a whole bunch of other nonsense which does nothing but undermine legitimate questions that need to be answered.
Even when scientific evidence, expert opinion and wild coincidences contradict those so-called sane, logical explanations, ridicule is thrown at those asking poignant questions in order to make it all go away.
There is one recent event that leaves so many questions unanswered and so much scientific evidence unaccepted by the majority of those who choose to ignore it. I refer of course to the tragic events of 9/11.
There is no question in my mind (which is unprotected – no tin foil in sight) that all is not as it should be with this event. As a novice, I followed the news avidly, more so because I had just returned from America the day before with my children and you consider what slight changes to those events might have put those young lives at risk.
I was aghast at the devastation and particularly the loss of life – the image of those people falling to their death is something I will never forget as long as I live. As the news coverage progresses, a tale of terrorism is woven to account for the events, single-minded radicals whose aim is to bring down a culture they despised.
However, it wasn’t long before silly inconsistencies came to light; seasoned fire-fighters on the scene hearing series of explosions; a passport miraculously intact on top of the dust of the collapsed buildings; building 7’s collapse; the media’s reporting of the buildings collapse before the event actually happened; steel girders melting at temperatures that could not possibly have damaged them, and the list goes on.
Any reasonable person would ask questions like ‘how’ and ‘why’. Doubt comes very easily when reasonable, logical thinkers who ask such questions begin to drop like flies as if the ripples of the so-called terror attacks were striking down those who were not there but were, in some way, associated with those who died. Perhaps especially telling is the reaction of then President Bush who was visiting a school and seemed untroubled by the news that New York had suffered such a devastating attack – we’ve all seen movies where someone farts in the presence of the US President resulting in their being immediately ushered from the room to safety. It’s so easy to feel that he was not surprised by the news because he was expecting it and knew that he was in no danger.
With so many inconsistencies and unanswered questions, it is easy to look at the words of David Rockefeller speaking at a UN Business Conference on September 14, 1994.
Considering the changes that have been brought into law in the US and here in the UK, these words reverberate and ring all sorts of bells.
You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to wonder at these things. There is enough detailed analysis, expert opinion and documentation freely available on the Internet for any free-thinker to check for themselves and begin to say … what if?
When someone decides to take action and expose government corruption, they do so knowing that they are putting their life on the line.
People like Edward Snowden who has been forced to take up residence in Russia as a result of his exposé of the NSA’s collection and analysis of telephone calls, emails, text and social media of not only US citizens but those of many other countries around the world should be hailed as modern-day heroes.
These ‘whistle blowers’ put their lives on the line and they become the subject of a witch-hunt and a concerted effort to demonise them as traitors, terrorists or radicals. Mr Snowden was part of something with which he did not agree and his principles as a human being and advocate for the rights of the individual means that he chose to give up his safe, comfortable and compliant life in favour of doing what’s right.
Some may argue that whistle blowers and conspiracy theorists are not the same thing but when governments are caught in a lie by the revelation of the truth, then clearly there are other lies which have yet to come to public attention and only by questioning and seeking those truths will such lies be exposed.
Sitting complacently in your little bubble of life, ignoring the howling of the wolves and their scratching at your door will not save you from the consequences of government machinations in the long run.