Living the conspiracy theory in the USA |

Living the conspiracy theory in the USA

“Individuals need not believe all these mystifications, but they must behave as though they did … tolerate them in silence, or get along well with those who work with them … they must live within a lie … need not accept the lie. It is enough to have accepted their life with it and in it. For by this very fact, … (they) are the system.”

These words from Vaclav Havel define the “conspiracy theory” of life in the USA – unquestioning acquiescence to The Official Story, be it 9/11, Martin Luther King, JFK, Iran-Contra, climate change, color-coded fear-factors, the Lusitania, etc.

When an entire population agrees (or is bludgeoned) to live within a lie, trading consent for comfort and/or “security,” what hope is there for truth? Until the nation, consciously and collectively, comes to terms with “Injuns! Savages!” – and the horrific brutality that followed – just for starters, we’ll be led by war profiteers and fear mongers through untold, innumerable, unspeakable horrors. Is Iran really a threat to you, citizen?

Nory Fussell

Nevada City

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