Blog posts like the one coming up from Richard Fernandez in PJMedia which he labels “Just Because You’re Paranoid..” and the discussions these posts inspire always cause in me a profound unrest. I get to feeling like such a chump for being a reasonably decent law-abiding rules-following chap, and am reminded of Jeremiah 12:1-2 wherein the prophet says: “Righteous art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously? Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.“
Then I realize that this problem – of being made to feel a chump by the big shots – is a very old phenomenon. And that’s when I turn to Ecclesiastes to gain a bit of perspective, specifically Ecc. 8:14-15: “There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity. Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.”
We’re not seeing conspiracy, we’re seeing loyalty and omerta. You don’t talk about Family business, not outside of the Family, the Company, the Industry. The Code is understood, not written. Besides, people outside of the business or agency glaze over at the details anyway. Anyone outside is a mark. So yes, secrets can be kept by thousands. For instance, how many of us know the real career ladder at the State Dept.? Authority, force, and immunity become their own incentives, and their own untallied coin. What skewers the equation is when the players face no risk or cost; a maverick judge, a corrupt mayor, or being able to rent the soldiers out without personally paying for them. Confusion and disagreement erupt because most of us reflexively defend “our” side, as if we, individually, are going to benefit. No, I don’t think “we” are going to get much good from whatever Noble Justification is being marketed.
I’m optimistic because we’re not seeing a Plan, but rather an industry momentum. Like risk, incentives and conspiracy can be estimated, as are insurance or interest rates. The lack of transparency or accounting makes it more difficult, but an estimate will suffice. Fellow chumps, I say to you that there is a purpose to all this. I don’t know what it is, but I know there is a purpose. It will all be made clear to us at the end of time, when Earendil returns and slays Morgoth in the Final Battle. Okay, mixing literary references here, but you get my point. Eat, drink, and be glad, that’s the ticket. Have faith, keep the faith, stay the course.
Now to Richard Fernandez and the plot line…
Dr David Grimes from Oxford University recently claimed that conspiracies would unmask themselves in direct proportion to the number of people involved in keeping the secret. “Specifically, the Moon landing ‘hoax’ would have been revealed in 3.7 years, the climate change ‘fraud’ in 3.7 to 26.8 years, the vaccine-autism ‘conspiracy’ in 3.2 to 34.8 years, and the cancer ‘conspiracy’ in 3.2 years.” The Moon hoax would have been hard to sustain because so many people were involved in the Apollo project.
But there are several reasons why conspiracies can be kept secret indefinitely. One is that arithmetic whittles down the number of conspirators over time through natural life expectancy. In the 50 years that have passed since the JFK assassination the conspirators if any, would have most likely died from old age. Dead men tell no tales. The process is often given a little push. Alexander Litvinenko, for example, is now believed to have been poisoned on orders of Vladimir Putin after having exposed his involvement in organized crime, something which may discourage others from imitating Litvinenko’s actions.
A second reason is conspiracies may be so audacious their unmasking would require too much proof to be easily presentable. Only one eyewitness is needed to allege a murder. But the world needed thousands of witnesses, documents, a war crimes tribunal and many feet of photographic film to accept the existence of the Holocaust — and many still don’t. Hitler called this defense The Big Lie, “a lie so ‘colossal’ that no one would believe that someone ‘could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.'”
And the full article continues…