How many of us have been waiting for our governments to tell us the truth about a particular subject? I expect the people of Wuhan are waiting for it also. The poor pangolin has been blamed for being the missing link between bats and humans in spreading the coronavirus but could it have escaped from the Level 4 Biolab in Wuhan? No one in China has mentioned it but one wonders if perhaps while scientists were working on a vaccine, the virus somehow migrated out of the lab?
Most of us have learned not to look to our governments for the truth about much of anything. Facts and statistics can be skewed depending on the political bent of the encumbent administration. We should remember that when listening to our favorite politicians talk about any subject. We should take what we are hearing with a grain of salt and then do our own research. If we want to have a grasp on the truth, we must check out several sources and not just the ones that uphold our particular political views.
Governments from time immemorial have been giving their citizens their own versions of whatever story they are espousing. Look at the hieroglyphics on the pyramids. They give the reader a dynastic history the way a particular pharaoh wants to be remembered. Remember the great fire of Rome? The Roman emperor Nero sent out a story that Christians had set fire to Rome while most historians believe that he was responsible. He needed room for his next building project and certain neighborhoods in the city needed to be razed. Ah, the ancients had The Spin down to a science.
I don’t know about you, but I am still waiting for the truth about the Kennedy assasination. We were promised that papers would be released fifty years after his death but then whoops – not possible. We were again told the information was still politically sensitive. Maybe, but it is hard to swallow when it has been fifty years since the death of John F. Kennedy and few if any of the citizens believe “The Official Version of the Story.”
Sometimes, we are lucky, no thanks to the powers that be. Remember Benghazi and that official story? Because there were eyewitnesses and lots of people involved, the truth eventually came out during the congressional hearings. Even after that though, the government still did not amend its original story. It would have been too embarrassing to actually admit to the truth.
There are many historical occurrences about which we will never know the true story. We can wait forever but it will not come. We should keep that in mind when we are being told stories that have been fabricated by whichever ruling political party in order to protect its own position of power. Whatever the story, whatever the subject, let’s do our own research. Otherwise, we will be waiting forever to find the truth.
What particular truth are you waiting for?