There is an element of high drama in life, and I would say not so much a rarity as to be unexpected, but a predictable occurring event.
Some are addicted to this phenomena and in the common language they are known as drama queens regardless of gender, an apt characterization and a growing demographic.
The addicted members of this demographic seem to thrive on it, so much so everything is viewed through a prism that serves that end. They don’t want to know anything, they want to be led while proclaiming they actually do know which end is up.
Yes Virginia, Niburu exists and dooms day is just around the corner. Peltier really is a “political prisoner”, Russell Means a great “statesman”, and the AIM leadership at once mighty warriors and hapless doltish victims.
If you doubt this phenomena you need only look on the net where breathless tales of conspiracy are told in the most dramatic of fashion, and hope to die every word of it is true as verified by obscure “scientists” ,”experts”, and “celebrities”, some of which no one has ever heard of…..or the “victims” themselves.
The real phenomena in this isn’t the actual tale itself but those who accept and promote it based primarily on something as ephemeral as they saw or read it on the net or in a book.
That isn’t to say truth has been orphaned on the net or in books as it surely can be found in both venues much to the chagrin of those who labor in the shadows and avoid it’s light.
If a truth is spoken a given exists it will be attacked, for often the truth leads to high drama in itself – drama that attracts attention for which the only remedy is additional drama to dissuade or create doubt, and the more of it the better.
A strategy as old as the world’s “oldest profession” and lends itself to a different but comparable form of prostitution that doesn’t barter the flesh but the spirit, culminating in the broken window syndrome to be followed by the predictable decline of a neighborhood.
Truth is recognizable, it resonates on an inner level and socially. Two and two are four, that is a truth – some may say two and two make five – that isn’t a truth, and truth like nature doesn’t make exceptions, it is what it is indiscriminately.
Two and two making four is a constant, to say they make five is no one’s truth as there is no basis in reality that confirms that.
Reality and the truth are conjoined, born of the same mother as are twins. They can be spun, perverted, trampled, couched in rhetoric and made to look like something else, but even then they exist for those willing to search for, recognize, and accept them.
If I were to go to the market and purchase two items for a total of four dollars does anyone believe I would or should pay five dollars? Would you inspite of the fact that the vendors “truth” was they totaled to that amount? Would you find that acceptable?
“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic”. JFK
As a people we cannot abandon the truth at the behest or manipulations of others, we have precious little else to sustain us other than the truth of who we are and our traditions- as they become diluted so too will we, so too will our children, and a future that should belong to us will never come to be.