Monday, 12 March 2007

WE'RE THE CONSPIRATORS

The vast majority of conspiracy theories say that the government is conspiring against us. But there is a logical variation that argues we are conspiring against them. It is all to do with official forms – you know, tax returns, censuses, benefit applications.
A question. When you fill one in, do you tell the exact truth? Do you let them know everything? Do you under-estimate or exaggerate? Go on, admit it, you don’t tell them all. And what happens if everyone who has dealings with government bends the truth, if only a little?Government gets a distorted view of the people they serve. And the outcome of all this is that policies are based on that distortion rather than the true reality. And in being distorted, we don’t like what they do. They have no idea what they’re doing, or they’re purposely out to control us how they see fit.

© Anthony North, Jan 2007

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