Regarding yesterday’s post on the 1971 FBI break-in that was kept quiet for decades, Paul F. wrote:
“Look at the New Jersey Bridgegate issue as a parallel. At first it seemed like a small group of top aides to Gov. Christie conspired to create havoc for motorists trying to cross the GW Bridge. Now as the story develops we are seeing a much larger number of people involved, including numerous Port Authority police officers, port authority executives, political allies and aides to the governor. For example, the police were told to tell people to complain to the local mayor’s office. And someone had to authorize the placement of the cones and execute the plan.
“Yet despite all the planning that went into this and the number of people involved on some level, it was chance that it was uncovered. It very easily could have never been uncovered and none of those people had any personal interest in outing the scandal.
“JFK assassination is the same thing. It was in nobody’s interest to talk.”
Or, as John Kirsch wrote:
“This quote by Carl Sagan sums up my feelings about the official story and the hold it continues to have over a significant minority of Americans, and, unfortunately, major media organizations:
‘One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.’”