Re: Cover-up Pervasive

Jeff Dee (
Fri, 27 Sep 1996 11:57:26 -0500

James Daugherty wrote:
> Good grief! Do you think TWA800 would be a big cover-up? Apparently, you
> only have access to Establish news outlets!
> Ever hear of the Whitewater Cover-up, the WACO cover-up, the Ruby Ridge
> cover-up, the Ron Brown crash cover-up, the OKC Bomb cover-up,
> Iran-Contra, CIA Drug Running at the Mena airport, etc. etc.? How about
> the failed war on drugs? FDA oppression and cover-up of the value of
> nutrients in life extention, etc? Or the failed war on poverty.

Yes, I've heard about all sorts of cover-ups. What I have not heard are
good reasons to believe that many of them have *are* cover-ups.

> Is everyone but Ian Goddard asleep on this list? Or reading nothing but
> science books?

I'm proud to say that I'm reading nothing but science books. Because of
my interest in science, I have a lot of trouble with the sort of 'evidence'
generally cited in support of conspiracy theories. I think that makes
me more awake, not 'asleep'.

> If Extropians are for self-ownership I find it hard to fathom if only a
> few are aware that "self-ownership" far from complete in this increasingly
> Statist society.

There's not much point in owning myself if I'm not worth much. Most of my
feelings of self-worth are based on an awareness that I try to think clearly,
rationally, and skeptically. I see no point at all in fantasizing 'enemies'
just to make the prospect of self-ownership seem more precious.

-Jeff Dee

"We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we can't scoff at
them personally, to their faces, and this is what annoys me." -Jack Handey