You know what I'd PREFER to believe, Aura? I'd prefer to believe that our government is a powerful yet benign entity with the best interests of its citizens as its prime motivator.Actually you don't know anything, but prefer to believe what fits your need for it to be.
I'd prefer to believe that what one of the greatest Americans of all time, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, warned this country of on January 17, 1961, never came to pass. I'd prefer to believe we are not currently being governed by that behind-the-scenes war-for-profit industry he eloquently named the Military-Industrial Complex - that we had actually been "an alert and knowledgeable citizenry," as he advised we must be to stop them from taking the reins of power.
I'd prefer to believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was an insane lunatic who also happened to be one of the greatest marksmen of all time, and that on November 22, 1963, he shot and killed President John F. Kennedy for warped reasons of his own.
I'd prefer to believe that we fought the Vietnam War for 20 years for altruistic reasons, and that all those men didn't really die for no better reason than trillions of dollars finding their way out of the taxpayers' pockets and into the offshore accounts of the financial elite.
I'd prefer to believe that our 2-party political circus is not merely a smokescreen to give us all the illusion that we are making choices, when in fact the choices have already been made long ago by shadowy men who control this country's actions for their own nefarious purposes.
I'd prefer to believe that all you Anti-Truthers are really the smart ones, and that the rest of us are just engaged in some flight of fancy that will eventually be genuinely debunked by hard facts instead of allegedly debunked by obvious propaganda.
Unfortunately, none of these things are even slightly believable, except by the most gullible of intellectual cowards.