All Governments lie, and all branches of Government lie to the people they are elected to serve, and you would be hard-pressed to find a more obvious example of this than what has been witnessed with the National Aeronautics and Space Act.
Introduced on the 29th July 1958, and funded with Trillions of Tax Dollars from the American People, this act, or to be more precise, a United States Federal Statute, created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) immediately following the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik.
Although it receives it’s funding directly from public taxes, NASA is not answerable to the people, only to the Government of the United States, and there is no law in place that compels it to share information openly with the American people.
‘NASA is charged with the making available to agencies directly concerned with national defence of discoveries that have military value or significance…. Information obtained or developed by the Administrator in the performance of his functions under this act shall be made available for public inspection except:
(A) information authorised or required by Federal statute to be withheld, and (B) information classified to protect the national security.
So does that mean that NASA and the American Government has a right to withhold certain categories of information?
Does it also mean, that NASA is abusing it’s authority, by deliberately failing to disclose certain issues?
Speaking on the radio, Orson Welles managed to convince 1930’s America that it was being invaded from outer space – so is it beyond the realms of possibility that a government agency with all it’s available resources, are not able to ‘hide’ or ‘negate’ specific information of any type, it claims to be a matter of ‘National Security’?
As a rule of thumb, government agencies throughout history, have worked on the premise that it’s easier to reinforce already-held beliefs than to introduce new ones, so it should not be difficult to envisage a situation in which an agency like NASA, might decide not to share everything it knows with the public at large – especially if that agency believed, that a specific piece of information may prove to be socially or politically destabilising to the established order.
One is also free to speculate that there are less ‘honourable’ reasons for withholding information about certain types of ‘discovery’, like contacts with beings from other planets, or that traces of intelligent life have been discovered on the Moon or Mars, for example.
Or even something like denying the existence of certain documents or files, that contain the names of past or even serving members of any government, who have participated in some rather unsavoury activities in the 1970s and the 1980s perhaps?
Because such things are indeed possible, and because many such discoveries and unrelated events have undoubtedly been hidden and covered-up by past administrations – it would be foolhardy to place one’s confidence, fully, or even partly, in the hands of any Government or any of it’s many agents.