Indeed, D.C. has become a "House of Secrets".
President Obama pledged a new era of government transparency yesterday.
"For a long time now there has been too much secrecy in this city," Obama said. "The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now over. Starting today, every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information, but those who seek to make it known."
I applaud this move, it goes a long way to ease the skepticism and cynical ism that has been a large part of my life over the last five years. However, actions speak louder than words, so here are the top nine secrets that the government should come clean on. If just half the list of things I want to know, some of which may sound ridiculous, but hey, it's my list.
10. What was the Closed session of Congress all about?
There has been speculation that it was about everything from the collapse of the economy to the arrival of Planet X. Governments shouldn't hide their business from the people, we have a right to know what they talked about.
9. What happened at Montauk?
There have been many rumours concerning the island of Montauk involving alternate realities and time travel. I have always found it fascinating reading, but I pretty much thought it was crap until manbearpig washed up on a nearby shore. So, are we currently conducting time travel/ alternate reality experiments?
8. Just how many people did the government spy on anyway? On Countdown with Keith Olberman last night, a whistle blower admitted the NSA kept files on journalist's phone calls and e-mails. How many other groups were targeted? Yes, I'm wondering about synchromystic bloggers and 911 truth.
7. Why all the Fema Camps?
(Note, I've actually seen the installation in the photo. It's at an army camp where military police train.)
BERKELEY, Calif.--A Halliburton subsidiary has just received a $385 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security to provide "temporary detention and processing capabilities."
The contract -- announced Jan. 24 by the engineering and construction firm KBR -- calls for preparing for "an emergency influx of immigrants, or to support the rapid development of new programs" in the event of other emergencies, such as "a natural disaster." The release offered no details about where Halliburton was to build these facilities, or when.
What new programs? And what "natural disaster"?
6. Did Obama and Hillary make a deal at Bilderburg?
During the democratic primary it looked like Hillary was going to stay in the race until the bitter end. The meeting with Obama came at a time when the uber secret Bilderburg group was meeting, but the place of the Obama/Hillary meeting is still secret. I want to know how much influence secret societies have had on our politics.
5. Who killed the Kennedys?
The question of the century. Did rouge government elements conspire to kill the Kennedys? Why was the confession of Howard Hunt ignored by the mainstream media?
4. Do Vaccines cause Autism?
There was a secret meeting between the CDC and big Pharma at Simpsonwood Ga., where they colluded to cover up any link. What other documents do they have, and why hasn't anyone been prosecuted?
3. What happened at Roswell New Mexico in 1947?
Did we recover an alien spaceship? If we did, what technology have we learned from it? Who all knew about it, and why was it kept secret?
2. Are there pyramids on Mars?
A big stone face sitting between a bunch of pyramids looks kind of fishy to me. What do we know about possible past life on Mars?
1. What really happened on 9-11?
Why is there no footage of a plane hitting the Pentagon? Why did the buildings fall at near free fall speed? Why did Bush say he saw the first plane hit on television on 9-11 when the footage wasn't released until the next day? We need all documents on this released, and we need a new investigation.