The Conscientious Projector
Rob Simpson shares these thoughts as the Conscientious Projector Film Series comes to a close…
Hello Discerning Islanders,
Today (Monday April 18) brings to a close Conscientious Projector as a monthly series.
Over the last five years we’ve seen so many pieces of the puzzle, that it is a real challenge to put the pieces together. And even if we did, we’d only have a small part of the big picture.
So, what have we learned?
The world is rapidly heading for (what one might call) a day of expanded discernment.
Things we have learned from the Edward Snowden documents are just the beginning. Remember way back… 4-years ago when the notion of the NSA recording our EVERY communication was “a loony, conspiracy theory”?
How quaintly naive we were.
And now that the “Snowden hard drives” have had their encryptions broken, there is more to come. And those hard drives are just one source of important information that will reveal how our world has been operating.
So, again the question… what have we learned?
Perhaps, it is that it is time to prepare to investigate the investigations.
The history of the last 100 years is filled with “official stories” that don’t hold up even if given the most superficial scrutiny. I won’t mention any. I’ll bet you can name a few.
So tonight… as a farewell, and as an example… we are presenting A NOBLE LIE. This is an investigation into the official story of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
In 1999, I never doubted the official stories I was told to believe. How quaintly naive I was.
A NOBLE LIE is an independent, forensic-like investigation-into-the-investigation. It is quite thorough, and presents more information than I would have expected from a documentary that was produced with no real financial support.
Hope to see you tonight.
P.S. Conscientious Projector will continue as an occasional, special event at the library. Our FRIENDS AT THE LIBRARY have helped make the last five years happen. I have outlined a plan for the rest of the year at the library. But, it is doubtful if it can be fully realized. Some films require a screening license for public performance. If anyone out there is so inspired, a donation to the Library… ear-marking its use for Conscientious Projector screenings and/or other adult programs could help a lot.
>> Edit – Rob adds this footnote: Friends of the Library is doing very well in funding their important activities. It is the library that is feeling the constraints of a tight budget for new acquisitions.