"Only the small secrets need to be protected.
The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity."
Marshall McLuhan
(1911-1980) Canadian philosopher of communication theory
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
I like it. 911, Ruby Ridge, and the effects of such tyranny as the Patriot Act quickly come to mind. Incredulity here equals those patrons that won't believe anything wrong concerning their religion = legal positivism and its priesthood the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 3
     -- anonymous     
    the entire interview, not just a few phrases
     -- abby     
  • 2
     -- Ron w13, Or      
    Many preachers of "the gospel" keep secrets such as they don't believe what they are saying from the pulpit. They keep those secrets as they are long gone if they express those sentiments in public.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
  • 2
    They tell the congregation, what they want to hear. The truly call preacher, will preach Liberty and freedom. That is why, it becomes a separate association. Hence it is no wonder, at how few know the truth of Liberty and freedom. "the gospel" Which one are you referring to ? There are two ! One to bondage, one to liberty. Now you can see where the deception lies. This is the small secret they withhold.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
  • 3
    Hitler was known for saying that the people are more likely to believe big lies rather than small ones. We think we are so modern and intelligent, but since the rise of the cartels in the 30's protected by New Deal government, the fields of banking, medicine, and energy and their supporting fields of manufacturing, transportation, and communications have been monopolized by cartels protected by government legislation that makes most any challenge to these monopolized markets ILLEGAL. The expansion of federal government powers has resulted in a form of fascism that has punished any genius or discovery that threatens this oligarchy's hold of the market. From herbal cancer cures to unlimited electricity from the ionosphere to carbon-free salt water fueled engines -- anything that threatens their reign and our servitude is buried in propaganda or locked away from public scrutiny. Not much has changed since Galileo. The "occupying statist theocracy infesting this land" indeed !! ;-)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
  • 6
    Well said Archer, Stand your, our ground, knowledge increases. With every word the public is better informed.
     -- Ron w13, Or     
  • 4
    Truer words have rarely been spoken.
     -- Fakeologist, Canada     
  • 2
     -- teeka, Shendah      
    This is 100,00 percent true
    and it always was true and always will be true,
    probably as long as man exists.
     -- mr roboto, heaven/hell     
  • 1
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2024 Liberty-Tree.ca