‘Should a child be told the truth when grown?’ quote Julian Assange, this is what leads us to ask the question does mankind actually have a certain time or maturity at when it is ready to learn the truth, or is there never a boundry for the absolute realities of the world? The question to this answer changes on perspective and on who is affected by the truth that is being told.
To begin with we must take on the fact that like Assange many people are dedicated to telling the truth and the absolute truth under any circumstance despising lies, conspiracies and replicas of the truth. People Assange are actually the ‘Christopher Colombus’ of modern day society with the endevours of questioning knowledge as we know it and changing the facts that we base are society on therefore changing the basis of society itself. But the truth is is this sudden change somewhat detrimental to mankind or is it liberational and progressive. Truth is both beliefs have their merits and faults.
As we know for progress we need truth , but for long term positive results we must slowly liberate mankind, such a sudden rush of information, liberation can actually cause havoc and mutany, as we can see in the Middle East and North East Africa the ‘Arab Spring’ has led to the sudden revolution of many non democratic and supressive regimes, but even though these revolutions have destroyed dictators and overlords this sudden burst of progress has lead the people into a state of uncertainty. An example of this can be Libya, a revolution led with an iron fist and gun in hand has actually left the people of Libya with no political statue and with nothing but a gun in hand. But on the other hand Tunisia can be a great example of the merits of sudden change with the recent elections and hopes of a successful less corrupt parliament.
If we look deeper into this subject we see that actually the subtlety and speed of revolution along with the strength of the truth actually balance each other out. In any human population if information or in other words ‘The Truth’ is somewhat slowly but steadily brought upon society , society has time to digest the new facts and use this nutrition of information as positively as possible. But if not steadily and slowly introduced the truth can cause havoc, corruption and can be used in the wrong means especially in western civilizations where the utmost top strengths in social and political structure along with the foundations of the economy balance each other out have the opportunity to slightly overrule one another.
So this comparison between a child and society is actually fundamental for us to understand how information can affect our world, where both time and social maturity has its merits and downsides in out modern day world.
In conclusion ‘the truth’ just like any other form of information let it be forgery or reality has extreme potential power, and if this power is to get into the hands of the people, or in other words the basis of society to change the world , we must introduce it in a slow and steady manner so that its power can be harnessed in the right hands.