First, let me join the crowd recommending your purchase of Mongooses’ Traveller Companion.
(Yes, I’m a day late and a dollar short. As usual…)
Now, to the point.
There is an oversight in the optional Truther career path: what happens when he succeeds in changing Establishment & public opinion?
Now, this is a rare thing. Not only does doubt need to be put on the Establishment narrative: a specific alternative narrative needs to be accepted by 1) the Truther community 2) academic specialists 3) the general public 4) The political Establishment.
For example, most Americans don’t accept the official story of the Kennedy assassination, nor the 9/11 attacks. And there are some excellent reasons for this. BUT, as there is no single alternate narrative to unite behind, the Official Story wins by default.
“Its what’s in the textbooks, on the mainstream media, in the newspapers.”
“But they are the gatekeepers. They are guarding all the doors, they are holding all the keys which means that sooner or later, someone is going to have to fight them.”
“I won’t lie to you, Neo. Every single man or woman who has stood their ground, everyone who has fought an Agent has died. But where they have failed, you will succeed.”
It ain’t easy, to jump all four hurdles… and even if it’s done, it usually takes more than one lifetime… but it is doable.
What happens if the Truther… the Rebel… The Prophet… The Revolutionary… wins?
Does he just go down the route all the other Truthers follow, to become the new mouthpiece of the Establishment? Then he should be kicked out of the Truther career path.
Or does he look for a new bit of suppressed truth, and starts banging on that? Then he should remain on the Truther career path.
Note: just because the Truther becomes the new Voice of the Establishment, does NOT mean that the Truther was always wrong or lying, right from the start!
This directly leads to a grim but inescapable truth: sometimes, sometimes…
(…grits teeth, steels himself to speak a hard truth…)
…the Powers that Be are right.
Not merely right in the usual Secular sense of “right makes might” or “the Courts/Power Elite/Party/Priesthood says it’s true, so therefore it is true”; but right in the objective/realist, Christian sense of the term: “they are speaking the truth”, a.k.a. “they are accurately describing reality.”
(Collapses from exhaustion.)