May 26, 2002 spout

The Truth Is Not Enough

Watching the final episode of the X-Files, I realized why I don’t like that show. Mulder spends all his time searching for the truth, but even when he finds the date of the planned alien invasion, he doesn’t do anything with it! They’ve spent the last nine years discovering the truth and not doing anything to change it (or, if they do try, they fail miserably). Of course, that’s not the only problem with the show (e.g. why would an alien race powerful enough to do generic engineering to produce the miracle child” or to create super soldiers” or to create the virus in the first place, needs to bother with setting up a shadow government), but it’s the one that bothers me the most.

Just knowing the truth is not enough. You need to act on it.

I don’t really know what that’s got to do with the price of tea in China, but hey, you get what you pay for. : )