I thought I would share a couple of quotes that eloquently explain how and why it's easy to hide the truth from the masses. It makes total sense to me.
"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
~ J. Edgar Hoover
"...the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie..."
~ Adolf Hitler, 1925 Mein Kampf
"Truth," is not always accepted by the masses, yet as father said to me..."it's worth a shot!"
~ (unknown source)