Losers fear truth because the truth about them being losers will come out with unrestricted information. Losers always try to clamp down on information because it will expose them as the frauds that they are. They have something to hide which means truth will always be their enemy.
This is a country so pathetic it is sneaking emergency controls on gold sales into a "healthcare" bill because it doesn't want it's citizens to know it is on the brink of the largest economic collapse in world history.
The administration has to keep bluffing because any day now the people who live there are going to realize they are entering an era of history in which the living will envy the dead as a result of the raw horror of their daily lives. Any moment now the rubes are going to wake up from the Matrix they call their lives and discover they have been swindled not only out of a past and a present but a future as well.
What is happening is no accident, however. They've been planning this for nearly a hundred years. It's not just a strange rumor anymore. It's here.
They picked a bad time to make their move. God has made other plans. Can be kind of hard to organize a world government system during a K-T Boundary Extinction style event.