A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 02, 2021
“You can either trust the government or you can understand history, but you can’t do both”

"You can either trust the government or you can understand history, but you can’t do both” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The message has been told slightly differently on several memes.

“You can understand history or you can trust the government. You cannot do both” was posted on Twitter by Sheldiepants on December 5, 2020. “you can either understand history or trust your government you can’t do both” was posted on Twitter by ai ◐ on December 6, 2020.

“YOU CAN TRUST THE GOVERNMENT OR YOU CAN UNDERSTAND HISTORY, BUT YOU CAN’T DO BOTH” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by Turning Point USA on January 8, 2021. “You can either trust the government or you can understand history, but you can’t do both” (shown on an image by @Evolved_Truth) was posted on Facebook by Jason Walker on August 27, 2021.

“You either understand history or you trust the government. You can’t do both” (shown on an image) was posted on The Patriot Post on November 3, 2021.

“You can understand history or you can trust the state. You can’t do both” was posted on Twitter by WETHEPEOPLE on December 15, 2020. “You can understand history or you can trust the State. You can’t do both” was posted on Twitter by Step One Survival on December 19, 2020. “You can understand History or you can trust the State. You can’t do both” (shown on an image) was posted on Facebook by Libertarian Candidates on July 25, 2021.

“I trust the government to lie about everything” is a related saying.


Twitter
Sheldiepants
@sheldiepants
You can understand history or you can trust the government.
You cannot do both.
10:00 PM · Dec 5, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
ai ◐
@alisnotreal
you can either understand history or trust your government you can’t do both
9:54 AM · Dec 6, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
WETHEPEOPLE
@RPill98
You can understand history or you can trust the state. You can’t do both.
1:32 PM · Dec 15, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Step One Survival
@StepOneSurvival
You can understand history or you can trust the State. You can’t do both.
5:01 AM · Dec 19, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
chasetruth
@agenda212030
You can either understand history or you can trust the government. You can’t do both.
7:51 PM · Dec 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
Turning Point USA
January 8, 2021 at 5:07 PM ·
NEVER Trust The Government! #BigGovSucks
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
YOU CAN TRUST THE
GOVERNMENT OR YOU
CAN UNDERSTAND
HISTORY

BUT YOU
CAN’T DO BOTH.

Twitter
Matthew Loop
@matthewloop
You can trust the government or you can understand history. But, you can’t do both.
2:06 PM · Jan 10, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Dr. Willie J. Montague
@RepMontague
You can trust the current government, or understand history—but you can’t do both.
6:45 PM · May 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
susan’s ghost requested sky burial
@sw_entropybitch
You can understand history,
or you can trust the state.
You can’t do both.
8:07 PM · Jun 18, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Born Free Skye
@tappy1008
You can understand history OR you can trust the government. You can’t do both
2:17 PM · Jul 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
Libertarian Candidates
July 25, 2021 at 3:36 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
You can understand
History or you
can trust the State.
You can’t do both.

Twitter
Slayerjayman
@crashandsmash66
You can understand history or you can trust the government. You can’t do both.
10:21 AM · Jul 26, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Skinky B
@Benjus
Replying to @critica18495985
‘You can understand history, or you can trust the state. You can’t do both.’
3:21 PM · Aug 6, 2021·Twitter Web App

Facebook
Jason Walker
August 27, 2021 at 7:03 AM ·
(The following text is shown on an image from @Evolved_Truth.—ed.)
You can either trust
the government or
you can understand
history, but you
can’t do both.

Facebook
Roaman
September 25, 2021 at 2:15 PM ·
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
You can either trust
the government or
you can understand
history, but you
can’t do both.

Twitter
Dave Leduc
@kingleduc
You can either trust the government or you can understand history, but you can’t do both.
5:25 AM · Sep 26, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
susan’s ghost requested sky burial
@sw_entropybitch
You can understand history or
you can trust the government.
You can’t do both.
5:45 PM · Oct 8, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Scots Warrior
@ScottsWarrior2
You can trust your Government or you can understand history.
But you can’t do both.
9:44 AM · Oct 29, 2021·Twitter for Android

The Patriot Post
NOVEMBER 3, 2021
Can’t Do Both
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
You either understand history
or you trust the government.
You can’t do both.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • Tuesday, November 02, 2021 • Permalink