HYDRA doesn't think we're smart enough to know when we're being fed "alternative facts" to keep us afraid, to keep them in power. Remember, there are more of us than there are of them. And now that we know the truth we have a choice to make. We all have the opportunity to be patriots. Will you take a stand? Are you going to hold them accountable?
I asked her once how she managed to master diplomacy and espionage in a time when no one wanted to see a woman succeed at either. And she said "Compromise where you can, but where you can't, don't. Even if everyone is telling you that something Wrong is something Right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say: No. You move."