In this set of video lectures, Prof. Mulmuley emphasizes several times that P vs. NP is a very deep philosophical question at the core of Mathematics and that the fact that the two classes are not equal stands as an obstruction to proving that they are not equal (I paraphrase here, according to my limited understanding).
Now, I have two difficulties with this idea. Firstly, it was presented as though it were common mainstream belief (akin to the belief that P != NP). I did not come across this idea before, being expressed explicitly in this manner (maybe this is lack of exposure from my side).
The second difficulty is a bit more technical. P != NP tells something about hardness of finding proofs for provable statements, it does not saying anything about existence vs. non-existence of such proofs. Said naively, if P != NP, then this fact should not obstruct the existence of an easy, verifiable proof of this fact (other facts may provide such an obstruction though).
Am I misunderstanding something?
Note: I was not really sure if this question belongs to tcs.SE but I couldn't find a more suitable choice.