Monday, May 21, 2012

TRUTH - May 24, 2012

In recent years, we have seen a new form of truth appearing on the public scene.  Things which were once known to be true have been effectively rendered false and vice versa by the simple stratagem of having them repeated endlessly as such by persons who hold positions that used to vouch for their veracity.  As an example, the Secretary of State continues to refer to Iran as being a democracy until 1979, although the clear historical record establishes that the Shah’s regime was a military dictatorship from the time of the overthrow of the elected government by the action of the US and UK in1953.  Still, Hillary Clinton continues to maintain the contrary and the historically ignorant US populace seems to accept that the support of the US government rendered Shah’s  regime democratically pure. It is a shame to keep repeating lies like that, even when the lies are governmentally concocted instead of being purchased from private media corporations.  At this  moment the Walker administration is presenting the lie that if they can change the current rules on counting the gains and losses of jobs in WI, the losses last year can be magically transformed into  gains.  If the Koch billions can change the meaning, as for example by just asking the employers, then the deeper pockets can triumph over the more recent ways of counting.  By the time the Labor Department gets around to denouncing the switch, the Kochs may have solidified their ownership of the government of WI.  The Truth is not for sale, even for billions.

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