GOOD MORNING WORLD
I was riding home from Costco the other day and listening to talk radio and Rush Limbaugh said, “How do you know if it is true?” I said right out loud, “I was going to write about that tomorrow.” Do not think Rush heard me. By the way before you ignore me due to my listening choices you might want to check out how often this man has been correct in his voiced opinions.
How do we know what is truth anymore? Does everyone really lie? Sadly a lot of people do. I only trust what I can hear if the speaker is saying the words and those I double check. For instance Nancy Pelosi did tell us ‘we had to pass it before we could read it’. Truly what kind of logic is that?
Our President has been caught in multiple lies and still is the President. In fact he was voted back into office despite the lies he told. I hear you out there “what lies?”
1- we could keep our healthcare – we cannot if an employer does not offer it
2- there were no ‘death panels’ – there will be non- medical people deciding whether we need a treatment
3- it would save us money – it is going to cost anywhere from $2500 up per family
4- he said it would not pay for abortions – it does
5- he called them terrorists from the beginning – he did not specifically for over 14 days
Sen. Harry Reid accused Mitt Romney of not paying taxes. He ‘heard it from a reliable source’. Romney documented paying millions in taxes.
Wasserman-Schultz lied during the DNC about who intervened to get God back in the platform. Stephanie Cutter lied. I documented that at the time as well as other lies.
I watched Bill Clinton lie. I watched Martha Stewart lie. I watched Richard Nixon lie. I watched TV anchors lie. I am sure that probably others have lied as well and I just did not see them do it. I am documenting what I have seen. How can anyone believe anything that is happening now? How can we know what is true?
Our current President sold the world on green energy and it has cost us financially. Solyndra lost money went bankrupt and now has billions in refuse of which it needs to dispose itself. Other green energy business have gone out of business costing America. The green energy cars have been a flop despite the amount of monies spent on them. He told us this was the way to a better world. He told us again in the State of the Union. Is this true? It wasn’t for Solyndra so why are we listening again?
During the most recent campaign the Republicans lied as well as documented by Robert Reich in an opinion piece. http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/reich/article/How-Republicans-reinforce-campaign-of-lies-3850026.php
I do not understand why people do this in this day and age of the computer as they can easily be fact-check or reviewed to find the truth. The thing is we are getting to be like the boy who called ‘wolf’. When do we believe? Who do we believe? Hillary Clinton said all Bill’s problems were from a vast right wing conspiracy. Are conspiracy theories how things are running? Is everything a conspiracy? Is there no clarity? I do not see it. Our truths are being clouded until it is almost hard to know what is real. That is a bad place to be I judge.
This past week an ex-cop from California, Christopher Dorner, is a hero to some as he believes he has been wronged by the Police Department. So he kills police officers? This makes him a hero? Is this not a little warped?
The Pope has announced he will step down on February 28th. An interesting decision in modern times. Already some are asking if he is doing this to escape situations that exist in the Vatican. How do we know? Can we not trust that he has prayed and decided this is the direction God wants him to take?
Finally we hear that Hillary Clinton called someone the night of the attack in Benghazi. This truth, if it is from Leon Panetta, puts a whole new spin on her words “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
There are those that say and try to show that the Newtown massacre did not happen. I saw some of the videos and it can leave one asking questions. Are the facts real or distorted? Where is Walter Cronkite the one news man we trusted for years?
Where is truth in our news? Is there none?
Yesterday I spoke about honesty and truth and came up with the Merriam definition.
b : sincerity in action, character, and utterance
b : a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true <truths of thermodynamics>
c : the body of true statements and propositions
3a : the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality
b chiefly British : true 2
c : fidelity to an original or to a standard
4capitalized Christian Science : god
— in truth
: in accordance with fact : actually
Examples of TRUTH
At some point you have to face the simple truth that we failed.
Their explanation was simpler but came closer to the truth.
The article explains the truth about global warming.
A reporter soon discovered the truth.
Do you swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
Her story contains a grain of truth but also lots of exaggeration.
There is a word we need to understand truth with exaggeration or spin? Where is the whole truth and nothing but the truth? When are real reporters going to go back to digging to find the truths?
I am eagerly waiting and until that day will be searching TV, newspapers and the web to find truth.
…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…