Lies, lies, lies. Depending on what side you
fall on there is one thing we seem to all be
able to agree on. Which is that anybody but
us is a liar. The endless back and forth finger
pointing over whatever line each of us draws
in the sand takes us no where. It motivates us
to hunker down out of fear of being somehow
compromised by entering into a dialogue. One
which by design has been tainted by a tsunami
of misstatements, purposeful lies, rumor and
innuendo. All of which have but one purpose -
which is to drive us further apart in order to
give a small minority even greater POWER.
The sad fact is that some will say anything to
get their point across. And sadly it seems that
every day our inability to separate fact from
fiction empowers many a hidden agenda. At
this point we the people - all Americans have
subtly endorsed the idea that white lies don't
matter. As do red or blue forms of deception.
Does our not so passive embrace of deception
equate patriotism with insincerity? Which is
a direct violation of everything our founders
stood for. Even worse. some pull out Bibles
to defend their crimes against humanity. It's
an all out war and we''ll do anything to win.
The question is how do rational human beings
react to purposeful and organized deception?
Consumed by lies - it's virtually impossible to
be rational while assuming everyone is against
us. Thus all of the confusion and denial have a
purpose. Which is to drive defeat and surrender.
Think about it. Or better yet... don't. This is the
end result they truly want. Exhausted, we've no
choice but to give in. And soon truth no longer
matters, laws can be twisted, and honesty is a
laughable offense. All while compassion is no
longer politically viable. Fact has been usurped
by strategic dissemination of fiction at it's best.
First and foremost?
Since 1776 the basic tenets of our republic
and democracy have carried us through many
challenging situations. Yet somehow right has
ultimately prevailed. Therefore at some point,
one hopes that we'll come to our senses, clear
our heads, and finally fight for the American
way. What this writer worries about is whether
we're smart enough to do just that. Have we
become so lazy, so self righteous, so blind that
we can't separate fact from fiction? Are we so
easily manipulated that any megalomaniac
and his henchmen can taint our world view?
And not so subtly steal our innate rights?!
As I've said repeatedly, this is not about left or
right. Nor is it driven from considerate versus
liberal perspectives. All of the above is simply
a strategy to steal our freedom. We are amidst
a battle between good and evil. And sadly, the
devil is in the details. Meaning that beneath all
of the the swirl and subterfuge of manipulative
messages is a dastardly plan to gain complete
control. A tactic that requires some win while
the rest of us lose. I'm not talking about some
secret or hidden conspiracy. Rather I'm afraid
of blatant, outright, purposeful, and obvious
aggression. In other words, BAD PEOPLE.
You see, some folks don't care about anybody
but themselves. History has shown that in their
quest to gain control, the wrong kind of people
will try to eliminate any obstacle in their way.
Hence we're all in danger. A simple fact which
in and of itself requires that we do something...
anything to stem this tide. Hence my course of
combat is simple. All that I ask is that you show
me the facts and try to help me to reach my own
conclusion. To engage in a dialogue. And thus
from my experience when forced to face their
farce - most fail miserably. And soon start to
question why, who, and what they believe in.
As children most of us are taught the difference
between right and wrong by those who raised us.
Therefore in honor of our fore bearers - we can
no longer take no for an answer. So the next time
you attend a family gathering, sit down with the
"enemy" and engage them in a dialogue. Treat
them with respect as you dive deep into all of
the rumor or innuendo. Ultimately the truth will
find you out. And while such an interaction may
not be comfortable, it just might take us all to a
better place. One where all are created equal and
liberty and justice prevail. And most important,
where love conquers all. And brings us together.