Remember that old song “Looking for love in all the wrong places”? Well if you are looking for the truth in media or politics you are looking for “truth” in all the wrong places.
Except for rare instances, and then we remark on it in awe, you certainly don’t find much truth in media or politics.
While not perfect Ted Cruz is a good example to what happens when a politician tells you the truth. He is a perfect example of what a degenerate society, a corrupt party and a debauched media does to a man they perceive as unwilling to play their underhanded and unprincipled game. A party, a media and a society that excoriates a man for uttering the horrible words: “vote your Conscience.” How dare he tell people that? What a terrible thing to say. Especially since too many people in the audience at the RNC Convention and the country abandoned any conscience long ago.
George Orwell nails how our corrupt media and politicians react to the truth.
In all honesty I haven’t always been the most truthful person I could and should have been. When I was a kid if a lie got me out of a punishment then a lie was the first thing to emerge from my mouth. God took care of that. He gave me a large, an oversized, conscience. A conscience that remembers. A conscience that bothers me long after the fact of a lie or wrongdoing.
I can’t remember most of what I did yesterday but I can remember a lie I told 50 years ago. And it still bothers me.
Because God burdened me with that oversized conscience I soon learned that telling the truth worked best for me. I noticed that it also gathered me respect where my lies had not. That was an early lesson, learned the hard way, that has stuck with me throughout my life. That’s not to say I don’t tell a thumper now and then – just not often and never maliciously. It haunts me if I do. Enlightened self protection.
Enough about me and back to the professional liars that don’t seem to have been burdened with consciences or integrity or respect for what they say. Wouldn’t you think the constant telling of lies would leave a nasty taste in the mouth? Or is a conscience needed? Although mud must taste like mud with or without a conscience.
We the people are usually neophytes compared to the professional liars we vote for or the media that lies to us endlessly. Our little lies are a stain on our souls – theirs are a stain not only on their souls, those that have one, but on the world.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, except that it ain’t so ~Mark Twain, 1898
I think watching politics as he did made a cynic of Mark Twain – I know how he felt.
Over the years, little by little, the MSM has conditioned us to believe that lies are all right. Of course they don’t call them lies. That makes it more insidious IMO. They say, spin or misspoke or exaggerated. They talk as if dishonest campaign promises, are just business as usual. And so they now are.
People who expect campaign promises to be kept are portrayed as naïve at best and stupid at worst. So they would have us believe. If you can accept that then they’ve achieved the outcome they sought. Too much cynicism tends to make us think things are hopeless.
Even when some miscreant lies over and over again the MSM will find a reason to excuse the lie if the person is someone they want to protect. With most of the MSM that means a Democrat/Liberal person.
Republican/Conservatives are usually portrayed as liars. Just another MSM lie among so many.
Lord knows there are plenty of lying Republicans but they are no more prevalent than lying Democrats. They happen to be on the wrong side of the bias and so they are not protected from their dishonesty. In fact many are portrayed as liars whatever they say.
Someday a computer will give a wrong answer to spare someone’s feelings, and man will have invented artificial intelligence. ~Robert Brault
And how about the Presidents we’ve elected recently. How honest do you think they were or are? Probably depends which tribe you support. Most people tend to believe the Democrats if they belong to the Democrat tribe. Ditto for those that vote for the magic “R”.
Below is a cartoon with 2 presidents from each party. There is not a whole lot of “truthiness” going on from any of them. Some were or are bigger and better liars than the others. The fella on the far right is one of the biggest liars to ever hold office IMO. So he wins!
He is followed closely by Billy Bubba Clinton who has the distinction of lying not only to get himself into office for two terms but now lying to try to get his lying and dishonest wife into the White House.
Obama has the benefit of the openly biased and dishonest media slobbering over him from the minute he came on the scene. So with him you get a twofer in dishonesty. Politics and Media.
Honestly, can’t we do better than this?