The simple believe every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.
Proverbs 14:15

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The Truth is the Mortal Enemy of the Lie

22 Apr 2019 1 comment

It would appear that the main stream media and the entire democratic party, i.e., the political left in this country, have been relying upon this bit of observational doctrine regarding the Mueller investigation:

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.

Joseph Goebbels

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For those of you who were educated in the public school system and standard higher education, Joseph Goebbels was the German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.  (Which is to say, he is hardly a role model to follow.)

He was one of Adolf Hitler’s closest and most devoted associates, and was known for his skills in public speaking and his deeply virulent antisemitism, which was evident in his publicly voiced views.  He advocated progressively harsher discrimination, including the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust.  (from Wikipedia article)

 

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How true is this, particularly in light of another observation that proves itself again and again these days:

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

(George Santayana, US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863-1952), The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905)

 

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Apparently, the left are trying real hard to follow the Queen’s instruction:

Alice laughed. "There’s no use trying," she said: "One can’t believe impossible things."

"I dare say you haven’t had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

-Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass

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Let’s close these brief musings with a quote from another great observer:

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.

– Ronald Reagan

Changing Reality With Words

21 Feb 2019 1 comment

Victor David Hanson has an excellent essay over at townhall.com that deserves your attention.  His final conclusion is particularly pithy, relevant, and chilling:

Beware of euphemisms.  Radical changes in vocabulary are usually admissions that reality is unwelcome or indefensible.

His essay contains the evidence for that assertion.

Holy 1984, Batman!

A really good question!

Yea, verily…

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1000 Words…

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The One True Hope for the World

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