Mark Twain once said that you should never tell the truth to people who are unworthy of it. That brings forth a question that is worthy of discussion, what makes a person worthy, or unworthy, of the truth? To me the answer is simple, those who are unworthy of the truth are they who refuse to accept it because it would mean they have to accept the fact that they’ve been deceived. The other day someone shared something with me that has been nagging at me to write about, it was a graphic which simply said, “Why is it that honesty is considered a virtue but no one wants to hear the truth?”
What exactly is the truth? Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines truth as: 1 a archaic : fidelity, constancy b : sincerity in action, character, and utterance 2 a (1) : the state of being the case : fact (2) : the body of real things, events, and facts : actuality (3) often capitalized : a transcendent fundamental or spiritual reality.
Did you notice that they define truth as being archaic? Archaic is often defined as being old fashioned, no longer in everyday use. Sad as that may be, that certainly applies to the truth these days, especially when it comes from the media and those whom we elect to represent us in government. But the problem is that most people accept what they are being told as the truth, and denigrate anyone who gives them the real truth because it conflicts with what they believe to be true.
Allow me to give you an example. Back in 2009 when Barack Obama was stumping for his Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, I spoke out strongly against it at work. I tried to tell people that it would most likely raise people’s current insurance premiums and possibly cause employers to eventually dump insurance coverage altogether. I argued that this is exactly what they wanted to begin with so that everyone would be forced to take Obamacare which would then determine who got what coverage. I told them to forget the fact that it was blatantly unconstitutional, just think about the fact that it was going to end up hurting those who did have existing health insurance. Nobody wanted to listen to me, everyone thought it was a great idea that we would be providing health care for those who did not have it.
Fast forward to 2013 and the company I work for just underwent contract negotiations with the union. The company was stonewalling on one major issue, a huge increase in OUR share of the premiums for health insurance. We eventually had to switch from one plan under Blue Shield which provided good coverage, to one that covers us but with higher costs to us. It isn’t what the union had said they wanted, and it wasn’t what the company was asking for either. But it does cost us more, and the coverage it provides will end up costing more out of pocket for us as well.
During the negotiations I tried telling people that I had tried to warn them that something like this was going to happen. I got into heated arguments with some people, while others simply refuse to talk to me now. Yet I DID try to warn people about Obamacare and they DID NOT want to hear the truth. Then when what I said would happen came to pass they again refused to hear it. My point? The point is that people did not want to hear the truth then, and they don’t want to hear it now.
If you want my honest opinion, most people avoid the truth like the plague. They are so convinced that what they see and hear on the news is the truth that anyone who offers a differing opinion has to be a nut case. This is true for those on both sides of the political spectrum. Yet the mainstream news, and cable news outlets are all guilty of outright lies, or at the least, distorting the truth to fit an agenda.
There was a segment on FOX News with Greta Van Susteren where she was talking to Sarah Palin and the commentary went as follows:
Palin: The only fans that aren’t going to bail on this stall play that we’re all observing is still the media, the mainstream media. They’re going to stick with this because they’re part of the problem. And it’s going to be to the detriment of professional journalism and it will be to the detriment of a free America as we know it.
Van Susteren then went on to say that the credibility of the media is hovering right around the same level as Congress, that eventually the people will come to realize that the media are a bunch of fools.
Then Palin went on to say: “What are the ramifications of this corrupt and over burdensome government of Obama’s? Nothing is going to happen because the referee in all of this is supposed to be, in this cornerstone of democracy, our media and they won’t do their jobs, they’re lapdogs for Barack Obama.”
Palin is right, the media aren’t doing their jobs, but unfortunately that is true in regards to the corruption found in both political parties, it is not just in regards to the actions of the Obama administration. And the majority of the people in this country don’t care enough to go out and find out the truth for themselves. So they accept whatever lies they are being told, whether it be those delivered by NBC, FOX, or CNN. And when someone like me serves them up a plate full of truth they get mad and call me a conspiracy theorist, or unpatriotic because I don’t support the government.
They are correct in saying that I do not support the government, but they are way off base when they call me unpatriotic. It’s like when people tell me I don’t support our troops because of my opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. I do support the troops, but I don’t support their being used to settle petty squabbles, police the world, or topple some dictator who never threatened the U.S., let alone attacked us. You send our troops down to the U.S./Mexican border to enforce immigration laws and I would go down there and stand right by them, but they have no business being in Iraq and Afghanistan…none whatsoever.
If you believe the official story, that terrorists armed with box-cutters flew those planes in to the World Trade Center, and that resulted in the towers coming down, then it is not the terrorists who did it who are to blame, it is our government. They knew that there were terrorists in those countries yet they allowed people from Muslim countries to emigrate to this country to the point where entire communities are now breeding grounds for jihadists and anti-American sentiment. But we are forced to bend over backwards to accommodate them and to tolerate their beliefs. I say screw them, if they can’t learn to speak our language, obey our laws, and tolerate OUR beliefs, they can go back to whatever tent or brick hut in the desert they came from. We need to stop kissing those people’s ass just because they have all that oil we want control of.
But we had absolutely NO BUSINESS sending our troops over there to fight and die just to depose Saddam, or to search for weapons of mass destruction. I wonder what they would find if they sent troops into OUR country with WMD inspectors and began searching OUR installations? Sure, if they had them we wouldn’t want them to use them on us but they haven’t, and we have absolutely no right to invade a sovereign nation based upon the premise that they MAY have them, and they MAY use them upon us in the future. You want to support the troops? Bring them home and close down all these military installations we have scattered all over the globe. Let them defend America on American soil against any and all who might attack us, and if needs be take the attack to whatever enemy might arise. But then go in, kick their ass back to the Stone Ages, then come home. No more occupying a country for a decade to rebuild it in a democracy. Let them wallow in misery and lick their wounds so they will remember for a long time not to mess with the U.S. All we’re doing now is fostering more hatred against America amongst certain groups of these people…AND making certain military contractors VERY RICH.
But again, that’s a truth that conflicts with what you have been spoon fed by everyone from the president all the way to the news anchors you trust for the truth. Who am I to sit here and tell you otherwise? After all, I already know who you are going to believe, and it isn’t some 55 yr old with glasses and a fixation with guns.
I could go on and on with this, but it wouldn’t do any good. People are going to believe what they want to believe. They do not want to believe that their government is passing laws to control them, they insist on believing that their government passes these laws to protect them.
First of all it is not their job to take care of us, protect us…even from ourselves. Their job is to manage the country and leave the people alone. Renowned French political thinker, Alexis de Tocqueville, whose two volume book Democracy in America is considered to be a masterpiece of political science, once said, “It [government] covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
Add to that the fact that the media ARE lapdogs for government, feeding us misinformation, lies, and propaganda, and is it any wonder that the average American has no clue as to what is really happening in their country and around the world?
But not me, I refuse to be a sheep, or a sheeple if you will. I question everything, and I renounce corruption and violations to the Constitution wherever I find them. Standing up for what is right, what I believe in is far more important to me than whether or not I am socially accepted by the herd. And I will continue to write about them for whomever will listen. Just consider me to be your conscience, reminding you when you are screwing things up, and America, you are screwing up BAD!!!
But I am not going away and I am not giving up. Retired General Peter Pace once said, “Your integrity is sacrosanct. It is who you are. Never let anyone step on your integrity – that’s absolutely where you must stand solid.”
At least I KNOW where I stand, and that is as a defender of the Constitution, an Oathkeeper if you will. I have studied it, the writings of those who drafted it, and I know what it means. I don’t know who won the last Superbowl, the last World Series, or the last Stanley Cup, but I can tell you how many rights the Bill of Rights protects, and how many have been trampled upon by our government.
But since you won’t listen to me and take a stand for what is right, then at least allow me to make a prediction. I predict that our government will enlarge the police state that is already too big to begin with. You will lose more rights, and more of your freedoms will be curtailed. Eventually you will need permission to travel, and you will need to pass through more checkpoints to do so. Also our government will continue to borrow more money to fund its ever increasing bureaucracies to the point where no one will loan us any more money and our dollar goes into hyperinflation and our economy collapses.
These things may not happen tomorrow, next week, next year, but they will happen. And when they do, remember this date, July 27, 2013 and remember that I tried to warn you but you chose not to hear the truth.