Call me an American Dissident. I believe in democracy and government of, FOR, and BY the PEOPLE. I do NOT believe in the plutocratic corpocracy this country is today, wherein government is made and administered of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy. I believe in wealth which is HONESTLY attained through hard work and merit. I do NOT believe in wealth attained by means of deceit, exploitation, or leverage. There is enough for all in this world. Greed is the major cause of poverty, and both are totally unnecessary.
OK, you got your extended Bush tax cuts for the rich, and you have established control over the House of Representatives, and you've been Speaker of the House for 14 days. NOW, WHERE ARE THE JOBS, MR. BOEHNER? -------------------------------------------------
Over the past decade or so, we have seen a massive amount of lying coming from our public officials. From Saddam has WMD so we must invade Iraq, to massive tax cuts for the rich will stimulate the economy and create millions of new, good-paying jobs, to the glut of outright lies ("death panels", "throwing grandma under the bus") about the President's health care plan, to the President is a secret socialist/fascist and wants to sell us down the river - you name it, we've just about heard it all. I thought I would dedicate this particular post to the subject of lying, something our right-wing friends seem to have mastered nearly to perfection and practice shamelessly, nonstop. Below, then, are a series of quotes on and about the subject of lying. I hope they'll provide you (and our right-wing friends) with some good food for thought.
"THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOR!" - GOD (told to Moses in the eighth of the Ten Commandments) - Hmmmm---wonder if Sarah Palin, John McCain, the Koch Brothers, Dick Armey, or Michele Bachmann ever heard of this?
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool." - Stephen King -
"When a liar became too skilled at deception, he could lose the ability to discern truth, and could himself be more easily deceived." - Dean Koontz - Hmmmm---that explains how conservatives really believe cutting taxes for the rich will create jobs and lessen our deficit. NOW I get it!
"Falsehood is often rocked by truth, but she soon outgrows her cradle and discards her nurse." - Charles Caleb Colton -
"A good memory is needed once we have lied." - Pierre Corneille -
"Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't." - Source Unknown - Hmmmm---so THAT'S Rush Limbaugh's and Glenn Beck's secret!
"He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual." - Thomas Jefferson -
"I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are." - Abraham Lincoln - Spoken like a TRUE Republican, back in the days TRUE Republicans actually ran their own party!
"If you wish to strengthen a lie, mix a little truth in with it." - Zohar -
"Lies were like acid, corrosive: They could dissolve trust in a heartbeat." - Rob Thurman -
"A half-truth does more mischief than a whole lie." - Ivan Panin -
"ADVERTISING IS LEGALIZED LYING." - H. G. Wells -
"It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true." - Henry Kissinger - A brilliant observation from one of the biggest liars of our time.
"The men that American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest the most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." - H L Mencken (attributed: source unknown) -
"Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men." - Michel Eyquem De Montaigne -
"Lying and stealing are next door neighbors." - Arabian Proverb -
"The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else." - George Bernard Shaw - Ain't THAT the truth!
“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 - REMEMBER WHERE THAT CAME FROM, FOX "NEWS"!
"Lying rides upon debt's back." - Benjamin Franklin -
“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” - Adolf Hitler - Fox "News";s secret exposed at last!
“Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.” - Adolf Hitler - Successfully adopted and put into practice by today's far-right Republican Party. A real shame. WAKE UP, PEOPLE! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------