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To Tell the Truth

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Words can be many things and have many meanings but they can never be returned to the source after being spoken. The closest I have managed is to get my foot inserted as a substitute for the return of a bad joke or improper attempt at a witty statement.

Lying, however, is not a mistake of wit or failed attempt at humor. In my opinion, lying is one of the worst things one human can do to another. Deceptive statements made to effect the manner of another’s thinking and manipulate future actions are, in my mind, despicable. Unlike statements of opinion, (this paragraph, for example), where honest disagreement can inspire dialogue and encourage thinking, lying is meant to stifle judgment and change the perceptions of others. But what is to be done with a person who knowingly misrepresents actuality? Should we question the reality defined by the liar or condemn the source and refuse to accept any future statements, or both?


Written by poyhonen

April 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

The Great Society v.s. The Internet

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The Great Society initiated in the 60’s and supported by well-meaning teachers, politicians, lawyers, and authorities demonstrate how good intentions brought a social justice paradigm that has made things worse for today’s children.

Frivolous lawsuits, dishonest politicians, biased teachers, poor news coverage, corrupt courts, and the rise of social leaders that preach hate and indoctrinate victimization within their constituency dominate the social spectrum that pummel our children with misinformation while embracing the socially acceptable behavior of lying.

Against a plethora of prejudiced propaganda, much of which is disseminated by our liberal institutions, we have the internet.

The internet is the pylon that serves to anchor the availability of truth that is available for those who desire honest discourse.

The truth must still be hunted and captured but that aspect has never changed in a world that would seek to diminish its availability.

Education and history are more accessible now because of the internet, and while the machines of today may tempt our progeny towards a path of apathy, the communication that can inspire integrity and honor is significantly more capable of providing an illumination that can spread with the rapidity of a lightning bolt.