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And Thatís the Way It Isnít: Ten Liberal Myths People Believe
The New American ^ | 5-21-12 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 05/21/2012 9:52:11 AM PDT by ReformationFan

When a big lie is repeated often enough and becomes “truth,” there can be serious consequences. For reality is like a jigsaw puzzle: If too many pieces (little pictures) are wrong, you’ll never be able to assemble them and see the big picture. The result is dislocation from reality. What follows are 10 big lies that have gained currency — and the actual truth behind them.

1. Pope Pius XII was a Nazi Collaborator

According to Rabbi David Dalin in his book The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, Pius saved at least 800,000 Jews from extermination at the hands of the Nazis. This is why, during and especially just after WWII, Pius was roundly praised by Jewish figures such as Golda Meir, Albert Einstein, and Moshe Sharett, just to name a few.

So what happened? Well, five years after Pius’ death, a play called The Deputy was made by leftist Rolf Hochhuth. It portrayed Pius as a self-serving man who was indifferent if not hostile to the Nazis’ Jewish victims, and the increasingly secular world ran with it. The Big Lie was repeated until it was “truth.”

But the back story here is even more interesting: The highest-ranking communist intelligence officer to ever defect to the West, Ion Mihai Pacepa, divulged that the attack on Pius — including The Deputy — was no accident. It was Soviet agitprop.

2. There are more whites than blacks on welfare

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More wisdom on the myths of liberalism from Selwyn Duke.
1 posted on 05/21/2012 9:52:22 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

bump for later


2 posted on 05/21/2012 10:01:25 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: ReformationFan

“Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” - Ronald Reagan


3 posted on 05/21/2012 10:02:54 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: ReformationFan
1. Pope Pius XII was a Nazi Collaborator
3. Pedophilia is an unusually big problem in the Catholic Church

And That’s the Way It Isn’t: Ten Liberal Myths People Believe Some Freepers Believe

4 posted on 05/21/2012 10:05:15 AM PDT by kidd
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To: ReformationFan
1. Pope Pius XII was a Nazi Collaborator
3. Pedophilia is an unusually big problem in the Catholic Church

And That’s the Way It Isn’t: Ten Liberal Myths People Believe Some Freepers Believe

5 posted on 05/21/2012 10:05:35 AM PDT by kidd
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To: ReformationFan
Ten Liberal Myths People Believe

1.Taxes improve economy
2.The media is neutral and responsible
3.More money improves public education
4.Environmental activism is about protecting the environment
5.ObamaCare is about providing better health care
6.Sarah Palin said she can see Russia from he home
7.Barack Obama will promote racial harmony
8.GM paid back all the stimulus money they got
9.The economy is improving
10. (Add your favorite here)

6 posted on 05/21/2012 10:05:59 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: ReformationFan

Liberals are crazy. I’ve learned to ignore anything they say. I’m not even interested in engaging them in debate any more... it’s like trying to teach history, psychology and economics to a monkey.


7 posted on 05/21/2012 10:07:26 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: ReformationFan

You hear this one often...

“2. There are more whites than blacks on welfare

When responding to this, educated people often mention that only percentages matter, not raw numbers. But here’s the real surprise: The basic assertion itself is incorrect and has been since the 1990s welfare reform. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Family Assistance, in 2002 (the last year I found statistics for), 659,296 white families were on welfare versus 782,914 black families. This phenomenon held true even when norming for income: Poor whites were less likely to receive welfare than poor blacks.”


8 posted on 05/21/2012 10:07:52 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: kidd

And That’s the Way It Isn’t: Ten Myths Some Freepers Believe”

obama is a lock for re-election!


9 posted on 05/21/2012 10:11:00 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Beagle8U

That’s a real eye opener. I knew the percentages were heavily weighted to the blacks but I figured there were so many more whites that the total would have to be more. Interesting.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 10:22:03 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Great to have factual information to counteract these very common liberal myths.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 10:24:56 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: ConservativeDude
obama is a lock for re-election!

Anybody and everybody that votes Democrat is backing him. Nobody is challenging him. Arizona is a few years too late in leaving him off the ballot. He flip flops his positions. Everybody makes excuses for him. And the Democrats manage to make seemingly every day news items into opportunities for their side. So, I have little hope of a Republican getting back into the White House this next election cycle, or any other for a very long time. Why? Because Obama won't let that happen.

12 posted on 05/21/2012 10:26:36 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: Baynative

Number ten: Republicans want to destroy Social Security and Medicare.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 10:37:06 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: ReformationFan

BFL


14 posted on 05/21/2012 10:37:21 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Wiser now

Ah, yes ...and then there’s that thing about the religion of peace.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 10:39:18 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: ReformationFan

Good list.

Re: #2, I believe that more blacks receive welfare because more blacks were below the poverty line when welfare was handed over to state & federal govt in the sixties and seventies.

Once in, you don’t get out.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 10:40:54 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: snowrip

A very good read—Every American should read this—and all College kids.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 11:00:07 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Baynative

10. Men and women are identical and absolutely interchangeable.
11. Opposing a Mosque being built at Ground Zero is “Islamophobic.”
12. Any disagreement with Obama about absolutely anything is “racist”.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Absolutely destroys half of the Left’s precious shibboleths.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 11:32:19 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Baynative

10. Elizabeth Warren is a Cherokee


20 posted on 05/21/2012 11:38:34 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: ReformationFan

Myth left out: Gun Control Reduces Crime.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 12:10:05 PM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Baynative

10. Government is your friend.


22 posted on 05/21/2012 1:09:37 PM PDT by Scoutdad
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To: Scoutdad

11. Diversity is our strength.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 4:01:49 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Scoutdad

11. Diversity is our strength.


24 posted on 05/21/2012 4:02:16 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Beagle8U

Less than 1 million in both races? I do understand it is per family, but statistically that’s only 4 people. Seems to me these numbers are too low.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 4:34:57 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

I hear you. But if you check the link, that is what government stats show. Remember also that this is just families on “welfare.” It doesn’t include other government handouts like food stamps-I assume anyway.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 5:41:28 PM PDT by Paladins Prayer
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