Skip to comments.Massaging of Critical Data Undermines Our Society
Posted on 03/27/2014 4:41:59 AM PDT by Kaslin
Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from imperial Rome to the former Soviet Union.
The United States can withstand the untruth of a particular presidential administration if the permanent government itself is honest. Dwight Eisenhower lied about the downed U-2 spy plane inside the Soviet Union. Almost nothing Richard Nixon said about Watergate was true. Intelligence reports of vast stockpiles of WMD in Iraq proved as accurate as Bill Clinton's assertion that he never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.
Presidents fib. The nation gets outraged. The independent media digs out the truth. And so the system of trust repairs itself.
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The beauracracy is turning hard left and politicizing everything
No one over 40 will EVER believe the US government
in their lifetime, again.
The government is lying about the condition of banks right now. Who are you to say anything about it?
As long as the MSM is in bed with the administration, the government (both the elected officials and permanent bureaucracy) will continue to lie.
Why stop lying if it makes your life easier, and there are no consequences? I despise this government, but at least one can understand that they’re operating out their own self-nterest, corrupt though it may be.
But I truly hate their media enablers.
Lying is devilish. It’s our first encounter with him in Genesis. He lies then and it works to destroy relationships. Trust is crucial to American liberty and trust comes from telling the truth.
Bureaucracies do that. They’re political by nature. The Civil Rights campaigns of the mid 20th century were by blacks not against capitalism or private business, but against state, county and local governments. That story doesn’t get told in US History class.
Without the power of the state to enforce bigotry the free market clears the way. Rosa Parks was on a municipal bus, not a private bus. They didn’t fight “Jim Crow Attitudes” or “Jim Crow Beliefs”, but “Jim Crow Laws”. Note well it was the laws that were the problem. Government is the problem.
If the people increasingly believe that bureaucrats try to alter reality to reflect preconceived ideologies or the goals of the particular regime in power, then America as we know it is finished.
Unfortunately, we have gotten used to rat presidents who regard the good of the democrat party as their first duty.
That's bad enough, but the entire governmental apparatus of unlimited power is also dedicated to the advancement of rat party interests.
As long as avarice and ambition are well rewarded in Rome-on-the-Potomac, VDH is right.
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