Lies And Liars|
December 22, 2008
As I settle in to write my weekly column, I glance at the television. On Fox News,
Neal Cavuto has a guest 'expert' telling we, the people, that the massive snow storms
uncharacteristically blanketing the nation are, indeed, a product of man-made global
warming. Having an aversion to being lied to, I quickly change the channel.
On CNN, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is telling we, the people, that he is
INNOCENT!. He is going to fight, fight, fight, and, by the way, "Patty and I thank
you for your support." He is so sincere that he almost makes me believe that, yes,
this dude is innocent. I see how easy it is to be taken in by a convincing scoundrel.
After all, we, the people, had a lot of practice during the Clinton years.
I finally click off the TV and start perusing my notes. Another headline jumps out
at me. It appears that Obama's incoming Chief-of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, had direct
talks with Illinois Gov. on filling Obama's senate seat. Hold the phone. Didn't
Obama tells us unequivocally,
".. what I’m absolutely certain about is that our office had no involvement in any
deal-making around my Senate seat. That I’m absolutely certain of."
This statement requires a willing suspension of common sense and political realities.
As Rick Moran points out:
"We already know that at least two
top advisors (Advisors “A” and “B” in the taped transcripts released in the criminal
complaint against Blagojevich) had discussions with Blagojevich and his people about
the Senate seat." And the Chicago Times reports that Emmanuel had several
discussions with Blago.
Someone is lying. Of course, calling someone a liar, (unless he's George
Bush) is not allowed in the 'polite society', unless of course, the lable refers
to a conservative.
Random House dictionary defines lie as "a false statement made with deliberate intent
to deceive." Technically, this makes Obama a liar. Ditto the majority of politicians
who lace their coveted face time with political spin that has no connection to existing
Changing the name of an apple to an orange, doesn't make the apple an orange. And
lying convincingly to millions of people doesn't make the lie truthful. All it means
is that, once again, the liar has gotten away with fooling most of the people, most
of the time.
We, the people, are being lied to on a daily basis
by the very people we elected to represent our interests. Worse yet, we have been
made to accept the ridiculous proposition that calling a spade a spade means we
are, gasp, judgemental. After all, the very bedrock of political correctness is
the notion that everyone has their own 'truths'.
Day after day, we are forced to accept ridiculous notions as facts merely because
they are presented by media anointed 'experts'. We are told outright lies are only
'misstatements', as if they were made accidentally. We are forced to redefine liars
as those who have 'spoken out of context.'
Let's get this straight - someone lies to us and its our fault for not understanding
the underlying truth beneath the patent falsehood? Yep, that's about the size of
I, for one, never agreed to those rules. I never, ever, gave my consent to the powers
that be that they could change the English language to their own purposes. Words
still have meanings. And politicians still lie. And that is not right.
As a conservative, I hold to the notion that any relationship must be based on trust
and respect. I don't trust people who lie to me and then tell me its my fault. I
have no respect for those that have elevated spin to an art form and expect me to
blindly accept the wisdom of their words, words whose only meaning is to confuse
We the people are being treated as if we are a nation of idiots. We are the proverbial
wife who comes home to find her husband in bed with another woman, whose husband
denies it and asks, "Who are you going to believe? Me, or the evidence of your own
On a daily basis, we are told to eschew common sense, the evidence of our own eyes,
in favor of those who take pride in manipulation and then demand we accept their
version of truth. Our media elite and elected politicians have adopted whole Shakespeare's
saying "There is no right or wrong, only the definition that makes it so." But allowing
these scoundrals to supply the definition of right and wrong is akin to having a
convicted felon supply his own sentencing guidelines.
The only response to liars is to call them liars. By not doing so, we become complicit
in their lies, which only leads to more deception. Of course, there are those among
us who believe that 'this is just the way things are.' To them I say, fool me once,
shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing."
- Sir Edmund Burke
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina
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