What is Truth?


… the question Pilot asked (John 18:38) … These many years and generations later I have to ask the same question. What is truth?

I’ve been puzzling for a while now about how 40+% of Americans still support a sitting president even after the lies surrounding ObamaCare.

  • “If you like your doctor … you can keep your doctor. Period!”
  • “If you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
  • “No matter what you’ve heard, if you like your doctor or health care plan, you can keep it.”
  • “In an Obama administration, we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.”
  • “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”
  • “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future.”
  • “It’s not a government takeover: “I don’t believe that government can or should run healthcare.”
  • “The state health insurance exchanges will open on time.”

These emphatic and unambiguous statements were made to the American people on the order of 37 times, and then 6+ millions of Americans wake up one morning and find out that their plan has been canceled – 6+ millions of Americans wake up one morning and find they may not be able to keep their doctors – Period!

These are not the only lies … just the most massive and egregious – 37 instances to 6+ millions of Americans!

And consider these observations from Victor Davis Hanson:

Think of the following: the Fast and Furious scandal, the VA mess, the tapping of the communications of the Associated Press reporters, the NSA monitoring, Benghazi in all of its manifestations, the serial lies about Obamacare, the failed stimuli, the chronic zero interest/print money policies, the serial high unemployment, the borrowing of $7 trillion to no stimulatory effect, the spiraling national debt, the customary violations of the Hatch Act by Obama cabinet officials, the alter ego/fake identity of EPA head Lisa Jackson, the sudden departure of Hilda Solis after receiving union freebies, the mendacity of Kathleen Sebelius, the strange atmospherics surrounding the Petraeus resignation, the customary presidential neglect of enforcing the laws from immigration statutes to his own health care rules, the presidential divisiveness (“punish our enemies,” “you didn’t build that,” Trayvon as the son that Obama never had, etc.), and on and on.

Again the questions – what is truth? Why do 40+% of Americans support the sitting president?

The answer to these questions I believe, lies with ideology and its place at the center of liberal and secularist America and within the Democrat party.

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The ideology and agenda of the liberal left is what it has always been … to accumulate power into the hands of the elite. To gather power into the hands of that powerful leader and his party. To gather power into the hands of those few who know better what is good for all the people – all the people.

This is number one on the front page of the agenda of those like Barack Obama – ideology – the ideology of power and its accumulation. It was number one on the agenda of dictators of the past … Robespierre – Nicholas II – Napoleon – Lenin – Stalin – Khrushchev – Brezhnev – Mao – Hitler – Emperor Hirohito – Hideki Tojo – Pol Pot – Fidel Castro – Idi Amin – Ho Chi Minh – Kim il Sung – Saddam Hussein – Kim Jong il …

The ideology of power and its accumulation is number one on the front page of today’s tyrants … Kim Jong-un – Robert Mugabe – Vladimir Putin

The ideology of power – not truth!

The ideology of the founders of the Unites States of America? … “We the people …”

The ideology of power seems not to even understand that truth exists and is important. Truth is non-existent and just a word to use when convenient to advance the number one item on the front page of the agenda of power.

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And what is the intellectual and philosophical basis for this agenda? What gives it sway among its practitioners, advocates and disciples? What feeds its unending appetite?

“Man is the measure of all things.” The idea that there is no truth but that which individuals deem to be the truth (Protagoras – 490 BC – 420 BC).

And we – the Barack Obamas of the world – are those individuals “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for!”

And again from Victor Davis Hanson:

… these one-percenters — the Steyer brothers, the Sean Penns, the George Soroses, the Paul Krugmans, the Al Gores, etc. — are very few. Yes, but these few million are enormously influential, given that their money and ideologies are manifested not just in nice homes, vacations, and perks, but in public venues, movies, universities, newspaper editorials, NPR, PBS, the major networks, foundations, PACs, political donations, etc.

It seems to me that all of these are cut from the same cloth – Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama … cut from the same cloth.

 

 

Don Johnson – May 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 responses to “What is Truth?

  1. Don. As long as Republicans continue to speak of “entitlement reductions” and Democrats continue to expand and reward constituents who receive entitlements (welfare, unemployment insurance extensions, “free” health care, etc.) these citizens will continue to re-elect these thieves while ignoring the lies. It’s a condition that has taken decades of “dumbing down” our students and creating a “What’s in it for me?” environment. A fellow worker once chastised me for liking the movie “Forrest Gump”, calling it part of the effort to dumb down the population. At the time I thought he was being unreasonable. He wasn’t. Ron

    • Thanks Ron,
      Truth, it would seem, is not all that important to so many people. The lack of a sense of “Truth” is part of the root-ball of the many scandals we are seeing right across the board in many, if not most, of our governmental agencies.

      The political class of elected officials and their appointees are a big part of the problem — but … but … Civil Service is corrupt and in need of a deep haircut. I suggest as a start a 20% reduction in force across all Civil Service, even DOD. The 20% would be heavily skewed to the top tiers.

  2. Ronald Vander Griend

    The Occupant’s rant against freedom – Bill Wilson – http://www.dailyjot.com

    According to the occupant of the Oval Office, the reason his initiatives on amnesty for illegal aliens, taxes for climate change, health care, and school children are failing is the two-party system. The “president” wants hegemony–complete supremacy–over the political process. At a May 22 fundraiser in Chicago, he focused on blaming Republicans for the gridlock and failure for his presidency to get things done, yet the underlying theme of his remarks was more about a one-party political system where his “reasonable” proposals “from the left” can be passed, funded, and implemented without question. His philosophical position on government is no less than anti-American.

    When The Daily Jot covers topics such as rights to privacy, free speech, religious freedom, and government becoming as God, many people just hit the unsubscribe button. They don’t want to hear it; don’t believe it; don’t want to deal with it. Unfortunately, all too often many Christian Americans seem to minimize the impact of government in their lives, saying we are of a heavenly government and we should not be involved in such nationalistic efforts. Citizenship in the kingdom of God and in the United States of America, however, is not mutually exclusive. That is, it is not “either-or.” If citizens of the kingdom of God were demonstrating proper citizenship, the nation would have Godly leaders and good government.

    Because the vast majority in this country who claim to be Christian have not exercised good citizenship in the kingdom of God, we have a president elected largely by the ungodly, and he behaves as such. He told the fundraiser in Chicago: “So the problem … is not that the Democrats are overly ideological-because the truth of the matter is, is that the Democrats in Congress have consistently been willing to compromise and reach out to the other side. There are no radical proposals coming out from the left.” He said, “What’s broken right now is a Republican Party that repeatedly says no to proven, time-tested strategies to grow the economy, create more jobs, ensure fairness, open up opportunity to all people.”

    This president philosophically subscribes to the Islamic Marxist form of government. It is evident in his rhetoric and his actions. This is not only anti-American, it is anti-God. We as Christian Americans must decide whether it is worth it to us to keep our nation or allow it to fall into darkness. There is this tipping point where it is up to the people to determine how they will live. Self determination is by the hand of God. There are those out there, the president and his disciples, who want to determine your life for you. As Joshua said in Joshua 24:15, “Choose you this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” God is a God of Freedom, but if he wants it for us more than we do, then he will surely honor our choice. Another way to put it: do you choose God or government imitating God?

    • Thanks Ron, good input.
      I recall some 5 years ago, Glenn Beck warning all who would listen, that Barack Obama intended to make Congress irrelevant – he (Obama) is succeeding in that plan and his Chicago speech further documents his intentions.

  3. Pingback: What is Truth? Part 2 | A Yearning for Publius

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