… 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!”
… 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