Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Beating a Drum

“If you shout a lie long enough and loud enough, it will eventually become a truth” – Thomas Jefferson

Some of my readers accuse me of beating a drum over our President’s multitudinous failures.  Guilty as charged.  But I am but one squeaky little voice trying to contradict stentorian streams of bilious bullsh.t coming out of our government and media.  I realize that this is a fruitless Promethean endeavor, but I cannot let go of this feeling that I must do something, however insignificant, to help our children live in a country that closely resembles that great (yes, exceptional) one in which I was nurtured.

I try not to do this with Lady-Gaga-type hype … nor with flaming prose … but with statistics, studied opinions and references to those who I respect as being good and honorable people.

The thing that upsets me the most about our modern media mouthpieces and political poltroons is that they lie with certain certitude … as though this was the measure of their self worth.  They call it “spinning.”  Thus, they are compelled even to lie about their lying.  If someone like Mitt Romney tells his best and sincere truth about the many dislocations in our current society, he is castigated and made fun of by these same miscreants as though he were the prevaricator.  What did Jack Nicholson once say … “[we] can’t handle the truth?”

That is a very sorry statement about our current out-of-tune national orchestra.


Publius said...

“If you shout a lie long enough and loud enough, it will eventually become a truth to our loyal base.” Fox News.
Cherry picking convenient "facts" is not as noble as you would have us believe.

George W. Potts said...

You sound not like a statesman ... and if you are not part of the solution, then you must be part of the problem.

Publius said...

Right back atcha, dude. I am reminded of Jack Nicholson's character in The Shining. "Don't bother me when I'm writing, Wendy. I have to tell the truth about these damned Democrats!"

George W. Potts said...

QED ...