It is my solemn assessment that nearly everything we see, read or hear is partly untrue, at least half of which is a total lie. In rational circles we accept this, and we accept that since the truth is so elusive and can seldom be fully known, we choose our lies carefully and analyze them as a "negative reality grid" to uncover the underlying truth.
But the truth is equally uncomfortable to accept or discuss, as it is the inverse of our official lies - in other words, one cannot attempt to reveal a lie without uncovering it's concomitant truth.
For example, when a distant friend of the past simply GLOWS with the outpouring of support from friends on Facebook who are helping her financially and emotionally to "support our troops in Afghanistan" a strange emotional reaction takes place. I think that she truly believes our troops are "defending liberty, spreading freedom and protecting democracy" there. But if she thought that their purpose there was to:
- Protect poppy fields which produce cheap heroin that finds its way into America's inner cities
- Protect profits from international bank money laundering through the profit pyramid of the cartels
When Paul Craig Roberts states that the "American economy has been living on the shrinkage of the savings and living standards of its population," I wonder how many Americans accept this explanation of our "economic recovery". People in real estate and personal finance management seem to accept the party line recovery myth wholeheartedly, but is this an adjunct to their profession or do they simply believe all official lies? Does it matter?
When Mark Zuckerberg crunches the social numbers on "what people believe" from "what they post" does he factor in the "personal fake news" factor. Oh make no mistake, people will post on Facebook things they do not believe one bit in, so as to "appear socially correct" - including the half-truths they half-believe. And there is much gray area between what we want to believe, what we really believe, what we repudiate and what we pretend to believe.
Such is the mystery of lies in our world today, which completely overtakes human relationships, invades the work place and affects intimacy and casual acquaintanceship alike. When our leaders speak lies upon lies, and their followers become caught up in the facade, there may be precious few among us to relate to. Even one's own conscience is up for grabs, as the continuing influence of lies and propaganda spew forth daily from the myriad of information sources and interactions of daily life.
And finally, the FCC is about to place the internet in the hands of global corporatism. So much for the garden which yields the flower of understanding. It was just a matter of time, as the ability to speak the truth is far too powerful for the little people to wield. As the master's agenda shapes the thinking world all around you, you may grasp for the truth of intimacy found in the emotion of love. But can you really know love in our modern world, or will you just accept what you cannot know?
As always ... thoughtful comments are welcome ...