Fake Truth

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities!

Voltaire ~

Most of us like to hear what we already believe is true! We gravitate toward that narrative and feed on our idea of truth. This was very evident in the atrocities at the Capital in Washington, DC; all done in the name of patriotism and based on absurdities and misinformation.

Sadly, the game of politics is often a game of misinformation. What starts out as a grain of truth gets twisted and spun into a cotton candy swirl of falsehoods. And we tend to cheer on the person or platform that says what we want to hear, even when sounds absurd and crazy.

PBS did a documentary on Alex Jones, far right radical talk show host who promoted things like the 9-11 attack was a government plot and the Sandy Hook massacre of children was all just a group of staged actors! You might think, how would anyone believe that; but, though he was banned from talk radio, he expanded his following on the internet and has millions who listen and believe what he says, as absurd as it may seem. Even Roger Stone and Donald Trump were on his show trying to get his followers to support Trump, which they did. Trump’s repetitive statements repeated over and over again are simply repeating what Jones said to his followers.

And it worked! Volatire words were played out in real time. as people who actually believed they were patriots, attempted to storm the capital to disrupt and take over the Senate proceedings that were being conducted at the time. What a sad day for America. What have we come to. Khrushchev was right when he said, “Communism doesn’t have to destroy America, it will be done from within by your own people.” Unless we get together and find common ground, this may well be our fate.

Twisted truth destroys

America’s foundation

Time for Trump to go

The following clip is a documentary from PBS . It disturbing in content, but very enlightening as to how all this could happen . It is well worth your time to view.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities!

Voltaire ~

I found the Voltaire quote on the blog website of my friend Ivor Stevens.

Furious, a Haiku ‹ Ivor.Plumber/Poet ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

51 thoughts on “Fake Truth

  1. Great post, Dwight! Viva Voltaire! His words are as true now as when he wrote them! I am wondering if such “true believers” in Trump will ever be able to see the light. I saw yesterday that the guy dressed in bearskin and horns at the Capitol insurrection is requesting support from Trump as he goes to trial!

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  2. Every person involved in the attack needs to be held criminally responsible, and when they go to prison it should be gen pop not a country club prison. And RESTITUTION! for all of that damage and the cost of cleanup.

    It’s important that Trump not only be convicted of impeachment by the Senate to prevent him from collecting a former POTUS pension and any other perk he lost when he incited a riot towards insurrection, but he needs to be criminally prosecuted for being an enemy our government.

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  3. I can’t say anything more than what the previous comments have stated. I will add that we must hold those representatives that swore to uphold the constitution responsible for their actions in defying it.

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  4. So glad, and not surprised, that a quote Ivor shared inspired you, Dwight. 🙂
    This is a powerful, wise, and timely post and haiku you’ve written. Thank you!.
    I’m so exhausted emotionally.
    I want to watch the video…but I’m sure I can get through it. 😦 😦 😦
    I’m so scared for this week. Hoping and praying for the best…but so shocked and disappointed in people. 😦

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