Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Truth

Israel is in the news once again for having the audacity to call a spade a spade. In a Fox News report, the Israeli Defense Minister said, "“In reality, there have been no negotiations between us and the Palestinians for all these months – but rather between us and the Americans,” Moshe Ya’alon said in comments published in the pages of Yediot Aharonot. “The only thing that can 'save us' is for John Kerry to win a Nobel Prize and leave us in peace.” Ya’alon added that Kerry, the latest U.S. diplomat to try to get the two sides to agree on a peace framework, is “acting out of misplaced obsession and messianic fervor,” and that the rumored draft document as “not worth the paper it is written on.”

In the same article, Jay Carney said in response to the comment, "To question Secretary Kerry's motives and distort his proposals is not something we'd expect from the defense minister of a close ally." In light of the Iranians laughing about our "surrender" in relaxing sanctions against their nation, it would appear that the minister has a point. One lie after another has been told by this administration. Every revelation about what transpired the night of the Benghazi attack underscores the lies told to the American public.

The freshly printed book of Secretary of Defense Gates paints the Obama Administration as being tepid regarding the defense of our troops and of our nation. Folks, I hate to break it to you, but is there anything that these whiz kids can do well? They talk a good game and they front the veneer alright, but when push comes to shove they fold like a cheap suit. All show and no go is not what you want to have in the White House.

Even John "Swift boat" Kerry is a phony. He lied about tossing his medals over the fence at the White House, he lied about what his swift boat comrades had done, and he told these tall tales to the American people. Nancy Pelosi has lied repeatedly to the American people, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has lied to the American people about many things, and Jay Carney has lied to the American people about Benghazi, the IRS scandal, and about other happenings at the White House just to name a few. I would say that with all of the lies being floated in Washington D.C. these days, it would be a revolutionary act to tell the truth these days.

There used to be a time when you would have to take a dive in the local paper's morgue to delve into who said what and when. But in the days of instant replay and video/audio recording, you can do a quick Google search and have them dead to rights in minutes, if not seconds. That is why today's politicians need to parse their words and play games with semantics. It doesn't seem to matter to the anesthetized American people though.

So strung out are we on our daily soporific, that we doze through the most important parts of the news. We never catch on to the lies we are being fed by the major news organizations or the fact that the Emperor is as naked as a Jay bird. The press was supposed to be the public's disinfectant for politics, but those whose duty it is to report the news has decided that you need propaganda more, and our freedoms have suffered because of it.

The organs of government have been weaponized and used against political enemies, people have been jailed for political reasons, and the government cannot say, "good morning" without lying to you three times in the process. Who the hell have we become to tolerate this garbage? We are no longer the people who believed in the freedom of the individual because in order to be free, the citizen must be informed. In order to be informed, the citizen must be given accurate information.

We get lies, we get spin, we get talking points, and we get plain old BS. What we lack is the truth and any inclination to seek it out for ourselves. Even in Israel, the Defense Minister spoke truth off of the record because of the political ramifications. I for one, applaud the man. The world has been so long without truth that it is like a breath of fresh air. The paper however acted in accordance with how I expect a modern news organization to act: poorly. They betrayed a trust and went to print with a juicy story, and likely to support an opposing political viewpoint.

There is no honor or integrity to be found within journalism these days. They are as slick and as dirty as a used car salesman. In fact, I doubt that they teach ethics in journalism anymore given the behavior of journalists. I once asked a man who was trying to sell me a subscription to my local paper, how could I trust that the paper would tell me the truth. He never even bothered to answer the question. He just shut up, and walked away. That alone spoke volumes about the state of journalistic ethics.

As far as Jay Carney's testy response to the comments of the Israeli Defense Minister, around my way there is an old saying: The scalded dog yelps first.


WomanHonorThyself said...

stunning insights as always!...God bless the USA and Israel and may He smite her sworn enemies..are we still allowed to say that? Have a blessed monday my patriot friend :-)Have a blessed monday my patriot friend :-)

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Mustang said...

I read recently that at a dinner the day before (or maybe after ... I can't recall) Sharon's funeral, Netanyahu turned to Joe Biden, looked him in the eye and said, "We will not allow Iran to have nuclear weapons. Do you understand that?" And the article went on to say that they had to take Biden to a diaper changing station.

This administration is run by clowns.

WomanHonorThyself said...

spot on William!..and now A-rab so called Americans are protesting the US's friendly relationship with vile can they get!