Discerning the truth these days can be very difficult. One channel will tell you it is a great day for the beach and life is good; the next will tell you it is going to rain cats and dogs and you must hunker down. One or both of them are lying or deliberately misleading you. If we use logic, reason, facts, and data, we can begin to unravel the lies and determine what is true and who are the truth tellers. If we can expose the hypocrisy, the double standards, the false narratives, the hidden motives, and the outright lies, we can understand what is really going on. If we can show how silly and unreasonable (often insane) are the positions which many pass along as common knowledge, then we can liberate ourselves and others. If we can look at the history, what was said or what happened yesterday, last week, a year ago, or long ago, we can understand how the truth is manipulated and changed. Here is the fact, a fact that many probably already realize: They (our public figures) are lying to you openly and brazenly, over and over and over. They know that many will see through their lies, but they don’t care. Their lies are effective and they are generally not held accountable for them. Playing the game is fun for them. Winning the game is all that matters. The game today is politics and politics has encroached on everything.
Those watching the game only need an open mind. We know that we can’t trust many of our public figures; we know something is wrong, but we don’t know exactly which are the lies and which the truth. We choose who we will trust, but we may not choose wisely. We are not sure if we should believe, but the carefully crafted lie seems like the obvious truth. We must be skeptical. If we scratch the surface even a little bit, the lie will fall apart. But that effort is required. They are counting on you to not look any further. We also can’t simply root for those wearing our jersey. We have to follow the truth where it leads. We have to think for ourselves. We have to expose the lies and share the truth with others. If we know the truth, we will do the right thing more times than not. If we don’t know the truth, we will follow those who wish to manipulate our opinions to further their own interests. There are way too many lies, way too many out for themselves.
I don’t need to tell you about me. I only want to share my goal and why it matters. I don’t want to tell you what to think. I want to share enough with you so that you can make informed decisions. You may have heard only one side of the story. I want to tell you why there is more to the story. I want to share the facts, the data, the history. I want to provide the logic behind the arguments, both mine and theirs. You can then decide what is true and what is not.