After some forty years of observation I can state conclusively that deliberately lying is a natural function of the liberal/democrat/progressive mindset. Sometimes the lies are small and insignificant, other times, like the current impeachment tragedy, not so much. “Let no crisis go to waste,” really means something to those intent on controlling every aspect of our lives. You know, to “help” those of us who aren’t as smart or enlightened as they are.
With the previous paragraph in mind lets examine two of the most prominent issues liberal leadership lies about today.
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, described by Barack Obama as “one of our planet’s greatest advocates” is a sad example of the kind of damage the willing liars among us can do. I’m no psychologist, nor do I play one on TV but, as we used to say in high school, “something isn’t right with that kid.” Understand, I do not dispute that her concern is real, only that her facts and conclusions are in question.
Then there are her enablers, her parents, the fawning media, radical environmental groups and the self anointed one himself, The Kenyan Little Barry. He went so far as to tell her, “You and me, we’re a team.” Without a doubt she should choose her team mates more carefully.
As documented by TIME, the following are some of the environmentally friendly choices one of the world’s loudest global warming hoaxers made in the first five months after leaving the White House.
He bought an 8,200 sq. ft., 9-bedroom, fully air-conditioned mansion in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the nation’s capitol.
The day he left office, he flew 2,200 miles in a near-empty U.S. government Boeing 747 all the way across the continent to Palm Springs, California for his first post-presidency vacation.
After relaxing at an 11,000 sq. ft. fully air-conditioned villa at the exclusive Thunderbird Heights Resort in nearby Rancho Mirage, he flew 3,300 miles, by private jet, all the way back across the continent to the Caribbean, where he vacationed with Richard Branson at Branson’s $48,000 per night, fully air-conditioned luxury villa on Branson’s private island.
After departing his vacation with Branson by private jet, he took another private jet to fly 6,000 miles for some much-needed R & R at the late Marlon Brando’s fully air-conditioned French Polynesian hideaway in Tahiti.
Next, he took another private jet for a 2,700-mile trip to Hawaii, where he golfed for several days before taking yet another private jet for the 4,800-mile return trip to his 8,200 sq. ft. fully air-conditioned mansion.
In February, he twice traveled from DC to New York, both times by private jet, the first to take in a play on Broadway, the other to rub shoulders over dinner with U2’s Bono.
In early May, he private-jetted from DC to Milan, Italy, a round trip of 8,200 miles, where a caravan of 14 carbon-powered SUVs took him to give a paid speech about — sit down for this — humans dumping too much CO2 in the atmosphere.
While in Milan, he stayed for two days at the 2,000 sq. ft., fully air-conditioned, $9,500 per night presidential suite at the exclusive Park Hyatt Milan.
Next, he took a private jet, from Milan to Tuscany, where he stayed at Borgo Finocchieto, a fully air-conditioned manor house that once was home to 21 families before being turned into an ultra-luxurious vacation villa for the rich and famous.
Having left a feather-light carbon footprint in Italy, the former president returned, by private jet, to his 8,200 sq. ft. fully air-conditioned mansion in DC.
I’m going to suppose that you didn’t know any of this. Make no mistake, that was by design. His allies in the “mainstream” media and wacko groups like the Sierra Club etc will never willingly call him to account on the prodigiously wasteful lifestyle he and his family enjoy. After all, he is one of them, right down to the satirical 6000 square foot redwood deck.
The term for lying by not telling you something relevant is called a lie of omission. The media is long and well practiced at that.
Sixteen year-old high school student Nicholas Sandmann, while waiting for his bus to take him back to school, was accosted by a “native American” protester. The protester, whom I will not name, marched up to Sandmann’s and began beating his drum in Sandmann’s face. With nowhere to retreat to Sandmann did what any responsibly raised adolescent would do, he smiled and remained calm. For his sterling self control he was falsely targeted, attacked and vilified by the mainstream media as a racist.
In this case, where there was no crisis to manipulate, the media simply manufactured one. Perhaps sensing an opportunity to further the false impression of rampant racism in the country the Washington Post and CNN led the smear campaign against young Mr. Sandmann. Don’t think that was the case? Then why, after footage clearly demonstrating every point of their initial allegations were wrong was made public did CNN and the Washington Post continue to vilify Mr. Sandmann as a classic example of racism? Why did they seemingly knowingly mislead their readers/viewers about the alleged “native American” and his glorious combat service even though they apparently knew within hours he had never been a combat soldier but a refrigerator repairman? The answer clearly was that these media outlets believed their narrative must survive.
By the way, this kind of lying is called lies of commission. The media is also really good at this type of lie.
The sad thing is that this type of behavior is so typical from the media, liberals, progressives and democrats that it has become their normal. It infects everything issue they become involved in. I could write a book full of nothing but examples like the two I have already provided. The practice of lying and inventing facts to support a clearly false or unreasonable or even unscientific agenda has become so ingrained as to be unseeable by those engaged in the process. It has become so ingrained that even the presentation of unmistakable evidence proving them wrong has no effect. That my friends is a recognized psychological condition. It’s called Cognitive Dissonance. CD affects not just the lying media and political types but can be found running amuck anywhere liberal/progressives/democrats congregate.
While the progenitors of misinformation and their followers who have chosen ignorance (in the classical definition of the word, ie, to maintain a lack of knowledge) may be clinically ill the original question remains.
How long are you going to let them lie to you?