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The Pinocchio Effect

Posted Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 2:53 AM

Many moons ago Jesus Christ stood before Pontius Pilate. Arrogant leaders of the day hurled accusations against Jesus, which they knew were false, and Pilate was confused. He pleaded with Christ to make a defense against the charges.

"So, are you a King?" Pilate asked.

In His answer, Christ said, "...I have come into the world to bear witness to the truth..."

To which Pilate responded, "What is truth?"

Pilate did not wait for an answer, and it is not hard to understand why. The "truth" can be a scary thing...to some. Truth demands one of two things when you hear it.

Truth demands either action or Faith.

That is why some refuse to acknowledge truth. An acknowledgement that actual truth has penetrated your soul, or found its way into the deep crevasses of your mind, will force you to make a decision.

Many have opined about the dilemma we face today in deciding what is truth, and what is false. The political climate of the day has deteriorated into a vicious spiral.

This quandary was brilliantly discussed in an April 30th article by David Greenfield in the Canada Free Press online called: "Liars vs. Racists". http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/art...

"It's not just that Obama has lied too many times", according to Greenfield. "Most politicians lie or stretch the truth or hold back information. The problem is that the media and too many institutions have been willing to lie for him."

And that is the truth. Mr Greenfield cites many examples.

"The problem repeats itself over and over again. Not only do negative stories on Obama's background not get reported, but people in high positions continue to cover for him. The contents of Sarah Palin's personal email account were sprawled over the Internet-but the LA Times won't release Obama's Rashid Khalidi tape. Yet is there a single person who honestly believes that if the Khalidi tape starred John McCain, that it wouldn't have been on Page 1 of every major newspaper? Or if John's McCain had attended a violently racist church or Cindy McCain had a photo op with David Duke's wife that these wouldn't have equally been Page 1 stories?"

The Pinocchio effect.

The major media have delighted in impugning those who rightly demanded to know the truth about a man who wanted to become our President. Birth certificate records, (first demanded by Hillary and Bill by the way) school records, investigations of questionable associations, financial records, immigration records, and honest investigations into Obama's ties to unrepentant terrorists, corrupt business associates, and blatant racists, were met with mockery and vilification, instead of transparency, which Obama promised.

Obama, showing callous gall and childishness usually reserved for spoiled Hollywood types, finally releases his birth certificate, then waste the taxpayers money by flying off to Chicago with Michelle to mock the citizens he is suppose to represent on the Oprah show.

As Greenfield correctly points out, "The birth certificate has been part of the much larger underlying issue which the lack of of transparency by the Obama Administration in even the simplest things. And that may not be a resolvable issue anymore."

The Pinocchio effect.

"The perfect storm of Obama's stonewalling and an establishment willing to cover up and lie for him, means that people legitimately distrust anything that comes out of his mouth or the media. In such an environment, a culture of conspiracy may be wrong, but not irrational. And it also means that there's no real way to prove or disprove anything anymore."

Greenfield correctly points out that, "The left's unprecedented corruption of government and media which could have played a watchdog role, means that those institutions can no longer serve as watchdogs, only propagandists. When you can no longer trust institutions, then you either drink the kool aid, or refuse to drink anything at all. The question isn't, are they lying, it's how much are they lying. And when you're dealing with that kind of framework, to 'trust' you have to argue that they would lie X amount, but not Y amount."

The Pinocchio effect.

You see, not only have Liberals, via Obama, the media and corrupted institutions, brought havoc upon Liberty, the economy, our monetary system, energy production, world trade, and civil discourse, but they have declared war upon truth as well.

"Are we in a recovery or an economic disaster? If you believe the liars, we're in a recovery. And the only people denying it hate Socialism, which as we all know is code, for race. Is Global warming a serious problem? The liars say yes and anyone who disagrees is a racist who hates Third World countries that are suffering from Global Warming."

The Pinocchio effect.

"If you agree with Obama, you're a liar. And if you disagree with him, you're a racist," Greenfield rightly concludes is the result of the left's own propaganda agenda, lies and cover-ups.

"You end up with two types of people. One type who believes everything the authorities say. The other who wouldn't believe them if they said the sun was shining."

Thus, Obama's legacy may very well be the destruction of truth itself.

We can only work for the betterment of our society if we can agree upon issues of substance. We can all agree that water is wet and that fire will burn, but real consensus requires truth, and honesty, which sadly the left has worked to destroy over the past few years.

As I said before, truth requires action or Faith.

When lies prevail, you get neither action or Faith.

Instead you get trouble, big trouble.

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Outstanding post Sam. The MSM's template has been set, and apposition is labeled racism. This of course is a lie, and how many more lies have to be told to keep this one alive. In the past, when conservatives were confronted with a charge of racism, they backed down and ran. Today, however, more conservatives are standing up to the charge, and guess what, the MSM talking heads have to run.

One NPR panelist on a popular political round table even had the nerve to say the criticism of former President George Bush wasn't personal. Do they believe no one noticed the treatment they gave him over his eight years?

President Obama claims more oil wells have been drilled in his two years than the previous eight. Are we racist to challenge him on this?

The stimulus package of two years ago is working. Again are we racist to challenge him of this?

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will end on his watch. Well?

And Gitmo?

The Justice Department seem to have been caught giving arms to the Mexican drug lords, and those weapons were use to murder. For so long, the Obama Administration blamed to flow of weapons into Mexico on lax U.S. gun laws. Could this be called a lie? Will this be called racism to demand justice here?

This administration, and it's accomplice, the MSM is nothing more than a huge water balloon, being crushed by the weight on it's lies. Soon it will burst and the truth, and the justice that goes with it will spew forth.

Great blog Sam, keep them coming.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:04 AM

Sam, glad to see you are still at it. Excellent blog pal. I liked your line that truth requires action or faith. It sure does. I agree with the comments cpb made. There is most definitely an assault, a deliberate assault upon the truth in this country by the forces on the left. I know it has been said before, but the upcoming Presidential election will be the most important elections in our country's history. I don't think we'll survive a second Obama term.

-- Posted by Leo.Pold on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 3:30 PM

I think we are so captivated with our own self rectitude that we feel its our duty somehow to to throw about these malignated phrases, like racest, hypocrite, etc. We do it to make our selves look righteous. What a joke, we are all flawed in one way or another, so if you live in a glass house, we shouldn't throw stones. I'm not saying I haven't thrown a few myself.

-- Posted by Keda46 on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 3:46 PM

Hey Leo - glad to see you back. Haven't heard from you in a year or so!

Thanks CPB and Leo for kind comments.

Keda - I think it is the Democrats who view everything through the lens of race. The first black this, the first woman that, the first Hispanic whatever, and it gets old.

My mother was a minority woman, who fought sexism and racism through her career, but never lost her faith in the idea of America. Land of the free, home of the brave. She never let her children lose hope in the American Dream. She believed in America, she taught us individual responsibility and plain speaking.

Before my mom passed away she would read my blog, and comments from those calling me a racist, and she'd be hurt. She knew better. But she encouraged me to continue to speak out, and not let the criticism from the left get to me.

And she taught me something else, and that was to apologize when I would screw up, and I have tired to do just that.

I am getting sick and tired of liberals, in their smugness and contempt, attacking those of us who abject to the Obama agenda, as war mongers, haters, racists, bigots, misogynists, and on and on.

I know I have allot more road behind me than in front of me. I will be dead and gone when the consequences of the misguided policies and actions of this President, come to full bloom.

I speak out for my kids, and my grandkids, who deserve the America that let a woman like my mom, born into poverty on a reservation, achieve success and happiness without government handouts, or falling into serfdom.

And growing up, I certainly did not have teachers in my classroom bombarding me with leftist propaganda of how hideous my country was, and is.

Land of the free. That is all that I want. It was the dream of my father, and my mother. Can you dig it? I knew that you could.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Sun, May 1, 2011, at 8:34 PM

Good post, Sam!

On the economic front we are not getting the truth, from the Obama administration nor the Main Stream Media.

McDonalds recently had a nationwide hiring program and hired a few thousand employees, BUT they received 932,000 applicants! These are mostly entry-level jobs, too.

We have 8.8% unemployed, but only because after a year of being unemployed, you aren't counted anymore! After that long you are removed from the unemployed category because you are assumed to have quit looking. Same for the underemployed; if you wanted fulltime work but had to accept part time work you're not counted as unemployed anymore.

MITs Billion Prices Project revealed inflation in the first quarter of 2010 at 7.4%, not the much lower CPI numbers being fed us by the government. Not hard to see where all that Quatitative Easing money is showing up.

Stocks are lower now than in 2000.

The US Dollar index is at a post-2008 low.

The price of Gold and Silver have been making new alltime and 30year highs! People see the reality of inflation and are moving out of the dollar and into precious metals.

Yet the administration and the media constantly tout "economic recovery" and that the goverment has pulled us back from the brink. And, of course, Bernanke portrays inflation as mild so far, and he expects even that inflation to taper off soon.

And the major media outlets report everything they are fed by the government as if it were the absolute, undeniable truth. From the Gospel of Bernanke, Geithner, and Obama.

-- Posted by Boomer62 on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 3:40 PM

Excellent points Boomer!

And you and I, and most everybody that hasn't had their thinking destroyed by liberal dogma, knows, the unemployment rate is really more like 20%.

How right you are - the gospel according to Obama.

-- Posted by sameldridge on Tue, May 3, 2011, at 5:50 PM

Rush Limbaugh has it right, President barack obama is nothing but a parasite. He feeds off of the pain and discontent of America. As he is getting his butt handed to him by the New Republicans, he resorts to his real self, the community organizer (re: agitator). How must it feel Pbho supporters and voter, you elected a mere flea, tick, hook worm, chigger, and etc etc.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Thu, Jun 30, 2011, at 10:45 PM

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