Letters — Truth Matters

“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” — Abraham Lincoln

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”

— Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Dear editor:

The truth matters. When the government and mainstream news manipulates and lies to us for our own “good” we are all diminished.  When we are lied to, something is taken from us.  We the people, become a means to an end, an end that we know little about. Our government and corporate news are often at odds with what the common people want and need and more often serve their own needs.

We weren’t told the truth about the “Gulf of Tonkin” incident in the Vietnam War, Iran/Contra in the 1980’s, 9/11 in 2001, our “Drone War” on terror today, Benghazi, to name a few.  Political candidates often lie and hold to ideologies to garner voter support rather than speak the truth.

The “mainstream” press is no better.  It is owned by corporations who own our government.  They have abandoned their responsibility as the fourth estate (to investigate and keep our nation informed and free) and instead substitute false equivalencies, ideology, and lies, as one side of an argument in their attempt to be fair. And they do this most often by repeating the falsehood over and over and louder and louder until the general populous thinks it is true.  Some examples are, that the United States was founded specifically to be a Christian nation – global warming does not exist – the U.S. Government spent 1.3 million dollars paying people play World of Warcraft video games and on and on.

When the people are not trusted with the truth, they loose trust with each other and trust in their government and the country.  It makes it difficult for any of us to know what is true and what isn’t.  Trust, established by sustained truthfulness, is the foundation of all healthy human endeavors.  It would be nice if the FCC made knowingly reporting lies punishable by a fine or being taken off the airways. Thank goodness for local reporting such as the Big Island Chronicle that must print the truth to the best of their knowledge, or go out of business.

Dr. John M. Daggett Ph.D.

4 replies
  1. tia
    tia says:

    It’s all a crock of lies, and this is the biggest one of all. From it stems myriads of other lies that condemn people all over the world to slavery:


    In UNITED STATES CODE, Title 28, in Section 3002 Definitions, it states the following:

    (15) “United States” means—
    (A) a Federal corporation;

    (*)”United States” is the “District of Columbia” incorporated.
    “The United States government is a foreign corporation with respect to a State” Volume 20: Corpus Juris Sec. § 1785, Also: NY re: Merriam 36 N.E. 505 1441 S. 0.1973, 14 L. Ed. 287

    The new “United States” includes States such as District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands. It does not include the 50 states united.
    i.e. Title 26 Section 7701 Definitions (a) (9) and (10) 42 U.S.C. 405 (2)(c)(vii)

  2. NeighborWatch
    NeighborWatch says:

    Since the “Modernization” of the Smith/Mundt Act of 48′ it is legal for the gov. to disseminate propaganda to the populous. via corporate TV, Newspapers etc.
    The US Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (Public Law 80-402), popularly referred to as the Smith–Mundt Act, specifies the terms in which the United States government can engage global audiences, also known as public diplomacy. The act was first introduced as the Bloom Bill in December 1945 in the 79th Congress and subsequently passed by the 80th Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on January 27, 1948.
    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 amended the Smith–Mundt Act and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987, allowing for materials produced by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be released within U.S. borders and striking down a long-time ban on the dissemination of propaganda in the United States.

  3. tia
    tia says:

    Right on, NW. Most people lulled, culled into propaganda don’t even know what’s happening and continue to obey this system, even to the death. Please continue to spread the info.

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