Want the truth? You are an ignorant liar who spreads lies every single day because you have absolutely no idea what to believe.
Why? Simple. Everybody lies, but more importantly, most people pretend or convince themselves that they know the truth and they consequently spread lies all the time whether they realize it or not.
That makes the truth a desperate orphan. Do not pretend otherwise. Prove me wrong, if you can.
Do we value truth or do we approve of the process of keeping a truth secret because we, as a society, have convinced ourselves that it should be kept a secret?
As long as we value secrecy over truth, we create the strange scenario where the official truth is frequently a deliberate cover for the real truth, and that makes an intelligent, so-called conspiracy theorist, a truth-seeker or in some cases, a person who has in fact found the truth.
Ironically, the very lies that are supposed to protect us frequently compromise our national security and that is where we appear to be today.
At this juncture, it is prudent to review the words of President John F. Kennedy, specifically what he had to say about secrecy, and it is time to re-evaluate the value of the secrets we keep.
The deception epidemic was brilliantly but inadvertently exposed by the words of Donald Rumsfeld himself, on February 12, 2002 when he famously said;
"There are known unknowns. That is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know."
What he actually meant to say is that he could get away with deception because he was willing to lie and he proved to be right. Unknown truth be told, Donald Rumsfeld is one of many unindicted war criminals and as long as we continue to allow them to deceive us we will continue to be deceived.
Today, Trump's National Security Adviser, Bone Saw John Bolton, tells us that he did not listen to the tape that recorded the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That is yet another "unknown known" that everybody knows about, despite inexcusable deception.
Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and John Bolton demonstrate extreme contempt for the truth, and instead of allowing them to dismiss it, we must dismiss them because they will continue to live their delusions and seriously undermine American National Security in the name of protecting Americans and that is the irony we are currently struggling to survive.
In the meantime, remember this: Character and integrity is all about transparency, not about deception, JFK was spot on and his enemies are still trying to prove otherwise.
The bottom line is very clear: Honesty is all about recognizing and marginalizing deception and it is time to stop doing the exact opposite ~December 19, 2018.
Next: We have a great deal to learn to be able to find the truth.
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