"Such are promises, all lies and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest."
Paul Simon 'The Boxer'
And so it has been since mankind huddled in dark smokey caves. This failing of the human race is what will almost certainly guarantee the ultimate success of communism and the effort to rule those who lack the courage or wisdom to stand alone.
Were the final outcome not so pathetic I could probably find great humor in watching the follies of my fellow man as they put forth the premise that educating the people will lead to a rebirth of liberty, while they make no effort to educate themselves. Knowledge is power, while ignorance is an abject failure of the mind and spirit. It is up to each of us to pursue truth as we best see it, but only the future will reveal whether or not we followed the correct path.
Right now I sit in front of the most powerful educational concept in the history of the human race, and if you are reading these words, so do you. It is called The Internet, and it is quite possibly the most abused and neglected tool that we have ever created. This Internet has the potential to free all mankind, and yet our leaders are using it to enslave us, and we are using it to enslave ourselves. For many it is no more than a 21st century picket fence across which they exchange the latest gossip and lies.
Communism is the one of the most dangerous concepts ever devised by the evil minds of evil men. Computers give us the power to understand these men and the dangers they present, if we so choose. It also gives those who would do us harm, the ability to mislead and redirect our thinking, if we allow it to happen.
Tomorrow is result of decisions we make today. Should we seek knowledge, that tomorrow will be brighter, but if we succumb to ignorance and blind acceptance, few can conceive of the darkness that lies just over the next hill.
Case in point: Hoaxes. People just love falling for hoaxes. Some because a hoax scares the living daylights out of them, and some because as Mister Simon wrote "A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest."
I shall put before you a hoax that is actually four years old but once again making the rounds. These things just keep resurfacing to mislead the gullible, and I regard them as gullible because they refuse to take a few minutes to research the background story before reposting the hoax, thus adding to the problem. Recall the phrase, "If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem." I pursue a solution to a great danger and find only a dead end, imposed by those people who think that they think, many of whom would rather die than think.
According to the hoax, Vladimir Putin stated "Any fourth grade history student knows socialism has failed in every country, at every time in history. President Obama and his fellow Democrats are either idiots of deliberately trying to destroy their own economy."
Well there you have it; a validation of Paul Simon's views. People want to hear that socialism has failed, that Obama is an idiot, and that he is trying to destroy our economy. The problem remains that Putin never uttered those words. They are but a smoke screen designed to mislead Americans and make us all look like fools.
Ask yourself three questions. (1)Has socialism failed? (2)Is Obama an idiot? (3)Is he trying to destroy our economy?
(1) Socialism has not failed. True, it destroys the economy and the independence of the people in any nation that embraces it, but that is the purpose of socialism and communism. Both are designed to destroy and enslave, not build and liberate.
(2) Obama is not an idiot. Those who believe that he is are only adding to the problem. True, he is wrecking what was once the greatest nation on Earth, but in spite of all of our best efforts, he continues to gain power. That does not indicate the work of an idiot, as the wreckage of the Republic is his goal.
(3) Is he trying to destroy our economy? Most certainly; as the fall of America is part of the grand plan, but you would Never Ever hear Putin warn of the danger, as he too seeks to destroy our economy.
So many are totally dedicated to the effort of waking people up to the dangers we face, and their efforts will forever be in vain as long as they keep allowing themselves to be distracted by communist and hoax inspired disinformation. It has been said that in ignorance lies bliss. If so we must have many among living in a state of bliss, for they shy away from the truth and accept whatever is put before them with each passing day.
Allow me to show you how to debunk a hoax: Go to the top of your home page, in the search section, and enter a few key words from any story that interests you. For instance "Putin says Obama is an idiot" or even simpler "Putin Obama Idiot". I use Google and this is the results that was returned:
In any hoax that has been long circulating you will find many sites that have reposted it, making it look like fact, but if you dig a little you will probably find 'Godlike Productions', 'EUTimes', 'Before It's News', or one of many other 'Satire' websites.
Another method is to do a web search on the sites name. Such as: National Report. That search brings back data from Wikipedia and Snopes identifying the hoax perpetrators for what they are. We find that Hyscience is an affiliate of Before It's News, and that Natural News is anything but natural. Whatever the site name, whatever praise they heap upon themselves, and whatever their motivation, cranking out rubbish is their primary purpose. To that end I must oppose their diabolical efforts. They may choose to walk through the valley of the shadow of Joe Stalin's legacy. I shall walk not with them.
As mentioned, there are many who are trying to awaken others. It is my self appointed goal to awaken those who only think they are awake, for as along as they continue to spread disinformation then our future grows ever darker.
Communism is spreading like a plague and it thrives on deception, fear, and ignorance. That is why they are so intent on gaining control of the education of our young. That is also why you encounter so much disinformation. All they expect of you is to read, and believe. If you do, the internet is your enemy. If you have doubts and dig deeper, it is a great friend. In short, the internet, and its wealth of information, is whatever you make of it.
We have all heard the phrase "And the truth shall set you free." For the moment that thought is still valid, but if our enemies continue to baffle us with propaganda, if they control what you believe, and if you will not take the time to validate what you you read, then all is lost, and the day will come when the truth will get you killed.
I despise the thought of giving Godlike Productions another 'Hit' but do this: Click the link at the end of the following paragraph. It will take you to that disgusting hoax site and allow you to see how many of your fellow citizens are being duped at this very moment. At the top of the page is the website title and just below it you will see how many are currently online.
At the moment that figure is 2,271. Page views for the day; 2,949,498. Visitors for the day; 2,012,245. Posts for the day; 14,950. My website provides stats on how many have read what essays, and tells me what nations my site has been read in, but does not approach Godlike Productions' read out. They are being well financed to be able to purchase such information. While still at the site,note that just to the right of the heading it tells us "UFOs, Conspiracy Theorists, Lunatic Fringe". They openly admit that they are in the business of spreading nonsense and have a good laugh on the 'conservative' Lunatics out here that fall for their lies and pass them on. The Link.
Bear in mind that this hoax site, and many others, are dedicated to spreading disinformation to the conservatives of this nation and the world. Those who read such tripe are busy trying to wake up America to what they perceive to be reality; while we wonder how communism is making such inroads as they strip us of our liberties. They are making progress because they remain focused, while our people chase shadows and fall for the deceptions of every trickster.
Ignorance and confusion are the breeding grounds for defeat, and I might add that at the rate we are going, that defeat is imminent.
What is the purpose of these sites? I am uncertain, as there is no one size fits all answer. Some of them may be motivated simply by the desire of the author to ridicule those foolish enough to believe the nonsense that he is spouting. Others may have a more sinister purpose, that being the deliberate dissemination of babble by the powers that lead the left, resulting in confusing and distracting conservatives from the truth. One thing is certain; with two million plus visitors a day, and the fact that those lies are being spread far and wide, confusion reigns. Our shared confusion gives great comfort to the enemy; and remember; those two million plus viewers are from but one site.
Ignorance, stupidity, lost freedoms, and communism walk hand in hand. So many fear the end of liberty, and many of them are not even aware of the fact that, like Lenin's useful idiots before them, they are paving the road to the communist hell they hope to avoid.
I am fully aware that some make take offense at views I have expressed above, and to that I say "Oh well", for I recall the wise words of Mark Twain: "It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
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