Bodyguard of Lies
Sunday, October 26, 2003
Jack Kinsella - Omega Letter Editor
“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be guarded by a bodyguard of lies.” – Winston Churchill 1940
Allow me to begin with a provocative statement: Probably half of everything you think you know is not true. You’ve been lied to about almost everything that you’ve been told by the mainstream media.
So much so, that there is enough material to fill a book. This book.
Most of what you’ve been told about the Israel-Arab conflict is not true. Neither is most of what you’ve been told about the history of the Middle East or the Palestinian people. In fact, much of what you know of American history is not true.
You’ve been lied to systematically, about social issues by using manipulated polls. You’ve been lied to about political issues through the use of a political sophistry called ‘spin’ – which is a kinder, gentler word for lie.
You’ve been lied to in order to convince you to accept a new social agenda that is so radically removed from the social reality of a generation ago that anyone over the age of thirty suffers from culture shock every time they go out in public.
You’ve been lied to about what you think, about what ‘everybody else thinks’ and about what the ‘smart’ people think for so long you don’t know what to think.
Everybody knows it – you know it! The lies are so pervasive that you can’t see them anymore, even when they stand right in front of you in all their glory. Many people, when confronted with the truth, would rather remain in denial than admit what they see before them.
A case in point is our allegedly ‘free’ press. Al Gore recently complained that the conservatives control the media. He proposed an all-liberal network as a ‘balance’. It prompted a bit of a brouhaha while everybody argued about it, before dismissing it as ‘Bore TV’.
Guess what! Nobody was arguing the media WASN’T controlled by somebody’s agenda, either Fox’s conservative bias, or the rest of the media’s liberal bias. Gore’s complaint was that the liberals weren’t well enough ‘represented’, (that means biased) which is why he proposed Gore TV.
We’ll explore that in detail later, but keep this fact in mind as you go. The battle was over who gets to lie to you -- not for an unbiased media.
This is an excerpt from Jack’s e-book, ‘Bodyguard of Lies’ which is available for download now for a contribution of any size to the Omega Letter. It is available in either pdf format or html.
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