“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Paul Joseph Goebbels
That was a famous quote from Paul Joseph Goebbels. According to Wikiquote, “he was was Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany. He also served as Chancellor for one day, following Hitler’s death. He was known for his zealous and energetic oratory and virulent anti-Semitism.”
After 9-11 and hearing all the lies coming from Washington and the complicit MSM, it is hard to believe anything from government sources and MSM news. Social media takes truth and lies to a different level. Before the advent of pervasive social media, MSM has the liberty to say anything to condition our minds. People on the whole trusted news from official sources and major newspapers then. By and large, they had been professional and adhered to good journalism. But journalism today is dead. Lured by power and money, little truth comes out of MSM and people in power. Social media filled the gap. But unfiltered social media has its own woes. It takes much discernment to separate truth from lies.
Just days ago, America’s “most respected” news anchor Brian Williams from the NBC Nightly News has been suspended after he was exposed telling a series of lies about being shot down in a helicopter during the Iraq war in 2003. His suspension is just a knee-jerked reaction. Americans will soon forgive him. Lies seem to matter little to most Americans who prefer to listen to trash and vanity instead of honesty and integrity. This may sound very damning, but it is true. Just see who Americans put in their government despite lies upon lies being dumped upon them. Lies don’t stick anymore, instead they become masqueraded as truth. Here comes another disclosure from the CEO of Gallup.
Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that he was worried he might “suddenly disappear” and not make it home that evening if he disputed the accuracy of what the U.S. government is reporting as unemployed Americans.
The CNBC interview came one day after Clifton had penned a gutsy opinion piece on Gallup’s web site, defiantly calling the government’s 5.6 percent unemployment figure “The Big Lie” in the article’s headline. His appearance on CNBC was apparently to walk back the “lie” part of the title and reframe the jobs data as just hopelessly deceptive.
Clifton stated the following on CNBC:
“I think that the number that comes out of BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] and the Department of Labor is very, very accurate. I need to make that very, very clear so that I don’t suddenly disappear. I need to make it home tonight.”
After getting that out of the way, Clifton went on to eviscerate the legitimacy of the cheerful spin given to the unemployment data, telling CNBC viewers that the percent of full time jobs in this country as a percent of the adult population “is the worst it’s been in 30 years.”
Is Clifton right in asserting that the government had been lying about jobless statistics? The assertion is nothing new. Alternative media had been dismissing government statistics as outright lies. Those statistics had been manipulated purely for political expediency. Now, according to Common Dreams, “Half of our nation, by all reasonable estimates of human need, is in poverty. The jubilant headlines above speak for people whose view is distorted by growing financial wealth. The argument for a barely surviving half of America has been made before, but important new data is available to strengthen the case.”
See the magic of lies.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.