July 15, 2012 · By Carrie K. Hutchens · 0 Comments
Once upon a time, if it was pointed out that a politician had been less than truthful in campaign messages, one of the quick responses was, “That’s just politics.” My question is… how is that working out for us? Are we happy that we gave so many a pass in the past, or do we now wish we had long ago put a stop to the acceptance that anything goes on the campaign trail?
I, personally, find it quite insulting that a politician (personally or via his team) will outright lie to us, while knowing we know he is lying, but thinking we should doubt our own memories and knowledge and believe him anyway. Reminds me of the books Animal Farm and 1984, with those whose purpose it was to wipe out the truth and rewrite history. Is that the intent? To wipe out the truth and do a rewrite as we watch?
It doesn’t stop there.
If it weren’t so pathetic, it would be rather amusing listening to someone, who has spent a great deal of time hiding his paperwork, accusing someone else of hiding something because he hasn’t provided additional documents the document-hider/accuser has demanded be disclosed. Of course, this person (the accuser) we can actually and legitimately call a “Taxer”. It certainly fits and makes more sense than calling others “Birthers” for inquiring about his — the Taxer’s — hidden documents.
But it doesn’t even stop there.
The “Taxer” & his taxing pals, would have you believe that the Catholic church is harming women by denying them contraceptives. It doesn’t seem to matter that is not true and should be obvious that it’s not — they keep saying it anyway. And, how many simply think it’s true, because of how the story has been told by several on the mainstream media circuit? Does it matter to the reporters or stations that it’s absolutely not true? Apparently not!
The issue with the Catholic church isn’t just a lie, such as discussed above, it’s a challenge to religious freedom. It’s one of the many two-for-one’s involved in this term of office and campaign in progress. You see, the Catholic church isn’t denying a single woman a contraceptive. Those little contraceptives remain quite available (often free or of little cost). All the Catholic church has done is refuse to pay for what is already readily available to all women at their expense, on their insurance, or even free.
There is absolutely no reason to require the Catholic church or any other church or religious organization to pay for the contraceptives that are already readily available to any woman that wishes them, except one. That reason is so apparent that one would think no one — absolutely no one — could miss it. The reason? To end religious freedom!
There is something (many things) people should think about — truly so.
Sex is not something one requires to survive, though some might think otherwise. However, breathing is a requirement that none of us can escape. So, why would the “Taxer” decide that contraceptives shouldn’t have a co-pay, but leave the co-pay for people who need inhalers and other such life-sustaining meds?
A war on anyone old, deformed, disabled or ill?
It really doesn’t matter what side we are all on, there are some things that should concern us and concern us too extreme.
When the politician lies, especially to our face and obviously so, there is no doubt he (or she) is hoping there are enough people who have no clue as to what is truly going on, or blindly following for other reason, or have a stake in his (or her) win.
When the politician lies, especially to our face and obviously so, there is no doubt he (or she) has no regard for any beyond those who can benefit him (or her) at any given moment.
It’s really very simple.
When the politician lies, especially to our face and obviously so, maybe we ought to re-read Animal Farm and 1984 and get a grasp on why what’s happening isn’t just a little campaign fib to be chuckled away.
Double-think and New Speak might be something more of us wished we heard of, paid attention to, and understood, before the politicians’ lies mocked us and left us to be the fools that didn’t “get it” and therefore didn’t “stop it” before it was too late.
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