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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Justifcation of Lying

By Robert Ringer
Part 1
Throughout Barack Obama’s campaign for the presidency, as I watched him backtrack on the nature of his many questionable relationships, on issues such as gun control, abortion rights, and taxation, and on his feelings about the United States, the words of another famous revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin, kept coming to mind. Said Lenin, “To tell the truth is a petty bourgeois habit, whereas for us to lie is justified by our objectives.”

Lenin, along with Leon Trotsky and his other comrades in arms, was a character right out of the book Eric Hoffer published years later (in 1951): The True Believer. Whether it’s global warming or cooling, gay marriage, animal rights, or any other “cause,” a genuine true believer has no problem telling blatant lies in order to further that cause. [Read all of part 1]
Part 2
As I said in Part I of this article, I can think of at least three ways that the Obama presidency might play out. Let’s examine them one at a time.
[Read all of part 2]


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