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Fictions as Truth

June 8th, 2014 - 10:37 pm

For Benghazi, the Obama administration would have us believe:

1. A spontaneous demonstration erupted over a right-wing hate video of Mr. Nakoula, who was deservedly condemned for causing the deaths of four Americans by the Obama administration. His subsequent jailing was solely due to a parole violation.

2.  The United States consulate in Benghazi was adequately secured before the attack and had expressed no prior serious warning about inadequate defenses.

3.  There was no reasonable chance that U.S. military forces could have come to the aid of those killed in Benghazi.

4. President Obama was engaged in overseeing responses during the night of the attack.

5. Susan Rice simply relayed reasonable intelligence reports at the time that confirmed the violence was spontaneous and arose over a video. The president and Secretary Clinton seconded her assessment and have no reason to alter their judgment.

6. Intelligence operatives, not White House personnel, are largely responsible for any inconsistencies about the origins of the attack. There were no administration efforts to alter intelligence synopses.

7. CIA operatives in Benghazi were engaged in transparent and routine efforts to secure the Khadafy arsenal.

8. The Benghazi deaths were not connected to the general chaos in Libya that followed the lead-from-behind intervention to remove Khadafy.

9. Nearly two years after Benghazi, what difference does it make now?

For the IRS scandal, the Obama administration would have us believe:

1. Some low-level bureaucrats may have proved over-zealous in targeting some non-profit groups.

2. There was no real pattern in the political affiliations of those who were inordinately targeted by the IRS.

3. A number of conservative groups were unlawfully engaging in blatantly partisan activities, in ways not true of their liberal counterparts. So it is understandable why they in theory might have drawn the attention of IRS auditors.

4. We should not infer much from Lois Lerner’s pleading of the 5th Amendment, given right-wing attempts to smear and destroy a noble public servant.

5. The targeting of so-called Tea-party groups between late 2010 and late 2012 had no effect on the 2012 election.

6. The Obama administration has conducted a thorough investigation that now has mostly exonerated the IRS from the excesses of a few regional officials. The result is not even a smidgeon of corruption.

7. The Obama administration had no real contacts with the IRS director during the period in which the agency pursued conservative groups.

8. If any good comes from this melodrama, at least reactionary groups will think twice about their partisan giving.

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I used to wonder how Germany became a totalitarian state prior to WWII. William L. Shirer pointed out how the take over of the media enabled the Nazi's to overwhelm their opposition. The difference today is there is no need for strong armed takeover.
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Perhaps the most sickening aspect of it all is the efforts and collaborative willingness of the media to bury, then re-invent the "truth" so as to keep this administration looking good.

Avoiding embarrassment for the second black president appears to be paramount in order to fulfill the prophecy that "blacks are every bit as smart as those evil, imperialist white dudes" (especially when implementing the required socialism to save the world).

Yet, it's become so routine as to prove a Soviet-style platform and methodology; the kind we used to make fun of in the 1970's and 80's about how the Russians used to tell their own citizens about how great everything was and how perfect their leaders were.

For us though, it's a repeat of the fall of Rome, although Rome was certainly a heavily corrupt autocracy by the time the serious and heavy unraveling occurred and the dark ages descended upon Europe.

But stop and think about what's happening where in our society, information and even basic education have been usurped to espouse the poltically-correct, squeaky-clean "versions" of the truth.

So bad that they wish to turn Bergdahl into a CMH candidate and may very likely do it. All in the name of covering their behinds to make the results fit their fabricated tales.

I work in a company that has a leadership base that is very similar to this administration which causes me, again, to think it's both generational and institutionalized in its implementation and usage. Keep the lower-downs ignorant, blind to the facts so that they are only concerned with their functionary task(s), be it their day-to-day jobs or belief in the government system, so that they will think they are happy because their "leaders" told them they were.

This ridiculous methodology never works. It's the old Russian joke from the reporter who came across several factory workers just sitting around in Gdansk in the 70's. When he asked what they were doing when it was a normal workday, they responded, "The government, it pretends to pay us and we.....well....we pretend to work."

This current fetid swamp of lying liars who lie has to go. If not by one means then by another.
23 weeks ago
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We are getting the full measure of Brothel Government. We get lied to, everything is under the covers, we pay too much for the experience and what we get...may have consequences we never bargained for.

There's nobody telling anybody any truth in a brothel. When a Republican holds office the media act as the Vice Squad. In this administration they are just down the hall with their legs in the air.

There is no truth in a brothel. But in Obama's second term we are going to learn the meaning of flexibility.
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And it's not just Obama. How in the world did the Democrats get everyone to think that Bill Clinton is a hero, and to make the matter completely unbelievable, in the same year that they (successfully?) accused their opponents of a War on Women? And everyone in the world thinks it's about the intern?

And in the year when everyone is talking about the NSA, Hillary is considered viable, and no-one even mentions Filegate?
23 weeks ago
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I think he already does think that.
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Real life is far more sensational and far more censored than political speech. For examples, see Melville's PIERRE (1852). Or my blog http://clarespark.com/2011/06/12/call-me-isabel-a-reflection-on-lying/.
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Re: #5 -

How much you wanna bet that any request to see the Army intelligence file on Bergdahl will be met with the same stone wall we've encountered during Benghazi, the IRS debacle, Fast and Furious, etc?
23 weeks ago
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To paraphrase a line from the classic Western "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "When the fiction becomes fact, print the fiction."
23 weeks ago
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Top rated comments - cedars rebellion and Flagra Solaris:

Fully agree with your thoughts on MSM. It is useful to view MSM as more than just highly effective enablers of the Statist agenda. In fact, MSM is Statism's CENTER OF GRAVITY. Lefty politicians come and go (Obama today, Hillary tomorrow), but MSM marches relentlessly forward with the Statist narrative. Our side cannot advance until we understand where to focus our efforts.
23 weeks ago
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"When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movement becomes headlong - faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget that a precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it's too late."
- Bene Gesserit proverb, Dune (Frank Herbert)

The Progressive secular religion is nearing the edge of an economic precipice;
All their lies will not help them after the US and the world fall over the edge,
and all the money they spend on redistributionist bribes and balm goes away.
23 weeks ago
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This is because liberals have infected the entire culture with the nonsense that there's no such thing as objective truth (except for that statement, of course!), that "everyone has their own truth" and that whatever you choose to believe is "true for you".
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it is really nice to see these events put into an easy to read chart of the problems and what has to be beleived in order to accept B.O. versions.
23 weeks ago
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Hillary would say you just need 'suspend your disbelief' to see past those 'scandals' - then you'd see how unimportant they are. At this moment in time 'what difference does it make'?

There isn't a 'smidgen of corruption' in any of those scandals - so sayeth the Prez.

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