Truth: The Most Deadly Weapon

Truth is a funny thing.

In today’s world, truth has become relative, not a certainty as it was in times past.

Today, truth is whatever those in Power say it is, and when someone is able to prove them wrong, that someone usually disappears and is never heard from again.

What prompted this little musing?

I’m signed up for a list of Freedom-related quotes, and yesterday’s email contained a few interesting quotes, but the one that struck me was the one by author John Gilmore:

“Truth: the most deadly weapon ever discovered by humanity.
Capable of destroying entire perceptual sets, cultures, and realities.
Outlawed by all governments everywhere.
Possession is normally punishable by death.”

It was the “Outlawed by governments everywhere” line that caught my eye and actually made me laugh out loud, simply because it is so true in and of itself.

The trouble isn’t so much that governments despise the truth, for I don’t believe that is the core issue.  What governments despise is not truth, but loss of power. For those sitting in the big chairs, that is what all this unfettered access to “TRUTH” really means.

It means they have lost, or are about to lose some (or all) of their power.

One look at the protests around the world this past year certainly makes that clear, doesn’t it?

I’m going to wander around a little here, so please bear with me. There is a point to it all, I promise.

I’ve long been interested in the Oklahoma City Bombing that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.  This bombing was allegedly in retaliation for the ATF and FBI raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993, and the murder of Vicki Weaver by FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi at Ruby Ridge in Idaho in 1992.

I’ve never bought into the official story that a single truck bomb placed by Timothy McVeigh took down the Murrah Building.  That single truck bomb simply wasn’t powerful enough to do a lot of damage to the building.

Like Building 7 in New York, which mysteriously and magically collapsed without ever being hit by anything, taking down the Murrah Building would require a lot more that a truck bomb parked on the street.

I’ve watched some of the documentaries that came out in the wake of that event recently, and there is such a stunning amount of evidence (TRUTH) that the government didn’t want to see the light of day.

Why not?

It would cause them to lose power.  It would cause them to lose control over the population.

So why has my interest in the Oklahoma City Bombing been re-ignited again?   More inconvenient truths are coming out about that event that make me question even more deeply the official government story.

When Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Clinton Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Prisons in 1997, he had no idea that the scraps of information grudgingly released by the federal government would be the first in a 15 year trail of evidence detailing the criminal involvement of the FBI, CIA, ATF, and United States Secret Service in the planning and execution of the Oklahoma City bombing.

It’s caused me to reflect on the nature of Government and what it means to know the truth in an age where there is no truth, or more to the point, Truth is only what the Government dictates.

Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing, Holder instructed FBI agents to recover from Terry Nichols any remainder of the explosives the Bureau had provided him and McVeigh. To the chagrin of Eric Holder, the explosives were later discovered by another agency, complete with the fingerprints of Nichols, McVeigh, and two FBI agents.

Anyone daring to ask why, for example, the BATF offices (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) were vacant that fateful Oklahoma day, yet miraculously were able to pounce on the scene mere moments after the blast is called a lunatic, a right-wing conspiracy theorist, or worse.

It’s such a simple question… yet nobody will answer it.

Is that because there is some measure of TRUTH to the theory that governments manufacture crisis after crisis so we  “mere citizens” are kept in a constant state in fear?

Is it so governments can hold themselves up as the great saviour of us all?

Who knows?

In my more cynical moments I believe that is true.  Governments always want more power and control over the lives of its citizenry.  It’s in their nature.  They can’t help it.

Jesse Trentadue accidentally came across PATCON while investigating the murder of his brother Kenneth at the hands of the Clinton Department of Justice. An FBI informant (Federal Bureau of Investigation) familiar with the Oklahoma City bombing story, Kenneth was found hanged in his cell after having been jailed by the FBI. Though an official FBI report had listed Kenneth as a suicide, it was obvious that he had been severely beaten and had his throat cut.

Upon Jesse taking the federal government to court, a federal judge ruled that the FBI had not only lied about Kenneth Trentadue’s death, the Bureau was also found guilty of having destroyed evidence concerning the case. In 2001 the Trentadue family was awarded $1.1 million, $250,000 of which remains a reward for information leading to the conviction of Kenneth Trentadue’s killers.

The rest of the time I think it’s just that someone screwed up so horrifically that they can’t even believe it themselves, and the cover-up begins in order to protect someone’s behind.  That’s all any scandal really is about, isn’t it?  Covering the behind of the person who massively screwed up?

A scandal is just, to steal a line from that environmental hypocrite Al Gore, “an inconvenient truth” that they can’t bear to admit.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if the next time someone from any of the alphabet soup agencies screws up royally, that they just admit it, apologize and do whatever is required to make sure it doesn’t happen again?

Okay… Okay… I said I had a point…

I never said it wouldn’t be filled with wishful thinking!

I have, however, been researching the new head of the RCMP.  If he doesn’t get shot in the back by his own members, he just might drag the RCMP kicking and screaming out of the Dark Ages and into the 18th century.

What a treat that would be, wouldn’t it?  An RCMP once again held accountable for its actions?

Perish the thought!

1 thought on “Truth: The Most Deadly Weapon

  1. The person who never reads or listens to the Marxist mainstream media is more aptly informed than the person who grabs onto every headline and sound bite as gospel.

    Knowing nothing is probably striking nearer to the Truth than the person whose head is stuffed with fashionable, politically-correct lies, damned lies and statistics–the kind a person could look up if he weren’t so lazy and those the person chooses to make up because he is lazy, the latter inevitably the factoids that stick as Truth.

    In this modern age of the Internet Revolution, the person who truthfully seeks the Truth will avoid the Marxist mainstream media and absorb the Truth from the Alternative News Network and Blogsites.

    The subject of Truth at hand here reminded me of an article that was posted May 11, 2009 on Enter Stage Right by Selwyn Duke titled “Stopping Truth at the Border: Banning Michael Savage from Britain”.

    I encourage you to please read the entire truthful text. You’ll love it! As a way to entice you In the interim, I have offered a few truthful excerpts for you to ponder:

    “So, obviously, it doesn’t matter whether views are inflammatory or not.  The critical factor is whether they’re true.  Yet, to leftists, who are moral relativists, Truth means nothing.  Thus, they simply define anything contrary to their agenda as out-of-bounds….

    “So my complaint is not that leftists observe what is inflammatory.  It is that they’re numb to what should be inflamed and what should be soothed, to what is true and what is a lie.

    “It is that they have thrust us into what George Orwell called “a time of universal deceit,” where “telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”  This is why we have Canadian “human rights tribunals” (talk about a euphemism) that have ruled that Truth is not a defense against a hate-speech charge.  I guess that the Truth will set you free, but not in Canada.

    “This all reminds me of Charles Robert Jenkins, an American soldier who spent 39 years in captivity in North Korea.  Why?  Well, listen to what he said about the communists: “In North Korea, when you lie they think you are telling the truth, and when you tell the truth they think you are lying.  You learn real quick to say no when you mean yes, and yes when you mean no.” 

    “The further a society drifts from Truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.  This is the real problem (radio host of The Savage Nation) Michael Savage has.  And it’s the problem we will all have, increasingly, unless we’re willing to live those fashionable lies – or able to defeat the fashionable liars.”

    Truer words were never spoken or written than what Mr. Duke has said. Eh? (That is Canadian-speak for ‘Yes? You agree? No?’)

    However, columnist Thomas Sowell thinks “There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.”

    And, not to overlook just one more profound quote before signing off:

    “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous. So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.”
    — Carl Sagan, (1934-1996), Astro-physicist
    Source: “The Fine Art of Baloney Detection,” Parade, February 1, 1987

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