It's that time of the election-cycle (by which all things in the US are truly governed) when everyone who hopes to lie their way into higher office set about to "re-align" their stands on just about everything (divorce, abortion, me) in hopes of capturing the hearts and minds of the largest possible number of voters (idiots).
It also leads to the need for really big lies, such as the half-assed crap like we heard on Monday and Tuesday from Frick and Frack (Petraeus and Crocker) on the subject of George W. Bush's War in Iraq. Time is running out and they know that the best they can hope for is to stall until it's some Democrat's problem.
They're no fools. They're out there taking the heat off Bush now because they know that there'll be a PAYDAY for them in the future in return for being good little soldiers now. All they have to do is sincerely lie to Congress. They don't even have to be convincing. All that matters is that, when the time comes for THEM to run for office, they'll be able to claim that they were good soldiers and true patriots and they honestly believed the bullshit they were saying at the time and, therefore, we should vote for them.
Truth means nothing in our country. Spin is King.
Nazi Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels knew this.
"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.”
I believe that we have a conspiracy of fools and liars running the country these days, funded largely by self-serving, egotistical institutions that have zero interest in serving the public good or upholding the true values upon which our nation was founded. I believe that politicians (and the left and right-wing think-tank flacks and corporations behind them) are out to do two things... to get these politicians elected and then to get them re-elected. Period. After which they will do their best to serve the money behind them.
Over the decades my life has been dragged through the mud time and again by people who couldn't care less whether I lived or died. I was merely collateral damage to them in their war against each other. And every American of zero note, such as myself, is as expendable as Kleenex in their battles against each other.
When I witness, as I have this week, the spectacle of Washington running amok and doing what only Washington can do best, lying, cheating, stealing, backstabbing and posturing, it makes it very hard to care about anything or anyone other than myself.
I think I need to speak to my sponsor.