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Truth in our time has become so muddied, the first thing we need in any search for fundamental, unambiguous truth is a good working definition. Something to clutch as a certain cruciform against vampires...a touchstone to help us better navigate lies.

truth \'trüth\ n. : That which is true

Hhmmm...so precisely what is "true"-?

Truth. Truth is true.

That Möbius strip leads nowhere. Could a better understanding of truth as an aide to our search for it be found by examining the opposite of truth--by examining untruth?

American life floods us with one particular very tried and true untruth: Everything our federal government tells us, either officially, or through mainstream corporate media. So, a reliable working definition of truth here could be: "Exactly what government does not tell."  Certainly they tell occasional superficial truths, but those always have tendrils merging into the massive and nearby body of deceit.

Let's test drive the definition--not conventionally as one would with perhaps a list of lies, specific lies, that'd set us on another Möbius strip since ultimately it's all the same, or has only one side, lies. No, let's take a spin through authority, some entrenched establishment symbolism.

The Fed

What might evoke more bedrock images of federal government than the Federal Reserve (Fed), our central bank (which is not actually a bank, and has no reserves)? Simmering in its deep heritage of untruth...the Fed is in no way a part of the federal government, but is instead a private corporation. The Fed's ultimate agenda orbits profit for a mostly foreign banking cartel. It is a private money making machine disguised as a part of "Government of the People, by the People and for the People"-, creating "money"- by simple data entry, then bleeding the people by loaning it to the government at interest. How in the name of government, in disgusting violation of the Constitution, did this happen? Rep. Ron Paul tells us. He introduced the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act (HR 2755), in June 2007.

The Great Depression is a sinister example of the Fed's untruth. One of their "duties" is to stabilize the money supply, but Sirens of personal accumulation dictate their "mission." Leaked documents and defector testimony reveals their zeal over how many thousands of banks and farms they hoped to acquire for pennies on the dollar.... The Great Depression was a coup by the financial elite to seize more wealth for themselves at the expense of the working class--one of history's more hideous refrains. Please note that before their coup of '29, these elite controlled only a majority of banks in the Northeast; afterward they dominated American capital from coast to coast. Ben Bernanke, the Fed's current head, even admitted when squeezed: "Regarding the Great Depression. We did it. We're sorry. We won't do it again."

Considering the Fed's seamless legacy of untruth...one might suspect that they actually are doing it again--note how much of the current "bailout" money is being used for acquisition...banks swallowing other banks, trillions in debt passed to future taxpayers. Try explaining something like this to your child.

The Bushes

Shaking the Bushes is an unlikely way to flush out truth, but it seems a blue moon can make both Georges spontaneously stray into actual truth. Is it a ploy to further confuse us, or merely a wrinkle in perception management?

One of George II's most germane chucking of beans: "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

Then in 1992, when asked what Iran-Contra was really all about, George the First replied that it was done for "...the continuous consolidation of money and power into higher, tighter and righter hands."

Talk about hitting pay dirt! In that simple nonchalance of George I, the fundamental truth underlying the foundational untruth of not only the Fed, but the federal government, corporate mainstream media--and owners of all of the above--the financial elite, is revealed.

Yes, the government is owned by our nemesis, the financial elite. They own our free press, they own you...they own the world. The common good is as irrelevant to our owners as the future of humanity, and what they want is all they've ever wanted: more. Will we simply keep swallowing their effluent until the Republic is dead?

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country...Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
--Abraham Lincoln, November 12, 1864

All we really need to know, something we've had our noses rubbed in a very long time, is that the government deals exclusively in untruth. If it ever mattered even a little, truth has been absolutely and permanently supplanted by perception management (including Abe's prejudice piquing), which, when it comes to the people, is the government's only genuine concern (in Bush jargon, one American = OFU, or "one fodder unit"-). The people have been so incredibly dumbed-down chemically and socially and every possible way in between that in the breadlines and soup kitchens, major-league baseball will probably be the hottest topic...or the Superbowl, or Brittney and Brad and Jen or the latest Superhero movie....

Perpetual Sheep, Perpetual Slaughter

A very wise woman said, "You can lead sheep to enlightenment, but you can't make them think."  

Evolution has given women special insight to survive in a world where men dominate physically, do most of the slaughtering, and blaze where humanity would be better off not going. So what has a majority of the slaughter throughout history been motivated by? "...the continuous consolidation of money and power into higher, tighter and righter hands." If George I spoke only two truths in his whole wretched infliction upon us, that one rules.

"...the continuous consolidation of money and power into higher, tighter and righter hands"- drove the fraudulent presidential installation of George II, twice. Same thing for 9/11...for the absolutely mind-defying War on Terror! Oil wars, shock-and-awe, wanton slaughter of millions. War on the Biosphere, Great Depression redux, American concentration camps for Americans, American troops deployed against Americans on American streets, false flag terror, martial law. Suspension of the Constitution, death of the Republic.... Inhumanity American "leadership"  has inflicted on the rest of the world for over half a century is now coming home.

Why?

"...the continuous consolidation of money and power into higher, tighter and righter hands."

That's the foundational truth everything can be distilled down to, the bottom-line truth we've been looking for--and what an unlikely place to find it...what eerie irony. From the forked tongue of George I.

"...the continuous consolidation of money and power into higher, tighter and righter hands."-

It's the driving force behind everything in Planning Central, the only thing that matters. And with the face of the beast exposed...if we still have time, will we ever muster the will--and especially find the leadership--to turn back toward the humane?

 

Rand Clifford lives in Spokane, Washington. His novels and earlier essays can be found at http://www.starchiefpress.com/
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When reading the various discussions about how to ... by Seven Star Hand on Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:57:22 AM
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