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The Great Myths, Evasions, and Lies of the 21st Century

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What we have to Fear is Fear Itself - To promote a more pure democracy, with a maximum amount of people enjoying a maximum amount of freedom, we must have more truth and justice.  Far more.  That is not possible as long as we tolerate the hypocrisies, myths, evasions, and lies described above.  The evening news always presents the lie, or some aspect of the lie, and not the reality behind it.  Their reality must never make corporations look bad, unless the crime or sin is so egregious that other corporate chiefs join the censure.  Then it's okay, but one must never challenge the banking or the corporate structures as they exist today.  Advocate abolishing the Fed, and you will cease to gain access to major media.  You will become invisible.

Thus, we must recognize that every deceit described in each example I have given is a product of fear.  To expose the deceit is to expose one or more billionaires to capital crimes for which they could lose their fortunes and lives.  And they should lose their lives if justice is to be served.  The fear that Obama and every politician in Washington feels is the fear of humiliation, death, or both at the hands of a very displeased billionaire.  Fear silences our politicians!

 So, the question now is, what can we do to unlock this paralysis of fear that grips our nation's capital?  I think there are two avenues that we need to take to eventually reach the metaphorical 'Elysian Fields.'  Avenue One is: allegiance to truth and justice in everything we do, and Avenue Two is: we must get organized as we destroy the great myths and lies that are now destroying us.  We destroy this mythology and deceit by asking all heads of state and all national politicians in all nations this all-important question that I now ask our President:

"Do you agree, Mr. President, that the top five problem of the planet are:

1) the nuclear-tipped arms race, (Number one because it is the only problem that can destroy us, with ozone coming up quickly on the outside rail, and because by solving it, we can save trillions of dollars.)

2) excessive population and population growth

3) the stagnant, self-cannibalizing, super-wasteful, global, corporate market economy

4) disparity between the rich and poor within countries and disparity between countries, and

5) the Environment, the Master of Ceremonies problem that never leaves us, that we solve only in degree.

If you do not agree, Mr. President, what are the top five problems of the planet and where, sir, is your plan to solve them?"

This is the question that every reporter in every state in the nation and every country in the world needs to ask their Presidents, Senators, Representatives and Members of Parliament.  Hound them until they answer.  What we want, of course, is disagreement and debate, leading to a world wide debate about the top issues of the planet and, more importantly, what to do about those problems.  Let me make myself clear; I don't have the answers!  We do, we being the best and brightest from all humanity!  We have the answers to the top problems of the planet, but only once we recognize what the top five problems are and begin to attack those problems in an organized way.

So, let's us assume for the moment that the precise 127-word question above does provoke a worldwide debate about our top problems, which in turn begins to reveal and lead to permanent solutions.  They will be permanent solutions only if we devote ourselves to truth and justice.  To prevent ourselves from sliding backwards into depression, decay, and possibly vast destruction, we must swear to, devote ourselves to, and demand truth and justice.  We can do whatever we need to do with truth and justice in the forefront of everything we do.  "Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make ye free!" as it says in John 8: 23.  Justice will flow out of truth, and democracy and freedom are the fruit-bearing trees in the garden of truth and justice.

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Ed Cowan attended high school and the University of Texas in Austin, getting his BA in English in 1964. In 1965 he moved to Vermont, became a writer, and spent ten years, most of it on the staff at Montpelier High School after manning a fire tower (more...)
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