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What is the Biggest and Oldest Lie in our History?

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"Those who can be persuaded to believe absurdities can be persuaded to commit atrocities." Voltaire

Short (relatively) and sweet: the Biggest Lie is as old as the Constitution, that America is a land of equality and liberty and a democracy.

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Fact 1: Of all advanced nations, the US is the most unequal. The 6 Walmart heirs who created nothing and do not work, have more wealth than 100 million Americans.

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Of the working poor, 1/3 are so badly paid they qualify for food stamps, which gives them $4.20 a day for their 3 square meals. If you work for Walmart, you have to apply for welfare to feed yourself and your family.

Originally, 50 years ago Sam Walton had a buy-America policy and 95% of his merchandise was American made. Today Walmart buys 95% Chinese.

Fact 2: A good measure of liberty is how many people are walking around free and how many are locked up. The US has the largest population of prisoners and the highest rate of incarceration in the world. By this objective standard, we are the least free nation.

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Also, debt is a form of slavery, and the average US household now has $16,000 credit card debt, $28,000 auto debt, $50,000 student debt, and $172,000 mortgage debt for a total of over $250,000 total debt. By comparison, most Russians (80%) own their homes and have no mortgage debt.

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