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What's Wrong With Telling the Truth?

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Getting It Right With Dr Boles

Getting It Right With Dr Boles


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Truth is most often used to mean in accord with fact or reality.  “Can it can be proven to correspond to experience?". Fact is sometimes used synonymously with truth.  Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. Be careful when reality is defined in a way that links it to world views and dominate perspectives.

In America, there is a penalty for telling the truth. Young Mr. Snowden is “on the run” because he told the truth about an incident that America would rather that the world and American citizens not know.  The "powers that be" minimize discussions about the information that was “leaked” and sensationalize the “offense”  committed by  the act of revealing the information. Does this trouble you?

Over the last few months, there has been courtroom coverage of a young woman’s trial where she killed her lover. No one questions that she killed him, but the gory details of the murder and the sexual interactions between the murderess and the victim was sensationalized. There were “spin-off” shows that discussed the daily courtroom “drama”. How is this entertainment?

How is “wrong” made “fair seeming”? Why is debauchery sought after. Truth is so often buried or made less significant than anything else. Why is that? Has truth been molested and cowed down to reflect only a “created” reality?

The American people are fed a constant diet of “un-reality”: A lizard sells insurance, a camel walks freely through an office place bragging about “hump day”; a stuffed animal sells fabric softener; pigs fly on airplanes, drive convertibles; dishwashing sponges walk around and give orders to diswahing detergents, babies sell stocks and bonds, dogs demand certain types of flea collars