Sunday, August 30, 2020

Search for truth

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Note: RNC is Republican National Convention
I am weary of hearing the current administration label opposing opinions and facts (and I mean verifiable facts) as false news that it makes my head hurt. Especially since the biggest source of false news, untruths, and warped facts come from the White House itself. 

Have you noticed that the Republicans are not asking people whether they are better off now than four years ago? Because we are not.

I read an insightful article in The Washington Post titled Nearly every claim Trump made about Biden's positions was false

The article begins as follows:

President Trump isn’t running against Joe Biden, not really. The former vice president may occupy the Democratic Party line on the presidential ballot, but it isn’t Biden that Trump’s rhetoric describes.
Trump is instead running against a straw man whom he describes as a Trojan horse for socialists and communists. Trump is running against someone who holds positions that aren’t held by Biden himself — and if Trump convinces enough Americans that Biden and that straw man are one and the same, he might just win more votes.

It is the same thing that I have seen from this president since he has been in office: if you do not like a situation then invent or create an alternate reality and sell that to the American people. How has worked for the 183,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19? 

The noise and confusion are designed to obscure the truth: "and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

Too many Americans, I fear, do not search for truth and fact amid the noise and deception. It takes work.

I urge reading The Washington Post article as a place to begin sorting fact from lie and discovering the truths associated with the Democratic Presidential nominee. Recounting the falsehoods here would just serve to lend them credence through repetition--and that is a strategy, speak the untruths enough times and they become fact in peoples minds because they have heard them somewhere before. 

Search for truth--it will make you free.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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