Lies, guns and tea: The Obama Media propaganda machine kicks into high gear
A lie can run around the world before the truth can get it's boots on. - James Watt
A lie told often enough becomes the truth. - Lenin
By Jim Shepherd
Any of us who believe and defend our right to own firearms know that we face a virtual torrent of half-truths and outright misrepresentations from those who have made the removal of firearms from today's society their apparent goal in life.
The latest to repeat inexact information is Mexican President Jose Calderon. He repeated - as if fact that ninety-percent of the weapons intercepted in Mexico come from the United States. That has been totally de-bunked.
His source for this blatant misrepresentation? Our ambassador to Mexico.
When our political leaders give credence to half-truths, they're supporting lies, and liars.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, California Senator Diane Feinstein and Willliam Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, have all also said that 90 percent of weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the U.S.
Recently, I wrote that consciously repeating a lie was a characteristic of a bald-faced liar. Some of you took exception with my contextual positioning in reference to Madame Clinton.
Today, I'm done equivocating.
The American public is being fed a steady diet of bald-faced lies by an administration pushing an agenda that many find unacceptable.
Advancement of that agenda is apparently much more important than honesty. Winning seems more important than either.
[Last week], tens of thousands of "average" U.S. citizens took to the streets for Tax Day Tea Parties. They were peaceable assemblies of average citizens who say they're sick-and-tired of the business-as-usual, what-do-you-know attitudes from those who were ostensibly elected to enact the will of the people.
Those assemblies have been called "AstroTurf" movements by some media members - implying they were "top-down" events orchestrated to inflate the actual numbers of people who are tired of the way things are being done in Washington.
That is yet another example of the hypocritical attitude of my former acquaintances in the "mainstream".
Organized demonstrations which disagree with their position are "contrived" ; demonstrations that are carefully (and obviously) orchestrated to support their viewpoints are spontaneous and reflect the "true will of the people".
And the marginalizing of anyone who disagrees seems to continue with the tactic (occasionally) approval of news groups who would have you believe they are unbiased observers. We can expect wall-to-wall coverage of a domestic disturbance between a pair of entertainers, but you're hard-pressed to find news organizations bothering to collect differing opinions.
After a very long day of conflicting reports concerning these Tea Parties across the country, I took a drive to one near my home. There, I saw what appeared to be a crowd pushing 1,000 people - and not a single TV truck. If these same people had been standing in line for tickets to buy concert tickets, the lights from the local news "coverage" would have been blinding.
Blinding would have been a good description of the revelation that on April 7, 2009, the Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment".
What's it say?
In our present environment of economic instability, returning military veterans, those who fear of the loss of Second Amendment-protected rights, those threatened by an African-American president, and those who fear "Jewish 'financial elites'" could all be a fertile breeding ground for groups who might oppose the government.
Of course the whole report was "not to be released to the public, the media, or other personnel who do not have a valid need-to-know without prior approval". In other words, you can't read it if you might disagree with it.
The report has been removed from the DHS website, but, as is the nature of today's communications, it has been widely distributed. It has also been analyzed, expounded upon, and used as yet another bit of evidence that the government is looking to crackdown, either figuratively or literally, on anyone who disagrees with their positions.
Hopefully, someone in Washington is starting to notice that people are simply not going to tolerate being fed a constant diet of propaganda labeled as fact and half-truths passed off as absolute facts.
But we have to remember the words of Alexandar Haig: "It's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation."
Republished from The Outdoor Wire.
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