Who do you believe when you can't believe anyone?
By Dr. Robert Owens
An old joke goes like this, "How do you know when a politician is lying?" answered by, "When their lips are moving." One of my favorite Chicago post-construction philosophers puts it this way, "All politicians lie. The good ones do it convincingly." This is what passes for trust in our leaders in America today.
America is easily distracted. The majority of the population is hooked on the bread and circus sports world. They can tell you the minutest details about the lives and statistics of their favorite team but they don't know how many Supreme Court Justices rule their lives.
They spend countless hours transfixed watching cars run around a track, people hit balls, pass balls, dunk balls, slap pucks, and try for a hole in one. While they doze on the couch cheering for this side against that they have never watched a congressional hearing, don't have time to read a book, and forgot even the minimal civics education they were force fed at the government run school.
Try to share anything you have learned from hours of research and you are greeted with, "I don't think that's right," or "I never heard that before," about anything that contradicts or doesn't line up with what the Progressive-controlled ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC cartel extrude as truth.
Our leaders lie to get elected. They lie to us after they are elected. And we lie to ourselves about what is going on. No matter how bad it gets the media megaphones and the public screwals continue to tell us we are the freest most prosperous and most powerful country on earth. But are we?
According to the Legatum Prosperity Index's findings for 2015 America has slipped to number fifteen when it comes to freedom and number eleven when it comes to prosperity. According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom we rank number eleven. Our military is the best of the best. However they are committed to no-win wars hamstrung at every turn by politicians who use the blood, sweat, and tears of our heroes for props in their political theater. Sure we are better than many places, but we used to be number one, and now our rankings are falling constantly.
Because America's leaders no longer look out for America they look out for number one. Our trade deals are good for everyone but us. Our military is sent on peace keeping missions that end in body bags and wounded warriors fighting for everyone else's protection while our own country is being overwhelmed by an invasion through open borders.
When we elect traitors who appoint traitors what do we expect to get?
Looking at the issue of traitors from another perspective we now live in a country where the government can listen to and record everything you say without a warrant and the person who tells us about it is branded a traitor by the Elite Regime and its media sycophants.
We know Hillary is a serial liar. From Whitewater through Travelgate, from the Rose Law firm, through her emails we know she even lies about lying. The Clinton Crime Family routinely gets away with things that would land a mere mortal in jail.
Looking at The Donald everyone tells me he is a liar too. They say electing him instead of the Hillary, the tool of Oligarchs, would be electing one of the oligarchs instead.
"They" may be right. However, I have been waiting my whole life, or at least since the last time Pat Buchanan ran for president, to hear someone say that they were going to put America First. I have been waiting my whole life, or at least since Ronaldus Magnus brought us morning in America, to hear someone say they were going to unshackle the economy and let freedom ring.
Donald Trump has said these things.
When I give to a charity and that charity is later exposed as taking more of the money for administration than for doing the work I gave them the money to do that is on them, I gave out of my generosity and that is on me. If I believe someone who tells me they will secure our borders, stop the endless wars for peace, and free the economy, and then they do something else that is on them.
I try to live my life with clean hands and a pure heart. If I head North and things go South at least I know I used my mind, followed my heart, and voted my conscious. For this reason I once again endorse Donald Trump for president.
Who do you believe when you can't believe anyone? I say believe the one who is saying what you want to hear and then pray they are telling the truth.
Some might say this is naive. Some might say this is foolish. Some might even say this is another case of "I know they are lying but I like what they say." None of that worries me in the least.
Why worry when you can pray?
Dr. Robert Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2016 Contact Dr. Owens email@example.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens