Growing up in the 50's. ducking under my desk, watching Khrushchev pounding his shoe at the UN, waiting for the inevitable mushroom cloud; ah, memories, pressed between the pages of my mind. No wonder it's still disconcerting to find more actual news and "truthiness" in the english versions of the Russian press than in the entire American MSM. It may be propaganda, holding up our hypocrisy and lies for geopolitical gain, but our resistance to the truth is so strong that I'm very thankful that RT provides the opportunity to see ourselves as most of the world surely must; naked, fat and ugly.
I've been meaning to write something about lying liars and the lies they spin, but I haven't figured out yet how to approach the subject, or get my mind around it. It's so vast and woven into the fabric of our lives, it's like writing about concrete or air, and you don't really want to tug on the loose thread that may hold the whole jacket together. I still intend to try, but I'm afraid it's just too big a task, like straightening out my Itunes libraries, and probably can't be done. One suspects the world is all illusion and lying is the way we try to make sense of our place in it, not only but especially politicians, WTEORP - with the exception of Ron Paul, the exception that proves the rule, the only politician to tell us the huge hairy wart on our lip is not a beauty mark, but likely melanoma. He IS a doctor, you know.
without further ado...
Doug Wead in RT - Ron Paul just makes good sense
"I like George Smiley, the old spy in the John LeCarre trilogy. He had to be called back to save the situation. That’s kinda how I see Congressman Ron Paul. If there was someone younger who was right on the issues, we wouldn’t need to bother him, but sorry, Ron, you are needed once again. Come back and save your country."