Sent to me by a reader of ours - "Duffy"
“Sometime ago a ‘Frank and Ernest” cartoon character quipped: “My reality check just bounced”.
Reality, my friends, is a slippery notion, and in that view I’d like to explore a few facts of reality, facts that can be verified with a bit of astute research. I am referring to “politicians” as opposed to honestly elected local public servants.
Divorce from your mind that your elected senators and representatives represent you, have your best interest at heart, that they work for you. Let me disabuse you of that fallacy. They (with very few exceptions) belong to that government which is currently in power. That government owns them, let me repeat that, “that government owns them”, that government pays them, protects them, their allegiance is bought and paid for. They don‘t vote for you, they vote for the powers that be, i.e., big government, big money, big business; in effect they vote as they are told. In addition they can be counted on to vote to provide for and protect their positions. The needs of the masses come last and only when expedient. The voting records of the recent past will bear ample testimony to the facts. Don’t take my word for that, check for yourself.
Politicians and bureaucrats are, in the vast majority, lawyers and are by definition wordsmiths. And with the ‘under-the-radar’ collusion of the liberal media they are quite skilled at deception and the double meaning, the double negative, creating convoluted messages for public consumption that will be easily misconstrued to mean other than what the facts will bear out, what they really are.
But what of the facts you say? An ancient philosopher once wrote: “Never confuse truth with facts, facts are always provable, whereas ‘truth’ can be bent to mean whatever is expedient”.
On November 6th, my friends, I encourage you to vote on provable facts, not on ‘political propaganda’. REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.”