• A few words of truth is all we’re asking for

    by Donald K. Sanders

    There are a lot of interesting things going on in the world today. I try very hard to keep up with current events. In this information age, you’d think this task easy, but it’s not.

    How often do we hear of the censoring of world news by the Chinese government. All the time, right? Well, truth be known, our government hides much of the truth from us under the guise of security. Let’s take a look at world events.

    Much of the news that I read is heartbreaking. For example, today I read that every 10 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with AIDS. I can’t help but think about what these statistics will be like when my grandchildren reach adulthood.

    I’m constantly reading that the legal profession has become nothing but big business. Nationwide it is a multi billion-dollar operation. It is becoming harder these days to distinguish legal America from corporate America.

    The low salaries of judges creates discontent among ethical judicial candidates. Thus we are left with judges and lawyers ready to bend to the will of corporate America and it’s high dollar salaries. With this in mind, it’s not hard to understand why the penal system is crowded with minor offense criminals. Each and every inmate is worth $45,000 to big business.

    Crime is now high tech. Hackers can use texting to intercept messaging between our new high-tech cars and their networks. This accomplished, they can now alter command messages to virtually say anything they wish, including “open the door” and “start the car.”

    On July 28, a senate committee secretly voted to renew “warrantless wiretapping.” The meeting was secret but not classified, so you can demand to know how your senator voted.

    Yesterday, I read that if you type “Is it rude to f” in the Google search box, one result will be, “Is it rude to fart when someone is crying?”

    Women are discovering that gender equality isn’t that great after all.

    Ten percent of Americans claim to have seen a ghost.

    The worst job in the United States is porno theater janitor.

    South Korean scientists have created a dog that glows in the dark.

    More and more women are returning to computer science in the nation’s universities.

    In 2002, Moxie Marlinspike introduced a program called “Sslsniff,” a traffic sniffing tool. A new revision of this tool can now make the program capable of hacking your iPhone and iPad. Marlinspike claims that this is so easy that his mother can do it. Apple’s latest fix for this was intercepted by hackers. Thus, the fix was rendered useless until a new one can be issued.

    Wearing headphones for just one hour can increase the bacteria in your ear up to 700 percent.

    China is now largest English speaking country on Earth.

    Today I found that the three principles of what to eat are:

    1. Know what foods cause accelerated fat burning.
    2. Know the particular foods that prevent you from burning fat.
    3. Put the right foods together in a certain way to create the fat burning effect.

    There was even a story about a guy that got rich selling Facebook pages.

    World events have gone absolutely insane and I fail to see any action that could be taken to make it better.

    A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows a 49 percent increase in emergency room visits for drug-related suicide attempts for women aged 50 and older.

    A new study claims to have discovered there is a turning point for the spread of ideas. If 10 percent of the world’s population accepts an idea as truth, the majority of the rest of the world will follow suit. For example, the spread of Islamic Democracy in the Middle East and the prosecution of former President Mubarak. These ideas now seem unstoppable.

    If less than 10 percent of the world accepts an idea as truth, then the idea will drift slowly out of sight and is lost in “bad idea land.”

    Of all of the stories I’ve read lately, it’s the Wiki leaks documents and videos that have brought many of us to our knees. It is raw, official information about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan that was hidden from us, the public.

    When I think about this, I’m torn in two directions. To the left is US security and to the right the unrestrained murder of civilians and the following high echelon cover-up. These reports are hard to dispute as the truth.

    Words of truth from our government about its activities are all we can ask for. Once, long ago, this was understood. Now, it’s not often that we get the truth unless someone steals it and puts it on the internet.

    Words of truth have the power to persuade. They are the windows to the soul. Words are slippery things and they have consequences. They influence our actions.

    All we can do is follow our inner voices.

    Don’t believe everything that you read. Seek your own truth. We must understand that truth is not merely words; it is the performance of those words.

    Only a government of tyrants will seek to hide the truth.

    • “Three things cannot be long hidden – the sun, the moon and truth.” ~ The Buddha

    • Donald, I hope you sometimes read fun stuff. If I read all the bad in the world I would be too depressed even with my happy pills. I like to mix my day up and I tend to be gullible so I believe almost everything from the left not at all from the right? The government I assume is somewhere in the middle of telling the truth. I just focus on the good and the great and tend to push away the bad and awful. Works for me.

    • Madge, Isn’t that rather like an ostrich. Reading only the good abd ignoring the bad would indeed be rather nice. I would much rather read the truth about any subject, good or bad. However, that is probably the point you are making because how in the heck are we supposaed to know what is true. One truth is, I value your opinion and thank you for it.Loved the story about your dad on your blog. It would make a great movie.

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