Cass Sunstein: Truth is a Disease

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    Prospect of millions of Americans awake and questioning government is worrisome for the state.

    Kurt Nimmo
    March 22, 2014

    In his latest foray in defense of the many lies of the state, former Obama administration bureaucrat Cass Sunstein compares disbelief to a destructive contagion. He insists there is a “close relationship between conspiracy theories and social networks, especially close-knit or isolated ones” and after a particular “belief begins to spread, a lot of people within the network might accept it as well, on the theory that a spreading belief cannot possibly be wrong.”

    Sunstein, who once proposed the state “cognitively infiltrate” anti-government groups, cites a number of examples, ranging from the alleged assassination of Osama bin Laden to Roswell and Santa Claus. Inclusion of the latter two examples adequately make Sunstein’s point. Mistrust of government produced narratives, many provided without sufficient evidence, is naïve, child-like and, in the case of misgivings about vaccines, downright dangerous.

    Sunstein does not mention a bountiful record demonstrating government is nothing less than a pathological liar. From the Gulf of Tonkin to Saddam Hussein’s imaginary weapons of mass destruction, the government has lied repeatedly as a pretext to engage in mass murder and commit other crimes.

    The government lies every day about the economy. It dispenses a flurry of phony statistics designed to deceive, most notably and treacherously in regard to the national debt, or as the government prefers to call it, public debt (which means you and I, our children and grandchildren, are obliged at gunpoint to pay for it). The government claims the debt is around $17 trillion, but a number of economists cite unfunded liabilities and off-balance-sheet commitments showing the real debt is nearly $70 trillion. Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff, an expert on the national debt, states the debt is even higher. It is $222 trillion, he insists.

    Minus lies, government would cease to function. Government lies are our country’s heritage, passed down generationally and accepted over time as status quo, argues Andrew P. Napolitano. “We allow our leaders to regulate, under false pretenses, every area of our supposedly free lives: What we eat, how our money is spent, how we protect ourselves,” explains a review of his book, “Lies The Government Told You.”

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