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The Lying Game

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, May 3, 2015.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/k...ontinue-allow-ourselves-be-seduced-lying-game


    Will We Continue to Allow Ourselves to Be Seduced by the 'Lying Game'?


    Will America continue to be led by leaders that are willing to lie?

    Truth has long since been replaced by “narratives” on the American left. Rather than discuss genuine issues and objective facts, progressives prefer to make up a politically effective story. It doesn’t matter whether the story is false, as long as it sways the public’s emotions and wins the day. The ends justify the means.

    This “lying game” strategy often shows up in politically sensitive scientific debates. In honor of Earth Week, let’s look at one of the patron saints of environmentalism, Rachel Carson. Carson wanted to eliminate DDT, the most effective pesticide for fighting one of the greatest plagues faced by humanity, malaria, because it was weakening the shells of bird’s eggs. So Carson falsified data to convince the public that DDT was carcinogenic. Carson brought about a global ban on DDT, probably saving a few birds, but at the cost of allowing malaria to blind or kill millions of people in the Third World. Carson may not have set out to kill people, but only Mao, Stalin and Hitler are responsible for more deaths during the twentieth century. Yet instead of condemning her, we name schools after her
     
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    Politicians on the right lie as much as the left, but they are not nearly as adept at creating false narratives.
     
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    Ben Carson had some interesting remarks about politicians this morning!
     
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    (Proverbs 29:2)

    The people are groaning.
     
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