A number of times, I have seen a commercial advertising a certain insurance company. The commercial, more or less ends… and now that you know the truth…
Actually, I don’t know that the man was telling the truth, or anything close to it. I am sure there are many other insurance companies that would argue the point and they likely all have their proof. Either way, I use another company and have for more decades.
It does bring to mind, how is that we know when someone is telling the truth. I do believe there is one way—consider the source. In the Soviet Union, there was a news agency called Pravda. I suspect they told a bunch of lies, all the time telling us that they tell nothing but the truth. On the other hand, we have a newspaper here in the US that is resembles Pravda. It is called The New York Times. They would like us to believe that they are honest and objective, but their bias is thinly veiled. As I like to say, it is casual to the most obvious observer.
Another way to determine truth is by considering the motive. Most recently, the dems admitted that they would do anything to stop the appointment of Justice Cavanaugh. In their own words, they admitted that they were willing to lie. It would be a small thing to keep someone off the bench that actually believes in following The Constitution, and not making up the law on the fly.
There is of course, the old saying, “Follow the money.” Hardly anyone is completely immune to considering a bribe, though I would like to think I am. This is nothing more than another form of motive. Besides being a reason to lie, it is also a reason for our representatives to do what they know is wrong.
Perhaps a less obvious reason is what I call the back scratch reason. That is to say, you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. In this case, you lie for me and I will lie for you. In the last few years there’s been a lot of that going around. …and, by the way, the dems are quite good at it.
Finally there are the promises of politicians. Consider, for decades, the dems have been promising that they will help the African-Americans. That has not worked out so well for them. I simply don’t understand why they continued to vote in lockstep for the dems. Well, now they have a reason to abandon them. President Trump has given them a reason to follow him. The lie from the dems has been exposed. The dems had no plan to help the African-Americans. Indeed, many of their own have abandoned them for the previous purpose. They are scratching the backs of dems while the dems scratch their backs, this while purposely ignoring their promise.
President Trump has been called racists. Yet, in decades, he is really the first one to really help the minorities. He does not deserve the label. In spite of those firing fiery darts at him, he continues to help them… and he would help them more if the dems would just get out of the way.