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Sunday, November 10 - 1:59pmSanction this postReply
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Over on this thread, Dean, you said:
I don't consider what the Federal Government says as true, I only look for ways they might be manipulating and sometimes I look for evidence myself. In such a case, distributed power is way better ...
This reminds me of a taped phone conversation between LBJ and some crony (it could have been a labor union boss, or whatever). LBJ gave the crony everything that he wanted -- probably millions and millions and millions of dollars (or something like that) -- but then turned around and told the crony to go out and complain to the newspapers about the raw deal he got; to complain that LBJ doesn't care enough about "the cause" and is a very stingy, cold-hearted man. Now, that's some serious manipulation! You give someone everything they ask for ... and you tell them to tell others you were ripped-off or otherwise slighted!

As a leader, LBJ may have wanted to funnel a whole lot more money through this union (or whatever it was), but the only way he could do that is by starting a rumor -- a "Noble Lie" -- regarding the current stance of the White House toward the crony! Talk about a tail wagging an entire dog!

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Sunday, November 24 - 5:06pmSanction this postReply
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My attitude towards government lies, conspiracy theories, secret societies, etc., is that these sorts of things go on, regardless of whether or not you can prove it in a particular instance. Some people in the world are evil, and they get a kick out of controlling others. Some of those people are successful, and out of necessity they lie, conspire, and keep secrets from the public that they have duped into being followers. I always take what any government says with a grain of salt, but I don't get too involved in trying to get "the real story". I'm more concerned with living my life in a way which satisfies my sense of morality. Leaders may come and go, freedom may wax and wane, but at the end of the day it's your own actions that you're responsible for.



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