This is not a political blog and I do not wish to make it one. That being said, what interests me in all the recent back-in-forth amongst of the candidates is the spin and how easy people believe what they are told. When did humanity turn their brains off?
The below quote is from one of my favorite authors, Terry Goodkind, and is very appropriate in today’s world.
“People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it’s true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People’s heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool.”
I try to keep this in mind as I read and listen to the news. How much of what is being said is really true or factual? I have no idea any more. Everyone blames everyone else for the world’s problems, and says that so-in-so did, or did not, do something. They argue voting records and spin their actions to ad nauseam.
Is their a purveyor of truth these days or is the public at lost in a sea of spin and slick marketing?