A world full of lies

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A world full of lies

poor nobleman
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Joined: 27 Oct 2015, 11:40

24 May 2017, 22:36 #1

In a dream I saw the future,
In a dream I saw the world.
There were madmen's lies,
Devil's point of view.

In a world of hate and anger,
In a world of fear and pain.
There's no time for pride,
No time to stand aside.
— Sabaton, "Nightchild"

Last days I've read various information about politics from different sources and in different languages.

I don't want to talk about my conclusions or point of view, as well as discussing any specific views or ideas. I will quote a little bit of classics:
Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.
― George Orwell, "1984"
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, "1984"
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell, "1984"

I have already mentioned somewhere that I studied a lot of politics, international relations and philosophy, and I also touched on history well.

Unfortunately, this rarely can bring money or success (in my situation it just can not), but at least it gave me a deep understanding of the highly organized processes in society.

Many people from different countries with whom I communicated don't look so stupid to believe in all the bulls**t from the media. This is my hope.

By the way, the thing why I don't think I would like to start a political career is extreme pressure, huge (often unfair) competition and a lot of lies in this area.

Just as an example, I know one very brave and very honest man from the US who is under tremendous pressure for telling the truth. I will not mention his name or other details, since I think this is not the place for such discussions.


I don't want to be interested in politics, because the more I'm interested in it, the more I'm disappointed. I want to be focused on my own life and work.

Today was the last day when I was looking for information about this. We can only hope:
See the white light
The light within
Be your own disciple
Fan the sparks of will
For all of us waiting
Your kingdom will come
— Manowar, "Kingdom Come"
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mrvile
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Joined: 22 Sep 2011, 01:40

25 May 2017, 21:05 #2

Critical thinking is a good trait.

Maybe you'll be suited to politics later in life and choose to pursue it. I've found myself thinking that occasionally. I agree with you in that politics itself is corrupt and its media coverage has become very strange. Maybe in the future things will change (ha ha) or I'll have a master plan to penetrate the corrupt noise and foolishness. I've taken leadership roles in all stages of my life, now that I think about it even though I don't see myself as much of a leader.

You seem like a good leader so maybe if politics don't interest you now, you might have the same thought that some day you'll want to penetrate the noise.

Of course there are other ways to make a difference. I wanna be a scientist when I grow up. Science has a rigorous process to unveil reality and I'm interested in reality. In politics you have you deal with the realities of many people. But these days politics and science are very separate (in the west) when they need to coexist for society to advance.

Also 1984 is a wicked read.
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Lew
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Joined: 18 May 2015, 04:11

29 Sep 2017, 01:40 #3

Hello, Nobleman


I dunno whether you're aware of him already, but perhaps learning of this great man may encourage you either to see things a little better, and if you can't, do something to make a difference.

It should be noted that all politicians are always under immense pressure; to get reelected, being tempted by big money donors and satisfying their own constituents, which often conflict with the interests of their constituents. Contrary to what many believe, they indeed do a lotta work. At any rate, BRIAN LAMB!

"At the Pentagon during the Vietnam War, Lamb also realized the public wasn’t getting the full truth about the war, and that the government was lying to the American people.
 
“The Detroit Riots”
July 1967
     During Brian Lamb’s Navy hitch, when he worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, he was sent on one assignment in the summer of 1967 which he later recalled in a longer interview:
I was in the audiovisual office, which was responsible for staying in touch and answering queries by the networks: ABC, NBC, and CBS.
In July of 1967, one of the deputy assistant secretaries came in and said to me, “Go home and pack your bag and take this tape recorder with you and fly to Detroit and report to the chief of police’s office.” “…Even though we were in the middle of the Vietnam War and I was in the military, I had never quite seen anything like this…”
                      – Brian Lamb Every time there was a news conference with the governor of the state, George Romney, I was to record it and then feed it back over a telephone line to the White House situation room.  They would transcribe it and get it to the president.
I’ll never forget it.  There were race riots and forty-three blacks were killed in Detroit in July of 1967, and two hundred people were injured.  I arrived in the city with, I think, the 82nd Airborne.
There were tanks on the street corners.  There were fatigues-wearing military people in the Cadillac Hilton, where we were all staying.  It was a bit overwhelming.  Even though we were in the middle of the Vietnam War and I was in the military, I had never quite seen anything like this.
I reported for duty in this small room, and in that room were Cyrus Vance, the deputy secretary of defense at the time; Warren Christopher, who was the deputy attorney general; John Doar, who was then an assistant attorney general and who went on later to be the Watergate counsel; a man named Dan Henkin, who was the deputy assistant secretary of defense; and Roger Wilkins, who was the top civil rights man in the Justice Department; and me.
“I got a firsthand education [during those Pentagon years] about how the media interacts with the government, and it led me to think that there could be a better way,”  he would later say.  Lamb was envisioning a kind of TV coverage that would have no censorship or manipulation by the government, but also no commentary from media pundits."


He, in my opinion, has been one of the foremost fairest and honorable men ever to be involved with politics, either in the press or working for partisan candidates and officials. When he was young, he worked for both Republicans and Democrats, so it's practically impossible to know where he stands on any given issue, but he's never been part of a party and never expressed a personal opinion on C-SPAN, though his upbringing was a small-town conservative one. Check him out! :)

http://www.pophistorydig.com/topics/tag ... biography/


Sincerely,
Lewis
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