I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
— John Lennon, “Gimme Some Truth”
Drilling Down on the Facts (click here)
It’s hard to know when to speak up. I’m pretty passive when it comes to politics. I often figure that it’s so difficult to even get to the truth, how can anybody be so certain that they are able to see the whole picture to even be able to make any kind of qualified judgement.
So, I search. I try to listen objectively and measure statements and information with any logic at my disposal. I try to find outlets of information that seem to me to be trying to give a balanced picture. I might not always get that picture, but I try.
What’s difficult is when I’m in the presence of a conversation where obvious instances of misinformation are proudly and harshly dessiminated. It is often surprising to me how intelligent people are so willing to spout OBVIOUS propaganda when they think they agree with it.
I don’t know. I’m not trying to pick a fight with anybody. I’m just trying to figure out the truth and wish that others would try a little harder.