.. Q: Why lie? ...
.. A: Trying to deceive ...
.. trying to obscure dastardly criminal acts - like Israel, say
Subtitle: 4th estate as 5th column.
Musing: There are at least two worlds 'out there;' one is the real one described by facts (recall Harvie Krumpet and his "fakts") - and then there's the world of lies, what I call the 'pushed (propaganda) paradigm.' This latter is what is delivered to us by the MSM (main-stream media, aka the FCM: fawning corporate media), including big bits of the AusBC. Before B, B & H illegally invaded Iraq (now morphed into a puppet/client state via a brutal occupation: murder for oil), one of my main sources of information was the AusBC; I trusted them. Silly me! On re-examination, I now see that they've been lying to us all along; consider that the AusBC continually and immorally favours Israel - a criminal state which should never have been allowed to come into existence - or at the very least, should have been strangled at 'birth,' just as soon as they were seen to exceed their remit and started attacking their neighbours. No person or organization ever had the right to dispossess the original legal owner/occupiers of Palestine, and no peace will ever be established there until that original, ghastly wrong is as far as possible completely righted (i.e. return all illegally-acquired property = *all* of so-called 'modern' Israel), also including as full a compensation ('pain money') as is possible. The I/J/Z-plex could start this process by saying "Sorry!" - then vacating Palestine and returning post-haste to whence they (or their parents) came.
Q: Why does it matter? Why should one object to lies?
A: Consider that there are at least four sorts of people:
1. The originators of the lies - the (puppet) politicians ("All politicians lie!" - thanks, but "No, thanks!" to Howard), and their shadowy puppet-masters.
2. The transmitters (and amplifiers!) of the lies - the MSM/FCM, including big bits of the AusBC.
3. The 'defenders' of the lies - an example of whom are the filthily lying blog-trolls.
4. We the voters; we the sheople. In order to decide how to vote, we need to be properly informed. In the first place, lies obscure the issues, in the second place, we must consider what the lies are attempting to conceal - which, by the very nature of lying itself, is highly unlikely to be in ours, we the sheople's interest.
I include myself in the voter/sheople class, but it's not just voting that's at stake; it's the actions which proceed from many of the lies, like Israel itself and the depredations they continually inflict upon the original legal owner/occupiers of Palestine and their neighbours, then there are the 100s of 1000s of people killed or displaced by the US in Iraq, Afghanistan and increasingly now in Pakistan, with Iran as next in their sights. There're some of the current, immoral & illegal war-parts; as if those were not bad enough, then come the largely ignored or avoided threats to our environment (pollution, excess-CO2 caused climate-change), which will extremely negatively impact pretty-well all humans on our once jewel-like planet.
Force (war; murder & theft) is deployed when all 'rational' argument would fail, as in ripping-off any sovereign people's 'patrimony,' i.e. oil (US), land (Zs) or other resources. But armed robbery is always illegal (not to say horribly immoral); Q: Why should the US & Zs ever get away with it? A: Only because of quivering, cowardly quislings - like Blair & Howard then (now Sarkozy, Merkel & Rudd), and traitors like those who lie to us in the AusBC.
Anne Barker of the AusBC provides us with a rich source of filthily lying propaganda; here is her latest:
Iran stands firm on nuclear plans
By Middle East Correspondent Anne Barker
Posted November 18, 2009 09:00:00
«Iran has denounced a United Nations report questioning whether the Islamic regime may be hiding other nuclear facilities, as it initially did with its second nuclear plant at Qom.»
I'm looking particularly at this bit: «hiding ... as it initially did...» - AFAIK, Iran is perfectly in the clear here; it was the Iranians themselves who revealed Qom, and they are perfectly within all applicable IAEA guidelines. IF Barker's statement is *not* an outright, filthy lie THEN I'd like to see her explanation.
Iran is in the US' sights because the Iranians dared to overthrow the US' puppet-shah, as well as possessing lots of oil.
Iran is in Israel's sights because Iran may hinder the further (illegal) expansion of (illegal and immoral) Israel.
Neither the US nor Israel has any *legal* or *moral* reason to attack Iran, yet they continually threaten to do so; such threats themselves being illegal under international law.
That Anne Barker of the AusBC dares to aid this filthy, illegal and immoral aggression is worse than a scandal; all those 'responsible' at the AusBC should be thrown directly into gaol. Traitors and criminal accessories, that's what they make themselves into.
All that, and on our tax-dough!
 lie2 —n. 1 intentionally false statement (tell a lie). 2 something that deceives. —v. (lies, lied, lying) 1 tell a lie or lies. 2 (of a thing) be deceptive. give the lie to show the falsity of (a supposition etc.). [Old English] [POD]
 A fifth column is a group of people who clandestinely undermine a larger group, such as a nation, from within, to the aid of an external enemy.
 fact n. 1 thing that is known to exist or to be true. 2 (usu. in pl.) item of verified information. 3 truth, reality. ... [POD]
lies, damned lies & absolute whoppers (AusBC/Barker et al.)
Posted by IDHolm at 10:57