We Live Our Lives in Myths, Illusions, Lies and Fairy Tales.

myths, illusions, fairy tales, and lies - Through the Eyes of the People

In the eyes of the people
In the eyes of the people
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Pointing fingers

Guilty until proven innocent.

Why we believe the liars and deceivers.

Pointing fingers and judging others, is the norm these days.

In the eyes of the people

Are any of the following statements true?

In the eyes of most people.....

  • The one who yells "foul" the loudest is generally the most relevant.
  • The first to complain is usually believed most truthful.
  • Whistle blowers are usually bad, or disgruntled employees.
  • The squeaky wheel always gets the grease.
  • Women who cry "rape" are seldom credible.
  • Seeing is believing.
  • To the Democratic party members their leaders never lie.
  • To the Republican party members their leaders never lie.
  • The tea party has knowledgeable and credible members.
  • Might is always right.
  • If you live by the sword, you will die by the sword.
  • Blind faith will always be your best hedge against adversity.
  • Justice is blind.
  • If it is on T.V., or the Internet, it must be true.
  • All cats have fleas.
  • The bible was written by God.
  • Our government officials always look out for the American people first.
  • Money is the root of all evil.
  • Greed is good.

I don't really have to expound on any of these, as anyone capable of thinking for themselves knows fully well that NONE of these statements is literally true.

Yet, when we hear something bad about a stranger, we automatically believe it to be fact. You know, the American justice motto: Guilty until proven innocent.

Generalizations

about people in general:

  • We are a naive people as a culture.
  • We tend to believe in anything that the party we are affiliated with, says or does, before we believe anyone else.
  • We believe our church leaders before we believe that any other religion is as credible as our own.
  • We forget that when we point a finger at another person, we are always pointing three fingers back at ourselves.
  • We will always believe the worst about everyone first.
  • We know it is easier to hate someone for something, or anything, than it is to love and forgive them their trespasses.
  • We believe that the bigger the accusation the more apt it is to be true.
  • We know that most politicians are "self" serving and American citizens are secondary in their agendas.
  • We believe that the U.S. stands for honor, justice and equality for everyone.

these truths are self evident.....and yet---

  • The guilty people/person who yells first and loudest.....

knows that, that axiom is widely accepted as truth, so they automatically know they have the advantage. (the squeaky wheel gets the grease)(example: the G.O.P. accusations regarding vote fixing - Acorn).

  • Whistle blowers are.... .

we have to believe that one because no-one wants to face the facts that whoever the whistle is blown on, cannot be as bad as their accusations suggest. (ex: government, big business, wall street, banks, insurance companies, etc...)

  • All women who yell "rape"......

We know that this is an easy pay back method by some individuals toward any one who dares to harm them in any way. (ex: recent DNA tests on prisoners serving many years, to life sentences, after being found guilty of rape have been found innocent and released)

  • We believe our party leaders, religious leaders and politicians......

because it is way too difficult to exert any effort of our own to research whether what we are told is truth or not.

  • Hatred is much easier than love.

Hatred holds no expectations, disappointments, or rejection. Love is much more difficult as it requires acceptance, some trust, some emotional effort, and there is always the possibility of rejection. And this hurt is greater than that of any hate consequences.

  • Seeing is believing....

In the age of easy digital manipulation this has never been more erroneous. The Internet has fake photos of Osama Bin Laden, being spread around the web, of his dead broken, and bloody body. These photos are being taken as reality by some gullible members of both political parties. It is truly sad that America has sunken to this new low.

  • Justice is blind.....

Unfortunately this one is the most sickening of all. The intent of that statement was meant as: justice only sees facts without emotions. But it has become quite obvious that for some public prosecutors, their main objective is NOT justice at all - but winning at any cost. Innocent people going to jail, is just secondary and collateral damage to the furtherance of their careers.

  • Money is the root of all evil......

Not entirely true. It is not the money that is evil - it is the way it is exploited, coveted, exalted and ill gotten. The ways it is used to exploit people's lives, to skirt any responsibility, buying votes, buying loyalties, and ruining our economy by over indulgences and hoarding. Self serving individuals hoarding more than they can possibly use in one lifetime while others struggle, go without, and starve because of those greedy few.

The greatest disappointments

My biggest complaint, concern and fear is NOT any of these base axiomatic beliefs.

It is that the American people have become so apathetic, or indifferent, toward our governmental take over by incompetents, who only represent the wealthy and corporate America, that they are blinded by their own indifference's. No one wants to believe it is possible that our elections are now rigged to the point of ludicrousness.

Our news media are constantly talking about "rigged" elections in third world countries, but no-one dares to speak the truth about how this country has sunk to new lows to win elections any way they can, and that certainly includes some sophisticated "rigging" of ballots as well. And of late, purging voters from the rosters in order to manipulate the outcome.

I believe it was, K. Rove that made the statement before G.W.B. 'gained access' to the presidency for his second term, that "we will win this election any way we can" . (note i used the term 'gained access' as opposed to 'winning the election')

Please look at the videos below and tell me that we as a people are really so naive that we honestly believe our elections are NOT fixed. ?

Leaving this elective process so open and vulnerable, or simply just naively relying of the 'honesty of either party' is like putting a fox in charge of guarding the hen house; or believing that any monopoly, wall street, insurance company, or corporate America will ever "regulate itself" with any honesty or dignity. What a joke this concept is.

My bad

Before bombarding me with accusations of "liberal bias", i will add this statement:

it is NOT the base democratic party OR the base republican party at fault, or to blame, for this travesty of justice.

The ''ruling forces'' of our government are quite capable, willing, and able, to insure their continued control with, or without, the assistance of either political party.

However, with that being said, they certainly have taken complete control of the GOP, and the House of Representatives - and next the Senate?

We are truly doomed.

by: d.william 05/07/2011

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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

d., We are more naieve than ever for a simple reason. Most liberal's believe what each other believes. Most conservatives tend to question and ask for facts.

I accept much of what you've written, but reject many of your statements. I would go into detai, but my handicap (MS) tells me to lye down (sorry). H


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thank you so much for reading and your comments. I hope you are feeling better after reading this article that made you have to lie down. LOL

I find it rather ironic that the point of my article is that there are no blanket statements that are 100% correct and we need to look at all sides before making statements that are argumentative, such as yours. You obviously do not know much about the "liberal's" point of view or outlook on things in general.

I did an article on what it means to be a liberal. Perhaps you should read it.

http://hubpages.com/profile/d.william/"LIBERALS"-USING+THE+"L"+WORD+IN+PUBLIC.

Your description seems to be in total opposition to each each other. Odd, how we look at others and make judgments without even knowing who we are. This article has nothing to do with neither Republican or Democrat, nor, Conservative or liberal. Perhaps you missed the point of it all together. Sorry. But thank you anyway for taking the time to read it and make your comments.


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TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

I find Harvey's comments a bit odd, since it's the right (and it's corporate backers) that need folks like Beck and Limbaugh to keep thier folowers in line. I mentioned to a co-worker who was going to be taking social psych that to me the "Tea Party" could be a study in the theory of 'Groupthink'.

d:

Harvey may be proof of the binary world that many on the right live in.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and commenting. I thought a more appropriate title for the tea party would be a study in baboon mentality.

Mr. Stelman's comments are typical for that group that always believes what they are told by their particular party, and who mindlessly follow their path without even questioning its logic, or considering the long term outcome. And i will lay odds he is also a christian conservatist.


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

d.william - This was a great piece of work, and I really didn't read any party favoritism in this work. As you know, I dislike both parties and the Tea Party. I believe the whole darn thing is a disaster, and none of them have our best interests at heart.

I did notice TeaPartyCrasher immediately turned it into a party issue, but that was to be expected as this is his style.

"Leaving this elective process so open and vulnerable, or simply just naively relying of the 'honesty of either party' is like putting a fox in charge of guarding the hen house; or believing that any monopoly, wall street, insurance company, or corporate America will ever "regulate itself". What a joke this concept is." This was an outstanding statement. Our election process and voting have taken on some third world country traits that make every election suspect. This country certainly has the technology and the ability to ensure that all elections are conducted fairly and honestly. Perhaps we will need to go back to when voters had to dip their finger in indelible ink at the time they vote. This would at least stop some from voting multiple times in different precincts. It would certainly eliminate dead people from voting. You did mention "Party Honesty" in this hub. What the heck is that, a fairy tale?

This is a piece of work you should be proud of, and I had to vote Up and Awesome on this one.


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

D., Thank you for your heartwrenching words. I'm so glad that you can write lol about my having to rest, due to my Multiple Sclerosis. It had nothing to do with your hub.

I wished to write more,but I can tire in the blink of an eye (which you have). I was very dizzy while reading your article, and many not have understood correctly. I do hope your health is good, as I wish for everyone.

Write whatever you care to, but don't laugh at me because of my disease. Please note, I never said either side was 100%. For many years I was a liberal, so I understand the what's and why's. Getting older and maturing has made me realize that many of my prior beliefs were destroying our country. Still I maintain some liberal ideas, such as abortion.

You have commented on my Hubs with a liberal viewpoint before, have you opened your eye. Maybe you got a monicle. H


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Harvey, I have gotten to know d.william over the last few months, and don't think he would ever make light of someone's misfortune. He will have to speak for himself, but that is just my opinion.


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William F. Torpey 5 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

You have made an important point here, d.william. America must insure accurate, honest elections or we are all in trouble. I don't hear much about anyone doing anything about this.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks O.P. for your kind comments. The idea of this hub was to show the generally common ideas that we have grown up with, that are only half truths. And how some people use them to try and prove a point when they are not actually true statements.

The other aspect of it was the lack of belief that we, as a society, have, that even in our country, elections can be sabotaged without much difficulty. And it is time to wake up and make our voices heard to our government officials that we will not stand for this kind of subterfuge and underhandedness any more.

I guess, while we are writing the words, the intent is clear to us, in our minds, but we (I) must be more careful to be more explicit and keep in mind that others may miss the subtleties of the words we use.

http://hubpages.com/profile/Harvey+Stelman.

Thank you for returning and re-commenting on this hub. I can assure you, i will never make light of anyone's illness, or shortcomings, their religious beliefs, or their party affiliations, even though they may seem illogical to me. I was making a joke about the possibility of my article making you ill, not your M.S. I had a sister-in-law that suffered for years with M.S., and i know it is certainly no laughing matter. I appreciate your visiting my hubs, and your comments are always welcomed. dw


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and commenting. I have been trying to get the attention of local politicians, and news media, about this subject. But it seems like it is a tabu subject. I can not imagine who they are afraid of, or if they do not want to address this problem at all.

Some people believe that if you just ignore a problem it will go away on its own. This seems to be the mindset of Washington politicians. Fixing election voting results has been successful in several states, so why would anyone want to shoot themselves in the foot by calling it to public attention?

In the video above Diebold admits that they had the election results long before the polls opened to the public. What's up with that?


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

it is easy to live in a binary world since that way we do not need to think too much. the world is so uncertain that we need to think in polarities to exist lest we die of confusion and stress. this gives us a cocoon to live in which life is stress free.

but yet the truth must be faced and needs guys like you to bring it out.

good job.


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

oldpoolman, This was hard to ignore, and he hasn't even apologized. "Thank you so much for reading and your comments. I hope you are feeling better after reading this article that made you have to lie down. LOL"

Don't you think that deserves an apology? H


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

D, Sorry I just saw your apology, and I accept it. H


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

d. william, I am so impressed by this article. I think you were so very fair in your observations of all political parties. I completely agree with Old Poolman's first comment. I certainly could not have said it better than he did, or you did.

Very great writing, here. Thank you so much for the integrity in your hub.

Up/Awesome

Blessings...

Lela


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Hatred is much easier than love. Hatred holds no expectations, disappointments, or rejection. Love is much more difficult as it requires acceptance, some trust, some emotional effort, and there is always the possibility of rejection. And this hurt is greater than that of any hate consequences.

Hate is easier,but has no reward except loneliness.;)


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RichardCMckeown 5 years ago

nice hub.


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

This is another outstanding article and I love the videos. I have put this hub on my Facebook wall. I wish everyone could read this one. I also respect the way you take the time to answer each comment whether they agree with you or not. Some hubbers just don't publish comments they don't agree with and don't see their behaviour as being any way controlling. Thank you.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for your comments. (And i love the name NeeleshKulkarni). I am not quite sure what you mean by living in a binary world, but your assessment is profound and factual about creating a cocoon to live in that is stress free. It beats facing the truth.

http://hubpages.com/profile/Harvey+Stelman.

I am glad to know you saw my apology for making you feel slighted by my comments that were not made clear enough. Thanks for your acceptance.

http://hubpages.com/profile/CreatePerfection.

Thank you so much for reading and your kind comments.

http://hubpages.com/profile/Mentalist+acer.

Thanks for reading and commenting. I like your comment that "Hate is easier, but has no reward except loneliness". Wish i had thought of that one.

http://hubpages.com/profile/RichardCMckeown.

Thanks so much for taking time to read and leaving your comment. Much appreciated. dw

http://hubpages.com/profile/Spirit+Whisperer.

Thanks again for your kind comments. I would never delete a negative comment. This is what makes one grow and learn, and other readers deserve to see that all comments are welcomed. Thanks for posting on your Facebook wall.


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SteveMacken 5 years ago from Galway, Ireland.

Well, d.william, it's nice to see your irreverence at first hand, and your humour. Very interesting hub but it makes me sad. Sad because I know that your voice is drowned out by the over amplified white noise streaming out from the ignorentia©

Voted up awesome and useful.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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thanks. High praise from someone of your caliber.

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