Do People Want Truth?

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LiddyRules

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#1
Look at me starting a thread a day and a half late. On Wednesday's show Ron was discussing how all media lies to us, all news lies to us, all government lies to us, right or left it doesn't matter it's bullshit. But he talked about how many people would be happier knowing the truth about what's going on.

I don't think there's any argument that every single side lies to us be it media or government. But what do you think of the theory that the people want truth and would be ok with it.

I am torn between options 2 and 3. I don't think most people would be able to wrap their heads around the truth and it might cause more problems than it solves because people are dumb. Then again, I don't think the majority of people give a shit. We say we went into Iraq to get a foothold in OPEC and more people will care about Domino's new Oreo pizza* than about OPEC or any of that.



* As I was typing this, a commercial for Dominos Oreo Pizza came on the TV which could not have been more perfect.
 
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#2
While most people say they want the truth, they're full of shit. They prefer to be mushrooms. They have the attitude, what they don't know, won't hurt them.
 

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#3
People can handle the truth.

Problem is, people don't really want to believe it. Look how many fucking 9/11 conspiracy fuckheads there are out there.

So I guess I go with choice 3. Not because people can't handle the truth, but too many people out there couldn't give a shit about it. They want to believe what they want to believe. I don't even think, like Bud seems to, that they don't want to hear the truth cause that way they can't be "hurt" by it. I mean, people want to live in their own little fantasy worlds instead of face reality.
 

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#4
The average person is a self-centered dumb ass with no means to handle the "truth."
 

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#5
Most people can't handle it. I want it!!!!
 

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#6
People can handle the truth, the problem is that most people believe that they will never be told the truth so they just don't care.
 

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#7
ignorance is bliss....people don't want to know and probably can't handle it if they did know
 

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#8
Most people can't handle the truth.

It makes it much worse for those that do want it.

Most people prefer to rely on faith that someone is looking out for them, be it god, their government, their parents, society, whatever.


There also is the argument that there are many different versions of truth, and that they can be opposites of each other depending on points of view
 

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The problem is, as I see it.

Most people only want the truth if it is what they already believe. Otherwise, they claim you don't know what you saw heard or did.

When I was a cop in the military, I caught a kid, 12 or 13 years old, break into a car a steal the stereo from it. This was caught on the in-car video cam.

It showed me sneaking up on him, and very nicely take him into custody (read level 2 and 3 of force, verbal commands and physical guidance to place the cuffs on him). He admitted when I talked to him, after I read the blah blah blah right to remain silent, that he saw the cd player and he wanted it, so he was going to steal it. Now granted, being a kid, a good lawyer would have it never heard in court. Take him back to the L.E. Desk. call the parents, they show up, and thier honor roll student, would never do that. when shown the video, they claimed I must have doctored the video. Then they claimed I used excessive force taking him into custody, I could have broken his shoulders......

Here is why I post that story. It just goes to show, that no matter what people see and hear, if it isn't what they already believe, they will claim it is a lie and a cover-up. The truth isn't being told, and is doctored to show what the mannnnnnnnnnnn, wants you to see.
 

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FYI, I was cleared of the charges they made, and he got a slap on the wrist.
 

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#11
people cant handle the truth. but i can. because im better then them.
 

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#12
Bread and circuses... that's all the ham and eggers want. The truth... they wouldn't cross the street to get it.
 

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#13
Liddy's post x2
 

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#14
Nice thread Liddy.. [=Sam Jackson]look at the big thinker at Wackbag[/sam]

While I want the truth to be told to me in personal dealings, I think for the most part, I can decipher it. In the big picture of truth in media and gov't, I know I'm not hearing the truth and would like to know, but the picture's too clouded to actually decipher what the absolute truth is. But of course, as many have already stated here, I'm not the average citizen. I think the real answer is that people don't give a shit about the truth.

Not giving a shit about the truth, though, can be classified in a couple of different ways. First there's the nonchalant 'I don't care' attitude that many complacent Americans have. The apathetic masses seriously don't care if the thing to care about (in this case the truth) doesn't directly affect them. Secondly, the other type of the 'I don't care' attitude is not wanting to hear something that counters your beliefs, i.e. the parents story that sniper relayed.
 

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#15
Look at me starting a thread a day and a half late. On Wednesday's show Ron was discussing how all media lies to us, all news lies to us, all government lies to us, right or left it doesn't matter it's bullshit. But he talked about how many people would be happier knowing the truth about what's going on.

I don't think there's any argument that every single side lies to us be it media or government. But what do you think of the theory that the people want truth and would be ok with it.

I am torn between options 2 and 3. I don't think most people would be able to wrap their heads around the truth and it might cause more problems than it solves because people are dumb. Then again, I don't think the majority of people give a shit. We say we went into Iraq to get a foothold in OPEC and more people will care about Domino's new Oreo pizza* than about OPEC or any of that.



* As I was typing this, a commercial for Dominos Oreo Pizza came on the TV which could not have been more perfect.
Domino's has an OREO Pizza??? MMM OREO's and Pizza! :action-sm
 

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#16
Sucks the truth is something gone.

When we went to war.. I sought truth on the net... but what i found was a more propogandic news in other places....... multimedia....Its a clusterfuck.


use common sense.


what sucks is once you arive at you hypothesis... thats about it.


then you become president of wackbag.
 

Glenn Dandy

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#18
thats about it.... the youth are fucked. there is no answer to human evolution.

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" WE ALL MUST DIE" atleast the whiter folk.


Ain't fighting it.,,,,, ya cant... stop fucking white people your kids are gonna be slaves.
 

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#19
the TRUTH is for queers
leave me alone
and let me live
and die
in my own world
 

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#20
Domino's has an OREO Pizza??? MMM OREO's and Pizza! :action-sm
You see those new moon pie type things, but instead it's the oreo cream between two chocolate cakes, I need to hunt those down.

What is this thread about again?
 

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Have you even seen the riots when the World Trade Organization (WTO) meets? The news will focus on the riots and protest becuase it makes great news. Have you even seen a report on what the WTO is meeting about on the normal news? People dont want to know about real issue because they really have think and may really have to act.
 

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#24
Most people are too biased to understand what is a truth.
Yes, that might include you.
 

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#25
I am biased, but I understand the difference between truth and opinion.

You can take a set of facts and arrive at different truths.

I also really want an oreo pizza now.....
 
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