On the Nature of Political Deceit
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
One of the most common political manipulations employed throughout history is use of distraction. More specifically, the suggestion and/or implementation of a horrendous law that was never meant to last for any reasonable period of time is used as a distraction so that other unjust laws that are not quite so severe may be put into effect. When the most terrible of the laws that was never meant to stand is revoked, a general sigh of relief is felt and other less severe laws can be more easily implemented without quite so much notice. This technique has been used over and over throughout the centuries and is so common it could even be argued that it is the rule more often than the exception.
One of the other extremely popular modes of deceit is the usage of national propaganda for the spread of false information so that vitally crucial military information can remain secret. Often, in order for this technique to work more effectively, small amounts of truth are added to the false information so that it is more easily proclaimed and justified when it is promoted by the outlets of the national media. However, this is not the most efficient way of employing this particular device.
In order for the tactics that assert false information to work in the most efficient and effective manner, information that is true is asserted by the media and then altered as secretly as possible after the knowledge has been disseminated. When employed properly, this particular tactic generally produces the best results. It should always be realized that military and political deceit are the most important tools for the most effective and efficeint use of the military. War is deceit. When this basic concept is firmly understood, it becomes far easier to realize the vast importance of promoting the virtues of truth in all things. Without truth, there can be no lasting resolution to the seemingly endless episodes of human conflict on this planet.
Peace is truth.
Truth is peace.
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Copyright 2014 by Lee Fitzsimmons