Look What Happened

 This is most of a letter written to the New York Times:

For a long time, truth tellers risked being framed and narrated out of the picture, with maybe a little ridicule and scorn thrown in for good effect.

Jimmy Carter tried to tell us that the energy crisis was a situation akin to war. Al Gore tried to tell us that we had to take care of the earth before it turns on us. Look what happened to them.

The Bush propaganda machine won because it knew how to manipulate a public that hears what it wants to hear. Look what's happened to us.

When Americans are ready to hear the truth, they'll get a leader who tells it to them. Let's hope it's not too late to matter.

Jeanne Wilkinson
Brooklyn, May 12, 2006

I wish we could get this letter out to every American.  It is time for us to take inventory of ourselves.  Do we want the truth or are we willing to let some deceitful authoritarian chump tell us crap because it's easier than knowing the truth and having to make difficult decisions ourselves.  We let others tell us whatever they want then we can blame them rather than ourselves for the mess we are in.  Face the truth.  It is OUR responsibility!  We elect the leaders, we need to know the truth about what is going on in our world, our nation, our community, our lives.  We CAN make good decisions if we have  truthful, unmanipulated information.   

The writer of the letter is absolutely correct in saying that  "When Americans are ready to hear the truth, they'll get a leader who tells it to them."  We are "the people" in "We the people of the United States…."  If you want truth, you must DEMAND it!

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