Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Quote du jour

It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history. And like the 50 of you, none of them were born American — they became American.
-Michelle Obama

None of them were born American? So, the fact that they were born in the colonies that would become the United States, speaking English and acclimated to and accepting of the culture they were in, makes them just like foreign immigrants?


  1. It looks like “Snopes” was trying to put an obtuse spin on it so we would get confused? Maybe “Snopes” should change their name to “Spin”?

    Plato’s ‘Noble Lie’, albeit arguably a notion of ideological propaganda, is often where the debate begins concerning ‘expertise’. Plato did not believe most people were clever enough to look after their own and society’s best interest, so the few ‘clever’ people of the world needed to lead the rest of the flock. Therefore, the idea was born that only the elite should know the truth in its complete form and the rulers, Plato said, must tell the people of the city ‘The Noble Lie’ to keep them passive and content, without the risk of upheaval and unrest.


  2. Snopes pretends to be impartial, but they definitely lean Left. On apolitical things they may be impartial, but the spin and gyrate to cover for left wing politicians. I would never go to them for anything even remotely considered political.


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