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truth is whatever you can get away with.

Truth is whatever you can get people to believe it is. Religionists have been doing this for years, why not politicians  ? They're more or less in the same game of selling dreams and they do it in the same way; not by proof but by consistent repetition of underlying motifs.

It's why pols are more religious than the electorates, it's where they learned their trade.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri May 6th, 2011 at 08:41:10 AM EST
The classic philosophy vs. sophistry conflict, 2500 years on...

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri May 6th, 2011 at 09:37:43 AM EST
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