Finding Truth

Nobody asked but …

Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side.

— Goethe

Can we ever arrive at the “truth?”

Historians lie about the past, since history is written by the victors.  Therefore, history is wishful thinking about perceived accomplishments.

Journalists lie about current affairs for two reasons; 1) if it bleeds, it leads, and 2) it is wishful thinking about how the past will result in “good” consequences only (good for whom?).

Futurists lie about the future because we have not agreed on what is true in either the past or the present.  Nor do we have any verification for that which has not yet happened.

Beyond the above occurrences, everyone else wants to sound authentic.  No one knows what they are talking about.

— Kilgore Forelle

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