This time you’re not even partly right. http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/neurosurgery.asp
Those of us who generally "keep to the left” are consistently amazed by the torrent of right-wing emails that are either substantially misleading, or whole-cloth lies.
This abiding fondness for Falsehood reveals a deep-seated conservative desire to win no matter what, even if winning means cheating.
I am not talking about “spin” - which is both inevitable and tolerable.
Rather, I refer to the deliberate intention to misrepresent (or completely falsify) the underlying Truth of things.
Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan – the living American who has spent most time in the White House as a paid counsellor – claims "The Republican philosophy might be summarized thus: To hell with principle; what matters is power, and that we have it, and that they do not.” "Where the Right Went Wrong" - http://www.amazon.com/Where-Right-Went-Wrong-Neoconservatives/dp/0312341156
If people can not win honestly, they don’t deserve to win - nor do they, really.
Since “the Truth will set you free,” political dishonesty can only damage The Body Politic.
As the standard bearer for "traditional values," it is striking that American Conservatism exhibits bedrock disdain for Truth, aligning the movement with impulses mythically ascribed to The Prince of Darkness.
No matter what the short-term benefit, falsehood is the fastest track to Hell.
If America goes down, the nation's demise will primarily arise from the denaturing of Truth.
"There are two ways of lying, as there are two ways of deceiving customers. If the scale registers 15 ounces, you can say: "It's a pound." Your lie will remain relative to an invariable measure of the true. If customers check it, they can see that they are being robbed, and you know by how much you are robbing them: a truth remains as a judge between you. But if the demon induces you to tamper with the scale itself, it is the criterion of the true which is denatured, there is no longer any possible control. And little by little you will forget that you are cheating.' Denis de Rougemont
American conservatives are tampering with the scale itself. http://www.harrisinteractive.com/NewsRoom/HarrisPolls/tabid/447/ctl/ReadCustom%20Default/mid/1508/ArticleId/223/Default.aspx
There is no longer any possible control.
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Hey all of you old “Units” out there- you need to listen to this.
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