December 16, 2018

You Must Believe Me…

It would seem that the majority of people prefer to be lied to. Why is that?

Most all of us read. As a matter of fact, one source that I looked at said 73% of people read books regularly. It seems that a majority prefer to read fiction vs. nonfiction. In other words, we prefer to be lied to rather than told the truth? Maybe. Greater entertainment value?

Is it because we want to believe what we are being told, whether verbally or in print? It would appear that way. In reality, we have absolutely no reason to believe anything told or written by any person and yet we still do. I have always marveled at listening to people discuss a movie or a fiction book they have read and are relating it as though it really happened – that it was the truth.

Have you ever known or read about (snicker) famous fakers, con men, hoaxers, forgers? The world is full of them. Some are “professional” – whatever exactly that means. We are all fakers, con artists, hoaxers, and forgers of some kind. Be honest. We lie. We believe that under most conditions, the means to an end can be justified even if it is mired in dishonesty.

One of the world’s greater “professional” hoaxers might have been a man by the name of Clifford Irving. Irving was notably an author and investigative journalist known best for his supposed “autobiography” of Howard Hughes – as told by Howard Hughes. It could never be proven or disproven that he even knew Hughes say nothing about writing his autobiography from interviews with the man.

But people lined up to buy his work. Many believed it. Many wanted to believe it. He lied. Or did he? How do we know? Does it matter?

Irving became friends with a Hungarian man named “Elmyr.” Elmyr was one of the worlds great art forgers…we think because we have been told. But it is impossible to prove anything he allegedly did or didn’t do.

The preservation of this fakery is done by the faker himself. Irving and Elmyr both were once asked if they would “come clean” about their forgeries. They said they would and sat down to discuss the “truth” about the events, only to discover at some point that the interviews were fake and full of lies – just more hoaxes. Regardless of the number of times either Irving or Elmyr was asked to come clean, they said they would but it would end in what could only be seen as continued lies and hoaxes.

If we spend the majority of our time when we read, reading fiction books, does this muddy our ability to determine truth from fiction? Do we even care? We want to believe…in something. Are there better things to be found in fiction reading than in reality?

How important is it that the faker, hoaxer, liar, fraud convinces you they are telling the truth? There are millions of dollars to be made from this, even in areas typically accepted by people as legitimate platforms of media, i.e. books, newspapers, television, social media, movies, music, etc. Because of this simple fact, it only makes sense that the perpetrators of hoaxes, lies, fake news, fraud ought to be trained professionals – actors? Why not? The things we do for money.

Actors are nothing more than trained professional liars. They are failures if they are not. Their job as an actor is to convince you they are real and what they do and say can be taken as authentic. If this is so convincing on the movie screen, why isn’t this same act carried out on television “news” programs, or anywhere else, say in Congress, the White House, IRS, FBI, NSA, CIA, etc.? There is always a lot at stake – often times more than we can imagine.

Remember the H.G. Wells movie “War of the Worlds?” What made the movie successful is that people believed and wanted to believe it was really happening. It took an awful lot to convince these people it was a hoax. Millions were made and within the event, it was discovered what power existed in this format of lying to convince people of things for sinister reasons.

If you will recall the formation to the Wellington House, a group of professionals (some liars/writers of fiction) whose purpose was to create propaganda (lies) in order to manipulate public opinion in support of World War I. This, in more fine-tuned fashion, continues today.

Nobody wants to be made a fool of and because of that, it becomes that much more difficult to convince people they are being lied to, conned, misled, etc. That’s what makes lying so wonderful to those seeking the advantage in dishonest ways.

We know that newspapers, magazines, television, movies, social media, etc. all contain lies. What we don’t know is how much and just what are the lies and what are truths. How do we determine? Can we? Maybe it is best to stop using these resources for information. But we won’t. It’s an addiction.

When we are told that someone or some media source was caught lying, how do we know that the supposed lie was, in fact, a lie? How do we know that the accusers aren’t lying? We don’t. How do we know that this isn’t just a conspiracy plotted between the accused liar and the accuser? We don’t. However, if one lie is what we want to hear, we readily accept that as truth. We must believe in one side or the other, one actor over the other, one author over the other…right?

If we can wrap our fingers around the notion that what is at stake is of such a high value, monetarily and politically, or even protect clandestine operations and the sinister things they do, then can we begin to understand that these same operators will go to whatever lengths necessary to accomplish what is “life or death” to them?

Why then, do we or should we believe what we are being fed? There is no reason to. Are any of the things we are seeing on television real? If not, which ones are acted out, lies, i.e. “fake?”

We are supposed to believe that a woman from 30-some years ago in a Supreme Court nominee’s past attacked her…or something. What is at stake here? You would think the end of the world is the outcome the way people are acting and reacting. Therefore, at what lengths will people go to stop this nomination or at what lengths will they go to confirm this nomination? Would they go so far as to bring in trained actors, make them up and give them a script? Why not? We love the entertainment of lies. We feed off lies. We want very much to believe those lies.

Still not convinced? For those probably least convinced, they may be the consumers of fiction books and movies. Look at what computers can do on the movie screen. Look at what makeup is capable of these days. The technology exists that if someone wanted to make another person up to look like Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Ford, or anybody they so choose, they could. We would not know the difference.

After all, what is at stake? How important is it for certain things to take place? How important is it to the government, to Big Corporations, to banks, to the Vatican to get what they want?

Do we still have the capability of decerning fact from fiction? Do we just adore our fiction so much, i.e. being lied to, that in our programmed confusion we can’t and don’t want to know reality? We have all been taught that “you are what you eat.” If your life is drowning in fiction, then your life is drowning in fiction.

The lives or Clifford Irving and Elmyr, along with others, was made into a movie – “F is for Faker,” hosted and narrated by Orson Welles. I’ll leave you with what he said at the end of the movie: “I did promise that for one hour, I’d tell you only the truth. That hour, ladies and gentlemen, is over. For the past seventeen minutes, I’ve been lying my head off.”

Now what?

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*Editor’s Note* – This Op Ed, written by John Kolezar, first appeared in the Western Outdoor Times. It is republished here with permission from the author.

‘The End Of The World As We Know It’

‘This is the end’… Jim Morrison, 1967

The annual hunting season, long declared to be barbaric by the social media watchdogs, was officially cancelled today by the Arizona Species Specialists, a group of environmentally sensitive and morally conscious individuals who report to the chair of the Prohibited Actions On Public Lands Committee.

While the demise of the hunting practice has long been predicted, today’s announcement came as a mild surprise to those who had hoped that the recreational activity might hold on for a few more years. The following is a re-cap of events that precipitated the announcement.

We Should Have Seen It Coming

In 2016

In 2016, then President Obama declared over 1.7 million acres of the Grand Canyon area to be declared a National Monument. Not satisfied with the restrictions imposed on land use by the monument designation, members of the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife filed suit in federal court in 2017 to have access denied to all but bird watchers, sightseers and certain government officials. Their claims of “Monument Degradation” was the first step in the cornerstone of limited access to public lands.

In 2018

In 2018, the Horses Forever group filed suit in federal court to have more open spaces for the Wild Horse and Burro Act. The judge, upon hearing that no one could prove that the horses were not long lost descendants of the Spanish Conquistadors, found in favor of the Horses Forever group and declared that the whole of Arizona andNevada that was not within designated city limits be declared open range for horses and burros.

The decision was challenged in court by the then Arizona Game & Fish Department but ultimately the Supreme Court found in favor of the plaintiffs and virtually all of Arizona and Nevada became refuge land for wild horses and burros.

In 2022

In 2022, with water in extremely short supply, the President of the United States declared that while Congress had debated for years, he was declaring a state of emergency for the entire Southwest. The states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California were placed on population-reduction quotas that mandated within a five (5)-year time frame, the populations needed to be reduced by more than 20 percent.

The general consensus at the time was that sustainability graphs proved the entire Southwest could not survive without population reduction. Included in the population counts were all people and animals that weighed over 100 pounds. The carrying capacity index that the government installed in 2020 showed that the Wild horse and Burro Act took precedence over most other Wildlife and particularly non-essential Wildlife such as deer and Elk.

With the enforcement of the Endangered Species Act regarding Mexican gray wolves and Northern gray wolves, fawn and calf survival rates plummeted for what had been large herds of deer and Elk.

In 2024

In 2024, the “Year of the Drought”, Wildlife other than horses and burros, were effectively removed from all federal lands by federal sharpshooters. These were the same sharpshooters that culled over 500 head of bison/buffalo in 2017 from the grand canyon national park. Senate and Congressional inquiries on how every single bison/buffalo had been culled have been ongoing for over 15 years.

The sharpshooters were able to lethally cull over 20,000 deer and Elk within a single year. It had been determined in that same year that all hunting of predators was illegal and they were needed to remove what few animals remained in the wild on federal lands.

In 2025

In 2025, The Center for Biological Diversity filed a massive lawsuit against the United States Fish & WildlifeService. They had discovered that cell anomalies within snakes, lizards and certain plants meant that every individual snake, lizard and plant within a 200 mile radius of PHOENIX was to be declared an “Endangered Species”.

Reproductive anomalies created wide genetic variations within each species. Their lawsuit brought the total number of ESA species to a staggering 495 different species in Arizona alone.

The Fish & Wildlife Service agreed to place drone patrols over much of Arizona. Drivers of vehicles on asphalt roads are now required to give right of way to all rodents, snakes, and plants. Driving on gravel roads is prohibited on federal lands.

In 2027

In 2027, the activity known as “hunting” was challenged by the group “We Are All Animals”, or “WAAA” as they later became known as. In an unprecedented case, it was determined that there was no proven need to kill any animal outside of approved government “Compassionate Dispatch” shelters.

The Vegan Society proved that there was no need for consumption of dead meat and that all nutrients could be obtained through genetically modified plants, herbs and spices. It was the first time that hunting was challenged in court and the Supreme Court, that coincidentally had five justices who were avowed vegans, upheld the lower vegan court decision.

The Compassionate Dispatch centers now employ over 125,000 inmates from various penitentiaries around the United States to compassionately end life for all creatures that have lived their natural lives. Those lives have a pre-determined length based on species. The case, however, only applied to federal land animals.

In 2029

In 2029, after years of dwindling economic support from killers/hunters, all Pittman Robinson monies that had previously been from the sales of hunting-related items were re-dedicated to support of the Wild Horse and Burro Act for Arizona and Nevada. With the advancement of technology, activated drones were capable of determining if armed humans were participating in attempting to perform hunting activities on federal lands.

Through presidential decree, those drones were armed with micro-chip darts that could not be removed from a person if implanted. Those few souls who attempted to hunt on federal lands and were found to have the chip fired into their person by the drones were sentenced to 20 years probation after five years of federal penitentiary lock up.

Humanities classes and sensitivity training for 60 hours per week were deemed minimum parts of their incarceration.

In 2031

In 2031, state organizations cropped up that attempted to outlaw hunting on state lands. One of the more successful groups, “Humans and Animals in Harmony” (also called “HAAH”) began a successful campaign in the state educational system where they showed that the activity of hunting was traced to a particular gene which could be altered in a child while the child was still in the mother’s womb.

Efforts to identify the gene are still in clinical trial status, but hope is held that future generations of children will have the gene completely removed. The only complaints to date have been that those who had the gene removed are generally docile, complacent and frequently need reassurance that they are loved.

In 2034

In 2034, the State of Arizona declared that the Arizona Wildlife Enhancement Division, formerly called the Arizona Game & Fish Department – which was financially destitute from lack of funding via license sales – be merged into the State Parks Division. All 36 employees, including those who count the few remaining deer and Elk, are now Park personnel.

Their jobs will be to continue issuing citations for anyone who leaves either asphalt or paved roads in their all-terrain vehicles. Those vehicles, once numbering in the thousands, have plummeted since over 80 percent ofArizona has been declared National Monument land with little or no access for travel. A recent survey on the Web site Tellusallyourthoughts.com confirmed that over 95 percent of all residents approve of the transformation and that those who disagreed were either incredibly stupid or part of the crazy old timer generation.

Think This Can’t Happen?

Think this can’t happen? Watch what the future holds for those who love to hunt. We are being systematically removed from that which we love to do and very few people are taking any actions to stop the freight train of political correctness.

JK

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