The Great Enemy of The Truth

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

President John F. Kennedy

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(Jeneane’s Comment: John F. Kennedy said this quote in the late 1950’s or early 1960’s and it is eerie how appropriate this quote, that is over 50 years old, was to the 2016 Presidential Election that just occurred.

My personal opinion is that Donald Trump, along with his election team and supporters, became the great enemies to the truth by deliberating playing on unrealistic, persuasive and persistent myths. With all of the widespread distortions of truths and facts done by Trump and his election team and supporters, the deliberate fake news, and the hacking done on Trump’s behalf by Putin and his Russians, this quote has even more meaning as a warning against the dangers being committed against the core values of our democracy, the integrity of our elections, and our society.

The 2016 Presidential Election was an unprecedented dirty and dishonest campaign but hopefully Donald Trump will conduct a more open, honest, trustworthy and dignified first term and that he will not continue to be a great enemy of the truth…for our country’s sake and for all of its citizens’ sake.)

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I Am Not Free…

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.

Audre Lorde, civil rights activist and writer

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The True Meaning of Money

The true meaning of money yet remains to be popularly explained and comprehended. When each individual realizes for himself that this thing primarily stands for and should only be accepted as a moral due – that it should be paid out as honestly stored energy, and not as a usurped privilege – many of our social, religious, and political troubles will have permanently passed.

From Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, quoted from the opening paragraph of Chapter 7, “The Lure of the Material: Beauty Speaks for Itself”

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Change The World

Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

requoted from Good Housekeeping magazine, November 2015 issue, page 48

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I Was Somebody

I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.

Lily Tomlin

requoted from Good Housekeeping magazine, November 2015 issue, page 45

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Internet Quotes

“Quotes found on the internet are not always accurate.”

Abraham Lincoln

Requoted from Creations and Collections, Ltd., Fall Collection 2016 catalog, page 38

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Freedom Didn’t Happen…

Freedom didn’t happen because your opponents saw the light. It happened because they no longer found it necessary to live in the dark. Their hands may never move toward a candle, but their eyes adjust.

Adam Gopnik, from his article, “Liberal-In-Chief”, from The New Yorker, May 23, 2016 issue, page 24.

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Books Teach Something

I don’t think there is any book that can’t teach you something, even if it is how not to tell a story.

Mary Higgins Clark, from By the Book, requoted from Reader’s Digest, July/August 2016 issue, page 29.

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The Ambition of the Irish

The ambition of the Irish is to say a thing as everybody says it, only louder.

Gerard Manley Hopkins, introductory quote from The Founding Father, written by Richard J. Whalen, copyright 1964.

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Two Things Are Infinite

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe. But that might just be me being stupid.

Albert Einstein, requoted from Reader’s Digest, December 2015/January 2016 issue, page 19.

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