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


(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.)

About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to
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