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.)