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Politics in Real time: Do Governments lie to the People? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Politics in Real time: Do Governments lie to the People?

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

They promise the moon and the stars. When they get into power there will be milk and honey and no one will be short of anything. They assume office and then the lies begin.  The propaganda machine dishes out half-truths and downright lies and people shake their heads and say. “It’s politics, what do you expect?” Telling the truth is a revolutionary act, says George Orwell.

In America most people believe that politicians are liars.  In the current presidential campaign America is served with daily doses of bullyism from Donald Trump while 60 percent of the country cannot trust Hillary Clinton.  President Obama in a 2015 speech at the United Nations said, “You can jail your opponents, but you cannot imprison ideas. You can try to control access to information but you cannot turn a lie into truth.     Continue reading

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