The Search for Truth
I don’t watch a lot of television. Perhaps the reason is I watched so much as a kid, I am close to my lifetime cap. Notwithstanding, as I was watching TV with my wife the other day, I saw a couple of advertisements for debt settlement companies. Being a collection attorney, I feel sufficiently qualified to comment on these companies. Namely, most are predatory and do far more harm than good for the consumer. They routinely promise the world, but instead hurt the consumer by requesting they pay their fee upfront before they even discuss matters with creditors. As a result, the consumer’s situation worsens rather than improves. In short, they feed on the fears and financial troubles of those who need help most.
This is just one of many examples of either half truths or worse we all deal with daily. For many of us, we as a society try and deal with our search for truth by using the internet. While the internet is a wonderful source of information, the amount of misinformation cannot be understated.
I found the following excerpt on the internet (below) when I queried the internet under “the search for truth”. I have paraphrased it for a few reasons, including length and how it reads. As you read it and conclude as I do (I hope) that it is nonsense, the search for truth should always start in the Torah. In Kibbutz Yehudah last Sunday, the Rabbi led a very interesting program of Torah study. We broke up into five groups with each group assigned to one of the five books. We each listed 8-10 questions from each book and then tried to answer the questions from the other groups. I found the exercise not only interesting and fun, but very illuminating. There were many stories and facts that either came back to me or were completely new to me. Before going to the internet or one of our typical sources of information, use the Torah in your search for truth. I realize some of the stories seem pretty farfetched nowadays, but the lessons learned are as valuable today as they were in biblical times.
Excerpt from the Internet – “the search for truth” Be forewarned, this is not my opinion.
“How We Think”
Assumptions: Most people assume things they don’t want to explore or discuss. They choose the simple plan that does not involve them or obligate them to action or thought. If they talk with others or face the facts, they can avoid complications, but assumptions allow them to delay their involvement, hoping they will not have to think or act.
News: Report obvious observations, assigning things to local authorities or known events. Reading the news puts you at rest, all is explained, you have no reason to investigate or become involved. Often there is a conclusion stated that conditions you to think a certain way; support gun control, let government manage things, etc.
Local News: Often exposes facts not repeated at national level. Most assume that the former facts were not confirmed or were in error. Facts later discovered are often revealed at a local level after an event, but not posted at national news, which has already resolved the issue and cast a way of thinking in the general popular opinion of the American mind.
Movies: Often reveal hidden things, yet we discount them as imaginary, fictitious or too far from what we know to be believed.
Scientific Journals: Reveal deeper truths than reach the news. News is for the general population, assuming quick simple solutions without involving complicated thinking.
History, in books and Universities, excludes many facts by choice, leading us and memorializing a certain way of thinking. 1984, Orwell’s novel, mentioned how current government adjust past histories to support their current policies. Discovering, perceiving things is hard part.
Confirming info, new discoveries is easy.
Information has never been easier to obtain with access to the greatest tool to truth and freedom, the internet.
NOW FOR TRUTH??
Congressional Record: US went Bankrupt in 1933, US citizens were declared enemies of the state, and put up as collateral to foreign bankers (Federal Reserve – it’s private corporation owned by foreign bankers, has no reserves, extracts illegal income tax.)
US Citizens are declared enemies of the state, & can not hold property, only titles to lease of government property.
The Bankruptcy of the United States, United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303 Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House,
United States Federal Government went bankruptcy and was dissolved by Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress session June 5, 1933 – Joint Resolution to suspend the Gold Standard and Abrogate the Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments. This is evidence United States Federal Government exists today in name only.
With the Constitutional Republican form of Government, now dissolved, the receivers of the Bankruptcy have adopted a new form of government for the United States. This new form of government is known as a Democracy, being an established Socialist/Communist order under a new governor for America. This act was instituted and established by transferring and/or placing the Office of the Secretary of Treasury to that of the Governor of the International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section H.R. 13955 reads in part:
Most US gold was removed from Ft. Knox decades ago by truck then trail to Intl. Banker in Europe, yet the US Mint web site pretends the gold is still there.