What Is Truth?

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on May 28, 2011

PG found himself mixed up in a facebook discussion on the murkey subject of “truth”. The last comment on this journey started “I think we’re having a misunderstanding about what I mean by emotional truth aka “your truth.” It’s a new concept for me too.” The more PG thought, the more he saw to write about. The pictures today are by PG, and were taken March 17, 2011. Some of those people are not what they appear to be.

In the interest of narrowing down the subject, we will focus today on a site called Literally Unbelievable. (HT to dangerousminds) It seems like some people see stories at The Onion, and do not realize that they are joking. These people go on facebook, and make the darndest comments.

The first issue we will tackle today involves this story: Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex . The facility is in Topeka KS, which is convenient for the Westboro Baptist crowd. Apparently, some people think this is real . “Please tell me this is NOT true! America, please wake up!!! Killing babies is NOT normal! They will give pedicures to the moms after their abortion! Federally funded and all! so sad!!!” “Omg! And in the, Biblebelt no less! I became nauseous after reading this! I am appalled!!!!! The last part of article validate my thoughts. Now, women as well as men do not have to take responsibilities for preventing pregnancies. Just go to the plex.”

Other onionoids taken seriously include a state department official, Nelson Milstrand , forced to resign after saying Israel was not perfect. A google search for this link shows that not only facebookers were fooled by this item. Antony Loewenstein quotes the story verbatim. My Posting Career posts the quote under a header ad, ” Protect peace in the middle east, show your support for Israel, click here”. There was a commenter there...”The Onion makes me want to vomit. More jewgenda being thrown in our faces. I know what most jews will probably think after reading this. Since the onion made a funny about it, that means in reality, :juden: only fires people when they are raving lunatic anti-semite nazis! See, isnt it silly to even think that a jew would fire some good gentile like Nelson Milstrand? Golly gee, the onion is soooo funny. ”

This is going on the same week that Mr. Netanyahu gave a speech before congress. He referred to the Bible, and said this book gave Israel ownership of some disputed territories. Some say the Bible is the inerrant word of G-d. The representatives gave Mr. Netanyahu 29 standing ovations during his speech. Is the word truth obsolete?

There is one more reply to the search for Nelson Milstrand. A blog with the u challenged name of niqnaq prints the onion story. In the comments is a quote from Elie Wiesel.. “Some stories are true that never happened.. That goes along with the concept that life is bad fiction.

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  1. Me Me Me Meme « Chamblee54 said, on May 29, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    […] emotional truth aka “your truth.” It’s a new concept for me too. When PG copied this phrase, it was one left click away from a google search. This yielded 688 results. This is the same […]

  2. Truth About Opinions « Chamblee54 said, on May 31, 2011 at 11:43 am

    […] I have my opinion. The commentary above is a repost . It goes along with the recent two part episode on the dodgy subject of truth. Pictures are from The Library of Congress. These men fought in the […]

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