Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What happened to the truth?

What happened to the truth?
The danger of relativism and plain deception

If you control the language you control their thinking and their culture. Give them little doses of deception and they will be cooked like the frog in a kettle, a little at time. A society is doomed when it can no longer deal with reality because the people are living in a state of illusion.

Political correctness is deceiving our society to the point of people being numb to the truth. Political correctness is elusive, misleading, and plain stupid. Sounds like a Trump word. No wonder the establishment and the media hates Trump while the people are going by the 10s of thousands to his public meetings. Could he be speaking the truth in a language that people can understand? Progressive populists and relativists are destroying the fabric of our nation. Political correctness has created a massive and aggressive mediocrity in America.

Why not use plain, direct, and descriptive language so people can understand. When the truth makes us mad perhaps it is time to do something about it. Vote them out! How about calling things for what they are? Here are 7 misleading terms with their corresponding translations:

1.      Post-traumatic stress disorder. Translation - shell shock, a term used to describe the impact of horrors on the soldiers coming out of World War I. How did we get there? By going from shell shock to battle fatigue to operational exhaustion to post-traumatic stress disorder. The new four word description lessens the blow, doesn’t it?

2.      Vertically deployed antipersonnel devices. Translation – bombs. You figure this one out! Hint! It explodes and kills.

3.      Employee alignment. Translation – firing. How did we get there? By going from firing to re-engineering to down-sizing to right-sizing to employee alignment. I am sure there are many other fancy terms used to denote firing.

4.      Federal Reserve Bank. Translation – private without any reserves. Go to the Fed site at your own risk! There you may find this very clear language. Reverse Repos - In 2013, the Fed began to issue reverse repos to banks. The Fed "borrows" money from banks overnight. It pays them interest for this "loan." It uses its holdings of U.S. Treasuries as collateral. Like all repurchase agreements, banks don't record it as a loan. The interest it pays will support the Fed funds rate as the Fed gradually raises it. I am so glad you understood!

5.      Fractional Reserve Banking. Translation – fake money loaning. Banks are allowed to loan out 10 times the money they have in reserves. The banks loan fake money to you and me and we are required to pay back in real money; you know that portion of your paycheck.  Imagine if depositors all go to their banks at the same time and demand their money!

6.      Quantitative Easing. Translation – fake currency printing. When the federal government needs money the Fed issues fake currency out of thin air, sends it to the banks and charges interest for doing it. That is why it is called Fiat money. There is no back up for it whatsoever. Imagine you going to your basement and turn on your money printing machine and take the money to the bank to pay off your mortgage. Advice. Don’t do it! You will be charged with fraud, be arrested, and go to jail.

7.      Just and sustainable economy. Translation – socialism. It is not just and not sustainable; we all ought to know that! Socialism comes disguised in so many terms and all of the descriptions on the surface sound right and just.

And the list can go on and on. Here is a little more jargon for you: Affordable Housing Disposition Program, Liquidation Grade Federal Employee, Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit, and Expanded Counterparties for Reverse Repos.

Thank you for reading and reflecting on today’s nuggets.          

Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."

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