Truth? What’s that?

“Truth is truth

To the end of reckoning”

Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act 5, scene 1.

Truth by Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911) French painter, oil on canvas, 1870

Is there anything more hated than the truth? People work very hard to hide knowledge of all sorts of behavior, thoughts, words and deeds.  If people lived and behaved with common decency, mutual respect and tolerance they probably wouldn’t have so much to hide from others.  Current affairs range from the imprisonment of a man for revealing some truth about how the world operates to the exclusion of the participation of the people on the front lines of environmental devastation from the “talks” in Cancun. Huh–now why wouldn’t anyone truly concerned with addressing the issue of climate change want to hear from people already experiencing the consequences? Oh yeah—the profit motive is still in play in certain minds that believe the endgame is making money instead of survival of everyone, including their greed driven asses.  Apparently it’s okay to do negative things as long no one  is ‘caught’. It seems we’ve come a long way from Watergate. Not that anyone was behaving better during Nixon’s tenure in that house that tries so hard to claim the purity of wearing white. Nixon, 1973, Wounded Knee, South Dakota = some very bad times for Lakota people.  Now it’s perfectly acceptable for arrogant politicians and very ignorant–but sexually attractive –women to advocate violence and murder.  Obviously I missed the inclusion of such family values in the moral minority’s spiritual handbook. Or did someone blackout the entire New Testament? Now a new war has commenced—the war for the internet, a cyber war of hacked off hackers fighting  Big Brother and all his known associates. If you think the outcome of this engagement means nothing to you—think again. True colors are being shown, the lines have been drawn and crossed. The internet offers information and knowledge. Knowledge is power. If the internet is “controlled’ in order to prevent the sharing of knowledge, then where will the power be?

Thanks to PityYouOO7 for posting on YouTube

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11 Comments

  1. slpmartin said,

    December 9, 2010 at 3:52 am

    A classic song…and a classic problem of defining truth which appears to be more associated with perception than fact.

    • December 9, 2010 at 5:33 am

      Hello Fracking Poet! I would be very honored IF you would allow me to re-post your great Fracking poem and photograph—just as they appear together on your blog–complete with a link to your blogcasa. Seriously. Think about it.

  2. Artswebshow said,

    December 9, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Hackers at war, not a good thing at all.
    Knowledge is power when everyone’s information is in some way online

    • December 9, 2010 at 11:49 am

      Tart, you know, that’s a very good point–and think about all that personal information! HMM!

  3. clegyrboia said,

    December 9, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Julian Assenge is in jail in isolation yes yes but hear this a man suspected of murdering his wife in South Africa is YES out on bail same court same country one day difference

    they have your info all nicely stored i know and many people know but should i therefor stop saying what i say noooooo i am not afraid they can know what i say and when they knock on my door i will NOT feel ashamed

    Julian Assenge will go into history in a very different way than what is her name again Sarah something.

    • December 10, 2010 at 3:18 am

      LOL–Thank you, mAgdA! Julian Assenge and his allies have changed the world by changing The Game. As for that woman who likes killing defenceless animals……

  4. Meg said,

    December 10, 2010 at 2:04 am

    But Eva, Ms. Palin is hot. Perfect criteria for election.

    I am thinking by today’s standards the woman in this painting is not hot….someone would surely say she is chubby.

    Perception.

    Truth.

    As for Assange, I am really curious about these charges which happen to come to light now. I have this fear that it is not just a coincidence, but a planned and devious way of attacking his credibility. And infringing on his freedom. I could be wrong but I remain skeptical. Even conviction would not make me believe. Juries can be bought, or threatened.

    • December 10, 2010 at 3:27 am

      Oh I have no doubt that this is a very dangerous smear campagin against Assange.And a way to focus attention on HIM rather than the information in the documents. SEX distracts all sorts of people from what’s really important. Use the word ‘rape’ and it goes even further for the righteous indignation crowd.

      Now about our naked Truth–chubby? Chubby? I don’t think she’s chubby. Voluptous perphaps, but not chubby. Unless, you’re comparing her to Twiggy or Kate Moss or some other walking skeleton.
      I think she appears hale and hearty. Yep. The sort of woman who could slap a man into the next universe without breaking a sweat.

      As for the “hot” moron–let’s send her swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. Invite her to take a ride on an angry dolphin.

  5. August 17, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Reblogged this on 47whitebuffalo's Blog.

  6. August 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I hear what you are saying about Assange, but this is also a post about “truth” is it not? I don’t claim to know what the truth is in this case, but I also don’t want to dismiss the woman who allegedly claims something happened to her. In the interest of truth and justice…Assange should confront his accuser in a court of law instead of hiding in that embassy. As for the painting, I have heard of the naked truth before, but didn’t know that it required being hairless as well!

    • August 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Hello Al. As for Assange–well–now why does he feel the need to hide in that embassy? Interesting.
      As for the ‘hairless’ naked truth–what can I say? Interesting painting in its own right. A sign of the artist’s taste in feminine beauty or something else? I surely do not know for certain.


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