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True North Perspective
Vol. 10, No. 7 (358)
September 2015

A few words on hypocrisy

Image: True North Perspective Editor and Publisher Carl Dow. Photo by the Phantom Phographer.Donald Trump calls to mind Italian dictator Mussolini, so while Trump's blustering manner prompts some amusement in an unfortunate era when too many American politicians ooze hypocrisy whenever they speak, his seeming candor has been welcomed by millions of weary voters.

Trump really hit the proverbial nail on the  head when he justly scorned Senator John McCain as a war hero. McCain bombed schools and hospitals in North Vietnam. He was shot down bombing a light bulb factory and then spent about six years as a prisoner of war.

"I don't see how that makes him a war hero," said Trump.

Still speaking of hypocrisy we turn to Madonna. Please see below a story about Madonna and homosexuals. But first be advised that successful journalists learn a lot of tricks to ply their trade. A good journalist can look at a mass of people and report with reliable accuracy that there are X number in the crowd. You just learn how to count in groups of ten or a hundred and you have your number in seconds. Another secret of the trade is lip reading.

I recall a concert given by Madonna about 15 years ago. At the end, her audience gave her a prolonged standing ovation.

The camera gave us televisulars her smiling face. Clearly you could read her lips saying with slightly jerked nods to the cheering thousands, "Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. . . ."

American National Public Radio is considered a very modest liberal holdout against the oceanic force of propaganda that does its duty by the dangerous evil adolescents who have seized control of Washington on behalf of the war machine.

In September China celebrated the end of World War II. So NPR, noting that no Western leaders, except South Korea, were there, made reference to the " . . . strong men who were there. Putin was there, and the dictator Nicolas Muduro was there. . ."

To call Nicolas Muduro, President of Venezuela, a dictator, is plain simple minded if not malicious.

Maduro was elected president after a hotly contested campaign. He is president by popular vote in a country where more than 80 per cent of the media is privately owned and hostile. Where the Americans spread tens of millions to restore their ideological, economic flunkies to power.

Maduro is a democrat who practices by the book. He's tough and honest in his mandate to serve the people, much to the chagrin of the intellectual thugs in his country and those who are currently in control of Washington.

NPR should be ashamed of themselves for peddling garbage like that.

Finally, the China end of World War II parade was truly something to see even if only by television. China revealed an armed forces with 80 per cent new weapons. The display was breathtaking. Let's hope the adolescents in Washington who like to play hot war with the lives of others can find enough restraint to be civil because China can obviously strike out with a force that has yet to be seen.

Washington, leaving behind a string of destroyed countries in the Middle East, brags that it is making a pivot to the Far East and that it now has 70 per cent of its military hardware stationed there.

But its ambition to dominate a unipolar world is being challenged by leaders of other countries who are mature of mind and of ambition and may stay the hand of those driven by dreams of expanding power and the insatiable greed of profit from war.

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it, keeping in mind that there can be no life without laughter.

Looking forward

Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
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