Quotations that Demonstrate the Underlying Philosophy of Since
the New Deal: An Annotated Chronology of the Events that Have Changed
the United States
the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls
is a selection out of an infinite number of facts..
one rule for journalists to remember: governments lie..
-- I. F.
is like the visible surface of... [a] sculpture.... The hidden parts
of history, the covert sides,... can be seen and understood only
if you are told where to look. The holes in history are what make
sense of the thing. The hidden motives, secret agendas, classified
purposes: All these tell the why of human events..
Loftus and Mark Aarons
In the councils
of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted
influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex. The potential for the disastrous use of misplaced power
exists and will persist..
does not serve national security. It arouses suspicion and allows
rumor or false report to harden into accepted fact.
The size of
the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, because
the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more
easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad.
The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them more easy victims
of a big lie than a small one, because they themselves often tell
little ones but would be ashamed to tell big lies..
Such a form
of lying would never enter their heads. They would never credit
others with the possibility of such great impudence as the complete
reversal of facts. Even explanations would long leave them in doubt
and hesitation, and any trifling reason would dispose them to accept
a thing as true..
always remains and sticks from the most impudent lies, a fact which
all bodies and individuals concerned in the art of lying in this
world know only too well, and therefore they will stop at nothing
to achieve this end..