Thursday, February 14, 2008

State lies

I posted this as a response to one of the comments in the previous post. However, it struck a chord in view of recent national developments.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

This quote is attributed to Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's minister of propaganda. Bear the quote in mind when they pillory Jun Lozada in paid newspaper ads and in the courts for his alleged misdemeanors in the Philippine Forestry Corporation while conveniently turning a blind eye to the NBN-ZTE scandals.

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