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Your views: Two books detail liberal distortions

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September 12, 2013

Things are rarely so simple as they seem. The liberal viewpoint frequently or perhaps habitually exploits appearance and the popular notion of things to produce a loud lock-step chorus of unimpeachable “Liberal-fascist” pseudo-truth. Some examples:

Procter & Gamble produced a healthy (fat-free!) fake fat, which might have saved many lives and let us enjoy potato chips and french fries without hazard. Then the liberal “food police” and the politically correct discovered that 10 percent of those who ate a bag of potato chips made with the fake fat became nauseated. End of story (after the liberal propaganda campaign used the 10 percent statistic). End of factual story? Ten percent of people who ate a bag of ordinary potato chips likewise become ill (An entire bag is a lot of chips!). But Olestra and its delicious foods are dead and gone.

Despite liberal cries of “witch-hunt” and “red baiting” in the 1950s, the government did have many communist infiltrators and spies. The Verona decoding in later years proved Alger Hiss was guilty, for example. There was previously plenty of proof otherwise, as well—but the loud, liberal, popular-opinion chorus made it impossible (unfashionable!) to give the truth a hearing that was heard.

For more insight into liberal distortions and manipulation of actuality, read Thomas Sowell's “The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy,” Jean-Francois Revel's “The Flight from Truth: The Reign of Deceit in the Age of Information” and Herb Romerstein's “The Verona Secrets.”

D.R. SCHALLER

Janesville



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