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For libertarians – and even many non-libertarians – it’s not shocking to discover that a US Administration lies and deceives the electorate. For government on all levels, lying to the American people is as American as apple pie. Sometimes the liars are held to account for their deception, but most often they are not.

Watching these early months of the Biden Administration it’s hard not to think that lying, deceiving, and manipulation is rising to a whole new level.

Take “ending the endless war” in Afghanistan. President Biden was cheered for achieving what even Donald Trump could not deliver: an end to the pointless 20 year – and several trillion dollar – war in Afghanistan. By the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we were told, the war would be over.

The only people furious about this decision were the bombmakers at Raytheon and the rest of the military-industrial complex and the laptop warriors in the Beltway think tanks. It turns out, they really didn’t need to worry.

The US is not finally leaving the Afghan people alone to run their country as they see fit. Just this week, Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that the US is increasing – not ending – its airstrikes on Afghanistan. The US would be pulling regular military troops out of the country (though likely keeping CIA, Special Forces, and mercenaries on the ground), but it would continue to bomb Afghanistan using “over the horizon” facilities from the Persian Gulf.

I’m sure that makes Afghan victims of US bombs feel much better.

Then last week Biden announced an “end of the US combat mission” in Iraq by the end of the year. While we’ve heard that line before, still it seemed like good news. However, as usual, the devil was in the details. While the “mission” was over, the US troops would remain in-country in an “advisory role.” This is despite the fact that the Iraqi Parliament formally requested last year that US troops leave the country.

Biden has bombed anti-ISIS militias supported by the Iraqi government twice this year (so far).

The 900 US troops illegally occupying Syrian territory would also remain in-country, the Biden Administration announced last week.

Also, just over a week ago President Biden told us that if we got the vaccine we would not get Covid. Then a few days later his own CDC released data from a Massachusetts study showing that 78 percent of the people who caught Covid were fully vaccinated. Is it any wonder Americans have lost all faith in “the science” as it pours forth from the politicized “scientists” in charge of US public health institutions?

The US mainstream media has morphed into a de-facto arm of the Biden Administration, however, covering up for all of these lies and word-games and holding precisely no one in government accountable. So much for a free media acting as a check on government power.

In fact, any “enemy” country overseas with such a subservient press would be targeted for a State Department color revolution.

Governments lie. We understand that. It is the nature of politics and power. In the absence of independent institutions to hold government accountable, however, such lies become indistinguishable from facts, and soon “freedom” itself becomes slavery, as Orwell wrote. Let’s hope more of America wakes up soon.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Afghanistan, American Military, Joe Biden, Vaccines 
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  1. bj0311 says:

    Why Americans No Longer Trust the Biden Administration

    Sorry Ron you got that wrong. Anyone who ever trusted Comrade Joe cannot by definition be an actual American.

  2. PUTIN BASHES BIDEN’S MONEY PRINTING EXPERIMENT


  3. “No Longer”? Pssshaawww! You’re way way too nice, Dr. Paul. This fuckin’ guy has been a taxpayer-supported public, spit… “servant”, expectorate some more, for 5 decades running. I guess, with the help of the total blackout on his old hard-core plagiarism episode of 1988 by the Lyin’ Press, probably only 1 to 5% of American voters (even) remember that. I really thought the guy would have slinked his way out of politics at that time, but, nope, he’s President. Whatever.

    The Peak Stupidity blog had a post a year back about The Lyin’ Press of 1988 which is amazing to watch. The Lyin’ Press may have been duplicitous since the days of Walter Duranty, but they weren’t the total ctrl-left sycophants that they are today. They actually got right on the guy about it.

  4. @Achmed E. Newman

    Great post and all true.

    • Agree: SafeNow
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @animalogic
  5. Jokem says:

    ‘ lying to the American people is as American as apple pie.’

    I suggest it is closer to the Soviet method of doing things.

  6. Anonymous[615] • Disclaimer says:

    Sad to say it’s not that Trump “could not” it’s that he did not. I thought with his election we stood a chance of getting out of at least one of our many wars.

  7. A gee Dr. Paul, have you never heard of the rule you were taught in English 101, essay writing–don’t pick a subject that is too vast. I mean, Why Americans no longer trust the Biden administration? !!

  8. UNIT472 says:

    This government lies even when it doesn’t have to. When that Russian addition to the International Space Station misfired its thrusters, Mission Control said it was a minor thing that spun the ISS 45 degrees out of position. Turns out it flipped the whole space station upside down and rotated it 540 degrees! Nobody was going to blame Biden or NASA for the incident and no one was hurt but the instinct to downplay and minimize any incident is so ingrained in the bureaucracy they lie out of habit.

  9. Realist says:

    Why Americans No Longer Trust the Biden Administration

    Intelligent citizens do not trust any part of the government.

    • Agree: HdC
  10. The stolen election has not been swept under the rug. It is a burning issue which demands recompense.

  11. botazefa says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    The Peak Stupidity blog had a post a year back about The Lyin’ Press of 1988 which is amazing to watch. The Lyin’ Press may have been duplicitous since the days of Walter Duranty, but they weren’t the total ctrl-left sycophants that they are today.

    I dunno, Achmed. I’m starting to notice how uniformly aligned the media is; how entrenched their attitudes. How habitualized they are in appealing to elite dogmas.

    I’m starting to think the media has been lying all along. The only change is that their elite benefactors have embraced leftism.

    I’m starting to believe that the freedom of the press is just freedom for the wealthy to deceive the masses.

    The elite have scrambled our senses and stolen our culture. The only fix is to confiscate all wealth in excess of, say \$10million, burning it if necessary. We simply cannot allow private individuals to acquire public power simply because they have a lot of money. Money is the root of all evil.

  12. Dumbo says:

    …”no longer?”

    When did anyone trust it? I must have blinked and missed it.

  13. Look in the miror —rather than blame China – Russiia –Blacks-Jews- Hungarians-Turks – Afghans- Indonesians–somply look and think ” We did this to ourselves” —Drain the Swamp –ha ha ha and then everytime Joe Bident wins an election–Hunter Biden gets an erection. Catholic as a Jew’s forcskin.

  14. The fatkin problem.

    Covesity

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