A recent Time magazine questioned "Is the Truth Dead?" A recent 60 Minutes episode described the extensive circulation of false information on the internet and social media. In a recent editorial by Robin V. Sears in the Toronto Star, he stated that Lenin, who allegedly said that the insistence on "telling the truth is merely a bourgeois prejudice" lauded the strategic value of lies. Not surprisingly, Putin revers Lenin openly. Equally not surprisingly, Trump openly admires Putin.

It is also true that, if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it as the truth. We are currently seeing this in our nation. If WE don't speak out against this, pretty soon there won't be enough of us who recognize the lies. By the way, these were some of the same tactics used by Hitler in the 1930's. PLEASE speak up about the lack of truth and acceptance of lies. Before it is too late.

Leonard Rudnick

Northeast side

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