When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:48 am

I'm sure some members are old enough to remember the old TV game show "To Tell The Truth" (in which celebrity panelists quiz three contestants to identify two imposters. At the end of the game Gary Moore would say..."Will the real ________ please stand up.")
Has anyone noticed that national politics has turned into a real life version of this game?

Here's how the game works:
We (the voters) serve as the celebrity panelists & a parade of contestants (politicians seeking office) come before us & try to hide who they really are until they the very end of the game. (They only show their true identities when safely ensconsed in office) In order to be more succesfuly in hiding their true identities, they each hire a team of proffesional ad men & handlers who tell them: what to wear, say, walk,eat, how to smile, etc)

Great premise for a TV game show...Lousy way to choose our leaders!
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:28 am

I think this goes back to the thread I started on term limits, you new guy may very well have all the intentions in the world of trying to make changes but then he gets elected and reality sets in. If you don't play ball you don't get squat, so it's either play politics or get nothing. Add to that no one wants to not reelect their own legislators because if the guy has been in their for along time he's really bringing home the bacon.

For these reasons and others i think term limits is the best thing that could ever happen to our political process.
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:20 am

Devil5052 wrote:Has anyone noticed that national politics has turned into a real life version of this game?


IMO it's not just politics, we as people have chosen to allow ad men to shape our culture, our thought process and our values. Very few people truly think for themselves, our world constantly bombards us with media in the form of images/text/music that tells us what to wear, what to drive, how to eat, how to heat our homes, what to think, etc.

Be bold, think for yourself, believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. Your heart knows the truth, your head will lie to you. The ancient Toltecs knew that our world is an illusion and that the lies created by the brain are like disease and that we humans live in a dream world. So my answer to your question is, it has always been that way for all of human history, we now have a chance to change that.

Each of us needs to WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah I know I am a nut case... but I'm very happy like this! toothy :woot: :drool: :what:
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:22 am

Agreed, Matthaus.
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:44 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Agreed, Matthaus.


What, that I'm a nut case? :lol: :lol:
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:49 am

Matthaus wrote:What, that I'm a nut case? :lol: :lol:


Which fully qualifies you for any elected office.
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:56 am

Richard S. wrote:Which fully qualifies you for any elected office.


True enough, guess I have to rethink this whole nut case thing! :P
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:02 am

Matthaus wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Agreed, Matthaus.


What, that I'm a nut case? :lol: :lol:


No, unless I'm nuts as well. :help2:
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:34 am

Matthaus wrote:
Devil5052 wrote:Has anyone noticed that national politics has turned into a real life version of this game?


Your heart knows the truth, your head will lie to you. The ancient Toltecs knew that our world is an illusion and that the lies created by the brain are like disease and that we humans live in a dream world. So my answer to your question is, it has always been that way for all of human history, we now have a chance to change that.

Each of us needs to WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah I know I am a nut case... but I'm very happy like this! toothy :woot: :drool: :what:


Sounds like the Matrix has been arounda lot longer than some may have thought....imagine that... :)
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:13 pm

av8r wrote:Sounds like the Matrix has been arounda lot longer than some may have thought....imagine that... :)


:lol: :lol: It's all connected and so are we. :)
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Re: When Did Politics Become "To Tell The Truth ?"

PostBy: av8r On: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:14 pm

Matthaus wrote:
av8r wrote:Sounds like the Matrix has been arounda lot longer than some may have thought....imagine that... :)


:lol: :lol: It's all connected and so are we. :)


True dat!
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