Is Truth the Same as Fact?

Is Truth the Same as Fact?

Truth is defined as:  “that which is true or in accordance with fact or reality”.  The difference between truth and factis that fact is something that cannot be combated with reasoning, for it is logic itself…but truth is something which depends on a person’s perspective and experience.

Let’s take an example and reduce it to the “ridiculous”.

This bucket has a hole in it…truth or fact?

Truth: “This bucket appears to be losing water which could be due to evaporation or over-flow because the surface that it is sitting on is not level, etc.…”  (a little bit of fact and a person’s truth).

Fact: This damn bucket has a hole in it and is losing water…period!

Every day (providing you don’t live in a cave) we are confronted through social media, personal contract, the news media and pundits explaining to us their interpretation of that bucket.

I find nothing more condescending than to listen to a speech (which is usually political) and then have a pundit explaining to me what I just heard and the meaning of it.  If he or she wants to take issue with the content…so be it…but don’t blow smoke up my ass and call it cotton candy.

A lot of individuals have begun to tune out because of the rhetoric of both the left and right…don’t be one of them.  The extremist of either side can and will change the world that we live in if we choose to set this one out.

We are a country of values, laws and assimilation…or so we were.

Have there been mistakes in the past that we are not proud of?…absolutely!  Learn from our history…and move forward.  Unfortunately there are individuals that use the “poor me” attitude to promote their agenda and attempt to place guilt on individuals and a society far removed from that era.  I question our education system today to the degree that it teaches our history and its importance.  I believe that the history of today’s generation is the news media, pundits and ideology…verbalizing their “truths”…not necessarily “facts”.  A history of 8 second sound bites.

Our County is not upside down yet, but it is on “tilt” with its changing ideology that moves farther away from the values that made this Country different from other parts of the world.  We are a blend of cultures that have assimilated and prospered in a County of laws that provides freedom and opportunity for those with a will to reach for it.  Is life fair?…NO…everyone is not equal with ability…get over it …but freedom, individuality, and opportunity are there for all.

Don’t “tune out”…wake up and investigate for yourself and speak out…if you choose to live in your  isolated bubble you could eventually find yourself living in a County…that you no longer recognize.  It’s up to us to verbalize the “facts” that represents the “truth”…exercise that freedom.

May God Bless America

Johnny J. 

3/12/2019

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OPEN YOUR EYES

OPEN YOUR EYES

In 1933 a security police agency was created by Hermann Goring to serve the purpose of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe. It ruthlessly eliminated opposition to the Nazis within Germany and its occupied territories…and preformed unmentionable atrocities to mankind.  It was known as the “Gestapo”.

So before you get upset with the reference and comparison that I am about to make…just look at the first sentence above and stop…at this similarity.   Their purpose was to identify their opposition and then look for a crime or violation to condemn or remove them.

Today in the Unites States of America there is a visible transparency that some politicians, certain elements of the federal agencies and media have joined forces to eliminate the opposing party.  Not by persuading the American Voters to vote the opposition out of office…but by identifying their opposition and then looking for a crime to attach to them…and using their authority to remove them.  “We the People” elect our representatives…and “We the People” should be the ones to remove them.

Do we make mistakes?…absolutely! …but their actions are by design.  I reluctantly use the term “Public Servants” because in my opinion they (as a whole) are far from doing what best serves the public and the values that this County was founded upon.  Its’ all about self-preservation and power…not the American public.

Don’t fall asleep at the wheel…keep your eyes open to the politics and politicians of today…hold them accountable…and use common sense in your evaluation.  If they don’t follow the path of the Constitution that this County was built on…vote them out…. this is not Nazi Germany of 1933.

In an article by Alina M. Zapalska, she referenced that by teaching the youth of the atrocities that occurred in Nazi Germany during that period of time “…we allow students to comprehend how a society can very subtly and slowly lose sight of ethical values. It demonstrates how a nation can be easily moved to the margins of a society, and then slowly removed from that society all together”.

May God Bless America.

Johnny J.

1/26/2019

2019…the year of the politicians “jogging for position…2020”

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  • Lying, pandering and insulting our intelligence.
  • Photo ops to convince us that they are just ordinary people.
  • Embracing ideology that destroys the foundation of our Country.
  • Hollywood celebrities thinking that we give a damn about their opinion.
  • Committees to form committees to investigate the committees that are     investigating the other committees.
  • Being labeled as a bigot, racist, sexist, homophobia…because we believe in capitalism instead of socialism.

Now there will be a group of politicians that you won’t be hearing from…

They are the ones hiding in the weeds so that they don’t get caught up in the fray of controversy that might connect them to the losers of the battle.  They are the career politicians that are more concerned with self-preservation than doing the right thing for the sake of the Country… or the ones that somewhere along the way of their “public service” career…they were neutered.      

Let’s not forget the propaganda machine…I would like to think that was a time that the news media actually reported the news as they saw it…that it was not manufactured or slanted to fit their agenda…maybe I was naive or that it was so cleverly packaged that it was believable…not today.

The definition of Common Sense … “the basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without the need for debate” …is not so Common anymore.

Vote to retain our individual rights, freedom, and preserve the basic foundation that this country was built on…meanwhile  during the next 12 months you might want to change the channel every other day and watch reruns of your favorite sitcoms in order to maintain your sanity….and don’t forget the Barf Bag for those other days.

 

The Journey of Life

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I often listen to music, see films and read articles that were created by individuals who are no longer with us…which makes me more aware that life on this earth has an up-coming ending.  No great revelation…just makes me more conscious of the aging process.

I look at a 12-inch ruler and view it as the measuring device for the amount of time one spends on this earth…and I am now on the short end of that stick.  I am very lucky that I am not ill, depressed or suffering from an economic hardship and that I have a loving wife and son.

I am still very active in my chosen profession and believe that I am good at helping my Client’s and friends with knowledge that benefits them…but feel that I could do more to help others…unrelated to business.

There are a multitude of charities that reach out to help people with a monetary or physical need and it good that those individuals and organization are there.  It may sound selfish…but that isn’t my passion. I would prefer to inspire an individual to understand the importance of assuming responsible of one’s self.  It would be counter-productive for me to be part of an organization or a committee of group thinkers because of my perspective.

Our educators today have a very challenging role due to “group thinkers” who create a curriculum that is based on test scores results…money, political correctness and passing one on to the next level.  In my opinion when the “board” (applied to back side) of education and the teachers authority was diminished …so was the lesson that one’s actions and lack of respect for authority… has consequences.   The real education starts with life in the world of self-preservation…which most are not prepared for.  You won’t hear a bell ring or someone standing before you daily to lecture…but the knowledge and experience of every day is before you…learn from it. Life is not fair or equal…get over it!  You may receive a helping hand along the way…but there are less speed bumps to deal with when an individual accepts the responsibility for one’s own actions.

Society in general tend to look at titles and one’s materialistic accumulations as “Success”.  Don’t get confused or defined by someone else’s definition…unless it mirrors your passion and the direction that you want to take.  “Success is not the Key to Happiness…Happiness is the Key to Success. If you love what you are doing…you are successful”.  My definition is based on personal satisfaction, independence and the security that provides that freedom.

There is an old expression “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait” …not true…Make it Happen! Discover your passion and talent and start the journey to self-fulfillment, whatever it may be.

Remember that “Life is the Journey”, not the destination…which has already been determined.

Johnny J.

Treason in the United States?

Treason in the United States?

The definition of treason in the United Stated is defined under 18 U.S. Code & 2381 as:

“Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the Unite States”.

The definition of a Coup:

a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force, takeover. group action-action taken by a group of people”.

Preamble to the Constitution: A statement attached to the beginning of the Constitution

“We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United State of America.”

Mythological Trojan Horse:

The Trojan Horse was a huge wooden horse constructed by the Greeks (the horse being the emblem of Troy).  The Greeks hid a select force of men inside and left it outside the gates of Troy…and left, at which time the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy.  That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and destroyed the City of Troy.

The Trojan Horse has arrived in the United States…in the combined form of self-serving politicians, news media, political correctness and people entering the United States…not to assimilate…but to change our laws and way of life.  May God help us.

We the people have elected a group of self-serving individuals who are trying to overthrow the President and our Constitution…and that by definition is a coup and amounts to treason.   What about the other politicians that you say are not involved in that conspiracy?  They are not much better… they don’t have the balls to step up to the plate and do something about it because of political correctness or the effect that it will have on their career.

“We The People” …have got to make ourselves heard by spreading the truth and replace these self-serving public parasites…we are powerless to put them in jail …but we can VOTE THEM OUT regardless of their party affiliation.

BBQ & SEX

This article is written from the prospective of what I view as an average “guy” …especially if he grew up in the South.  I realize that it doesn’t fit all male thinkers…but I feel it does speak for a large majority. With that said…let’s talk about the mind-set of 2 three letter words in the English language that catches the 8 second attention span of the male brain…BBQ and SEX.

Imagine yourself driving down a freeway with your destination 3 hours away…and you see a sign that reads “BBQ…Next Exit”.  It doesn’t make any difference what the establishment looks like…if it is being served from the tailgate of a pick-up truck…it appeals to the male brain, and if your wife or female friend is not riding with you…you will probably stop and order…after all it is 3 hours before reaching your destination (male justification).  The wife on the other hand…is looking at the building establishment and wondering if the bathrooms are clean, do they provide several options on the menu, or if they even have a menu.? The male brain only saw and thought one thing… “BBQ” …no need to waste any more brain power beyond that point.

Okay…let’s look at the word SEX…and forget about driving down the freeway and your destination being 3 hours away.  On this subject you can create your own scenario…I think you get my point…if not…just focus on BBQ.

In conclusion…I am a firm believer in capitalism and creativity…therefore if you were going to create an establishment that would provide you with a return on investment based on capturing the 8 second attention of the male brain…it should be an establishment on the freeway with a large sign that reads… “BBQ & SEX…Next Exit”….one can only imagine.

 

Disclaimer: This was written as an attempt at creative humor…if it failed, so be it. The fact that you read this far means that the subject matter caught your attention…which proves my point.

Johnny J.  12/08/2018

Ignorance and Stupidity

comicI haven’t written in a while because of a multitude of reasons that I could name…but the truth is…I just haven’t written in a while.  Writing is one method of releasing my thoughts and opinions of the surroundings in today’s world…in this case we will call it “venting for my own eyes and ears”.

I have always heard that there are two things one should never argue about… “religion” and “politics”.  Sooo…I have decided to write about “ignorance” and “stupidity”.  I am sure that you know a few people that fall into one of these two categories…or both.

Ignorance is “a lack of knowledge”we are all ignorant but can broaden our horizons by acquiring more knowledge. Stupidity is “being born with a mind protected by a steel-trap and refusing to allow anything to enter”. Ron White (the comedian) has outlined many examples of stupidity and concluded that “You just can’t fix stupid”.  I am an opponent of that statement.

Vigorously regurgitating a political comment or soundbite without knowing the facts or at least exploring some degree of validity of what you heard…falls into the “stupidity” category.  Sometimes it’s better just to shut up. It has been said that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason…we are to listen twice as much as we are to talk…plus when you are talking you are only learning what you already know…huh?

Mark Twain once said… “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience”.

Opinions are good…but support them with research and knowledge of the truth …that doesn’t mean that you or the other person will necessarily agree or determine who is right or wrong…but many times it can help you determine which category the other individual falls in…at which time it may be better to talk about the weather or sports.

Speaking of…. “ How about them Cowboys?”