When Is Truth Truth?

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No, this is not a variation of Bill Clinton’s question about the meaning of is. Rather, it’s a response to the Academy Awards and its bestowing of an Oscar on Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

Now, that film’s subject matter is global warming, which despite media reports and Gorian proclamations has scientists divided.  Those who want to cash in on the global warming hysteria seem to say it’s been proven; other scientists say there is no conclusive proof whatsoever.

However, this hasn’t stopped either Gore or the United Nations (or for that matter, the media in general) from proclaiming that there can be no more scientific debate. 

“The science is proven,” as they want the world to believe;  therefore, the “truth” cannot be doubted.  However, even the U.N. report saying the issue has been settled offered no scientific proof within its pages.  It said the proof would be offered later.  (Wanna bet “later” never comes?)

At any rate, my point is that just because someone proclaims the “truth” doesn’t mean what’s being proclaimed is the truth.  There’s an old political saying to the effect that, “If you repeat a lie long enough, it will become the truth.”

I’m not saying that’s what’s going on here, but there are certainly vested interests waiting to cash in on the global warming enterprise, including the United Nations, with taxes and restrictions on you and me.

When someone says “truth,” be sure to add, “Prove it beyond a doubt.”

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