Political language … is designed to make lies sound truthful …

George Orwell

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Ah, yes.  Donald Trump won the election because of the votes of White Supremacists. Gender distinctions is not part of nature as it is but merely a social construct of the patriarchy designed to oppress women.  Socialism works.  Fidel Castro was a dandy guy, Lenin too.

Truth can be attended to selectively in politics and usually is.  Convenient parts of the truth are blunted, or omitted in entirety.  The whole story doesn’t make your case, then leave out the facts that work against your bias, your “narrative” – then, truth becomes lie. Happens all the time.

Today we hear the refrain that Hilary Clinton “won” the popular vote.  But what about the whole story?  Is there more than that which can be said?  Sure is.

Ms. Clinton won the vote in a total of 57 of the 3141 counties in the country.  She carried less than 2 percent of the counties in the United States.  She won 16 of the 62 counties in the state of New York.  She carried four of the five counties that comprise New York City.   It was there that she maintain a margin of victory reflected in her popular vote total nationwide.  She won only 19 states and her popular vote was concentrated in a few big cities New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Mr. Trump won 31 states and secured 306 electoral votes.

As you can see the story and its truth presents a different picture than simply saying Ms. Clinton won the popular.

Her popularity was confined to few areas where Democrats populate and maintain control over local and perhaps state government.  Her appeal was quite isolated and conditioned on where her Party ruled.  Mr. Trump, a political outsider, won; and, that is more the point to be made from this most remarkable election.

Yes, this was a vote of “No Confidence” in the governing elites, insular Washington and those who rule it as “insiders,” and of the Democrat Party of the Left, their ideology, politics, and policies.

Indeed, the Democrats, their ideology, politics and policies have succeeded in reducing their ranks very significantly across the land over the last ten to twenty years.

Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all its asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

Thomas Paine, in The Rights of Man

To seek truth is to seek liberty.  To find truth is to find liberty and God.

Shalom.

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