They Speak With Forked Tongue
Listening to Super Tuesday's speeches by the Republican Presidential candidates spout what they would do if elected reminds one of the old westerns where Indian chiefs criticize and accused the calvary of speaking with a fork tongue. It is almost as bad as Rush Limbaugh's triode recently. We have to go back to 1964 when the Democratic party portrayed Barry Goldwater as a warmonger of the extreme to realize that both parties at some point in time do, should we say, speak with forked tongue.
It wasn't just the American Indian that coined the term forked tongue. In the Bible where in the last days according to the scriptures indicates that people everywhere will speak with forked tongues. This is where darkness would be called light and evil good and good evil. In essence a complete reversal of fortunes shall befall upon the earth. What has transpired today is pretty much the way the scriptures have portrayed what our society has become. In public education, children are now taught that there are no moral absolutes; governments hide truths in the name of national security; corporations lie to their workers about long term benefits they will receive like pensions only to find the company is bankrupt and their vested savings have been wipe out; and religions don't indicate or teach about the nature of God and the path to real salvation. In fact speaking with forked tongues is so common today in our society very few can be trusted with actually telling the truth.
Remember the Scopes trial where evolution was on trial. Even today evolution is taught as fact. This in light of the fact it has been proven false time and time again by actually authenticating the facts. A case in point: there may be those who believe that a single cell evolves even with its thousands of separate processes, each integrated and dependent on each other. This is comparable to believing that atoms by time and chance could form into a functioning nuclear power plant that could simultaneously develop intelligence to regulate itself and be capable of interaction with humans. Scientists have known for quite some time that the universe is not old enough for life to have formed by chance alone.
What people say does have a direct influence on the actions of others. But, speaking with forked tongue has a more disturbing affect on our whole society especially when those individuals are in positions of authority or notoriety. When we have political candidates seeking the highest office openly encouraging more aggression in a world still full of violent confrontations, when these same individuals make promises they know full well can't keep, when political candidates accuse others, of again knowingly are untruths, and when these politicians are so encouraged to continue their behavior is proof enough that as a society we are failing.
Our way of life is somewhat taught in schools. We are supposed to be taught that the democratic process where decisions are made is done by a consensus of the majority. It is not surprising though that almost all of the advancement whether it is in the form of technology or medicine has always come from ideas of individualists. Yet we have been victimized by certain individuals who have spoken with forked tongues when in our own Constitution is being overruled time again by federal officials who are sworn to uphold the very same Constitution. Another realization is that toxic bio-products like tobacco are legal and are subsidized by us, the taxpayer while other bio-products that have many known beneficial uses like hemp/marijuana are illegal. Another instance of speaking with forked tongues by the powers that be when the uses of hemp and marijuana are so well known. The benefits of marijuana for those with chronic pain and loss of appetite due to diseases like cancer has been documented time and time again. Hypocrisy at it's finest hour, like speaking with forked tongue our federal government insists of keep giving subsidies to the tobacco industry while millions of chronic pain suffers continue to languish in a continued state of hopelessness.
The political process today has morphed into the realization that most of public officials do speak with fork tongues just in order to stay in office. Yet it is the hapless individual voter who are beguiled by the illusion of what wealth, power and control has done to the American landscape. The dire consequences of our public officials when they openly speak with forked tongues as they so often do has brought untold misery upon the majority of the population. In a world filled with so much evil masked by reshaped ideologies hidden under cloaks of deception lies their true intentions which only fortifies the assumption that society eventually succumbs to their will. The America that we once knew will become a world void of honesty and truth. That phrase "Truth, Justice, and the American way" will become like the dinosaurs, extinguished forever.