The End Justifies the Means, They Say. But Does It?

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Hitler's Strategy Adolf Hitler was the notorious Nazi German dictator who started World War Two.
His policies enabled his NAtional soZIalistische (Nazi) party to imprison Jews, Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Romani (Gypsies) and many others in concentration camps.
Eventually, the Nazis slaughtered millions.
Hitler's strategy was simple.
Tell blatant lies.
Tell them what they want to hear, the truth doesn't matter.
The bigger the lie the better:
"Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.
" and
"The greater the lie, the more people will believe it.
Hitler, and the many who follow his policies, erroneously believe that the end justifies the means.
But the world of deceit and the world of truth have no connection - truth and illusion are not connected.
Each lie you tell leads to a thousand others as you attempt to maintain the deception that you have been telling the truth.
Deceit inevitably compounds itself and leads to ever more deceit.
Eventually you have told so many lies that you get lost in a web of deception and have difficulty in remembering what is and is not true.
How can you succeed in achieving what is right while you rationalize doing wrong at the same time.
As my mother used to say, Two wrongs don't make a right.
Wise woman, my mother.
Yet American politicians and bureaucrats seem to believe they can make America safe by deceiving its citizens and ignoring the Constitution.
They believe they're safe in breaking the law as well as blatantly lying to Congress.
In doing so, they perhaps don't realize they are following Nazi Adolf Hitler's notorious strategy:
The End Justifies the Means
General Clapper's lies to Congress General James Clapper, US director of national intelligence, lied to a Senate subcommittee on March 12, 2013.
In response to a question he'd been given the day before his testimony, he testified that the NSA is NOT gathering massive amounts of data on millions of Americans.
During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Senator Wyden pointedly asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper if the NSA gathers "any type of data at all on millions of Americans.
"No, sir," Clapper responded unequivocally, expanding his answer by adding "Not wittingly.
There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly.
Clapper then declined an opportunity to correct his statements.
More lies as Clapper Attempts to Rationalize his Initial Lies Clapper's words have now proved to be outright lies, which he continues to rationalize saying he gave the "least untruthful" answer possible about the NSA's astonishingly comprehensive surveillance programs! But he certainly did NOT give the most truthful answer possible.
He could have told the truth and said, yes, the NSA collect emails and call data on virtually all Americans, including members of Congress.
But since the 4th Amendment prohibits general searches and data seizures without a judicially sanctioned warrant supported by probable cause, that would have disclosed the NSA's blatantly illegal unconstitutional activities.
So Clapper continued lying in a futile attempt to maintain the deception that he had been truthful.
Yet he's also sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to bear it true faith and allegiance.
Can anything he says be relied upon when he demonstrates such blatant unconcern for the truth.
When he openly ignores his oath of office? Feinstein then lies in a futile attempt to rationalize Clapper's lie Some Democratic members of the Senate show equally blatant disregard for their oath of office.
When asked about Clapper's testimony having been shown to be untrue, Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he must have "misunderstood" the question.
But what's to misunderstand in such a simple question - especially one which Clapper had been given the previous day? Perhaps she doesn't realize that to rationalize is to tell rational lies.
Mind you, Feinstein has shown her disdain previously for the US Constitution.
Ignoring the 2nd Amendment, on CBS's 60 Minutes in 1995, Feinstein said, "If I could've gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban [on guns], picking up every one of them -- Mr.
and Mrs.
America turn 'em all in -- I would have done it.
" Rep King attacks Senator Paul for exposing Clapper's lies There's been widespread condemnation about Clapper's lies and how the NSA's spying is in direct conflict with the protections guaranteed by the US Constitution.
Now a House Republican has sunk even lower to defend that spying.
The NSA advocate Rep.
Peter King, R-NY, has now attacked Rand Paul for exposing that General Clapper lied under oath to Congress! King's argument seems to be that when it comes to national security, working for the government justifies any and all such egregious behavior.
Lying under oath, violating American's constitutional rights, destroying instead of protecting Americans' freedom, anything goes.
The end indeed justifies the means, Hitler would have been proud of him.
The British government also believe The End Justifies the Means Testifying under oath before the British High Court, the government claims that pedophiles may escape detection because highly classified material about Britain's illegal surveillance have been exposed by the Guardian newspaper.
Exposure of government programs undermining British freedom could be used to "undermine our freedoms" claimed Oliver Robbins, the British deputy national security adviser.
He's oblivious to the irony of his claim that the truth of how the British government itself undermined British freedoms would itself undermine British freedoms.
In a flagrant attempt to divert attention from its illegal activities, the British government's lawyers claimed they were breaking British law because it's for the children.
This is a blatant lie, perhaps the most hackneyed excuse used by everybody to rationalize their behavior.
First they claimed that they are foiling 'terrorist plots' but were unable to produce any evidence to back up that untruth.
Then they pretend they are actually targeting pedophiles which, by the way, has absolutely nothing to do with national security! Hitler's Strategy enables you to Justify Anything Such rationalizations are similar to rogue police justifying their brutality by pretending that the assaulted and unfortunate victims were resisting arrest.
They amply demonstrate how often governments, politicians, and bureaucrats justify egregious, brutal and illegal actions by fanatically clinging to Hitler's notorious strategy:
The End Justifies the Means
This is the belief that any means to achieve anything - not limited to outright lies, illegal detentions, unconstitutional searches, and other lawbreaking - is both okay as well as legally justified provided the end is sufficiently high-minded and vague.
Yet isn't the USA a law-abiding country? How about Britain? Don't all governments need to follow the law of the land, their own laws that all citizens - including politicians and bureaucrats - are supposed to follow? © Copyright worldwide Cris Baker, LifeStrategies.
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It is dangerous to be right in matters where the government is wrong.
Voltaire, 18th century French author, satirical polemicist, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, and advocating freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and separation of church and state.
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