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Deceit means to deliberately misrepresent or deny truths, or lie, with the intent to fool or trick others. <ref>In law, deceit is the fraudulent representation of a material fact, made intentionally or recklessly or without reasonable basis and with the intent to induce reliance on the falsehood. In tort law, if someone does justifiably rely on the deceit to his detriment, then he has a cause of action for recovery of his injury.</ref> See also Self-deception.

Deceit helps promote various belief systems with the public, as illustrated by the examples below. Nearly all of these examples consist of deceit that was embraced by many people in order to advance an ideological goal. Most prominent modern examples are of liberals hoping to mislead the public through propaganda.

Embraced deceit is deceit that is knowingly allowed, defended or even promoted for ideological purposes. Not only did the perpetrators of the deceit promote it, but their allies were complicit also. Embraced deceit is common.

Examples

  1. For over 50 years many liberals denied that Julius Rosenberg had spied for the communist Soviet Union. Then, in September 2008, a co-conspirator finally admitted the truth in “Figure in Rosenberg Case Admits to Soviet Spying.”<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/12/nyregion/12spy.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin</ref>
  2. In 1997 the National Coalition of Abortion Providers' executive director Ron Fitzsimmons admitted, “I lied through my teeth” about the facts in order to defeat a ban on partial birth abortion.<ref>http://www.slate.com/id/2086/</ref>
  3. Gun control advocate Michael Bellesiles wrote a book entitled Arming America, The Origins of a National Gun Culture (2000). Gary Wills gave it a glowing review in The New York Times, but admitted later that “I was took. The book is a fraud.”<ref>Jonah Goldberg, ''Reports of the [[Second Amendment]'s death have been greatly exaggerated …] Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Apr. 8, 2007.</ref> Bellesiles resigned from his position as Professor of History at Emory University in Atlanta when an independent committee of scholars examined his work and concluded that “his scholarly integrity is seriously in question.”<ref>http://hnn.us/articles/1069.html</ref>
  4. The Piltdown Man was a fraudulent missing link taught to an entire generation of students worldwide from 1912 to 1953 as “proof” that man had evolved from an ape-like species. Evolutionists declared the Piltdown Man to be authentic and gave it a formal name, Eoanthropus dawsoni, in honor of the person who claimed to have found it, Charles Dawson. The British scientific establishment largely supported the validity of Piltdown Man.<ref>http://www.bradburyac.mistral.co.uk/tenness5.html</ref> But the Piltdown Man was actually a medieval skull combined with a lower jaw from an orangutan and teeth from a chimpanzee, which were then placed in a gravel pit in the village of Piltdown, England. There are reports that as early as 1914 someone at the British Museum privately admitted that “a negro skull and a broken ape jaw” had been “artificially fossilized.”<ref>http://www.clarku.edu/~piltdown/map_prim_suspects/KEITH/Keith_prosecution/piltdown_unmasked.html</ref> Yet promoters of evolution perpetrated this fraud for decades, in textbooks (e.g., the text at issue in the Scopes trial in 1925) as well as in popular books and magazines (e.g., a 1922 book for the general market illustrated the daily life of the Piltdown Man). <ref>''Everyday Life in the Old Stone Age'', Charles Henry Bourne Quennell, 1922, p. 51.</ref>
  5. Alger Hiss was a communist spy who worked at high levels in the U.S. government. He was convicted of two counts of perjury relating to his denials of his treason. His verdict was upheld at the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Hiss was sentenced to five years on Jan. 25 and served 44 months in Lewisburg Federal Prison before being released in November 1954. Yet he continued to claim he was innocent afterwards. Documents released from Soviet files after the communist Soviet Union collapsed proved that Hiss had been a spy, and the 1997 Moynihan Commission on Government Secrecy concluded that he was a spy in its report. <ref>Moynihan Commission on Government Secrecy, Appendix A 6. The Experience of The Bomb</ref>
  6. American Vice President Joe Biden is listed on famousplagiarists.com for his widely publicized copying from British liberal Neil Kinnock and then pawning it off as his own, and then initially denying he had done anything wrong. The resultant exposure of his unacknowledged appropriation of Kinnock's work forced Biden out of the 1988 presidential race,<ref>http://www.famousplagiarists.com/politics.htm</ref> but liberals have continued to support him as a U.S. Senator and do not seem to mind his prior deceit one bit.
  7. Liberals popularized the Scopes trial with the 1955 play Inherit the Wind, which is often taught in schools, and the 1960 Hollywood motion picture by the same name. Both completely lied about the facts in order to harm Christianity, misleading students who read or enact the play and everyone who saw the movie. As recently as April 17, 2007, the Village Voice described the play as though it were factually true,<ref>http://www.villagevoice.com/theater/0716,feingold,76394,11.html</ref> thereby misleading all of its readers.
  8. Doe v. Bolton<ref>410 U.S. 179, 192 (1973).</ref> was the decision in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court which created abortion on demand based on the theory that Ms. “Doe” wanted an abortion for her health. Sandra Cano was the “Doe” of Doe v. Bolton, and she later proved in sworn testimony that at “NO TIME did I ever have an abortion. I did not seek an abortion nor do I believe in abortion.”<ref>http://judiciary.senate.gov/testimony.cfm?id=1553&wit_id=4393</ref> She filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006 asserting that “fraud was perpetrated on the Court” in the original Doe v. Bolton case brought in her name. In April 2007, the Supreme Court cited approvingly her brief for the general principle that abortion might harm the women who have them.<ref>http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=000&invol=05-380</ref>
  9. Democrat Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong admitted that there was “no credible evidence” that three Duke lacrosse players committed any of the crimes he charged them with in 2006.<ref>http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-07-26-nifong-court_N.htm?csp=34</ref> A three-member panel of a state commission “ruled that Nifong willfully lied during his prosecution of the three lacrosse players.”<ref>http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/661674.html</ref> “The committee ruled in June [2007] that Nifong knowingly withheld DNA evidence that was beneficial to the three charged in the case. … The state attorney general later exonerated the players and declared the three men innocent of all charges.”<ref>Id.</ref> But 88 Duke professors – more than 10 percent of the liberal Duke professorial faculty - endorsed and published an ad hurtful to the innocent students, which “helped create the lynch-mob atmosphere.”<ref>http://www.nypost.com/seven/03232007/postopinion/opedcolumnists/duke__who_wont_pay_opedcolumnists_john_podhoretz.htm</ref> Ultimately “Nifong was sentenced … to a single day in jail, having been held in criminal contempt of court for lying to a judge during his pursuit of rape charges against the three falsely accused lacrosse players.”<ref>http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8RCITJ00&show_article=1</ref>
  10. In relation to the theory of evolution evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould wrote in May of 2000 the following: “Haeckel's forceful, eminently comprehensible, if not always accurate, books appeared in all major languages and surely exerted more influence than the works of any other scientist, including Darwin … in convincing people throughout the world about the validity of evolution …. Haeckel had exaggerated the similarities [between embryos of different species] by idealizations and omissions. He also, in some cases — in a procedure that can only be called fraudulent — simply copied the same figure over and over again.”<ref>http://www.creationism.org/caesar/haeckel.htm</ref> The New York Times reported that “drawings were reproduced in textbook after textbook for more than a century” which “biologists discovered … were fraudulent” but “some textbooks still contain them.”<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/08/science/08EVOL.html?ex=1187064000&en=c9bdc4e4fa58256b&ei=5070</ref> Known as the Haeckel drawings, these fake drawings remained in textbooks for more than 100 years until exposed as fake by the New York Times in 2001. As of Aug. 12, 2007, Wikipedia continued to present these drawings as generally true while omitting any reference to the New York Times exposing of the fraud.<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryo_drawing</ref>
  11. Several Climatic Research Unit scientists at the University of East Anglia have been scrutinized for deceitful behavior revealed from Climategate. If it is true that the CRU scientists deliberately falsified climate science data, and then then used the results of the falsification to obtain additional research funding, then it is deceit.
  12. Adolf Hitler described the “Big Lie” technique in Mein Kampf and used it many times to justify invading Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries. He blamed Jews for the big lie, and for starting World War II, but was unconvincing.
  13. Extremist, hyper-liberal regimes such as the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin, Communist China, and North Korea elevate deceit into an instrument of political statecraft. Systematic liberal lies are the basic currency of daily governance, and propaganda delivered through state organs is as essential to these regimes as a free press to the United States.
  14. Jayson Blair, disgraced former New York Times reporter, was forced to resign after it was discovered he had plagiarized and fabricated large amounts of material for several stories
  15. Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama repeatedly pledged to close the Guantanamo Detention facility housing terrorists in order to “regain America's moral stature in the world.” <ref>60 Minutes: Obama Reiterates Promise To Close Guantanamo Bay</ref> As president, the Washington Post reported in June 2009 Obama was considering an Executive Order to hold Guantanamo detainees indefinitely. <ref>''White House Weighs Order on Detention Officials: Move Would Reassert Power To Hold Terror Suspects Indefinitely'', Washington Post, June 27, 2009.</ref>
  16. In July 2009, Al Gore was interviewed by a reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. During the interview, he was asked about a 2007 British court ruling regarding his “An Inconvenient Truth” film being shown in public schools. The question was specifically about nine significant scientific errors in the film that were noted by the judge. Gore did not address the issue of the errors, simply stating, “[T]he ruling was in my favour.”<ref>http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2009/s2624723.htm</ref> However, the judge had unequivocally stated in 2007 after the ruling, “I conclude that the claimant substantially won this case by virtue of my finding that, but for the new guidance note, the film would have been distributed in breach of sections 406 and 407 of the 1996 Education Act.”<ref>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/7037671.stm</ref>
  17. In the earliest example of deceit, the serpent in the Garden of Eden persuaded Eve to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, claiming it would make her like God. In truth, it caused the fall of man, exiling Adam and Eve from Eden. See John 8:44.
  18. Two prominent men in a community arranged to have their church raise $850 in donations to purchase books for a local school. In sworn testimony during depositions, both men denied knowledge of the source of the donations.
  19. James O'Keefe and his conspirators pleaded guilty to entering a federal building under false pretenses when they posed as telephone workers to enter Sen. Mary Landrieu's office to confront her about phone calls from constituents that the senator allegedly ignored.<ref>http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2010/05/james_okeefe_and_friends_plead.html</ref>

Quotes on Deceit

George Orwell wrote:

Deceit in Religion

Deceit is prohibited by God in the Ten Commandments; Revelation 21:8 states that all liars will go to hell. Satan is described in many religions as the Father of Lies.

Biblical References

Psalm 119:118 <blockquote> Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood. </blockquote> Psalm 5:6 <blockquote> Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. </blockquote> Proverbs 26:24 <blockquote>He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him</blockquote> Job 27:4 <blockquote> My lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will utter no deceit. </blockquote>

Deceit in Buddhism

In Buddhist morality, the Five Precepts, which are required to receive as a formal oath or vow in order to be a Buddhist (unlike many liberals who call themselves Buddhists while ignoring morality), specifically forbid deceit or lying in the Fourth Precept which also forbids gossip or “divisive speech”, lewd or lascivious speech (profanity) and harsh speech.

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Liberalism can refer to a number of political philosophies derived from Classical liberalism. In this article, the American political platform referred to as “liberal” within the United States is contrasted with other meanings of the word, particularly in Europe and in other parliamentary democratic systems.

  • “Whereas Liberalism is the triumph of emotion over reason (as defined historically), Conservatism is an applied intellectual process; based on observation, deduction, and the study of provable historical fact.” - Sandy Stringfellow<ref>Sandy Stringfellow</ref>
  • Cal Thomas said, “One of liberalism's many problems is that once an idea or program is proved wrong and unworkable, liberals rarely acknowledge their mistake and examine the root cause of their error so they don't repeat it.”<ref>Cal Thomas</ref>
  • Fred Seigel wrote, “Liberalism has become an ugly blend of sanctimony, self-interest, and social connections.” <ref>Fred Seigel</ref>
  • :A distinguishing element of liberalism has been its admiration of autocratic leaders and this explains its embrace of dictators from the likes of the German Kaiser, Lenin and Stalin, through to men like Fidel Castro and his murderous sidekick, Ernesto “Che” Guevera.<ref>The Curse of Liberalism Alan Caruba - September 9, 2013</ref>
  • Michael Savage wrote, “As much as the Left fashions themselves as being progressive, they’re not. In reality, today’s leftist movement is made in much the same way as a sausage—it’s a blend of fascist, Communist, and socialist ideologies from twentieth-century Europe, with a pinch of Nazism, all ground together, yet retaining the flavor of its various parts.”<ref>Quote from ''Liberalism is a Mental Disorder'' by Michael Savage</ref>

Since the definition of liberalism often – but not always – means to advocate for and be open to change, its specific reference depends on specified context. For instance, American liberalism has changed drastically since the 1960s, with liberals then (see: John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.) advocating for personal responsibility and true liberty, in sharp contrast to modern-day liberals, being very close to leftists, denounce and devalue.

United States

In the U.S. the word liberal is usually used to describe the platform espoused by the Democrat Party, that is, support of social welfare systems, redistribution of wealth, and government regulation of the economy - combined with a certain brand of individual libertarianism, emphasizing social equality, and (to a certain extent, these days increasingly radical) rejection of traditional Judeo-Christian standards of morality as a proper justification for law.

The economic aspects of this ideology are to a large extent a product of the New Deal policies of the Great Depression era, as well as Lyndon B. Johnson's “Great Society.” It also should be noted that a good portion of the Liberal economic philosophy has certain roots in the teachings of Karl Marx, such as the overall focus on social equality and the outrageous rejection of the Judeo-Christian morals. It should be noted, however, that Liberals are not pureblood Communists: Unlike their redder brethren, Liberals are far more insidious and dangerous, as they have successfully infiltrated the American society and now threaten the American way of life.

The Democrat Party's idea of social liberty and equality, though, came much later, partly as a result of the civil rights and counterculture movements of the late 20th century. It continues to be fueled by various youth movements and the interests of numerous special interest groups.

Europe and elsewhere

In Europe, liberalism refers to a political position that leans toward greater individual liberties and less government intervention in general. In short, this is the philosophy closest to classical liberalism, and is commonly referred to in the United States as libertarianism. In Europe and elsewhere, then, the opposite of liberalism is not conservatism, but authoritarianism.

Because of this, the terms “conservative liberalism” and “liberal conservatism”, which are seen as contradictory in the U.S., are not so in Europe. “Conservative liberalism” simply refers to a less radical libertarian philosophy, and is often referred to as “law-and-order liberalism.” Liberal conservatism is simply a variant of conservatism willing to allow for individual liberties, and, in a way, describes the ideology of the American Republican Party. Such examples of this obvious line of thought include the civil rights movement, when the Republican Party (and a few southern Democrats) just wanted to maintain the African American's right to have the choice of forced segregation.

The Liberal Party of Australia is the right-leaning party, in opposition to the liberal Labor Party, and is not to be confused with liberalism as an ideology.

Nazism and socialism

For more information please see: Nazism and socialism, Gun Control in Nazi Germany

was the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi Party), led by Social Darwinist Adolf Hitler.<ref>http://mises.org/daily/1937</ref><ref>https://creation.com/darwinism-and-the-nazi-race-holocaust</ref><ref>http://www.hourofthetime.com/socialist.htm</ref> ]] The Ludwig von Mises Institute declares:

There is debate about the similarities between Nazism and socialism. Despite whether Nazism is socialist or not, they, with the help of general improvement of economic conditions in Europe, helped propel Germany out of the Great Depression with their economic policy.<ref>http://www.nazism.net/about/economic_practice</ref>

Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism

See also: Similarities between Communism, Nazism and liberalism

Communist Manifesto Nazi Party Platform Analysis
1 “Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.” “We demand an agrarian reform in accordance with our national requirements, and the enactment of a law to expropriate the owners without compensation of any land needed for the common purpose. The abolition of ground rents, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.” The stripping away of land from private owners. Liberalism today demands “eminent domain” on property.
2 “A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.” “We demand the nationalization of all trusts…profit-sharing in large industries…a generous increase in old-age pensions…by providing maternity welfare centers, by prohibiting juvenile labor…and the creation of a national (folk) army.” The points raised in the Nazi platform demand an increase in taxes to support them. Liberalism today demands heavy progressive and graduated income taxes.
3 “Abolition of all rights of inheritance.” “That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.” Liberalism today demands a “death tax” on anyone inheriting an estate.
4 “Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.” “We demand the nationalization of all trusts.” Central control of the financial system.
5 “Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.” “We demand that there be a legal campaign against those who propagate deliberate political lies and disseminate them through the press…editors and their assistants on newspapers published in the German language shall be German citizens…Non-German newspapers shall only be published with the express permission of the State…the punishment for transgressing this law be the immediate suppression of the newspaper…” Central control of the press. Liberals today demand control or suppression of talk radio and Fox News.
6 “Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, &c, &c.” “In order to make it possible for every capable and industrious German to obtain higher education, and thus the opportunity to reach into positions of leadership, the State must assume the responsibility of organizing thoroughly the entire cultural system of the people. The curricula of all educational establishments shall be adapted to practical life. The conception of the State Idea (science of citizenship) must be taught in the schools from the very beginning. We demand that specially talented children of poor parents, whatever their station or occupation, be educated at the expense of the State. ” Central control of education, with an emphasis on doing things their way. Liberals today are doing things their way in our schools.

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References

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