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Does the End Justify the Means?

Adolf 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 had slaughtered millions.

Hitler's strategy was simple. Lie. 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."

"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 lies are not supported by the truth. The world of deceit and the world of truth have no connection.

1. Truth and Illusion are Not Connected

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How can you succeed in achieving what is right while you put your energy into doing wrong at the same time? As my mother used to say, "Two wrongs don't make a right." Wise woman, my mother!

Each lie you tell leads to a thousand others as you attempt to maintain the deception that you speak the truth. Deceit compounds deceit and inevitably leads to ever more lies. Eventually you've told so many untruths that you have difficulty in remembering what is and is not true. Tell enough lies and you're lost in your own web of deceit.

Yet some if not many American politicians and bureaucrats pretend they can make America safe by deceiving its citizens and ignoring the Constitution. They believe it's safe to break the law as well as blatantly lie to Congress. But do they realize they're following notorious Nazi Adolf Hitler's strategy as taught by neo-Marxist
Saul Alinsky in his Rules for Radicals manual supported by both Obama and Hillary Clinton:

"The end justifies the means"

US director of national intelligence, General James Clapper LIED to a Senate subcommittee on March 12, 2013. In response to a question he'd been given the day before his sworn 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."

As a Senate Intelligence Committee member, Wyden knew what was actually going on so he then gave Clapper an opportunity to to correct his statements. But Clapper declined.

3. More lies as Clapper tries to Justify his previous Lies

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Clapper's words have now proved to be outright lies, which he continues to rationalize by saying he gave the "least untruthful" answer possible about the NSA's astonishingly comprehensive surveillance programs! So America gets yet more lies in his futile pretense that he had previously told the truth.
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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.

Yet Clapper has also sworn to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States" and to bear it "true faith and allegiance." Can anything he ever says be relied upon when he demonstrates such blatant unconcern for the truth. When he openly ignores his oath of office?

4. Senator Feinstein Attempts to Rationalize Clapper's Lies

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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 previously shown her disdain 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."

5. Rep King attacks Senator Paul for exposing Clapper's lies

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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, Rep. Peter King - who also taken an oath to defend the Constitution - has sunk to even lower depths to defend the NSA's unconstitutional spying. King, R-NY, has now attacked Senator 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 them all.

6. The British government also believe The End Justifies the Means

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Testifying under oath before the British High Court, the British 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 British programs undermining British freedom could be used to "undermine our freedoms" claimed Oliver Robbins, the
British National Security Adviser. He's oblivious to the irony in his claim that the truth undermines British freedoms since his government's spying had already undermined 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 to rationalize egregious behavior. First they had 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! But governments actually
teach people to lie and say that it's for the children:

"The police officer said that if we ever had to use the baton, [on a civilian victim, tell] the witnesses that the person... was a child molester.

"That would change the event in the minds of the witnesses from mean man beats poor victim with nightstick to bastard got what was coming to him."

7. Hitler's Strategy enables you to Justify Anything

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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 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?

Food for Thought

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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.

This is a significantly updated version of the article published at,-They-Say.-But-Does-It?&id=8262343

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