Editor's Notes 24 February 2012


True North Perspective publishes in
the best traditions of Canadian journalism
If you think it's too radical, please read
Wisdom is a result of a happy marriage between intelligence and experience.
© Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher, True North Perspective.
True North Perspective
Vol. 7, No. 07 (309)
Friday 24 February 2012
Editor's Notes

The problem with the Truth

is that it can shock the hell out of you

All of us absorb the mores and folkways of our parents and our immediate family and friends, starting from the very time we are born. We adopt ideas, including prejudices, and ways of doing things as if they are the only natural ways of life. Anything contary stirs suspicion and anger.

By the time we are eight, we're sure that we've got it all figured out. And this assurance is reinforced as time goes along by all sources of information. Aside from our community of family and friends. there's the schools, and the flood tide of the media, including the obvious, news and entertainment, that tells us how we should think and how we should behave. 

We find ourselves in a comfortable groove of feeling that we are at one with the majority until something like war, natural disaster, or unemployment, trembles our stability.

And more important than the above is being confronted with information that contends that everything we have been taught, everything that we have come to believe, is wrong. That there is another way of looking and believing. This will shake most of us into an angry response that is conditioned on a will to ignorance that hardens as we grow older.

Young people, bless their souls, are natural challengers. Some of them subject everything to critical analysis and grow up to make positive contributions to society. Some, with less intelligence and imagination, take out their frustrations in violent acts. Most, unfortunately, are weighed down by what "they must believe" and their inclination to challenge usually dries up by their late teens and early twenties.

The will to ignorance dominates them for the rest of their lives unless confronted by life threatening events, again, like war, natural disaster, war or unemployment.

It is those who are hard-bound by the will to ignorance that are made uneasy to angry by True North Perspective. Our premise is to search for and reveal the truth, no matter where it is found, and no matter what it tells us.

We are resolutely dedicated to this. True North Perspective was founded as a counterweight to the lies being told by then US President George W. Bush about Iraq. It was founded out of frustration that the mainstream media was swallowing the lies whole and passing it undigested onto innocent minds. 

Let your life be a friction to stop the machine
— Henry David Thoreau

In this issue we are going to test your ability to consider something new. At right is a video that provides a history of the United States of America unlike anything you've ever heard before.

You can judge yourselves by how you react to this well-reasoned lesson in American history.

Learning and knowledge, seeking the truth. That's the sweet reason for True North Perspective.

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.

Looking forward

Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher                                                                                            
True North Perspective    


Let your life be a friction to stop the machine — Henry David Thoreau



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