Monday, August 11, 2008

An interesting quote to ponder...

Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels has argued that the state must have a ‘complete monopoly of truth’.

“It is vitally important for the state to use all of its powers to repress dissent as the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.” -- Goebbel

4 comments:

tapper said...

If the state has monopoly of truth, then the truth is not the truth anymore.

Sg Petani Boy said...

What is the truth? First of all we say its the truth because we define it as truth. I don't make sense at all.

J-Chee said...

hahaha! Goebbel made a really good quote:
1. TRUTH is the enemy of lie;
2.TRUTH is the GREATEST ENEMY of the state..

In other words.. the truth is the enemy of the state, in fact GREATEST ENEMY of the state..

jeng jeng jeng.. BECAUSE THE STATE IS A GREAT LIE? lol :P big fat liar~ hahah! really a good one!

*in a spiritual point of view, the truth is in God's hands.
*for wat i think,most of the time, truth is depending on evidence. but somehow, there are evidence which could be misleading.
*whether it's a truth or lie, i guess it's somehow based on individual perspectives and judments i guess..

which is kind of sad.. coz i realize.. i dont really know how to define truth now :(

ChaLcedoNy said...

It is hard to identify what's true and what's not these days.There is only debate and we shall have to make a choice of our own :)