The above quotation comes from John Lennon. It serves to highlight a major problem in the world today. Politicians of every stripe and colour are unable to give us the truth. And the reason is as clear as the nose on your face.
Corruption in high places has been on the agenda for years. It is now the daily norm. But times, as they say, are changing. Fear is at work.
No-one knows how to handle the demonstrations and protests sweeping the globe. The traditional answer was a military crackdown or another war. But history teaches that these methods cannot succeed in the long run.
Today in the so-called western democracies politicians, fearing economic collapse and anarchy, are using the forces of law and order to shore up their precarious positions.
Peaceful protests are being broken-up by men in Darth Vader gear using tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets, truncheons and pepper spray.
Intellectuals fear they will soon have no voice, blue collar workers fear they will soon have no jobs, the housewife fears she will soon have no bread to put on the table*, and the students fear they will have to spend the rest of their lives in deep financial debt.
The time has now come for the world's leaders to come clean. The big shake-up is here. It is not going to go away. Corruption in high places must now be exposed.
Those responsible for bringing the world to the edge of the pit must surely be dealt with. Financial meltdown and anarchy are the two sides of their counterfeit coin. War must follow.
Sadly, so far as one can see, nobody is standing up to save us. Not one person in a position of high authority is prepared to grasp the nettle of truth.
It's not looking too good.**
*1 in 3 US children reported to be living in poverty
** Mike Gravel (an ex-US senator) paints the following WWIII doomsday scenario: Israel bombs Iran, Iran bombs Israel, Israel nukes Iran, Pakistan nukes..., the US nukes..., China nukes...,