magna est veritas et praevalebit
So here we are in a new year, 2015. But sorry to say that politically Elbert County is still in the 1940s. Oh sure
we now have electronic tabulation for elections so little things like ballots disappearing (yes that has happened
in the past) doesn't occur, we have computerized signature verification so that people don't get to vote
(Chicago style), and the last two County clerks were scrupulously more professional so now some
self-important dude from Simla wasn't allowed get back where he shouldn't be and fool with the ballot box. So
technologically we have improved over some of the nonsense which occurred in the past.
Where we fall back into the 1940s is attitudes. Somehow people have come to accept that institutionalized
corruption is permissible and even expected. For as many houses of religion we have in Elbert County, all of
which preach some form of "thou shall not lie," it is amazing that idea doesn't permeate our politics and how
we allow our government (local and national) to operate. Somehow a whole lot of folks have accepted the
notion that being conservative means it's okay to lie, cheat, and steal (from the Wall Street scams, all the way
down to elected officials who use their office to profit themselves and their friends). It's pervasive; it's ugly and
it's easy to understand why young people and honest folks who don't operate in that manner eschew the
people and politics that do.
It's increasingly more difficult to sort out facts and truth because those who game the system are getting ever
more astute at it. Granted, everyone's life is really busy and it takes a lot of time and dedication to sort out your
average whopper from the behind-the-scenes manipulations that are going to hurt you or your neighbor. And
New-Plains has had enough traffic in the last couple of years to make an educated guess that there are people
out there wanting to know the truth. Though pressed for time, they still want to know what's going on. To that
end New-Plains will now fade away and be replaced by a broader more directed website (click button below).
Generally speaking truth to power is seldom welcomed, so the website will be following this credo,
"Sometimes, you just have to be offensive to offensive people" - Max Nofziger.
The "powers that be" will surely find TruthColorado.com instructive and something new to lie about.