Albert Einstein: “A Foolish Faith In Authority Is The Worst Enemy Of The Truth”

Don’t Be Foolish

Albert Einstein said:

A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of the truth.

Indeed, scientists have shown that people will go to absurd lengths – and engage in mental gymnastics – in order to cling to their belief in what those in authority have said.

Part of the reason so many are so vulnerable to naive belief in authority is that we evolved in small tribes … and we assume that the super-elites are just like us.

In reality, there are millions of psychopaths in the world … and they are largely running D.C. and on Wall Street.

These people have no hesitation in lying to promote their goals.

The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs told Morley Safer of 60 Minutes and CBS News:

Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that? — stupid.

And studies show that the super-rich lie, cheat and steal more than the rest of us.

Who’s to Blame … Big Government or Big Business?

Conservatives tend to believe that the captains of industry are virtuous and that the government can’t be trusted.

Liberals tend to believe that government servants are virtuous and that corporations can’t be trusted.

But the truth is that psychopaths are psychopaths … whether they’re in the private sector or government.

And there is no such thing as representative government or free market capitalism anymore. Big corporate money has coopted the government; and ill-guided politicians have destroyed the free market.

Corrupt government agencies and officials and corrupt corporations and executives have become intertwined in a malignant, symbiotic relationship.

And they’re trying to grab more and more power and wealth every day.

Big Business Has Turned Into a Criminal Syndicate

Big banks and giant oil companies have more or less become criminal enterprises.

And conservatives are not amused.

Government Has Gone Rogue

If the government were accountable, then government corruption, deceit and wrongdoing would be held to a modest level.

But the government is not accountable.

When bad government policy leads to bad results, the government manipulates the data … instead of changing policy.

Government pumps out massive amounts of propaganda through the mainstream and “gatekeeper” alternative media, movies, video games, and other venues.

The government has launched a war on journalism, and censors and manipulates social media. And see this.

The massive NSA is spying on all of us – including government officials, reporters, and everyone else – as a way to crush dissent.

And people who criticize government policy or government officials may literally be labeled terrorists.

No wonder the American public has lost faith in the 2 party system. And see this.

People of faith shouldn’t be fooled into blindly deferring to government authority.

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  • gozounlimited

    The presidents theme this Christmas is JOY FOR ALL…. What an ASSHOLE!!!!!!!

    • gozounlimited

      Here we go again…. 7:27 am in the West and the evil SOB with ‘joy for all’ is chemtrailing the living shit out of us. Can’t breath…. NO CO2!!!!!!! So just left with poison …. is that joy FUCKER? FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!

  • wunsacon

    WB, I’m not happy to say: it’s hardly ever or maybe never been different. And, although I suspect humankind must change the way we behave/govern ourselves (bending / putting our most powerful technologies in the hands of the most selfish and worst of us), I doubt we’re up to the task.

    Anyway, Happy New Year! 🙂

    • Tonto

      Quoting Albert Einstein in our age of ever more widespread anthropogenic nuclear poisons is worse than quoting any other heinous criminal, say either Jeffrey Dahmer or Pol Pot.

      What is the point of this article and quote, that it would be made in such a hideous light as is shed by the reference to a quote by Albert Einstein?

  • “It is easier to lie to someone, than it is to convince them that they have been lied to” ~ Mark Twain

    The Feral government did the easy part, LIE TO YOU….it is up to brave patriots to convince you….

    YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO….visit the FSS site for Truth about science and history….

  • edwardrynearson

    being a sociopath means never having to know what being sorry is

  • The Secret to Success

    If you want to read a linked list of well over 50 factual reasons WHY no one should trust our authorities in this nation, then take check this out >>

  • TLO

    Well, what’s the old saying, “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely”

  • cldyswft

    The miracle of humanity is not the greatness of This, That & The Other attributed to mankind but that humans always prefer Cure when Prevention exists and constantly vote for Trust when Fairness is able, ready and willing. Why is this so?

    It is because humans have yet to realise that we are ALL dual natured with some going as far as expecting and demanding that others accept them as being singularly natured. Stupid-Dumb types like “Politicians” and “Propagandists”/Newsing Hound. Such numpties ought to realise asap that when you are dual natured and yet claim singularity of nature, that singularity then is Of Malevolence, oka The Stone Dead, Malevolence being just the word for, “When Benevolence is Absent”.

    Trust, oka Faith, is never blind – that of belief [system]. In fact and in reality, Faith/Trust only happens after one had realised The Singularly Natured – The One who never changes because there is no need to. For the dual natured human, Trust, therefore, is not the reality but Fairness is. Afterall, should you be fair, would you want, expect and/or demand that another merely trust you? You would because you are perfect and will never change? Well, you must be the one who lives forever and never ages.

    Why are humans this stupid or is it because we are merely dumb. For the sake of humanity, it is perhaps because we are merely ignorant, you know, The Blind-Blinded who not only have Hindsight and Insight but Foresight too. No wonder humans trust another and such “trustees” are those who profess, “Till Death Do Us Part” – at the divorce court. And this is how faithful and trusting divorcing married couples are not to mention the myriad of Trusting, which had Fairness been the reality, will result in the dissipation of Humanity’s Inhumanity instead of incrementing by the second – under the cover of Entertainment 101, Election 202, Democracy 303, and so forth. That of Control liberating Its Latency/”Shadow”/Alter-Ego, Abandonment, which is why Democracy & Freedom ALWAYS end up as Demonocrazy & Ownership Issue. No wonder Numpties 101 would like to “democratise” all and sundry in order that Plunder, euphemised as “Opportunity”, may then enjoy the fruits of its labour.

    It is wise and benevolent to be able to finally realise [as opposed to merely knowing] that Truth is not only that which is applied to ALL [and not merely to some], but Truth also has A Beginning and An Ending, truths like breathing, consuming and eliminating. For The Middling Truthers, however, reality is something which merely poofs into The Middle with nary a begiining nor an ending, which, incidentally, is how Trustees eviscerate whole nations, race and creed. And that is how “democracy” works. The 51% expecting and demanding all, oka “Trust”, from The 49%. Humans are Stupid – because were were Dumb before that and were Stupid before, before that, and ……

    Humanity’s Inhumanity would be a thing of the past if humans were to recognise that they are ALL dual natured and then have the desire of becoming benevolently, singularly, natured, otherwise all that is left is the malevolence of singularity runnning amok because it is able to entrust The Stupid-Dumb, oka The Mesmerised, by telling these Numpties what they would like to hear, what they are mesmerised for. To be mesmerised by their mesmerism of being told what they are not. All the greatness, oka Fame, Fortune & Immortality, attributed to Humanity when those absoltue qualities are The Divine’s – Divinity being Of Self-Mastery and not of Religion & Religiosity – R&R being that of either mastering or be mastered. Afterall, when you are your own master, you will not have the [slightest] desire to master another, the latency of being mastered.

  • tomw

    I always thought the quote was “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of the truth” Either one makes the point. And too many people in this country are guilty of it.

  • kingerik

    The article leaves out a huge piece of the puzzle when asking which group is more psychopathic, big business or the govt.

    The govt has a monopoly on force and will kill you if you do not listen. Corporations do not have this power. Who would you rather have call you? Walmart or the IRS?

    • Nikki Santoro

      Lockheed, Boeing, and a few others practically own the military wing of the US Government. And corporations are the reason why the US Government is such a potent fighting force. They benefit the most from its lethality. So to answer your question, neither. They both are one and the same. I mean, the IRS collects money so it can dole a lot of it out to Walmart. And also to its employees so they can survive on Walmart wages. Plus spend a lot of it to keep the Chinese in line so Walmart gets the best deal from its main supplier.

      • kingerik

        The govt created the current form of corporations. Govt’s cater to the elites, and in return for tax money (mostly wages and dividends of course) they give these elites protections from most legal problems and shifts the corporations possible losses to shareholders and tax payers.

        None of these corporations could have ever became so big and powerful without govt involvement. In the above ways the political class made sure the entrepeneurs could never eclipse the power of the state. The entrepeneurs rely on the state for the various protections it receives.

        So yes, people might blame a Walmart for destroying small business, but it is the govt that gives a Walmart tax subsidies, builds roads leading to a Walmart, etc in exchange for more future tax money, once again usually from the workers.

        A govt would much rather have everyone controlled and having taxes taken directly out of their checks over a system in which 500 small businesses operated and were much harder to track. It is far more difficult to track 500 mom and pop shops who can deal in cash, pay family members under the table etc..

      • kingerik

        And yes, keeping people on the dole is an important function of govt. This huge class of takers balances out the people who actually contribute. In other words, if everyone was self sufficient, we would all quickly realize govt is not all that necessary.

  • Atomicflunk

    Did Einstein plagiarize this too? lol
    I keep seeing people blame the government or corporations, but I don’t hear anyone calling them by name; What is the one thing all of these people have in common? What little club are they all part of? Until you call evil by it’s name, you are not doing anything to stop it.

  • abinico

    Free markets destroy themselves – it has nothing to do with politicians. If anything, the politicians help the markets survive by introducing laws and rules to level the playing field and minimize corruption.

    • kingerik

      This must be a joke? Politicians take care of their constituents, who are the rich and powerful. Please name a law that “levels the playing field” for a small business to compete with a huge one like Walmart.

      • Nikki Santoro

        Well SF limits giant retailers or bans them outright.

        • kingerik

          The part of town I live in could ban a Walmart for show, but realistically the land is too expensive to bother building one.

          What power do corporations have without the govt?

  • shawn_von_socialist

    einstien was a socialist

    • Karlin

      If so, then that would be a good reason to consider socialism as the way to go.

  • elderlyfox

    Einstein was not a scientist. He was a clerk in a patent office who wrote up the laws of creation, one ‘law’ only recently confirmed, (the behavior of atoms near absolute zero),, some not yet confirmed, (light bent by gravitational waves).
    From where did he get his massive, precise ‘input’? Try

  • keehotee

    Like the faith people have in the authority of foolish mathematical abstractions that have no bearing on reality – like the “fabric of space-time”?

  • Name

    “Albert Einstein: “A Foolish Faith In Authority Is The Worst Enemy Of The Truth””….. except it is rather more serious than that. They actually want to kill you – not deceive you only.

  • gabeleb

    Isn’t that where most of the population is at?