Saturday, March 14, 2009

Satyameva Jayate!

Truth alone triumphs — this is proclaimed by the Upanishads, and is India's national motto. However, here is a contemporary view of the truth (from a letter on salon.com)
...Jeb Bush {George W Bush's brother}, allegedly speaking to retired Naval Intelligence Officer Al Martin:

“The truth is useless. You have to understand this right now. You can't deposit the truth in a bank. You can't buy groceries with the truth. You can't pay rent with the truth. The truth is a useless commodity that will hang around your neck like an albatross -- all the way to the homeless shelter. And if you think that the million or so people in this country that are really interested in the truth about their government can support people who would tell them the truth, you got another think coming. Because the million or so people in this country that are truly interested in the truth don't have any money.”
- (cited by Uri Dowbenko in Bushwhacked, Sept. 2002).

1 comment:

Rajan P. Parrikar said...

I guess there is something to be said for being truthful about not being truthful :-)