Stories of the boogey-man “Osama Bin Laden” and other myths lurking

So last night I was awakened by my husband who was ecstatic about the latest on the news regarding Osama Bin Laden. And might I add he was saying very loudly, “The President is about to make an address that they have killed Osama  Bin Laden.” ttp://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/05/02/bin.laden.dead/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

As I roll over to try to go back to sleep and even in my state of slumber I couldn’t help remembering the movie “Wag The Dog” with Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. Could this really be happening? What a brilliant move on the part of the Whitehouse and perfect timing on their part right before the Election of 2012.

My point is, sometimes there are things (such as a boogeyman) lurking around us that may or may not be true but only imagined, yet we respond, react, and live our lives by these imagined events. Maybe they provide justification to our not having to forgive or move beyond where we are and go forward. Maybe they were the way things were portrayed to us by a family member or a friend of childhood and we took them to be factual.Now we have since based all of our beliefs and formed our opinions around someone else’s ideas and viewpoints.

I know there have been things that I could have sworn I had experienced in my childhood but when discussing with my siblings I realized that those were movies I had made in my own head and were not at all factual. I was totally blown away when coming to this realization, just like when I first became aware that not all I watched on CNN or MSNBC or FOX NEWS was not always spot on.

Could there be other myths in our lives that are lurking out there among us that are only what others have told us to be the truth? Could it be possible that we have formed our opinions of others and or situations by the influence of those closest to us?

I challenge you to ask yourself these questions and be open for the truth to be revealed. As we’ve heard “The truth shall set you free”…..I have heard this over and over from people throughout my lifetime and yet they have continued to misquote the actual verse that says “You shall KNOW the truth and the truth (that you know) shall set you free.”

As far as Osama Bin Laden and the new news – here’s what I agree with:

“The birther controversy and NATO’s indiscriminate murder of children in their pursuit of Colonel Gaddafi will now be swept under the rug and Obama can build his campaign for 2012 on the lie that he was the president who finally brought the evil boogeyman to justice. Never mind the fact that numerous public officials went on the record to plainly state that Bin Laden has been dead for years and that the announcement of his demise was being kept back until the most politically expedient time. But don’t think for a minute that final “confirmation” of Osama’s death will mean an end to the “war on terror” and U.S. troops pulling out of Afghanistan, just as the capture of Saddam Hussein did absolutely nothing to speed a U.S. exit out of Iraq” (http://www.prisonplanet.com/media-runs-fake-photo-to-illustrate-bin-laden-death-propaganda.html).

DISCLAIMER:

Please note that these opinions are just that, opinions of Susan Avello and not that of Aging Info USA.

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About Sue Salach

Sue has a Master's degree in Gerontology and has worked in the geriatric healthcare field for over 25 years and is the Author of "Along Comes Grandpa", a caregiving resource guide, and the novel "If I Walked in Her Shoes" (http://www.AlongComesGrandpa.com). As a Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer, Sue employs her comprehensive experience and enthusiasm to assist corporations in finding solutions to work/life balance challenges and pro-actively educate and empower their employees.
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  3. Suzanne says:

    Susan, I agree with your assessment 100%. The rabbit hole is deeper than we can imagine. I just wonder if the truth will ever come out about 9/11.

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