Truth Social?

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To the Editor:

Truth Social — what a guise!

Truth Social — the platform the Trump organization created after the former president was banned from other social media — is part of Trump’s endless efforts to spew falsehoods to trick his followers into Jonestown frenzies.

Unfortunately, the lies are repeated and magnified by such political enablers as Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley.

The tragedy and danger of these nefarious activities were evident in the recent incident that led to the death of one of former President Donald Trump’s loyal zealots who “drank the Kool-Aid” and became so inebriated with the propaganda that he tried to kill FBI personnel. Some of his last words posted on Truth Social were: “It is true I tried attacking the FBI.”

Earlier on Truth Social, he declared being “ready for combat.” He shared this threat after Trump pushed misinformation about the FBI’s legitimate search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago compound. We have since learned the FBI recovered significant classified documents.

Let’s be patient in seeing what our Justice system determines and presents regarding any illegal actions by the former president or others.

As U.S Attorney General Merrick Garland reminded us: “Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly, without fear or favor.”

It is comforting to know we still have leaders willing to seek truth.

The radical who died following his misguided dedication to the former president had hearkened back to America’s revolution. He would have done well to heed instead the words of George Orwell: “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Dennis W. Streets

Pittsboro

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