We live in a world of lies, falsehoods and deliberate deception.

Men can become women by willing it so.

— Unborn babies with their own hearts, fingerprints and DNA are not “fully developed,” and can be justly dismembered in the womb.

— Experimental Covid shots will stop transmission, sickness and death if only you are triple, or quadruple vaxed.

— White people are subconsciously racist, and therefore must be segregated from all others when holding public discussions about race or ethnicity.

— Mail-in balloting is necessary and highly secure, with little opportunity for widespread fraud.

— Pro-life pregnancy centers are a threat to women because they do not help them kill unborn babies, but encourage mothers to keep and care for their children.

— Satanists have a right to shamelessly offer prayers to their Dark Lord during invocations at Kenai Borough Assembly meetings.

— Parents, especially conservative Christians, cannot be trusted to instruct their children about sexual ethics, a task which is better suited to government-paid health teachers.

The list continually grows – promoted by federal, state and local officials, hard-left activists, radical and wealthy nonprofits, and even some institutions that call themselves “churches.”

In the face of these lies, each and every person – must be willing to take at least one small step towards truth.

The great Russian author of the last century, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, writing in 1974 to his fellow countrymen who lived under a cloak of Communist lies, said the first step must be to never live by lies.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“Though lies may control everything, we should be obstinate about this one small point: let them be in control but without any help from any of us … Because when people renounce lies it cuts short their existence. Like a virus, they can survive only in a living organism…

If we did not paste together the dead bones and scales of ideology, if we did not sew together rotting rags, we would be astonished how quickly the lies would be rendered helpless and would subside. That which should be naked would then really appear naked before the whole world.”

Solzhenitsyn urged his compatriots to refuse to sign, print, write, compose, broadcast, teach or utter a single phrase or idea that even slightly distorts the truth – either in public or private. Furthermore, he implored Russians to politely refuse any compulsion to attend meetings, training sessions or classes that distort or conceal the truth.

In accepting this challenge, some of us may strain or lose friendships, jobs or public honor, but we would know the peace and internal integrity that comes from a clear and undivided conscience – and the world would be better.

The views expressed here are those of the author.

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We can – and must – stand up to lies

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Yetitrax says:

    A good place to start would be demanding the resignation of, Ann Zink.

  • Big Mike says:

    How do we fix all of this? Sure we can vote for people, vote people out, etc. But even the top conservative candidates are toothless and compromise with this insanity. Take DeSantis for instance, he introduced the Don’t Say Gay Bill which is good and all, but it still allows schools to brainwash children nine years old and up. This is a terrible compromise and it’s giving our enemies an inch which becomes a mile. So what do we do? We need to be willing to take some people’s freedoms. Unfortunately we have given our enemies freedoms to do such things. Taking things away is always much harder than giving, and we were weak and allowed these folks to take a mile, mostly because of libertarianism and fanatical worship of unbridled freedom, which is in essence, liberalism. We are left with only one choice, to take the freedoms from these people and that will result in conflict. It is either this or let your children become sterile, gay transsexuals.

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Exercise the freedom to remove your children from the public school. Mass exodus would speak volumes.

      • Shifra says:

        Until they make public school mandatory, as it is in Europe and all totalitarian societies. Give them your children or they will take them from you at the point of a gun. This is already the reality in much of the world (remember the German family that sought asylum here?) and it’s what leftists have been advocating here. It’s coming.

    • Jimbo says:

      You can live the truth, speak the truth and support candidates that you agree with.
      But taking away freedom is the road to communism. Who will be the judge of what is truth? This is crazy talk Big Mike.

  • Gunter Thompson says:

    “So what do we do? We need to be willing to take some people’s freedoms.” Never thought I read THAT on this conservative platform! Of course the next question is, which freedoms? I can smell the hypocrisy from way over here.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes I’ve been doing this, triaging my friends are people in my life.
    I don’t have time for this evil woke bull crap

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes I’ve been doing this, triaging my friends are people in my life.
    I don’t have time for this evil woke bull cr@p

  • J. Henry says:

    What we need in the US is a three party system, Republicans, Democrats and the Truth Party. !!

  • Sterling Crone says:

    If Alaskans fail to take Right Action in the coming opportunity of our own Constitutional Convention, we have only ourselves to blame. You know the saying—-“if you don’t stand up for something, you will fall for anything”. That is us right now, in. Our. Face.