Tell me why (an underused question)

Our friend Keith has a question … well, quite a few of them actually, and they all begin with “Why?” These are not easy questions, not ones that any of us can answer, but they are the questions we should ALL be asking. Check out his questions and see if you can add a few of your own. Thanks Keith!


The Beatles sang, “Tell me why…., you cry and why you lie to me.”Why? A question we do not ask enough, especially of those who need it asked again and again. I witness politicians, business leaders, experts and regular people like us say things as if they are fact, but the comments are merely opinion or conjecture. And, in the case of one person in particular, any comment is likely untrue.

So, here are a few why questions.

– Why does a person who claims things that run contrary to his narrative are a hoax, actually made money off hoax strategies? We have heard words like Climate change hoax, Russian hoax, Ukrainian hoax, Coronavirus hoax, etc. from this person, but he made a lot of money off selling his name to developers for projects he had nothing to do with. The name was supposed to bring in more customers…

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8 thoughts on “Tell me why (an underused question)

  1. here’s a good why question.

    Why are politicians on both sides of the isle never willing to even discuss or mention the over $26 trillion in debt? why don’t they want to reduce spending on things like the pentagon for instance?

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    • Jill, many thanks. I like sklawlor’s question. Neither party cares about the debt, which is haunting us and will haunt us even more. We should blow past $40 trillion by the end of the decade, unless action is taken.

      Note to Filosofans, Jill added two good questions in a comment on this post. Keith

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      • You are most welcome, Keith! I suspect the answer to Scott’s question lies in the hierarchy of priorities. To address the national debt at this time would likely result in cutting back even further on some of the assistance we are providing those affected by the coronavirus and the associated economic downfall. Still, it is a very serious consideration … at some point, we will all pay the price of our rapidly-rising national debt, and whoever is in office at that time will become very unpopular for doing what must be done.


    • Well, as I said to Keith, spending cuts are highly unlikely right now, with the economy in the tank, so many people out of work, and the pandemic raging across the U.S. But, on another note, I fully agree with you that a reduction in military spending is long overdue! And, giving yet another tax cut to the large corporations is utterly ludicrous, for it reduces income at a time when we most need it!


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