Letter: A sucker born every minute

King Today is P.T. Barnum.

In my lifetime I have met a few, and read of a lot more. Today in history is the Great Moon Hoax of 1835; that there is life form on the moon.

Why did and do many follow what has later been exposed as a hoax?

P. T. Barnum’s answer is: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

• Blindly follow a leader

• Follow a blind leader

• Blindly follow a blind leader, who leads in a direction not healthy for humanity.

History records many suckers who honestly believe any story as truth.

Hitler’s Germany: “If you tell a lie often enough; people will believe it.”

Will Cook, Wapakoneta

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