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Tom Hanks urges Harvard grads to defend the truth and resist indifference

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Harvard grads will be too busy chasing the big bucks to care about anything else.

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“Telling the truth is no longer the benchmark for public service," he said. "It’s no longer the salve to our fears, or the guide to our actions. Truth is now considered malleable, by opinion and by zero sum endgames."

You mean the truth, that he and his ilk, don't want people realizing.

He is a phoney.

I make a damn good living playing someone who did," 

... a genuine fake.

He represent a class of people, who don't really care about regular folk. He's good at pretending though.

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Elon has already pushed truth in the right direction. The US government and the past 3 years of nonsensical shenanigans is so exposed I'm surprised the white house isn't completely blurred out on TV. It's too bad Hanks isn't clear in what he refers to as "Truth."

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Yes, he’s very funny. If anyone including you and me would have to search for the truth, would you ever estimate to find it there in Harvard? Come on, that extremely biased place is surely one of the very last locations with chances to find it.

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Telling the truth and not twisting the truth. I wish Harvard Law School grad Gov. DeSantis would take that creed to heart.

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Must search for and find it before you can defend it

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“Telling the truth is no longer the benchmark for public service,"

This is true. But doubly maybe even Triple on university campuses.

No debate is permitted anymore on many subjects because it may offend some people, don't say pregnant women, use pregnant person. Don't forget to use the correct pronoun ( look at Facebook or Instagram to know before meeting someone.) Don't use The words "survivor" and "victim" should be replaced with "person who has experienced" or "person who has been impacted by," no Americans or immigrants US citizen and person that immigrated, and definitely don't try to use logic.

Now perhaps Tom would like to ask Harvard and the other Ivy League universities to explain their cap on ethnic Asian students that score higher than others that get let in. ( This is officially available policy explained as otherwise other non Asian minorities can't get in).

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That's what I've been doing for decades, though I did not graduate from Harvard...

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Support and DEFEND each and every one of our Constitutional Rights as they are clearly written in the Constitution. Pretty simple.

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At least things are consistent here. Everyone hates everything and everyone.

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That's what I've been doing for decades, though I did not graduate from Harvard...

To defend the truth it would be first necessary to accept when personal opinions are wrong according to objective and valid evidence. Pushing for whatever is personally believed, even if it can be demonstrated as false, is not something positive nor desirable.

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To defend the truth it would be first necessary to accept when personal opinions are wrong according to objective and valid evidence

Definite words to live by.

I'm flattened by the irony.

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I'm flattened by the irony

There is no irony, that comes only because you like to comment in every topic with a scientific opinion to oppose it just because you want to think differently so you think ironic to defend what you personally consider impossible to accept as truth.

For rational people there is nothing ironic about considering true (or as close as can possibly be considered) things that the scientific community of the world are in consensus about, from climate change to the value of the scientific global authorities.

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