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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 08:25 AM

The Masquerade of Lies

We have to uncover the lies that masquerade as the truth.

It's like the race between the tortoise and the hare. We think if we keep slogging along, eventually we will cross the finish line ahead of all the falsehoods.

What is the truth?

Is it whatever we want to believe? Is it what the majority say it is? Does it have to correlate with the facts and reality?

Lincoln is reported to have said that you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

That seems to be the predicament we find ourselves in?

Simple lies such as, "This is the largest crowd ever to witness an Inaugural Address". It's a lie but who does it hurt?

Once these liars are caught in a lie, there is always an explanation. There is never a confession.

"Well, what he was talking about was the number of people around the world, on Facebook and social media, when we count all those people, it was the largest crowd ever".

Does it matter?

Then we get into lies about life and death. War and peace.

We cannot ignore the lies.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:13 AM

1. I agree that "We cannot ignore the lies." And we cannot ignore the liars. So much in life comes

down to who you can trust, and you can never trust a liar.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:18 AM

2. "...you can never trust a liar"

That's a good place to begin.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:01 PM

3. That's a great point to (continually) be making.

One thing that drives me nuts about the media; “Well, the President says...”. Catch myself yelling at the tv/radio. Who CARES what he says? He lies as easily as breathing, and he lies uncontrollably. Even when he doesn’t HAVE to lie, even when his lies will be obvious and indefensible, still he lies. He can’t HELP it! People have to be made aware, he’s lying probably well over half the time. So why should anyone believe him, ever?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 04:06 PM

4. It's very difficult these days

People believe what they want to believe and with the Internet they can see only those opinions they agree with.

Bryant
http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com

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