Lying Liars

Who get paid to do what they do so well…lie. It’s not just fanciful invention, making stuff up, it’s downright lying to avoid facing the truth. If the Truth shall set you free, then lying is guaranteed bondage.

It’s not just Trump. Our government has been lying to us for longer than I’ve been alive, and I’m coming up on seventy.


An awful lot of what we call “education” is really spreading convenient lies. These justify the status quo, but at great cost, for the price paid is largely invisible, at least in the present moment. The only reason anyone would participate in this process is because he or she hopes she would somehow benefit from the spreading of lies. That, as we can well imagine, is a bargain with the devil that will someday inspire deep regret.

We all know what lying feels like, and what rationalization and justification feel like in the aftermath. Palestine was not a waste land dotted with nearly subhuman Arabs whom the Zionists tolerated long enough to make the desert bloom. That’s the lie I heard sixty years ago in grade school, and in some form or other, I still hear today.


One thought on “Lying Liars

  1. They don’t think we can both know the truth and tolerate the status quo. They know we can handle the truth, it’s just we wouldn’t tolerate our leaders if we knew the truth, maybe.
    We are evolving, but probably not fast enough to save the Age of Mammals.
    At this moment there’s a wild and completely atypical Jurassic thunderstorm over us. Just like the ones we grew up with back in the Midwest.
    The Facebook machine is full of the usual Russian factory trolls arguing with everyone and taking all sides. How long can Putin count on the cynicism of his people?

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