When did lies and liars become acceptable? When did dishonesty in our government become the norm? When did we become a nation lied to and lied by? When did we stop respecting the truth and become a nation of lies?
I make no claim that I don’t lie. Nor do I pretend that I never did lie. However it isn’t a habit of mine. Lying isn’t something I do habitually. I am, after all not a politician or a member of the media. I don’t belong to the serial liar club.
The media has over the years prepared us to accept lies. You saw the process by which a cynical press accepted lies and expected corruption in the movie Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. The difference today is that the media that helped Mr. Smith fight the corruption is now a part of it. Times change and sometimes so does the cast of characters. But lies and liars are always the enemy.
Hillary Clinton is a well known serial liar. Yet come November millions of people will go to the polls and vote for her for President of the United States. Do they accept that fact that she’s a liar and a crook and just don’t care? Is the fact that she represents the Democrat Party enough? Is the fact that she represents the party that is a dispenser of free stuff enough? Do they accept what she is for what they can get?
Then they tell themselves “she’s better than the other guy” . That just doesn’t work for me. Neither does the “he’s better than Hillary” work for me. I know, picky, picky, picky.
When you see the millions of people that blindly follow Donald Trump like some kind of vulgar Pied Piper you wonder if they are as above, just stupid. Or worse, they just don’t care. They think that he will destroy what they hate and that’s enough.
One thing is certain, he’s doing a fine job of destroying the Republican Party, which may not be a bad thing unless you don’t care that the Democrat Party will grow even stronger.
There’s a scene in the movie “Something’s Gotta Give” that simply and succinctly captures one reality about the truth. After catching the man she loves on a date with another woman, Diane Keaton is chased out of the restaurant by a guilty and distraught Jack Nicholson. When he finally stops her, he pleads, “I have never lied to you, I have always told you some version of the truth.” She replies, “The truth doesn’t have versions, okay?”
There is a mighty truth in that movie that is missed by many of us. “The Truth Doesn’t Have Versions”. It just doesn’t. If you tell yourself it does that’s another lie on you. So the next time you want to fling rocks at some lying politician or some lying media talking head, think about all the times you put yourself on their side of the truth. Yuck!
We believe the lies and parrot them because we don’t want to accept the truth. Or because the truth won’t get us where we want to go.
One man that I admire for his honesty is actually, to my amazement, a Democrat. Sheriff David Clarke tells the truth. He doesn’t choose to only tell the truth about Republicans or Democrats he just flat out tells the truth. What he is now telling the truth about is very important at this time in our history.
“Black Lives Matter, which I have renamed ‘Black Lies’ L-I-E-S Matter, it’s nothing more than an astroturf operation, it’s just the latest shallow disguised, confederation if you will, of community organizers and leftists that specialize in fostering disorganization and rebellion in ghettos and other struggling areas throughout the United States of America.”
Those words may not make Sheriff David Clarke popular in the portion of the AA community that revels in being victims. But I suspect David Clarke has no trouble looking at himself in the mirror when he shaves.
Media, which was supposed to be the watch dogs for the public have become the lap dogs of the left. It’s not due to being lazy or cowards it’s because they believe in the same agenda.
Somewhere along the way they quit worrying about the truth or the news and work only to promote a liberal agenda. It sounds so conspiratorial doesn’t it? Yet unless your eyes and ears are lying to you it is obvious. You can seek and find a dozen or more examples daily if you want to go to the trouble to find them.
Look around today as you go to various “news” blogs and see how many lies you can spot. How many might you give a pass, just this once, because the liar is on our side. Then ask yourself if your conscience has been silenced by your tribal loyalty. Are you willing to be seduced if it is for the right cause. We must not become what we loathe. They may not have a conscience – we do.
I don’t want to be like the dirt ball in the image above. I don’t want to be a little the rest of the liars in media that I loathe. They have, without intending to do so, made a more honest woman of me because of my bone deep aversion to being like them. Isn’t that ironic?