Well, how many discussions about the ”nature of truth” or “what, exactly, is a lie?” do we have to slug through to get to the only answer? Truth is truth. The consequences may differ, but the essence is immutable. If it has the nature of deception as the crux of the conversation, it is a lie.
Create a past. Play with the language, set the masses against each other. Get out that old dog-eared copy of ‘1984′ and follow the instructions for building a new society!
When is a lie a lie?
It is comforting to hear the truth occasionaly.
Such a revelation begs the question, “What took them so long?” 1400 years and you just now think of attacking the pope. Of course he IS a harder target than a day care center or a crowded bus.
Sometimes, the greatest rebuttal is the record. But please note the history of the pogram in Russia. A little treatise on the full blossom of socialism, “The Gulag Archipelago” describes how whole populations were starved in areas that central planners felt needed “pruned” for the betterment of the Soviet Union. Millions would die in these pograms but these would be thought as acceptable losses in the long run. It is interesting to note, that in his bold promise to destroy the coal industry, the obvious consequence to the workers who lost their jobs as a result of this deliberate pruning was not taken into consideration. Such an emotional distance from human suffering is characteristic of group mentality of the left. Whole populations are seen as acceptable losses for the long-run well being of the body politic as a whole. The beam scale tipped against the coal industry which was not a signifigant constituent and therefore could serve as a rally point for his eco-warrior constituent. He knew there was going to be blowback from his obvious lie about insurance potability. “But what you suckers going to do about it? You already voted it in as the law of the land!” It is very difficult to unlegislate a law once it is activated. Ever try take back an entitlement? Wanna draw back a bloody stump?
More to come in my next posting.!