Lying has become art form in modern politics
Nov. 2, 2013 at 6:02 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
Fear is a dangerous thing; it births arrogance, ignorance and pride which, when working together, are even more dangerous.
Also, name calling can be one of the lowest forms of covert flattery; it compensates and makes one feel superior to and so, so better than others.
Lying is a dangerously divisive art form that requires the perpetrator(s) to become masterful at it, thus enhancing the fear factor for factless factoid effect (I think). History has graciously given us many great liars e.g.: Satan, Hitler, Stalin, Cheney, Ted Cruz, etc. It's deja vu all over again, and we are living in an age when liars are praised and deified, while truth seekers are made fun of and demonized. Seems we must, of necessity, fight this battle over and over again, as we go struggle along on this "mortal coil."
My fellow Americans, the script is being flipped daily for us. Now, we find ourselves in the tea party era where no one seems to care for truth, and lying has become a lucrative form of art for political purposes of sorts (sigh). Maybe so, maybe not.
Well, at least we know where the truth isn't and where it can be found.
Let's thank God for His amazing grace, OK?
Rufus C. Diggs, Victoria