No doubt about it, we are persistently drawn to liars.
Every five years or so a bunch of fraudulent degenerates represent themselves as the very models of moral fortitude and put themselves up for election to sit in the Great British Parliament.
Like discount market traders they scramble to display their wares in the most alluring of fashions whilst declaring that they take everything “very seriously indeed” especially equality, openness and honesty. Every speech brings a novel slight of hand. They would have us believe that only scroungers, layabouts, criminals and the terminally demented could possibly disagree with their propagandism no matter how absurd.
They repeatedly cajole us into believing what they think we want to hear.
We stagger under the weight of their promises of a brighter tomorrow, where everyone will enjoy the benefits of the consumer society in equal measure, poverty will be obliterated, the world will be a safer place, one day soon, maybe tomorrow, just so long as we give them free rein to run things. And never think to check up on them to make sure they’re not in it just for themselves.
It’s all bullshit of course. Far too late we discover that their pretty baubles are nothing but blinding deceptions. But, and here lies the rub, we fall for their lies every time and meek as lambs to the slaughter we place our cross in the box.
The irony is, these same self-seeking deceivers mercilessly hound those who really do live for truth, integrity and transparency.
So, I want to thank everyone who, unlike most of our public servants, at great cost to their personal freedom and for no financial gain worth speaking of, shoulder the burden of Truth to help make the world that little bit more open and honest, and render more accountable those who seek to subjugate us. In particular, I would like to thank Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning for having the courage to expose how the world truely is and for informing us of things we should already know. That we should already have been told without fuss or fantasy by those we elect to serve us.
The British Government welcomes Free Speech so long as you are white and wealthy.
© Rod McRiven 2020