No doubt about it, we are pathologically and obstinately 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 beguiling of fashions whilst declaring that they take everything “very seriously indeed” especially equality, openness and honesty. With every speech, every 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 bend over backwards to repeatedly reinforce what they cajole us into believing 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 put 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. It’s time we stood up for what we know in our hearts is RIGHT.
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 really 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.