The Senses Novels tell about a future where mankind is being slowly (and in some cases, not-so-slowly) eliminated by a hidden enemy. One of the techniques used to do this are lies about where safety and security can be found. As most of my readers know by now, much of what I write is drawn from real life. Lies are everywhere today and sorting out the truth has become an almost impossible task.
Adolf Hitler, the greatest human monster of the last century, coined the phrase, ‘the Big Lie’ to describe a fabrication so wild that everyone would believe it because no one would have the audacity to tell a lie that large. It is a propaganda technique that has been in constant use since.
I can’t say that every politician lies, but enough do that it taints our entire political system. People who want power badly enough will do or say whatever they need to achieve it. We have seen this played out too many times not to know it. While both major political parties are guilty of it, one has taken it to the level of being an art, and that is about as sad a statement as I can make.
A former presidential candidate committed crimes that would have landed any other person in jail for an extended period. And, in fact, some people have gone to prison for far less in recent days. A former president not only weaponized branches of the government against political opponents, he brazenly lied about and continues to do so to this day. This, even though there is both circumstantial and physical evidence to prove it!
We are now told to ignore the very basis of our judicial system and always believe the victim. In the same breath, there are articles demonstrating that supposed victims not only made up stories, but they also did so with the intent of destroying a person’s reputation. I recently read about a group of ‘high school mean girls’ that are being sued for trying to do just that to someone. I hope that they are forced to pay this person millions for the rest of their lives. The concept of ‘always believe the victim’ has no foundation in reality. It isn’t Biblical in nature, and it certainly doesn’t exist in our own laws. Think about it, I could claim that Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton, all gang raped me while I visited Washington D.C. the last time. According to their logic, you have to believe me over whatever they say! Proof? There doesn’t have to be proof! Impossible to reconcile the timeline? It doesn’t matter, I say it happened, so it had to have happened! Witnesses? Not required, just my word!
I have no issue with you believing the victims. I do have a problem when you attempt to tell me that is only truth people should accept. It’s the Big Lie. It’s Adolph Hitler telling us, “I said it, so it is the truth!”
I have a simple question for you. Do you really want to live in a country where the word of one person is all the evidence that is required to convict you?
Have a great week ahead!
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