Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method
inexorably must choose lying as his principle.
Enter Solzhenitsyn’s modern day example, the one who has clearly and obviously chosen lying as his principle:
I’m not at all certain that Trump has ever, over the course of his life, spoken the truth about anything at all. Seems more like every time he opens a mouth and says something, whatever he says is a lie.
Examples (and these are just a small handful of samples from three of yesterday’s blogs):
Not sure we’ve ever seen anything that even comes close to our current dilemma. Seems to me that the biggest ‘what if’ we’re currently faced with is the prospect of the worst imaginable electoral outcome becoming reality. What then? President Trump? As we college boys were prone to say way back in the early sixties, “Are you shittin’ me?”
How long, I wonder, can a country last if/when its leader is nothing more that an egomaniacal narcissist, a misogynistic, xenophobic, bigoted racist? One who lies every time he opens his mouth, one who may very well have NEVER spoken a word of truth in the entire of his seventy years? What will our national collapse look like, I wonder? And what will it FEEL like? What will it SOUND like?
From one of the last century’s most prolific and well-known liars:
The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State
can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military
consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the
State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for
the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus
by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
OK. “We’ll have to leave it there.”