During President Obama’s first State of the Union address Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) showed unprecedented disrespect to the president and the office of the presidency. This foreshadowed the remainder of Obama’s presidency as well as what psychologists call “projection” to the Republicans in the House and Senate.
During this election season we are seeing the art of the lie being raised to new levels. Republican nominee Donald Trump’s style is typical of your standard bullshit artist. He loves it because his gullible followers buy his lies hook, line and sinker. Occasionally you think that he actually believes his own crap. Alternatively his surrogate’s lies, particularly his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway’s, are completely transparent. The tip-off is the smirk while they are letting loose with a whopper. It’s as if they think they are getting away with it. They’re proud of their pitiful prevarication. I pray for the day when one of their interviewers tells them: “Look, you know that’s a lie, I know that’s a lie, the viewers know it’s a lie, so cut it out or we’ll never invite you back.
“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
― Freidrich Nietzsche
“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”
― Chriss Jami
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
― Adolf Hitler