POLITICAL LIES, CORRUPTION AND HIDING FROM THE TRUTH – Just a few nights ago I attended a small gathering of friends for dinner and a few drinks. During the evening one member of the group, who acknowledge frequent visits to meebal.com, asked me my view on a particular political subject.
The subject is irrelevant but his actions were not. I could see his eyes widen as I gave my rendition and opinion and as he walked away shaking his head it was obvious I had struck a nerve with the bare and unequivocal truth.
It was during this evening the host paid me a compliment that was uplifting but very unexpected; for the chap that I had upset was making his views known, not to me but within purposeful earshot and it was then the host stopped him and said; “He has a tendency to tell the truth without feeling any necessity to sugar coat the issue. I can assure you he is the most honourable man I have ever met.”
I was extremely flattered and while my honourability is not something I can testify to; as this is for others, I can say that I would rather give my views in an open and honest way and if doing so causes offense then so be it.
My mother once taught me a very valuable lesson… “Scratch a liar, find a thief.” It’s something that over time has proven itself to be true over and over again and I have no time for liars or thieves.
I guess that’s why, in my senior years, I have taken to writing about the news. I got tired of all the journalistic clap-trap and double talk. Yes I can understand that journalists should be unbiased but it goes beyond that, journalism for me has become as detached from reality as our politicians.
The issue with journalists is the fear of being hauled up in front of a judge for what they have written and of course having to pay out large sums in compensation. I on the other hand am not a journalist and l like to give my opinion in an open and honest manner. If anyone cares to sue me, well so be it, but they won’t get much compensation as I don’t have much money.
The issue here is all about lies, corruption and hiding from the truth. Modern society, especially in the realms of politics, appears to have adopted a policy of ‘tell a lie, make a few bucks and save the people from the truth.’
It just appears to me that the public no longer wants to hear the truth and indeed a recent survey backs up this assertion by stating that people now are more interested in celebrity gossip than they are in current affairs; it’s not that they don’t want to know– they just don’t believe anything they read – is this the fault of journalists or politicians?
There are many problems in the world. We have Syrian citizens killing each other, terrorists plotting to kill us, migrant issues, welfare issues, lying politicians, corrupt politicians and the list goes on.
The trouble is that we moan, berate our politicians for not doing enough, for their corruptive practices and above all, attempting to hide the truth from us as if we were children who could not only handle the harsh realities of life but foremost do not have the mental capacity to understand them.
Are our politicians to blame? Yes, for a large part; it is after all us that pay to keep them employed, even if they do forget this from time to time.
However it is in a politician’s interest to lie and hide the truth from us as most of what they get up to is highly questionable and if you are looking for a person with moral fortitude then don’t ever consider looking for such a trait in a politician; they are devoid of such.
I for one won’t hide from the truth and I will continue to write in order to inform. Everything I write is questionable and that’s the whole idea. It is nice when people agree but primarily I want my readers to have an opinion of their own and so if you think I’m wrong then feel free to say so.
We are all individuals with differing perspectives but the longer we allow liars and thieves to run a country the deeper we will slide into degradation and become further detached from reality; this in itself then allows our politicians to further subterfuge the truth and gain, more often than not financially, from their activities.
Remember, the truth is painful but you’re not a child and you can accept it. The truth, as they say, will set you free; especially from the liars and thieves we call politicians.
Before you dash off take a look at the video above and watch how inconsistent a political liar is when confronted with the truth; there is nothing more joyful, in my humble opinion, as watching a lying politician squirm and stew in their own pot of lies.
Do you think politicians tell too many lies and do you think we shield ourselves from the truth? Leave your comments below.