posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 01:02 PM
why do they lie?
the answer is somewhere between "because they can," and because "they know what's best for us."
As sinister as that sounds (and I admit, it most likely is) I gained a lot more perspective on "lies" after reading a book called "the Crowd" by
Gustav leBon. It basically describes how people in small groups or by themselves are rational, but in large groups, or crowds - they are only as
smart as the most naive person in that group.
This in turn creates a paradox of large groups of intelligent people acting unintelligently - at a certain point, crowds no longer run on logic or
reason, but on emotions. This is where the lies come into play.
Again, I think they ARE using it for sinister reasons, but by themselves, "lies" are not sinister all the time. I struggled with this concept for a
while, but ultimately accept it as truth. The simple fact is, using logic and reason (required to explain the truth) is much harder (even impossible)
to convey to a mob of people (voters), as opposed to just using buzz words and emotional catch phrases.