Am I the only one here who is getting tired of just how much hypocrisy there is in the world? I still remember a song from when I was a child. The
lyrics went like this
"You tell one lie, it leads to another
So you tell two lies to cover each other
So you tell three lies... oh brother......."
I wanted to make a thread that discusses the lies that we perpetuate to maintain everyday life. The hypocrisy that people notice but just accept. I
apologize in advance because this ends up being a bit of a rant. Feel free to chime in with any glaring lie in society that you think needs to be
addressed.... or not.
How can we function as a society when we are so deeply covered in lies that nothing can be trusted? What can we trust? The media? The government?
The history books? The medical industry? The Justice System? Anything?
We (in the US) live in a country that is currently claiming to not torture, despite the glaring proof that we do, we have and we always will. We
can't be honest and say look, we know that people disagree with torture but it is our policy and we will continue to do it. War is an ugly thing.
Instead, we lie about it and confuse the issue. We can't address the issue because if we do, we have to admit the lies. Somehow this policy works.
People end up arguing semantics while ignoring the issue.
We stand on a soap box and complain about human rights violations while we are fully decked out in clothes that were made in a sweat shop with child
labor. People may complain but our blessed economy could not support goods that were made in an environmentally and human rights friendly manner. If
China had to pay the labor laws and environmental laws that we do, Walmart would not exist. We then decide to speak our true intentions with our
pocketbooks and say hey, Child Labor is fine so long as it isn't our children. You can destroy the environment if you like, as long as it isn't my
We go to the doctor to fix what ails us. So our doctor writes a prescription for a new drug that studies have shown to work well for our problem.
Unfortunately, those studies were funded by the people who manufacture the drug and as it turns out... the reality is that it is actually quite bad
for you and shouldn't even be consumed. But hey, the doctor gets his kickback, the pharmaceutical company remains profitable, their stock goes up
and all is right in the world.
Politicians can steal millions from the people that they are elected to "serve"... and their punishment for such a blatant abuse of power and
violation of trust? They don't get to serve another term. An average citizen shares 30 songs on a peer to peer network.... and what is their
punishment? A life ruining fine and a mountain of legal fees. What is the difference here?
We can't talk about the double standard because we would have to acknowledge the lies. Instead we have to continue on, thinking what we are supposed
to think, arguing amongst ourselves about non issues while the truth is buried beneath.
We think that we are free but we aren't. We are trapped in a system of lies that is designed to give us just enough freedom to keep us fooled, to
keep us in line. There are two groups of people, the wealthy and the consumers. The wealthy make the rules. They perpetuate this system of lies in
order to keep this social structure. Times really aren't any different than they have ever been. The disguise is just better now.
OK, the end of my rant. We'll see if this thread quietly fades away like my other rants tend to.....