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The Culture Of Lies & Those Who Believe Them

The Culture Of Lies & Those Who Believe ThemMurMarketing

COPYRIGHT 2020 JIM MURRAYAll throughout my adult life, I have seen remorseless liars working to bend and contort our idea of reality to help shape whatever it is they want 
people to believe. Used to be that only a minority of people (the good old 80/20 Rule) would fall for this crap and since their numbers were small, they did not really have much impact in the overall scheme of things.

But lately, these numbers have grown substantially, and the people being duped by these charlatans, mostly political, is now a valid subculture 
of our society.

These are people who look like you and me, have jobs and families, probably even go to church on Sunday and do a lot of other normal stuff.

But what goes on in the space between their ears is anything but normal. This space is filled with lies and hate for anyone who is not like them. And a fundamental disbelief of anything that does not align with their own deluded world view.

This stuff has been carefully planted in their brains by the relentless cascade of lies they have been fed, and now they can no longer be considered anywhere close to in touch with reality.

The long term effects of this can be seen most clearly in the way the so called free world is messing up the handling of the Covid 19 epidemic. Lies, coupled with the complete ignorance of those being lied to, have made doing the right thing to help contain this virus something that people can choose to object to.

It has been turned into a political football, instead of being treated as what it is which is a public health crisis.

Where we see the most evidence of this is in areas that are controlled by Conservative governments which have managed to basically ignore any attempt to bring people into line with regard to the relatively simple rules for giving themselves the best chance at avoiding this virus.

These Conservatives refuse to put public safety over all other issues with regards to this epidemic, and as a result, cases and deaths keep growing.

And this is happening all over the place, so I’m not going to pick on the United States, although their numbers are extraordinarily high. But it seems like Conservative mismanagement and this epidemic go hand in hand.

What do we do with all these out of touch with reality people?

I have no idea. I do know that their numbers are in the tens of millions, and that like the lemmings they have sadly become, many of them would be willing to die for the upside down beliefs that have been so carefully and effectively planted in their brains.

IMHO The best we can hope for is that if those of us who are not afflicted can find ways to peacefully co-exist with those who are. It’s not like you can hold some sort of intervention, as you would do with someone you know who has been indoctrinated into a lesser cult.

The other thing we can do is start insisting that the education system in our own country is one that stresses the positive human values that many of the believers have sacrificed when they allowed these lies to take over their minds.

In the meantime life goes on and as I said in a small post earlier today…there is no reason to believe that the Covidiots will change anytime soon…so the rest of us have to just be extra careful.

Jim Murray (me) is a writer, marketer, editorialist, reader, sports fan and TV watcher. I have been actively posting on social media since 1998. I am also a former ad agency writer and art director & ran his own creative consultancy, Onwords & Upwords, from 1989 until recently when I closed it and opened a freelance enterprise called MurMarketing. I live with my wife Heather in Canada on the beautiful Niagara Peninsula and work with a small group of companies trying to make a positive difference in the world.

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Fay Vietmeier

10 months ago #3

How would you define "positive human values" As a woman of faith - I believe that God sets the Standard for "positive human values" However when masses of people reject or ignore Almighty God .. then each person becomes their own standard & CHAOS reign's At this time in our human history that is precisely what we see. CHAOS is the bi-product & outcome for people who ignore God. They are reaping their own personal choices. We are warned about this by God .. the dangers of being "given over" .. and "left to their own devices" (if you are curious read Romans 1) IMHO "Positive human values" should be shaped by loving parents / taught at home before they become dictated by "education" who has their own IDEAS & agendas on the subject. When educators become the parents: there looms the possibility for "positive human values" to become distorted & corrupted As I observe academic institutions of "higher learning" .. THIS is precisely what is occurring (in the vast majority) In 1948, Richard Weaver told us “ideas have consequences.” A few short years earlier, Hitler said, “let me control the textbooks and I will control the State.” Huxley and Orwell warned of dystopias where education would be used as a means to total power and total control. Yes, ideas clearly do have consequences. Good ideas lead to good culture and good government, and bad ideas lead to bad culture and bad government. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/learning-misuse-of-language-and-lying-liars-who-lie

Fay Vietmeier

10 months ago #2

Jim Murray Lying LIARS who LIE .. abound. Know no boundaries. However the vast majority are Self-deceived "Self-deception is the worst form of deception" ~ fem-v “The misuse of language induces evil in the soul” ~ Socrates I find this quote profound https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/learning-misuse-of-language-and-lying-liars-who-lie 2) You say: "the education system in our own country is one that stresses the positive human values" I was wondering if you might elaborate on what you define as "positive human values' As a woman of faith - I believe that God sets the Standard for "positive human values" But if people reject or ignore Almighty God .. then each person becomes the standard & CHAOS reign's I believe at this time in our human history we see precisely the outcome of people who reaping their choices. Have been "given over" .. and "left to their own devices" IMHO "positive human values should be shaped / taught at home before they become dictated by "education" .. in which case - there looms the possibility for "positive human values" to become distorted & corrupted As I observe academic institutions of "higher learning" .. THIS is precisely what is occurring (in the vast majority)In 1948, Richard Weaver told us “ideas have consequences.” A few short years earlier, Hitler said, “let me control the textbooks and I will control the State.” Huxley and Orwell warned of dystopias where education would be used as a means to total power and total control. Yes, ideas clearly do have consequences. Good ideas lead to good culture and good government, and bad ideas lead to bad culture and bad government.

Fay Vietmeier

10 months ago #1

Jim Murray First I hope this finds you .. making good progress in your recovery .. turning feet into gentle miles ;~) Usually I find your point straight forward .. Not sure what you would define as "Conservative mismanagement" By my observation .. I can only speak to how it is being "mismanaged" in the USA That being the inconsistencies & double-mindedness .. the wrongful exercise of power Most recently "turkey tyranny" "Leader" in various states or cities who expresses you should stay home (not visit family) However don't notice that I will travel - visit my family or You wear a mask .. but that only applies to me when I'm near camera's " HYPOCRISY always seems to keep company with DUPLICITY

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