DURST: Dishonesty is the Political Policy

Did you ever wonder why politicians lie to us all the time? I do. All the time. Lie. Lie. Lie. Fib. Fib. Fib. Say one thing. Do another. Tell us they don't know, then it turns out, not only did they know, but they were personally in charge of convincing other people to tell us how little they knew. They mislead, prevaricate, deceive, bear false witness, distort, equivocate, misrepresent, fudge, and right to our face tell us stuff they are well aware is not true.

Maybe they're afraid of not keeping in practice. Must be the Nixon rule. Or its gotten to the point where they don't even know they're lying. Perhaps they can't tell the difference anymore. Either that or they think they're only telling us what they think we want them to think we want to know.

I don't know. All I know is I see one of them on TV saying something incredibly mundane like "education is good", and I think to myself, "I know he's lying, I can't figure out why."

My favorite though, is when they can't remember. Just can't recall. Trying hard. On the tip of their tongue wait a minute nope, sorry, just slipped their mind. Drawing a complete blank now.

And we don't care. That's the best part. We don't care. We know exactly what's going on. And then try to find the guy who lies the best. In a way we can almost believe. And we vote for him. And then look the other way.

Will Durst was lying just now. Could you tell? Sorry, not looking.

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