It’s astounding what we’ve come to ‘accept’ every day — the bullshitting and prevaricating and parsing of words and flat out LYING for no reason other than it’s the first impulse — to LIE first then BURY the Truth later.
Yes, not being entirely forthright or forthcoming is second nature to politics. Most people, in fact CAN handle the Truth — Once they get over the initial shock wave.
Telling the Truth is like a muscle we’ve stopped exercising. But it’s still there — waiting to be worked out and pushed hard. It’s not easy or fun telling the Truth. Often it’s risky. But the alternative is catastrophe. Truth itself has come un-tethered — not because we can’t discern it — we absolutely CAN — but because we’ve gotten out of the habit of doing the work of recognizing it and reporting it.
Here’s the fix — We RE-NORMALIZE ‘Telling The Truth’
I’m down with it. You?