Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 4 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Loving the Lie

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   5 comments

We are taught from an early age to love the lie. We all know Santa is a lie, yet the myth is perpetuated. We lie to our children, then act surprised when they don’t believe us about other things. Santa is not the exception! We cannot lie about one thing then expect complete trust on the recipient’s end for the next thing that comes out of our mouths. Trust is something that is earned. I trust you because you do not lie to me. If you ever lie to me, I will doubt from that moment on everything you say. People are not born cynical; they become that way through experience. Children are exposed to lies then brought up to think some lies are good, and some are bad. Just where is the line drawn? When does it become apparent that the lie is preferable to the truth if it is fun and easier to stomach than reality?


How then with such a cynical upbringing, can we expect anything other than lies from the very organization we the people created for self-governance? We watch Presidential candidates posture deceitfully around on a gilded stage, while expecting and receiving nothing more than entertainment. Content be damned! Self-created diminished expectations. The lie is so much easier on the senses. If it doesn’t make sense, do a few mental gymnastics and you’ll get there sooner or later. Yes dear, Santa is real. Oh, when did you find out he wasn’t? Don’t tell your friends that you know, that will spoil it for them. Spoil what? The illusion. Don’t dare spoil the illusion.


If we have to face reality, it just might scare us straight into teaching our children to cherish the truth and eschew the lie. But first we must rid ourselves of the illusions. We are an enslaved people. We are enslaved by our prurient desire for the comfort of the lie. It is easier to believe the popular lies fed to us by an industry whose main source of revenue depends on its ability to enslave its audience, rather than face rejection from friends, neighbors, and colleagues for thinking differently. This industry is a corporate moneymaking machine that feeds off its prey like locusts, and it is in control of our government right now! So, we watch the Presidential dance knowing that we are hearing lies, and loving every minute of it. The corporate media machine grinds away, spitting out platitudes, setting the stage, and presenting the show. It is well rehearsed, and nobody really gives a d**n who wins because the media’s darlings are all members of the same good old boy’s club. And the truth shall set you free...


Democracy is majority rule. Control the masses, and you control democracy. Influence what they think, do, how they live, and control their choices. Do these things and you will rule, but only for a time. Remember, the truth lives on. What is hidden will be revealed as it is being revealed now. Santa is not a good guy, boys and girls. Santa is an illusion designed by the corporate moneymaking machine’s mass media department, and created to make us better consumers and increase the company’s bottom line. We have cowboy presidents because we love cowboys and the corporate moneymaking machine knows it. Whatever melts our butter, that’s what we will get. The problem is, our wants and desires are programmed into us by each and every lie we absorb without question. These lies are meant to control us through our own desires. And the beat goes on...


The truth can be difficult to bear, but it will set us free. The truth is stronger than any lie, and will never die. It may be hidden from view for a time, but it will never die. The truth is also easy. You don’t have to remember if the lie you told today matches the lie you told yesterday. The truth doesn’t change. Perceptions of it do, but the actual truth never changes. It also never goes away. You reap what you sow. You get what you give. Sow a lie, reap a lie. Give a lie, get a lie. The same goes for the truth. I want the truth. I might not be able to handle the truth, but I want it none-the-less. If we learn to love the truth, then teach our children to love the truth, we will reap what we sow. We will get a nation of caring people who love each other instead of a madhouse of lunatics who believe anything their leaders tell them because the lies soothe and calm. The lies croon - things are okay, just go shopping. And the beat goes on...The only time things will get better is when we face up to the lies that are keeping us anesthetized and incoherent, while our nation is being stolen from us to the soothing melody of the latest tune. All under our very noses, while we wait for Santa to save the day. Santa’s not coming, boys and girls, and reindeer do not fly. We are all responsible for our own actions, or lack thereof.


My husband lost his glasses. They just popped right off his head as he was working. He has no idea where they are, because he ignored it and kept on working. We’ve been looking for them for days. He opened the door declaring, “I’ve found them!” I was thrilled! The next minute he said “No, not really.” I asked him why he did it, and he said that the lie felt good for a minute...


Copyright 2007, Barbara H. Peterson

Rate It | View Ratings

Barbara Peterson Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Barbara H. Peterson is retired from the California Department of Corrections, where she worked as a Correctional Officer at Folsom Prison. She was one of the first females to work at the facility in this classification. After retirement, she went to (more...)
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

A Call to Boycott Monsanto - Seminis Seeds

Monsanto's Global Pollution Legacy

America's Silent Killing Fields - 2009 Update

GMO and Morgellon's Disease

HCR 6 - New Hampshire Affirms States Rights

Death by Multiple Poisoning, Glyphosate and Roundup

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend