Earlier this week I wrote about truth. How truth is always truth. How it can never be changed and will exist forever. What I didn’t mention was the process opponents use in order to make it appear that there is an alternative reality. Opponents of truth must lie in order to establish and maintain a perception of an altered reality. There must be a narrative that deceives and conspires.
Lying is now standard operating procedure. It is done without any sense of guilt or remorse. It is accepted practice in the political world. It justifies plagiarism in schools as a necessary means to inflated assessment. Just this week the lies in the political arena are bolder than ever.
From the beginning of time lying is the only weapon available to confront truth. But its power is unquestioned. Lying offers the impression that darkness can change to light. Lying produces illusions that happiness is available at all times. Lying convinces there is gold to be had when none exists. Lying is evil’s attempt to control decisions and outcomes.
Once upon a time there was great disdain for liars. Telling the truth was the acceptable practice for people with honor and integrity. Losing was accepted, if in fact truth prevailed. Not so anymore. With truth relegated to each individual’s ideas, lying is now acceptable practice and the weapon of choice for all seeking control. In this technological age the liars are supported by all sorts of accomplices to form the chosen narrative. Since the majority of the culture does not spend time listening or studying truth and since indoctrination of the lies is the mainstay of the education system, only a few lies are necessary to create a seemingly acceptable paradigm.
Notice that those doing the lying must also have hearts of stone. To look straight into the eyes of the parents of American heroes that gave their lives for this country and tell them that their sons deaths were the result of a totally made up story requires a cold and deceitful heart. Not to mention the throng of accomplices that agrees to be complicit or choose not to question the lie.
For the moment, it appears that evil is winning the day. Frustration reigns when lie after lie goes unquestioned and unpunished. It is hard to understand when those who know and proclaim to follow truth stand back, remain silent or do nothing Truth is on the ground and evil has its foot on its neck.
One day long ago, a leader with power and influence stood facing a man who was bruised, bleeding, and facing death and the man in power asked this broken man a very telling question. “What is truth?” All that could be said had been said. I ponder that in that moment the words He had spoken to many were going through the beaten Man’s heart and mind; “If you abide in My word, then you will be followers of Mine and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”