[FoRK] All The Rope II: Noose of Words

Lucas Gonze lgonze at panix.com
Wed Mar 17 12:46:43 PST 2004


On Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004, at 14:14 America/New_York, Gregory Alan 
Bolcer wrote:

> 1) lying requires intent to deceive

For the Bush administration, lying takes nothing but getting out of bed 
in the morning.  It lies during breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and the 
little trip to the fridge while you're watching TV.  It falsifies, 
obfuscates, prevents, and rewrites the facts.  Lying is such an 
ingrained habit that the notion of intent isn't even relevant.  Reality 
follows ideology and a deception is just a lie that didn't go far 
enough.  Lying-ness is existential for the Bush administration, which 
is why intent to deceive doesn't apply: there is no such thing as the 
truth, and therefore no intent to change it.





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