( – promoted by buhdydharma )
Lie to me and tell me everything is all right
Lie to me and tell me that you’ll stay here tonight
Tell me that you’ll never leave,
oh and I’ll just try to make believe
that everything, everything you’re telling me is true
Lie to me.
The Lie That Launched the 21st Century
Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation’s promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
-George W. Bush’s 2001 Inaugural Address
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. The bamboozle has captured us. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
Bamboozled, Bamboozled, Bamboozled, Bam Boo Zel Duh. A strange and funny sounding word, almost innocent sounding actually. Kinda knocks the stink off of the word “lie”.
Come on Baby lie to me….
tell me everything is alright.
I have trouble lying to even 1 person (all the standard tells; look down and to the left, sweat like a hungover freshman taking a Statistics final on Monday morning…) , so how do these politicians stand up in front of millions and lie like used Edsel salesmen/women trying to make quota on the 31st of the month?
Perhaps they can rationalize it by thinking, “I’ll tell them what they want to hear and I can throw something together in the next 4 years.”
Come on Baby, lie to me
tell me everything is alright.
Or maybe, they just enjoy bamboozling the beejezus out of the rubes out there standing on the gym floors of America. “Wow, they bought that one, I think I’ll try my sniper story and they will really, really love me.”
He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual.
And then we have the lying liars that are just befuddled, as in the case of John “I did not say that” McCain.
“Always tell the truth. That way, you don’t have to remember what you said.”
But what about the “Winds of Change” politician?
Here are some synonyms for “hope”;
dream dreamer future optimism optimist
“Only lie about the future.”
Promising a better future is not a lie until the promise is not kept someday down the road a piece, and that’s why we do this cockeyed roadtrip every 4 years. It’s a 50 state family vacation down the dirtiest of the dirt roads of America, pausing ever so often at The World’s 2nd Biggest Ball of Twine and other roadside distractions, occasionally attempting to see the bloody bodies of some hideous highway accident without appearing to rubberneck too conspicuously, listening to cloned radio stations where the only differences from town-to-town are the call signs (WFOX, WABC, WWSJ, WNYT), while the kids in the back seat scream, “Are we there yet?”
“No, we are not there yet!” we shout over the beeping of low fuel warning indicator. Do we have enough gas to get to Novemberville, do we even have enough money for more gas? The Bank of America card is near the limit and the only other plastic we’ve got is from The Bank of China and they’re raising the interest rates daily
Maybe we’ll make it….on fumes.