We had better recognize, today rather than tomorrow, that deception, lies and hypocrisy are now endemic in the great majority of political institutions of this planet.
They are so institutionally ingrained within the established patterns of behavior on display in Westminster, Washington and Warsaw – not to mention Brussels, Berlin and Barcelona – that one can hardly fail to reach the conclusion that the ability to lie convincingly has become the key factor in determining personal advancement within the party-political pyramid.
Much of this deceit is jaw droppingly opaque. To the extent that we are told that white is black, war is peace and slavery is freedom. No exaggeration.
It must surely be apparent by now, that trusting a politician to carry out what he/she promised to do if elected, is as naive as expecting a narcissist to survive without a vanity mirror.
We are being treated to an exhibition in the art of guile and deception every time we confront the realities of ‘the democratic process’ which is supposed to be guiding the affairs of state of the Western World. (more…)