Haven't seen one of those yellow bracelets yet. I'm sure they're coming. We should all wear both of them as we are all both of them, for to LIVE is to LIE.
I'm not suggesting that any of you have lied on that grand scale but true lies are told every day, everywhere. Matters of the heart, sport or state. Did you or didn't you? We just finished the debate cycle and even the HuffPost on-air reporters (quite a lively bunch BTW -- who needs a network when you have laptop news?) talked about obfuscation and avoidance and outright lies.
The candidates themselves talked about "that's a lie" and "look it up." Look it up where?
Wikipedia? Really? I like PolitiFact.com with their "Liar, liar pants on fire" thermometer of truthfulness. Where else can you get the truth? "You can't handle the truth!" Thanks Tom, Jack, Rob and Aaron.
Can any of us handle the truth? From the beginning of recorded time people have lied, betrayed loved ones and thrown people under the bus, even if the bus' wheels were made of stone, just to save the fiction of their story. Would any of us lie to save our skin, family, home, career, election or jersey? Are our heroes really who we think they are or are they a fiction? If they are human, they are flawed and inherently apt to manipulate the truth to get something.
Our elected officials are just that. Elected people with lives and lies and truths and secrets. Be careful with your Twitter pocket full of stones. All our houses are glass, transparent and fragile.
I'm sorry that our supermen and women have proven to be just people -- regular people; and yes, if someone trades on their cape and then is proven to have not earned it then they should have it removed.
But look at yourself and remember what Twain said... "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
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