Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Reflections on the Lie

Franklin Roosevelt demonstrated his idealism:
"Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth."
Lenin demonstrated that Communism and Democratic Capitalism have a lot in common:
"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."
While the real wisdom of the lie echoes through the ages from Plato:
"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."
Those engaged in the relentless "spin" in what passes for political dialogue these days would do well to contemplate the words of Plato.

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