Mr. President, it is getting harder and harder to understand and follow up on your hidden agendas. What’s next, the total annihilation of humanity? Except of course for you and all those billionaires, who miraculously will not be affected by the greatest financial depression since 1929. Oh yeah, you will all be partying like if it was 1929, this is how you make your fortune, isn’t it? Whilst the rest of us, fools, will foot the gargantuan bill.
Mr. President, what is the truth now? Was 9/11 planned? Is this financial terror also artificially created by you? Is it true that by your doing, democracy is now dead? Do you still have plans to attack Iran despite the anticipated disastrous consequences?
Is it your intention to bring about the Third World War in order to profit through all those war contracts, and in the long term, reap more profits out of oil contracts by beating Russia to it? Is it true you are willing to sacrifice America and the world, in the pursuit of your own self interests and greed? Conquering the world, controlling it, even if it means the destruction of the United States in the process?
Mr. President, do you really care if the price of oil goes ballistic, if the whole U.S. economy goes bust and if America goes bankrupt? Is it true you helped a great deal in eradicating the middle-class in America, and did nothing if not worsen the fate of those 37 million Americans living in utter poverty?
Is it true that in your country, not only no one can afford health care, but also, no one can afford any kind of justice through your legal system? East Europeans, even in many places in the Third World, people have free access to health care and justice.
You have turned your country, the United States of America, into something worse than a Third World country. What a great President you are. Tell us, tell us your legacy, for all of us, for history! Tell us how brilliantly you succeeded in working for your own interests, the ones of your family and closest advisers. I hope one day, if you do not tell us the truth, we will at least find out. Or have we already found out and somehow it is not reaching anyone?
Mr. President, is it true that electoral ballots are rigged, that those voting machines are easy to manipulate, and elections have been stolen twice, and McCain’s victory is now assured no matter how people vote? Is it true that you might declare a state of emergency before the next elections, and even declare martial law and cancel the elections in order to stay in power?
I cannot believe, whilst the rest of the world is completely clued up about you, that half of America would still wish to vote for the Republicans. Is it true that somehow you even found a way to control not only all the main electoral opinion polls, but all the mass media as well?
Is it possible that nothing we read or watch on TV, is the truth any longer? Is it possible that most key journalists are all now on the payroll of your friends financing your campaigns, and they are the only ones reporting to the masses? Are we so deluded that we think the nation thinks a certain way, vote a certain way, when this is all but a lie?
John McCain, the Republicans, cannot possibly be still popular. Too much has gone through, too much has been said, too much evidence against such corruption at every single level of this society has become known and is now transparent.
Nothing we do makes any sense anymore. Trying to figure out your big plan for a fascist state is not easy, because we have to see through all the lies, read between all the lines, and there is no real resistance against you. We cannot be heard, we cannot get through. We have the facts, we have proof, we write and publish books about it, and yet, somehow, you are still winning, only your own truth reaches us all.
If I was not fighting you, Mr. President, I would be so depressed from the fact that the people have become so powerless to stop you, I would commit suicide. As it stands, I’m still hoping I can make a difference, me, only small me, alone, against such power, the power of corruption, the power of lies, when it comes from the authorities against such a small voice, the voice of millions of people.
Your citizens you are paid to represent, whilst you did everything else but represent them in the last decade. What a traitor you are to your own nation, what traitors are Republicans to their own nation! And don’t kid yourself, it is now common knowledge all over the world.
And the world knows that Democrats are not to be trusted either, they supported you and your hidden agendas all the way. Your supremacy is absolute, and will be ongoing. So much so, we have all lost faith in democracy, in politics, in our institutions. We can no longer trust anyone, and this invites chaos.
Mr. President, is it true that your grandfather helped Hitler rise to power, by financing his campaign, and thereafter his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act? And that the money he made from these dealings helped to establish the Bush family fortune and set up its political dynasty?
Is it true that your great-grandfather was also involved in the armament business during the First World War, and somehow worked towards making it happen in order to profit from it?
Is it true that most of your actual family was involved in the 70s in the Savings and Loan Scandal which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars? And today’s events are just a repeat of this corporate theft on a grand scale, interests that you and your family represent?
Well, now you know why I have doubts about you. You know why I do not trust you, why I am sure you are lying through your teeth. It is a safer bet that the brother, son, grandson or great grandson is doing exactly the same thing his family has always been doing, and the signs are there that you are, as corrupt as all of them. Repeating history, the same schemes to steal as much money as possible from anyone and everyone, insuring your family will always remain somehow in power, in charge of the world, creating chaos. Have you got a deal with John McCain to continue this legacy? It does seem certain.
I wonder how long it will be before your brother becomes the American President, and hence, of the world, so powerful you have made the United States, that it dictates worldwide, without the need for diplomacy. Just listen to the voice of those cannons, of those nuclear warheads, they are heading our way.
But for how long, you have brought about the destruction of your country, as greed and power were far more important to your family, than the health of your own countrymen. How so unpatriotic of you, to turn the multiple millionaires into billionaires, whilst the rest of the country starves to death and has only one solution left, civil war. Something you are in fact encouraging, as it serves your purpose, and you are ready for it. Hoping the financial meltdown might suffice to provoke such a state of affair.
Mr. President, is it true that there are many concentration camps in the U.S. awaiting just this sort of thing, a civil war? Capable of holding thousands of people, equipped with millions of plastic coffins in preparation for the bloodshed of the century? And that this was all planned before hand, as you are the one provoking it, making it happen?
I stopped reading newspapers years ago, because I could not stand reading all those lies coming out of political life, whether I was in Canada, in the United Kingdom, in France or in the United States. As it happens, I have lived in all those countries, and everywhere you had to dig deep indeed to find the real truth behind any headline. And how such other matters of heightened surveillance and destruction of freedom are taken so lightly. Describing in detail the police state and Big Brother state we live in, as if it was a matter of normalcy.
And the rest of the people unaware of it, with statistics telling them that this is what they want and always wanted. Of course, none of us ever wanted any kind of freedom in this life. Your statistics are so blatantly lying, it is ridiculous. No one can ever trust anything coming out of any government, certainly not any kind of statistic or opinion poll, not at this time anyway.
I was tired of lies, of ignorance, of the collaboration everyone seemed eager to give any authority in their pursuit to our unhappiness. It does drain you, if you have a brain to see through all that. You might then wish you were brainless and could go on living in absolute ignorance. Somehow you can’t, as it hits you on the head on every corner street. So in our life, so in our face, all this is. Still, most people are asleep. Or are they? Or is it just the impression the mass media is giving, pretending to?
America is not stupid, America is awake! I feel it might suddenly wake up with no notice, and it will overpower any contingency plan Mr. President might have thought would be sufficient to contain any such revolution.
You cannot contain 300 million people when they demand the head of their President. And it is about time something happen to stop you, Mr. President. It doesn’t matter how many days left you have in office, because from you, we can expect anything at any time, and don’t we know it! The impeachment procedures might be going nowhere, they still went far enough to prove one thing: you are guilty and you deserved to be impeached. If not sued for crimes against humanity, but that may still come in its own time.
The main problem with truth is that we are all obsessed with it and we are ready to sacrifice a lot just to find out any old truth about anything, but most especially about us. On the other hand, the other main problem with truth is that we were all born with this extraordinary ability to lie most of the time. You can see now why the battle between truth and lie has often been mistaken with the battle between good and evil.
It is generally accepted that truth is good, and lie is evil. It must be written in stone in virtually every single bible or religious book on the planet. It is also one of the first things you learn when you are a kid, not to lie or else there will be consequences. And when you are caught lying, I dare say, there are dire consequences.
You might even hear it on your first day in school, it must be a golden rule, if not the most important one of any teacher. Courts of law are all about finding the truth, so much so that the sooner you tell the truth and your trial cracks, the lighter your sentence will be. But waste the people’s money, lying until the very end, and see what happens to you. The law will not forgive you, because then lying becomes almost a bigger crime than whatever else you may have been charged with, be it murder.
As for the government, the police, employers and financial institutions, they have now finally developed extracting the truth out of you to a fine art. I have found that, within the last five years, you could still get away with lying a little bit, but no longer. Not since all those Patriot Acts in the U.S. and Terrorists Laws in the United Kingdom, as those laws are not applicable to so-called terrorists, those laws are all designed and applied to all of us. You might still be blind to this, it won’t be long before you realize it though. Just check out the cases going through the legal system, it will suddenly become all clear.
I nearly lost my job last week because I said I had taken no sick day at work, when in fact I took seven. It wasn’t a lie as it turned out, as at the time that I wrote my second application form, in order to become permanent, I had taken no sick days. And yet, they saw a lie and they were not joking about it. The smallest lie is punishable by utter destruction, you will lose your career, you will lose your house, you will lose your family, you will lose all your benefits, you will lose your freedom to move and travel to other countries, you will lose money, you will end up in Court for fraud or whatever else they can think of.
You are constantly being recorded on every phone call you make, every single e-mail you send, and it doesn’t matter if you were truly genuine about everything, but somehow a little white lie came out of your mouth and they can prove it, you are then finished.
Cameras everywhere, an army of colleagues, friends and bystanders ready to backstab you, as amazing as this may sound, you can no longer get away with doing anything wrong at all, and you better know the law, as ignorance is no defense.
It is a shame really, because lying is second nature to all of us, and to be honest, we should be able to get away with lying a bit, or else it is chaos awaiting us. Politicians lie all the time, and they do pay the price when they are found out (well, sometimes). The police and the prosecution in Court are lying all the time, certainly a lot of white lies, or else they would never get their defendants convicted.
Will your employer, after you have brought them up into a work tribunal, really admit that they have victimized you in some way? Watch them move the Earth with their army of lawyers in order to insure their success. I have heard the worst lies ever coming from management and HR departments, because at the end of the day, the end justifies the means. And this end is to get you sack without pay, as you must always be in the wrong.
If somehow a new drug was invented and no one could lie anymore, or even simple telepathy was now possible after a new technology came to the market, I would very much like to see what kind of world that would be. It is obviously what the government and the police always wanted, a perfect and infallible lie detector.
Dear me, if they could read your mind, you bet this would be turned into law immediately, and you could never ever again get away with anything. Though we’re there already, through other clever ways they came up with, mostly by gaining access to all sorts of databases and linking them all together. Wherever these databases come from, be it innocent companies offering services on the Internet.
I cannot imagine any Court of law declaring such lie detector unlawful. Will the human rights in that context allow us to lie once in a while, even if it is just to make something really bad look a little bit better? No such right to lie will ever be granted to anyone by anyone, and yet, considering that it is second nature to all of us to lie, you would think they would think twice about this, allow for some attenuating circumstances.
But they don’t, they never will, and so, our politicians, our Mr. President, must obey the same rules, they must not lie at any time, and must pay dearly if they do. It does so happen that we can prove that most politicians lie, and so, they must pay, be drastically punished, just like any of us would in any such circumstance.
If one day lies are no longer possible for whatever reason, it will be chaos. Can you imagine if I cheated on my partner a few times and came back home to admit it all in the greatest details? My relationship would be over instantly. Can you imagine me going to work tomorrow morning and tell every single one of my colleagues what I truly think of them, including my boss? They would kick me out the door so fast, I could quite possibly go faster than the speed of light.
It wouldn’t matter though, every single employee would also be kicked out as soon as they finished telling us their true colors and all the things they said behind our back, and all the other backstabbing that we all know goes on daily in every single office on this planet.
If the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Great Britain went on the news tonight to tell us the real truth behind recent events, and what they think personally of everyone else on the planet, we would most likely be declaring the Third World War instantly, and most probably suffer a few civil wars as well in the process.
It is not reasonable to expect the truth from anyone. We know we lie all the time, we know we can expect people to lie all the time. And now it has become a game of digging out the truth until people get caught, and then we can create scandals all over it, destroy careers, plans, schemes, families, companies, economies, everything! Such a Big Brother state is not worth it at any rate, because then we are all guilty, we are all criminals, every single one of us!
Who would want to live anyway in a world where no one would be lying? How boring would that be? There would be no need for us to worry about anything, any problem would be confronted on the spot, we would always know exactly what everyone think of us. There would be no more mysteries to uncover, truth to find, people to destroy.
We could stop worrying sick about what we think people think of us, the anger inside because once again someone lied about us would disappear. We could actually live much better lives, happy in all, assuming of course that somehow our nature would change as a consequence of everyone knowing everything about everything.
Would you not feel better now that you have told the truth? How many times have you heard that, and thought no, I won’t feel better, but somehow admit that yes you feel better about it. When you see the direct consequences of telling any truth, you certainly can only regret it. Let’s keep the pretence, let’s save face, why not add another lie on top of it all?
It is very simple, if you can no longer get away with lying, then perhaps you will change, maybe you will never lie again, maybe the whole humanity will stop lying overnight. Is it the case though? No, we’re all still lying, I cannot see this ending any time soon. The fact that we no longer get away with it, just causes more trauma and destruction along the way, makes this existence impossible to everyone.
And one day, maybe, we will finally get the message, all of us, the whole world, we will never lie again. That would be the day that any form of authority, and even your loved ones, will have total control over you, over your thoughts, over your mind, everything. You might then call it mind control.
Will ensue the inside struggle to keep happy when you actually are quite depressed, keep thinking positive whilst your dark thoughts could actually annihilate a few small countries. And whatever you do, perhaps you will be better off not thinking and not talking at all, stop living altogether. And it all starts with this obsession with the truth, when you can only expect lies from your fellow citizens, your politicians, and even from Mr. President and Mr. Prime Minister.
Often we only lie to protect the people we love. Sometimes we lie for a bit of freedom, I don’t know, getting off work 10 minutes earlier, or get an extra 10 pounds or something, or an extra 100,000 pounds. Well, in that case you are going too far, greed takes over, and then I understand that some punishment is in order. But for most of it, lies are just a way to gain a little bit more freedom, happiness, or make an already unbearable situation just a little bit more bearable. Nothing threatening, nothing really to worry about, when considering the other side of the coin, the police state, the Big Brother state, the nightmare of such an existence.
If there is truly one thing every parents should teach their kids, or teachers their pupils on the first day in school, is not that they should not lie, but that we are human beings, we cannot change our nature. Everyone lies, and if you do not lie yourself, they will manipulate you so fast in your life, they will have you for breakfast. So watch out!
Yes, better learn to lie convincingly as soon as possible, learn to distinguish between lies and truths whenever anyone speaks to you, be it from any form of authority, as they lie all the time but expect only the truth from everyone else. And good luck with your life.
In any circumstance, never expect the truth, or at least all the truth, and you will be better off not to become obsessed by it. Be happy, somehow, with all these lies you are being fed on a daily basis by everyone you will ever encounter. And most importantly, never lie yourself, as you can no longer get away with it. But how could you achieve such a feat. Then, be ready for the consequences.
After all, it is only human nature to lie all the time. Isn’t this right, Mr. President?
October 6, 2008 This article is an excerpt of the book “Destructivism, The Path to Self-Destruction”, written by Roland Michel Tremblay. It is available online for free on his website, it also contains all his previous political articles: http://www.themarginal.com/destructivism.htm Roland Michel Tremblay is an author with six books published in France. He is a French-Canadian born in 1972 who has been living in London UK for 15 years. He can be contacted at this e-mail address: email@example.com