We all have at some moment or other embellished events, slanted an experience to make it look better in the eyes and ears of the listener. These are human weaknesses around honesty and truth. An excess of this behaviour turns ordinary folk into inveterate liars, mendacious creatures and politicians that ultimately willingly scar their own souls at the expense of humanity’s humanity.
When perpetrated on a far vaster canvas, its purpose is for control, power and deception of a magnitude that effects the many. A personal rejigging of experience, life and events comes from a desire to be seen as more than one presently presents.
So too does the grander scale version, yet the effect on far more people traduced into believing these distortions has consequences far more radical, far more pernicious than most conceive. There is no innocence, no honest error of memory, no slip of the tongue. On…
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