Tuesday, September 21, 2021

What are the lies for?

 "So what are the lies for, if not to persuade? They are meant to give the already-convinced – the Democratic rank-and-file voter – their ready-made excuses for not paying attention to whatever objections the right may make or point out. The Democratic voter can shrug off any concerns they themselves may have, too, in a shallow and facile way. They also give the many pundits on the left their talking points, and if the talking heads on TV and the columnists hammer them home enough, the repetition makes the lies sound more like truths. After all, if all these smart people agree, who is the listener to differ?"



John Wilder said...

Excellent quote. And the pictures show up now!

heresolong said...

Thanks. Laboriously inserting them one by one after downloading them from Google Drive. Sigh. Technology was supposed to make things easier, wasn't it?