We feel offended when being lied to because it creates the impression that we are not worth the truth. Truth, though it hurts a lot of times, is what we want so as to end the wandering of our thoughts in the wilderness of uncertainty, confusion, and doubt. In any of these conditions, there seems to be an endless flow of information intended to resolve our problems. Unfortunately, not all of them are trustworthy for their sources are basically “ego-massagers” who thrive in manipulative schemes that draw us away from the “real score” and feed into our minds a bunch of lies to make us feel good. More unfortunate, though, is the fact that many of us really feel good and have no intent in abandoning the lies even when presented the truth. With this kind of dogmatism, who needs the truth?
Lying is on every level and facet of human existence: from the individual to the social, from local to global, in the spheres of economics and culture but more rampant in politics and religion. Having this in mind is like swallowing hook, line, and sinker the notion that the world is ruled by the liars’ lying and lies. We are engulfed within a network shaped and sustained by a conspiracy of lies. In a system like this, truth-seekers and truth-tellers are easily dismissed as unfit and abnormal. They are ridiculed, booed, heckled and jeered at because they don’t toe the “normal” line, so to speak.
II. Destructive and Non-Destructive Lies
But let’s start off with the most fundamental on the individual and social levels. Lying here may indubitably be rampant in both destructive (i.e., intended to destroy the person of a human being) and non-destructive (i.e., not a serious threat to destroy the person of a human being) manners. In many instances, the non-destructive ones are generally taken lightly and apparently intended as jokes that could easily be forgotten in the passing of time. This point doesn’t, however, condone lying for deep down its roots, it distorts the truth even in its simplest and seemingly insignificant configuration and may thus be construed as immoral in the final analysis.
Destructive lies, as its modifier obviously denotes, are disastrous. “These are lies sustained and in turn further strengthen the clout of malevolent forces in human interaction. Their sole intent is to wreck relationships, mess up circumstances, obliterate plans and ruin people. These are the lies that originally and unilaterally conditioned our minds to think across the board that all lies are immoral.” (1)
III. Lies in the Corridors of Power: When Religion Intersects with Politics
The most devastating variety of lies is concocted in the corridors of power (2), both political and religious. In fact, in many serious instances, it emanates and solidifies at a certain point where the political and the religious intersect. This intersection is actually the foundation of what is known in contemporary geopolitical consideration, “The New World Order.” But before we get into the nitty-gritty of this conspiracy, let’s focus first on the lies that originate from the fundamentalist evangelical-pentecostal-charismatic variety of the Christian religion.
Most of the denominations under this classification are perpetrators of the lies of miraculous healing and prosperity gospel (e.g., Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Pat Robertson, Gordon Lindsay, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, John Hagee, Ernest Angley, Joyce Meyer, Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, et al). These are the same leaders of denominations that promote the supreme lie of Zionism which is characterized by the belief in another classic lie of “Jesus Christ’s Second Coming”. The latter lie is literally taken by these charlatans to occur when the lie of the Jewish people’s return to “God’s promised land” called “Israel” (which in reality is the land in the Middle East called Palestine) is finally effected.
The lie of Zionism which favors the establishment of “the state of Israel” is basically a fundamentalist Christian lie. However, Jews, in general, don’t believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah, much less in the latter’s “second coming.” But Christian Zionism has strongly and solidly supported the lie of the Jews’ return to “the promised land”. In the course of time, Zionism has been officially adopted by the Jews themselves as a viable political platform which has become a powerful lie to claim Palestine as “the real Israel”. Now that Zionist Jews are trying to strengthen the lie that Palestine is actually “Israel,” massive violation of the Palestinians’ human rights that commonly results in the loss of precious human lives and destruction of properties has been going on for years on a daily basis in Gaza Strip.
The catastrophic consequences of this stupendous Zionist lie are further reinforced by the lie that the violent retaliation of the Palestinians against the abusive treatment of Zionist “Israelis” towards them is pure and simple anti-Semitism. The truth is, being against Zionist “Israel” is not anti-Semitism because the “Israel” that now occupies Palestine is not Semitic on the basis of Biblical genealogy. Arabs–which include Palestinians–are Semitic but not “Israel” whose origin was the ancient Khazarians of Central Asia who converted to Judaism for convenience. In this connection, even their claimed Semitic origin is a lie and their monstrous abuses against the Palestinians is in the truest sense of the term, anti-Semitism.
The whole gamut of this disastrous enterprise has been politicized as it is fully sustained, encouraged and fortified by the US government by way of financial and logistical support under the direction of the “Deep State,” (3) a shadow government more powerful than the legitimate US government and composed of big industry magnates with close Zionist ties. This is the intersecting point where Christian Zionism, Zionist Israel, the US government and its Deep State puppeteers converge.
IV. The Supreme Global Hegemonic Power that has Ruined the World through the Enormous Perpetration of Utter Lies
The US imperialist power is not only the sustaining power behind the arrogant posturing of “Israel” in the Middle East. As a co-creator of the massive Greater Israel Project (4), the US government which takes its cue and direction from the Deep State is the destructive power behind the ruins of Libya, Iraq, and Syria. The destruction of Iraq was grounded on an unabashed lie that Saddam Hussein had developed and stored weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in preparation for a wide-scale attack on western countries. It was later confirmed by reliable investigators that there were actually no WMDs stored somewhere in Iraq. A similar brass-necked lie was used to wreak havoc in Libya and later in Syria.
Now, the US government has spearheaded a horrendous lie in its destabilization campaign in Venezuela to topple the government of Nicolas Maduro who like his predecessor, the legendary Hugo Chavez, has never capitulated to the whims and wishes of the US global hegemony to take control of Venezuela’s enormous petroleum reserves considered as the biggest in the world.
The lies will continue and lying will further be used as a geopolitical platform to advance and achieve the grand agenda of the US hegemonic power all over the world. What is really so pathetic in this entire state of affairs is the passive obedience of western European allies despite the fact that they perfectly know the truth. Perhaps, it is the common economic interests forged between the US and western Europe that the latter unabatingly protects even to the point of putting up with the former’s inexorable lying.
(1) From: “The Value (or Transvaluation) of Lies” https://ruelfpepa.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-value-or-transvaluation-of-lies/
(2) With apologies to C. P. Snow in whose novel Homecomings (published in 1956) the term “corridors of power” was first used.
(3) Cf. “Securitization, Dual State and US-European Geopolitical Divide or The Use of Terrorism to Construct World Order” by Ola Tunander file:///C:/Users/ruelf/Documents/Ola%20Tunander_The_Use_of_Terrorism_to_Construct_World_Order.pdf
(4) “The Greater Israel Project” Explained by Ken O’Keefe https://vimeo.com/147397544
(c) Ruel F. Pepa, 26 March 2019