With apologies to James Goldman: Of course he lies. He always lies. They all lie. It’s 2009 and they’re politicians. ... "You lie!" is almost never a false allegation when directed at a state functionary, at least if that state functionary’s lips are moving. And how could it be any other way? The state is built on a foundation of falsehood -- "you need us!" -- and like all falsehoods, that one requires a cascade, an eternal torrent, of additional lies ("Market failure!" "No new taxes!" "A war to end all wars!") to constantly reinforce it and keep it from falling apart.
Monday, September 14, 2009
From my latest at the Center for a Stateless Society:
Posted by Thomas Knapp at 9:11 AM