Monday, February 20, 2017

"A Man Who Lies To Himself And Believes His Own Lies..." Fyodor Dostoevsky

Don't Dismiss Trump's Attacks On The Media As Mere Stupidity

There are two ways of lying, as there are two ways of deceiving customers. If the scale registers 15 ounces, you can say: "It's a pound." Your lie will remain relative to an invariable measure of the true. If customers check it, they can see that they are being robbed, and you know by how much you are robbing them: a truth remains as a judge between you. But if the demon induces you to tamper with the scale itself, it is the criterion of the true which is denatured, there is no longer any possible control. And little by little you will forget that you are cheating.    

"There Are Two Ways Of Lying..." Denis De Rougemont And Donald Trump

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