Why Not Just Be Honest … At First?!?

Happy Friday, Y’all!  It’s that time of the week again!!  How are you holding up?  Well, I hope!!  So, spread some goodness with a confident TGIF!!  Coolness!

In case you haven’t noticed, we live in a world contaminated with deceit and deception, often just plain old lies!!  Some folks never grow out of it … lying!  It has become a viable political tool as well as a true destroyer of even the best of people.  Some folks have no shame and will spin one right in your face (or cyberspace) and damn near dare you to challenge their lie(s). Wow!  What a waste of a human life!!

Each time I even THINK about what happened at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, my heart re-bleeds for the horrors of those families who lost precious cargo in that horrific massacre.  The law enforcement agencies immediately spun lies to the community, even as the demented gunman entered the school.  One opportunity after another was missed to stop the assassin.  Then, lies were spun by law enforcement as their failures were compounded and visible for all to SEE!!  What a shame!!  What a disgrace!!  And then to continue to lie about it too and through one investigation after another!!?  Why not just be honest … at first?!?  Is there some shame in being honest nowadays?!  Some folks act like it.  That’s the main reason that I try to keep my circle of friends small and close!!  It’s hard to trust people … even one’s own family members!!

Last night I took in another one of the January 6th Committee Hearings.  It is incredible to see how many lies came (and continue to come) out of the former president’s mouth.  So many phrases come to mind whenever he moves his mouth!!!  The sad thing is that now … more than ever … people embrace these lies … ANY LIE!  It’s like people want to be lied to for some reason.  These circles of “liars” are intolerable and of course, should be ashamed of themselves.  But they are not!!  This habit of lying and then trying to one-up “your neighbor” is completely classless!  Nobody knows what anybody really means and everyone’s mouth is just moving … it’s not even important to some people!  They just keep going even though it has been brought to “their” attention that it is not true!!  What can one hope to accomplish with a person who doesn’t even care if what they are saying about YOU (or another) is true?!?

Some folks swear that they know everything about everybody and the truth is that they know nothing about themselves … in particular why they lie so much!  For some, it seems like a disease!  Then, of course, we have the “know-it-alls” who haven’t done any research … not one photo nor video to support their deceit!  And then that same “Jane” turns around and repeats the same lie!  As one witness commented on the Insurrectionists: “They got out there and defaced the Capitol … all because of a lie!”

Clean up your act … then clean up your life!  Don’t ruin other people’s lives with your lies!  Keep it classy!!


John I. Cook, Director

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