The truth is simple and plain. It takes skill, practice and dedication to become a liar. Especially a liar who believes his own lies. It takes the lubrication of acronyms, jargon and airy thinking to make for a solid lie. And all across America, lying is a growth industry, a boom market, a financial windfall.
Who is Fred Kinnan? He said, “I know what I’m talking about. That’s because I never went to college.”
“Stop kidding yourself,” said Kinnan. “The country? If there aren’t any principles any more… if there aren’t any rules to this game and it’s only a question of who robs whom — then I’ve got more votes than the bunch of you, there are more workers than employers, and don’t you forget it, boys!
Only I’m not going to say that I’m working for the welfare of my public, because I know I’m not. I know that I’m delivering the poor bastards into slavery, and that’s all there is to it. And they know it, too. But they know that I’ll have to throw them a crumb once in a while, if I want to keep my racket, while with the rest of you they wouldn’t have a chance in hell. So that’s why, if they’ve got to be under a whip, they’d rather I held it, not you — you drooling, tear-jerking, mealy-mouthed bastards of the public welfare!”
Who is Dr. Thomas Hendricks? He said, :”I have often wondered at the smugness with which people assert their right to enslave me, to control my work, to force my will, to violate my conscience, to stifle my mind—yet what is it that they expect to depend on, when they lie on an operating table under my hands? Their moral code has taught them to believe that it is safe to rely on the virtue of their victims. Well, that is the virtue I have withdrawn. <b>Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce.</b> Let them discover, in their operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man whose life they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it—and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn’t.” :
Every religion that sets out to lie, creates its own words, its own jargon and aphorisms, its own symbols and a’s. Hitler’s thinkers created words from the first syllable of a string of words – NaZi, GeStaPo, etc. It’s a clever method to create synthetic words; Orwell recognized it. We could state “CPC+ and an MSSP ACO” as comprica and a medshasap accaro. It doesn’t matter what sort of soft poison phrases we generate to manage the underlying lie.
There are very few people who, like Fred Kinnan, who are honest enough to openly lie. That’s why the jargon, the acronyms, the bureaucratese, the Amtssprache.