“The broad mass of a nation will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one”
Appearances can be deceiving.
What can appear on the surface to be one thing, often turns out to be the complete opposite of what you expect, and in times of almost universal deceit – it is a foolish person who accepts anything on face value alone.
That may appear at first to be a somewhat cynical point of view, and once I would have agreed, but experience has long ago taught me that looking beyond what is presented, will not only give a more complete picture, but may also reveal things that may not immediately be obvious.
This is important, because it may not only mean that complications further down the line would be avoided, as you may be seen as being fully supportive of said person or cause when, or if, any ulterior motives are revealed.
Also, having a more complete picture at the beginning, would mean any original decision would have been reached after looking at all the information to hand, thus avoiding any nasty surprises later.
I have witnessed this lately within the so-called ‘Truth’ movement, where many theories have been presented, on the Internet especially, which are becoming increasingly popular, despite the very noticeable absence of any evidence ever being presented.
In this current climate of uncertainty, people are ever more desperate for the truth, which has effectively led to an influx of those who not only cover up the truth, but also add a whole new layer of lies.