“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” ~ George Orwell
As with most societal dynamics, there are various approaches and thought-processes we can employ to help us make sense of the unpredictable nonsense that constitutes today’s politics and corporate spin.
There are four forms of political lies.
Those involved in politics – the politicians, reporters and corporate lobbyists – are constantly lying. We all know it, we just don’t all appreciate the scope of it. Of course, there is outright lying which might be done in any number of ways, including complete conjuration and outright elimination of important information. However corporate heads, politicians and their faithful media normally prefer more nuanced presentations to their lies — so it pays to understand just how they go about it.
Four Forms of Political Lies
There are four basic types of political lies, which immediately correlate to the four basic forms of arithmetic.