April 24th, 2012


You don't need good liars or good lies. You just need good believers.

If you think about it, our political, corporate and religious leaders are terrible liars.  Their lies are ill-crafted, illogical, unbelievable fabrications that no one would accept as truth if they even thought about it for a minute---forget actually verifying anything.  But that's OK.  We are such consumate and accomplished believers of just damn near anything that the more implausible something is, the more likely we are to swallow it whole without even looking at it.

Rush Limbaugh has what?  Ten?  Twenty?  Thirty million people eating out of his ass every day?  It's not that he's such a good liar; it's that we're such good believers.