Sunday, June 6, 2010
Who has never told a lie in their life? I would say that the answer to that question is, undoubtably, NOBODY. Even if a man or a woman states truthfully that they have never exaggerated the details or distorted the facts or even told a white lie as an adult, it would be impossible to think that anyone could say that as a child there wasn't an innocent fib or two told by them to avoid a smack on the bottom or a dressing down by Dad or Mum.
Lately there has been a lot said by the Rudd government about Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott's, admission that sometimes public figures will deliver information that may not be accurate in the heat of a debate or question time, instead of appearing as if they do not have a hold of all the information that they are unrealistically expected to know at the drop of a hat.
In fact, it is one of the failings of our political reporters is to believe that any politician is across every detail of any subject asked of them at a doorstop interview. This is why politicians need to take advice from those employed to supply them with the information needed to make the judgements that they need to govern wisely. This has always been the case in any functioning system.
It is however not as easy to forgive a politician who hasn't just forgotten a portfolio detail than when that politician has consciously told a untruth to obtain personal gain. In the case of our current Prime Minister, here we have a man who is beyond telling the odd unconfirmed fact so as to not look stupid but rather spouts deliberate porky pies as a matter of course.
This folks is known as "Pathological Deception". I believe that Kevin Rudd is not only lying to us all but he is also deluding and lying to himself on a daily basis. I believe that the ultimate power that he has managed to obtain through deception has driven him to subconsciously believe that he is in no way doing wrong.
I would like to draw your attention to another well researched article on this very subject by the renowned journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Bolt. Here he has listed the publicly known lies that have taken Kevin Rudd from the trappings of a Queensland public office to the Lodge in Canberra and I am sure in his mind, eventually to a seat at the New World Order United Nations.
Posted by JR at 9:58 AM