The truth makes us free

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The best way of denying the truth is to calmly affirm the contrary. A tiny fib is immediately discovered, but a massive whopping lie, declared in a sombre tone with a booming voice is really believable.
If it is then discovered, it’s sufficient to deny it and accuse the others of factiousness.

And the citizen will believe that you, the professional liar, are really a good person. In fact we cannot even think that it’s possible to lie in such a grand way and get away with it.

In Italy bare-face denial of the truth is part of the professional toolkit of managers and politicians.

I’ll give you some examples, and if you want to provide others, then please feel free to do so.

Have you seen the advertisements for Capitalia? Two armies are facing up to each other in battle and a moment before the massacre happens, there’s a sound and a light. It’s Geronzi. They all become good people, thanks to the leading Italian Bank for financing the exportation of arms. What a marvel.

So that the country disintegrates, the devolution law is passed in the Lower Chamber, thanks to the nationalist votes of the AN. On this occasion the AN parliamentarians are led by the employee La Russa and are all sporting charming three-colour handkerchiefs (like the Italian flag). Who knows what their electors are thinking.

From the beginning of the year, Telecom Italia has lost 19.5% on the stock market following their merge with Tim. They have debts of 45,000,000,000 Euro. But they are graced by so many blessings and honours and are asked to give interviews explaining the main schemes for the future of the country.

In comparison to them, Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda was merely a baby.

But I continue to think that it is immoral to lie, and that it is particularly serious for those holding public office.

When everyone thinks like that, things will change.

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 09:48 AM in | Comments (3)
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look here in the USA.
One big lie hurts thousen people american citizen,iraki ,Italian,english and more.
For sure the one who talk a lot didn't been hurt ,not even a scrach.
fiorenzo

Posted by: fiorenzo borghi | October 23, 2005 06:58 PM


People should not be afraid of telling the truth either.
They say that the truth hurts, but it isn't so. What hurts the most is to lie: there's no good in a lie.
Peace xxx

Posted by: Rosie Trenta | October 23, 2005 05:45 PM


Here I am again to remind everyone to post a comment.
As usual I read your blog both in Italian and English.
Go ahead, Beppe.
I do think it's immoral to lie.
I'm with you :)

Posted by: Federica Fiore | October 23, 2005 03:36 PM


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