We’re used to hearing promises from politicians and knowing they are lying. Now it seems that lying has become the default position for everyone in public office. They don’t even try to twist existing truths any more. They just make it all up.
The Australian black market for tobacco is increasing, as Dick Puddlecote notes and the Healthists are simply pretending it isn’t happening. In denial of the published figures they pretend that plain packs and tax hikes are not increasing black market sales. And there are people who believe this!
A post on Nourishing Obscurity starts with the report of Nigel Farage slating the stalwarts of TV, Dr. Who and Strictly Come Something-or-other. I only ever watch one of those. It turned out, in the comments, that N.O. was duped by a lie. Nigel Farage didn’t actually say those things. It didn’t stop the Press claiming he did. When the news is lies, what then? If a politician lies and it’s reported by a lying press, could it come out as truth? More likely the end result will so utterly bizarre that even a Class 1 Drone would have trouble believing it.
They will though. As I have been proving for years, they can be induced to believe absolutely anything.
People also believe the Green Men when they fabricate their stories, but once in a while they get caught out.
Maybe twice in a while (h/t Nourishing Obscurity, the post referenced earlier.)
Now the Salties are firing up again. Six thousand imaginary deaths because of the Government’s refusal to pander to their ever-decreasing salt level demands. Labour, naturally, promise to restore the waste of public money they previously gave to these nannying idiots. Resistance is futile. You will be desalinated.
How do so many people fall for this rubbish? Even when it’s patently rubbish, even when it is clearly and comprehensively proven to be rubbish, they still believe it.
Second hand smoke – okay, I could convince anyone that was real. But second hand alcohol? Second hand obesity? Third hand smoke that’s deadlier than actual smoke and can pass througfh solid walls? I’d struggle with those.
Yet the healthists manage to convince so many – even when it’s been proved to be utter nonsense!
I am being outclassed here. Must try harder.