One-Liner Wednesday — Lies and Truth

Truth and Lies“A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”

Edgar J. Mohn

It’s very true these days, with Twitter and the always on, 24×7 internet, that lies have speed. I used to think, as did Edgar J. Mohn, (whoever he is — I looked him up but, other than this quote, not much is known about him), that truth will endure. But Adolf Hitler was the first to express the notion that…

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

This is a philosophy that Donald Trump has embraced “bigly,” as he tells big lie after big lie and his rabid supporters buy into his every word and believe every lie he tells.


Written for today’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

8 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Lies and Truth

  1. annieasksyou August 19, 2020 / 8:43 am

    You seem to have picked up your own speed in the blockhead Dept. I’m encouraged and will tackle this new effort today.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango August 19, 2020 / 11:55 am

      I wrote this post using the Classic editor in the wp-admin dashboard, not with the dreaded Block editor.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. tiredhamster August 19, 2020 / 2:46 pm

    While I generally agree that the truth endures, unfortunately, lies can also have a long shelf-life, sometimes so that they too become “the truth.”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 August 22, 2020 / 7:16 pm

    I really like that first quote; speed vs endurance. Endurance will usually win.

    Like

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