Lying

To a quite unwreckable Lie,
To a most impeccable Lie!
To a water-tight, fire-proof, angle-iron, sunk-hinge, time-lock, steel-faced Lie!
Not a private hansom Lie,
But a pair-and-brougham Lie,
Not a little-place-at-Tooting, but a country-house-with-shooting
And a ring-fence-deer-park Lie.
—-Kipling

Jul 122019
 

The more obvious the truth, the more severely its utterance is punished.

Jun 282019
 

For those who flatter us we have many nasty names, but never liar.

Jun 242019
 

The idea that smoke implies fire cannot survive a professional class of industrious smoke merchants.

May 292019
 

Group differences never reflect on the individual, only the other members of the group.

May 282019
 

The in-group and out-group are praised and blamed by the same people for exactly the same policies, and the bulk of American political commentary consists of party flacks pointing this out about the flacks of the other party.

May 242019
 

Pay special regard to the most obvious, most widely disseminated, most often repeated nonsense — it is the loyalty test.

Apr 152019
 

When addressed “with all due respect”, duck.

Mar 222019
 

To be wrongfully accused of an illness is far more serious than to be wrongfully accused of a crime.

Mar 052019
 

It is dishonest to make a special point of not lying.

Mar 042019
 

Inversion marches under the banner of Equality.