The Painful Truth About Lies

Sure the old phraseology takes a bit of getting used to, but a bit of pondering and the meaning is crystal clear. So the next time the a politician, or the popular media makes a statement that is clearly false – you won’t need to wonder why they do such things.

“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it,” wrote Jonathan Swift, “so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect.”

Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish[1] satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.[2]

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