by: Mychal Massie
There is an absolute that can be denied but cannot be refuted, and that is the only reason a person tries to hide something is because they have something to hide. They may be able to convince themselves to the contrary but that is simply emblematic of their attempt to deceive.
Pursuant to that fact, my friend made an astute observation recently as we discussed the dynamics of a particular person who epitomizes same. My friend said, “If you couldn’t trust them before, why would you ever trust them now?” My response was that I didn’t trust them, but I was fascinated by their varied attempts (read lies) to persuade me that my initial observations were wrong. Which brings me to my point.
I’ve written extensively over the past several weeks that we, the voters, need to be vigilant and suspicious of the current political atmosphere. I’m laboring on this point because I’m afraid that just as a dog returns to its vomit, and just as people reinvolve themselves in situations/relationships they know beyond any shadow of doubt to be destructive, such is the great danger in upcoming months.
What am I talking about? I’m talking about a demagogic, political zeitgeist entrenching itself around the central nervous system of the Republican Party in such a way that any pretense of there being a difference between it and the Democrat Party is merely coincidental.