If you're going to lie, make it a whopper

1/27/2007 04:07:00 am / The truth was spoken by Rich /

"The British prisons are almost empty and we are not sending convicted paedophiles back into society where they could conceivably, be abusing our children as we speak"

Conspiracy theorists often suggest the moon landings were filmed somewhere in the Nevada desert in order to con the Russian commy som'bitches and win the space race. How though, people ask, could they possibly get away with such an audacious lie? Surely it must have happened? You can't con the entire world can you? The average conspiracy theorist will tell you that the bigger the lie, the more people will believe it precisely because it's unbelievable.

I think things have gotten so bad for the Government (see John Reids prison debacle for their latest crisis) that this approach is now their last resort. A Hail Mary strategy based pure and simply on presenting us with indecipherable untangleable Gordian knot style whopping great bare faced lies involving, if need be, genies, dragons and Darleks in order to get us off their backs and it might just work. It's certainly got more chance of saving their jobs than telling the truth and if Mr Bl**r wants a legacy other than his search for a legacy then it's time to go for broke.

Granted, Bl**rs WMD lies were pretty convincing, many of us bought them hook line and sinker. But his mistake was trying to provide evidence. The best lies, the real beauties that religions rely on and more recently Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf, the Iraqi information minister relied on, require no evidence. If you provide evidence, they can be researched and dispelled.

Much better to just declare something as fact and do it unflinchingly. If you say something enough times and with enough authority it's incredible what people will buy into. How else do you account for the success of the Beckhams?


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