Lyin' ain't easy...
I used to get paid to lie for a living... Saying things like:
"Yes, mam... The fish is delicious"
"The best sausages this side of the bombays!!"
"This investment account is the best way to protect your savings!"
Was I lying - damn right I was... And I knew it. But, they paid me, so that made it alright. And that's the thing... Lying for free - well that's terrible. But lying for money, well, that's a valuable skill that can make you very rich.
If you disagree, then look at all the great jobs you can get as a professional liar:
Tobacco Company Executive
Communications Director in Trump's White House
You can be paid well, and be respected in Society - doesn't that say something about our society? Doesn't that explain the state of the world today?
Climate Change, War, Poverty - somewhere, someone is getting paid big dollars to make sure those things happen, all while saying "I'm just paying the mortgage". The Yuppie Nuremberg Defense (Google it).
What can we do about it? Well... Liars gonna lie - let's not give them any respect, when you hear a lie - laugh. Because your laughter at these ridiculous statements will rob them of any seriousness. And when you get to know who the liars are - turn off your tv when you see them, turn your back don't give them any oxygen.
Now, yes. We could talk about post-modernism and perspectivism rendering truth subjective but I think you know what I'm talking about.
Liars only gonna lie - if we let them...