Is truth bad for your health?
Find me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll suggest to you that you’ve found a liar. To err is human it is said and it is a truism proven beyond doubt.
Of course it is often very convenient to claim an error has been made by persons unknown. That way you can state with a small sense of reduced honesty…that it wasn’t my fault but the fault of someone else, usually unnamed.
ACC did it and have done it for years, when a doctor fails to give them the answer they want they find another doctor who will, and pay him accordingly. Why they thought they wouldn’t be caught out is beyond intelligent reasoning.
Leaking homes is another area where blame was allocated to cowboy builders where in fact the blame lay clearly and obviously with the removing and lowering of the standards permitted by law. And that was the work of the government, and it has cost, and is still costing billions to fix.
But the damage has been done. Bank’s is finished his political career over, his party ACT has all but disappeared from the political scene. Roger Douglas, Don Brash have been dispatched to the scrap heap, but the reality is that their insane and racist dream has been picked up by National. These failed concepts have been picked by Steven Joyce and Bill English and Paula Bennett who spin half truths about their value. Once again this is official lying on a massive scale. Banks rarely appears in Parliament but still picks up his two hundred thousand dollar salary.
The PM has received another kick in the butt over the handling of the Kim Dotcom saga, his natural inclination to please the country that made him rich [USA] has led him into a sea of half truths that are now showing what he really is best suited for, a salesman, and ex Wall Street hack who got out at the right time before Wall Street was shown to be a bunch of crap artists who grew fat by bankrupting people and even nations.
So it would seem that truth is bad for your health especially your political health. So it is correct to assume that lying is good for politicians health, based on the above it would appear that the evidence of the last three or four years that lying is better than honesty. We need to remember that our leadership only gets away with this self-centered behaviour because we allow them to.
These words from Albert Einstein say it all…