Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Lies for fun and for torture.

Here is a quote from "10 Things I Hate About You":
Kat Stratford: I still maintain that he kicked himself in the balls.
This is a lie.

More than that, it's a lie so flagrant, so obvious, that the speaker can't think it will be believed. The underlying message here has nothing to do with truth or the lie itself. It's a complete disregard for the listener. A lie like that says, "I refuse to have an honest discussion."

With that in mind, I bring you another quote, this time from President Bush:
We do not torture.
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