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Sunday, February 16, 2014

LIES...


"It is one thing to lie. It is another to know the truth but spawn even more lies to buy time because so many of those you oppress rightly refuse to lose memory of your "forked tongue" as they find their Way and discard yours. I call it impacted lies, the telling of more and more lies based on defending the uncorrected originals. 

When you have told so many lies on top of each other over the centuries that telling the truth about one of your early, foundational lies would unravel all the lies that have been defensively piled on top of it, thus exposing you for what you truly are, you have no choice but to continue to lie. 

When your ability to maintain your privilege and control over others' reality is based on the lies about what you are and who they are, you cannot tell the truth. So, we must question, "At what point do you begin to believe the truth of liars?"

 If I have lied to you for hundreds of years, when do you start to believe that I am telling you the truth – when I again place my hand on a holy book? when I again swear on my mother's grave? when I again cross my heart and hope to die? when I again say look in my eyes? when I again write it in a contract? 

Unless you have never stopped hoping that I would stop lying, you have to question when western or westernized tongues impart lies as truth. If I have lied to you for twenty, fifty, or hundreds or thousands of years, will you ever believe me? I should hope not."

Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti
Nyansasem: A Calendar of Revolutionary Daily Thoughts

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