October 3, 2008

The Consequences of Crying Wolf

Back when I lived in Kansas City and worked for a living, one of my clients [a 6-year-old girl] had a problem: she lied. It didn't matter what she was saying, the way to tell she was lying was simple: if her mouth was moving, it was a pretty good bet that whatever was coming out of it was false.
Sound familiar?

I told her the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf in order to try to get the concept across that, if your words can't be trusted-- your word can't be trusted. She just didn't get it.

I don't know if anyone ever sat down with G.W. and said, 'Georgie, you can say the Wolf is coming-- when it isn't --once too often; then, when it does come, no one will listen to you.'
If anyone did do that-- perhaps, like my client, he just didn't listen or didn't get it.
So, here we are.
The folks who claim to know what's going on right now say the bail-out is necessary. No matter how bitter the pill, if we want to continue having anything close to the way of life we have enjoyed for 64 years or so, we have to swallow it.
I don't know if that's true or not. What I DO know is that, because the proposed solution has Bush43's fingerprints on it and because HE is the one who is telling us we're facing a crisis-- no one out here in the hinterlands is taking it all that seriously.

And, who can blame us?


Distributorcap said...

they lie so often they dont even keep them straight anymore

and Palin - the worst liar of them all

two crows said...

but, but, but-- **spluttering** --
we HAVE to believe her! she's the only
one who can save us!
she can see Russia from her house!