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Monday, December 09, 2013
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Lie? That is lie!
Whatever happened to the truth? Everyone seems to feel that improvising on the spot is acceptable. Say anything you want and make a lame excuse to correct a lie later. Clearly, the truth is no longer sacred. Students cheat on exams and lie about it. Athletes cheat and lie about it. Countless athletic heroes have turned out to be nothing more than puffy-faced steroid users who have pumped themselves up with illicit drugs.
It turns out we couldn’t even trust Lance Armstrong, who pulled on our heartstrings as a survivor of testicular cancer capable of winning countless bicycle races. People steal other people’s creativity and peddle pirated movies and pirated music boldly on our streets. Switch on the television or open the newspapers and sometimes it seems like the whole world is involved in a conspiracy to spread lies.
The last straw for me was a recent story on the People’s Park of Luohe in the Chinese province of Henan, where a zoo decided to dress a dog up as an African lion and put it on display for spectators. I thought that lion looked suspicious, but then I have a dog that looks like a tiger, so what do I know?
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