Aside from a painful truth withheld out of sincere kindness, there is no such thing as an innocuous falsehood.
Every bogus promise and denial of reality, no matter how comforting it might seem, always has a price to pay…
And somebody will pay… if not we in this lifetime, then countless innocent victims for generations to come.
Like a festering wound, a contagious virus, a choking vine… each and every falsehood infects and spreads… poisoning, crippling, strangling, blinding far and wide… crowding out the truth and driving us deeper and deeper into confusion… deeper and deeper into isolation… rendering us strangers not just to each other, but to our very selves.
And so it goes… day after day after day… engulfing us all in a turbulent sea of ignorance, superstition, anxiety, poverty, corruption, hypocrisy, exploitation, disease, bigotry, scapegoating, depression, fear, violence, and loneliness… all conspiring as so many vicious causes and effects of each other… and condemning us all to the consequences of scientific and moral imbecility… not to mention the tragedy of so many precious lives unlived.