Of Lies and Deceit

“There! You see!” said the Ape. “It’s all arranged. And for all your own good. We’ll be able, with the money you earn, to make Narnia a country worth living in. There’ll be oranges and bananas pouring in-and roads and big cities and schools and offices and whips and muzzles and saddles and cages and kennels and prisons-Oh, everything.”

In The Last Battle, by C.S. Lewis, an ape poses as an imposter trying to convince the people that what is wrong is right. He sounds like a leader I know of today who poses lies as truth.

Sometimes, fantasy isn’t that far from reality.

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6 comments

  1. And here comes Humpty Dumpty, whistling down the same road:

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master – – that's all.”

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