Personal Narrative: The Man Of Deception

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Man of Deception

I was at a gathering with some of my Christian brothers and sisters. We were discussing politics. It was clear the group was not found of Donald Trump, but they loathed Hillary Clinton. I said in a solemn tone, “There has been a significant rise of deception and falsehood that has taken place in our culture in the last few months. People are losing either their ability and/or desire to separate truth from fiction. This is just the beginning. It’s going to get worse in the coming days.” Somebody, perhaps sensing I was referring to Trump, spoke up saying, “It’s been that way for a long time. It was just as bad when Bill Clinton was in office.” (She proved my point.) No — It was not just as bad. When he lied about his affair with Monica Lewinski, the country was outraged. The man was subject to impeachment proceedings because of a single lie. Donald Trump’s lies are so commonplace they have become almost endearing to the public; almost, “cute”. Trump makes Bill Clinton look like a choir boy. Both were philanderers. With Clinton, it was
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When I was a kid, I used to love to watch the TV show, Lost in Space. Oddly, the episode called, “The Golden Man” (aired in 1966), is a great analogy for the above truth. If you are at all familiar with the show, you know the character, Dr. Zachary Smith. He is the spineless troublemaker. While marooned on some planet, two aliens — in separate ships — land on their planet. They are battling each other. The swanky Golden Man comes off so charmingly; seducing the support of the gullible Dr. Smith against his rival alien, the Frog Man. In the end, Dr. Smith betrays the Frog Man, providing the opponent with weapons, only to find out that he is actually a grotesque evil-looking creature in disguise. His preoccupation with the bizarre looking Frog Man took Smith’s focus off of the crafty and subtle alien he should have been watching — the Golden Man. From art goeth
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