Given the stuff going on in the political world, I’ve been trying to make sense of when it seems to be okay to lie and when it’s not. Recently we’ve been told that what Scooter Libby did by lying under oath was “No Big Deal.” However, when Clinton lied to keep from admitting to having an affair, lying was “Not Okay–EVER.”
What I take from this is the following:
- It is okay to lie if your followers will stand up and say it’s okay.
- It is not okay to lie if the press doesn’t like you
- How okay the lie is, depends upon whether you like the person or not.
- It’s better to be liked than to be honest.
Fortunately, I’m a wonderful Siamese and everyone loves me. It’s also fortunate that I’m pretty up front about what I’m thinking and I leave no one in doubt. This means that while I might flip flop on my favorite canned foods, my favorite sleeping place and whether or not I can tolerate the human male, I never lie about it. I certainly don’t lie under oath.