One Lie, One Nation Under Siege

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

When does a lie become an obsession? When does a fixation on machinations replace veracity and reality?


By Al Garcia

When does a lie become an obsession?  When does a fixation on machinations replace veracity and reality?

It is when ordinary men and women begin to doubt the authenticity of their worth, when they begin to lose their self-respect, and when they are blinded by the audacity and guile of denial of the obvious, the observable, the irrefutable and the undisputable. 

We have become obsessed with the reality of delusion and illusion, and consumed by the idea that truths and facts can be fabricated and concocted to fit a moment in time, or to achieve a consequential end, without consequence or shame. 

We have become a nation of distraction, of disruption and obstruction.  A nation of concocted commotions, brazen coercions and extortions, and conflicted emotions and devotions. 

We have become one lie, one nation under siege.  We have become an obsession without a cause, a confliction of conspiracies, and an infection and infliction that threatens the legacy of heroes and the heritage of hope and of great expectations.

Submitted: December 01, 2021

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dewey green

Brilliant, well said my friend!
I just read a posting of another mate online, a retired military man,
whose wife has cancer, being kicked out of their house. They both were unable to work because of the pandemic, and because of their age are constantly passed over for employment. They're now homeless with two dogs. And no hotel will take them because they have's 34° tonight...where is the Humanity?

Thu, December 2nd, 2021 3:05am


It hurts me deep inside when I hear stories like this, while the idiots in power enjoy themselves at our expense. It is so hard to feel unheard, unwanted and unseen.

Wed, December 1st, 2021 7:11pm

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