You know what would make me extremely happy? If honesty was a virus. If just by being around someone who was honest, you in turn, became honest. Even if you were the biggest lying sack of shit in the manure pile, ten minutes next to an honest man (or woman), would convert you, until time everlasting, into an honest person.
Just think about that for a second. No lies means few wars. Lets face it, if world leaders could take a threat seriously, who’d want to push another country into a corner. Politicians would be the first I’d infect if I had the truth virus. Can you imagine Bush telling the truth? Or Kerry? With a truth virus, chances are we wouldn’t need politicians actually. Everyone would just know to trust each other, because lies would be almost non-existant. No lies about why we’re going to war. No lies about whether or not you inhaled. No lies about whether or not you’re banging the plump intern like a spike through a two-by-four.
Unfortunately, I don’t think the world is ready for a truth virus. How many of you ladies want an answer to the centuries old question, “Do I look fat in these pants?” How many of you gentlemen really want to know if size matters? Few, if any of us, are capable of looking the truth dead in the eye and saying, “Thank you for your honesty!”
Above this post, in the banner for my blog, you will always find a quote about truth because it is something that I struggle with every day. I want to be honest with people and the fact that I often speak my mind, as honestly as I can, I often hurt people. For myself, I prefer the truth. Cold, hard, sharp and sometimes painful, I prefer to know the truth. Maybe I’m like Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men, because, “I want the truth!”
The rest of the world seems hell-bent to play the role of Jack Nicholson, screaming in my innocent, pious face, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” The world is filled by people who have turned lying into entertainment!
Well, America… It’s time we found a way to handle it and subsequently, demand it. Who’s with me?