THE FAILED BOOK OF ATHENIAN TRUTH, THE SUCCESSFUL BOOK OF JERUSALEM’S LIES
(The Stoics Were Right: Jehova Is The Devil) (trigger warning) (ouch)
The Greeks tried and only partly succeeded in creating a discipline of truth telling.
The Hebrews succeeded in creating an training manual in deception, written using the very technique of deception that they wished to promote.
The first great deception was monotheism: Moses restatement of Ramses’ monotheism, and Abraham’s use of Babylonian absolutism.
The second great deception was pseudoscience: Boaz, Marx, Freud, Cantor, Mises, The Frankfurt School and Critique, Rothbard and Rand, Strauss’s neoconservatism, Chomsky.
These techniques of deception work by the same mechanism: half truth, desirable falsehood, suggestion appealing to altruism, and loading, framing, overloading, and propagandizing by heaping undue praise on the falsehood while heaping straw man criticisms on the truth.
It took others a few decades to identify the vulnerability. It took me a few years to understand the technique and find a means of exposing it to analytic criticism.
But now it’s pretty clear that the ancient battle between western science and middle eastern mysticism is merely the battle between the art of truth telling and the art of lying.
It is far more profitable to lie than speak the truth. Especially in a land where everyone speaks the truth.
If for no other reason than it is cheaper and faster to diligently construct desirable falsehoods than unpleasant truths.
Just as the common law evolves only in response to innovations in parasitism; just as science evolves only by the falsification of theories; so does truth telling evolve only by the incremental suppression of lying.
This should be clear enough for an individual with a Bachelors degree in a STEM discipline to follow.
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