If you want to keep me ignorant, enslaved, and captive, lie to me.
See, this is a new way to look at an old principle.
If the truth sets you free, what do lies do?
It follows that lies enslave us.
I don’t know about you, buy many times I have bought some lie that has held me down.
This sound familiar?
If I get rich, I will be happy. I just need that income, and house, and car, and then, I could finally relax.
This is a pernicious lie that enslaves you to chase something that means nothing in the long-run.
The problem is that sometimes, it’s not so easy for everyone to tell the difference between truths and lies.
Sometimes, the issue is confirmation bias.
For you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” Those are probably the most famous words ever spoken on the subject of truth. Most of us accept that particular sentence at face value. It certainly resonates with our spirit. It just feels right. But what does it mean, really? And have you ever contemplated the meaning that comes to light by inverting this principle? If it is correct that “you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free,” then is it possible that if you don’t know the truth, its absence can place you in bondage?
-Andy Andrews, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?