They lie, lie and lie again

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Trump’s pres­i­dency

Facts. They are what they are. Al­ter­na­tive facts — well, they are lies. With Don­ald Trump, Kellyanne Con­way and their ilk, we are faced with the trou­bling real­ity of deal­ing with peo­ple who are patho­log­i­cal liars. Truth, facts, these have no place in their uni­verse. In­stead, they lie. Eas­ily, like a re­flex. And if they are caught in a lie, they just tell an­other lie, ad in­fini­tum. Try­ing to en­gage with them be­comes a shell game, and makes you think your head is go­ing to ex­plode. And won­der if you are the mad one. While they just smile, or sneer, and tell an­other lie.

When peo­ple like this are placed in po­si­tions of power, ev­ery­one in their sphere suf­fers. They are usu­ally bul­lies, which helps them op­er­ate in their twisted uni­verse. Don’t dare chal­lenge them. If you’ve ever worked with some­one like this, you know how toxic, de­flat­ing, de­press­ing and sur­real an en­vi­ron­ment is cre­ated in the work­place. When peo­ple like this are run­ning the most pow­er­ful coun­try in the world, it’s go­ing to be ter­ri­fy­ing. And we will all suf­fer, Amer­i­can or not. Ken Durkacz, Hamil­ton

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