THE BIG LIE TECHNIQUE TO DECEIVE PEOPLE
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© March 2016, L.D. Wilson Consultants, inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Throughout history, false leaders have used the big lie technique to deceive people. It is important to know how and why it works because it is being used today, in the field of health and in other areas, as well.
WHY THE BIG LIE OFTEN SUCCEEDS
The basis for the big lie technique is interesting. It takes advantage of a very common belief among most people that telling small lies is okay, but telling big lies is not ok and is not done.
Essentially, many people tell little lies about why they cannot go out with friends, or why they are late for appointments, or other rather low-level matters. People even sometimes joke about commonly told lies, such as the student who tells his teacher that “the dog ate my homework”.
At the same time, very few people tell enormous lies. This is really a psychopathology that is much less common. People who tell big lies are called pathological liars, and are usually shunned.
Rogue political and health leaders take advantage of the above facts. The worst among them tell large lies because they know people will not challenge them much because most people believe that no one would tell such huge lies.
Political examples. Adolf Hitler was famous for telling big lies. Just one of the lies he told his people was that all his nation’s problems were the fault of the Jewish people. However, he told many other big lies, and understood how to use the big lie principle very well.
Today, political leaders do similar things. Many blame their nation’s problems on the rich people, for example, or on a previous administration.
Some of them know that government control of health care, welfare, education are corrupt and inefficient, but they still tell the people that they are best for the nation. Their real motives are to increase their own power over the people, but they would never say this because it would give away their strategy.
Social and sexual lies. A common example occurs when a man wants to have sex with a woman, so he tells her “I love you so much.” This is not the truth. However, many women cannot believe anyone would lie about such an important subject, so they believe the man. Many women learn about this lie the hard way.
Health lies. Today, big lies abound in the health field. Many of these are explained in other articles on this website. A few of the most important ones are:
1. That vaccines are a wonderful idea. The facts are quite clear, but our doctors and public health authorities repeat the lie. To read more about this lie, please read Vaccination – A Medical Abomination on this website.
4. That fluoridation of the drinking water is an excellent idea. For more on this topic, please read Water Fluoridation on this site.
6. That coffee enemas are dangerous or harmful. For more on this subject, please read Coffee Enemas on this site.
8. That one can get all of one’s vitamins and minerals from food alone, without a need for supplements. For more on this, please read Why Take Food Supplements on this site.
9. That vegetarian diets are good. For more on this, please read Vegetarian Diets on this site.
10. That chiropractic is not very helpful or dangerous. For more on this topic, please read Chiropractic on this site.
These are just a few examples of lies that are perpetrated by some public health authorities, some doctors, and others. They confuse the public because most people just cannot believe that our health authorities would lie to us about matters of such importance. As a result, they get away with the lies in many cases.
IS IT JUST IGNORANCE?
You may think that the above are not lies as much as they are just based upon ignorance. There is some truth to this. Many doctors, public health officials and media people are brainwashed by their education and perhaps other factors to believe in the lies.
However, in my health research, I repeatedly come across information that leads to a different conclusion. At times, our health authorities know there is a problem, but they “spread the party line” anyway.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ARTICLE
PLEASE know that unscrupulous leaders do tell big lies – and sadly, they often know what they are doing. They tell big lies because they know people will not challenge them as much as if they tell little lies, like most people do.
Do not believe a leader just because you think to yourself “He or she could not possibly be lying about such an important matter because no one would do such a thing”. That is the key to overcoming the tendency to believe the big lies.