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Why Do People Believe Lies?

Updated on November 23, 2014

Lies, Liars And Misinformation

Down, down dowm! Down in a whirlwind of tranquility and on, On through the peaceful knowing of sleep where the senses spin in a whirlpool and there is no turning back. There can be no answer to the voice that calls as on and on the senses pass. Beyond the range of sound, the sense of sight and of all knowing. Time is the road being travelled and on it goes. Forward to Eternity and backwards to infinity.

These words are part of something I once wrote to describe the feeling of death. However this is exactly how many in the world are sinking into a state of oblivion through drugs and being conditioned to think. They believe in the fanciful, ridiculous notions told to them by others and they are too confused mentally to work out the truth. Everything is so caught up in the cyclonic mass of lies, confusion and drugs that to take one part of it away is impossible. The strength of the overall force is too great to break anything away.

So they are in a spiral downwards and they are killing the world and everything in it because of what they have been taught to believe. Nothing makes any sense in their lives except following their leaders and the lies being told them. What they don't realise is that the majority are living in death everyday through lies they believe in. Take your mind on a trip with me and consider the points raised in this work for none of it is fiction.

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Brazilian Indian Village
Brazilian Indian Village

Belief in Lies and the Pain That Follows

On July 31st 2012, a television documentary on Australian television showed a group of Indians living in the northern Andes around the Amazon River. They are a people who are self-sufficient with behaviour that comprises traditions and survival tactics stretching back probably thousands of years. While they appear to our eyes to be backward and primitive they can, in fact, teach us a great deal about the way we should be living. (The animated images are not of these people but an artist's version of tribal type men).

They are not obese or suffering from disease like cancer or diabetes. They are strong and they survive without hospitals, doctors, churches, religion and elected governments. They do not deride or make fun of others, such as we do in the west. They have no ambitions to fly to the moon or even to travel to see the rest of the world. In fact, they cannot even count and yet they are happy and living a great lifestyle within their little communities.

Children as young as nine and ten years of age are able to help construct houses out of the forest using nothing more than twigs and ropes with leaves for a roof. There are no bricks and mortar, no nails or chainsaws and yet what these people build here will last some 20 odd years and withstand whatever weather, flood or earthquake events are thrown at them. They don't have mortgages on land or houses and if they need to move they simply build new dwellings.

Grouped in a large circle these shacks are comfortable and provide more than acccomodation. They allow for neighbours to be part of every family. There are no squabbles, no jealousy, bullying or killing of each other, no alcohol or drug problems and no bosses to please. There is also no pollution of any description and the people leave no footprint on the earth when they leave it.

This simple lifestyle is part of every human's heritage but we in other societies chose to make it all wrong. We desired to follow the liars and to go after the luxuries and dreams of those who would have us work as slaves to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Of our own free will we entered the spiral and are caught in the downward draft from which escape is pratically impossible.

Who is Better Off?

Is it us in the modern world or them in their jungle?

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The Lies and the People

Elder of the Brazilian Tribe Rikbaktsa
Elder of the Brazilian Tribe Rikbaktsa

Liars Defeat People

No one is immune

Tribes living in peaceful societies do not expect invasions by westerners who seek riches and fame for themselves or foreign kings, Individuals among them do not own land or houses but occupy the territory they claim as their own in a way that we in western societies find it difficult to come to grips with. The Brazilian people of the Amazon have survived for thousands of years in a way that demonstrates how white man's greed is wiping them and all of us out.

Their habitat is changing as the Amazon Rain Forest is disappearing and the river is being polluted with oil and other contaminants. White men have arrived with bibles and behaviour adhered to some religious lies so their ways are being destroyed as they are themselves. The bottom line is money and that's all the invaders are about. These indigenous people are simple folk but they are already richer beyond imagination because they are not yet slaves to western ideals.

When Vasco Da Gama and others first set foot in this region they wiped out thousands of innocent victims who had the misfortune to come into contact with them. The ones who survived were deep in the jungle and unreachable and it is those who are not being targeted. They were protected from white man's diseases and grab for money but that is changing because the forest is disappearing.

Go back a few centuries and what is happening here is what happened in the West. People bombarded with lies left their old ways to take up the dreams presented to them by those who needed slaves to their cause, This is happening now all over. Everywhere people are encouraged to aim higher, work harder, dream longer and what happens in the end?

They become so frustrated and confused at their lack of progress in the world of wealth that it is easy to turn to drugs, easier to steal and much easier to lie their heads off to get their own way. Females may turn to or be forced into prostitution as their only way of survival.

There are wonderful documentaries on television showing how people fall for the big cons. One show is called 'Banged Up Abroad' and. In a recently televised case a young woman went to Nigeria while on holiday in Africa, Influenced by criminals she went to Peru to retrieve a package for them. Once there she was taken in hand by a man whose name she still does not know except that she called him uncle, He looked after her for six months before presenting a ticket and telling her she must go to Paris.

Believing and trusting him she obeyed but was seized at the airport by customs. In fact she was what is known as a 'fall-guy'. She was betrayed by 'uncle' so that the Peruvian police could look good. When they get a trafficker and a large amount of drugs the heat is off them as they are seen to do their job. They then leave the 'big fish' alone. She was sentenced to 14 years for trafficking and mass murder.

The facts are that people do not see drugs as weapons, but they are. Users are at risk of death, brain damage and social trauma. They may become ostracised and virtually useless to a community that shuns them. Drugs are a weapon for terrorism as young people are destroyed when addicted thus bringing down the integrity of a country. When politicians, law enforcers, custom officers and others are in the pay of a drug syndicate there is no way of stopping the inflow of drugs into the population.

The same goes for alcohol and gambling but governments do nothing, Along with prostitution the Australian governments, Federal and States, reap massive benefits in tax from businesses who serve these deadly cocktails of vice. Children are abused and murdered by addicts, homes are destroyed and families break up and still these things are allowed to continue. The Vice Squad catches an occasional gang of drug importers but that just appeases the community and allows for their reputation to be maintained.

Drugs, alcohol, gambling and the pursuit of money are all based on lies. The world is ripping apart under the strain and still nothing is done to curb it. So why do people believe in these lies? The girl in jail is only one of many thousands of mules caught up around the world. They leave their homes, families and often their jobs for the promise of a better future with money. They care nothing that what they are doing is illegal and that many will die as a result of their behaviour, So I ask again WHY?

Why Does This Happen?

Perhaps doctors are to blame for some of these problems. Should they, therefore, prescribe narcotics for severe pain or just let patients suffer? This is a hard one but maybe they need to take a better look at what they are doing with drugs.

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Drugs and Alcohol

Addiction can start from a very young age and may be learned behaviour, If a parent or carer is an addict chances are the child will become one as well. There are also social pressures which the young find hard to escape. The main one is peer pressure. That really is a source of hefty monkeys on a teenager's back

In teenage years what your friends do matters and if you want to be included in their activities then you have to partake in their pleasures. The price of doing otherwise may be too great to withstand. This is what may lead to bullying, suicide and murder. But the whole of society is into alcohol and drug addiction in one form or another - so how does one escape it.

Parties are built around alcohol and fun. Having more fun can involve the party drugs or other things. These days kids want to be seen to be drunk and they have no shame. Under the influence they are capable of just about anything. Whatever form of entertainment or sport is engaged in these days there is alcohol involved. Even at the Olympics sporting heroes celebrated at the pubs and by drinking alcohol, usually in the form of champagne,

Alcohol is big business, especially in Almost Western societies. Drinking is encouraged at just about every venue and punters at race meeting are often so drunk on leaving the racecourses that they can hardly stagger out of the place. Gambling casinos and clubs rely on alcohol to stupefy patrons enough so they forget about how much money they are putting into the machines or losing at the gaming tables.

There is no incentive to avoid alcohol and when the addiction kicks in so do all the major problems. Alcoholics frequently lose their family, homes, jobs, careers and end up homeless as so-called wineos on the streets. That is not to say that all homeless people are alcoholics or drug addicts but a high percentage are.

Before they have a chance at life many young men and women are so addicted and destroyed that demons are chasing them. They are of little use to themselves or others. The governments, however, do nothing to change the pattern.

Many are also dead!. Teenagers are being murdered by other teenagers as happened recently when an eighteen year old was king-hit by a perfect stranger, a nineteen year old male, in King's Cross in Sydney. This followed the death of another young man who was stabbed by teenagers in Parramatta, He died at the scene. One of the assailants was a fifteen year old girl. The crimes attributable to alcohol are many and varied but the lies and cover up continues as does the flow of the stuff.

The Effects of Alcohol

Down, Down, Down

This lens opened with a piece about the sinking into oblivion where nothing can interfere with the spiral of decline and arrival of death. Humans dice with death in so many ways as though they are on a suicide mission within their brains. It is often the case that nothing others say can stop them or turn them from the path to destruction.

They reach out for help but slip past the ledges that may catch them if they would but reach out and seek the support offered by so many, including charities and professional people. Governments are elected to carry out the will of the people and if they fail to do that they are voted out. But what government is brave enough, considerate and willing to risk being overturned by people who don't want good legislation. The money makers, destroyers and complacent among us only want their lifestyle maintained. They will not see reason or opportunity in their own futures let alone those of others.

That is where lies are twisted into truth and people go along with them for the sake of their own so called rights. In recent times there have been mass shootings in public places in the USA and elsewhere with considerable loss of life. In Australia the government immediately changed gun laws to prevent it happening again after the Port Arthur massacre. But other legislators are not able to do the same.

People believe the lies of those around them, particularly politicians and they go along with activities that lead to all types of anti-social and anti-health consequences. Domestic violence rages on, people die on roads and outside of clubs and pubs, gamblers lose their homes, families and careers and nothing is done. The voters will still vote for the one who makes the biggest promises, who says what they want to hear rather than what is good for the country and everyone is trapped in the spiral of their own doing.

How many times have you heard that in order to 'have a life' you have to get drunk? Or that throwing parties is a great way to entertain oneself? It doesn't seem to matter that parties are an excuse for a booze up and other things that can even lead to death.

Most will not lift a finger to help their neighbour or even a friend and certainly the help that should be available for loved ones is often beyond reach. John F Kennedy in his inauguration speech said: "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country."

This message resonates with me and should do for any good citizen. Instead of believing in lies it would be in our interests to seek out the facts and try to overturn the rubbish that is destroying us from the roots up. Alcohol, drugs, overpopulation, climate change and global warming will end up killing everyone and it is only people that have the ability to say ENOUGH that can make a difference.

What Would You Do?

Would you vote for a government who promised to curb alcohol sales?

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Do You Encourage Your Children?

to drink?

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Some Sobering Statistics.

The following statistics were derived from this report:

"In 2008, 11,773 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. These alcohol impaired- driving fatalities accounted for 32 per cent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States; and represented an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 45 minutes. Traffic fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes fell by nearly 10 per cent, from 13,041 in 2007 to 11,773 in 2008.

Drivers are considered to be alcohol-impaired when their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher.12

Over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2008. This represents less than one per cent of the 159 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving in the U.S. each year. Of the 1,347 children age 14 and younger were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2008, 216 (16 per cent) of these fatalities occurred in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Children riding in vehicles with drivers who have a BAC level of .08 or higher accounted for nearly half (99) of these deaths."

These figures are only available for alcohol while drug related deaths and injuries have not been calculated along these lines.

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    • junecampbell profile image

      June Campbell 

      4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Interesting lens.

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      5 years ago

      Informative article to me rather than a quiz lens. Nice way of getting your point out with fun passing time. Facing the truth is not always easy...

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      The statistics are always so shocking! I was intrigued by the title of this article. Why do people believe lies? I've always believed it was about escaping reality, pain, responsibilities, etc. When I consider the addictiveness, it becomes a little clearer that there is a loss of control. The addiction takes over. As always, your article made me think.


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