Overt or subtle, it’s all the same. A lie is a lie, and the truth is the truth (absolute opposites). It is a white hot issue, especially in the current climate of corporations, politics, world order and the influence on our individual freedoms.

Who can or will you trust? It is a vital decision.

If lying is a deliberate leadership strategy, why is it not more scrutinized, identified and consequential than is appears to be? Are some leaders taking advantage of our individual apathy, denial and complacency to the point of a subtle confiscation our liberties?

As a line extension of this dilemma, here is a short list of how many ways this MO (modus operandi) can influence you.

40 Synonyms for “Lie”

1. Bluff: a statement intended to deceive or confuse

2. Canard: an unsubstantiated story or report

3. Deceit: a deceptive statement

4. Deception: A statement or action intended to mislead

5. Distortion: a deviation from the true meaning, or an overstatement of proportion

6. Equivocation: a misleading or confusing statement

7. Exaggeration: an overstatement or overemphasis

8. Fable: a fictitious statement or story

9. Fabrication: a made-up fact or incident

10. Fairy tale: a misleading story, especially a simplistic one

11. Fallacy: a deceptive, erroneous statement or a false idea or a flawed argument

12. Falsehood: something untrue or inaccurate

13. Falsification: an alteration of facts in order to deceive

14. Falsity (see falsehood)

15. Fib: a small, simple or transparent lie

16. Fiction: a man-made invented statement or story

17. Half-truth: a statement with some basis in truth that nevertheless serves to deceive

18. Humbug: a false, deceptive, or nonsensical statement

19. Invention: a statement crafted to deceive

20. Jive: a deceptive, insincere, or nonsensical statement

21. Libel: a written or similarly presented lie that defames another person

23. Mendacity: an act of lying

23. Misconception: a poor understanding, perhaps deliberate, of the facts

24. Misinformation: a purported fact presented with the intent to deceive

25. Misinterpretation: a deviation from the facts or from a reasonable analysis of them

26. Misreport: an inaccurate account

27. Misrepresentation: an erroneous, deceptive or unfair interpretation of facts

28. Misstatement: an inaccurate or erroneous comment

29. Myth: a perpetuated notion, belief, or tradition that is doubtful and unfounded

30. Obliquity: a deviation from the truth to conceal or confuse

31. Perjury: a lie presented under oath

32. Pose: a false or deceptive position or self-representation

33. Pretense: an unsupported claim, an insincere purpose or false intention

34. Prevarication: a deviation from the truth

35. Slander: an injuriously false statement about a another person

36. Story: a lie, or a rumor

37. Tale: a false representation

38. Taradiddle: nonsense (also, see fib)

39. Untruth: an absolute deviation from truth or the facts

40. Whopper: an outsized lie

 Full article Posted: December 30, 2011

Original Post: 40 Synonyms for “Lie”


And then there is this Biblical advice:

Pro 14:5

A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness will utter lies.

1John 2:21

I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

The obvious questions to this brand of leadership:

Are these perpetrators self delusional, or do they divert that their actual documented “on platform” evidence is edited and altered, and therefore invalid or it never took place. 

With the techno-capacity for individuals to discover, conduct due diligence and search for truth, do these leaders still believe that info-mining is what it was only 5 years ago? Hello iPad/iPhone with apps.

How deep does it run with these villains? Is it to the point where trust/believability is completely gone in all other fronts?

If this is a legitimate leadership strategy, then truth becomes relative and ultimately meaningless…and this track of leadership can lead to chaos, disorder and confusion. This is where herd mentality breeds (see: https://zilliondollarthinking.com/discovery/will-you-join-a-herd/).

In all, this is a dangerous and growing crisis of integrity.

Author’s Note:

As a counter strategy, should we adopt at least a screen, filter or baseline (of believability) for these perpetrators? Our future may depend on it?

See “The Believability Quotient:”


Adjusted slogan and potential mantra:

 “Lie to me once, shame on you…lie to me twice, shame on me.”