Lying has a cost.
It always does.
Business, political, and personal; deception has victims.
In businesses working with Human Resources, we have companies use a short Questionnaire with general, open ended questions which allow the applicants to talk about themselves, and why they would be good for the company, without pressure or influence from the Interviewer.
Those who are deceptive pose a statistical risk to the company, including not only theft but fraudulent claims against the company. By discerning the deceptive applicants, the company is free to hire the best and brightest, while weeding out those with agenda other than earning money, building a resume and having the satisfaction of a job well done.
We must hear certain elements within the applicant's language that will protect the company. Among the specified elements is:
We must hear that the job applicant has human empathy for victims of lying and deception. We design questions to learn: Does the applicant view companies as people, and not faceless corporations with endless money? Or, is there an impersonal view that might, in the most subtle of ways, justify theft or fraudulent claims.
Lying has a cost and it has victims.
Last month, French President Francois Hollande ridiculed the idea that the massive numbers of Muslim migrants entering his country were any kind of threat.
Remember: Two words used to stop honest debate: "hate" and "phobia." Here, Hollande uses the same theme:
“Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare,”
He not only lied, but assigned motive to those who opposed him.
This lie certainly had a steep cost.
“Those who argue that we are being invaded are manipulators and falsifiers, who do this only for political reasons, to scare."
It was not simply to refute the claim of ISIS to use migrants to invade France, but to claim those who disagree with his immigration policy are "manipulators" and 'liars.'
For Angela Merkel, those who disagree with her policy are both incapable of morality, but suffer from irrational fear, with the inability to heard as citizens due to this moral and mental handicap.
They are "hateful, right wing Nazis" who suffer from "xenophobia" and "islamophobia", rather than simply be German citizens who disagree with her.