Generational lies have consequences. American’s have been wondering since 2016, how did trump get elected, aside from Russian interference and the Electoral College. For the past, hundred or so years, parents have been lying to their children. And those lies are passed on to the next generation.
The greatest lie ever told to a child by his/her parent is the Santa Claus lie. You were told as a child that this jolly white guy would be bringing your Christmas gifts, and you had to go to bed early. Some parents told their children that Santa would enter via the chimney. And for those kids that didn’t have a chimney, they never questioned how this jolly white guy would deliver. And this Santa Claus lie is perpetuated by teachers, police officers, even mainstream media assists.
Other generational lies are the Easter bunny, and the Tooth Fairy. Why do parents continue to lie to their children? Why can’t parents be honest and tell their children they are responsible for getting those toys for Christmas or putting that quarter under the pillow for the tooth that fell out or all that junk candy in the basket on Easter Sunday?
How about the Oscar-winning lie – the three wise men presenting their gifts to a “child in the manger”? EVERY religious entity tells that lie and reinforces it with the nativity scene. When the wise men finally saw Christ, he was a “young child” not some “baby in a manger”.
For decades lies have been engrained into the subconscious of America. When trump appeared and began to lie daily, it was easy to believe him because America had been taught to accept lies. So the next time you are asked how did we get to this point in America, just answer with “generational lies”.
This is my Thought for the Day.