There's an infuriating story from The Hiding Place in which Righteous Gentile, Corrie ten Boom, relates how her always-tell-the-truth niece betrayed the Jews she was hiding in her cellar because she valued telling the truth, even to Nazis, above protecting the precious people who had trusted her with their lives.
That chapter of The Hiding Place always made me furious.
Yes, lying is wrong. Yes, it's against the Ten Commandments. Yes, our word should be impeccable.
But when evil people demand information from us that we know they intend to use for evil...screw 'em!!! That's our cue to lie like rugs. General Michael Flynn did it so beautifully this morning, he should be our model.
Why would Michael Flynn, Mr. Where-We-Go-One-We-Go-All himself, the hero of the Jericho March be so casually dismissive about the very thing upon which we've all pinned our hopes!?! His name is mentioned in fifty-four Q posts, starting with #14 way back on October 31, 2017. So why the casual la-de-da attitude now!?!
Fanning myself, I read down the comments under the video hoping to find enlightenment. One anonymous soul posted simply, "Please read The Art of War." Oooooh. “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” Gotcha. “Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Message received.
I should've known better. This is the same Mike Flynn who said, "The Advantage...in war goes to the competitor...that does not broadcast his game plan."
Hot flash over.
But make no mistake: we are at war.
These are Evil People we're dealing with. In the past, when the power of President Trump's goodness resided in the White House, Evil pretended to play nicely in the sandbox. At least it smiled charmingly while it plunged in the dagger.
It made elaborate excuses for its actions. Baffled us with intellectual sounding word salad. Evil and Good managed to co-exist, more or less peacefully, smiling through gritted teeth at each other while politely dancing a sick pas de deux.
This time it's different. They're not even trying to be subtle. The mask was ripped off and they're doing whatever they damn well please, as fast as they can and to Hell with the Conservatives and their stick-in-the-spokes of morality and ethics and God and the sanctity of human life and all those annoying things.
Their evil is out-of-control. They're even referring to abortion as a Sacrament. A sacrament! Like the Wicked Witch of the West, they're openly reveling in their "beautiful wickedness" even though it obviously makes them miserable people seething with hatred.
Theirs is an upside-down and bass-ackwards world. Everything true of them, they Project onto us. (It's Narcissism 101, baby.) Their philosophy make no sense, their beliefs are illogical and when push comes to shove, what they believe doesn't work in the Real World. Truth will out. (My favorite is the man who walked into a hospital and demanded a Pap Smear, then sued when he didn't get one despite having no pap to smear!! ROTFLMAO!)
When Miss ten Boom's niece told the truth to the Nazis, she became complicit in the Holocaust and it was only by the Grace of God (and a fit of hysterics) that the Nazis did not find the Jews who were in her cellar.
When evil asks for the truth, the righteous thing is to lie your a$$ off. King David did it by acting insane and he was called "A man after God's own heart." Jesus himself...well, He didn't actually lie...He just wouldn't answer the Pharisees' tricksy "gotcha" questions!
When I began blogging in 2016, my husband had just one thing to say about it: "Always tell the truth" and I always have. You can't be sued for defamation when you tell the truth...and yes, I have been threatened. I've had to lawyer up (but if you're a lawyer, please email me! I could use a little more help.) Luckily, I don't have the option of lying because I have a memory like a sieve and a genius for acting guilty when I'm actually innocent. (Cult abuse and trauma will do that to you!)
But General Flynn, on the other hand, spent his career in Military Intelligence. Think about it. He is Righteously Prevaricating when he claims there's no Plan, blah, blah, blah...and more power to him!
We could learn a lot from General Flynn. He's innocent as a dove but wise as a serpent. The evil people are watching and listening even more closely than us and if we think we're desperate to know what's going to happen...imagine how they feel!
Kudos to General Flynn! Prevaricate your a$$ off, sir! My mother always said, "Evil doesn't deserve the truth" and she's so, so right!
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