Liar or socialist?
Posted by Professor Mockumental
What’s the distinction between a liar and a socialist?
The former conceals “that he is attempting to lead us away from a correct apprehension of reality,” whereas the latter conceals that he is not interested in reality at all. The socialist “does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.”
This thought was inspired by the great Evgeny Morozov take-down article, The Naked and the TED.