True lies

A doctor was giving testimony in a court. A lawyer was examining him.

The lawyer asked, “ What did the patient tell you when you decided that it was you who was going to do the autopsy”?

—  What?”

For the second  question the doctor at least had a reply.

“ How did you know that this patient had died?”

“Because I had his brain put in a jar, in a solution, and kept before me in my table”.

Lawyers’ questions can be ridiculous at times,  and the court patiently goes through the procedure of scrutinizing  facts and figures in the quest of finding the truth.

We live in a world where information is readily available.  News is spread faster than wildfire. But how much of what is being popularized  is really true is debatable.  It is not a matter of contention that Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by a man on January 30 , 1948. It is widely reported that Gandhiji had said “Hey Ram” as his final words.  How?  Because the people who were standing closer to Gandhi reported it. What if Gandhi had said something else and these people were not able to truly construe it at that time? What if they just thought that Gandhi had said “Hey Ram” as his final words? What if Gandhi did not say anything ?  What the media reported that day we still believe as true.

A few years back, I was reading the news of the death of a Kerala businessman’s young son in a car accident.  The young son and his cousin was driving a car about 3 ‘o clock in the morning when he lost control of the vehicle and it capsized. The cousin who survived the accident had told the media,  “We were going really slow”.

Nonsense. For me, the cousin was lying blatantly. The accident was caused by a car that had lost control and capsized.  What was the reason? Speed, obviously.

The world’s 99% of the wealth is concentrated on 1% of the people. Even news are paid now.  To sell their ideas and wares these businessmen manipulate everything.  News, events, people, even our own brains. Beware!

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