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It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded.
To the summons of the herald, who demanded his rank, his name, and purpose, the stranger knight answered readily and boldly, ``I am a good knight and noble, come hither to sustain with lance and sword the just and lawful quarrel of this damsel, Rebecca, daughter of Isaac of York; to uphold the doom pronounced against her to be false and truthless, and to defy Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert, as a traitor, murderer, and liar; as I will prove in this field with my body against his, by the aid of God, of Our Lady, and of Monseigneur Saint George, the good knight.''
If you were conscious during the first quarter of 2018, you no doubt were exposed to all sorts of sketchy, skewed, overblown or outright truthless political advertising spewing forth from the Illinois gubernatorial campaign.
It's richly rewarding and accessible to anyone interested in the parallels between our flirtations with truthless fascism and societies that were crushed by totalitarianism.