A Tangled Web

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:56

O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive! I know, there is a typo here and the phrase can be considered grammatically incorrect, but it was penned this way by Walter Scott - Author of Ivanhoe.

When anyone tries to deceive another, by lying or making up stories, they will make a mess of the deception. Once you tell a lie, then you will have to make up more lies to support the first lie, and then, even more, lies to support the other lies, and in the end, you have a messy situation.

Walter Scott said that when you tell lies or act in a dishonest way you create problems and complications which you cannot control.

Actions speak louder than words. The phrase dates back to 1628. It was first used in the USA by Abraham Lincoln in 1856: 'Actions speak louder than words' is the maxim; and, if true, the South now distinctly says to the North, 'Give us the measures, you take the men.'

How do some people make pledges they have no intention of completing? They say love many times, but until they show it, others will never believe it.

Why does O stay quiet while T attempts to destroy his legacy? Why has he mostly refrained from commenting on politics?

O is a younger thin guy, who has been described as physically and mentally fit, who is also considered to be smart by those who know him and won The Nobel Peace Prize during his first year in office.

T is an unfit older man which experts claim is mentally ill. He's been described as a moron by those who know him and has a pricey pee dossier pressing over his head during his first year in office.