Let’s learn the language and use it appropriately. Let’s call out those that are put before us for who they are: deceivers. Let’s label them as such.
Perhaps we can create a graphic and build a hall of fame like board. Another spreadsheet perhaps?
Maybe we need to start a new feature: deceiver of the day.
I changed the previous post’s title to reflect what I really think of people like James Woods. Sure he’s an actor playing a part, but to come out and bold-face lie about a fictitious character is pure deceit and quite evil.
The intent to deliberately fool people in such a calculated way really bothers me, and it should bother you too.
v. de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing, de·ceives
1. To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
2. Archaic To catch by guile; ensnare.
1. To practice deceit.
2. To give a false impression: appearances can deceive.
[Middle English deceiven, from Old French deceveir, from Vulgar Latin *dcipre, from Latin dcipere, to ensnare, deceive : d-, de- + capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]