Truth is inherent power.
And, one who manipulates or misrepresents it is a tyrant.
Such a creature recognizes that by lying, or misrepresenting facts, one can exert limited control over another’s perception of reality.
Those who need to control others’ perceptions of reality seek to use them, in some way. Perhaps minions are sought, to do bidding, as delegates or constituents. Perhaps the tyrant needs to hide nefarious actions by cloaking them in deceit. But, in every case, the liar assumes power because, in the mind of the used, truth is taken captive.
However, truth is also omniscient and omnipresent.
While one may seize upon another’s apprehension of it, truth transcends perception.
In spite of the actions of one tyrant, what is real is known to reveal of its own volition.
This could be argued as evidence of a higher power. Many name God.
Don’t lie to me. My trust is in Truth. As such, I am impermeable.
I am your tyrant.
© 3/26/19 Ruth Ann Scanzillo. All rights those of the author, whose truth it is, and whose name appears above this line. Tell it.