There was a moment in the 1980s when I felt an overnight energetic shift in how the younger, coming-of-age generation perceived lying in the media. It dealt specifically in how “truth in advertising” was suddenly and consciously questioned and then disbelieved. I became aware of the lies that advertisers were presenting in ways that I hadn’t noticed before. Then I watched as, over decades, lying became more and more commonplace not just in advertising, but in how we see the world.
Let’s go back to what started the change in how we accept lying as standard now – the “modern” awakening in the 1950s. Obviously, there was a whole system of lies before the 50s – the lies that the Piscean Age mentality used to keep people in their place, such as “Black people are inherently stupid” and “cigarettes are good for you”. Read More