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When a man has no moral compunction about telling a lie

Reader comment on item: [Hamid Dabashi:] Columbia University's Hysterical Professor

Submitted by V. Thogersen (United States), Dec 1, 2004 at 08:59

How does our culture, based on Judeo-Christian morality of right and wrong deal with this culture whose moral code is based on shame and honor? We are incensed when a person is revealed as a liar; our law has consequences for those who lie under oath; and our culture has the underlying code based on religion: Do not testify falsely! To us, this professor looks foolish (paranoid and schizophrenic?) and we see him as manipulative and self-serving.

I don't know the his mindset very well, but I would guess he thinks he is being pretty smart. To him, lying is just a tactic, justifiable if it restores honor. In his twisted mind, any Jew who speaks against him is the lowest life-form. Countering with vile accusations to the truth might restore his so-called honor in his own mind, but to me it shows him to be deceived and self-deceiving. He has a contorted soul.
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