According to Wikipedia, the notion of a “noble lie” originated with Plato in The Republic, and is defined as a myth or false statement “typically of religious nature, knowingly propagated by an elite to maintain social harmony or advance an agenda.”
Today’s “elites” are trying to advance an agenda, alright. And they certainly expect their every statement to be treated as gospel handed down by a deity – as nonbelievers discover when we dare to point out how much the elites lie and how often.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institutes for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the U.S.’s “COVID czar” for the past two-plus years has made something of a habit of lying for what he claims are beneficent reasons. When the virus first hit our shores, Fauci stated that wearing masks did nothing to stop the spread of the disease. Later, he insisted that the public should wear masks, claiming that “the science had changed.” When the evident absurdity of that statement was challenged (the “science” had not “changed” at all), Fauci admitted that he lied to the public to prevent a shortage of masks for health professionals.
He lied again when asked what percent of the U.S. population needed to be